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. Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
I started my morning with a request from Anita Hill for hair & makeup at the Entertainment Weekly Magazine Lounge inside L’OREAL Paris Suite. Once done one of my favorite ladies, Mora, Director Of Public Relations came at 10:00am to escort me over to The Skylodge hotel. This will be my first time meeting and working with L’OREAL Paris beauty blogger Kandee Johnson. When I arrived to the room I was greeted by Kandee mom and her precious daughter. Kandee came out and we clicked right away…after determining we are both huggers.
Mora shared with me what Kandee day was going to be like and the look that was needed. Since Kandee was going to be doing video with The Sundance Channel I knew I had to pop her makeup just a little. I luved, luved, luved, her face. What a great canvas to work on, I told our VP of Public Relations later that I would like for Kandee to be my muse. Because she wears makeup very well.
On Kandee eyes, I used a forest green shadow along with the navy lacquer liner to create a day smokey eye
Here are all the great L’OREAL Paris makeup I used on L’OREAL Paris Beauty Blogger Kandee Johnson for Sundance 2013
On set with Kandee Johnson at the L’OREAL Paris suite
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Danbury Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington Lauren Hutton, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Anita Hill, Klly McGillis, Lynn Shelton, Robin Weigert, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, L’OREAL Paris Beauty Blogger Kandee Johnson, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on Sundance Film Festival 2013, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.
I was able to introduce the eye roller at Sundance Film Festival 2010 to so many of the male celebrities in the Entertainment Weekly lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS. Such celebrities like Elijah Wood, Samuel Jacksson, John Legend, Dax Sheppard, Josh Hutcherson, Crispin Glover and many more all liked the eye roller. The guys all said it was easy to use in that it was an item that they could really use to help give them that wake up look. Especially while being at Sundance in all the late night parties.
This is an must have item that makeup artist should stock in their makeup kit for their men clients. A great item for under eye circles and puffiness for men. It’s an easy to apply serum that absorbs quickly and it works right away. Some of the top ingredients in this magic eye roller are; Vitamin C, Caffeine, and Peppermint Leaf. So when I work with my ball player clients again on their next photo shoot I will make sure that Reggie Bush, Brett Favre, and Chris Paul, all get their personal L’OREAL Hydra Energetic Eye Roller to give them that refereshing wake up look.
I was blessed to be selected to represent L’OREAL PARIS at Sundance Film Festival 2010 in Park City, Utah in the Entertainment Weekly Lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS. I have been a L’OREAL PRO MAKEUP ARTIST for 6 years now and I can proudly say I enjoy working with L’OREAL PARIS makeup. My many makeup kit has about 95% L’OREAL PARIS in it. One of my favorite brand inside the L’OREAL PARIS family is the HIP line that will all soon be the Professional Studio Secerts.
So many highlights working with so many celebs all day everyday. But my favorite moment was doing makeup on one of L’OREAL spokes models in that was actress Kerry Washington (in the green shirt below). Kerry was such a sweetheart and was very easy to work on. She is such a pretty girl in I wanted to keep her makeup light, and fresh so I selected a taupe eyeshadow from the HIP duo eyeshadow in #208 Sassy. I lined her eyes with the HIP cream eyeliner in black. I selected from the True Match line for her foundation (C7 classic tan) and blush (C 5-6 Rosy Outlook). On her lips, I first wanted to protect it from the cold Utah weather so I applied the Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner in Soft Sugar. I kept her lip color soft with HIP Professional Secrets Shine Studio Lipcolor in Euphoric.
I have combined some fun pictures of the first week at Sundance Film Festival 2010. I had a blast as you will really see in week 2 with my roommates who I shared a great condo with; Makeup Artist Tiffany Hall-Scarmana, Hairstylist Vanessa Vargas and assistant tour manager Michael Charapata who was their to run the L’OREAL studio tent.
Today is pre-Sundance Film Festival 2010 in it has started off great. The L’OREAL PRO Makeup Artists girls (Tiffany & Vanessa) in I go to the Entertainment Weekly magazine lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS which is GLAMXURIOUS… thanks to Larry and Chris (New Orleans guy) in their vision. The lounge has L’OREAL HIP COOKIES, L’OREAL HIP pillows, L’OREAL tables and a sexy ELNET hairspray station. I don’t think any of the beauty lounge or suite was GLAMMED out like our lounge. I can’t believe this is where we will work the entire Sundance Film Festival doing makeup & hair on the celebrities that will come in to get either full face makeup or touch-up’s before interviews and pictures. The girls and I unpack our L’OREAL makeup kit’s and set up our makeup and hair station. We have so many great new L’OREAL products from “Studio Secrets Professional, The True Match Foundation Roller, and The 24-hour Lash Boosting”.
We also have a new L’OREAL product for men that is amazing, it’s the “Hydra Energetic Eye Roller”. My husband loves all of the men product from L’OREAL in he’s not really a metro sexual type of guy. Well only with his hair, but I am sure he will love this new item as well as some of the celebs that will be coming in.
Later that day we walked down to Main and Heber Street to help set up the L’OREAL “Can I Help You” tent while Tiffany trained the new local brand ambassadors. The studio will be a mini color space where consumers will receive a mini makeup application in have a consultation with the hairstylist. Some of the great samples consumers will receive are the new HIP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Duo Eyeshadow, and the Colour Riche Serum Lipstick.
After a full day the girls and I decides to grab some lunch and magarita’s at a mexician restaurant. I am excited about both location in can’t wait to rock it out tomorrow at the Entertainment Weekly lounge…Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist
Our first night out in Park City Utah, for Sundance Film Festival 2010 the girls (Makeup Artist Tiffany & Hairstylist Vanessa) and I wanted to have a nice dinner before our big day at The Entertainment Weekly lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS. So after walking up in down Main Street to find the perfect place the girls and I decided on Jean Louis Restaurant on Main Street. Before walking in a group was walking out in they all shared that we order the Lobster Mac & Cheese. We were greeted by a very nice frenchmen at the front door who was very friendly. He escorted us to a very nice table on the side were we could get comfortable. The ambiance was very sexy, red lights and very European.
We order the Sundance Martini to get in the Sundance Film Festival mood. We did order the Lobrster Mac & Cheese and it was amazing. The lobster were very large pieces not that small or grinded pieces that a lot of restaurant usually give. The cheese was plentiful that I was really full from that one dish.
Later into the dinner the Frenchmen we met earlier came over to introduce himself and it was the owner & chef Jean Louis Montecot’s. He asked the waiter to bring us a very nice dessert and that to was amazing…