Quick Tip To Cleaning My Airbrush Machine

I always get asked how do I clean my airbrush after I finish using it. I have a Ninja Jet Iwata Air Compressor that I use mostly for brides. The way I clean my airbrush is filling the cup all the way up with windex. I spray the windex completely out of the cup follow with regular tap water to flush out the gun. 
I use Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin airbrush foundation, it’s oil free and water based so it does not clog my gun. OCC foundation is very sheer in texture still giving the HD coverag. Every airbrush is different so read directions before trying windex on your gun, But if you have the same brand as mine then windex and water should work just fine and it’s easier on the wallet. Hope this little tip helps.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked MTV TV Show, Hip Hop Pov, Stila Beauty Event in Greenwich, Fox and Friends Saturday, Stila Beauty Event in Danbury, 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, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Saturday Bride:Darla B.

My second bride of the day was a glamxurious bride one that luvs makeup (6 different tubes of mascara)…really. She doesn’t wear fake eyelashes because her lashes are really long and full. I was able to be as heavy handed when applying her eye makeup. Darla request were gold, green, and brown eyeshadow with a heavy eyeliner.
http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
Below are colors that I used on the bride for her wedding
*L’OREAL PARIS Hip Duo Eyeshadow Mischief
*L’OREAL PARIS Hip Cream Eyeliner in Black
*NYX Cosmetics Mosaic Powder Blush in Cafe
*L’OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Lipstick in Peach Fuzz
*NARS Cosmetics Lip gloss in Giza
Darla selected New Orleans wedding photographer Beebe and Corine Tran with Studio Tran and her FAB hair was done by Heather.
New Orleans and Miami Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
a freelance L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
makeup artist will travel for your wedding

Bold Tangerine Orange Lips This Spring

OCC LIP TAR IN SAFETY ORANGE

written by Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
I was so excited when I received L’OREAL new HIP Studio Secrets Professional products. Being a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Artist I still get excited when new product come out especially anything from the HIP line. I knew I had a fun photo shoot coming up so I could not wait to use the crystal eye shadows, I selected *Darling #829 for this shoot.

To get the flawless look I first prep my model with L’OREAL PARIS Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base. It’s the new primer that can be applied before or after but I prefer using it before applying foundation. I like to do eye makeup first so I cover the eye with the True Match Concealer that I will use on the model. The reason why I am placing concealer on the lid because I want the crystal eye shadow to stick on the model lid without falling out. I am also using a stiff eye shadow brush because I find the fluff brush does not hold the crystal shadows like it does wen applying the regular HIP eye shadows.

Because I want the lips to be my main focus for this spring makeup look I am keeping the eye makeup very simple. I lined the eyes with L’OREAL PARIS HIP Studio Secrets Professional Color Chrome Eyeliner in *Black Shock. I love the chrome liner…it has the look of a liquid liner but it’s easy to work with like a pencil. Plus it’s long lasting like the HIP cream eyeliner.

On the face I selected L’OREAL PARIS True Match Foundation in *Buff Beige N4 using a foundation brush. On the cheeks I applied L’OREAL PARIS True Match Blush *Sweet Ginger N7-8 then very lightly applied L’OREAL PARIS Bare Naturale All Over Mineral Glow in *Honey Glow.

The last item if you can believe is not a L’OREAL PARIS product…lol. I used one of my favorite lip product that I love to work with on photo shoots. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in *Safety Orange, a vibrant orange lip color.

So this is my fun Spring makeup look that is easy on the wallet, hope you guys luv it as much as I do.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked Stila Beauty Event in Greenwich, Fox and Friends Saturday, Stila Beauty Event in Danbury, 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, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

Glamorous Lips – Make-up Tip


Words, Hair & Makeup by: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

My holiday brides are normally the ones that request the most for glamorous and luxurious lips…old Hollywood inspired. I personally think this may be one of the hardest looks for a bride to pull off but, definitely the most glamorous. To achieve that high pigment & high gloss lip color, I am going to share with you a beauty industry secret. READ MORE

http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js

_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”;
urchinTracker();

New Orleans, LA & Miami, FL Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis