The Beautiful Afro Latina Zoe Saldana Join The L’OREAL Paris Family

My day has just gotten better, so excited to hear that Zoe Saldana has joined the L’OREAL Paris family. She now join recently Blake Lively & Lea Michele as spokesmodel. 
Being an Afro Latina like Zoe, and a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist it’s great to have her aboard. A brown woman representing beauty for a major beauty brand with L’OREAL Paris is a major opportunity. So many young girls will now see that their brown skin is important and that makeup companies will have foundation shades to match their skin tone. 
This is an amazing day!!! 
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger, Beauty, Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and 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, and 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,  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 Pro 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: A Little Pop Of Color With A Touch Of Nude Is Danity

I was going for a soft makeup look with a pop of color
On set with my client Anita Hill…such a lovely place that I had to take a selfie
My favorite way to put on my makeup is with a BEAUTY BLENDER
I use L’OREAL Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher to keep my face flawless
I used NICKA K NY eye shadow in Purple 
Luv Luv Luv Stila Stay All Day Liner in Black
A must have Kajal pencil liner from Stila cosmetics 
My all time favorite L’OREAL Paris Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
I use everyday; Stila HD Stay All Day Foundation in #12 Tan
My personal shade from L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder in N7 & I highlight with N5
I set my makeup with Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
Obsessed with Stila custom color blush in Pink
My signature lipstick from L’OREAL Paris is Fairest Nude
I always top of my lips with Smashbox Reflection High Shine lip gloss
Set my makeup with Caudalie Beauty Elixir then I use when I feel like my skin needs to be hydrated
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger, Beauty, Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and 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, and 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,  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 Pro 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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My Glam Day Of Beauty At Erno Laszlo Institute In Soho With Tia Williams

In my makeup room taking selfies
A fun day of doing makeup at Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho on the gorgeous Tia Williams was the only thing that could turn this cold wet day into a glam day. I’ve had the pleasure of doing Tia’s makeup numerous of times in this time she knew she wanted a pop of eye liner color. 
Tia met me at my New York home based makeup studio, inside Erno Laszlo Institute where I do makeup on their members as well as my private clients. When Tia arrived I screamed because I wasn’t expecting to see her hair all big in curly…so cool! She took off her coat all nonchalant looking effortlessly like Jennifer Beals from Flashdance wearing a loose fitting white T-shirt that draped off her shoulder, black leggings and rain boots. As she settled in I started selecting colors that would compliment her. I never like to go overboard with Tia face, she look best with pretty makeup. I did know I wanted to try Drew Barrymore makeup line Flower Beauty on Tia because they recently sent me some of the products. Let me tell you, Flower Beauty didn’t disappoint and L’OREAL Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur gave that flawless photoshop look and Stila Stay All Day HD Foundation does just that…STAY! See for yourself.

The best place to take a selfie, in front of the crystal chandelier by the spiral staircase
I’m obsessed…hahaaaa
Tia can rock any makeup look I give her. 
The eyeliner didn’t pop on the pics but it was GORG!
Inside the Hollywood Makeup Room
Erno Laszlo goodies
Makeup items I used on Tia…read the entire article and see what other  items I used on BEAUTYLISH 

We always make a great team…luv her!!!!

Behind The Scene With L’OREAL Paris Creating Luxe Red Carpet Looks

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Heading to work to create beautiful makeup for L’OREAL Paris

I always get asked “What Is My Day Like” when working behind the scene at a glamxurious event such as Golden Globes Red Carpet for a major brand like L’OREAL Paris. I decided to give you a sneak peek of what we, the L’OREAL Paris Pro Team do backstage while creating red carpet hair, makeup, and nails. See all of the video on L’OREAL Paris tumblr page.
Flirting with my Colour Riche Extraordinaire Nude Ballet lip color
Producer going over the makeup looks
Selecting my L’OREAL Paris makeup items to create the Sunset Ombre lip
PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL Paris
PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL Paris
I luv the Sunset Ombre lips…so red carpet
While the other members of the pro team create makeup looks,  fab hair & nails I take part in the #LOrealParisLive Beauty chat on Twitter. 
Always an honor to get asked to do beauty chats with L’OREAL Paris. I luv being a Beauty Expert & Beauty Blogger
Received a tweet “What shade of red from the new Colour Riche Extraordinaire would look great on brown skin”…I suggest #306
The new L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire are amazing…lots of pigment
On set creating my Radiant Orchid eye
Starting step 2 to creating my Radiant Orchid eyes
I luv a high shine sheer lip when wearing a strong eye

PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL Paris
PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL Paris
PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL Paris
Griselle giving model effortless curls

Mirna giving one last touch up to the model hair

Diana creating butterfly lashes

Lots of love on set but we both love the new L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire

Mary Y Soul in her zoom creating gorg nail art

Mari wrap the evening with creating Celestial Mani 

Glam Squad Getting Golden Globes Ready With L’OREAL Paris

Just like celebrities, glam squads ( hair, makeup, & nails) prep days in advance for major red carpet events like The Golden Globes. Today a few of the L’OREAL Paris Pro Team met up at the studio to go over some of the luxe looks we will be creating on Sunday night. Here are a few behind the scene pics to show how we prep.

Arriving to the studio…greeting Celebrity Manicurist Mar Y Sol Inzerillo
Makeup, check…makeup brushes, check..all I need now is a canvas to paint
Let the makeup magic begin
Inside the studio doing makeup…highlighting & contouring
PICTURE CREDIT: L’OREAL PARIS 
L’OREAL Paris hair & makeup goodies

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Get Singer Lorde Vamp Lips With L’OREAL Paris HIP LipGloss

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I’ve been obsessing with the vampy lip once again and after seeing newcomer New Zealand singer and songwriter LORDE rocking her royal lips I knew I had to recycle my favorite L’OREAL Paris HIP lip gloss. A lot of women are afraid of this strong dark almost black lip color. If worn correctly with minimum makeup but with illuminating skin it’s a brilliant color on everyone. Especially if your already a fan of chocolate, wine and deep burgundy lipsticks.

I enjoy this color so much that I am always ready to use on models at photshoots. On set I remember when I pulled out this color a few people went silent but once on the model the vampy lip gave the entire look life. So what do I use to get this look, because I’m sure you want to know. I used L’OREAL Paris HIP Lipgloss in Ingenue #678 it’s my favorite. It’s one of their older colors but if you can find it, grab about 2 or 3, cuz this color will not disappoint.
My favorite all time lipgloss to achieveing that dark vampy lip is L’OREAL Paris HIP Lipgloss in #678

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!!!

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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

Effortlessly Nude Look For A Donna Karan New York Video Shoot

One of my favorite designer is Donna Karan New York. I can go on for days with my testimonial on why I’m obsessed with her clothing. When ever I get a call to do makeup at her showroom it’s a treat because I get to go shopping in my head. This recent assignment Curtis called me to do both hair & makeup for a video for The Resort 2014 & Cashmere Collection. Because I saw the collection while doing makeup during market week at the showroom I knew what the collection looked like. After talking with Curtis we both channel going nude for the first half of the day with the makeup and effortless hair. Here a sneak peak from the video shoot. I hope you enjoy because it’s a great fall/winter makeup & hair look that is is simple to achieve.
Hair Products: L’OREAL Paris Hair Tools: Nicka K NY Skin: Erno Laszlo Makeup: Stila, L’OREAL Paris, Nicka K NY, X Compound
Model Andressa Junqueira and I always have a great time on set. She’s my makeup muse 🙂
My makeup palette of choice to create my Effortlessly Nude look 
For this makeup look I skipped on the eye liner & blush 
I used my fingers to pull her curls out, flipped her head over gave her a generous spray using L’OREAL Elnett hairspray

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, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, 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, 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 At Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year Award For L’OREAL Paris

My third year working the green room at Glamour Magazine “Women Of The Year” Awards for L’OREAL Paris. My first year I worked with Jennifer Aniston. This year highlight was Hillary Clinton. I always look forward to seeing how glamxurious they design our green room. This year they didn’t disappoint, selecting my favorite combination of black & gold. What a sexy room, see for yourself. 
Was picked up at Grand Central in brought over to Carnegie Hall
L’OREAL Paris Green Room at Glamour Magazine WOTY
I always luv our displays! 

Just finished getting the gorgeous Chivonne makeup ready

It was all about red lips…glamxurious!!!
L’OREAL Paris products I used on Chivonne Michelle 

My second work area; The Holding Room right before going on stage

It’s a wrap! Doing Hillary Clinton makeup in the holding room was my highlight!

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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, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, 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, 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.