Essence Music Festival 2010: 2nd Day

Today’s highlight was doing makeup on the amazing award winning actress Victoria Rowell @victoriarowell Not only is she a soap opera icon but an author of “Secrets Of A Soap Opera Diva” and “The Women Who Raised Me” . Victoria also has a single “Stink of Blood with a Pinesol Chasah available on ITUNES. She gave the audience a sample on the Essence Cyber Lounge stage.
Another powerful lady I got to work with was Entrepreneur and author Melissa Dawn Johnson @brandme a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist. She offer so many great tips while on stage so if anyone wants to know how to brand themselves I suggest purchasing her book “Brand Me: Make Your Mark: Turn Passion Into Profit”. Wasn’t able to get pictures with Melissa sometimes it’s hard when working back 2 back, having to clean brushes, in stay on time. But she looked amazing.
First Ambush Makeover of the day
Both Maisha and I being filmed for Essence.com Ambush Makeover
Adding some lashes
The FAB Victoria Rowell after getting a full face of makeup from me. This lady is amazing & skin FLAWLESS/
Backstage with Victoria Rowell…luv luv luv her!
Not only did I enjoy working wit Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams but I was honor to do her makeup as well.
Second Ambush Makeover of the day
Really wanted to give Yvette an amazing makeup look cuz the boyfriend was putting a ring on it…what a great moment.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

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
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Essence.com Ambush Makeover:Melissa

Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com readers with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Tia glam squad for the Ambush Makeovers are: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis & Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher.
GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

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

Essence Music Festival 2010; 1st Day

Many great moments from filming Ambush Makeover, enjoying @belvedere_vodka
Belvedere VIP Music Lounge, getting ready at @IHhotel International House, dinner at Rambla and of course watching my favorite music artist “JANET JACKSON”.

Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams on the convention center floor taping the Ambush Makeover
Melissa was the first person we Ambushed on the convention center floor
Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher from & I backstage at Essence Music Festival Cyber Lounge
Doing makeup on Nischelle Turner from Essence on EXTRA
Nischelle giving me a hair commercial pose…luv this girl she’s a firecracker
Having dinner at Rambla Restaurant
Leaving the International House @IHhotel heading to the superdome to see Janet Jackson

In the garage where all the Officials Essence Car parked
Ran into one of the most FAB ladies I know n LUV @bevysmith backstage
Belvedere VIP Music Lounge
enjoying a drink in the Belvedere VIP Lounge

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

Pre Essence Music Festival

 I started my EMF weekend doing makeup on one of the ladies from Essence Magazine. When I was told that Mikki Taylor, Editor-at-Large requested me once again I was ecstatic. She needed makeup for the private reception on Thursday evening. Mikki is an icon, a jet setter, an insightful visionary, an industry leader, a phenomenal woman, and most of all she oozes beauty.
The highlight of the evening was receiving a personal call from Mikki to return back to the hotel. She invited up the penthouse to chat amongst friends. It was one of the best experiences ever.
There have been many times when people will  say to me, “why weren’t you in the club?” or “we didn’t see you backstage”. But where I was that evening,  is where a person in my career should have been and was privileged to be. This is how I kicked off my…ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST
Celebrity Makeup Artist for the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
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Update:Busy Bee

Hi guys, its about 11:45 pm and I just finally started slowing down. I packed my bags and have clothing ready for tomorrow. My Essence Music Festival schedule starts in some hours so I can't stay up to late. Been trying to get things ready for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami. They are sending me party invites, beauty retreat, beauty lounge, fashion show, etc, info that I have to take care of now. So I am basically done with EMF.

I will try to finish updating, will try. Luv u guys!!!! Come say hi if you see me out and about.

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MUSIC VIDEO:Supafly Inc

Just a little something since I couldn’t post today.

This music video from Supafly Inc- Moving Too Fast tells a little of how I am feeling right now. I am today resting, because yesterday my body started shutting down. Chest pains like crazy…I am all over the place, writing tons of articles, trying to finish up these casting calls, working assignments all over, scheduling 2 more photo shoots, getting body ready for Essence Music Festival and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami, have my tour coming up, and working on “MAKEUP & MARTINIS”.

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