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.
The day has come, one of the most important days in a bride’s life, is her WEDDING DAY. A topic that will come up throughout the planning by many is TATTOO’S, should it or should it not be covered? Many brides fight with this challenge if they are inked up and or if their wedding party is. Tattoo’s showing at a traditional wedding are sometimes not too popular amongst parents and their friends. With destination weddings and more eclectic weddings, tattoos in the wedding party are a creative way for the bride & groom express themselves.
On your wedding day if it’s a must to cover up your creative personality then here are a few options that have been popular choices amongst brides and their makeup artist.
My personal feeling as a makeup artist that has covered many tattoos’ on brides and their bridesmaids is to let your ink show. I think if you have tattoo’s and you and/or your fiance want your wedding to be about you, then I feel that it’s ok to let them show. Everyone that will attend your wedding has already seen your tattoos and they love you for you. So if they accepted it when they first met you, I feel they will not want to see you hide a part of you. Just know when thinking about getting your first tattoo that somewhere down the line you may be asked to be in a wedding or that you will be a bride one day. So, love your ink and enjoy your day inked up or not.
Everyday a new beauty item hit the shelves of our favorite stores or fills the pages of an online site. I found 24 new makeup items that I think will be a hit with beauty bloggers, vloggers, and Sephora’s VIB’s & VIB’s Rouges.
Bloggers have you ever been unmotivated to write? Sure you have, so what motivate you to start up again? For me, being on a list of 15 Awesome People To Follow During The Golden Globe Awards keeps me going every time I start procrastinating. To me, it’s such a major opportunity to be placed on this list so I can’t let the people down who voted me a spot on here.
Gotta go, I’m going to get my set up together for tonight Golden Globes so I’ll have some great pics during the show to talk about.
If I had to pick one beauty product to have in my makeup kit today for the Golden Globes Awards it would have to be L’OREAL Paris Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. After giving my client a glamxurious makeup look I would want her makeup to stay fresh for hours while on the red carpet and during the award show. The setting spray will keep the makeup from smudging and settling into fine lines. With all those paparazzi around who need that nightmare of bad makeup.
What’s your must have makeup item if you were attending the Golden Globes?
I always get asked when I’m at Sephora from boggie down brown skin clients what do I use to achieve a flawless makeup look. Color correcting is a big thing for me when I’m applying makeup on clients and on myself. On deeper skin women I do a lot of color correcting under the eyes and around the lips. It’s ok to use two shades of foundation especially around the hairline or a medium foundation and a darker powder.
Finally makeup brands are hearing brown skin women cry who needs a little color correcting and or contouring kit. At the moment my favorite four items I use daily to achieve an even skin are listed below.
Today was the first day of the Senior Artist training. I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. I’m not only going to be elevating myself but others who are passionate like myself in the world of artistry. I have been bless to touch so many with makeup artistry. I’ve work with celebrities, TV shows, fashion shows, photo shoots and so much more. I’ll continue to work big assignments but I would like to now teach and share my 18 plus years with upcoming makeup artists. I hope Sephora will have me!
Many of you know that I’m a energy person who believes heavily on astrology. Recently I had a little fun with Madison Reed “What’s Your Hair-O-Scope”. I also took their hair dye advisor test to see what hair color they suggest for me. My hair color in Madison Reed is Perugia Black-2NAA it’s a sapphire black with a hint of blue just like I love it. Looks like Madison Reed is on track about Libra’s when it comes to our hair because I love wearing my hair in jet black with soft flirty waves. Below is what Madison Reed had to say about us elegantly fashionable yet adorably vain Libra girls.
Madison Reed Horoscope on Libra’s: Ah, the ever diplomatic and noble Libra. You are always fair-minded, and friends come to you for judicious rulings in all matters. We could write a poem about your charm, which we’re sure you’d read and adore… if you hear us over the chorus of your admirers! For a landmark change, try a rich, vibrant color just one shade deeper to convey the gravity of your personal style. Style hair with products that’s frizz free while delivering hair care benefits that add softness and shine. You’ll be immeasurably happy with your look.
I love doing makeup on this beautiful model Caitlin Monahan. You might recognize her face, she does a lot of photo shoots with Make Up For Ever. She always make my makeup artistry look flawless. Caitlin knew today I would be at Sephora so being a VIB Rouge she was able to stop by to get a custom makeover. With so many amazing makeup brands to choose from I was in a artistry playground.
On Caitlin I used the following makeup items.
Face: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 127=Y335, Make Up For Ever Multi Use Pro Finish Powder in 118 Neutral Beige
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown
Eyes: Stila Eye shadow Palette Eyes Are The Window Palette in Soul, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Laura Mercier Kajal D’Orient Eye Liner, Sephora Collection Mascara Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara, Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in FBI
Contour: Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
Highlight: Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter, Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow
Lips: Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation in Buff, Nars Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday
Lashes: Sephora Collectiom Luxe False Lash in Plush
I went to Sephora today to see if I could find some new goodies. I found two great FAB FINDS that I wanted to share with you ladies.
Finally a makeup company took an interest with making a contour palette for us boogie down brown people. Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit in Deep is an exclusive palette only at Sephora. It’s three blendable, buildable shades contour, bronze, and highlight the face for foolproof contouring, and the specially designed angled brush assists with even application. $45.00
I also found these Sephora Collection Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof. The creamy texture, the intensely pigmented bright colors, and the long wearing smudge proof liner is everything I was looking for. I luv the way it glides on soft then dries in a matte finish, comes in 10 shades. $14.00