Beauty Happy Hour: Staying Glamxurious All Day This Spring And Summer

Nowadays everyone has a busy schedule from students, to women in the service industry, corporate 500, and stay at home moms. There is one thing we all have in common. We all want to know how to stay pretty all day. I have always suggested using long wearing, stay all day waterproof makeup items on your busiest days. As a makeup artist, I struggle with the same challenge. Trying to look fresh and effortless all day at work especially when my call time is 4 or 5am, isn’t easy. So here is a look into my makeup bag of items I use to stay paparazzi ready, well maybe selfie ready that hopefully you will find useful to use in your busy lifestyle._uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();




Foundation & Concealer
Stila Stay All Day HD Foundation & Concealer In Caramel $44.00


Powder
Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder $8.95


Matte Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Anti Shine Mattifying Gel $35.00


Brow
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow In Dark Brown $20.00


Eye Shadow
L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow $7.95


Eye Liner
NICKA K NY Waterproof Eye Liner $3.99


Mascara
LANCOME Hypnose Star Waterproof 24 Hour Mascara $28.50


Blush
TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush $26.00


Lipstick
TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick $21.00 


To help remover any waterproof long wearing makeup I use L’OREAL Paris Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover $6.99

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. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, 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.

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Effortless L’OREAL Paris Spring Makeup At Project Runway During Fashion Week

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Yesterday Project Runway call time for hair & makeup was 4:30am. Regardless of how early the call time is every year, I always look forward to doing makeup at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Getting booked to work New York Fashion Week always excite me. 
One of the makeup looks for the morning show was an effortless look. It was all about minimum foundation with luminous skin. No eyeliner, no powder, no contouring, no highlighting, and no lashes.
To pull of the fresh face makeup look, I used 1 drops of L’OREAL Paris Day Lotion, 1 drop of L’OREAL Paris True Match Lumi Foundation, and 1 drop of L’OREAL Paris Magic Lumi. I mixed all 3 products on my palette and I used my fingers to apply to the model face. A perfect spring look; young, soft, and fresh.

I miss Michael Kors on this season Project Runway so I decided to wear my Michael Kors vest
Backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week doing makeup on one of Project Runway models
I really luv this effortless look, Magic Lumi Primer is amazing to achieving that luminous look 
My L’OREAL Paris makeup palette

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Danbury Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top,  Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, 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 June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, 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, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, 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.

Makeup: Get Tangerine Orange This Spring

Makeup by Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
It’s definitely spring time and I am starting to retire some of my winter clothes, scarves, and boots. I am excited about wearing a pop of color, and this spring my palette will consist of beautifully ostentatious oranges. 

During New York Fashion Week Fall 2012, designers like Nanette LeporeMonique LhuillierTracy ReeseAnna Sui, and Michael Kors, all flirted with shades of bright orange on the runway with their collection, makeup, clothes, and even nails. Just last week, I was a guest makeup artist at the Sephora stores in Greenwich and Danbury, the store was hosting a high end limited collection called Tangerine Tango.

Bold tangerine lip colors will not be the only choice this spring, as there will be lots of yummy orange lip shades for you to choose from. You can select a sheer lip, a stain lip, or a strong bold lip color. If you’re not ready to add it to your lips then make sure to add this delicious color to your wardrobe or your nails. 
Josie Maran Soledad Lipgloss

NARS Barbarella Lipstick 
OCC Lip Tar in Safety Orange

STILA Lip & Cheek Stain in Mango

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Tangy Mandarine


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Makeup Photos:Getty Images, Josie Maran, Nars, Stila, YSL, OCC, Sephora
Above Makeup Picture:Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
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.

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Gossip Girl Gets Effortless Makeup With L’OREAL Paris

Connecticut Makeup Artist using L’OREAL Paris leGloss on Kelly Rutherford

Tuesday afternoon was beautiful in New York and I was enjoying doing makeup on 7th Avenue at the Magaschoni showroom for L’OREAL Paris. A showroom adorned by celebrities, the who’s who in New York and Connecticut, and a store that OPRAH calls one of her favorite places. What perfect place to spend my day surrounding myself with beautifully soft colored cashmere. While the ladies were shopping, I was hired to do makeup. I decided to help the women with their spring makeup palette for this season to match the bright yellows, lime greens, fresh whites, fuchsia pinks, and tangy oranges cashmere.

One of the many shoppers was the gorgeous actress Kelly Rutherford from the TVs Melrose Place and Gossip Girl. Kelly is an actress I grew up watching on television, so I was honored to have her sit in my chair. She has such delicate features that I didn’t want to overdue her makeup with lots of products and steps. I decided to keep her makeup fresh and youthful so I selected shades of pinks for her lips and cheeks. And on her eyes, I selected shimmers to highlight her face. Below are the L’OREAL Paris products I used to give Kelly her effortless makeup look.
Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis finishing with Kelly’s makeup
L’OREAL Paris products used on Kelly Rutherford
YouthCode Serum Intense
True Match Concealer C1-2-3
True Match C2 Foundation
Infallible 24hr Eye Shadows in Iced Latte & Bronzed Taupe
HIP Color Truth Eye Liner in Brown
Voluminious False Lashes in Brown
True Match Blush C3
leGloss in Nude Touch

Actress Kelly Rutherford, President of Magaschoni Monica Forman, and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
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.

A Day At Magaschoni Showroom In NYC With L’OREAL Paris

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 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.

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Shake Your Beauty Comes To Harlem

After my early assignment with L’OREAL Paris for the Live Like A Man Men segment on Fox and Friends Saturday I headed over to BiBi Salon NYC in Harlem. This afternoon Tia Williams from”Shake Your Beauty” will be taping a segment at the salon on Maisha, the owner/celebrity hairstylist and I working. She also did a quick on-air interview, something that I wasn’t prepared for but I managed to get through it. Tia mention the segment would come out in May so I will keep you posted. See ya bye!

Maisha and Tia chatting while they wait to get mic.

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.

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BEAUTY: Spring Forward With Your Makeup

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Here in New York Metro Area we have been experiencing gorgeous spring weather. So it was easy to get in the mood the day of the photo shoot. When CeCi Johnson, Founder of CeCi New York text me that she wanted me to be a part of  CeCiStyle Magazine spring shoot I was elated. Spring, is one of my favorites seasons, beautiful weather and bloomed flowers; some of my favorites are tulips, bleeding hearts, anthurium, and alpinia purpurata.

CeCi managed once again to put together an amazing team of women to create the look. One of my bestie Melissa Paldino worked on hair, Helga Schaefer was the amazing photographer, and her assistant was a twitter friend that I finally got a chance to meet in work with, Andrea Langer.
My makeup palettes and inspiration look 
Just finished mixing foundations and highlighter colors

Giving CeCi a soft brow for this look.

Let the fun begin…luv doing the eyes.

Always a perfectionist on set

 Luv This shot Andrea!!!

Picture from New York Photographer Andrea Langer

Picture from Helga Schaefer

To get this spring makeup look I used the following items: 

*Prep face with Maya Water Facial Mist and L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lip Balm.
*MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation mixed with Benefit High Beam 
*MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural 
*Inglot AMC Eye Shadow Shine #26
*Inglot AMC Eye Shadow #66
*Stila Cosmetics Custom Color Blush in Coral and Pink
*L’OREAL Paris HIP Color Truth Cream Eye Liner in Eggplant
*L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Mascara in Carbon Black
*Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lipgloss in Strawberry Fizz
*Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss in Pearlescent Shine
*GLAM Soft Taupe Brow
*even though you can’t see it in the pics I also used very light loose purple glitter under CeCi eye.

Andrea Langer caught a sweet moment with hairstylist Melissa Paldino on set

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ABOUT
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, 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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