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.

Have You Fallen In Love With Velour Silk Lashes Yet

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Yes their here, Velour Lashes Are Here…well at Sephora. Have you heard of Velour Lashes? If not, this is why Velour Lashes are so in demand. Their the original creator of mink lashes.

Velour Lashes are luxurious, long-wearing (up to 20 wears), premium silk false lashes made by hand. Velour lashes are 100% silk, the same material that is used for actual lash extensions. This is the first time this material has been used in a faux lash. These lashes’ signature cotton band can be manipulated to fit any eye shape. Velour Lashes are more natural looking than synthetic lashes, and more comfortable. Double-ended lash applicator ensures a steady and controlled application leaving you with a full and dramatic look.

Velour Lashes (US $23.00) EXCLUSIVE


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To help you with your gorgeous new lashes your going to need the following items.
Velour Lashes Two Easy Lash Applicator $20.00
Velour Lashes Brush On Eyelash Glue $14.00

Skincare: Dr Dennis Gross Peels To Reduce Enlarged Pores & Imperfections

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Usually I’m the one to give makeup and skin care tips to my clients. Recently, I was in Ridgefield, Connecticut doing makeup on a private client. I’ve worked with Sara about 6 times and noticed a big improvement to her skin. So I asked her what was her skincare secret. She shared with me that she’s using Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels. Let me give you a little history about her skin. She has enlarged pores and imperfections. I went from doing a full face of makeup on her to using one drop of Cover FX custom drops mixed with First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Serum.  
Once done I was on a mission to search for these daily alpha beta peels. I located them at Sephora but wasn’t expecting the hefty price point. I ended up getting the 5 treatment original formula pack for $15.00. The other two boxes range from $88.00-$148.00 so I’ll treat myself if I see a difference with my skin. It’s a two step treatment of towelettes that can be used either day or night. I choose to try it out at night just in case I had any reactions. The towelettes is right up my speed because no water, no rinsing is involved. You first apply step 1 to the face and neck area wait about two minutes before applying step 2. I then prepped my skin and neck with Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip oil
With Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels I’m basically looking to minimized my pores, reduce the little signs of aging, brightening and evening out my complexion, So I’ll keep you posted with my process and if I’ll continue using the peels. I pray for flawless skin this summer so I don’t have to always be beat to death. 

Makeup: How I Did Makeup On A Modern Day Barbie At Sephora

While at Sephora I had the most gorgeous face walk in and sat in my chair for makeup and I all kept thinking was she’s a real life modern day barbie. Her skin was flawless, her pink hair on fleek and her body look like a model you see on the runway. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her because she was a perfect canvas. Below are all the items that I used on her. All the items can be found at your Sephora location. 

COVER FX CUSTOM COLOR DROPS IN P20

BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR IN WHITE PEARL
COVER FX MATTE SETTING POWDER IN LIGHT
BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESS IN MOONSTONE
DIOR FUSION MONO EYESHADOW IN CHIMERE

STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF EYELINER IN BLACK

URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA IN BLACK

KAT VON D CONTOUR PALETTE
SEPHORA COLLECTION CREAM LIP STAIN IN WHIPPED BLUSH

SEPHORA COLLECTION ULTRA SHINE LIP GEL IN ULTRA VIOLET

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW POMADE IN TAUPE

Makeup: It’s A BECCA Cosmetics World Let’s Highlight

I’ve been waiting a long time to create a makeup look using BECCA cosmetics. Being a makeup artists I love playing with color but sometimes I just love to create a flawless look. With BECCA I love how their products gives the skin a perfect finish. Their’s nothing more breathtaking then to see a highlighted skin contoured to amplifying the look. To achieve this effortless makeup look I wrote up a cheat sheet to help you. 
BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Palette
BECCA Ultimate Creme Eyeliner in Romanesque
BECCA Ultimate Mascara in Black
COVER FX Custom Cover Drops in N50
BECCA The One Perfecting Brush in Blushed Copper
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal 
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Blushed Copper
BECCA Shadow & Light Bronze Contour Perfector
BECCA Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Souffle in Papaya/Topaz

Weight Loss: HUM Skinny Bird Dietary Supplements

It’s that time of year again where I start putting my body through boot camp. I’m always looking for the right supplements that would agree with my body and all the meds that I take. I know some of you are saying just eat correctly and I wouldn’t have this problem. But that would be to easy. So on my mission for dietary supplement I found HUM, founded by Walter Faulstroh & Christopher Colerigde.
HUM’s is a line that stands behind helping you with your challenge of beauty and lifestyle concerns. Out of all their supplements, I selected Skinny Bird, a vegan capsule to reduce stress, boost metabolism, and control blood sugar. The capsules combines four targeted solutions for successful weight loss; caralluma fimbriata to help curb appetite, 5-HTP to reduce stress eating, green tea extract to boost metabolism, and chromium to help control blood sugar. Just take 1 vegan capsule up to 3 times ideally 30 minutes before eating and to help you from overeating.
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Caudalie Beauty Elixir Is My Favorite Makeup Setting Spray

Being a makeup artist the last thing that I would want to happen is for my hard work of artistry melt off my clients face. One of my favorite items I must have in my makeup kit is Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It’s part toner, part serum of essentials oils and plant active ingredients. 
I luv to prep my clients face by spraying the Beauty Elixir mist. This step will give my client an instant burst of radiance. It will help to smooth the skin, tighten the pores and set the makeup when done. 
During the summer this item will definitely hydrate the face and the aroma of the citrus, rose water, rosemary, peppermint, and balm mint will help to rejuvenate you.  Treat your clients or yourself to this luxurious item. I promise you don’t want to leave home without it. 
Makeup Tip: Before I use my makeup brushes I like to spray the Beauty Elixor on them. Why not treat your brushes! 

My Day At Sephora Contouring & Highlighting Clients

Today at Sephora I was booked with clients back to back with appointments. My client Julie had one request, that was to just make her look amazing! Being a great canvas Julie made my work very is to do. After chatting with Julie and finding out what her challenge was currently with makeup I found out that contouring and highlighting was hard for her to do. So I made contouring & highlighting the main focus. Before I started doing Julie makeup I prepped her face so she would have a flawless makeup look. Continue reading to see what makeup I used on Julie and how she looked when done.
Julie before picture
Origins Gin Zing Refreshing Eye Cream
Origins Gin Zing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil
All the products I used on Julie today can all be found at Sephora locations.

Sephora Collection Moonsshadow Baked Eyeshadow Palette called In The Nude

NARS Eye Paint in Mesopotamia

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Vento

TARTE Gifted Amazon Clay Smart Mascara
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N35

BEECA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Urban Decay 27/7 Concealer Pencil in FBI
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder in N30

Kat Von D Shade +Light Contour Palette
BEECA Shimmering Skin Perfecteor Poured in Opal

BUXOM True Hue Blush in Indulgence

BEECA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Copper
NARS Lipliner Pencil In Amazon

STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

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Makeup Monday: Glam Makeup Brushes Designed By Alexis Bittar

Last month I twitted about celebrity jewelry designer Alexis Bittar limited edition makeup brush for Sephora Collection. The glamxuirous 3 piece collection is called Liquid Gold which features a Beauty Brush Set, a Travel Wrap, and Compact Mirror. 
No matter how I describe this 24k karat gold plated ferrules, Swarovski crystals and lucite acrylic handle this decadent collection you have to see it for yourself. It’s GORGEOUS! Definitely a fancy piece to sit on your vanity. Image all the beautiful makeup looks you can create with these luxurious brushes. Ladies, if your looking for something to treat yourself to, I suggest this stunning collection. Alexis definitely created brushes with high end women in mind. Guess what, I am putting this collection on my wish list.

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ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: BEAUTY BRUSH + TRAVEL WRAP $58.00

ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: COMPACT MIRROR $42.00

ALEXIS BITTAR LIQUID GOLD: BEAUTY BRUSH SET + STAND $175.00

This Set Contains: 
– Pointed powder brush 
– Angled blush brush 
– Eye shadow brush 
– Smudge brush 
– Angled liner brush 
– Display stand

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that’s makeup. Brandy resume is like the who’s who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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.

Makeup: Sephora High Gloss Lips On A Budget

Diamonds are not the only best friend of a girl. A high shine lip gloss with a glassy finish that will make you feel like a Victoria Secret model walking the runway is. I found 6 shades from the Sephora Collection that will give you a bombshell high pigmented slick shiny wet look. Some of the colors will even give you a shimmery glitter effect. The best part of these glamxurious lip glosses are that they are only $12.00 
Now your selfie ready…
Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss

02 – Royal Icing – clear with white and silver shimmer

11 – Pink Macaroon – sheer candy pink

21 Candy Mix – very sheer peach with iridescent glitter

26 Creme Brule – vanilla beige with iridescent shimmer

27 Candy Necklace – opalescent light pink with iridescent shimmer

31 Marquisette – clear with yellow gold glitter

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that’s makeup. Brandy resume is like the who’s who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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.