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’s Jewish wedding was amazing, I loved all of the rituals and the tradition that takes place during the wedding ceremony. My New York bride Kelly wore a beautiful cream lace fitted dress and a fab cream bird cage veil with a flower and ostrich feathers. Kelly hired me for all day to do makeup on her, the wedding party and her family.
Because Kelly is a strawberry blonde I kept her makeup very similar to colors that I would used on a ginger (redhead). I worked with Kelly before so I already knew what I was going to do with her makeup. Her only request was that she wanted to be airbrushed.
*OCC Airbrush makeup; foundation & blush
*L’OREAL PARIS HIP eyeshadow duo in sassy
*L’OREAL PARIS HIP cream eyeliner in brown
*L’OREAL PARIS colour riche lipstick in peach fuzz
*NYX Cosmetics white eye pencil
*Ardell individual eyelashes in soft brown
Brides always say when they are selecting the bridesmaids dresses that they like to select a dress the bridesmaids could wear on a later date. Well the dress Kelly chose for her girls were a red & white floral cocktail dress that is perfect for any spring or summer day. Very cute and can be worn with a flat shoe or cute sandals. All of the men wore a tan suede kittel on their head. I love how the chuppah was decorated with twigs and a hint of sage fabric. The ketubah was hand made on a very delicate beautiful fabric. During the seven blessings the rabbi and the family all recited it together. Of course the ending of the ceremony was done with the breaking of the glass and a shout of “Mazel Tov”. The bride and groom went to the yichud room, the only place I could not follow her to :))) The Mitzvah dance was fun to watch. I watched from a distance to take it all in. Kelly was very sweet and made sure that I was seated at the formal dinner with her guest. I sat at table 11, a family that was seated at the table made my day by saying I looked like Janet Jackson:))) my favorite artist all time. At 10:30pm I was done for the evening.
I guess the guest loved my work because I ran out of business cards. A lot of the ladies wanted my card to book me next year for weddings in New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and Ohio.
There are so many variety type of lashes on the market; strips, individual, clusters, minx, and semi permanent. Fake lashes are available in many colors, lengths, shapes and sizes. The two main lash colors are black and soft brown. The great thing about these inexpensive gems is that they can be reused. Just store them in their original packaging to help retain their shape.
A bride’s eyes tell the story of her wedding, and lashes accentuate that memorable tale. A wedding is the whimsical fantasy for all women and what bride is complete without her bold beautiful lashes. Here are the key items you will need to apply these great finishers.
To apply your fake eyelashes you will need the following item; Fake eyelashes Eyelash glue Small scissors Tweezers Mascara
Round 2 of Sex and The City 2 bash at Whiskey Blue in New Orleans on May 22nd. After working all day (2 weddings) I was able to hurry over to help Lane set up. 50 Bags stuffed with official Sex and The City 2 merchandise. The doors open at 9pm
JL was able to get the Cupcake Factory to donate 360 mini yummy cupcakes for Saturday night. Lane and I rush to hurry to get them all out before the guests arrive.
All fresh in clean ready to party!
Having fun at The Twitter station…
Enjoying my drink of the night “A Carrie Berry-tini”, stiletto vodka, chambord, pomegranate juice, simple syrup, splash of OJ, lime garnish
On May 21st, The Whiskey Blue New Orleans Sex and The City 2 party was consider more of a Fashion Night. Couture Designer Harold Clarke, WISH NOLA, and Claudia Lynch were all sponsors.
Getting the table together with Official Sex and The City 2 items. We were the only party that in New Orleans that WB sent the official items to…how cool!
I decided to rock my fab black Valentino couture skirt that @jlscloset selected for me. I wore it with a simple fun black shirt and my favorite black suede open toe Christian Louboutin sandals with strass ball embellishment and adjustable ankle strap. My glamxurious necklace was a gift last year from the FAB @misssassy380 that was perfect for the occasion.
Couture Designer Harold Clarke selected 4 amazing pieces from his showroom that represented each ladies from Sex and The City 2
Shakin flirt-tini’s with my girls @kaybrou @misssassy380
Stephanie wanted a nail color for her nails that would look great on tv. Out of my makeup kit I gave her Priti NYC one of my favorite nail polish color called “hard water lily”, a shimmering champagne color that looks great on all skin tones.
Stephanie Jordan with her glam squad; Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis & Janeen
That’s a wrap; Jazz Singer Stephanie Jordan, Attorney Chip Forstall, Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Jazz Singer Stephanie Jordan, her band, Attorney Chip Forstall, and Monalisa Wilson with Sierra Productions
Many of our favorite celebrities have graced magazines pages wearing a nude lip color. Seductive nude lips are always in season for weddings and brides can be just as glamuxrious as color stained lips, especially when paired with a dramatic or smoky eye.
When wearing a pale pout, you have to care for your lips making sure their moisturized to be sure it will wear well and look smooth and kissable. I prefer to use Sara Happ lip scrub to remove extra dry skin but a basic soft toothbrush and petroleum jelly can also do the trick. I apply a foundation or a concealer completely over the lip. This way, I have a fresh canvas and can outline the lip to the shape I like. When selecting the correct shade in the nude family I usually select; Pinks for fair and medium skin, and beige for medium dark to darker skin. I then apply Sara Happ lip slip balm to keep the lips hydrated.
Go flesh toned on the lips whether it’s cream, matte, or glossy and you will be noticeable on your wedding day.
My Saturday bride Catherine was a great girl. Her wedding took place at The Woodlands Plantation. Her only makeup request was to give her sexy dark eyes. I told her she hired the perfect makeup artist. Catherine got airbrush makeup because she wanted her makeup to hold up in the humid weather. Because it rained or should I say storm she didn’t have to worry.
I actually enjoyed working with Catherine, very cool chic. Just check out her shoes below.
The heavy black half moon liner that was a hit at the Valentino s/s show, has now made it’s way down the aisle for brides. The look created gives an appearance of dark eye shadow, but this high impact liner is being created with using a cream eye liner or kohl pencil. This makeup look is definitely not traditional bridal makeup, but nowadays what bride is? The main attraction on this bride will be the seductive eyes.
To get this dramatic bold eye, start out with applying a primer on the lid to keep the eyeliner in place. Apply the cream liner on the entire lid stopping just above the crease of the eye. I used my favorite L’OREAL HIP cream truth eyeliner in black. I like to apply it with a flat stiff brush then going back over it using my fingers to soften the look. Once it is well blended, I go back and line the eyes with a slanted eyeliner brush to give the eye a shape. Here you can do a round shape or the popular winged shape.
To give a more Barbella look add your favorite volume mascara (L’OREAL Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black) and a full set of lashes. On the lips, I prefer going with a very sheer lip color in pink or peach (Josie Maran lip gloss in Confession). I decided to opt for using a lip pencil because I wanted to keep the lips soft.
Justin Bieber Fever has enter my home…every since my daughter shadow me on an assignment for the BET Haiti Benefit Concert in Miami in February she has been having Justin Bieber Fever. When she saw his name of my list of the talent that was getting makeup and then invited to watch JB during rehearsal with her Miami gal pal Ana Suite it been crazy in our home.
Today I get a call from one of my FAB girl Michelle Bella wanting to know if my daughter would like to attend the KIIS Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles to see Justin Bieber and many others music artists. I haven’t told her yet she is getting pamper for her prom on tomorrow so I when I do tell her I know our home will never be the same.
I do think it’s cute cuz my boy band crush was and still is New Kids On The Block!