Beauty Happy Hour: My Favorite Looks From The Spring 2014 Face Charts

As a little girl I was always obsessed with sketching face charts and creating makeup looks for myself. I’m still a big fan of face charts in looking at beautiful ones created by other talented and professional makeup artists. During Fashion Week, Key Makeup Artists will meet with the designers to create makeup looks for their new collections. Majority of the fashionista who attend fashion week enjoy going to the shows to preview their favorite designers newest collections. My favorite spot is being backstage watching the Key Makeup Artists teaching their teams the gorgeous makeup look. Here are are 3 of my favorite makeup looks that was created this spring, I’m sure you will be obsessed as well.

Romantic Date Night
Face Chart Created By Target’s makeup maven Sonia Kashuk
1. Apply Perfecting Luminous Foundation with a damp blending sponge for a radiant, even complexion.
2. With the Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo in Glisten, apply bronzer for tone and blush for brightness
3. Using the Eye Couture in Eye On Neutral Shimmer, sweep shade seven all over the lid to just beyond the crease, followed by shade six just below the crease blending color seamlessly. Take a small eye shadow brush and pack on shade 10 along the upper lash line, blending out. Using a shader brush place shade 12 directly at the upper lash line, extending the line slightly up at the outer corner. Continue down the lower lash line, keeping color light and smudged.
4. Give your eyes that shut-down stare with Full Drama Eyelashes.
5. Color in lips with Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Pinky Nude for kissable color that stays put. If you prefer shine, top with a bit of Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Prettiest Pink.
6. Mist on some Pink Innocencia Eau de Toilette for a delicately feminine scent.
The Lulu Frost Spring 2014 Collection
Bobbi Brown Lulu Frost Spring 2014
Skin: Hydrating Face Cream, Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
Eyes: White Eye, Bone Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Everything Mascara
Cheeks: Brightening Finishing Powder, Pale Pink Blush
Lips: Electric Violet Rich Lip Color



Face Chart Created By TEMPTU Key Makeup Artist Michelle Cameau
Step 1: Foundation
Use TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundation to create a dewy yet satiny base.
Step 2: Concealer
To create highlights in the face, pick a light shade from the TEMPTU PRO S/B Concealer Wheel, and pat under the eyes, on the forehead, on the chin, and along the bridge of the nose.
PRO TIP: Contour and slim the face using the darkest shade of the Concealer Wheel.
Step 3: Eyes
Contour the crease with a soft brown shadow, then line under the eyes with TEMPTU PRO S/B Highlighter in Silver Shimmer. Extend the line for a sultry cat eye!
Finish off with two coats of black mascara.
PRO TIP: Create a natural full brow by dipping a slanted brush in TEMPTU PRO S/B Airbrow, then lightly feathering.
Step 4: Cheeks
Airbrush the apples of the cheeks with TEMPTU PRO S/B Blush in Apricot for a subtle tint that mimics a beachy glow.
Step 5: Lips
Airbrush TEMPTU PRO S/B Blush in Ruby Red over the lips. Use bare fingers or a lip brush to tap TEMPTU PRO S/B Blush in Raspberry on the center of the top and bottom lips, creating an ombre effect.
Step 6: Set
Seal the makeup with TEMPTU PRO Invisible Difference Powder in Banane.

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. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, 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.

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Backstage Doing Makeup At STRUT: The Fashionable Moms During Fashion Week

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The ladies of Modern Rapunzel stop me to show luv
My second year of doing makeup for the fabulous ladies of The Moms, co founders Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein with SWW Creative President and CEO Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. I’m always elated about being apart of STRUT: The Fashionable Mom fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week because I get to work with amazing moms like myself who rarely get the recognition that we deserve. Moms of infants, teens, and young adults are one of the hardest working people in all of the industry’s combine but never get the chance to get pamper. Especially non celebrities moms, plus they got to walk with their kids so I always wait for my call. 
Always good to work Fashion Week because I get to see all my busy friends like hairstylist Alex Tome.
Nicka K makeup products & beauty blender I love to have in my makeup kit.
Nicka K bronzers makes for the best eye shadows, blush & bronzers. Shadow Shields I never leave home without.
My first talent was mom blogger Cait Beauchaine from The Honest Mother before makeup. 
Backstage with Cait Beauchaine after I finished doing her makeup. She’s awesome & was one of my highlights of the evening.
Cait looked fabulous in her Couture Cottenelle Toilet Paper Dress

Getting Actress Alysia Reiner makeup ready from “Orange Is The New Black”. Alysia plays Fig on the show.

Shadow Shields helps to get the fall out from making a mess. 

Having a good laugh with Alysia while doing her makeup.
This is another luv of mine…Vaseline Brand #SprayAndGo
Giving Alysia Reiner one more makeup touch up before walking the runway
Alysia with her daughter …fabulous already…luv it!

I love the effortless bronzed makeup look on Alysia. Luv the way Nicka K Bronzer look on her.
Both my ladies backstage

Having a great time backstage
With Key Makeup Artist Diana 

Here is a treat, a video of the STRUT MOMS Fashionable Show

Behind The Scene: Ernest Alexander S/S 2014 Menswear During Fashion Week

My first New York Fashion Week show of this year started with doing makeup at Ernest Alexander Spring/ Summer 2014 Presentation in Soho. Just like a designer dreams of showcasing their collection at New York Fashion Week and models dream of walking at Fashion Week, us makeup artists & hair stylists share that same dream. When the key makeup artist Diana Manzanares called me to be a part of her makeup team I was elated. Hair Room Service was the team that was in charge of the makeup artists. 

Beauty Blender and Evolution Man were the makeup sponsors so we had great makeup items and products to work with. Because a lot of makeup brands don’t carry darker shades being a pro makeup artists you learn to bring additional products to use so I also brought with me Stila Stay All Day Concealer because they carry darker shades. I also brought with me X Compound organic gloss, L’OREAL Paris True Match powder and my favorite absolute makeup cleansing tissue from Nicka K.
Evolution Man sponsored products for the makeup team
Beauty Blender sponsored products for the makeup team
The makeup look that Diana came up with for designer Ernest Sabine, American gone abroad collection was a clean, healthy skin. She wanted the guys to have that All American boy skin; fresh & youthful. Laurent D owner of PRIVÉ salon team did an amazing job on the models hair. 

Using Evolution Man moisturizer with a Beauty Blender on model Wojtek

Key Makeup Artist Diana Manzanares and I hanging out.

Hanging out with Melissa Paldino

iDIE for his totes. Great for carrying all of my makeup

Before the presentation, a photo shoot was done for Ernest Alexander New York LookBook

Keith’s makeup was done by Melissa Paldino

Wojtex makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Joe makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Joe’s makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

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, 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. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

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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.