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 CoronaVirus Pandemic bring started a video Podcast called "Just Girlfriends" with Co-Host Julia Rebolo…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
On Saturday I went to Bedminster, NJ to do makeup for a New York model at the beautiful property at Trump National Golf Club. It was a 2 hour drive from Connecticut but with my no sense of directions it took me an extra 45 mins. I got lost a few times, pulled up to the wrong house…don’t ask, and I had to battle with a deer on the road, lol. So my start was a little exciting.
Because both Vanessa & I had really busy schedule we didn’t get a chance to do a bridal consultation. Vanessa was pleased with my work from what she saw as well Shida, one of her bridesmaid speaking highly of me. We did talk over the phone, Vanessa shared with me what she wanted to look like. After finally meeting her I knew that I didn’t want her to look trendy but more pretty. Because she’s a model she have worn so many runway makeup looks so I decided to play with soft champagne, browns, and pinks. Keeping her makeup look timeless & classic. Of course I used lots of waterproof makeup & stay all day products since she was having the ceremony outdoor.
What a nice spread for the wedding party
Luv Donald Trump
The gorgeous Jessica-Sister In Law
Mother of the bride-BEFORE
Mother of the bride-AFTER still waiting for hair. I pulled her hair down because I thought it soften her face plus give her some fullness.
Getting the bride Vanessa Waznis makeup ready
This is the lip colors I used on Vanessa from L’OREAL Paris.
Cassie-Sister of the bride
The gorgeous model & my firend Shida
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren Campaign, Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, 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, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.
You may remember me mentioning meeting with my bride one morning. At her bridal consultation she brought with her a beautiful red & gold headpiece that was going to be the inspiration for the makeup. Quyn wanted to have a little of the Indian culture in her wedding so the headpiece in her sari would be a perfect touch. Since her bridal consultation Quyn visited her favorite bridal jewelry store showroom in New York, Tejani and fell in love with a beautiful necklace. So I tweaked the makeup just a little still keeping her makeup soft and elegant. I decided to play with the silver in her sari using OCC pigment called Iced. I then smoked her eyes out just a little using a taupe eyeshadow. I lined her eyes with L’OREAL HIP Cream Eyeliner in brown and added brown individual lashes from Ardell. On Quyn lips I used SMASHBOX lip enhancing full color in Aura.
Today’s Jewish wedding was amazing, I loved all of the rituals and the tradition that takes place during the wedding ceremony. My New York bride Kelly wore a beautiful cream lace fitted dress and a fab cream bird cage veil with a flower and ostrich feathers. Kelly hired me for all day to do makeup on her, the wedding party and her family.
Because Kelly is a strawberry blonde I kept her makeup very similar to colors that I would used on a ginger (redhead). I worked with Kelly before so I already knew what I was going to do with her makeup. Her only request was that she wanted to be airbrushed.
*OCC Airbrush makeup; foundation & blush
*L’OREAL PARIS HIP eyeshadow duo in sassy
*L’OREAL PARIS HIP cream eyeliner in brown
*L’OREAL PARIS colour riche lipstick in peach fuzz
*NYX Cosmetics white eye pencil
*Ardell individual eyelashes in soft brown
Brides always say when they are selecting the bridesmaids dresses that they like to select a dress the bridesmaids could wear on a later date. Well the dress Kelly chose for her girls were a red & white floral cocktail dress that is perfect for any spring or summer day. Very cute and can be worn with a flat shoe or cute sandals. All of the men wore a tan suede kittel on their head. I love how the chuppah was decorated with twigs and a hint of sage fabric. The ketubah was hand made on a very delicate beautiful fabric. During the seven blessings the rabbi and the family all recited it together. Of course the ending of the ceremony was done with the breaking of the glass and a shout of “Mazel Tov”. The bride and groom went to the yichud room, the only place I could not follow her to :))) The Mitzvah dance was fun to watch. I watched from a distance to take it all in. Kelly was very sweet and made sure that I was seated at the formal dinner with her guest. I sat at table 11, a family that was seated at the table made my day by saying I looked like Janet Jackson:))) my favorite artist all time. At 10:30pm I was done for the evening.
I guess the guest loved my work because I ran out of business cards. A lot of the ladies wanted my card to book me next year for weddings in New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and Ohio.