New Must Have Beauty Items To Try This Year

Everyday a new beauty item hit the shelves of our favorite stores or fills the pages of an online site. I found 24 new makeup items that I think will be a hit with beauty bloggers, vloggers, and Sephora’s VIB’s & VIB’s Rouges.


What’s Your Golden Globes Must Have Makeup Item

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis on set with L'OREAL Paris for Golden Globes recreation
Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis on set creating makeup looks for The Golden Globes Awards

If I had to pick one beauty product to have in my makeup kit today for the Golden Globes Awards it would have to be L’OREAL Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. After giving my client a glamxurious makeup look I would want her makeup to stay fresh for hours while on the red carpet and during the award show. The setting spray will keep the makeup from smudging and settling into fine lines. With all those paparazzi around who need that nightmare of bad makeup.

What’s your must have makeup item if you were attending the Golden Globes?

L'OREAL Paris Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Favorite Makeup Setting Spray Golden Globes

Makeup: Color Correcting And Contouring On Brown Skin Women

I always get asked when I’m at Sephora from boggie down brown skin clients what do I use to achieve a flawless makeup look. Color correcting is a big thing for me when I’m applying makeup on clients and on myself. On deeper skin women I do a lot of color correcting under the eyes and around the lips. It’s ok to use two shades of foundation especially around the hairline or a medium foundation and a darker powder.

Finally makeup brands are hearing brown skin women cry who needs a little color correcting and or contouring kit. At the moment my favorite four items I use daily to achieve an even skin are listed below.  First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Brighten, Depuff and Smooth in Deep

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy in Deep

MAKE UP FOR EVER Skin Equalizer Radiant Primer in Caramel



I’ll be Backstage At Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year Award

Just found out today that I’ll be returning back to do makeup at Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year Awards with L’OREAL Paris….screaming!!!!

Sephora Senior Artist Training

Today was the first day of the Senior Artist training. I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. I’m not only going to be elevating myself but others who are passionate like myself in the world of artistry. I have been bless to touch so many with makeup artistry. I’ve work with celebrities, TV shows, fashion shows, photo shoots and so much more. I’ll continue to work big assignments but I would like to now teach and share my 18 plus years with upcoming makeup artists. I hope Sephora will have me!

My Favorite Must Have’s Fab Finds At Sephora

I went to Sephora today to see if I could find some new goodies. I found two great FAB FINDS that I wanted to share with you ladies.
Finally a makeup company took an interest with making a contour palette for us boogie down brown people. Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit in Deep is an exclusive palette only at Sephora. It’s three blendable, buildable shades contour, bronze, and highlight the face for foolproof contouring, and the specially designed angled brush assists with even application. $45.00

I also found these Sephora Collection Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof. The creamy texture, the intensely pigmented bright colors, and the long wearing smudge proof liner is everything I was looking for. I luv the way it glides on soft then dries in a matte finish, comes in 10 shades. $14.00

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Featured On Cocotique

It’s always an honor when someone features you in a magazine or on their blog. Being recognized for your talent is always delightful. In the beauty industry where there is so many amazing and talented artists, to be highlighted by a brand means a lot. I met Dana Hill the Founder & CEO of Cocotique while doing makeup at the IBS Show for Absolute NY, a makeup brand who’s makeup I luv using. While at the show Dana and I hit it off right away like two girlfriends. So when Kim Jackson, the Director of Cocotique reached out to me about doing an interview, I was honored. If your a beauty junkie like myself, you must get a subscription of Cocotique monthly beauty box. The ladies always select the best items for you to enjoy. Here’s the article for you to read about me being a COCOBelle!
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis doing makeup on Ebony Magazine Style Directoe Marielle Bobo