Aloha, Welcome To Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment, BTS beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Lyme disease, RA & Asthma. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People To Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy is also a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine and is a Contributor Beauty Expert for the Today Show. This Lifestyle Blogger recently launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral based makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma. 22 years in the beauty industry, Brandy is now calling Honolulu Hawaii home. So destination brides, you now have a TOP makeup artist on the island of Oahu to get you glamxurious for your wedding day. If you come to Oahu, and is looking for a TOP Makeup Artist in Oahu, know you can get a face beat or an effortless makeup look by Brandy. During the Corona Virus Pandemic Brandy started a video Podcast called "Black Tie Stiletto" with Co-Host Anicio Michaels…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
My buddies over at SUCRE invited Michael and I to come out to their 2 Wedded Bliss event. Because I love SUCRE wedding cake and champagne I could not pass. What I didn’t know was that pastry chef Tariq wanted me to come out in taste which cake I like cuz they were going to do my little anniversary cake…how sweet RIGHT?
So I thought I was just hanging out with my girl and wedding planner Robin, Hilliary and Nathan who is one of the SUCRE reps. As usual we but some damage to a few bottles by ourselves.
I also did some cake tasting and fell in love with the almond butter cream cake.
It’s only Tuesday and 3 of my clients who are all friends has found themselves in the news this week. Would like to say CONGRATS to Hornets Basketball Player Chris Paul on the deliver of his first baby and son. As everybody know by now Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush has decided to part ways and do their own thing…am I surprise NO. That’s all I am saying…my lips are seal. As you all know I am loyal to Kimmie so I wish I could just give her a hug right about now. She gets a lot of flack for that damn tape but baby girl is a sweet girl. I hope she finds a guy that will genuinely love her one day. I tell you what, pretty girls never date the right guys…look at Halle Berry. The new guy seems real, so I hope Kimmie moves on and I am sure she will she has a great support team at home. Especially MAMA KRIS who I love. REGGIE BUSH…ok gotta go
All of my L’OREAL tour info is coming in slowly. I will be flying out on August 4th. I will not be home for my anniversary this year which is on August 5th. But these are things that I have to deal with. Because of my busy schedule I always have to miss out on something. But hubby is understanding.
I am actually excited about being on the road and I get to see my girls who I don’t see often because we all live in different cities. I don’t know if Debra and Veronica will be there this year. So I will just keep my fingers cross.
I have 12 hour days again and I don’t have to worry about traveling with makeup since L’Oreal takes care of all that. All I need is black pants and shoes and a bag to put makeup that they will give at the end of the tour. So no drama at the airport with lots of luggage. I will bring my laptop so I can stay in touch with you guys. Don’t have my hotel info yet and car service info yet but I am sure they will send me that this week or so.
I can’t blog long tonight cuz I am so exhausted. Today, was my first time having a RUNWAY BRIDE…I am so SERIOUS!!! When I first arrived this morning to the hotel she joked about would I still like her if she was a runaway bride. I just though she was joking, you know nervous. But she kept making jokes throughout the day. She left to get hair done and was gone like 3 hours. When she came back she had this look on her face and just fell in my arms in full out tears and said I’m going through some things…I gave her some great advice, I made her call him and at least give him heads up before they arrive to the castle. He liked the plan I gave her and said he would allow what I offer and they can work it out when they get home. So, I hope she didn’t bail after I finished cuz she was already 30 mins late for her pics. I painted the hell out of her so I hope whatever happens after I left all I can say is…SHE LOOKED DAMN GOOD! I luv this bride she’s a great person and I hope she listened to me today. Tomorrow I will be saying prayers for this couple.
I am mentally tired and body is hurting it was a very emotional day.
Keep your fingers cross for me guys, I was not only in Miami to work but I was there to network and do what I do best. Today I was in touch with a lot of people that I met last week. The goal is to get an agent in PR firm to represent me in markets such as California, New York, and Florida. That way I can stay busy especially with the way things are.
So keep your fingers cross and I will keep you guys posted.
(MIAMI) – Jul 23, 2009 – Many of us saw, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, a pretty blinged out girl with long black locks walking around the cabana & tents at the Raleigh Hotel, at the local news station, and backstage at the True Religion & Ed Hardy swimwear fashion show toting a pink makeup kit and wondering, WHO’S THAT GIRL? Not many people knew that this hidden gem, Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was backstage rocking out Creative Director for Sea and Sun Swimwear Fawn Arthur, Designer Angela Avanesyan and Assistant Designer Heather Bothwell from Ed Hardy. Gomez-Duplessis was hired to work personally with the Ed Hardy team all weekend during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Everyone was aware that Makeup Forever Cosmetics was the sponsor makeup company, but backstage this glam Makeup Artist was working side by side with the Makeup Forever makeup team. Gomez-Duplessis said she did get a lot of side eye looks from the others makeup artist mainly because they didn’t know who hired her. They were confused about her being backstage working on the designers. The first day she did hair and makeup on Fawn Arthur at The Fontainebleau Hotel at 6am for her interview with the South Florida Today show on the CW. Gomez-Duplessis also worked with 3 models from the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency getting them ready at the news station. Later that morning, they headed over to NBC 6 Miami for another segment about the Ed Hardy swimwear line. Gomez-Duplessis said she gave all the girls a sun kissed beach look and wanted their hair to be soft but still sexy. She didn’t want to overpower the swimwear by using fake lashes and lots of bright eye colors. For the True Religion show, Gomez-Duplessis kept the designers makeup neutral especially Arthur’s because Gomez-Duplessis said “she has such a great face that I didn’t want to hide it.” But for the Ed Hardy fashion show Gomez-Duplessis said “I want to have fun, simply because it’s Ed Hardy and I’m in Miami”, she laughs. So, she gave all the girls rock stars eyes using fun colors and lots of black eye shadow. http://wsfl.vid.trb.com/player/PaperVideoTest.swf
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is no stranger to working with celebrities. She has painted may faces like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Reggie Bush, Pete Wentz, Usher, and many more. She has made appearances on TV shows like “How Do I Look, Mind Your Manner, The Tyra Banks Show and I’ll Take the Dress”. She has toured with L’OREAL cosmetics, and worked with OPRAH & O Magazine.
During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim five top designers fell in love with ex-model Kim D’Amato all over again. But instead of D’Amato gorgeous face, heads were turning from the great nail colors of PRITI. PRITI in Sanskrit meaning with love, or pleasure sensation has a complete non-toxic nail polish line designed and specifically named after beautiful flowers, and plants that they resemble like; Magic Man Iris, China Pink Tulip, White Ballet Dahlia, and Shirley Temple Peony.
PRITI nails are fast drying, chip resistant, and super glossy which was the buzz in Miami. PRITI also makes a soy nail polish remover, making it safe for the little young divas and even expecting mothers to be.
PRITI nails were definitely a show stopper on the runway this summer. With a variety of great colors, I am sure you can find the right shade for you for any season.