Lots of Makeup Talk on the last day at Essence Music Festival

Last day of The Essence Music Festival and my most busiest day but so many amazing highlights all weekend. Besides getting Donna Richardson Joyner ready and the morning at her hotel. My first beauty segment in the morning is with Essence Magazine Beauty Editor At Large Tasha Turner. This afternoon only two of the ladies from The R&B Star gets makeup. Radio personality Angela Yee from 105.1fm gets glam for her segments. In Ambush Makeover takes place in the late afternoon with Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams.
By 6pm we (Hairstylist & Owner of BiBi Salon NYC Maisha Teacher) head to the hotel to eat while we get dress because we needed to get Greta Price the winner of Essence Magazine & Pebbles R&B Star performance at the Superdome. We finish up her hair and makeup inside the Saints locker room. Angela Yee gets one more makeup application for the evening and then off to party and enjoy the Essence Music Festival. Inside the Superdome we had our own section to celebrate, what a success Essence Magazine & Essence.com was this year. Now it’s time for the wrap party!!!!

Doing a bold lip with Tasha Tuner
Ambush Makeover with Tia Williams, Maisha Teacher, Crystal & myself
Last beauty segment for the evening
Having a great time with Angela Yee
Last touch up of the evening inside The Saints Locker Room
Enjoying Mary J Blige at The Superdome
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Ambush Makeover with Tia Williams at Essence Music Festival

written by Tia Williams
Welcome to Day Three of ESSENCE Music Festival! To celebrate our last day in New Orleans, we enlisted our celeb glam squad to makeover an unsuspecting festival-goer! Celeb hairstylist Maisha Teacher and A-list makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis gave 28-year-old Crystal the red carpet treatment, complete with sparkly black eyeshadow and a tousled, curly updo. Read the rest here


ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, and Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull, and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

Ambush Makeover during Essence Music Festival

A red carpet event was my inspiration for this makeup application. I wanted Melissa to get a feel of what it was like to get a look that many celebrities have received. Read the entire story here on Essence.com

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ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist in New York and is also a sought after makeup artist in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews,  Angela Bassett, Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball honoring Burberry Angela Ahrendts, world renowned Event Planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning Ceci Johnson, Women of New York, Elan Artists, and The New York Library 100th Anniversary Gala. Brandy recently worked doing makeup at Sundance Film Fest, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull/ Red Bulletin Magazine, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets. _uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Essence.com Ambush Makeover:Yvette

Day 2 Ambush Makeover with Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams. Tia ambushes Essence Music Festival fans with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans. Her glam squad was; Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis from New Orleans and Celebrity Hair Stylist Maisha Teacher from New York.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine

Essence.com Ambush Makeover: Denise

Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com reader Denise  with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Denise had great skin and a face that could wear a bold eyeshadow color. So I gave Denise a bright bold eyeshadow color: GREEN

Essence Music Festival 2010: 2nd Day

Today’s highlight was doing makeup on the amazing award winning actress Victoria Rowell @victoriarowell Not only is she a soap opera icon but an author of “Secrets Of A Soap Opera Diva” and “The Women Who Raised Me” . Victoria also has a single “Stink of Blood with a Pinesol Chasah available on ITUNES. She gave the audience a sample on the Essence Cyber Lounge stage.
Another powerful lady I got to work with was Entrepreneur and author Melissa Dawn Johnson @brandme a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist. She offer so many great tips while on stage so if anyone wants to know how to brand themselves I suggest purchasing her book “Brand Me: Make Your Mark: Turn Passion Into Profit”. Wasn’t able to get pictures with Melissa sometimes it’s hard when working back 2 back, having to clean brushes, in stay on time. But she looked amazing.
First Ambush Makeover of the day
Both Maisha and I being filmed for Essence.com Ambush Makeover
Adding some lashes
The FAB Victoria Rowell after getting a full face of makeup from me. This lady is amazing & skin FLAWLESS/
Backstage with Victoria Rowell…luv luv luv her!
Not only did I enjoy working wit Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams but I was honor to do her makeup as well.
Second Ambush Makeover of the day
Really wanted to give Yvette an amazing makeup look cuz the boyfriend was putting a ring on it…what a great moment.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine
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Essence.com Ambush Makeover:Melissa

Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com readers with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Tia glam squad for the Ambush Makeovers are: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis & Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher.
GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine

Essence Music Festival 2010; 1st Day

Many great moments from filming Ambush Makeover, enjoying @belvedere_vodka
Belvedere VIP Music Lounge, getting ready at @IHhotel International House, dinner at Rambla and of course watching my favorite music artist “JANET JACKSON”.

Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams on the convention center floor taping the Ambush Makeover
Melissa was the first person we Ambushed on the convention center floor
Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher from & I backstage at Essence Music Festival Cyber Lounge
Doing makeup on Nischelle Turner from Essence on EXTRA
Nischelle giving me a hair commercial pose…luv this girl she’s a firecracker
Having dinner at Rambla Restaurant
Leaving the International House @IHhotel heading to the superdome to see Janet Jackson

In the garage where all the Officials Essence Car parked
Ran into one of the most FAB ladies I know n LUV @bevysmith backstage
Belvedere VIP Music Lounge
enjoying a drink in the Belvedere VIP Lounge

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine

Pre Essence Music Festival

 I started my EMF weekend doing makeup on one of the ladies from Essence Magazine. When I was told that Mikki Taylor, Editor-at-Large requested me once again I was ecstatic. She needed makeup for the private reception on Thursday evening. Mikki is an icon, a jet setter, an insightful visionary, an industry leader, a phenomenal woman, and most of all she oozes beauty.
The highlight of the evening was receiving a personal call from Mikki to return back to the hotel. She invited up the penthouse to chat amongst friends. It was one of the best experiences ever.
There have been many times when people will  say to me, “why weren’t you in the club?” or “we didn’t see you backstage”. But where I was that evening,  is where a person in my career should have been and was privileged to be. This is how I kicked off my…ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST
Celebrity Makeup Artist for the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
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