Makeup: My Favorite Contour Palette For Creating A Natural Look

It’s Makeup Monday and I selected Tarte Contouring Palette as my favorite item this week. Contouring & Highlighting is still the biggest craze, everybody that I do makeup on request that I contour their face. Tarte 3-in-1 contouring palette is my go to item when creating effortless makeup looks. My clientele range from young teens, glam goddess, upper east side housewives, professional corporate executives, celebrities, to mature woman. Not every client can pull off the beautiful Kim Kardashian makeup look, so when I’m looking to sculpt the face, giving an instant slimming appearance I reach for this palette. Even thought the packaging is ok, (I fell in love with their holiday gold packaging). The product make up for it, giving you a matte bronzer, a youthful blush, and a yellow highlighter. I can’t forget a full size mirror to help you to keep up with your natural glow…now who’s FANCY.
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.

The KIM KARDASHIAN Floral Perfume

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

As many as you all know that I have done this beauty pop culture makeup while in New Orleans. So when baby girl said she was coming out with her own perfume-KIM KARDASHIAN I was going to blog about it. Kim now has a new trademark scent filled with voluptuous floral notes that capture the many facets of her personality: captivating, undeniably feminine, and sensual. You can purchase this only at SEPHORA…so what are you all waiting for.

KIM KARDASHIAN Eau de Parfum Rollerball Small enough to fit in your pocket, Kim’s rollerball is as essential as lip gloss. The slim bottle holds feminine notes of gardenia, tuberose, and sandalwood that easily slip over the skin. $16.00

KIM KARDASHIAN To Go Take Kim’s hypnotic scent with you anywhere with this purse-sized, one-ounce spray. It’s the perfect touch of extra allure and confidence. $35.00

KIM KARDASHIAN Eau de Parfum Spray This soft floral fragrance evokes Kim’s sultry style with top notes of mandarin, lush mid- notes of Gardenia, and a sexy drydown of vanilla orchid. $35.00 – $65.00

New Orleans & Florida Celebrity Wedding Makeup Artist Guru Brandy Gomez-Duplessis


written by: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

The Pink Lady pledge is to act cool, to look cool, and to be cool…’til death to us part, think PINK NAIL POLISH. If you haven’t noticed by now, the summer nail color for both hands and feet is PINK. Bright bold pink, almost neon pink, is getting used on some of our favorite cool celebs. Last week singer Cassie rocked long pink nails and the gorgeous Kardashian girls all rocked pink on the Kourtney & Khloe takes Miami show. Kim Kardashian was also a pink lady at Celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves birthday party with her pink nails.

While in Miami last week and on my makeup tour, I had to get in on this summer trend since pink is my favorite color. I decided on my day off to pamper my nails in go get them painted pink. My two favorite nail colors I have fallen in love with are Fire Candle by PRITI nails and Hot Girls by M2M nail polish. PRITI is a non-toxic nail polish line that is fast drying, and chip resistant. M2M, owned by Celebrity Manicurist Myrith Leon-McComark made sure this luxury polish was fun, bold and has a high gloss. You have to try them both because they look really great on. I usually don’t do well with nail polish because they always seems to chip but both products gave awesome shine and lasted for a little over a week. And for me and that’s a long time because I am so rough on my hands. So if you want to be a PINK LADY, think PINK!

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Clients In The News

It’s only Tuesday and 3 of my clients who are all friends has found themselves in the news this week.

Would like to say CONGRATS to Hornets Basketball Player Chris Paul on the deliver of his first baby and son.

As everybody know by now Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush has decided to part ways and do their own thing…am I surprise NO. That’s all I am saying…my lips are seal. As you all know I am loyal to Kimmie so I wish I could just give her a hug right about now. She gets a lot of flack for that damn tape but baby girl is a sweet girl. I hope she finds a guy that will genuinely love her one day. I tell you what, pretty girls never date the right guys…look at Halle Berry. The new guy seems real, so I hope Kimmie moves on and I am sure she will she has a great support team at home. Especially MAMA KRIS who I love.

REGGIE BUSH…ok gotta go


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Celebrity Makeup Artist Rocks M2M Nail Polish

written by:Michelle Bella with BELLA PR

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was not only seen putting her stamp on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim doing makeup for the Ed Hardy and True Religion Designers, but also wearing “Pink”, one of the summer’s hottest nail colors. A Gomez-Duplessis favorite is M2M, a natural nail care collection by Celebrity Manicurist Myrdith Leon-McCormack, who was in Miami providing her celebrity manicure services at the exclusive Penthouse Beauty Retreat hosted by Beachhouse PR at The Shore Club. Gomez-Duplessis met and mingled with Leon-McCormack at The Beauty Retreat offering complimentary cocktails and manicures. Gomez-Duplessis, who’s manicure featured M2M “Hot Girls” bright pink polish, is a color she can’t wait to introduce to some of her clientele: Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, and NeNe Leaks(from the Real Housewives of Atlanta).

M2M Colors:

Kompa: Melky Jean (Wyclef Jean- Fugee (Refugee All Star)

Platinum Plus: Beyonce

Sheer Thunder: Jessica Simpson

Night Storm: Kelis

Funny Girl: Kate Hudson

Charlie: Charlize Theron

Scarlette: Scarlett Johannson

Fox Trot: Vivica Fox

Black Diamond: Gabrielle Union

Lets Talk: Tyra Banks

Hot Girls: Kerry Washington

Check out more on these stunning artists at:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis:

Myrdith Leon-McCormack:

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The Kardashians Girls Does South Beach

By now you have heard that Khloe & Kourtney Kardashians will be opening their retail store DASH in South Beach Miami. Mama Kris Jenner was smart to make this a spin-off show for the girls.

About a two weeks ago I shared with you that I have been getting lots of calls from brides in Florida (South Beach & West Palm Beach). Well today one of the brides is flying me out to do a bridal consultation for her upcoming wedding. In the past my Florida brides have all been GLAM over the top brides. The makeup look that all the brides have asked me for is the Kim Kardashian look. The makeup look that I did on Kim Kardashian was her favorite look, dark eyes and light lip with lashes. Mama Kris loved the dark eyes I gave her and now everybody always ask me to give them that same look.

As you know I have been spending a lot of time in Florida lately, wouldn’t it be great if I get a call from the STYLE NETWORK or Ryan Seacrest Production to do makeup again for the girls on Khloe and Kourtney new reality show! The Kardashians girls does Florida an so does Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. But I do hope to do makeup for the OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE soon. I love OCEAN DRIVE magazine, I buy it faithfully every month. Everything and everybody so beautiful in it.


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I am not trying to take KIM KARDASHIAN man…REGGIE BUSH

Baby Girl don’t have to worry that BGD is trying to take her man. I was just doing my job. Now I took cared of him for Kimmie so he would look good on his pics again just doing my job:))) CLOTHES, HAIR, MAKEUP just doing my job:))) See you all are acting like that show GOSSIP GIRL, he’s not my type and you know that boy don’t like black women. We do have 1 thing in common we both like PRETTY people:)))) And I like Kim Kardashian…I actually saw her at Fred Segal when I was in LA in August 07 and they were filming I guess for the show. She is really a pretty girl but I don’t get why she’s hated by women. Just about 95% of women are running around unnatural with hair color hair relaxers/perms/extensions, wearing makeup, getting nails, get facials, and I can go on. I am in drag everyday…so what. That’s another blog, shit. So why hate on KIM KARDSAHIAN?

The entire assignment was cool, being in the jet was my first time. He’s a sweet kid and would work with him again. Reggie was very professional and he even talked and smiled with me. Cuz I was crazy and my ass kept it how they say on the street…”KEPT IT REAL” with him. He wanted to take pics, I don’t know why he was smiling and he wanted to sign my book…I think it was something like…To The Best Makeup Artist or To My Makeup Artist…I don’t feel like going get it. He knew I had to get my hustle on and pimp the hell out of me working with him. Other than that I didn’t get out of line not my style and he didn’t either. Not see that Football Player BRETT FAVRE…he had me blushing. I liked him…see for yourself!!

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