Connecticut 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 living with lupus, lyme disease & RA. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. Brandy is also a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine and she writes for the HEARST CT News Blog called Beauty Happy Hour and is a Contributor Beauty Expert for the Today Show. Brandy recently launched Entitled Beauty, a luxurious mineral based makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma
Damn I miss that GIRL!!!! Right about now I would be LIT as the young kids say. My health was good, NO LUPUS, LYME, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, ENLARGED HEART, and ASTHMA. Today it’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans and I would be jumping on the barricades screaming for beads & coconuts. Drinking daiquiri’s and vodka straight out the bottle. See, ya didn’t know that side of Brandy. If you think I hustle hard now, baby my hustle game was on 100 before my health issues. Mardi Gras was my favorite holiday because I’m always straight business all year long. But on Mardi Gras Day, it was that one day I could just let loose with my family and friends on Fat Tuesday. So New Orleans, Happy Mardi Gras and Turn Up for me! We should all start drinking now, don’t wait for Happy Hour.
So here are so funny pics of me from 2009-2011 just enjoying life.
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.
Guess what Ladies!!!! We at Entitled Beauty cosmetics are so in love with our lippies that we want you to be obsessed with them to. So here’s your chance to try Entitled Beauty cosmetics…wait for it…your getting 25% until Valentine’s Day. You wanted a long lasting lipstick well we have them and you want lip volume well we have that. Our lip volume lip gloss does not have that tingling lip plumping ingredient. Our’s is all natural and it help with lip wrinkles.
Whenever your visiting Danbury, Connecticut or have family and friends visiting and your looking for the best place to host them in the area. I always recommend Hotel Zero Degrees, it’s my favorite hotel in Danbury. This boutique hotel has everything you and your guest would need while away from home. Not only is the hotel fabulous but the staff is so welcoming and accommodating. Anytime I personally need to check in a hotel this is where I go.
Hotel Zero Degrees boutique hotels offer a wide variety of complimentary amenities to make your stay more exceptional:
Warm breakfast buffet
Starbucks coffee available 24/7
State-of-the-art fitness center
Local shuttle service throughout the day
On-site Grab & Go market
Award-winning restaurant and catering partners
Unique public spaces
And Ladies, they have the best bathroom space ever! I’ve stayed at many hotels and I’m always working out of hotels with my celebrity clients and my biggest complaint is the lighting and bathroom space. Well, the designers at Hotel Zero Degrees got it right, because I can do my makeup and hair very well in the bathroom.
Come inside and see for yourself the Executive Suite, my favorite room when I’m at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury.
Ladies, I’m sure your skin is thirsty with all of the cold weather we have been having this month here in Connecticut. So, your body is probably dehydrated right now even if your using moisturizer at night and using a lip balm throughout the day. It’s very important to hydrate your entire body, inside and out. Drinking water is good for the body but make sure your eating foods like watermelon, cucumbers and even bell peppers. Make sure your getting those nutrients in during your lunch break. As we age, using products infused with hyaluronic acid that help hydrate and nourish the skin becomes paramount. While getting your beauty rest, be sure to turn on your humidifier to keep your skin from drying out.
Those are just a few hydrating tips to get you through the rest of the winter. But here are 10 of my favorite items this winter.
FRESH LIFE Body Oil– A luxurious blend of precious, skin-soothing oils and extracts infused with a scent that captures the ultimate Fresh moment.
CAUDALIE Crushed Cabernet Scrub-A professional, signature scrub used in Vinotherapie Spas, that inspired Caudalie’s entire body care collection. This natural, wine-inspired body scrub provides strong exfoliation, drains, refines, softens, and nourishes the skin as it imparts intense hydration and a satiny finish. Skin is left smooth and silky.
JAVA SKINCARE DOUBLE-SHOT BODY SERUM-Double-Shot Body Serum is brimming with a concentrated blend of our signature organic green coffee and organic argan oil. This non-greasy formula delivers a double-shot of antioxidants and caffeine, protecting and giving skin a youthful glow. Perfect for extra-dry skin.
As you will see in the video once it’s up we used our fingers to swatch the colors as well as used makeup brushes from Morphe to apply the shadows on. This palette comes with 10 highly rich pigmented hues that are so brilliant. Can’t wait for you to see the makeup review on our Makeup And Martinis NYC Youtube channel.
This palette contains:
– 10 x Eyeshadows in Skinshow Glow (champagne pink pearl), Copper Toned (soft reddish brown), Iconic (neutral bronze gold), Rose Dusk (soft reddish mauve), Dark (rich warm brown), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Bronze 005 (metallic warm brown), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink), VR Nectar (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Emerald (blackened green with lilac pearl)
As you can see I travel everywhere with my Earbolts NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speaker.
This is how we get ready to film our videos….MARTINIS!
Johnny cracks me up I don’t even know how we get complete our filming because we laugh so so much.
I had to post this summer article because it just came out this this month. Due to the Hurricane this summer, Caribbean Posh magazine was wiped out and had to put this summer issue on hold. But this was such a fab article that I had to share it with you all. I thank Janette Brin, the owner of Caribbean Posh magazine for working hard on rebuilding her life, giving everyone’s their job back and still managed to publish the summer issue magazine. Now that’s what I call a SUPERWOMAN, right?!
This article I wrote in May 2017 featuring all of my fabulous peers on Instagram who make me fall in love with makeup artistry everyday. I hope you enjoy the article and start following so of my favorite peers. If you all like this article I would redo it again with some of my current new obsessed peers.