Beauty Happy Hour: Staying Glamxurious All Day This Spring And Summer

Nowadays everyone has a busy schedule from students, to women in the service industry, corporate 500, and stay at home moms. There is one thing we all have in common. We all want to know how to stay pretty all day. I have always suggested using long wearing, stay all day waterproof makeup items on your busiest days. As a makeup artist, I struggle with the same challenge. Trying to look fresh and effortless all day at work especially when my call time is 4 or 5am, isn’t easy. So here is a look into my makeup bag of items I use to stay paparazzi ready, well maybe selfie ready that hopefully you will find useful to use in your busy lifestyle._uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Foundation & Concealer
Stila Stay All Day HD Foundation & Concealer In Caramel $44.00

Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder $8.95

Matte Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Anti Shine Mattifying Gel $35.00

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow In Dark Brown $20.00

Eye Shadow
L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow $7.95

Eye Liner
NICKA K NY Waterproof Eye Liner $3.99

LANCOME Hypnose Star Waterproof 24 Hour Mascara $28.50

TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush $26.00

TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick $21.00 

To help remover any waterproof long wearing makeup I use L’OREAL Paris Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover $6.99


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.

My Pantone Radiant Orchid 2014 New Year’s Eve Makeup Look

My New Year’s Eve makeup look was inspired by Pantone Color Of The Year 2014; Radiant Orchid. Pinky Purple a great spring color of warmth that looks great on everyone. It’s such a flirty color that I feel so feminine wearing it. The plus is that Radiant Orchid makes you look youthful and it brighten the face. As always I’m always trying to find makeup products on a budget that won’t break your private/emergency stash. We all want to look glamxurious but not everybody can keep up with the looks we see on the runway.  
Here are makeup items I used to get my 2014 Radiant Orchid look.

Start with a damp Beauty Blender
Apply Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm with my Beauty blender first
With my damp Beauty Blender I then apply L’OREAL Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur second
Before I do my face I like to do my eye makeup. I used Nicka K NY Absolute Perfect Eighteen Colors. The ones with the yellow dots are the 3 colors I used.
I then lined my eyes with Nicka K NY Liquid Liner. I don’t normally rock a cat look, it’s to trendy for me but this liner
gives a great cat eye

I’m enjoying L’OREAL Paris new Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Finish with my eyes I damp my Beauty Blender again then I apply L’OREAL Paris Magic Lumi on my face

I then apply Stila Stay All Day HD Foundation & Concealer with my Beauty Blender.
I use # 10 to highlight & #13 all over
I don’t leave home without my L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder. I use a total of 3 colors to create my custom look.
*W8 all over *C8 to contour & *N5 to highlight

Set my foundation with Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
My signature blush is Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink
For a little warmth to the skin this winter I like Nicka K NY Mineral Sheer & Glow Bronzer in Chocolate. I also like Carat/24K but I’m out of that one, lol!!!
I finished my Pantone Radiant Orchid makeup look by using Nicka K NY Lip Color in 
Heading out the door, car just arrived to take me to my fav HAMPTONS family to get them makeup ready for their annual New Year’s bash..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

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