Kapolei, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert & Beauty Influencer Brandy Gomez-Duplessis share 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. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. This Kapolei, Hawaii Makeup Artist 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. Brandy 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 Kapolei, Hawaii home. So destination brides, you now have a TOP makeup artist on the island of Oahu to get you glamxurious for your special day. If you come to Oahu, and is looking for a TOP Makeup Artist in Kapolei, know you can get a face beat or an effortless makeup look by Brandy. Oh, yes there is a black makeup artist in Hawaii.
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.
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!
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
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!