My Beautiful Ridgefield CT Bride On Her Wedding Day

img_8100My beautiful Ridgefield, CT bride Lauren Carroll could not have selected the most wonderful castle to get married at. A few months ago Lauren did her bridal makeup consultation with me.  Then later that day her mom Marcia booked me. They didn’t need to discuss it Lauren wanted to lock me in for her wedding day. Then last month we went makeup shopping at Sephora so she could have makeup for the honeymoon. Lauren wanted to look like a fresh face spring bride so the makeup look I gave her was just that. Here are some pics of Lauren and her family in the bridal suite before the wedding started.



The Glam Team that got the ladies of Ridgefield, CT hair & makeup ready for a lovely wedding in New York. Sheila is based out of Danbury & Stamford, CT.


Connecticut Makeup Artist Share Wedding Day Pics In A New York Castle

Friday I spent my day just hanging out you know in a castle, cuz that’s how I roll. Despite the horrible rain storm I had a grand time once inside the Whitby Castle with my New York bride Kimberly and her friends. Kimberley was such a trooper she handled the rain storm like a pro, she was so relaxed and chilled the entire day.

For her makeup look she originally requested something very very natural, she’s a no makeup kinda of lady. But on her wedding day she was ok with me bumping it up just a little and for her second dress change I gave her a red lip with body makeup and highlighting and contouring. She received so many compliments on her makeup that she felt good about letting me take her out of her comfort zone for her dress change. While I was doing her makeup Kimberly shared with me that I was the makeup artist for her neighbors wedding in New York as well. I knew that Kimberly found me through my New York client Nancy but I didn’t know she was a past bride neighbor, what a small world.


Enjoying the wedding with my client Nancy
Cocktail hour begin

I Love Doing Bridal Makeup

I really enjoyed this Sunday afternoon at Whip Salon. My highlight of the day was working with bride Michele Gerard and her sister-in-law Abi Leah. I really like that lately at the salon we have been getting a lot of brides coming in for hair & makeup. I luv weddings, I guess it’s the hopeless romantic in me. Michele was such a cool laid back bride, you would not have thought today was her wedding day.

For Michele I wanted to play up her eyes with lashes because I really wanted it to be all about her eyes with a dewy complexion and nude high glossy lips.

Abi was so cool, she’s from Amsterdam. Our conversation was like two old girlfriends. We covered so many topics in 45mins. I gave her a stronger eye with a soft pink lip.

What a fashionable group of ladies! #justsayin

Here are pics from Michele wedding that she sent over to me. #BEAUTIFUL



CeCi Style Holiday Issue featuring Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

5 quick tips for you to glam up your makeup this holiday season.

Expert Style Tips

I know most of you have at least one holiday party to attend, while others might have the dilemma of how to keep up with a flurry of invitations. Whether you have one or many fetes to attend, please be sure to have fun with your makeup. The magic of the season gives us the perfect excuse to add sparkle to our eyes and glimmer to our lips. Follow these tips from Brandy – my friend and fellow celebrity judge from the Bay Bridal Best of the Bay 2010 Awards – for an expert’s guide to making you shine in the spotlight of the holiday season.

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis of BGD Makeup Artistry

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has made a name for herself in the bridal industry through determination and exceptional work. She is highly sought after in New York, Miami, and New Orleans. She has been called a “Makeup Bridal Guru” by “Anti-Bride” & “Destination I Do” bridal magazines. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro-Artist, SEPHORA Beauty Studio Coordinator and has worked with Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Malin Ackerman, Edie Falco, Kathryn Erbe, Angela Bassett, Ellie Golding, Mario Lopez, Elijah Wood, Usher, John Legend and worked events such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, OPRAH O!You, and has appeared on “How Do I Look” and “I’ll Take The Dress”.

I’m a big fan of makeup artists who are able to make their clients look incredible — not trashy or overdone. These are the ones you want to work with. Brandy Gomez-Duplessis not only has the artistic skills to truly elevate your look but she is a lovely, hard-working woman to boot. To me, it’s all about working with people who have that perfect combo of great talent and personality. – CECI JOHNSON

Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis quick tips for you to glam up your makeup this holiday season:

  1. Eye glitter: Glitter on the eyes always makes a girl smile. It’s like diamonds for the eyes. This fun makeup item can be used at the bottom of the eyes or in the inner corners. These sparkles will leave you feeling so glamorous.
  2. Lips: The holidays are a perfect time to wear Cherry Bomb lip color. It’s especially great when you want to stand out. Don’t forget to buy it in a lip stain or a long-wearing formula to keep up this delicious look.

  3. Lashes: Lashes are always a girl’s best friend. With great holiday choices (strip or individual), they are a must-have item that will make you feel sexy and look seductive. It’s an excuse to flirt a little more.
  4. Eye shadow: Metallic eye shadows are perfect if you choose to go with a smoky eye. Silver metallic eye shadow on the inner corners of the eyes and dark metallic in the outer corner and crease is always smokin’.
  5. Face: A highlighter on the face can be very sexy when applied on the cheeks. It’s a very simple and easy product that can also be used on the décolleté for a subtle glam effect.

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