NBA All Star 2011 Day 3-Behind The Scenes

working with Joanne from BackBeats
enjoying working with this young lady she lets me beat her face how ever I want.

the entire backbeats group is enjoying their glam time

these are the colors that I am doing on all 42 dancers today including NBA Fan Patrol dancers and Rihanna dancers. the reason why i selected this look was due to the colors the girls were going to wear and for the Rihanna performance the look had to also go with all black. A clean simple fast look that will pop on camera. Silver glitter on the eyelids only and pink lips works eveytime.

as you can see i work with marcie a lot

Kayte is another NBA Fan Patrol dancer that I work a lot with
this young lady is from rihanna camp and when she walked in i knew the occ pink lip tar was going to work perfect for her. because she plays the violin her look could be a little different so i gave ms diva a strong eye. because she is so pale that the no makeup look would just wash her completely out on camera.
debra getting bryan camera ready
  rihanna crew is in the dressing room now. bryan is one of rihanna dancers. he’s a riot!!!

need touch up for the group shot, lol
rihanna is about to perform. you don’t even wanna know how crazy this was!!!!!
rihanna is done and it’s about to be party time

in the lobby at the nba wrap party

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Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist“, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.
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NBA All Star 2011 Day 2-Behind the Scenes

Excited about today @fareastmovement FAR EAST MOVEMENT performs today. I feel in luv with this group & DEV last year. I remember in August I wrote an article about this new joint that I have been playing on my mp3. I’m not sure where I was when I first heard the song but I took to the single “Like a G6” so today is definitely a highlight for me. If you missed seeing Far East Movement performing at NBA All Star I have a little treat for you at the end.
let the glam squad begin
getting the NBA Fan Patrol ready
the NBA makes sure the glam squad dressing rooms is always fully stock with snacks
New Orleans own DJ Rob Nice @djrobnice host the NBA All Star once again so he’s getting camera ready. I know he is going to kill me….but not until after his wedding, lol.
Joanne from @backbeats
thanks interscope records & KEV for letting me using the pics
I was able to touch up before performing Kev-Kev Nish & Pro-Prohgress & Miguel. I was tickle pink to see them perform…told you my highlight
after work stopped at some hotel lobby party on our way out of the staples center
I forgot what party we were at…Maisha, Segrio, BGD
enjoying a mango martini by a friend of Willie condo before heading to after party…very yummy!!!!
Willie, Holly, BGD
HOLLY is enjoy her mango martini
THE FAB chica LOZA…@lozassoodope
2 boogie down brown girls. We didn’t catch up with Teyanna Taylor until later so it would have been 3 boogie down brown girls, lol.
Nicki Minaj performing at the after party
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Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist“, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

NBA All Star 2011 Day 1-Behind The Scenes

@redbull @lorealparisusa @caliswagdstrct …..

The first day is always exciting because I get to see my glam squad team (Debra & Veronica) and the FAB NBA Fan Patrol crew. This year Debra & Veronica didn’t supply the hair assistant because the key hairstylist Maisha brought in two of her girls (Desiree & Elyse) from her new salon-BIBI Salon NYC. So welcome girls, I hope you enjoy working backstage at NBA All Star Weekend. I promise you will love the fast pace, multi tasking, high energy, ball playing, music artists, assignment. If you’re crazy like most of us you will love it and can’t wait to return, lol.
Before leaving the hotel I kick off my morning by having a redbull shot, trust me it works on major assignments like this. Because there is no time to be tired or to move slow I never leave home without them. I always have extra to share with anyone who may need some redbull in their life. This is why I always put myself through a boot camp the month before. SERIOUS!!!!
So you know the rules…NO PICTURES ALLOW unless you receive permission. I understand the rules, the players shouldn’t be harassed by the staff, I get it! We see and hear things that magazines would pay us lots of money to know. The girls will tell you I don’t know 95% of the times who the players are unless their really tall or if it’s a big name player who’s face is always plaster on TV. Sometimes it can be someone that I actually know and worked with and I can walk right pass. Example; Chris Paul in his beautiful family was coming through even though we weren’t in arm reach I didn’t recognize him right away. It took maisha to say there’s Chris Paul. The goal was to say hi to him & Jada and meet the new additional to the family but I’m so crazy I missed them.
Same rules with the music artists they don’t want us to stop them or ask for pictures while we are working on them. Especially the key team. We are not allowed to bring someone to the room and take pictures of us working on them. Usually when its time to work on a ball player or music artist production sends Holly to pull Maisha and I out of the room and they walk us over to the artists and/or player dressing room and we do their makeup & hair privately. In we better be where we suppose to be this is why we have to know the daily schedule. When it’s being taped live there is no room for mistakes.
But I do have some fun, glam shots of the crew; hair, makeup, and wardrobe working and partying, lol. I’ll post them by each day. I hope you enjoy because I know I did!!!!

Can’t leave the hotel without my L’OREAL Paris Men Hydra Ice Cold Eye Roller. Need to make sure the ball players & music artists all look refreshing. No puffy eyes or dark circles under their eyes on television.

one of the many schedule the key’s needs to know
 @redbull @kissproducts
 getting the NBA Fan Patrol ready
NBA ALLSTAR MAKEUP TEAM
( Debra @muadebrarenee, BGD, Veronica @veronicasmiley )
Key Hair-Maisha & Key Makeup-BGD
Guess what I was saying: FABULOUS
The entire 2011 NBA All Star Glam Quad
(desiree, maisha, elyse, bgd, veronica, debra)
Went upstairs to meet with the amazing wardrobe team so we could confirm the outfits of what everybody would be wearing. But of course it was changed again. these guys work really hard putting all the clothes together. now they need a reality show.
 @its_shaundel
 Keisha & Niki @thisis_NIKI
 Laura-seamstress
I forgot the guys names. They use to work on the Tyra Banks Show
 Maisha was trying to put her scent of one of Lenny Kravitz shirt
 Niki & her crew had a lot of these to cut up
 still holding on to my loreal men eye roller’s…hahaha
 one of the best part of the day, I learned how to dougie! one of the pa’s allowed maisha and i to stand by the stage so i could learn the dance step. front row couldn’t get any better. i could have easily got on stage with cali sawg district. my teenage daughter thought it was the coolest thing. i hope i can remember the steps, lol.
cali swag district were very sweet young men very polite very appreciative. i would definitely work with them again. the dancers didnt know they were allowed to get their makeup done. the young lady with the long black hair was so sweet and she said she wanted a smokey eye i was happy to do it for her. i love working with talent that value with the glam squad do. great energy from cali swag district. luv to see that we do have well manner young people out there.

ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more.

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