From The Eyes Of NBA Makeup Artist: Third Day at NBA All Star

written by Connecticut / New York Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Make Up For Ever sponsor the makeup for the makeup team this year and here is one of the color palette that I used on Sunday. The makeup I used on music the Latin music artist Nayer was very similar to this palette. 
NEVEREST…These boys were awesome to work with. We talked about boys bands and my major crush on Donnie Wahlberg. Their manager is Howie from Backstreet Boys

Second day doing makeup on the group Pentatonix at All Star.

Pitbull sexy dancer Jamie Lee Ruiz…

The gorgeous Nayer backstage with the Ne-Yo, and Chris Brown before going on stage to perform with Pitbull during the NBA All Star half time show.

NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND 2012 WRAP PARTY!!!

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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Working B.E.T. SOS for Haiti Benefit Concert in Miami

I was back in Florida working for Superbowl weekend. On this trip my teen daughter was my guest & personal assistant. As some as you all know my daughter is very opposite from me, a late bloomer, very quiet, very serious, not big on taking lots of pictures every 5 mins (like me), and not big on makeup. 

Early morning stroll on the beach

Off my baby girl and I go to Miami,  while intown working for Superbowl weekend I actually donated my time doing makeup for BET Television Haiti Benefit Concert. Envy didn’t want to take a lot of pose pictures so I don’t have a lot of pics from the trip. Plus, I just wanted to focus on her, a girls trip so I didn’t push it. So while I worked she met some of the celebrities I was hired to do makeup on. Some of the celebs took her with them to sound check she actually watching Justin Bieber, what a treat! We had a great trip, we did some shopping, pampered ourselves only a little and ate a LOT!

Below I posted the 2 videos that we took on the floor of Justin Bieber while at soundcheck for the BET Haiti Benefit Concert in Miami. At one point when he came toward Envy singing, she got excited…and this is when Bieber Fever began for both my daughter and I.

At soundcheck with Justin Bieber
Envy Gomez-Duplessis backstage with Pete Wentz
Chris Brown with Envy Gomez-Duplessis backstage
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis backstage with Joey Fatone

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Envy Gomez-Duplessis, Robin Thicke, and Brandy Gomez-Duplessis backstage

Envy Gomez-Duplessis backstage with Jason Derulo

Common backstage with Envy Gomez-Duplessis

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ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams,Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on 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 has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

Making The Band Drama

Ok WTF…Chris Brown #2

Q…is not going to make it in the industry. He has to many personal problems, he’s hot headed and he’s not mature enough. I am so glad Dawn stood up to him, gave him real talk and put him in his place. I don’t know if she got in his head but I am glad she was honest in fair about the fight. She didn’t take sides because she is dating him.

What a lot of people don’t understand is the entertainment industry is hard to be in. Yes, it looks great on tv but it is the hardest thing. Nobody never teaches these young kids how money works in the industry. Money is never what you think it is going to be. Then if you come from broken families and you make it everybody is at you begging for money not understanding that you don’t get your money the same day, the next day, and/or the next week sometimes. A lot of time the people that make it in the industry come from low-income families…keepin it real. Their family never get them an attorney they pimp there kids out to the labels and they get screwed. This is what’s happening to these band group. I love Diddy but he know these families will not go up against him in his lawyers so they just sign those contracts without reading them. Then the families start quitting their jobs, and thinking their kids will now take care of them. It’s sad because it happens all the time. This is why Q is stressin and can’t enjoy where GOD and his talent has placed him. Honestly, his mom should not have quit her job so fast. She should not place this stress on her child, she’s not allowing him to enjoy his passion and it’s not fair. He should be able to save the little money he will make when he does shows so when it slow down he will have something in his pocket.

Let me give you a personal example on how you get paid in the entertainment industry…I did the VH-1 Superbowl Bash in Tampa last month with The Fall Out Boys, Lifehouse and Rihanna. My paperwork still has not gotten process so my check is not in the mail yet! I know that for a fact because MTV called me today that they need me to resend them again for the 4th time. Now paperwork was done weeks before I left to go out to Tampa but they are still processing it. This is what happens when working with celebs and tv gigs. Payments take 30-90 days so if you don’t either have steady work or don’t know how to handle your money you will not make it in the industry. So you have to learn how to budget your money and pay your bills first. Now, if you have family in people coming at you they need money and you tell then you don’t have it of course they think you are telling them a lie. They keep coming at you with sad stories with hopes you would give in. But you can’t bring that stress with you on the next gig in this is what Q is doing. But this is the entertainment business. It’s not always GLAM. I see nothing has changed at Bad Boys Entertainment. I use to work for 4 years with them in 2 years with Arista and money was always late coming in. now with the recession…So, I understand what they are feelin. That is why I got out of the music industry. Let me tell you at first it was GLAM before the internet…If you worked in the industry way back then money was throwin around, people use to pay you for anything, I even had my own car to pick me up and take me around daily, I would just sign a car voucher…sweet right. When the internet came and got popular money starting getting tight in the industry. They never showed it on tv and that’s what you don’t see so going into the industry now you think it’s going to be like what you remember seeing.


Willie said it best last week on the show…they ain’t making it like people think. Yeah they are on tv and in the studio and staying in a great crib but their bank account don’t reflect it.

I just hope somebody please give Q a loan so he can give his mama some money. If not he is going to kill somebody because of the stress in pressure. Once again, he was the last person people think would behave that way.

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