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.
You always hear me say that it’s an honor to be asked to offer beauty testimony for magazines. When your industry peers select you for your actual makeup artistry, your celebrity resume and not your follow & likes counts it means a lot. So when Closer Weekly magazine Assistant Beauty Editor Lauren asked me to participate in her upcoming article on “What’s Her Secret” I was elated about it. I was asked to give a beauty quote on actress Joely Richardson makeup look and how wearing a certain eye shadow shade to look younger in seconds.
The birthday boy selected the Brownie Milkshake
Today is my son Jordan 20th Birthday and like any mother he’s still my baby. Jordan is not big on making a big fuss so I knew he would not want a cake so I had to think of something that was simple yet FABULOUS. One of Jordan favorite place to go to is Black Tap Craft in New York because he luv their burgers and crazy milkshakes but because we were on limited time I needed something just as fab in Connecticut. After doing my research I found Cream & Sugar Cafe in Bethel, CT just 19 mins from the house. After his sister and I picked him up from work we headed over to Cream & Sugar Cafe. Once he walked in he smiled like a little kid. Jordan has a sweet tooth like his mama and he luvs ice-cream so I knew he would enjoy being here. While eating he opened his gifts with the family.
Cream & Sugar Cafe was exactly what I thought it would be. Cute location, family oriented with a young friendly staff. After looking at the pictures on the wall and reviewing the menu we all knew exactly what milkshakes we wanted. I wish I was prepared to eat but now we know that we must not come on an empty stomach because after a few bites we were so full. I’m so excited that we found a fun spot for the summer.
Envy got the Peanut Butter Crush Milkshake
Of course I got the WOW one, mine is called Candy Crush Milkshake
Today I spent my day at Warren Tricomi Salon inside the gorgeous The Plaza Hotel in New York. While there I was offering brow & eye lash tinting, a service that is very popular at all of the Warren Tricomi salons. I’m so elated about being on this team of beautiful, fashionista and talented stylists & artists. I feel really good about being able to offer more beauty services to my clients. After doing jewelry designer Karen Egren brow tinting I was able to do makeup services on her. I like that my clients can now come to me for all their beauty needs.
My home base will be Warren Tricomi in Greenwich, CT and I’ll be at The Plaza Hotel when needed for my New York clients. Yes, ladies I will still continue freelancing doing makeup in the industry.
When I have a busy week ahead I like my ME TIME alone at home by the water. Here this is where I get a lot of my writing done, come up with business ideas and where I go to meditate. How & where do you like to unwind?
Remember when I shared with you that I was going to be reunited with CoverGirl cosmetics again. This is the big event I was speaking about. I was asked to be the makeup artist for CoverGirl at their booth at Beautycon Festival. The CoverGirl booth was brilliantly designed. Everyone that stopped by could not get enough selfies with the Garden Glam branded foliage wall. I knew that us girls was going to luv it but I was surprised to see how the guys responded. Consumers was able to lounge, recharge, snack, and play games. Some of the giveaways were a full size bottle of Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation, a full size Melting Pout Gel Liquid Lipstick, and a full size of Total Tease Mascara. Before the event I gave the Brand Ambassadors each one of the 3 CoverGirl makeup looks; #ATHLEISUREBEAUTY #NOMAKEUPMAKEUP & #NUDEGLAM
As the makeup artist I assisted consumers with selecting their correct foundation shade using their new Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation. At various time the Brand Ambassador will bring over to me contest winners who will receive a mini consultation with me. CoverGirl also had 4 Beauty Influencers; Ellarie @ellarie, Nura @nuralailalov, Kelsey @k.els.e.y, and Melissa @lovemelisamichelle at the booth to do meet-in-greet with the consumers. I was also asked to do a few social media videos speaking to bloggers about the products and I also did a few photo op’s when asked.
If you are shopping for a new foundation why don’t you give CoverGirl new Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation a try. I like that it has skincare in the formula, SPF 20, and it gives a natural healthy semi matte radiant finish. It’s a full coverage foundation that gives a 24 hour continuous wear. My shade is Tawny #765 and I wore it all day, I put my makeup on at 4am and I didn’t get home until later 9pm and I still looked decent after a full day. It comes in 14 shades so I know you will find a shade that match your skin tone. Plus you can’t beat the price $9.99-$10.99 depending on your drugstore.
Consumers trying out the new foundation
We had a full house, finding the correct shade is major for anyone who wear foundation.
Doing a quick makeup touch up on Beauty Influencer Nura @nuralailalov her shade is Classic Ivory #710
Looking forward to matching Beauty Influencer Ellie @ellarie to CoverGirl new foundation. I selected Soft Sable for her.
What a BEAUTY!…Do you think this is a good foundation shade for Ellie?
All the fab was put together by this amazing woman Bonnie. I met Bonnie in 2008 and we worked a lot of fun events together. So when she reached out to me I said YES without knowing anything about it. Bonnie don’t touch nothing simple everything is major if she’s involved. So she was the highlight of the event for ME!
Everyone only share the pretty side of themselves but here’s my bad side. I live with #lupus a horrible auto immune disease. Today I celebrate #lupusawarenessmonth if you rock with me find something purple today to post if you don’t have anything purple to wear. We need the government to give doctors money to research to find us #lupuswarrior the right meds so we can live pain free. We hope the government hear our cry today cuz steroids / prednisone is a joke! Today’s hashtag is #putonpurple so can you pretty please, as I bat my no lashes (thanks lupus) take 5 mins to post a pic today. Thank You in advance. 💜
Ooh…I’m liking this Kevyn Aucoin Molten lip color in Rose Gold on me. What I like about Kevyn Aucoin high impact metallic lip gloss is how the product is infused with multi dimensional pearls and illuminated with bold pigments for the glass like shine. The Molten lip gloss is a long wearing lip product that holds the high shine all day. Use the product alone or mix with other lipsticks for a WOW custom look. 💄👄
My kids started my day with two of my favorite things. Bottles of Mionetto prosecco and Godvia chocolate. This is just for the morning because they know Mamá is not a breakfast person. Gifts will be exchanged at lunch followed by movies, more drinks and dinner.
So elated about working with CoverGirl cosmetics again on an upcoming assignment in New York this month. You might remember that I did an AD campaign with CoverGirl for their Queen Collection. I had so much fun and to work with the famous photographer Keith Major was a major deal for me. Here is the video that I posted on my Instgram page and the actually article and links to video on Ebony magazine page. Can’t wait to share with you when it happen my day with CoverGirl.
Such a beautiful spring day that I spent it by getting some writing done on one of my books. I’m really excited about it because ladies, it’s going to be fun & invigorating, I promise! Trying to bring the sexy back to reading books for us girls. I don’t usually have a Saturday off so this was definitely a treat for me. How do you spend your Saturday’s?