Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis share makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment & beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with living with lupus, lyme disease & RA. I share my life ofwhat it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry not just on Instagram posting makeup pics.
Yesterday was perfect, I could not have asked for a better Father’s Day for my husband. Everything the kids and I planned went accordingly even the weather was perfect. My husband Michael is a very simple guy he doesn’t like a big production like myself. He prefer things simple but of great quality. So we managed to provide him with everything he enjoy including us on yesterday. His day of goodies were sports apparel, wine & spirits, cigars, and world class chuck steaks while sitting on the deck listening to his eclectic playlist of music.
While in the city all week working on Friday I picked up at Ceriello Fine Foods some chuck steaks. They have the best butcher to me for Prime Aged Beef. Whenever I know we are going to go out on the deck and grill one of Michael fav is chuck steaks. In between you and I, I think he used some of that Trader Vics as a glaze. #justsayin
Michael ended the evening finishing off both bottle of The Macallan & The Original Trader Vics Macadamia Nuts Liqueur. Well, we helped him with that Trader Vics. Ladies, it’s is an exquisite flavor of Hawaiian macadamia nuts with a roasty touch of vanilla that I found to be perfect alone and with ice cream and probably coffee. So you may want to pick up a bottle for yourself, I know I’m going to.
I have been enjoying my Saturday’s at Warren Tricomi Salon in Greenwich, CT. I spend my week freelancing and on Saturday I get to be surrounded around so many talented hairstylists, brow specialists, and nail techs. It’s a great feeling that I get so motivated.
At the salon I offer all of my makeup services; makeup applications, brow shaping, strip and individual lashes, brow and lash tinting, makeup lessons, and clients favorite, “What’s In Your Makeup Bag”.
You can book with me for your makeup applications by calling 203.863.9300 or 212.262. 8899 ext 4.
Usually, I do the makeup after hair but this time I had to do Ginger’s makeup first. I gave her a fresh spring makeup look with a glowy complexion.
Jennifer was going out for drinks afterwards so I gave her a sultry eye with a nude lip. On both ladies I used Kevyn Aucoin foundation & Molten Lip Color and I prep their skin with Caudalie skincare products.
This Saturday I’ll be at Warren Tricomi Luxurious Salon in Greenwich, CT offering all of my makeup services, brows & eye lash tinting. Ladies, his salon is magnificent and Edward is an amazing owner very well respected in the beauty industry as well as in all of the communities his salon is in. I’m so proud to bring my clients here and also to The Plaza Hotel.
Your going to love this, in Greenwich the salon retail Kevyn Aucoin makeup, one of the best makeup lines out there. So, definitely stop by to let me match you to the correct foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, bronzer and anything else you need in your makeup bag.
Everything is so top notch and the energy is positive that I promise you will not want to leave…so I’ll see you Saturday!
Ladies, have you ever been so excited about a girls night with a girlfriend that lives in another state? Well, last week that was me. One of my favorite girls, Jamielyn or should I now say Chef Jamielyn & business owner was coming in town (New York) for a photo shoot. She needed new head-shots for her business and she wanted me to do her makeup. I always enjoy doing her makeup she was like my muse back in the day. This is how we actually met about 9 years ago on a crazy set, at a photo shoot in New Orleans. Jamielyn use to be really busy back in New Orleans in the modeling and fashion scene. We luv to talk about fashion, makeup, family, careers, food, and we luv taking pics of our every step. Jamielyn is the girl who doesn’t mind talking selfies. She’s the friend who will take her time to take great pics of you from the right angle. Lord, I know I sound vain but you know what that’s who I am and I don’t apologize for my self-love and I know I’m not for everyone and I’m OK with that. So when I find girlfriends that mirror me, chillld my day is going to be fanciful when we get together with no husband & kids around.
I took the train into the city that afternoon and headed over to SOHO. We stayed at Arlo Hotel SoHo a very modern style hotel with micro rooms but so many different spaces inside the hotel that you will get lost in it almost forgetting that you’re at a hotel. And if you’re a blogger & influencer you will luv this hotel. So many places for great pics and content. I look forward to visiting this hotel again for materials. Once I put my suitcase up we hit up The Good Story, it’s their rooftop bar with an amazing view of the Hudson River. Originally, when we were going to attend the Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Saturday but we could not reschedule the photo-shoot so we attended a Veuve Clicquot party on the rooftop. Jamielyn started right away with Veuve Clicquot new Rose and I needed a frozen margarita because I was a little parched. Then the rest of the evening it was Veuve Clicquot Rose…we luv us some champagne. Weather was perfect, music was on point, drinks flowing and the conversation never stopped.
Next stop, The Dutch Restaurant for dinner also in SoHo. We were catching up so much that we almost missed our reservations but we didn’t. We didn’t get all fancy we went straight from the rooftop bar straight to dinner. The only thing we freshen up was our makeup, of course. Restaurant was busy and every plate I saw as I walked to my table looked delicious. We wanted American food that had that New York feel with a flare of New Orleans. Let me tell you we got just that. We continued the Rose champagne going so Jamielyn goes let’s just do a bottle. I have to return to The Dutch for that New Engand Lobster, it was exquisite!
I’m so glad I rocked my VANS…I wear black almost everyday and if I could make this my signature shoe I would. These slip on’s are so comfortable on my feet and by the end of the day my feet never get swollen when I wear them. We wanted to walk off the drinks so we walked back to the hotel just enjoying our conversation, while stopping to take pics. It was still early so we went to the Arlo Liquor Bar order more champagne, sat in the courtyard and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. By midnight we were ready to head upstairs because the photo-shoot was scheduled for 8am. We both needed to sleep, we may look young but we’re not. Don’t you luv when you get with your girlfriend who you don’t see everyday because you both live in different states and life happens. But when you catch up it just flows.
When freelance writer Lindsay Cohn with the Today Show asked me about my favorite waterproof drugstore mascara it was a no brainier for me. I’m sure many of you who has been following me for sometime now could probably answer that question because I’m always talking about it. My favorite mascara hands downs is L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Mascara in Carbon Black. Here is the link to the full article on the Today’s show page.
I would love to hear about your favorite waterproof mascara?
You always hear me say that it’s an honor to be asked to offer beauty testimony for magazines. When your industry peers select you for your actual makeup artistry, your celebrity resume and not your follow & likes counts it means a lot. So when Closer Weekly magazine Assistant Beauty Editor Lauren asked me to participate in her upcoming article on “What’s Her Secret” I was elated about it. I was asked to give a beauty quote on actress Joely Richardson makeup look and how wearing a certain eye shadow shade to look younger in seconds.
The birthday boy selected the Brownie Milkshake
Today is my son Jordan 20th Birthday and like any mother he’s still my baby. Jordan is not big on making a big fuss so I knew he would not want a cake so I had to think of something that was simple yet FABULOUS. One of Jordan favorite place to go to is Black Tap Craft in New York because he luv their burgers and crazy milkshakes but because we were on limited time I needed something just as fab in Connecticut. After doing my research I found Cream & Sugar Cafe in Bethel, CT just 19 mins from the house. After his sister and I picked him up from work we headed over to Cream & Sugar Cafe. Once he walked in he smiled like a little kid. Jordan has a sweet tooth like his mama and he luvs ice-cream so I knew he would enjoy being here. While eating he opened his gifts with the family.
Cream & Sugar Cafe was exactly what I thought it would be. Cute location, family oriented with a young friendly staff. After looking at the pictures on the wall and reviewing the menu we all knew exactly what milkshakes we wanted. I wish I was prepared to eat but now we know that we must not come on an empty stomach because after a few bites we were so full. I’m so excited that we found a fun spot for the summer.
Envy got the Peanut Butter Crush Milkshake
Of course I got the WOW one, mine is called Candy Crush Milkshake