How I Created A Day Smokey Makeup Look

I always love wearing a smokey look year round. Sometimes it can be sultry, sometimes it can be edgy but on most days I like to keep it more subtle for day. A smokey look can usually be a challenge for most women. But I have just the right item that you can use when creating a smokey makeup look. So don’t worry it won’t take you long in the morning if you use the following items. So here is my cheat sheet to creating a smokey makeup look that can be worn in the day. Let me know how it work out for you. 

Shadow Shields

First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy in Medium/Deep

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in Deep 66

Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in Deep
L’OREAL PARIS Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

STILA STAY ALL DAY Waterproof Liner In Black

L’OREAL PARIS Voluminous Mascara In Carbon Black
TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude

Kat Von D Contour Palette
If you look close enough on the last picture you’ll see a deer photo bombing me.

Miss My Makeup Studio & Beauty Bar

I remember the first day Tamicha Roberts (my personal assistant) and I found this storefront. It would be my second location makeup store in New Orleans. When we walked in I fell in love without taking two steps. The exposed brick walls, high ceilings, concrete floors, and large windows I knew I had to have all 2400sq ft of it. I didn’t care how much it would cost I just knew that this was going to be mine. Tamicha and I started coming up with ideas, laughing as we each would yell out something fabulous.
I had so many amazing things happen to me there. I worked on many beautiful women of New Orleans as well as celebrities and out-of-towners. I threw many parties and held my most popular in successful Friday Makeup & Martini’s days that its still popular amongst nightclub promoters in New Orleans.
My life has completely changed since August 2005. The last time I saw it I didn’t recognize it. It cost me so much heartache with insurance companies, alarm companies, entergy, etc. but I still miss it & my clientele off 600 plus women. I’ve grown as a makeup artists. been bless to work with so many people, companies, events, TV shows, fashion shows, etc.
This picture of my studio made me stop in smile….Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist!

Danbury Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top,  Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot,  E News,  MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut New York, and New Orleans. She have been hire to do many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

The Perfect Brow on Your Wedding Day

Your eye brow shape can change how the shape of your face looks. Knowing the shape of your face is the first step to creating your most beautiful look. A perfect brow is very important to a bride on her wedding day. It’s the frame of the face and one of the first things everyone looks at.

Before their big day, many brides make appointments to see the “Eyebrow King,” Damone Roberts in Los Angeles. Damone has sculptured the perfect arch on the most beautiful and famous people including Madonna, Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Megan Fox, Vanessa Williams, Mandy Moore, Alicia Keys and Robert Downey Jr. Now, he has made himself accessible to every bride by developing an at-home kit to help women have perfect brows.

His fabulous kit includes everything you need to have world class eyebrows: tweezer, brow shadow, brow highlighter, brow pencil, scissors, brow gel, brow smudge brush, brow angled brush and sharpener. As a bonus Damone has included some of his most useful eyebrow tips as guides. If you want to create the perfect frame, this kit is a must.
Written by Brandy Gomez-Duplesssi
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Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently lives in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York this fall. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine in the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. You can read more of her work on Anti-Bride and Destination I Do Bridal Magazine. She will be in New York working Fashion Night Out & Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.