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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Makeup Monday: Staying Hydrated With Flawless Makeup This Summer

There’s no doubt about it, summer is officially here. The sun has never been a bestie to us ladies who love to wear makeup during the summer. Every summer, I have to find ways to keep my body cool and my makeup flawless. The secret to keeping my skin from looking dull and lifeless has been hydration. 

Using a hydrating mist keeps my skin hydrated, refreshed, and I find it helps to set my makeup. Leaving me feeling and looking fresh with a health face glow. Hydration mist keeps my skin from becoming dry and lackluster, whether I’m laying out on the beach, traveling, walking, or working outdoors. The best summer treat you can give to your face is a hydration mist. It helps to nourish, moisturize, soothe, rejuvenate, and energize the skin with sexy epidermal cocktails of spring rose water and natural extracts with anti-oxidant to provide instant relief from the heat this summer. 
Here are a few of my favorite hydration mists that I think you will never want to leave your home without.

Evian Spray Brumisateur Mineral Water-Evian Spray Brumisateur Mineral Water contains a natural pH balance with a blend of minerals to help hydrate and protect your skin. If you are looking for a basic facial mist with only minerals and water, then Evian is your brand. 5oz $12.00
Caudalie Beauty Elixi-Caudalie Beauty Elixi- Part-toner, part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients. Smooth the skin, tightens the pores, and provides an instant burst of radiance, as it stimulates microcirculation. 1oz $18.00
Clarins Fix’ Makeup-Clarins Fix’ Makeup will help to set any makeup and help it stay through the day. The mist will also refresh, rehydrate, and restore your skin with grapefruit and vitamin C. The big difference with this mist is that is has a “protective 3D film-forming polymer” that will set your makeup and keep it looking flawless all day. 1oz $23.00
Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix-Mist and Fix by Makeup Forever is great to use after your makeup application to help set your makeup and keep in place longer, which means less touch-ups. It also helps to protect your skin from things like pollution and temperature changes, while keeping your skin hydrated at the same time. 4.22oz $29.00
Maya Spring Water Facial Mist Pure-With it´s clean, mineral-rich and pH neutral water from Skogshorn in Hemsedal, MAYAWATER is an absolute must to revitalize and cleanse dry, tired skin. Use on skin exposed to pollution, or simply to freshen up your make-up during the day. The more you spray, the more moisture you replenish your skin with, making wrinkles and fine lines appear reduced. The fine spray allows the skin to absorb the water immediately, helping to nourish, cleanse and apply moisture on bare skin, or over your make up. 150ml $32.00
La Mer The Mist-The highly charged waters in this refreshing mist help heal, hydrate and rebalance even the driest complexions. The Mist creates a special negative ion-rich environment that instantly shifts skin’s energy level, visibly uplifting and reviving lethargic skin. Marine and botanical extracts soothe surface irritations and gently relax dry lines to restore skin’s appearance. Also, this product is great for men after shaving. $55.00

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist-A gentle, aromatic toner to refresh your skin and spirits. A quick spritz of this divinely scented face mist is all you need to refresh your skin and revitalize your spirits. It purifies and tones while providing lasting hydration and restoring suppleness. 3.4 oz $86.00
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, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, 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. 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. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

Makeup Monday: Beauty Happy Hour Video Behind The Scene

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It’s Makeup Monday…the kick off to Beauty Happy Hour. A new beauty column that I will be doing with Caribbean Posh Magazine. I was elated about being featured in Connecticut, The News-Times Sunday newspaper. Plus I was able to tie in my first Beauty Happy Hour web video with my interview. 
Hopefully with more practice I’ll get better so don’t be to hard on me. I do think my baby girl was proud of me because she volunteer to put together this sweet video for me. 


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, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, 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. 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.

Brandy is now represented by:
The Michelle Agency
felita@themichelleagency.com

213.300.8916

Effortless Summer Makeup Look Using Stila Cosmetics

At my recent photo shoot on Sunday, the look for the models was natural makeup for both the photo shoot and video. The first makeup brand I reached for out of my makeup kit was Stila cosmetics. After meeting my first model out 10 for the day, I knew that Stila cosmetics would be perfect. I decided to go for an effortless summer makeup look for all the models. This is look one and the items that used are below.

STILA COSMETICS MAKEUP TO ACHIEVE THE LOOK

STAY ALL DAY 1–IN-1 HD BEAUTY BALM
ONE STEP CORRECT
CUSTOM COLOR BLUSH IN CORAL-CONTOUR & EYESHADOW
CUSTOM COLOR BLUSH IN PINK-BLUSH
MAJOR MAJOR LASH MASCARA IN BLACK
STILA LONG WEAR LIQUID LIP COLOR IN-PETAL

Additional pics of behind the scene looks from the photo shoot.

So hot on set had to use #mayawater on myself…lol
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, Robert Redford, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on 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. 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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Summer Fun with L’OREAL Paris

Another fun summer event, L’OREAL host a fun event at Gansevoort NYC Hotel with the gorgeous @Sky Nellor on the wheels of steel.

Tasha, Nil, and myself from the L’OREAL Paris Pro Team each worked on a model giving them a bronzed summer glow makeup look. Below are the colors that we worked with until Leah from L’OREAL came in with a treat. Leah received 2 new amazing eyeshadows from the L’OREAL family in PARIS that has not hit the shelves yet. They are still in the beginning stage because the color that I have does not a name for the color shadow. If and when it does, it will be a part of the Infallible line. Let me just say how amazing this product is. If this is just a sample of what to expect from the Infallible line it will no doubt be a hit. I’m excited to be 1 of 5 people here in the states to have one…fabulous!!!!
Last treat of the evening was receiving a L’OREAL Paris Beach towel. It will be handy for when I go to the Hamptons.

Heading upstairs to the rooftop pool

My model
Makeup Artist Nil

With the FAB Sky Nellor
On the rooftop with L’OREAL VP’s
STUNNING

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 been hired to do makeup on celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, 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 VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, 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.

Photo Shoot: Sneak Peek of Bright Summer Makeup

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the makeup looks that I did at the photo shoot. I wanted to use bold, bright, makeup colors so I selected one of my favorite makeup brands, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. How GLAMXURIOUS!!!

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.