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.
Are you looking for a new highlighter that gives a beautiful and radiant glow? Well, I have one just for you. It’s from my makeup line, Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. It’s my favorite “Resting Bitch Face” and I paired it with “Pretentious” to warm up my skin. When I created “Resting Bitch Face” I first wanted it to have a name that would be iconic and I wanted it to be my Best Seller. I knew it would be an item that I would wear everyday and I wanted the color to brighten my face on my full cheeks. Because, I smile a lot I knew on my cheeks you would see that glow.
Below you will find the highlighters & lipsticks colors that I have on. On my lips is another favorite from my All Nighter lip collection called, Yes Bitch” and “Gurl Bye” from the metallic collection. With “Yes Bitch” when I finally was able to apply it on at the lab, the first thing that came out my mouth after checking myself out was “YES BITCH” and I knew that was going to be the name. Because when my Entitled Babe also put it on they were going to say the exact same thing (lmao). So, that’s how I come about with naming my items.
It is award season so when I received my 2018 Edition Year In Review from FOHR agency I was so elated to review how I was doing as an influencer. After reviewing everything I was so impressed with how beautiful it was put together. As an influencer and blogger this is perfect to receive because it allows you to see how well you are doing within so many categories. Being that I am an Influencer and both Connecticut and New Orleans, it’s nice to see what city I’m doing better in and what I need to work on. The first two-three months of the new year I’ll be in New Orleans so I’ll be able to create more content outdoor because I would not have to deal with the cold and snow in Connecticut. Being in a smaller market like New Orleans as a Blogger & Influencer I always feel that I have to work harder. As many of you bloggers know sometimes it’s hard to create content everyday so this is definitely motivating. The review is a perfect way to kick off the new year. It’s always nice to hear when you’re a TOP INFLUENCER and to receive 3 badges, not to shabby.
Here is the letter that was sent from James Nord, the Founder of FOHR.
Congratulations! You did it!
Did you wake up this morning with a little pep in your step, feeling like you were doing something right? If you have been searching for a reason for that elevated mood, search no more, because we know what it is: you are a top influencer for Black Up, Yankee Candle, and BOSS for December!
Here is what that means: we track over 350 brands to see which influencers are giving them the most coverage on Instagram. Next, we rank those by the number of impressions (number of followers x number of posts) they dedicate to those brands on over a given month. Lastly, we look at the top influencer across 7 following levels and send them, well, this email.
The Instastory or Instastories attached will show which brand or brands you were a top influencer for. If you’re feeling yourself (or even if you’re not), you should throw it up on your Instastories and tag the brand (and your friends over at Fohr). I’m sure they will want to hear from you.
Keep on slaying and we will keep coming up with ways for you to flex.
James Nord Founder, Fohr
In the review here are some of the categories that FOHR will give you insight on.
In 2018, your Instagram following grew to 52,086. Your 235 posts were liked 88,517 times and commented on 2,955 times.
You gained 16,538 new followers this year.
Your followers engage with you the most when you post at 7:00 PM.
Your top 9 most engaged posts.
You posted 56 #sponsored posts.
You mainly posted about Beauty, Fashion and Parenting.
Your most used colors in your photos.
The most used words, hashtags, and emojis in your captions.
Your most tagged accounts.
Your most tagged cities.
Your most tagged countries.
If you’re thinking about joining in the blogging and Instagram world definitely sign up with FOHR so you can receive your review. It’s a great tool to have and to see where you are every year.
New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Gomez-Duplessis is a wife and a mother of 2 adult kids living in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.
I’m glowing and NO not because I’m pregnant…cuz child the chapter is closed. I’m glowing this morning because we at Entitled Beauty launched our SPOTLIGHT HIGHLIGHTERS this morning!!!!! Once we got our highlighters where we wanted them, a beautiful high shine glow, and finally decided on the fun names for them we are ready to share them with you. We have 6 gorgeous shades that will work on all skin tones. And I can promise you they work on all skin tones. 21 years in the Beauty & Entertainment industry working on a lot of your favorite A-list celebrities, athletes, actors, and music artists I knew what was missing and what I wanted Entitled Beauty cosmetics to do. In it’s doing the damn thing, I have to say.
When on set I’m always looking for products that I could use multiple ways and with our Spotlight Highlighters you can use them on the eyes, the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and also on the brow bones. What’s special about our highlighters I’m sure your asking yourself. Well, they’re enriched with luminescent pearls that will adjust to your skin natural undertone. These highlighters are intense and if you want to be seen then our Spotlight Highlighters will give you all the attention you want.
We made our first debut with them at Fashion Week last week, was seen in Paper Magazine and now they are headed to NBA All Stars Weekend in LA and my team will be using them on the talent all weekend including our bold liquid lipsticks and lip glosses.
For all you natural lovers, yes our mineral base makeup line is Paraben Free and we do Not Tested On Animals. Because of my health issues we made sure we have healthy products.
These are the name of the Spotlight Collection, go check them out on our page.
Look what I have, my “Glamxurious Lipglosses” from Entitled Beauty. Their infused with collagen peptides to rapidly increase cell renewal to enhance lip size naturally. Not only will you enhance your lip volume it will also reduce lip wrinkles while working as a lip moisturizer especially during the winter month. We wanted something that was lightweight, not to sticky and messy in texture. I’m so excited to get them to you.
I am so elated to share with you how amazing Entitled Beauty look on someone else. Cuz on my boogie down brown skin I thought it look GORG and to see it on Ilse butter pecan skin it also look GORG. Arleth is a perfect shade of burgundy. It’s like your lips has been stained by a lovely glass of the darkest red wine out there. It’s so dark that you can’t see through it. It’s a creamy, matte, texture liquid lipstick that is long wearing, every woman really should have in her makeup bag.
Yes, you read it correctly, Entitled Beauty is Coming Soon. My partner-n-crime Johnny Luoma and myself is finally ready to bring you our new adventure that most saw coming. With our love and passion for makeup, starting with the success of Makeup And Martini’s NYC just two months ago we decided to move forward with Entitled Beauty.
Why the name Entitled Beauty? We believe that everyone is Entitled To Be Beautiful. We are here for ALL AGES, ALL SEXES, ALL RACES.
On Sunday I had such an glamxurious day with my crew Ilse & Johnny. It was all about beauty and fashion and when we get together for a fabulous day together we like to spend it at our favorite hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury, CT. A few bottles of Mionetto Prosecco and Itz Spritz with a sexy playlist our Sunday was grand.
After a fancy day of taking selfies because that’s what bloggers do we decided to place a room service order but my Libra self was not ready to go up to the room so we ate downstairs by the fireplace. This way we were able to continue with taking fab pics of ourselves. We really luv it here at Hotel Zero Degrees and the staff is always so accommodating to me.
The lights in Hotel Zero Degrees is the best especially in the bathroom. It’s so bright and the space size in their batroom is great, Now this is a bathroom you wouldn’t mind hanging out in.
Fenty Beauty is a new brand own by music artist Rihanna that’s represents beauty for all, that’s who she is and that’s what she stands for. Something that many makeup brands have never really embraced. So this is why her products are flying off the Sephora shelves everywhere especially the foundations. It’s one of the most expensive items that majority of makeup companies sell besides makeup brushes.
One of the most talked about item from Fenty Beauty is their ultimate PHOTO FILT’R foundation in 40 boundary breaking shades. Usually makeup brands start off with lighter shades of foundation then every few years they add on darker shades. Well, Fenty Beauty has shouted from the mountain top that they are here for ALL WOMEN of all shades. Finally, so many boogie down brown women will now walk around feeling really good because they are wearing the correct foundation shade. To me wearing the correct foundation is like wearing the correct bra, this is why I think Fenty Beauty is the best thing that has happened for women. I feel that Rhi Rhi will not overlook so many women hue when producing products. I can’t wait to see all the fun holiday collections, seasonal and limited edition makeup items Rhi Rhi will add to her makeup line.
Some of the items you can purchase now at Sephora are: primer, foundations, matte skinsticks, shimmer skinsticks, highlighters, contour skinsticks, luminizers, brushes, blotting powder and blotting paper. I’m so grateful for so many reasons but one being that so many women now have a makeup brand to count on…Chi Ching!!!
Yesterday my partner and crime Johnny and I we filmed Makeup & Martini’s for our YouTube page our makeup review on Fenty Beauty products. I’m so elated that I can’t wait for you all to review. Here are a few of the items I got to play with while filming Makeup & Martin’s.
Have you tried Fenty Beauty yet? If so, share with me what you purchased and what you think about it?
Another busy day at Warren Tricomi Salon in Greenwich, CT today. The best clients ever are the ones that comes in and let me do my artistry without any paint by number instructions. That’s my biggest pet peeves when I’m dealing with clients at salons. On set the energy is totally different models and celebrities they come in and just get made up.
Today’s clients allowed me to do what I do best they trusted my artistry and I’ll give them my best work.
Here are some fun pics from today.
Clarissa is a sexy bride who wanted a smokey look, she did come in with a inspirational picture but she told me to do it my way. At the end she loved her makeup better than the inspirational picture. The highlighter I selected was Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten and on her lips I used Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Angelo.
Brittany was going on a date with her hubby to the city and she wanted to look hot. Brittany is a newly newlywed so I wanted to really give her a sultry makeup look. I pulled out some of my fav products as you see, Dior beauty & NARS blush in Orgasm
With both ladies I prep their skin with ČUVGET Stimulating Serum. I’m such a fan of this serum because I actually see a difference in how my client skin looks instantly and I feel that their makeup look so much better. Not only does their face look flawless but the skin is more radiant. If your looking for a new collagen serum definitely look into ČUVGET because I am obsessed with the results and the ingredients; arctic berries, marine extracts with potent peptides as well as betaglucans that helps to stimulate your stem cells improving your skin after every use.