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.
While at Sephora I had the most gorgeous face walk in and sat in my chair for makeup and I all kept thinking was she’s a real life modern day barbie. Her skin was flawless, her pink hair on fleek and her body look like a model you see on the runway. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her because she was a perfect canvas. Below are all the items that I used on her. All the items can be found at your Sephora location.
COVER FX CUSTOM COLOR DROPS IN P20
BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR IN WHITE PEARL
COVER FX MATTE SETTING POWDER IN LIGHT
BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESS IN MOONSTONE
DIOR FUSION MONO EYESHADOW IN CHIMERE
STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF EYELINER IN BLACK
URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA IN BLACK
KAT VON D CONTOUR PALETTE
SEPHORA COLLECTION CREAM LIP STAIN IN WHIPPED BLUSH
SEPHORA COLLECTION ULTRA SHINE LIP GEL IN ULTRA VIOLET
Caribbean Posh Style Issue 2015 is out and I’m so elated about it. As you know I’m the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh and I worked really hard on the beauty section making sure I sent over great things to the publisher for our readers to enjoy. So here are the articles but go to Caribbean Posh to better view the articles.
Friday is usually my Flirty Friday day where I tell you to have a sexy day. This morning I am asking all of my FAMILY, FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES & SOCIAL MEDIA friends to put on purple to help bring awareness to this horrible autoimmune disease that I have called LUPUS. Lupus became a household name in the Gomez family when my mom twin sister died from it. This disease has completely changed my life. I fight and struggle everyday to get through the day. I know I don’t look sick from the outside because of all the hair and makeup I wear, lol. But if only you knew how hard it is for me to look that way. I have to take breaks just to get ready in the morning. To go to work in do what I luv is such a hard task. Because I have to continue to work because of daily and medical bills but mostly I have to because I need some type of extra happiness and doing makeup, teaching makeup, making other women happy brings me happiness. Seeing my work on TV, videos and magazines is so different now then when I was really in demand in the beauty industry.
I never ask anyone for anything and I always say everyone has a story. Well, this is my story…my favor is Can You Wear Purple Today? Then tag me on any of the social media platform that I am on with #WearPurpleForBrandy even though I’m in the group of people that might not see the cure for lupus. I’m fighting because I don’t want my kids, your family and anyone out there to have to deal with the challenge that lupus will bring to your life. Yolanda Foster friends and the world supported her with her Lyme disease social media challenge. I want to see if you will support me just as strong. You can wear purple anywhere; hair, makeup, nails, earrings, ties, t-shirt, sneakers, hat, caps, Be as creative as you want. I know I’m not Kim Kardashian and will break the internet, LOL. Let’s have fun on this LUPUS AWARENESS DAY!!! Thanks in advance….See ya bye & luv u mean it!!!
Before kicking off my day doing makeup on 2 fabulous female producers in New York City I needed my me time. Sitting out back on my deck in Connecticut enjoying my Teavana tea and zen like ambiance of the exotic trees, plants and lake always make me feel like I’m a luxury resort spa. Since mornings is not my favorite time of the day because of my lupus I always need a minute to unwind and loosen up my joints. A little mediation, 10 pills and time with the nature does my body good. Since I didn’t have to be in New York until 3pm I had more than enough time to pamper myself. I’m so excited about tonight event. My clients will be featuring their first featured film, a documentary called “Harlem On My Plate”.
I always get complements on my hair and so today I thought I’ll let you in on a hair secret. My hair tip today comes from Alterna. I’m such a big fan of their Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist. It helps to control frizz and gives a natural shine to my extensions. The mircomist is an ultra light weight mist leaving my hair with a satin finish. When wearing hair extensions and or wigs you have to be careful about using oil on the hair and I find the micromist gives me just the look I need until my next hair appointment with Maisha Teacher at Bibi Salon NYC.
I always love wearing a smokey look year round. Sometimes it can be sultry, sometimes it can be edgy but on most days I like to keep it more subtle for day. A smokey look can usually be a challenge for most women. But I have just the right item that you can use when creating a smokey makeup look. So don’t worry it won’t take you long in the morning if you use the following items. So here is my cheat sheet to creating a smokey makeup look that can be worn in the day. Let me know how it work out for you.
First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy in Medium/Deep
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in Deep 66
Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in Deep
L’OREAL PARIS Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
STILA STAY ALL DAY Waterproof Liner In Black
L’OREAL PARIS Voluminous Mascara In Carbon Black
TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude
Kat Von D Contour Palette
If you look close enough on the last picture you’ll see a deer photo bombing me.
Ending my night writing this small blog post while in bed. I had such an amazing day with my 2 babies. Michael (hubby) woke me up before leaving for work, he gave me my gifts. Jordan (son) came in got in bed with me to watch one of my favorite film; Dances With Wolves. Envy (daughter) came home this afternoon bearing gifts and that’s when we started our celebration. The thing is what we did today is normal especially when I’m able to have both Envy & Jordan home;. I’m a lucky mom because my kids love being in my company. They treat me very well and holidays is never really special because we vowed to love each other hard everyday and not just holidays.
My beautiful babies, Envy Jewel & Jordan Armani
The only thing that’s different is celebrating World Lupus Day. Just do me a favor support anyone you know with Lupus. In when I say support I’m not saying with money but being their for them. First thing google Lupus and find out exactly what lupus does to your friend. Then you can figure out how best you can be their for them.