Happy Birthday To A Fabulous Woman In The Fashion Industry In New York

I spent my Friday night in New York working and celebrating with one of the most fabulous woman I know that work in the fashion industry, Felita Harris. I arrived to Hotel Andaz, a chic boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan. When I arrived to her room it was such a beautiful setting waiting for me even though it was really for Felita. A makeup artist dream that all their clients would greet them with red roses and Ruinart champagne. I think her boyfriend did a great job setting up tonight celebration. So many favorite things I don’t know which item was the best that he arranged. 
I loved this birthday gift where Felita could choose from the three European cooking schools where she would like to go in learn how to cook.

Ruinart champagne is a remarkable tasting wine. It’s exceptional aroma palette is made up of pineapple, pink peppercorn, citron, lemon, jasmine, ginger and cardamon. Almost sounding like notes from a beautiful perfume.

A few pieces of the jewelry that Felita will wear tonight. She’s always traveling all over the world with her job I’m sure she brought these pieces in a fabulous country.  

I decided to set up to do her makeup in the bathroom because the lighting & counter space was best. I just wanted to work in the room with the most rose petals. 

Boyfriend had more champagne delivered to the room while she was getting glam for her party.
Felita’s assistant text me a picture of her dress in advanced so I knew what look I wanted to create for her tonight. In person the dress is just glamxurious. My inspiration for the look was the golden globe statuette. I wanted Felita to look effortlessly pretty with a soft sultry eye in a sheer pink cheek in lip followed by flirty individual lashes. After makeup I bronzed her skin for a gorgeous glow on her flawless brown skin.

After I finished getting Felta glam her older sister Tracey came by and I help her with her makeup as well.Tracey is a talented producer best known for reality shows like; Being Bobby Brown, The Houstons & Boston Finest. I’ve worked with Tracey a few times of some of her projects. While we were wrapping up Felita received a surprise video from her boyfriend giving her a sneak peek of what the table setting looked like over at the luxurious Beauty & Essex restaurant. He did an amazing job with dressing the table at this lavish restaurant. Side note, women can received a complimentary glass of champagne in the ladies room…now I know why there’s a meeting in the ladies room.
Continue to enjoy the rest of the pictures, I hope it gives you an in sight of Felita’s fabulous evening surrounded by 20 of her great friends.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELTA!!!!

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 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.

Makeup Monday:Beauty Editor Fall/Winter Looks In Caribbean Posh Magazine

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Read the entire Caribbean Posh The Style Issue 2014 

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.

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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Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brings Bridal Glam To The Country

My New York bride wearing her blinged Jimmy Choo

Have you ever heard the saying; You can take a girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. Carrie Bradshaw might be a fictional character of the HBO sitcom Sex and the City based on a newspaper columnist and fashionista in New York City, but this New York bride fairy tale story is nothing but real. Read the full article here that Nikki Wattie from the Examiner wrote. I also shared with Nikki a few beauty tips and beauty products I used on my New York bride.
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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Beauty Happy Hour: Go Effortless Sheer In Tom Ford

This Summer 2014 Tom Ford exclusive new collection of 8 lip colors are effortless semi sheer and ultra-hydrating. Tom Ford sensuous lipsticks are packaged in the retro yet luxurious ivory and gold case. These lip sheers are fantastic, their very creamy enriched in shea butter and Vitamin C and E. The lipsticks range in shades from nudes to feminine pale pink to firey orange, gorgeous shades to wear with a luminous skin for the perfect spring look. Who’s lipstick do you rock…I ROCK TOM FORD $49.00

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2014 Lipsticks:

Sweet Spot is a coral shimmer
Paradisco is a bright pink-coral
Summer Fling is a baby pink shimmer
Bitter Sweet is a plum
Pink Dune is a golden pink
Incorrigible is a fuchsia
In the Buff is a dark nude
Firecracker is a orange
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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Fashion: Project Runway Designer Custom Ready To Wear Winter Outer Garment

Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis wearing a custom piece from designer Project Runway Beatrice Guapo
It’s that time of the year to pull out the winter clothes with one item being my favorite to wear; PONCHOS. I’m a big fan of ponchos and when I shared with Project Runway designer Beatrice Guapo from Season 10 that I wanted something fun, yet fashionable to wear at Sundance Film Festival, she designed me this great piece. I wanted tribal pattern, a pop of color, plus something that would look fab with my faux fur russian ushanka hat & goggles. Beatrice nailed it with adding faux fur on the bottom giving it a little glam, a little of me. I’m so in love with this poncho because it goes with everything and I can dress it up or down and it’s a custom poncho just for me.
Poncho designed by Project Runway Designer Beatrice Guapo
NICKA K NY Hydro Lipstick in Gypsy & NICKA K NY Lipcolor in Destin 

L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder in W8 Creme’Cafe