Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Pantone’s Color Of the Year Beauty Products

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 I had the opportunity to host a Lifestyle Segment with Talk of Alabama, ABC 33/40 highlighting Pantone’s Color Of the Year Beauty Products.

The hot new shade Ultra Violet will be showcased in the retail and fashion industry.  It’s said to communicate originality and visionary thinking!

This color can be incorporated into our everyday lives with the use of a few products.

  • Brighten up your bathroom with ultra violet accents – toothbrushes and soaps make a fun statement without overdoing it on purple décor.
  • Swipe on a statement violet eyeliner or shadow – Products: L’Oreal Eyeshadow or Hard Candy Eye Liner
  • Reach for purple-toned hair products to brighten your locks. Purple-based shampoos tone colored hair, but even if you have dark hair, purple packaged bottles make a statement – Products: It’s a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Leave-In


It’s a 10 Silk Miracle Leave-In

Goody Gel Handle Round Brush


Hard Candy Lipstick Shade Thunder

Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner

L’Oreal MATTE-Gic Lipstick


Sally Hansen Rock Bottom

Take a look at the segment clip here:  Talk of Alabama 01/09/2018

Loreal Root Cover Up – Beauty Tip

Let’s have a realistic conversation about our hair and color system.  Personally, I am not 18 years old and have perfectly colored roots.  Over the last few years I have noticed a few strands that are not pleasing to the eye (smile.)  We can’t turn back the hands of time but we can definitely select a product that will benefit our beauty routine.

Loreal Root Cover Up

After reading Instyle Magazine I discovered that Loreal had a new product to help with this unsightly problem. The Loreal Root Coverup is said to cover up your roots in exactly 3 minutes.  It’s a temporary gray concealer and perfect for in-between salon visits.

Root Cover Up

The product comes in six different shades and it’s for all hair types.  It’s also stated to be lightweight, smudge proof, and peroxide free.  I’m looking forward to testing the product on my hair to hide a few discolored strands!

LOreal Paris Makeup Case – Infallible Pro Collection and Tips

LOreal Paris is a premiere cosmetics brand.  To my surprise (and excitement) I received a package in the mail.  I opened the box and there was a huge makeup case.  Enclosed was a card that read, “LOreal Paris is thrilled to share our latest cosmetics launches with you.  From contour palettes to matte glosses and brow essentials, each new product combines fashion-forward makeup trends, encouraging every woman to be her own makeup artist.”

Every item in the box was gorgeous and showcased the new Infallible Collection. Timeless beauty is the theme of this product line and I could not agree more!  The Infallible Collection is suggested to give customers a longer-wear with high-intensity colors.  What does that mean?  The pigmentation in this particular product line’s extremely rich (true to color) with a velvety, matte finish.

Also, how many times have we applied foundation only to appear “unpolished” after a few hours?   LOreal wants to keep us beautiful all day and night with a liquid foundation (and press powder) that matches our skin tone.  The Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is light-weight with a demi-matte finish.



I have very small eyes and constantly seeking techniques to accent my lids.  Also, there’s a little secret, I actually wear contact lenses.  Due to this knowledge alone, I like to wear eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner for an attractive look.  LOreal Paris included (in this makeup case) the Voluminous Superstar Red Carpet Mascara, Infallible Matte-Matic Liner, Infallible Black Velvet Liner, and Colour Riche Eyeshadow.


  • Tip:  Avoid eyeshadow flaking by applying with a brush!


Aside from seeking new eye techniques, I have a tendency to obsess over my eyebrows because they frame the face.  Thankfully, LOreal included the Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro-Kit along with the Stylist Definer.  I am not a fan of over plucking eyebrows but a nice grooming can do wonders for the bone structure!

Lastly, it’s no secret that I’m a lipgloss lover and fill my makeup bag with various shades.  LOreal shared the new Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss (available in ten amazing shades.)  I recently learned that having a matte lipgloss is the latest trend.  The idea is to convey a velvet-matte finish on your lips for an “Old Hollywood” appearance.  This lipgloss is priced at $9.99 which is a good deal considering the higher-end cosmetics brands.

Visit your local drugstore (or Target) to pick up items from The Infallible Pro Collection!


Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez – Duplessis

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a New York and Connecticut Makeup Artist. Brandy, a native New Yorker, has worked at Estee Lauder in New York, the first M.A.C. Cosmetics counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans, and owned and operated her own makeup boutique BGD Beauty Bar in New Orleans.

In demand as a freelance makeup artist, Gomez-Duplessis relocated back to New York and this is where this fashion forward maven began to craft her brand. As a New York Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez- Duplessis is always moving between celebrity clients, red carpet events, fashion shows, and various makeup assignments.

Gomez-Duplessis has worked with: Kerry Washington, Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Kim Kardashian, Malin Ackerman, Angela Bassett, Khloè Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Reggie Bush, Chris Paul, and Usher. 

Additional Credentials: The View TV Show December 2012 Key Artist for Sherri Shepard Wig Segment L’OREAL Paris “Women Of Worth Awards” December 2012 Beauty makeup on honorees L’OREAL Paris USA November 2012 Glam Holiday Makeup Magaschoni Showroom November 2012 Beauty Makeup MTV 10 On Top Fashion Special November 2012 Key Makeup Artist Stila Cosmetics November 2012 Winter Makeup Looks L’OREAL Paris USA November 2012 Glamour Magazine #WOTY Awards Imagine Dragon Music Video November 2012 Key Makeup Artist Stila Cosmetics October 2012 Fall Makeup Looks 

The Fly Cut October 2012 Beauty makeup on guest L’OREAL Paris Project Runway Collection Party October 2012 Beauty makeup on guest L’OREAL Paris Product Launch September 2012 Makeup on L’OREAL Executives Cesar Galindo Fashion Show September 2012 Beauty makeup on models Project Runway Finale September 2012 Beauty makeup on models Limelight Shops Fashion Night Out September 2012 Special Guest Makeup Artist did beauty makeup on guest 

To learn more about the artist click on the following links: BGD Makeup Artistry, Brandy Gomez – Duplessis Portfolio, Inside The Life of a Glam Makeup Artist, and IMDb


Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in Ebony Magazine September 2012 issue Beauty Awards (4)


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