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.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was invited to attend one of many gift gifting suites during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
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PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 23, 2009 – Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was not only seen putting her stamp on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim doing makeup for the Ed Hardy and True Religion Designers, but also wearing “Pink”, one of the summer’s hottest nail colors. A Gomez-Duplessis favorite is M2M, a natural nail care collection by Celebrity Manicurist Myrdith Leon-McCormack, who was in Miami providing her celebrity manicure services at the exclusive Penthouse Beauty Retreat hosted by Beachhouse PR at The Shore Club. Gomez-Duplessis met and mingled with Leon-McCormack at The Beauty Retreat offering complimentary cocktails and manicures. Gomez-Duplessis, who’s manicure featured M2M “Hot Girls” bright pink polish, is a color she can’t wait to introduce to some of her clientele: Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, and NeNe Leaks(from the Real Housewives of Atlanta). M2M Colors: Kompa: Melky Jean (Wyclef Jean- Fugee (Refugee All Star) Platinum Plus: Beyonce Sheer Thunder: Jessica Simpson Knight Kat: Eartha Kitt Night Storm: Kelis Funny Girl: Kate Hudson Charlie: Charlize Theron Scarlette: Scarlett Johannson Fox Trot: Vivica Fox Black Diamond: Gabrielle Union Lets Talk: Tyra Banks Hot Girls: Kerry Washington
I am still getting write up’s from working with ED HARDY & TRUE RELIGION during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. I LOVE THEM ALL…keep them coming. Thanks NY STYLE TIMES for supporting me, it means a lot.
Ed Hardy Rocks Miami with Haute Rock & Roll Looks Saturday, August 15, 2009 By admin at NY STYLE TIMES
Ed Hardy’s swimwear looks were only the secondary feature next to the hair and makeup of the show. The make up and hair were brought to life by celebrity hair and makeup artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. Brining back the mullet to the 10th power with a makeup palette that rivaled the sparkle of diamonds and rubies, the models hit the runway full tilt!
Nothing gives a woman a more powerful feeling then being glitzed and glamorized so they can strut their stuff on the runway in their skivvies no doubt. The swimwear was secondary at best to the hair and makeup by Brandy Gomez-Dulessis. Twisted and tied puffed up and sprayed down was all that was going on back stage. Models were glazed over in fun colors, sparkles and bright hues. This was something Gomez-Duplessis reserved for the Ed Hardy show. She had done and NBC Telecast and the True Religion show earlier that day. She was just looking to have a little fun with such a fun and colorful brand.
(MIAMI) – Jul 23, 2009 – Many of us saw, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, a pretty blinged out girl with long black locks walking around the cabana & tents at the Raleigh Hotel, at the local news station, and backstage at the True Religion & Ed Hardy swimwear fashion show toting a pink makeup kit and wondering, WHO’S THAT GIRL? Not many people knew that this hidden gem, Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was backstage rocking out Creative Director for Sea and Sun Swimwear Fawn Arthur, Designer Angela Avanesyan and Assistant Designer Heather Bothwell from Ed Hardy. Gomez-Duplessis was hired to work personally with the Ed Hardy team all weekend during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Everyone was aware that Makeup Forever Cosmetics was the sponsor makeup company, but backstage this glam Makeup Artist was working side by side with the Makeup Forever makeup team. Gomez-Duplessis said she did get a lot of side eye looks from the others makeup artist mainly because they didn’t know who hired her. They were confused about her being backstage working on the designers. The first day she did hair and makeup on Fawn Arthur at The Fontainebleau Hotel at 6am for her interview with the South Florida Today show on the CW. Gomez-Duplessis also worked with 3 models from the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency getting them ready at the news station. Later that morning, they headed over to NBC 6 Miami for another segment about the Ed Hardy swimwear line. Gomez-Duplessis said she gave all the girls a sun kissed beach look and wanted their hair to be soft but still sexy. She didn’t want to overpower the swimwear by using fake lashes and lots of bright eye colors. For the True Religion show, Gomez-Duplessis kept the designers makeup neutral especially Arthur’s because Gomez-Duplessis said “she has such a great face that I didn’t want to hide it.” But for the Ed Hardy fashion show Gomez-Duplessis said “I want to have fun, simply because it’s Ed Hardy and I’m in Miami”, she laughs. So, she gave all the girls rock stars eyes using fun colors and lots of black eye shadow. http://wsfl.vid.trb.com/player/PaperVideoTest.swf
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is no stranger to working with celebrities. She has painted may faces like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Reggie Bush, Pete Wentz, Usher, and many more. She has made appearances on TV shows like “How Do I Look, Mind Your Manner, The Tyra Banks Show and I’ll Take the Dress”. She has toured with L’OREAL cosmetics, and worked with OPRAH & O Magazine.
During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim five top designers fell in love with ex-model Kim D’Amato all over again. But instead of D’Amato gorgeous face, heads were turning from the great nail colors of PRITI. PRITI in Sanskrit meaning with love, or pleasure sensation has a complete non-toxic nail polish line designed and specifically named after beautiful flowers, and plants that they resemble like; Magic Man Iris, China Pink Tulip, White Ballet Dahlia, and Shirley Temple Peony.
PRITI nails are fast drying, chip resistant, and super glossy which was the buzz in Miami. PRITI also makes a soy nail polish remover, making it safe for the little young divas and even expecting mothers to be.
PRITI nails were definitely a show stopper on the runway this summer. With a variety of great colors, I am sure you can find the right shade for you for any season.
My day started off with me getting up at 4:30am so I could get myself ready in start my day. I had to get Fawn Arthur the Design Director of ED HARDY SWIMWEAR hair & makeup ready for two morning appearances on the Miami local news station. The models from Wilhelmina Modeling agency was suppose to get ready at the hotel but I don’t think the time allotment was scheduled correctly so I got them ready at the station. We left the Fontainbleau Hotel around 7ish am but I wasn’t originally planned to go with them but Shi and the designers liked my work and the models needed to get ready so when Luis Pineda the Marketing/PR/ Director asked if I could ride with them to Ft. Lauderdale. I figure why not, right. So, I texted Miss Sassy who was still asleep at the hotel with what my new plans was. I was saying to myself that Michelle is going to kill me that I changed my schedule after she revised it so many times before I left. She was asleep she just texted back ‘k”, I bet she thought she saw wrong. So the first stop was “SOUTH FLORIDA“ CW news station. http://wsfl.vid.trb.com/player/PaperVideoTest.swf Next stop wasNBC 6 Miami for “South Florida Today”. Fawn and I rode with Dana from TresKoi Public Relations, the company that handles ED HARDY publicity. Fawn had shared with me earlier that she was friends with Designer Ariel Raphael from Bravos TV Show Miami Social. Ariel was also being interviewed on the same show. So she was happy to see him plus he gave Fawn a shout out on his interview. You know he gave Fawn her props and that says a lot about him. I was invited to attend “The Style Suite” one of the many private suites going on at the MISS SASSY so she could enjoy some of the blessing with me instead of just being at the hotel or beach. Grey Goose was the liquor company that sponsor the event so I had the peartini. Jillian Altit, with Jillicious was doing mini makeovers and showcasing her revamp makeup line. So, MISS SASSY and I spent some time with Jillian. She was very excited to offer me some of her products. I am loving the “Bada Bing Tingers”. Her delicious flavored and scented lip balms comes with a hidden vanity lip brush. The other thing I love about the “Bada Bing Tingers” is that it helps to give you fresh breath just by sucking air. The scented minty lip balms help to freshen the breath. Jillian also gave me her AM SENSUAL & PM SEDUCTIVE eyes eye cream shadows. The eyeshadow are non-creasing, waterproof, long lasting…really long lasting. They come with a retractable eyeliner hidden at the top of the package. Can’t wait to try them on my next photo shoot…Jillian, you makeup is really JILLICIOUS!!! Before leaving I took pictures with MISS SASSY, Jillian with JILLICIOUS, Michael Sheehan with Novel Communication and myself Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis.
Go back to the hotel so we could get ready for the TRUE RELIGION show at 7pm at the Raliegh Hotel on Collins Ave. I had to be there for 5:30pm to get my people ready. As you know Makeup forever Cosmetics was the sponsor makeup company. But, I was hired by Shai the President/CEO of ED HARDYto be the PERSONAL MAKEUP ARTIST for his designers and staff. Shai, personal assistant Lacie was very supported to make sure I was backstage working along the other makeup artist. Lacie wanted to make sure that I got credit working MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK as well made sure that photographers got pictures of me working and the designers when interviewed that my work would saturate the Internet, blogs, magazines, etc. She was such an angel for giving me this opportunity. She hand pick a few models that I could work on so I can have pictures for my book. Lacie also said she would write any letter if anybody needed proof that I was one of the makeup artists as well as the PERSONAL ED HARDY & TRUE RELIGION MAKEUP ARTIST for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.
I was invited to attend a cocktail party that PATRON was doing so while the designers ” Design Director Designer FAWN ARTHUR, Designer ANGELA AVANESYAN, & Asst. Designer Heather Bothwelt” got set up MISS SASSY and I went over to get drinks in check it out. I ordered a PATRON MAGARITA. My signature drink the rest of the evening. The great part was the PATRON tent was next to the TRUE RELIGION tent so it was easy to walk over to get drinks. MISS SASSY and I went back to the tent got our passes and I started setting up getting ready. So much was going on behind the scenes just what you would imagine happens it happens. Very fast paced, lots of personality, paparazzi, press, reporters, models, hair, makeup…I was loving it. It was everything I wanted, everything I love about the industry. Honestly, I wanted to cry…really. So for ay hair * makeup artist that want this career and is working towards this career just keep working hard everyday. When GOD think your ready he would place you there. Look at my life, my story. Do you know how many times a day I hear “YOU LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS, YOUR NOT SUPPOSE TO HAVE THIS LIFE, YOUR NOT SUPPOSE TO BE RESPECTED CUZ YOU STILL LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS,YOUR NOT SUPPOSE TO BE TALENTED CUZ YOU LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS, YOU WILL NEVER BE TAKEN SERIOUS, I CAN’T HIRE YOU CUZ YOUR LIVING IN NEW ORLEANS”. Well this day, I showed so many people that it doesn’t matter what my area code is I did it, I was a part of one of the biggest event in the fashion industry and I still own a home in New Orleans. I want makeup artist, hair stylist, and designers that live in small cities know they can do it. Just work hard everyday all day and don’t rush it. Cuz when it’s your time to do anything in life and it was meant for you to do it. GOD will make it happen it doesn’t matter where you live. So after getting everybody together for interviews, and TV appearances, MISS SASSY and I went to get our seats so we can watch the TRUE RELIGON show. My camera didn’t take the best pics, I think cuz my hands was shaking I still can not believe that I was a part of all this.
After the show more pics was taken. DINA from the Housewives of New Jersey was there with her daughter and some of her friends. She was a sweetheart and was happy to see her.
After, the show was over we hung out for a minute and then went looking for FOOD.
I made it to Miami so I have to keep it short. Will keep you guys posted on TWITTER, so if you are not following me that’s going to be the only way to know what kind of trouble I am going to be getting into. Will take lots of pics of me working during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim and promised to make you all proud!
All of my items that I ordered is arriving today for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. I just placed a large makeup orders in palettes because it’s so much easier to travel with. The foundation are really hard to pack in carry around. Because I don’t know who I am working on from ED HARDY & TRUE RELIGION I just ordered a lot of colors. I spoke with Lacie in June 09 when she hired me but we never did a walk through. I am so excited to be the MAKEUP ARTIST for the ED HARDY & TRUE RELIGION Designers. I know Makeup Forever is the sponsor makeup line but I am the personal makeup artist of the company. I hope the Makeup Forever Artists don’t trip you know.
Nothing FAB today, I was able to get out of bed at 12:22 pm which is so not a regular thing for me to do. It was actually relaxing and just felt really good not having to rush today. I worked out, spent quality time with my son Jordan, Envy is by her BFF home for the weekend, talked with Miss Sassy for a short time, I packed, and was even able to cook dinner for the family. Will keep everybody posted on Miss Sassy and I trip to Miami.
All of our post will be small and sweet this week as I work and we party it up. If any of out our readers are in the Miami area shoot us an email so we can meet you.
Michelle has been organizing the Miami schedule since so much is going on. Not only will I be working doing makeup with ED Hardy and the designers but I will also be covering interviews for POSH Magazine and the online publications I write for. My schedule looks like it did for Essence Music Festival. This time around Michelle has given me some relax time to play and enjoy myself. I am really excited about being in Miami working doing makeup at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. I have to start packing in getting my clothes together this weekend so I don’t forget nothing.