Makeup For A Winter Destination Bride

written by Connecticut / New York Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

A winter bride can be very fairy-tale and very romantic, especially when there is a light snowfall. But what’s not so fabulously is dreary and harsh winter light that can make any bride look less stunning in her pictures. On this day, your best beauty item will be a bronzer; a bronzing gel, a tinted gel, or a self tanning mist to achieve a natural summer glow on your skin. The L’OREAL Sublime Bronze line offer salon like self tanner, great to do especially if your going to wear a strapless dress. You want to make sure your foundation now matches your tan skin if you opt to do your own makeup.

When you are having a consultation with your makeup artist share with them that you would like to do more warm and glowing hues instead of dark and smokey. Select a full coverage foundation like L’OREAL Paris True Match Roller Foundation to help achieve a flawless pale skin. To compliment your bronzed skin select peach, coral, pink or a matte bronzer for the cheeks. If you decide to go with a red or a nude lip be sure to give them a high gloss.

Don’t forget to take care of the grooms favorite part-the lips. Be sure to nourish and moisturize them daily with lip conditioner weeks before your wedding day. My favorites are the lightweight L’OREAL Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner because it has minerals, conditioning Sweet Almond Oil and a soothing Vitamin E. I also love OCC’s Ultra-sheer Lip Balms, their deeply pigmented and moisturizing.

To be a radiant winter bride, sparkle less, shimmer more and turn your winter wedding into a winter wonderland.

*Bronzer used on model: L’OREAL Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder in Enchanting Sunrise #941

Makeup & Hair: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry
Model: Jamielyn Arcega
Photo By: Fred Plunkett with Latigid Photography
Wardrobe Stylist: JL Closet

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis writes for Destination I Do Bridal Magazine

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in Connecticut 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 to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, 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.

Glam Up Your Up-Do’s for Your Destination Wedding

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Weddings are becoming more and more progressive, so it’s surprising that many of the old traditions still make it down the aisle. Read More

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

Rehearsal Dinner Make-up Looks


Written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Wedding rehearsal dinners can be just as stressful as the big day for most brides. WHAT TO WEAR, HOW TO WEAR YOUR HAIR, HOW BOLD CAN YOU WEAR YOUR MAKEUP, are a few things brides tend to worry about. So, I try to make it easier and give my brides a completely separate makeup look from her destination wedding day. I love applying an edgy glam bold look for the rehearsal dinner. I enjoy playing with metallic eye shadows- it’s fun, glamxurious, and always great for a dark evening dinner in a restaurant.

Below you will find some great eye shadow palettes that will help you to create sexy sizzling eyes at all price ranges. Read More at

Destinatio I Do Magazine Blog

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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

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Makeup Tips for Your Destination Wedding – Get Soft Smoky Eyes

words by Connecticut and New York Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Words by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
There is nothing is sexier than a girl next door becoming a bride walking down the aisle wearing her dream dress and looking “glamxourious” like recent bride Khloe Kardashian. Every bride wants to transform from their everyday look on their wedding day and the eyes are always the main feature. Smoky eyes is sexy on every bride, but one of the hardest look to pull off or achieve. Smashbox cosmetics has created a great collection to help you with creating soft and smoldering smoky eyes.

Ladies get ready, because the spotlight will be on you.


1. Photo Finish Lid Primer An ultra-luxurious lid primer. $20.00

2. Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black Line and define the eye with this gel-formula that glides over the lid without pulling or tugging. The quick-dry formula sets quickly and stays put all day. $22.00

3. Cream Eye Liner in Image A Smashbox signature, this unique cream formula can be applied with a brush for amazing, smudge-proof coverage. $22.00

4. Single Eye Shadow in Safari Long-lasting, brilliant multi-dimensional eyeshadow. $16.00


5. Single Eye Shadow in Bliss Long-lasting, brilliant multi-dimensional eyeshadow. $16.00


6. Bionic Mascara in Jet Black Smashbox Bionic is the first ionic mascara, and it allows for longer, stronger, and more voluminous lashes! The specially-engineered brush coats lashes with our revolutionary long-wearing, water-resistant formula for a dramatic full lash.$19.00

Pictures and makeup from Smashbox cosmetics

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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 to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, 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.

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