The SPF-infused Drugstore Makeup You Need To Try This Summer

Once again I was invited by the Today show to offer a beauty testimony. Today’s content is on SPF -infused drugstore makeup. As a makeup artist, a beauty expert, and a beauty influencer it’s why I work hard and always give my best artistry because it’s an honor to be asked.


You already know that sunscreen is a summer essential, but what you might not realize is how many different ways you can shield against sun’s harmful rays. While you should always start with traditional sprays and lotions as your base, mineral powders and, yes, even foundation can help protect your skin while looking flawless.

You don’t have to travel far to score summer-friendly face makeup; many of the best formulas are available at your local drugstore. From SPF-infused foundation to BB cream, these are the protective products to stock up on right now.

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Brandy Gomez-Duplessis did makeup on singer Ellie Goulding for her performance at the NBA All Star Weekend & makeup/hair on Actress Allison Janney at Sundance Film Festival

Photo Credit: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Beauty Enthusiasts Skyping With An Agency From London About Makeup & Skincare

On Monday I received an email with an invite to be a part of a research project in NYC for a major manufacturer of skin care products. We set up a Skype interview to chat with the Senior Consultant on Tuesday morning. The company is based out of London and they thought that I would be a perfect fit for an exclusive expert private dinner in New York. I will take part in an informal 2-3 hour discussion with 5 other beauty/skincare enthusiasts in New York to discuss beauty trends and make up techniques (particularly the eyes).

The interview went very well and it look like I may be doing a private Beauty Happy Hour makeup class with the company a day before to educate the staff on the beauty products. I always love speaking about beauty to an audience who also love it. The last 3 years I have really been focusing on branding myself as a public speaker and it’s been happening.

Look forward to sharing more with you next week after I attend the event.


7 Top Drugstore Eye Shadows For Spring, According To Celebrity Makeup Artists

aly walanskyOnce again I was asked by Aly Walansky contributor writer for the Today show if I would share my beauty expertise on new drugstore eye shadows for spring. It’s always great to be acknowledge by peers in the beauty industry. Two of my products that I suggested were used in the article; a L’OREAL Paris & Wet n Wild eye shadow.

We have our eyes on spring! And that means searching for some great new beauty looks for the season.

TODAY Style reached out to celebrity makeup artists to find out their personal favorite eye shadows for spring. The best part? They’re all available at your local drugstore.

Wet n Wild Poster Child Eyeshadow Palette
wet n wild eyeshadow palette in Poster Child
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Holiday Glam Makeup Class At Whip Salon

I’m always so excited about my After Hours Makeup Class at Whip Salon. Tonight class was called Holiday Glam. I thought this would be perfect because many of you will be attending so many parties this month. Not everyone will be able to come see me so I thought this would be a nice way to help my ladies out.

Johnny did a great job as always greeting the ladies, making sure that everyone is taking great care of. Being an upcoming makeup artists this is such a great event for him to sit in on because he can now learn a lot of tips & tricks.My model tonight was Kassie, she’s such a sweet girl that I have taken under my wings.



Ready for our guests

Drinks are ready to be served
Makeup Free

Using Absolute New York brand new Highlight & Contour palette…I LUV IT!!!

You know I luv my shadow shields, had to introduce them to my class

Makeup is complete

Makeup Monday Is All About Great Skincare

Everyone is always talk about getting that flawless beat face. Well, you can’t achieve that if you don’t use skincare. This month my skincare of choice at Whip Salon is from First Aid Beauty. You can see FAB being featured in this month Glamour & In Style magazine.

I selected FAB for the month for a few reasons. It’s simple yet effective, it deliver immediate relief & it’s great for sensitive skin.

At the salon I do a lot of No Makeup Makeup looks so using First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer gives the skin that daily glow. The Detox Eye Roller is a fan for many of my clients. They luv the cooling effect in the instant improvement under the eye.

I’ll always use the best skincare that I can on my clients, because it’s not the BB Cream & Foundation that’s important it’s the SKINCARE!


Top 5 Mascara For Volume & Length

mascara-imagesEvery woman wants long, full, and luscious eye lashes. Every morning you can find us sitting at our vanities, in the bathroom mirrors, or even in our cars putting coats of mascara trying to get the perfect lashes. Mascara is one of those makeup items that women go through many of to find that right one to give them volume, length and curl they want. Here are 5 mascaras that I like to use when I want to give my clients flirty sexy lashes.


Happy Birthday To Self…Queen B

I made it another day…YAY!!!! I am just elated to enjoy another year. Right now it seems that my lupus is in remission. I have been doing really well not having any health problems. That’s enough for me to celebrate in be bless about that.

Tonight is all about me, QUEEN B! so I’m going to have a glamxurious evening! See Ya Bye Luv U Mean It!

Fall Makeup Colors That Was Seen On The Runways At Fashion Week

whip-salon-makeup-creative-director-brandy-gomez-duplessis-at-new-york-fashion-weekBy now you’ve heard New York Fashion Week, Spring 2017 wrapped up last week. So many beautiful models and clothes graced the runways but I always look forward to the jaw-dropping hair and makeup. The outrageous the look the better because I get so inspired to try those gorgeous makeup looks on my clients. Some of the rich colors that I loved backstage this year were burnished bronze, copper, burgundy, and gold. These colors are perfect as we head into the Fall season. What I like about those colors is that they look really nice on all skin tones, complementing everyone’s hue.

One of the makeup looks that I did at New York Fashion Week I’m excited about bringing it back to my clients at Whip Salon. Being that I am the Makeup Creative Director, my job is to teach the team of makeup artists how to recreate the looks so that women can wear everyday.

To help you get started with the current makeup trends I selected eye shadows colors that will get you runway ready. Better you can just book an appointment with me and I can give you a customized Whip Fashion Week Makeup Look.

I am now taking bookings, and for your convenience we offer 3 different ways to book.

  • Download our app iPhone and Android versions are available
  • Book through our website at
  • Make an old fashioned phone call at 203.442.6444

1.WHIP Salon Makeup Creative Director Brandy Gomez-Duplessis prepping models face at New York Fashion Week

2. absolute new york true palettes in element

3. bobbi brown long wear cream shadow stick in goldstone

4. chosungah 22 dong gong minn jello color eyeshadow palette

5. dior fusion mono eyeshadow in fahrenheit

6. jane iredale smooth affair for eyes in gold

7. make up for ever star powder in pink burgundy

8. nars dual intensity eyeshadow in telesto

9. tarte clay pot waterproof liner in spirit animal

10.tom ford cream and powder eye color in golden peach

11.tom ford cream and powder eye color in naked bronze

12. urban decay liquid moondust cream eyeshadow in spacetime

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Top 5 Beauty Products For The Summer

When Caribbean Posh magazine asked me what were my Top 5 beauty products for the summer that I can’t live without, it was hard to choose. But here are my picks.






Makeup Artist Chat Makeup

This is what happens when you leave a teen with your computer. They find old videos and and put together this…I actually think she did a good job. I have so much footage that I can probably make a movie from all of my travels and assignments doing makeup. I’m happy that she was able to find all my old files in hopefully can do something with my videos that’s just taking up space on my hard drive.

Weird thing is I have not aged!

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