Get Lashed Flirty Wednesday & Platinum Bridal Consultation

I recently partnered with the fabulous ladies of The Fly Cut for Get Lashed Flirty Wednesday and Platinum Bridal Consultation. By appointments only I will be back in Harlem at the modern chic BiBi Salon NYC. I am offering flirty individual lashes that last for 7-10 days. And for all of you 2013 brides that live in Connecticut & New York here is a great opportunity to do a bridal consultation with me at a discounted rate. All of the details is here on The Fly Cut website.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity 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, 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 Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012Project 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

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Bridal Beauty:Go Nude on Your Wedding Day

written by Connecticut and New York Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

This season bold, bright colors are popping up everywhere from eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes, clothing, handbags and shoes. Not all brides are fans of color and for these brides – less is always more. Some brides prefer the “barely there” nude makeup. The nude makeup look is a classic one that will never go out of style, but it has been revised. Creating the nude look this season is all about giving the bride an illuminated face. Her skin should look hydrated, natural and fresh. No heavy blush and definitely no heavy contouring. This is a great look for a destination bride because the dewy look always works best at a beach wedding instead of a matte face and lip.

So now you are a glowing bride on your wedding day!

Here are the makeup items I used to create this glamxurious look on my bride Erica.

*Rodial Glamtox Eye Pen
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Foundation #N5 True Beige
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder #N5 True Beige

*M.A.C pigment in Vanilla
*L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Duo Eye shadow in Energized
*L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Creamliner in Brown
*L’OREAL Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminator in Black Quartz
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder Blush in Soft Sun

*NARS Lipstick in Aura
*SMASHBOX Lipenhancing Lipgloss in Aura

Credit:
Images courtesy of: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, Rodial and L’OREAL
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, 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.

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Bridal Mod Makeup On Your Wedding Day

written by Connecticut / New York Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

I have always loved the timeless Mod Retro’s 60’s makeup look; bold strip eyelashes, strong winged out black eyeliner, pale eye shadow with a strong smoky crease, and a pale pink lipstick. This sultry makeup look has been channel by celebrities, models on the runway and now beautiful spring brides. Spring weddings always seem to bring out soft feminine makeup looks for me. I love to work with shades of pale pink on my brides with eye shadows, blushes, and lipsticks.

Bridal Mod, my makeup twist on 60’s Mod for brides, exudes spring with its delicate and ladylike color palette that compliments all brides and destination brides for their wedding. My glamxurious five Bridal Mod pale pink lipstick colors:

L’OREAL Colour Riche Lipstick *Pink Passion
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil *Roman Holiday
Bobbi Brown Lipstick *Pale Pink No 21
Vincent Longo Lipstick *Baby Pink
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick *Gaga

ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in Connecticut 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 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, 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.

How to Create A Classic Smoky Eye

All brides love a smoky eye on their wedding day. But as popular as this look is, it’s still one of the hardest makeup looks to pull off. A smoky eye doesn’t always have to be achieved with black eye shadow. You can create this look with dark brown, grey, blue, green and purple eye shadows. For a destination bride who has never worn a smoky look, this could be a disaster. Below you will find my tips for creating a smoky GLAMXURIOUS eye application that any first timer can achieve.
http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.jsChoose a color of cream eye shadow. I like to use my fingers to apply the LOREAL Paris Hip cream shadow (steely) by patting the color only on the eyelid. A flat stiff brush also works well.

Now select the same color in a powder using a stiff Smashbox matte eye shadow (onyx) and pat over the cream eye shadow. This technique will help the color to stay as well as give the eye shadow a bolder eye color.

With a crease brush I like to use a shimmer bronzer (Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze ) and blend only in the crease in a windshield wiper motion.

With my fingers, I like to pat a MAC vanilla pigment on the brow bone to use as a highlighter.

Using L’OREAL Paris HIP cream eyeliner in black, line the top and bottom of the eye using a slanted angle brush. I like SMASHBOX black pencil, in the bottom rim/waterline. Before the cream liner dries, go back and smudge. If you use a black eye shadow to smear it with, it really gives it a smoked-out look. Using a hard eye shadow brush apply the black eye shadow in the outer part of the eyes stopping at the crease.

The last step is to apply 3-4 coats of L’OREAL Paris Voluminious carbon black mascara and/or black eye lashes.

The smoky eye is a simple and fabulous look that doesn’t have to be a nightmare for any bride on her wedding.

About

 Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also n L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist“, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter. _uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Brides Don’t Forget Your Bridesmaids Makeup

One of the many questions that are asked by my brides during their bridal consultations is “How can all my bridesmaids have the same makeup look?” There is no right or wrong answer about makeup looks for bridesmaids. Many traditional brides prefer their bridesmaids to have a uniform look from head to toe with their dresses, hair, shoes and even makeup. Recently, more modern brides encourage their bridesmaids to select their own makeup look for the wedding day.
If you’re a bride that opts for all of the bridesmaids to be uniform with their makeup and your bridal party is of different ethnicities, this can be tricky. Consult with a professional in advance and this will save you a lot of stress and make for happy & glam bridesmaids. I find darker eye shadow colors like golds, browns, blues, purples and grey’s to be great on all skin tones. Of course you will have to tweak some of the colors a little as all these shades will compliment each of your bridesmaids from fair, medium and dark skin uniquely.
My bride, Domini, wanted her girls to all wear grey eye shadow on the day of the wedding, so I selected one of my favorite shade in grey: L’OREAL HIP Cream Eye Shadow Paint in Steely. What I love about the cream shadow paint is that it’s long wearing, creamy and bendable. It does not crease, even on oily eye lids, and it’s an eye shadow color that can be worn on all skin tones. I just lined the eyes with L’OREAL HIP cream black eyeliner and finished the lips with a nude lip color. Try the Cream Shadow Paints in different shades, either way you’ll be sure to have a stunning group of ladies that will help make your special day GLAMXURIOUS.
Credits:

Photos courtesy of Oscar Rajo and L’OREAL Paris

About:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. She has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. Brandy is also a high demand celebrity bridal makeup artist that brides usually book her makeup service 1 year in advance. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.

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Bold Shiny Lips On Your Wedding Day

There’s nothing more glamxurious than a bride walking down the aisle wearing a bold color lipstick or lip-gloss with a high shine. Strong, glossy lips can be worn on your wedding day. Though usually more appropriate for evening, bolder brides can opt to stand out with a shimmering pout.
If you are going for a classic, dramatic makeup look be sure to keep the rest of your makeup minimal. The wet look with a high impact shine is very sexy and your sparkling lips will be paparazzi ready.

Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss $19.00
Lancôme JUICY TUBES JELLY – Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss $18.00
L’OREAL HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor $12.00
NYX Lip Gloss w/Mega Shine $5.99

Credits:

Words and makeup by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Picture courtesy of Brad Buffalo with Light Writer Photography
Model: Tiffany B.
About:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. She has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Anika Noni Rose, Edie Falco and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Fierce Barbarella Bridal Makeup

The heavy black half moon liner that was a hit at the Valentino s/s show, has now made it’s way down the aisle for brides. The look created gives an appearance of dark eye shadow, but this high impact liner is being created with using a cream eye liner or kohl pencil. This makeup look is definitely not traditional bridal makeup, but nowadays what bride is. The main attraction on this bride will be the seductive eyes

To get this dramatic bold eye, start out with applying a primer on the lid to keep the eyeliner in place. Apply the cream liner on the entire lid stopping just above the crease of the eye. I used my favorite L’OREAL HIP cream truth eyeliner in black. I like to apply it with a flat stiff brush then going back over it using my fingers to soften the look. Once it is well blended, I go back and line the eyes with a slanted eyeliner brush to give the eye a shape. Here you can do a round shape or the popular winged shape.
To give a more Barbella look add your favorite volume mascara (L’OREAL Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black) and a full set of lashes. On the lips, I prefer going with a very sheer lip color in pink or peach (Josie Maran lip gloss in Confession). I decided to opt for using a lip pencil because I wanted to keep the lips soft.
How glamxurious of a bride you are!
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently lives in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York this fall. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine in the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. You can read more of her work on Anti-Bride and Destination I Do Bridal Magazine. She will be in New York working Fashion Night Out & Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.