Getting New Sephora Pro Makeup Brushes

I’m always excited about getting new brushes. I received 10 new makeup brushes from Sephora, what a treat! These Sephora brushes are all from the PRO collection, their designed to give great precision and the brush heads are all densely packed with synthetic bristles, perfect for when you want to build coverage and layering. All I can think about now is creating effortless makeup looks at my next photo shoot on Friday for Starbucks.
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My Glam Evening At Allure Magazine & Jane Iredale Makeup Artists Night Out Beauty Event

Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
I was very excited to receive a special invite from Allure Magazine to attend Makeup Artists Night Out featuring Jane Iredale Beauty Event at Conde Nast building. While enjoying cocktails and refreshments we were shown beauty tips and trends from Allure magazine editors. Jane Iredale makeup artist Randall shared with us tips from the makeup line and how to use some of their must haves items. I actually enjoyed playing with the products in trying on the makeup. My favorite item was Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation in: Butternut, Maple, & Terra. At the end we were given a great gift bag from both Allure magazine & Jane Iredale. 
I look forward to trying some of my Jane Iredale goodies on my clients and on set. 

Always a pleasure to meet my loyal readers of my blog like the fab Ellen.

On the Metro North train heading home

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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.

Beauty News: The Makeup Look I Created For Hillary Clinton At Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year Award

For the second half of 2013 Glamour Magazine “Women Of The Year” Award I was selected a week before that I would be brought over to the back green room by the stage to do makeup on a select group of celebrities. My escort came up to get me around 6:30pm to help bring me to my second location inside Carnegie Hall. I was never told who I would be doing makeup on so I made sure my L’OREAL Paris makeup vanity was well stock with a lot of my favorite items. 
When I saw a few secret services and a staff entering thanks to Scandal TV show I knew the guest was someone in the political field. What I didn’t know was it would be Mrs. Hillary Clinton walking through the door.

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To get the makeup look that I gave Hillary Clinton here is the recipe of what I used. The makeup look I wanted to give Mrs. Clinton was a quick effortless makeup look. I wanted her skin to show, not aging her with heavy foundation. I mix L’OREAL Paris RevitaLift Triple Power and L’OREAL Paris Miracle Blur together on my palette. For her skin I wanted her to have a luminous look on stage so I selected L’OREAL Paris Magic Lumi and L’OREAL Paris True Match Lumi Foundation. Once again I mixed this cocktail together. With a large powder brush I dust her face with L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder. On her eyes I selected L’OREAL Paris HIP Matte Shadow Duo in Dashing. I wanted the matte shade of the pink eye shadow to pop against her now luminous face. I then used L’OREAL Paris Infallible Lacquer 24H liner in Dark Slate. While still wet I apply the dark shade eye shadow on top of the Dark Slate liner from the Dashing duo to soften the liner. Also a quick way to give her color without going to trendy. With a blush brush I used L’OREAL Paris True Match Blush in Apricot Kiss to warm up her skin. On her lips I prep them with L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lip Balm in Caring Coral. With a lip brush I applied L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Tropical Coral then topped it off with L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss in Saucy Mauve. A quick easy step to getting a polish makeup look.

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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 in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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.

Girltalk with The Talented Fashion Maven Angela Simmons

My agent called me about doing a fun charity event in New Jersey for fashionista Angela Simmons. Angela Simmons & her business partner Kerri Berson put together their 1st Annual Boys & Girls Club event called GIRLTALK. Being that I always luv giving back to kids especially girls I jumped on board right away. 
The event was glamxurious with; hair, makeup, nails, a fashion show ending with a concert from DIGGY. DJ Lyve kept everyone dancing all day, throwing in Angela & Kerri  favorite song “GIRLS” by Beyonce. I brought my 21 year old daughter Envy with me to help me do the glitter tattoo which was a hit! I was also able to give each girl a L’OREAL Paris leGloss to add to the gift bags that Henri Bendi donated. 
Before this fabulous event started I got both Angela Simmons & Kerri Berson makeup ready. Here is my pinterest link of what I used on Angela to keep her makeup bronzed & youthful. I wanted her makeup to pop for all the pictures that everyone would take but used items that I would last all day as she run around with the girls, that she did. Angela did a lot of dancing, jumping rope, she even walked the runway with the girls. I’m so proud of both Angela & Kerri as I look forward to being a part of next year glam squad. 

My table…glitter tattoo & L’OREAL Paris leGloss

Angela Simmons & Kerri Berson greeting the girls
Just finished doing Angela Simmons makeup

I even got in on the fun
After each girl left my table I gave them a complimentary L’OREAL Paris legloss

Essie sponsored the fun nail colors
Hair Time
After getting their hair, makeup, nails, and glitter tattoo the girls walked the runway
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

Sundance Day 2: How I Glammed Up L’OREAL Paris Here are all the great L’OREAL Paris makeupBeauty Blogger Kandee Johnson

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I started my morning with a request from Anita Hill for hair & makeup at the Entertainment Weekly Magazine Lounge inside L’OREAL Paris Suite. Once done one of my favorite ladies, Mora, Director Of Public Relations came at 10:00am to escort me over to The Skylodge hotel. This will be my first time meeting and working with L’OREAL Paris beauty blogger Kandee Johnson. When I arrived to the room I was greeted by Kandee mom and her precious daughter. Kandee came out and we clicked right away…after determining we are both huggers. 
Mora shared with me what Kandee day was going to be like and the look that was needed. Since Kandee was going to be doing video with The Sundance Channel I knew I had to pop her makeup just a little. I luved, luved, luved, her face. What a great canvas to work on, I told our VP of Public Relations later that I would like for Kandee to be my muse. Because she  wears makeup very well. 
On Kandee eyes, I used a forest green shadow along with the navy lacquer liner  to create a day smokey eye
Here are all the great L’OREAL Paris makeup I used on L’OREAL Paris Beauty Blogger Kandee Johnson for Sundance 2013
On set with Kandee Johnson at the L’OREAL Paris suite
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, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington Lauren Hutton, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Anita Hill, Klly McGillis, Lynn Shelton, Robin Weigert, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, L’OREAL Paris Beauty Blogger Kandee Johnson, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on Sundance Film Festival 2013, 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. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

What’s Your Electric Fantasie from L’OREAL Paris Project Runway Collection #DRLOREAL

Last week I have such a great time doing a L’OREAL Paris event for the Project Runway Electric Fantasie Limited Edition Makeup Collection at Duane Reade. This event they actually pulled out the red carpet…literally. This season collection is to die for that I’m sure it will sell out really fast. 
Artsy Muse, Enchanted Queen, Seductive Empress, & Wise Mystic are the names of the collection. 
The collection that spoke most to me and the one that I was obsessed with is called Wise Mystic because of the lipstick and lip gloss shade. I luv the iridescent lip gloss, it looks great by itself, with the lipstick, or any lipstick shade.
Two of the invited bloggers that I got to do makeup on were  Tineey  and Style Island. Read their insight about this GLAMXURIOUS event on their blog.

Putting on The Wise Mystic Collection on Tineey…we put have on the same collection.

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Style Island is wearing The Artsy Muse Collection…the lipgloss is everything!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012Project 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. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets

New York Fashion Week; Designer Jonathan Cohen

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Mizanihttp://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker(); , a division of L’OREAL USA professional hair products was the sponsor for designer Jonathan Cohen show on Friday evening during New York Fashion Week. As you know I’ve been a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist for over 5 years so to be a part of the Mizani team for fashion week was definitely an honor. I had the pleasure to work alongside many talented artists. Wil Strayhorn, lead makeup artist is a Mizani Educator and the FAB Darico Jackson, lead hair stylist is Mizani lead stylist.
Head artist Wil & Jonathan came up with a great makeup look for the show:
MAKEUP: simple modern and clean and they specified a lip color, YSL 13 (they will have on site). Its a clean, pretty, modern face with a glowy luminescent finish and big emphasis on lips. On the eyes the lid is just a burgundy no liner and red on the bottom eye, to look like a grunge hangover. Light brow and light blush.
I look forward to doing more assignments with Mizani…thanks guys for making me feel like a part of the team.
Wil Strayhorn- Head Makeup Artist & Mizani Educator
with Makeup Artist Demi V

Wil & his makeup team

Makeup Artist Stephanie Flor

Makeup Artist Stephanie Flor
Makeup Artist Demi V

Makeup Artist Demi V

Darico Jackson- Lead Hair Stylist & Mizani Lead Stylist

About Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

FROM SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK TO NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND.  Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. This jetsetting makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe Winner Melissa Leo, Actress Kerry Washington, Rachael Leigh Cook, Reality Star Kim Kardashian, and Music Artist Jordin Sparks, just to name a few.  Fresh from Sundance Film Festival 2011, this L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist worked inside the EW exclusive lounge. Now working fashion shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 in New York and next is off to Los Angeles as the NBA Official Head Makeup Artist for All Star Weekend. Keep up with the GLAM makeup artist by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of A Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.