Creating Summer-Worthy Smokey Eyes

photo by Imaxtree
Being a Makeup Artist and a Beauty Expert I always love receiving phone calls about makeup. So when Janelle M. Hickman, a freelance beauty writer at StyleCaster reached out to me to chat about smokey eyes for the summer I was in heaven because sultry eyes are my favorite makeup look to create. I was also able to share what beauty items I like from Caudalie, First Aid Beauty, Bobbi Brown & Sephora Collection. Check out the article here on StyleCaster.

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How I Created A Day Smokey Makeup Look

I always love wearing a smokey look year round. Sometimes it can be sultry, sometimes it can be edgy but on most days I like to keep it more subtle for day. A smokey look can usually be a challenge for most women. But I have just the right item that you can use when creating a smokey makeup look. So don’t worry it won’t take you long in the morning if you use the following items. So here is my cheat sheet to creating a smokey makeup look that can be worn in the day. Let me know how it work out for you. 

Shadow Shields

First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy in Medium/Deep

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in Deep 66

Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in Deep
L’OREAL PARIS Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

STILA STAY ALL DAY Waterproof Liner In Black

L’OREAL PARIS Voluminous Mascara In Carbon Black
TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude

Kat Von D Contour Palette
If you look close enough on the last picture you’ll see a deer photo bombing me.

Ambush Makeover with Tia Williams at Essence Music Festival

written by Tia Williams
Welcome to Day Three of ESSENCE Music Festival! To celebrate our last day in New Orleans, we enlisted our celeb glam squad to makeover an unsuspecting festival-goer! Celeb hairstylist Maisha Teacher and A-list makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis gave 28-year-old Crystal the red carpet treatment, complete with sparkly black eyeshadow and a tousled, curly updo. Read the rest here


ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, and Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball, 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, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull, and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

Smokey Eyes In A Blink

GalTime-The Hamptons has a great article on Smokey Eyes In A Blink Beauty GalTime featuring tips from Makeup Artists Richard Graninetti, Kenecia LaShae, and myself. Read my GLAMXURIOUS tips and see what makeup items I like to use when creating a sensual look. Thanks @galtime for including me….

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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 and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Anika Noni Rose, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival, 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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