About BGD

There is a hidden gem located in “The Big Easy”. Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. Brandy may not be a native New Orleanian, but this tough skinned east coaster has always loved makeup. She flirted with makeup, hair, and fashion as a young girl and this was something that kept her occupied being an only child. Because her parents are from Honduras she felt that they didn’t understand her hunger for beauty and fashion She watched old classic Hollywood movies and read fashion magazines (with Vogue being her favorite) and what she loved was seeing women looking beautiful, polished, perfectly combed hair, lots of lashes with red lip stick, and lots of gorgeous gaudy jewelry. Many days Brandy would go to the thrift stores and then walk to Mood Designer Fabrics go home, lock herself in her room to redesign the items she purchase. She would take all of her ideas and sketch figures and faces. Her favorite looks made it to her walls. Her walls were covered in collages of drawings, tear sheets, and articles not knowing that she was creating a personal look book.
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BGD has written 85 articles so far, you can find them below.


Get The NARS Earthy Smoky Look

On the runways, makeup artists traded in the usual black for softer shades like brown, teal, and gray, for a rich, smoldering look that perfectly matches edgy-classic fashions. NARS created this earthy smoky look that is easy to do. This look can be great for a day or evening look.
For a smoldering combo of sultry [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: Too Faced Lip Bronzers

Too Faced cosmetics Summer Collection Lip Bronzers lip glosses are semi-sheer long lasting glosses. The three Lip Bronzers shades were designed to go with their Bronzed Beautiful set. Each tube contains Vitamin E, they are tropical flavored, and smell fantastic. I like that the colors can be mixed to create different shades alone or with [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: BRASS KNUCKLES

My personal makeup pick this week is BRASS KNUCKLES, a (bright yellow gold) liquid eyeliner from tattoo artist Kat Von D. The Autograph Eyeliner comes in 16 shades and is best used for anyone that loves to wear thin eyeliner or who loves “KAT” eyes. The shimmering colors are very bold, bright, and they dry [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: Sexy Hair Organics

Going green in food is typical but going green is now sexy and luxurious. SEXY HAIR has introduce SEXY HAIR ORGANICS, a complete line of organic products that’s safe for the environment and sexy for the hair. The SEXY HAIR ORGANICS collections has up to 95% organic ingredients and formulas plus all scented products are [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara

My new personal makeup gadget this week is Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara. It’s an item that has been getting a lot of buzz, so I decided to splurge on myself.
This mascara has been called revolutionary because of the brush. Jean-Louis Gueret, the creator of mascara brushes for Lancôme decided to try something different after watching makeup [...]

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BEHIND THE BEAUTY: S/S 09 Trends

This season, it’s all about the skin, glowing skin. All of the catwalk makeup looks had a clash of bold colors vs neutral nudes. I picked two makeup looks from the runway that I like. With so many great looks, from the red pout to the All-American peachy glow, let me know which makeup style [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: Lip Slip

Today I was introduced to something so sweet, and so girlie, that I had to share with you. You may already know the creator Sara Happ, from her extensive line of Lip Scrubs and her newest product The Lip Slip.
The Lip Slip is a super luxe balm that truly indulges a girl’s need for an [...]

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Heidi Montag California Dream Hair

I was glued to the TV last night watching new episodes of my favorite soap opera of the new generation “THE HILLS”. And as much as I hate to admit it, Heidi Montag has been really stepping up her makeup and hair. I am not really sure who Heidi’s personal hair stylist is, but her [...]

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BEAUTY SPARK: Winged Eyeliner

Not many of the Hollywood “It” girls can pull off this look, but Kate Moss, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Angelina and Nicole Richie have all mastered the bad girl Winged Eyeliner. This is one makeup technique that just does not go out of style. Whether this look is messy or carefully executed it is always-GLAM [...]

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Nordstrom Goodie Bag with $100 Purchase

If any of you have a Nordstrom in your city and you plan on purchasing $100.00 or more on beauty and fragrance in the next week, don’t forget to pick up your free gift. An exclusive designed Ruben Toledo cosmetics bag filled with 13 deluxe samples from your favorite beauty brands. This offer expires Monday, [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: Tarte Natural Hues

With new Tarte’s Natural Hues, you can have this season’s most earthly beauty possessions:  fever-flushed cheeks, glowing skin, and glistening lips. Using the Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette, apply the peach shadow to the inner corners of the upper lids. Blend green shadow into the center of the lid and outer corners up to the [...]

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BEAUTY GOODIES: L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray

I am such a big fan of L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray for both myself and for my clients. The reason I love Elnett for myself because it gives exceptional hold while I work long hours. AND I love using it on set because it doesn’t leave the clients hair stiff. And when I need to [...]

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