Beauty Happy Hour: Anti-Aging For Women Of Color

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mother of a 22 yr old daughter & a 17 yr old son
We all heard the saying “Black Don’t Crack”. Well, there’s a little truth to that but you have to put some effort to keep your skin youthful and beautiful. The melanin in our skin has always act as a built in moisturizer but as the skin mature more is needed to keep the skin tight and firm. 
Women of color skin challenges are; uneven skin tone like melasma, large poresdark circles, and sagging skin, which manifests as nasolabial folds (those parenthesis around your mouth). Losing elasticity and being exposed to the sun which results in age spots is why you want to start taking care of yourself. Here are a variety of anti-aging items that fits everyone budgets.

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50 $10.99
Olay Anti Wrinkle 2 in 1Firm and Lift Day Cream and Serum $12.99
Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir $23.99
Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford $39.95
Rx for Brown Skin Essential Hydration Moisturizing Cream $40.00
Murad Age Balancing Night Cream $75.00

Connecticut Makeup Artist Shares 5 Makeup Tips For Wearing Holiday Metallics

While on set Makeup.com reached out to me to talk holiday makeup. They wanted to chat about my favorite…metallics. A sultry makeup look that I can do in my sleep. Here are my 5 makeup tips to help you get glamxurious for the holidays.
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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Pink Ladies! You Are Going To Luv L’OREAL Paris Colour Me Pink Collection

I have been a member of the Pink Ladies, a group of pink wearing girls since 1978. So I was elated when L’OREAL Paris came out with this appetizing Colour Me Pink Collection of lipsticks, lipgloss, & nail polish this summer. The collection consist of 8 lipsticks, 5 lipgloss, & 6 nail polishes.

I was fortunate to play with the Colour Riche lipsticks & leGloss a little early before hitting the shelves. I reached out to the girls at L’OREAL Paris because I knew I had 5 days at Donna Karan International during market week. I wanted to create a fresh makeup look with L’OREAL Paris new products so they sent me these yummy shades.

I found the lip colors to look amazing on all the models. The Colour Riche lipsticks  & lipgloss are luxuriously rich in color, extremely hydrating in enriched with Argan Oil. The shades goes from soft to bold that every Pink Lady will find at least one lip color that they will fall in love with. 

L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour – $8.95 each
  • Ballerina Shoes
  • I Pink You’re Cute
  • Pink Flamingo
  • Miss Magenta
  • Wisteria Rose
  • Everbloom
  • Raspberry Rush
  • Fresh As A Rose

L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss – $7.95 each

  • Pucker Up Pink
  • Florid Pink
  • Rosy Demeanor
  • Raspberry Flush
  • Berry Chic

L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Nail – $5.99 each

  • Berry Jealous!
  • Sugary Sweet
  • Taste of Romance
  • Pink Attitude
  • Rosy Macaron
  • Hella Pink

Don’t wait to long to pick up this collection because The Pink Ladies Pledge is to act cool, to look cool and to be cool, till death do us part, Think Pink!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. 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, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, 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 recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, 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 June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 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

Elite Insider: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Right before my crazy schedule started for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week I was able to get with Valerie Warrington of Beauty and the Budget. Hope you enjoy the interview….
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis coined the phrase: “Glam Life of a Makeup Artist,” and she certainly lives by it. A celebrity makeup artist, she has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Tyra Banks Show, the Style Network, and TLC. She’s done makeup for Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Brad Pitt, Fall Out Boy, Usher, Justin Bieber, and singer Deborah Cox among many other celebrities. Her work has been featured in many notable popular magazines like Essence Magazine, Teen People, and Modern Bride.
For a woman who began working as a part time Estee Lauder counter clerk, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has worked hard to make a name for herself in the fashion industry. She’s the epitome of an elite insider, and I was so glad to snag an interview with her last week before she scurried off to Fashion Week!
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PHOTO SHOOT:Life of a Makeup Artist

Just wanted to share with you a few behind the scene pics from a story that was recently done about my life as a Celebrity Makeup Artist. I won’t spoil the article but here are a few pics from it that I don’t think made the cut.





GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST…IN NEW ORLEANS now doing makeup in Florida, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York.

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