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 CoronaVirus Pandemic bring started a video Podcast called "Just Girlfriends" with Co-Host Julia Rebolo…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
How many times have you watched your favorite TV show and one of the characters was getting hair and makeup glam while at home? Well, ladies don’t envy anymore, starting the first day of spring I will be offering on location luxury makeup concierge services to the ladies of Connecticut. No more leaving your home, you can now join your favorite reality housewives and say you have a Real Celebrity Makeup Artist to the stars, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis (Jennifer Aniston, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Ellie Goulding) that comes to you. My elite lifestyle demands me to be current with trends, beauty, skincare and fashion.
I started my concierge service when I lived in New Orleans over 10 years ago, making house calls to my clients. When I moved to New York I continued offering the services, the ladies on the Upper East Side and West Side really enjoyed having this luxury service. Women are always on the go, sometimes they miss their appointments because it can be a hassle rushing to get to the salon especially if you’re a mom with young children.
Other added amenities I offer are private makeup lessons, group makeup classes, a beauty shopping concierge service whittling down your daily makeup bag to a few well-chosen day-to-night basics, and custom wedding packages where I can stay with you the entire time.
This is a upscale on demand beauty service that I know the ladies in Connecticut will appreciate. I enjoy making women look and feel glamxurious. I can see the women using my services for all their special events, gala, brunch, wedding, birthdays, girl’s night out and any other special occasion.
If you watched the news in the last 24 hour you know that the east coast is getting beat in March with a snow blizzard.
So, here is a few snapchat ( @bgdmakeupartst ) videos I put together to share with my noneast readers what my day looks like. But don’t feel bad for me, I’m home working on my blog and drinking lots of prosecco. Do you know I still have not posted pics & videos up yet from NBA All Star weekend so I have a lot of overdue pics to put up. So check back throughout the day as I work on getting them on my blog.
But if you are on the east coast How Are You Doing Blizzard Eugene?
On Saturday I went to the city to do a photo shoot with 2 fabulous women, Felita Harris who’s a SVP in Fashion, and Tracey Baker Simmons a Exec Producer. Our talented photographer Karriem who does a lot of fashion and portraits work captured everything the ladies was bringing.
Whenever we work together lots of beautiful magic happens. I started working with the ladies in July 2011 and every time it’s a party. Felita sent me a storyboard of where they wanted to go with their fashion so it gave me ideas on how I wanted to do both of their makeup. The ladies always let me do my artistry sometimes I push it, but they know at the end it will be fabulous. Each time I try to give them something new something different, plusI always want to try out my new makeup.
Enough of my rambling see for yourself how much fun we had and all the gorgeousness that happen…Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist
Every girl dreams of flirty lashes and usually you can buy them for a one time wear, you can also do the 3 months wear but for someone with a medical issue (Lupus, Lyme, & RA) like myself I don’t want to wear fake lashes everyday. I want my own lush sultry lashes without wearing falsies.
I was venting to my client once about my challenge and she shared with me a product she was using called Lash Boost from Rodan & Fields. At the time I never heard of the company but after seeing her beautiful lashes bloom I knew it was time that I try out the Lash Boost. The great thing about the product is it can be used on the brows as well. Being a professional makeup artist for 20 years in the beauty and entertainment industry I’ve been offer so many products to try, but nothing worked. When they came out with Latisse I was excited but once I found out that a prescription was needed, I passed on trying it. All the facts about Lash Boost seems easy enough and safe enough for me to try. So l’m all in, I’m ready to try it. While your sleeping Lash Boost is working. Who’s in with me? Here’s my link toshop for any of your Rodan & Fields skincare products. Post pictures and share with me your results as I will do the same.
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Do you ever get sick of the white residue some dry shampoos leave behind? Well, I do! Some have horrible scents and get all over your clothing.
In this industry preservation is key! You want that blow out to last more than one day and you most certainly do not want your hair looking flat or oily.
I always get asked about my hair so I thought I’ll go straight to the source. Meet my hairstylist, Master Stylist & Owner Of MC Hair Designs. Maghen does a great job with my hair, I always joke that she gives me Victoria Secret hair.
I asked Maghen exactly what is a DRY SHAMPOO?Maghen explained that a Dry Shampoo’s is designed to help absorb your hair natural oils so that you can extend that style few more days without having to wash it. They also deodorize and help maintain volume in the hair. I then asked Maghen to tell me her Top 5 Dry Shampoo’s, here’s what she shared with me.
This is a Katie Holmes favorite as well as mine! This dry shampoo has a stiffer feel to it for those woman who have a hard time keeping volume in their hair after the first day its blown out. I’m such a scent person I love how the Mango and Coconut smell in my clients hair. If you want to keep the blowout I gave you three days ago this is a go to!
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Whenever I treat myself to fabulous hair I want it to last as long as possible. Recently I went to see my Master Hairstylist, Meghan Cook owner of MC Hair Designs in Ridgefield because I was being interviewed for a beauty article by Lifestyle Blogger Ilse Mc Donnell of Live Learn Luxe It. With a busy week of work and makeup classes I need my hair to last.
Because I use to travel a lot I’ve learned how to maintain my blowout while on the road. Once you get use to doing this regardless of your hair type you will feel like you got your money worth.
I always get asked about my hair so I’ll share with you the great hair tips that Meghan has given me. It doesn’t matter that I have coarse hair, you will be able to maintain your locks by following these tips, I promise.
I’m a hair flipper but during the week I have to keep my hands out of my hair because the grease/sweat in my hands will give me limp hair.
My hair frizz very quick so Meghan always uses Kevin Murphy Smooth Again in my hair. If it’s a humid week ask your stylist to use a smoothing gel.
If you must go to the gym that week make sure you bring with you a headband/ hair ring to keep the moisture out of your hair.
Tonight I had a Twitter date with my girl Ilse, Lifestyle Blogger of Live Learn Luxe It blog as we watched Cosmopolitan Magazine TV Show SoCosmo on E Entertainment. I luv watching shows and tweeting with my followers. This way I never watch a show alone. Since the show has been on the cast of the show also live tweet with the viewers which makes it so much fun. I always have my fav snacks & cocktails when I watch TV.
Here are some of my snacks, what do you enjoy eating & drinking when watching your favorite shows?
Meet Brandy, my fairy glam-mother, as I like to call her. She’s probably my most fabulous and glamorous friend – and I know a lot of fab women! Why do I want you to know her? Because she’s definitely a #GirlBoss, paving the way for women entrepreneurs in the makeup industry. She’s been in the game for years, from owning her own makeup concierge boutique in New Orleans to working with some of the most high-profile celebrities and directing top print and editorial campaigns.
I first met Brandy about two years ago and instantly, we clicked. If you have the pleasure of knowing Brandy you know her personality is magnetic, over-the-top in the best way possible, and the warmest soul. She won’t boast about all the amazing things she’s accomplished. Nope. She’d rather learn about your goals and do anything in her power to help you achieve them – to know her is truly to love her.
A few weeks ago I asked her if I could share a bit of what she’s accomplished in her amazing career and just chat about what she’s currently up to. She agreed! So we sat down, I got to play reporter and Brandy got personal about life as a professional makeup artist in Connecticut.
How did you get started in the makeup industry? Did you always know you wanted to be a makeup artist?
I started at Estée Lauder in Walt Whitman Shops in Suffolk County, New York. I always knew I wanted to be in the beauty and fashion industry. I love being around fashion, hair, and makeup. I also flirt with photography and interior designs. I feel like I love everything that has anything to doing with enhancing a look.
You just came back from New Orleans working a big assignment. Can you share a little about it?
Yes, I was working as the Key Makeup Artist for the NBA All-Star Weekend. I was in charge of bringing on a team of hair and makeup artists and working on the talent. We always get big name actors and artists that are hot on the charts. I also create makeup looks on their background dancers, the NBA dancers, the band, and sometimes the players if they have a photo shoot scheduled. It’s a lot of work because everything is live on TNT so you always need to be ready for anything.
Read the rest of this fabulous interview on Ilse beautiful blog here.
I am now taking appointments for prom in the Fairfield County & New York area. I already have 5 dates locked in for makeup. One of the dates the teen is hosting a makeup party for a group of her BFF. When I was that age I don’t think I was that fancy, to host a makeup party. Funny how times have changed. I really luv all this hair, makeup & fashion can’t get anymore glam then that!
So don’t wait to long to book me. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When I got invited to Absolute New York makeup showroom I was ecstatic. Picking out new makeup even for a professional makeup artist like myself I was delighted. So that’s why this weekend I’m elated about taking my Ridgefield bride makeup shopping. I enjoy helping my clients to find the right makeup and skincare items for themselves. This way they make smart purchases when at their favorite beauty stores. On this shopping trip I’m helping my bride pick out makeup items to take with her on her honeymoon.
Do you want to go shopping with your Celebrity Makeup Artist?