Aloha, Welcome to Honolulu Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist and Lifestyle Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to, on set entertainment, BTS, beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, RA & Asthma. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People to Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy also launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral-based makeup line with her business partner. In 2020, Brandy started studying to work as a Spiritual Energy Healer and Life Coach. So, follow her on this new journey…and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
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.
One of my favorite football players Brett Favre football jersey was retired on Thanksgiving night. I remember when I did makeup for Brett he was with the Green Bay Packers. The photo shoot was done at his Dallas style home in Mississippi. We had a great time on set, definitely a fun guy. Luv his humor!
This morning I went in to do treatments on my lungs. I’ve been actually feeling better so once I can get my lungs healthy I’ll be almost back to normal. I guess getting that flu shot didn’t hurt because I’ve been exposed to sick people the last few days and nothing happen but a sore throat. Unfortunately that sore throat for one day set me back. My lungs are weaker than it was on my last visit so I really have to make sure I stay away from anyone that is sick. So hard to do when I work around people everyday. My Pulmonologists still has me on prednisone, seem like I’ll be on it next month as well. I hope I don’t get to 200lbs because I’m almost there. Never thought I would weigh that much but if it helps me to get through the day then I’ll take this nasty pill with a smile.
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!
It’s Sunday morning and it’s all about Sephora VIB Rouge Before Brunch event nationwide. Doors are opening at 9am, the event is for 2hr where VIB Rouge customers will have private shopping time at the store.
Makeup and skincare brands will be there to participate offering makeup looks as well as doing mini facials. Shoppers will get 4x the points on all purchases, a limited edition cosmetic bag filled with samples. I’m elated hope to see you there!
Trish the Store Director checking in the VIB ROUGE
Gina from COVER FX was doing foundation matches
Zack from CLARINS was offering skincare cocktails
TARTE was giving sultry eyes
SEPHORA staff looking good in their red lips
Phil helping out in fragrance
Zack has all the baskets
Luv shopping with my favorite makeup blogger…Georgie O’Connell (@gmogirl2)
I’m always excited about getting new brushes. I received 10 new makeup brushes from Sephora, what a treat! These Sephora brushes are all from the PRO collection, their designed to give great precision and the brush heads are all densely packed with synthetic bristles, perfect for when you want to build coverage and layering. All I can think about now is creating effortless makeup looks at my next photo shoot on Friday for Starbucks.
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