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. Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
words by Connecticut and New York Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Words by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
There is nothing is sexier than a girl next door becoming a bride walking down the aisle wearing her dream dress and looking “glamxourious” like recent bride Khloe Kardashian. Every bride wants to transform from their everyday look on their wedding day and the eyes are always the main feature. Smoky eyes is sexy on every bride, but one of the hardest look to pull off or achieve. Smashbox cosmetics has created a great collection to help you with creating soft and smoldering smoky eyes.
Ladies get ready, because the spotlight will be on you.
1. Photo Finish Lid Primer An ultra-luxurious lid primer. $20.00
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3. Cream Eye Liner in Image A Smashbox signature, this unique cream formula can be applied with a brush for amazing, smudge-proof coverage. $22.00
4. Single Eye Shadow in Safari Long-lasting, brilliant multi-dimensional eyeshadow. $16.00
5. Single Eye Shadow in Bliss Long-lasting, brilliant multi-dimensional eyeshadow. $16.00
6. Bionic Mascara in Jet Black Smashbox Bionic is the first ionic mascara, and it allows for longer, stronger, and more voluminous lashes! The specially-engineered brush coats lashes with our revolutionary long-wearing, water-resistant formula for a dramatic full lash.$19.00
Pictures and makeup from Smashbox cosmetics
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.
Had a great meeting today with a new wedding planner Daquari DeLeon. Jessica Deben my BFF Makeup Artist thought it would be good for us to get together…Brandy & Daquari, what a team:)))
Daquari came by the downtown office to see me and she was on time cuz you now that is such a pet peeve of mine…TARDINESS. She’s was very pleasant and very passionate about her company.
Bride&GroomPlanner.com is a website for both brides and vendors. What I love about the site is that brides can rate and review you and VENDORS can respond back to either a positive or negative review. Daquari will monitor everything so that’s a plus. None of that fake postings. She is also working on this cute section where brides can try out different hairstyles on the site. Her rates are really good vendors so when you guys get a chance go check her out.
Today I had a photo shoot with an amazing family…THE LOVE’S. Bishop Lester Love & Pastor Fran Love called me to do their makeup for a photo shoot for a gospel magazine. Sorry guys but I don’t remember the name of the magazine. The pics that was taken will also be used for other things that Bishop Love may need for next year like billboards and flyer’s.
Daniel was the photographer, Benny was the coordinator and Kenneth Grant & Ashley Jones was in charge of hair. And of course MOI took care of makeup. Pastor Fran got two makeup looks and I kept the girls pretty much the same just changed Joy makeup a little.
It was a great shoot can’t wait to see the professional pics but below are a few fun shots from my iPHONE.
I really had a great time in Baton Rouge even though my day started with me getting up at 4:45 am. The location was at the Governor’s Mansion so I decided that I would rock my “BRAD PITT FOR MAYOR” T-shirt. I had a total of 8 ladies to do makeup on and each got 2 looks;beauty & glam. I got to work with hairstylist Kenneth Grant and David Bechet. I was excited that Allision one of the young lady had something in common; MIAMI. So we chatted all day. I took some behind the scene shots but it was such a busy day I was only able to use my iPhone. Hope you can see the makeup since I don’t have a flash on my phone.
Friday evening was great because I was able to spend it with my hubby and MISS SASSY. We just spent the evening hanging out and we laughed and laughed all night long. The city felt like it was a full moon over us. We saw many funny looking things right before our eyes. As you know when I laugh I start crying and the later it gets the worst I tear. My drink of choice all evening was a buttery nipple…luv them.
I don’t know why I didn’t let you guys know that I have a twitter page. It came in handy while on the road with L’OREAL. As many of you all know I was not able to keep up with my blog because of the long hours so TWITTER became my best friend for 3months, ask my L’OREAL buddies…:)))
So for everyone that has been asking what’s my twitter page it’s;
OMG…finally I am back in rid of that NASTY FLU that I picked up when I was on the road. I stepped off the plane on October 27th feelin like crap thinking my body was run down since I was on the road for 3 months back 2 back with days off here & there. All my off days was spent working another prior makeup assignment, flying to other cities then catching back up with L’OREAL. A lot of times the weather was cold…you guys know how much I hate cold weather, I’m a CARIBBEAN girl. I’m am also sure mentally I was drained with the whole stalker thing “DERRICK” in North Carolina.
I am back, have to play catch up so give me a few days guys…