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

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Beauty: A Little Pop Of Color With A Touch Of Nude Is Danity

I was going for a soft makeup look with a pop of color
On set with my client Anita Hill…such a lovely place that I had to take a selfie
My favorite way to put on my makeup is with a BEAUTY BLENDER
I use L’OREAL Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher to keep my face flawless
I used NICKA K NY eye shadow in Purple 
Luv Luv Luv Stila Stay All Day Liner in Black
A must have Kajal pencil liner from Stila cosmetics 
My all time favorite L’OREAL Paris Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
I use everyday; Stila HD Stay All Day Foundation in #12 Tan
My personal shade from L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder in N7 & I highlight with N5
I set my makeup with Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
Obsessed with Stila custom color blush in Pink
My signature lipstick from L’OREAL Paris is Fairest Nude
I always top of my lips with Smashbox Reflection High Shine lip gloss
Set my makeup with Caudalie Beauty Elixir then I use when I feel like my skin needs to be hydrated
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger, Beauty, Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: 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, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, and 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 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 and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show,  Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, 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 Pro 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.

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Makeup Lovers: My Glamxurious Makeup Class At Erno Laszlo

Just arrived wearing very light makeup
My first makeup Master Class at the Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho, I must say was a success. In attendance were fellow makeup artists; new and pros, as well as makeup lovers, and challenged makeup wearers. 
I shared my tips & tricks that I use when working on my clients and on set. I prep the face first with Erno Laszlo Transphuse Day Serum. I utilized makeup from some of fav makeup brands; Flower Beauty, Stila Cosmetics, Nicka K, L’OREAL Paris, and Smashbox  to demonstrate techniques. 
I always get asked about selecting the right foundation, concealer, and how to contour & highlight. So this class, I focused on foundations, concealers, and techniques/tips for face shaping. I will be doing 1-on-1 classes, makeup lessons, tips on how to work in the industry, as well makeup applications & eye lash extensions at the Institute. As of now, my set day at Erno Laszlo will be Thursday unless booked on set. Being such a glamxurious place to work, I of course will be adding more dates.                                             
In the glamxurious Hollywood room at Erno Laszlo Institute getting ready
I’m HAIR & MAKEUP Ready for my master class at Erno Laszlo Institute

I used Flower Beauty as well as my Beauty Blender to teach my class

Other makeup I used were Stila, Nicka K, L’OREAL Paris & Smashbox

As you see I’m obsessed with their gorgeous crystal chandelier and spiral staircase
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: 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, 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 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 and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, 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.

Men’s Grooming:On Set With NBA

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Grooming tools for Chris Mullen shoot for NBA

Touching Up Chris Mullen

Having a great time with Pat the stylist on set

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 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.

Checking Into REHAB

I gotta check into rehab…cuz baby MAKEUP is my disease!!!

I am doing summer cleaning today since I am home in New Orleans all week. I never got around to unpacking everything from my studio when I closed the doors at the end of Feb of this year. My husband in his BFF moved everything out the studio the day before Easter so basically my studio has been sitting in the family playroom. The kids are not to happy about it cuz they can’t watch movies, play music, get on the internet or play those playstation and wii games. I been flirting with the idea every time I am home to clean in unpack but never have the time. Since this week they will be out of school I know they will want to be in this room for the summer.

So, as I clean today I keep finding makeup. Makeup stashed in bags, suitcases, bins, handbags, old makeup cases, victoria secret bag, target bags…seriously no joke. I am looking at almost $15,000 worth of makeup. Not including all my makeup that I retailed. I know I spent about $25,000 on getting that made and packaged. Now mind you, this total is NOT including my two makeup kit, my air brush kit and my duffle bag that I drag around with me everyday. This is just what I found while cleaning. I either forgot that I had it cuz I was hiding it from my husband, myself, or I just didn't have room.

What ever excuse I come up with I think I need some help, this is out of control. I can't believe in April I twisted my mouth to say to my husband I need to buy some makeup. One of my favorite makeup lines-NYX was having this crazy sale and I wanted to place an order.

Then makeup companies send me makeup to use on my celebrity clients or they sponsor makeup when I do events. I also have a suitcase full of individual and strip lashes.


When I first fell in love I never felt something so strong. Makeup was my lover and my best friend. All wrapped into one, with a ribbon on it! And I'll never give to myself to another, the way I gave it to you. Don't even recognize the ways you hit me, do you? It's gonna take a miracle to bring me back. And SEPHORA, MAC, L'OREAL, NYX, OCC, BEN NYE, SMASHBOX, MAKEUP FOREVER, your all the one to blame.

Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist

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Nordstrom Goodie Bag with $100 Purchase

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

If any of you have a Nordstrom in your city and you plan on purchasing $100.00 or more on beauty and fragrance in the next week, don’t forget to pick up your free gift. An exclusive designed Ruben Toledo cosmetics bag filled with 13 deluxe samples from your favorite beauty brands. This offer expires Monday, April 13 or while supplies last.

It Includes:

* Origins Modern Friction™ Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion (0.17 oz.)

* L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate (0.28 oz.)

* Clarins High Definition Body Lift (0.35 oz.)

* Laura Mercier Mini Foundation Primer – Oil-Free (0.5 oz.)

* Smashbox ‘Sheer Focus’ Tinted Moisturizer in Luminous (0.17 oz.)

* Chloé Natural Spray Eau de Parfum (0.04 oz.)

* Bare Escentuals® RareMinerals™ Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer (0.06 oz.)

* Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Refining Essence (0.14 oz.)

* Kate Somerville™ ExfoliKate™ Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (0.16 oz.)

* Anastasia Brow Gel – Clear (0.02 oz.)

* Philosophy ‘the present’ clear makeup skin perfector (0.5 oz.)

* Leaf & Rusher Rapid Resurface (0.10 oz.)

* Bvlgari Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum Natural Spray (0.05 oz.)

Glam Life of Celebrity Makeup Artist…in New Orleans who now cover Los Angeles, Dallas, South Beach, and New York.

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