Makeup: My Favorite Contour Palette For Creating A Natural Look

It’s Makeup Monday and I selected Tarte Contouring Palette as my favorite item this week. Contouring & Highlighting is still the biggest craze, everybody that I do makeup on request that I contour their face. Tarte 3-in-1 contouring palette is my go to item when creating effortless makeup looks. My clientele range from young teens, glam goddess, upper east side housewives, professional corporate executives, celebrities, to mature woman. Not every client can pull off the beautiful Kim Kardashian makeup look, so when I’m looking to sculpt the face, giving an instant slimming appearance I reach for this palette. Even thought the packaging is ok, (I fell in love with their holiday gold packaging). The product make up for it, giving you a matte bronzer, a youthful blush, and a yellow highlighter. I can’t forget a full size mirror to help you to keep up with your natural glow…now who’s FANCY.
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.

BEAUTY GOODIES: Tarte Natural Hues

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

With new Tarte’s Natural Hues, you can have this season’s most earthly beauty possessions: fever-flushed cheeks, glowing skin, and glistening lips. Using the Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette, apply the peach shadow to the inner corners of the upper lids. Blend green shadow into the center of the lid and outer corners up to the creases. Apply the golden shadow under the lash lines. Add Lash Hugger Natural Mascara to the top lashes, then coat lower lashes with Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara. Add some tawny gloss to lips using the sparkly, pink peach shade from Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette.

Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette: Tarte Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette contains six vibrant mineral eye shadows, three vivacious t5-infused lip glosses, and a bamboo eye shadow brush. Everything is tucked in a compact composed of sustainable straw to help protect and replenish the Earth’s natural resources.

Lash Hugger Natural Mascara: Natural mascara in a metalized tube composed of post-consumer recycled aluminum to help reduce environmental waste and prevent the clear cutting of trees worldwide. The formula is naturally-derived while still giving 100% of the nourishing results. $18.00

Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara: A flake-free, water-resistant formula with a precision tapered brush that allows you to target the tiniest of lashes and wide-set bristles that separate and evenly coat. The ergonomic component ensures easy application for perfectly defined bottom lashes. $16.00

A Perfect Whirled – Natural Cheek Stain: Swirled with coral-pink and seashell-pink to create a perfectly natural flush. It only uses natural colorants and fragrances and is infused with a t5 complex. $28.00

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

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