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.
Author: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Aloha, Oahu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger & Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a high demand makeup artist in Honolulu Hawaii as well as on the mainland in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. She has 22 plus years of experience as a professional makeup artist. Brandy has made a name for herself in the bridal, beauty and entertainment industry through determination and exceptional work. She is highly sought after in Hawaii, Connecticut, New York, Miami, and New Orleans. Brandy was named by AOL Editors one of "15 People To Follow During The Golden Globes". She has been called a “Makeup Bridal Guru” by “Anti-Bride” & “Destination I Do” bridal magazines. Brandy has worked with Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Queen Latifah, Edie Falco, Kathryn Erbe, Angela Bassett, Ellie Golding, Mario Lopez, Elijah Wood, Usher, John Legend and worked events such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, OPRAH O!You, and has appeared on “How Do I Look” and “I’ll Take The Dress”. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog, Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist, or follow her glamxurious tweets and Instagram post (@bgdmakeupartist) . Brandy shares beauty tips, behind the scene pics, fashion, perks, give beauty testimonial on products and products she use on celebrities and her challenge of living with an autoimmune disease, Lupus, Lyme & Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of her new addition is "Beauty Blueprint where she teach hair stylists & makeup artists the business side of working and being successful in the industry. She does it all online because not everyone is able to travel to take her course. Makeup & Hair school teaches the art but nobody teach the other half of being a freelancer. Brandy said she was an Lifestyle Influencer before she even knew she was an INFLUENCER. This Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger & Makeup Artist goal is to help put Oahu Hawaii on the map for BEAUTY & FASHION! Brandy recent business adventure is launching Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a mineral makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma. Now, this Beauty Guru is making Honolulu Hawaii her new home and will continue to do makeup, making brides beautiful on their wedding day, working with celebrities when they come to Oahu Hawaii and local women of Hawaii glamxurious. Her newest thing is that she's looking to be Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger, a voice for women over 40's who is still fly. Brandy can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org and yes, there are black people living in Hawaii. She say's she get ask that question daily, "Do Black People Live In Hawaii" and her answer is YES, look I'm here.
Wednesday at the Inaugaration for President Biden and VP Kamala Harris, the color PURPLE was a choice amongst the ladies. Purple has always been a color of choice for myself due to my health. Being a Lupus and Fibromyalgia Warrior I have always worn purple for strength. It was nice to see the ladies at a special and important events wearing different shades of purple. Each one of these ladies are strong and powerful in their own rights.
As you know I have my own makeup line called Entitled Beauty Cosmetics that I started with my bestie and business partner, Johnny Lumoa. When we were creating colors for our All Nighter Lipstick Collections, I knew that I needed a bold and sassy color for us Autoimmune Warriors. During our Awarness days I wanted all of us warriors to have a lipstick that we could wear. A lipstick color that was created by a warrior, someone who is living with this nasty disease. So, I created “Queen B” and I named it that because it seem to be a name that peers call me.
If you know of anyone with an autoimmune disease and you would like to gift them something special gift them one of my “Queen B” All Nighter Liquid Lipsticks. It would mean a lot to me to support my makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. I know they would love it to wear on Awarness Day.
Happy New Year Guys! So excited about today being the first Monday of the week. I don’t know about you but I have been waiting for 2021 to happen and to start a new year. As I have gotten older, I dont write resolutions anymore. All I will say is that I plan to use my time WISELY. I do like to read and print out my Chinese New Year astrology for the year. 2021 is the year of the OX and with that being said a lot of great things is going to happen for many of us.
I don’t know if any of you follow the Chinese New Year, if not I am going to share with you the chart so you can see your Chinese Zodiac sign and years. My Chinese Zodiac Sign is The Year Of The Dog, because I am a 1970 baby. I have been following this chart for some time now probably around the time that I fell in love with Feng-Shui. It’s been spot on so many years so I continue to follow it.
I feel like crap but I feel crap everyday because of my Lupus so on Friday I thought it was just a regular day. I knew I would be driving with ALOHA so I left for work early so I could give myself time to get there on time. As I sat in my car I knew I did not have enough energy to get out the car. I decided to check my pressure to see what it was looking like. I carry my mobile machine with me and I check it in the morning and again when I’m on lunch.
I manage to make it inside to work but not for long. Before I knew it I was helped to one of the managers office with two coworkers holding me up. My body was shutting down. I managed to call my doctor and she advised me to go to the ER because of my heart being irregular. My husband was called and I was taken to the hospital near my home. One that I’ve been to before where they have my records in the system.
At the hospital I was checked in outside, the typical questions and the wellness check was given. I was wheeled straight in after my pressure was taken. They started working very fast on me with; Basic Metabolic Panel, CBC w/diff, Part Throm Time (PTT), PRO BNP, Prothrombin Time (PT) Sedimentation Rate, Troponin T Gen performed 3 times, Urinalysis, Complete, Reflex to C & S, CT Head without contrast, EKG 12 LEAD, XRAY Chest AP Portable.
What I found out was that my body has been struggling since I returned back to work on July 6th. Struggling from wearing a mask everyday at work. Because of my Lupus, Asthma, RA, and having high blood pressure I wear a mask in sometimes gloves at work to stay safe because of my health, being that I have a compromised immune system. Wearing a face mask for 5 -6 days a week for many hours a day I’m not getting enough oxygen to my brain. So my heart and lungs has been working hard and on Friday it had enough. I noticed some chest pains, difficulty breathing, getting dizzy, and feeling confused but I thought it was perimenopause since I’m 50, so I over looked it. I didn’t think it was because of me wearing a mask.
So, what do I do?! I DON’T KNOW. Finding a job that I could work from home is going to be a challenge and I honestly don’t know where to begin. I’m just here stressing and I know I’m not supposed to be stressing but I need to figure out what can I do. Getting unemployment is out I’m still pending since March /April to receive. I’m actually nervous about having to put the damn thing back on but if I have to wear it I will because I have to work. If anyone have any ideas please share.
When a small online business owner finds out that their makeup is being used on Bravo TV Show Actress and TV Personality can you image what that feeling is like? Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Ohio Estheticians, Johnny Luoma were both thrill that the ladies from The Real Housewives were wearing their makeup from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. Being an online brand who is competing with so many makeup companies how can they be receiving this blessing. Just recently their makeup was seeing on Dancing With The Stars and previous at The NBA All Star Weekend in 2019 & 2020.
LA Celebrity Makeup Artist, Adam Christopher who works with many celebrities uses Entitled Beauty Cosmetics and his makeup kit. This brand may not be in beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta or department stores but makeup artists are fans of this brand because of the quality and that its highly pigmented. Quality is very important these days and these two beauty industry owners knows exactly what their clients want. This duo is also know for their fun names (Resting Bitch Face, Yes Bitch, OMG, Zaddy, Call Girl) they wanted to have a few iconic pieces like NARS, TOO Faced and Tom Ford. In it’s looking that they are on their way.
Brandy says, one day their makeup will be a household name. Our fun names are catchy but the quality speaks for itself. We don’t have a celebrity endorsing us but we have the makeup artists and customers, our fans who are buying our makeup. They will continue to speak about how great Entitled Beauty Cosmetics really is and eventually their love for us will spill over to their girlfriends, sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers. Our makeup is for everyone Johnny says. We wanted our makeup to be worn by anyone who love makeup. We don’t discriminate, we know what that is like.
If you’re looking for something this holiday for a makeup lover definitely think of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. Small business owners need us to stay afloat.
As you know my partner and I love naming our products for our makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. Because I’m in Hawaii and he’s in Ohio, we FaceTime with each other to meet about names for upcoming makeup items that we’re working on. When we came up with our All Nighter Liquid Lipsticks the song “Savage” by Meg Thee Stallion wasn’t out yet and we came up with the name “Bougie” and “Savage” not knowing that this fabulous young lady will one day have this popular song. It’s so funny that the two shades are lipsticks colors that we could see Meg Thee Stallion actually wearing.
Entitled Beauty Cosmetics All Nighter Liquid Lipsticks are Vibrant, Bold and Luxuriously Soft Matte. Mineral based with 3x the pigment vs. any other liquid lipstick out there today! Entitled Beauty’s liquid lipstick goes on smooth, dries quickly, has a matte finish and is extremely long wearing!
So if you’re a fan of Megan The Stallion do you think Hot Girl Meg would rock these two lipstick shades? Would You? Hope you will give our products a try and let us know if you love wearing Entitled Beauty All Nighter Liquid Lipsticks.
As a small online business owner of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics these days it’s been scary not knowing if we will have to give up our passion and dreams. With putting on a mask to leave the house wearing makeup or a full face of makeup is not happening as much. So items like lipsticks, lip-gloss and highlighters are not being seeing on a typical full face beat.
So some days we have anxiety if we will be able to stay in business because the beauty industry is being challenged right now. But every time we get that feeling, God tells my partner and I, y’all ain’t going nowhere. Just recently one of LA Top Celebrity Makeup artists Adam Christopher worked with Shai Jackson on Dancing With the Stars and now Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna. On both talent, Adam used products from our makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. He was God sent because he allowed our makeup to be shown on primetime TV. We’re just an online business not a brand that’s in SEPHORA, ULTA or a department store. And Adam grabbed our products to use on television and on his clients.
So, if you’re a small business owner out there, hang in there. Don’t give up! If you’re still hanging on then God has a plan for you. I’m so glad that Johnny and I have each other. When we have down days at different times we have each other to lift the others spirits.
My baby girl Addison Rae, who is well known on social media for dancing on Tik Tok loves dancing and she loves beauty products. Another thing we have in common, she’s a fabulous Libra. I love talking all day to my clients about things we share in common and Addison shared that she’s a major fan of YSL Beauty makeup line and then I showed her products from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, she was obsessed. Especially the All Nighter Liquid Lipsticks because they are long wearing and not drying to the lips. All weekend I used Entitled Beauty Cosmetics on Addison.
On her lips I used Entitled Beauty, “Savage” All Nighter Liquid Lipstick and YSL Beauty Eyeshadow Palette in Tuxedo. The highlighter I used tonight was Entitled Beauty “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter.
Stay tuned as I share more pics of makeup items I used on Addison.
Just recently my makeup line Entitled Beauty was mentioned in a beauty article on Beauty Brite “4 Ways To Revive Your Beauty Routine”. It’s always nice to hear feedback from beauty bloggers, beauty influencers, clients, and customers.
I recently had the chance to try products from two brands. I’ve only received them within the last few weeks and am having so much fun using them! I am so excited to share 4 ways to revive your beauty routine! When a new month or even a new season rolls around, I am reminded to take a look at my beauty and makeup products. I like to rotate my products as needed and as my mood changes! When it comes to makeup, you have the freedom to be as creative as you want. I like to have fun with my looks!
Add a pop of color to your lips
I rarely wear lip gloss, however, I do like to add a pop of color! I chose two lip glosses that stood out to me: Spoiled and Gurl Bye.
The first one I tried was Spoiled. I found the color to be bold and a smidge darker than I would normally wear. Still, I love the color!
Then, I tried the metallic color, Gurl Bye! I really like this color. It definitely is metallic and on the lighter side. I love that it doesn’t wash out my lips, it adds a nice subtle color with a touch of metallic!
Highlight your look
I love wearing a highlighter! It adds a nice glow to my look! I chose Resting Bitch Face, I mean, how could I not?!
I love the subtle highlight that I get, especially in the right lighting. However, I am unsure about the added color that I get from wearing Resting Bitch Face! I can easily use this as a blush or even as a bronzer because it is tinted and adds a naturally tan-like glow!
Living here in Hawaii on Oahu island is like being on vacation everyday. But if you’re a full face makeup wearer like myself sometimes it can be a little challenging when it comes to makeup. The weather here is summer everyday and during the summer the sun is no joke. As a boogie down brown woman I can get a really good tan just by being outside for 30 mins. So, on days when I am going to the beach I try to give myself a softer makeup look and I select long wearing products that will stay all day as much as it possibly can. The great thing for me is that I have my own makeup line, Entitled Beauty and it’s a mineral base brand so it doesn’t cause me to break out when I’m out in the sun sweating. The last thing you want to feel is the makeup dripping down your face and with Entitled Beauty the makeup feels weightless and it’s breathable. My pores are not getting as clogged and it’s not irritating my skin.
I posted a picture of myself on Instagram and Twitter and I received so many great compliments asking about my makeup so I thought I would share what makeup I had on. I didn’t take the best pictures of myself so excuse the quality but hopefully you can see what my beach day makeup look was. I was at the beach all day and evening as you can tell in the video.