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.
Today I just wanted to do something simple…I know right:) I LOVE FAMILY TIME and since I been on tour all month while home on break I wanted to spend some quality time with my family. I did have to work this morning but I only had 1 bride who I fell in love with. She was such the sweetest thing, great personality we laughed the entire time. The only challenge is I am not able to take any pics, or post any pics of the bride and her wedding. She’s marrying a COLOMBIAN who’s family is very private so this is all I am able to mention:(
Anyway, after leaving the hotel my family met me downstairs and MISS SASSY & her mom met us over at the restaurant. We just had a great time laughing in catching up. As you know I laugh a lot, my kids always say when MISS SASSY and I are together we act like high school tweens. After eating we just strolled through the flea market and just enjoyed each other company.
Later that evening we went to the track so I could walk off some of the food we ate and Michael and Jordan ran theirs off. I can’t go back on tour with more weight so before I could get comfortable at home I changed clothing. I called MISS SASSY to have her meet me but she was getting cupcakes with her mom. How dare she tell me the truth:)) I brought my Essence magazine with me and my mp3 player and I did good by myself, I worked up a sweat.
The rest of the evening we spent at home watching movies and eating the rest of the food we brought back home with us. NO COOKING FOR ME this weekend!
By the time I got off my flight at 11:10pm I have been moving like a crazy woman. Got home jumped in the shower went to get my kit together and washed my brushes. I slept in the playroom so I could try to get some sleep. Of course didn’t happen. I was to scared to oversleep. Alarm went off at 2:30am and once again moving. Arrived on set a little early but glad I did. First I had to walk up twenty flights of stairs. You seen my makeup kit so one of the guys helped me with my things. My area was not set up no lights, no table and not a chair for self and all four talent.
Hear that the schedule has changed again. Remember the first time was 5am call time and not 4am. The talent time keeps change and wrap time keeps changing. So I will just go with flow and do what I am suppose to do. I already made one connection with Walt he works with a lot of public relations for radio in TV. Just met Ann one of the clients from New York. Sounds like today will end at 1pm. Will keep you guys posted.
written by: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
The Pink Lady pledge is to act cool, to look cool, and to be cool…’til death to us part, think PINK NAIL POLISH. If you haven’t noticed by now, the summer nail color for both hands and feet is PINK. Bright bold pink, almost neon pink, is getting used on some of our favorite cool celebs. Last week singer Cassie rocked long pink nails and the gorgeous Kardashian girls all rocked pink on the Kourtney & Khloe takes Miami show. Kim Kardashian was also a pink lady at Celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves birthday party with her pink nails.
While in Miami last week and on my makeup tour, I had to get in on this summer trend since pink is my favorite color. I decided on my day off to pamper my nails in go get them painted pink. My two favorite nail colors I have fallen in love with are Fire Candle by PRITI nails and Hot Girls by M2M nail polish. PRITI is a non-toxic nail polish line that is fast drying, and chip resistant. M2M, owned by Celebrity Manicurist Myrith Leon-McComark made sure this luxury polish was fun, bold and has a high gloss. You have to try them both because they look really great on. I usually don’t do well with nail polish because they always seems to chip but both products gave awesome shine and lasted for a little over a week. And for me and that’s a long time because I am so rough on my hands. So if you want to be a PINK LADY, think PINK!
Natalie my old assistant I think is a little upset with me that I can’t take an upcoming assignment. Radio Personality Downtown Lesli Brown from 102.9 fm needs me to do her makeup. I am DOWNTOWN LESLI BROWN personal makeup artist. Just received a text that she needs me but the dates interfere with my L’OREAL tour dates. Sorry Downtown Lesli Brown that I won’t be able to do your makeup for your new show on UPN. You know if I was not on tour I would have been honor to do your makeup. If the producer wanna change the date and wait 2 more days then I could do it that would be great but who am I to ask, right:)
Well, I am going to bed now, tired an a little upset that I can’t be there for her…SUCKS!
Michael texted me good news today. I received some goodies today in he knows how much I LOVE goodies. Not only did I get 1 package but I received 2 nice packages today. One from CAFE BUSTELO and the other from LOREAL.
Sorry that the pic is not dark its from a camera phone. But look how much coffee they sent over. I will be in NOLA on Wednesday night and I have a Thursday gig at 5am with the Manning family. I know its a few of them so I am not sure which ball player or players that I will be working with I just know I have enough product from CAFE BUSTELO to do the trick.
I am still getting write up’s from working with ED HARDY & TRUE RELIGION during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. I LOVE THEM ALL…keep them coming. Thanks NY STYLE TIMES for supporting me, it means a lot.
Ed Hardy Rocks Miami with Haute Rock & Roll Looks Saturday, August 15, 2009 By admin at NY STYLE TIMES
Ed Hardy’s swimwear looks were only the secondary feature next to the hair and makeup of the show. The make up and hair were brought to life by celebrity hair and makeup artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. Brining back the mullet to the 10th power with a makeup palette that rivaled the sparkle of diamonds and rubies, the models hit the runway full tilt!
Nothing gives a woman a more powerful feeling then being glitzed and glamorized so they can strut their stuff on the runway in their skivvies no doubt. The swimwear was secondary at best to the hair and makeup by Brandy Gomez-Dulessis. Twisted and tied puffed up and sprayed down was all that was going on back stage. Models were glazed over in fun colors, sparkles and bright hues. This was something Gomez-Duplessis reserved for the Ed Hardy show. She had done and NBC Telecast and the True Religion show earlier that day. She was just looking to have a little fun with such a fun and colorful brand.
Since we have been in town all we have heard the locals speak about were the “MILWAUKEE CREAM PUFFS, TURKEY LEGS, CORN ON A STICK, & CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON”. So we seeked them out and let me tell you everything was great except for the bacon. The cream puffs are the reason why I gained my weight back. I love sweets and they were amazing.
Thursday night some of us L’OREAL Consultants were in need of relaxing our feet’s. But before heading back to the hotel Cassie wanted cotton candy for dinner…I know right? The rest of us just wanted to get back so we could soak our feet. We all ran up to the room dropped our bags on the floor grabbed the wine, coolers and snacks. We headed downstairs to the pool and just relaxed and laughed about our day. The pics of my swollen feet is the second day with it looking like elephant woman:)
Our last night in Milwaukee, was fun. I tell you what. The people in Milwaukee can drink. I thought New Orleans was a drinking city with the drive thru windows that opens at 10am but after being their I was so wrong.
Some of the L’OREAL travelers, the BA’s, and the TECH peeps got together and went out to get drinks. I couldn’t do much becuase of my feet (pics below). So, I was moving a little slow and had to keep my feet up on the stool. But you know I don’t turn down complimentary cocktails :)))