Beauty: A Little Pop Of Color With A Touch Of Nude Is Danity

I was going for a soft makeup look with a pop of color
On set with my client Anita Hill…such a lovely place that I had to take a selfie
My favorite way to put on my makeup is with a BEAUTY BLENDER
I use L’OREAL Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher to keep my face flawless
I used NICKA K NY eye shadow in Purple 
Luv Luv Luv Stila Stay All Day Liner in Black
A must have Kajal pencil liner from Stila cosmetics 
My all time favorite L’OREAL Paris Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
I use everyday; Stila HD Stay All Day Foundation in #12 Tan
My personal shade from L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder in N7 & I highlight with N5
I set my makeup with Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
Obsessed with Stila custom color blush in Pink
My signature lipstick from L’OREAL Paris is Fairest Nude
I always top of my lips with Smashbox Reflection High Shine lip gloss
Set my makeup with Caudalie Beauty Elixir then I use when I feel like my skin needs to be hydrated
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger, Beauty, Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, and 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show,  Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 Pro Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

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Glam Squad Getting Golden Globes Ready With L’OREAL Paris

Just like celebrities, glam squads ( hair, makeup, & nails) prep days in advance for major red carpet events like The Golden Globes. Today a few of the L’OREAL Paris Pro Team met up at the studio to go over some of the luxe looks we will be creating on Sunday night. Here are a few behind the scene pics to show how we prep.

Arriving to the studio…greeting Celebrity Manicurist Mar Y Sol Inzerillo
Makeup, check…makeup brushes, check..all I need now is a canvas to paint
Let the makeup magic begin
Inside the studio doing makeup…highlighting & contouring
PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL PARIS 
L’OREAL Paris hair & makeup goodies

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My Glam Evening At Allure Magazine & Jane Iredale Makeup Artists Night Out Beauty Event

Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
I was very excited to receive a special invite from Allure Magazine to attend Makeup Artists Night Out featuring Jane Iredale Beauty Event at Conde Nast building. While enjoying cocktails and refreshments we were shown beauty tips and trends from Allure magazine editors. Jane Iredale makeup artist Randall shared with us tips from the makeup line and how to use some of their must haves items. I actually enjoyed playing with the products in trying on the makeup. My favorite item was Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation in: Butternut, Maple, & Terra. At the end we were given a great gift bag from both Allure magazine & Jane Iredale. 
I look forward to trying some of my Jane Iredale goodies on my clients and on set. 

Always a pleasure to meet my loyal readers of my blog like the fab Ellen.

On the Metro North train heading home

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ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Beauty News: The Makeup Look I Created For Hillary Clinton At Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year Award

For the second half of 2013 Glamour Magazine “Women Of The Year” Award I was selected a week before that I would be brought over to the back green room by the stage to do makeup on a select group of celebrities. My escort came up to get me around 6:30pm to help bring me to my second location inside Carnegie Hall. I was never told who I would be doing makeup on so I made sure my L’OREAL Paris makeup vanity was well stock with a lot of my favorite items. 
When I saw a few secret services and a staff entering thanks to Scandal TV show I knew the guest was someone in the political field. What I didn’t know was it would be Mrs. Hillary Clinton walking through the door.

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To get the makeup look that I gave Hillary Clinton here is the recipe of what I used. The makeup look I wanted to give Mrs. Clinton was a quick effortless makeup look. I wanted her skin to show, not aging her with heavy foundation. I mix L’OREAL Paris RevitaLift Triple Power and L’OREAL Paris Miracle Blur together on my palette. For her skin I wanted her to have a luminous look on stage so I selected L’OREAL Paris Magic Lumi and L’OREAL Paris True Match Lumi Foundation. Once again I mixed this cocktail together. With a large powder brush I dust her face with L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder. On her eyes I selected L’OREAL Paris HIP Matte Shadow Duo in Dashing. I wanted the matte shade of the pink eye shadow to pop against her now luminous face. I then used L’OREAL Paris Infallible Lacquer 24H liner in Dark Slate. While still wet I apply the dark shade eye shadow on top of the Dark Slate liner from the Dashing duo to soften the liner. Also a quick way to give her color without going to trendy. With a blush brush I used L’OREAL Paris True Match Blush in Apricot Kiss to warm up her skin. On her lips I prep them with L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lip Balm in Caring Coral. With a lip brush I applied L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Tropical Coral then topped it off with L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss in Saucy Mauve. A quick easy step to getting a polish makeup look.

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ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Makeup Monday: Fall Rich Colors Inspired Me On Set Today

Fall is definitely here and all of those rich vibrant colors inspired me today when doing makeup. When I step out of my home in Connecticut this weekend I have all these beautiful trees that surrounds the home. Colorful leaves like red, auburn, copper, and browns are everywhere. 
Inspired by being outside

Today on set I was asked to create a fall makeup look. Here is the eye shadow and lip color I selected to use on the model for the photo shoot.

L’OREAL Paris Hip Studio Secrets Eye Shadow in Charged

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Nicka K New York Hydro Lipstick in Daring

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Behind The Scene Photo Shoot With A Fashion Executive

Ramona Old Head-shot
When I was called to do makeup for Ramona Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager for Calvin Klein I asked my agent to send me a picture so I could get an idea how to pack my kit. She explained to me that Ramona needed new head-shots because she will be doing a lot of engagements & interviews so she was in need of new pictures. When I received the above picture I was excited because she was going to be a great canvas to paint. As I looked more in more at the picture I agreed she needed new but something different. Ramona eyes and her pose spoke to me, there was a little something that I felt I could get to come out. I knew that I was going to be working with my favorite photographer Karriem Simmons in I knew the clothes were being pulled from Donna Karan so this felt like a makeover more than a photo-shoot for new head-shots. The day of the shoot Ramona was everything you can ask for in a talent. She was amazing…so here is our story.
Percy & Reed Hairspray was a must have hair item that Ramona wanted for her hair
First headshot I kept her makeup natural..Luv her Donna Karan leggings
Makeup items I used on Ramona: Inglot, L’OREAL Paris, Stila, & Smashbox
I wanted her lips to have a certain shade of pink so I did a lot of mixing . Time for more Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lipgloss
The second & third look it was about her bling bling eyes thanks to Stila cosmetics. Then I changed her lips to this gorgeous orange from L’OREAL Paris
Ramona fifth makeup look I was inspired by this fabulous dainty and exquisite Donna Karan black lace dress. When she put the dress on it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. I remember this eye makeup that Audrey Hepburn had on so I used that image as my inspiration.
Black Lace Donna Karan dress…iDIE
My makeup inspiration for Ramona fifth look…Audrey Hepburn…I luv her
To change up the makeup I wanted a high shine rock n roll lip on Ramona.  I knew that she could handle a strong lip so I went for it.

I played with a variety of  red lipstick, lip pencils, and lip color mixed with a high shine gold lip gloss. 

My Sizzling Summer In Harlem Was the Theme of The Photoshoot

Maisha Teacher, owner of Bibi Salon NYC called and asked if I was available to do makeup for her photo shoot. The shoot story board was about trendy young adults in Harlem during the summer. I was elated about being a part. We got everyone ready at the salon then headed over to The Cove Lounge NYC on Lenox for the actual shoot. Maisha put together a great glam squad, we all craved each other work that it made for a great shoot with so much fun on set.
Here are lots of fun behind the scene pics.
Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher & Owner of  Bibi Salon NYC
Hairstylist Ronea Paden at Bibi Salon NYC
Music Artist/Dancer/Model Levi
Adrienne 
Hairstylist Allison Cullen working on Adrienne hair
Stylist Esmae Duran getting the clothes ready for the talent
Adrienne ready for makeup
Ro is a mini me always posing, lol
Let the magic begin
Giving her a good coat of L’OREAL Paris new Voluminious Million Lashes Excess mascara 
Almost done with the makeup
Our lip gloss so bright we gotta wear shades…heading over to The Cove Lounge
It Takes 2…Ro & Ally working on Adrienne hair
Last minute hair touch up
Glam squad LOVE
The girls were punished…lol
Adrienne has no idea what lip color I’m putting on her
Adrienne was my bronzed barbie, she was giving me Diana Ross & Solange energy
The makeup items I used to create that sexy orange lip
Ano & Skylar getting Levi ready
I LOVE HIP…This product is amazing, I think L’OREAL Paris came out with HIP to early
What a sweet girl…I think I created a monster!
Getting the body painted bronzed for this last shot
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

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 Donna Karan Market Week, 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, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.