Fun Day On Set For Starbucks Photo Shoot In Connecticut

My makeup set up for Sarbucks photo shoot

It’s always fun when you get to work alongside your bestie at work…The talented hairstylist & makeup artist Melissa Paldino

Luv my First Aid Beauty
Getting talent Nick skin ready using First Aid Beauty

Always trust Sexy Hair & L’OREAL Paris hair products when I’m on set
Sheldon my second talent about to get sexy hair

Melissa turned me on about Kevin Murphy hair products
Keeping Nick curls sexy

Have to keep my talent skin safe…Banana Boat & L’OREAL Paris sunscreen

Having fun with Melissa

What’s more delicious…the Starbucks Frappucino or the lips shades from DIOR Beauty, Stila Stay All Day Lipstick, Sephora Collection, Absolute New York Crystal Shine

One of the cute things we have in common…we both luv The Golden Girls

It’s a wrap

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.

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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Beauty: I’m What Lupus Look Like

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Usually when I go to my Rheumatoid doctor and to physical therapy 2 times a week I always go with a full face of makeup and hair done. Unless I’m having a horrible painful day that I need to be admitted to the hospital. Today I decided that I wanted to wear purple because it’s the color for Lupus Awareness. I was surprise by all the compliments I received that I decided to write a beauty post about what makeup I was wearing. Now whenever I wear any shade of purple makeup this will be my way to share my reason why I rock purple…Lupus Awarness! I’m What Lupus Look’s Like.

BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Wet /Dry Eyeshadow in Pink Petal….I wore mine wet

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Eyeshadow N° 29 Midnight Kiss

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 8 Prune Taffetas

STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liner in Intense Black

DIOR Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Too Faced Melted liquified long wear lipstick in Melted Violet
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 Monday: When Beauty Meets Food With Chef Gina Keatley

Heading to the city at 5am…Glam life of a makeup artist 
A lot of makeup (STILA, L’OREAL, TOO FACED, NICKA K NY) I plan to use on Chef Gina Keatley from her Dukan Diet segment. This chef luvs makeup & lashes
I LOVE this foundation brush from NICKA K NY…it’s only $5.99. You can find Stila at Sephora, L’OREAL at CVS and NICKA K NY on their website.
Must have hair goodies from Sexy Hair & Absolute Hot 
Now this is how you bring your hair tools to set…Absolute Hot 4 & 1 is from the Nicka K NY family
Luv working with Chef Gina Keatley….she know her food and luv a sultry eye. 
I’m obsessed with how her makeup came out…flawless…those high shine lips are Crystal Shine Lipgloss from Nicka K  NY. Thanks to SEXYHAIR I was able to give Gina her signature pompadour  hair style.
This fab young lady is Constance Pulsfier, Dukan Diet brand ambassador and I’m going to give her a fresh makeup look & playful hair.
I really enjoyed working with Constance, doing both hair & makeup on her. She lost over 200lbs

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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Beauty Happy Hour: Take Your Makeup From Day To Happy Hour

Courtesy Of USA Network
I must admit that every Thursday, one of the reasons I look forward to watching the fashion-forward drama TV Show Suits, is so I can see what the sharp tongued ladies on the show will be wearing. My favorite character on the show is Afro-Latina actress Gina Torres, who plays the corporate “Head Woman In Charge” character, Jessica Pearson. Costume designer for the show Jolie Andretta mixes contemporary pieces from Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Dior and Prada while flirting with vintage pieces. What I obsess about the most is how the head makeup artist Anita Gibson selects how each character’s makeup looks effortless yet polished for the work place. 
Gina’s character is always flawless and sophisticated representing what a powerhouse woman should look like every day at work. Here is one of my favorite makeup looks that Gina has worn that I want to help you to achieve as a signature look at home before heading out to work. It’s a real simple look that you can get out the house within 15 mins and can take you from the office to Happy Hour.
  

Courtesy Of USA Network
Beauty Blender
L’OREAL Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur
IMAN Cosmetics BB Crème Sand Medium
Black Opal Oil-Absorbing Pressed Powder in Medium Golden Brown
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown – dark warm brown
Stila Cosmetics Custom Color Blush in Bronze
Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude Eye Palette
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black
    L’OREAL Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer “In The Buff”
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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Makeup Monday: Posh Beauty From The Caribbean

In this month Caribbean Posh magazine my POSH BEAUTY is all about 3-D Nail Trends from Formula X, and the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. 
See for yourself what lip colors I choose and how I playing on blinging out my nails.
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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