Our Beauty Secrets From ROC Skincare is How We Stay Youthful



This episode on Makeup and Martinis NYC, we break it down on our skincare routine. Johnny and I talk about the skincare line I use called ROC SKINCARE. Their PR company sent me a goodie box with their entire collection. Since we received the package we both have been using it and this episode we will discuss the differences, show you how to apply, and explain the benefits.

Its a Beauty Breakdown: Skincare Version! Also a Cameo from my Ghost, Charlie. LOL

Products you can find @Ulta:

ROC Retinol Correxion: MAX Daily Hydration Creme $27.49

Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 $24.99

Sensitive Eye Cream $22.99

Deep Wrinkle Serum $24.99

Deep Wrinkle/Sensitive Night Cream $24.99


Thanks Sunday Riley For My Skincare Goodies

This morning I awake to a knock on the door. Since I wasn’t expecting anyone I was overjoyed when I saw a package was left. I knew I didn’t order anything so it had to be complimentary goodies but I just didn’t know from who….yay it’s from  SUNDAY RILEY!!!!

Skincare is so important to me and when I work I prep my clients very well with products so that they can get a flawless makeup look. Sunday Riley products is one of my favorite brands to use. They really understand what ladies concerns are. So their products will always be in my kit and on my vanity at home. Treat yourself to Sunday Riley, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

If you already use their products, I’m curious to know which items you use?

Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

Sunday Riley C.E.O. C+E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil


Sunday Riley: Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With the Skin-Care Brand Right Now

In January beauty writer Deanna from Allure magazine interviewed me about a skincare brand that I’m very obsessed with called Sunday Riley.  Being that I’m a makeup artist that is always on set working with celebrities, at photo shoots, fashion shows, and award shows, I am always looking for the best skincare to give me that flawless complexion. I can honestly say, Sunday Riley has given me just that.


Sunday Riley skincare.jpgThe other night, I was out to dinner with a friend. We’ll call her Brittany. While I was busy stealing handfuls of crispy fries off her plate, she waxed poetic about the skin-care brand Sunday Riley. “I love Sunday Riley,” she said. “I’m a sucker for the packaging. It makes it less scary.”

“What do you mean?”

“So retinol is an intimidating ingredient,” explained Brittany, trying to get a fry for herself. Retinol is an intimidating ingredient since, if not used correctly, the vitamin A derivative is as good at making your skin red and raw as it is at boosting collagen. “When I see a clinical retinol tube, I think, Oooh, my face is literally going to flake off. But when you offer it as blue oil and give it a fun name like Luna, I want it.” (I know. Our conversations are riveting.)

She was talking about Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil, a potent treatment that’s a rich, inky blue. (It gets that color from an anti-inflammatory ingredient called blue tansy oil. If you’re curious, we did a little investigating last year.) And Brittany wasn’t kidding: The bottle is as far as you can get from the sometimes fugly, superfunctional packaging of certain skin-care products. The font, minimalist and sophisticated. The name, whimsical. The formula itself, packed with retinol to smooth skin and boost collagen.

Last but not least: the price. It’s as high as you might think. (A one-ounce bottle of Luna Oil retails for $105, which means you’d better not drop any on your bathroom counter or drizzle any on the front of your shirt.) But this doesn’t stop fans from hoarding bottles by the Houston-based brand. “You pay for what you get,” says Brandy, a makeup artist from Ridgefield, Connecticut. In addition to Luna, she owns Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm, and U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil. If you’re counting, this regimen clocks in at $405 for a total of five full-size products. It’s worth every penny to Brandy. “I used to wear so much foundation because I hated my large pores and dark spots,” she says. “Sunday Riley has given me back my confidence. I don’t know what I would do without it.” Read Full Article Here.

Still Not To Late To Attend My Virtual Skincare Party

I’m so excited 😊 the night is finally here! I am doing my Facebook Virtual Business Launch with Rodan + Fields Skincare at 8:30pm. It’s still not to late to attend right in the comfort of your own home. For 45mins you will get to chat with me about skincare and I can customize you the correct line for your skincare needs.

To attend just leave me a comment that you would like to be invited. Go to Facebook to request me and I’ll accept, then quickly invite you. It’s that easy! 

See You Bye & Luv U Mean It 😘❤

I’m About To Try Rodan & Fields Skincare For The First Time

Yesterday I met with one of my clients, Amy Wendland Schmidt from Ridgefield, CT and she wanted to introduced me to a brand that I wasn’t really familiar with. A few times when doing her makeup she chatted with me about Rodan & Fields products. She is definitely a fan of the brand. If I have ever done your makeup you know how important prepping the skin with great skin care products is to me. My thing is if you don’t practice great skin care then you will not achieve a flawless makeup look regardless of how expensive the makeup is. I’ve been blessed to have radiant skin and I look youthful but I do have skin concerns. My challenge is large pores & dark circles so I look forward to seeing the results.

Amy gifted me with a travel size kit from the REDEFINE line so that I can try out and experience for myself the products. So here is what I received in my REDEFINE Age Assault kit.

  • REDEFINE Regimen (REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask, REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner, REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment, REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream)
  • REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
  • REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum
  • REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum

Can’t wait to share with you my feedback so stay tuned!

A Snow Day Is Perfect For Pampering Your Skin

connecticut-makeup-artist-brandy-gomez-duplessis-in-drybar-rollersIt’s officially a snow day in Connecticut.  So ladies it’s a perfect day to pamper your skin ( and have a glass of wine) to a luxurious afternoon of indulgence instead of the quick scrub and rinse we usually do in the morning before work.

I’m giving myself a spa experience today by immersing my skin into a bevy of different skin nurturing items. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a drugstore, beauty store, or your dermatologist, I always tell my clients to love your skin by caring for it. Find the right skincare products based on your skin type from cleansers, eye creams, moisturizers, eye & face masks, and a good lip treatment to create your long lasting flawless finish.

Here is my secrets for looking this good….wait did you really think I woke up like this? See all of the products here.

*In my hair are Drybar High Tops Self Grip Rollers thanks Drybar, a Premier Blow Out Salon.

Skincare Items I Like To Use On My Clients 

When I’m on set I never know what the talent skin type will be like so I like to bring with me a variety of skincare products that I know would give me instant flawless gratification.

Here are some of the items that I always have in my makeup kit. What are your favorite skincare products?

*FIRST AID BEAUTY-Facial Radiance Pads I like to use to exfoliate, tone, and brighten

*CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Radiance Serum I use to improves the appearance of dark spots, even skintone, and boosts radiance

*FRESH-Soy Face Cleansing Milk to gently removes makeup and dirt, leaving the skin soft, soothed, and healthy-looking

*CAUDALIE Masque Instant Detox to draw out accumulated toxins from clogged pores to revitalize and invigorate the complexion

*ALGENIST Purifying & Replenishing Cleanser to purifies skin in one easy step

*COVER FX Custom Infusion Drops that can be used alone to hydrate and treat the skin, or I can infused it into any product in a beauty regimen