Behind The Scene With A Makeup Artist During Donna Karan Holiday Campaign

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that’s makeup. Brandy resume is like the who’s who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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.
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Makeup: BTS At Donna Karan Insta-Meet Event

On the Metro North heading to New York
All of my lip colors that would look perfect for Donna Karan collection

I wanted the models skin to look nake so I selected Urban Decay foundation & powder. 
Some of my other makeup goodies from Stila, Too Faced, Flower Beauty & L’OREAL.

My go to hair tools are from Absolute New York/ Nicka K. 

Waiting on my 3 models so I decided to take selfie’s. Couldn’t help myself the lighting in the showroom is always perfect.
My first model of the day…what a beauty!!!


For an effortless contour look I choose Flower Beauty Blush/Bronzer. 

Andressa look to give her lashes that extra curl with my curler. 

Luv working with my Andressa at Donna Karan assignments. 
Now that I got the girls hair & makeup ready I had to fix myself up before going out on the floor. 

Watching one of my favorite PR woman work, DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht. She’s a beast…luv her! 

Another beast that work at Donna Karan, the gorgeous Felita Harris. I’ll be painting her Dec 19th. 

Touching up the lips with DIOR 

Good Night, don’t forget your gift bag. Hope you enjoyed yourself at Donna Karan Insta-Meet event. See You Bye & Luv You Mean It!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that’s makeup. Brandy resume is like the who’s who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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. 

Photo Shoot For Keva J Swimwear during Fashion Week

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I started my day first doing makeup at Donna Karan Fall 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show at Cedar Lake. I knew that today I had to work fast and watch my time because I had to head over to Keva J swimwear look book shoot. Donna Karan show started at 2pm so I was able to leave at 1pm. The photo shoot was schedule at 2pm so I had to move fast.
Keva will be showcasing at Miami Fashion Week in July so she was doing all her marketing materials for that. I was very excited about working with Keva, we met 3 years ago at Miami Fashion Week and I luved her collections. The gorgeous and humble model that Keva selected was India Christin, I later finds out that she is the daughter of rapper Charli Baltimore. And her photographer of choice was the amazing Whalen Bryce.

Whalen doing a test shot on model India Christin

Connecticut 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.

Backstage at DKNY Fashion Show During Fashion Week

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Makeup & Hair Room
My makeup in the lounge
With the FAB Aliza after doing her makeup.
Now getting Soyoung ready 
Backstage at DKNY Mercedes Benz Fashion Show during fashion week
Backstage watching the show with Donna Karan 
Blurry but I luv this outfit
I want the complete look
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.

Page Six Magazine Behind The Seams:Donna Karan

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On July 26th I went to Donna Karan office on 7th Ave to do the makeup for The New York Post, Page Six Magazine photo shoot. It was an honor to do makeup on the ladies who work at Donna Karan design house. When I found out later that day it was going to be in Page Six I was elated because I grew up reading that column and have always wanted to be in it. Kristen Fleming did a great article on some of the talented people who work behind the scene called “Behind The Seams”.

Donna Karan’s empire on Seventh Avenue anchors a frenetic, grimy stretch of the Garment District. But within the whitewashed, winding walls of her flagship office, the atmosphere is all urban zen. A delicate quiet envelopes the workplace, where employees are decked mostly in neutral tones and the requisite black.
Aliza Licht, 37, senior vice president of global communications, adds a splash of color with feminine red heels and a dramatic origami skirt from the label’s 2009 resort collection.
Anyone working for the label encounters a lot of black, Licht says. “But I love red.
And I believe in dressing up every day.”
Felita Harris, 36, in a curve-hugging magenta Donna Karan jersey dress, agrees. “I always feel that women are appropriately dressed when they’re in a dress,” says the global sales senior vice president. “And our jersey dresses make you feel sexy, confident and timeless.”
Although the brand is an anthem of the style of monochromatic New Yorkers, merchandising vice president Nancy Pelton insists that most pieces from her Donna Karan–packed closet fit in well in Milan, where she frequently works. “I’d call my style ‘bohemian luxury,’  ” Pelton says.
For Licht, who spends days meeting with celebrity handlers and editors, dressing is a competitive sport. Her daily mantra: “Who’s the lucky outfit going to be today?”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20110908/Behind+Seams#ixzz1YbUExIgI

ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, 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 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.

Getting the Ladies at Donna Karan Office Makeup Ready

This morning was a highlight to go to 7th Avenue and do makeup at Donna Karan @dkny office. The New York Post was shooting a day in the life of some of the top ladies and I was asked to do the makeup. What a great assignment!!!

In the lobby

Helping Felita get dress after her makeup was done

Felita fab shoes

Felita and I in the lobby waiting for the NY Post

Nancy what a great outfit
Felita & Nancy

Alex is amazing, luv the hair

iDIE for those boots
ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, and Edie Falco, Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball, 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, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, Red Bull, and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.