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.
As a young girl, we grew up hearing “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” Well, that something blue will be the new trend in 2016 for brides. Bright, bold cobalt blue will be seen more at weddings in the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, the brides’ shoes and even bright bold eye shadows.
At a recent bridal photo shoot I decided to play with NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Giove, a navy blue eye shadow that can be used on the lid for a smokey eye. Remember when wearing a strong eye you should keep the lip color very light so I selected a nude YSL lipstick and a nude Dior lipgloss. Brides your something blue doesn’t have to be hidden anymore, it can now be worn down the aisle.
Model: Jamielyn Arcega
Photo by: Fred Plunkett with Latigid Photography
Hair by: Mariah Grant
Makeup by: Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry
Wardrobe Stylist: JL Closet
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’m back for round 2 of my allergy testing. Everyone asked me if it hurt last time but it didn’t. It just feel like someone is taking a writing pen in sticking me in my back. The only thing that bothered me was that the room was freezing, So after 2 visits guess what, I’m not allergic to anything. My lupus be playing jokes on my bodies making it mock like I had allergies so I was miserable for a few months, When it happens again I don’t have to take allergy meds because it won’t stop it. I’m just upset that I waste so much money…No comments on my cheesy tattoo, lol!!!
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
It’s always an honor when someone features you in a magazine or on their blog. Being recognized for your talent is always delightful. In the beauty industry where there is so many amazing and talented artists, to be highlighted by a brand means a lot. I met Dana Hill the Founder & CEO of Cocotique while doing makeup at the IBS Show for Absolute NY, a makeup brand who’s makeup I luv using. While at the show Dana and I hit it off right away like two girlfriends. So when Kim Jackson, the Director of Cocotique reached out to me about doing an interview, I was honored. If your a beauty junkie like myself, you must get a subscription of Cocotique monthly beauty box. The ladies always select the best items for you to enjoy. Here’s the article for you to read about me being a COCOBelle!
I don’t know about you but when I’m doing my makeup I am either motivated by something and/ or a new makeup item. Today I refell in love with an oldie but goodie…my yummy pink hydro lipstick from Nicka K New York. I luv the way this shade of pink look on brown skin, a perfect match.
I’m feeling so girlie, I know it’s just a lipstick but I like it a lot!!!
Yes their here, Velour Lashes Are Here…well at Sephora. Have you heard of Velour Lashes? If not, this is why Velour Lashes are so in demand. Their the original creator of mink lashes. Velour Lashes are luxurious, long-wearing (up to 20 wears), premium silk false lashes made by hand. Velour lashes are 100% silk, the same material that is used for actual lash extensions. This is the first time this material has been used in a faux lash. These lashes’ signature cotton band can be manipulated to fit any eye shape. Velour Lashes are more natural looking than synthetic lashes, and more comfortable. Double-ended lash applicator ensures a steady and controlled application leaving you with a full and dramatic look. Velour Lashes (US $23.00) EXCLUSIVE
Usually I’m the one to give makeup and skin care tips to my clients. Recently, I was in Ridgefield, Connecticut doing makeup on a private client. I’ve worked with Sara about 6 times and noticed a big improvement to her skin. So I asked her what was her skincare secret. She shared with me that she’s using Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels. Let me give you a little history about her skin. She has enlarged pores and imperfections. I went from doing a full face of makeup on her to using one drop of Cover FX custom drops mixed with First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Serum.
Once done I was on a mission to search for these daily alpha beta peels. I located them at Sephora but wasn’t expecting the hefty price point. I ended up getting the 5 treatment original formula pack for $15.00. The other two boxes range from $88.00-$148.00 so I’ll treat myself if I see a difference with my skin. It’s a two step treatment of towelettes that can be used either day or night. I choose to try it out at night just in case I had any reactions. The towelettes is right up my speed because no water, no rinsing is involved. You first apply step 1 to the face and neck area wait about two minutes before applying step 2. I then prepped my skin and neck with Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip oil.
With Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels I’m basically looking to minimized my pores, reduce the little signs of aging, brightening and evening out my complexion, So I’ll keep you posted with my process and if I’ll continue using the peels. I pray for flawless skin this summer so I don’t have to always be beat to death.
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.