BEAUTY: Spring Forward With Your Makeup

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Here in New York Metro Area we have been experiencing gorgeous spring weather. So it was easy to get in the mood the day of the photo shoot. When CeCi Johnson, Founder of CeCi New York text me that she wanted me to be a part of  CeCiStyle Magazine spring shoot I was elated. Spring, is one of my favorites seasons, beautiful weather and bloomed flowers; some of my favorites are tulips, bleeding hearts, anthurium, and alpinia purpurata.

CeCi managed once again to put together an amazing team of women to create the look. One of my bestie Melissa Paldino worked on hair, Helga Schaefer was the amazing photographer, and her assistant was a twitter friend that I finally got a chance to meet in work with, Andrea Langer.
My makeup palettes and inspiration look 
Just finished mixing foundations and highlighter colors

Giving CeCi a soft brow for this look.

Let the fun begin…luv doing the eyes.

Always a perfectionist on set

 Luv This shot Andrea!!!

Picture from New York Photographer Andrea Langer

Picture from Helga Schaefer

To get this spring makeup look I used the following items: 

*Prep face with Maya Water Facial Mist and L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lip Balm.
*MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation mixed with Benefit High Beam 
*MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural 
*Inglot AMC Eye Shadow Shine #26
*Inglot AMC Eye Shadow #66
*Stila Cosmetics Custom Color Blush in Coral and Pink
*L’OREAL Paris HIP Color Truth Cream Eye Liner in Eggplant
*L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Mascara in Carbon Black
*Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lipgloss in Strawberry Fizz
*Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss in Pearlescent Shine
*GLAM Soft Taupe Brow
*even though you can’t see it in the pics I also used very light loose purple glitter under CeCi eye.

Andrea Langer caught a sweet moment with hairstylist Melissa Paldino on set

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ABOUT
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi,  and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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Connecticut Makeup Artist Fun Day On Set in New York

written by Connecticut / New York Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

This morning spring photo shoot was fun with Ceci Johnson for her Ceci Style Magazine. The photo shoot took place inside her glam showroom. Always a highlight to work alongside friends, Melissa Paldino was schedule to do hair. After the shoot we went to grab lunch and because it’s Mardi Gras we had to celebrate with cocktails at Blockheads Burrittos.

ABOUT

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi,  and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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Behind The Scene w/ Indian Dreams

@cecinewyork @melpalhairmua

This morning photo shoot at Ceci New York started off with a challenge: RAIN and lots of it. But the show must go on and everybody made it on time. The look that Ceci came up with was called “Indian Dreams”. CeCi sent over a inspiration visual board earlier in the week so I was excited because I love doing Indian weddings. I always love the jewels and strong bold colors from the sari.The bolder the colors the stronger the makeup on my Indian brdies.
The two talent of the day were CeCi Johnson & Reshma Shetty. Both ladies were getting two totally different makeup looks. I actually selected really bold eye colors for Ceci makeup and on Reshma I used traditional bollywood makeup colors (gold &red).
The photoshoot location was at the Spice Market New York in the Meatpacking District. The ambiance was a perfect spot to shoot because of all the Southeast Asian decor. Bradley was very receptive about having us over and accommodate us throughout the shoot. I have never eaten at this restaurant but I’m sure to visit. The aroma of the food made it very hard to pay attention to what I was there for…makeup.
I was glad that hairstylist Melissa Paldino was on set with me…luv her. She gave Reshma hair volume and soft body waves. A great look for Reshma; very sexy, feminine, and effortless…
Can’t wait to see the pics in about 3 weeks. Sorry I couldn’t post pics of Reshma just yet but after her wedding in March and approval of the pictures I want to post of her from her team I’ll be sure to share. What a blast today was minus the rain. I loved everything…clothes, the jewels, the hair, the makeup, the location, and the team.
doing makeup on Reshma Shetty

Sarah from Ceci New York, & hairstylist Elizabeth who styled Ceci amazing hair
ABOUT:Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. 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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Ceci Style: Holiday Makeup Tips

I know most of you have at least one holiday party to attend, while others might have the dilemma of how to keep up with a flurry of invitations. Whether you have one or many fetes to attend, please be sure to have fun with your makeup. The magic of the season gives us the perfect excuse to add sparkle to our eyes and glimmer to our lips. Follow these tips from Brandy – my friend and fellow celebrity judge from the Bay Bridal Best of the Bay 2010 Awards – for an expert’s guide to making you shine in the spotlight of the holiday season.
Ceci

ABOUT

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Anika Noni Rose, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. Brandy is also well know in the wedding industry in New York & New Orleans that brides book her makeup services 2 years in advance. 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.

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