Ava DuVernay Gets Glam At Sundance with L’OREAL Paris

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Words can not express how elated I was when I received an email from Tilane Jones, Managing Director of AFFRM and Co-Producer of Middle of Nowhere that Director of Middle Of Nowhere, Ava DuVernay would need my makeup service during Sundance Film Festival. Both Tiffany and I were ecstatic that we would have this talented and amazing woman in our chair inside the Sundance Co-Op Lounge. We had many amazing women stop by but Ava and Emayatzy brought a great energy to the L’OREAL Paris lounge. Ava also made Sundance history by being the first black female to win The Best Director Prize for her movie “Middle Of Nowhere”. Ava invited both Tiffany and I to the movie premier, what a sweet gesture. The movie was ground breaking and brilliantly written a must see when it hits theaters.
On one of visits to the L’OREAL Paris lounge I wanted to give her a fresh not overpowering makeup look with a little glam. So I focused on her lips and kept everything else complimentary to her skin tone.  Below is one of Ava makeup palette while at Sundance Film Festival.

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in Connecticut 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 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.

Fashion Insider: Celebrity Makeup Artist Talks Career & Beauty Tips

Recently, The Fashion Insider Magazine caught up with Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy for a revealing interview. Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, a L’Oréal Paris Pro Makeup Artist, is making a huge buzz on the streets of New Orleans, New York, and Miami. Brandy who describes her style as “GLAMXURIOUS,” has been featured in Essence, Vibe, People, Modern Bride, and Teen Vogue magazines just to name a few. Brandy will also be working for 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York.
Interviewed By Nikki Wattie of Fashion Insider. Read the interview here.


Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is now based out of New York and part time she is in New Orleans. She is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro-Makeup Artist. Brandy writes for Anti-Bride and Destination I Do bridal magazine. Brides can book Brandy makeup service in New York, Miami, and New Orleans for their weddings. Brandy is also the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine in the St. Thomas and POIZE Magazine based out of Canada. Follow Brandy on Twitter and read all of her glamxurious tweets.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_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

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Kicks off her year like the New Orleans Saints

Thanks Vincent Sylvain at The New Orleans Agenda for spotlighting me in your newsletter.

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March 8, 2010 – New Orleans “Who Dat Nation” has rubbed off on New Orleans’ Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. Brandy was once an underdog in the beauty industry but this hidden gem in New Orleans is now shining brightly in the beauty industry. Showing the world that New Orleans is not just known for, “Lil Wayne”, “Mardi Gras” and “Bourbon Street”, Gomez-Duplessis has begun to secure some highly noted clients in the world of sports, fashion, and entertainment.

After completing a three month makeup tour with L’OREAL Paris, Gomez-Duplessis kicked off the New Year by representing L’OREAL Paris at Sundance Film Festival 2010 in Park City, Utah. Brandy, an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist, worked the Entertainment Weekly lounge presented by L’OREAL Paris. In the Entertainment Weekly lounge Gomez-Duplessis provided makeup on L’OREAL Paris spokes model Kerry Washington, Actress Edie Falco, Kathryn Erbe, Amy Ryan, Actor Elijah Wood, Josh Hutcherson, Samuel Jackson, Rock Singer Cherie Currie, R&B Singer John Legend and many more.
In February, Gomez-Duplessis left the snow and headed to the sunny sizzling south-Miami, to be a part of Super bowl weekend where The New Orleans Saints won the championship. This is Gomez-Duplessis second year with Viacom networks doing makeup for Super bowl weekend. While in Miami, Florida Gomez-Duplessis also worked behind the scenes at B.E.T. SOS Haiti Benefit Concert at the American Airlines Arena.
Gomez-Duplessis said she wanted to be a part of the actual benefit because she wanted to do more than just simply make a cash donation to Yele Haiti and Red Cross. “I know first-hand what the people in Haiti are going through” says Gomez-Duplessis. On August 29, 2005 Gomez-Duplessis life was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina losing her home and her 1200 sq ft makeup studio in New Orleans. “I know what it’s like to lose everything only saving what’s on your back. In 2005 instead of saving clothing I grabbed my makeup brushes,” Gomez-Duplessis said.
Mid-February Gomez-Duplessis headed out to Dallas to work with NBA Entertainment as the Key Makeup Artist for the NBA All-Star weekend. Gomez-Duplessis brought her same makeup team back to help assist her with the 3 day lineup of music artists and NBA Fan Patrol cheerleaders. Gomez-Duplessis says “the NBA Entertainment is very good to me. They treat me like an A-List makeup artist, travel expenses and car service the entire time. I enjoyed working with the Key Hair Stylist Maisha Teacher out of New York because we brain storm about the different looks that everyone will get. I love challenging myself and working at a fast pace,” adds Gomez-Duplessis.
Gomez-Duplessis spends a lot of time in Miami, Florida working as a top makeup artist. Last year “I was The Key Makeup Artist for “ED HARDY & True Religion” designers during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Miami-Swim. Can’t wait to see which designers will call me to be the Key Makeup Artist this year for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. My goal is to work with Kelly Cutrone of People Revolution, that’s when you know you made it because she’s the Queen Bee in the fashion industry,” says Gomez-Duplessis.
Gomez-Duplessis also writes a beauty column for “Anti Bride” and “Destination I Do” bridal magazines. Both ladies, Carolyn Gerin and Jennifer Stein gave her the title Wedding Makeup Artist Guru, laughs Gomez-Duplessis. Her online fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” is a new baby and her daily blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” allows her clients to keep up with her as she travels and works behind the scenes at photo shoots and other assignments.
So don’t sleep on this New Orleans makeup artist because she will continue to Finish Strong like the New Orleans Saints. Keep up with Gomez-Duplessis on her website www.bgdmakeupartistry.com

Celebrity Makeup Artist Rocks M2M Nail Polish

written by:Michelle Bella with BELLA PR

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was not only seen putting her stamp on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim doing makeup for the Ed Hardy and True Religion Designers, but also wearing “Pink”, one of the summer’s hottest nail colors. A Gomez-Duplessis favorite is M2M, a natural nail care collection by Celebrity Manicurist Myrdith Leon-McCormack, who was in Miami providing her celebrity manicure services at the exclusive Penthouse Beauty Retreat hosted by Beachhouse PR at The Shore Club. Gomez-Duplessis met and mingled with Leon-McCormack at The Beauty Retreat offering complimentary cocktails and manicures. Gomez-Duplessis, who’s manicure featured M2M “Hot Girls” bright pink polish, is a color she can’t wait to introduce to some of her clientele: Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, and NeNe Leaks(from the Real Housewives of Atlanta).

M2M Colors:

Kompa: Melky Jean (Wyclef Jean- Fugee (Refugee All Star)

Platinum Plus: Beyonce

Sheer Thunder: Jessica Simpson

Night Storm: Kelis

Funny Girl: Kate Hudson

Charlie: Charlize Theron

Scarlette: Scarlett Johannson

Fox Trot: Vivica Fox

Black Diamond: Gabrielle Union

Lets Talk: Tyra Banks

Hot Girls: Kerry Washington

Check out more on these stunning artists at:

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Myrdith Leon-McCormack:


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