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.
I’m very excited about today, two special women are getting married in New Orleans on the same day. How fantastic is that and I get to do both their makeup for their wedding. With my first bride Nancy, she’s been a client for about 15 years. I’ve been in her life longer then her husband. I’ve been getting her glam for all her special occasions in New Orleans. So of course I was going to be her makeup artist for this day. My second bride Brittany has been around for a long time. Since she was 16 I’ve been her makeup artist. I met Brittany when I did her old sisters wedding and then Brittany worked for me at my makeup studio in New Orleans. So both ladies have amazing memories with me. Here are pics from both weddings.
I do makeup very well with champagne, just saying. And all of my loyal clients knows that.
Off to wedding number two, like a celebrity makeup artist that I am. Just like old times in New Orleans.
I’ve done this gorgeous face so many times but today this is my favorite makeup look and bridal makeup look.
So elated about using my new makeup on Brittany before I launched these eyeshadows on Nov 14. It’s from the Social Class collection and this color is called “Broke A$$” so check out Entitled Beauty cosmetics online.
The first dance and I was able to capture this lovely moment and Black & White video.
Now let the dancing begin…only in New Orleans style
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. She also has a home in Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA. She uses her platform to help bring awareness about her health.
I’m a stationary girl. I love to create beautiful words on note cards and send them to my girlfriends for any occasion. There is something intimate and personal about hand written notes on beautiful paper. One of those special occasions that women love stationary for is their wedding day. Brides are now so creative with elaborate wedding themes that having nontraditional wedding stationary has become a trend. Why be limited with standard invitations when anything your mind can think of can be created with Basic Invite customized stationery. This is a perfect way to design wedding invitations have that special touch. If your style is timeless and classic or contemporary and rustic, Basic Invite is the best place where you can create your memories. We personally send a handwritten note card with every purchase of our lipstick line Entitled Beauty and Basic Invite helps me create that moment for all of my ladies.
I have weddings scheduled in 2018 so I’m elated about sharing Basic Invite with my upcoming brides and my followers who are looking for something uniquely beautiful when it comes to custom stationary. Seeing your stationary in real time as you create it is one of my favorite features.
Who is BASIC INVITE
A small team of passionate stationary lovers who is located in Utah. They found a way for you to create beautiful stationary with their unique technology. So your now able to create anything and everything your heart deserves. And color is not an options, you can choose from over 160 lovely colors that you can review instantly. Where else can you do that? Plus, they offer free Peel and Seal Envelopes with most cards orders. Planning for your wedding stationary’s is no longer a task, it’s a fun step that you can enjoy from home. It’s like a one stop shop for all of your needs when it comes to; collecting mailing addresses, manage your RSVPs, and sharing all of the important details your guests will need on a single, easy to use site.
Checkout one of my personal favorite, their new clear collection, and their added rose gold they have in their foil line, and Basic Invite just introduced foil place cards. How exciting is that, beautiful modern wedding invitations that your guests will love to collect as a keepsake.
Here are others reasons why brides love Basic Invites and sets them apart from other stationary companies.
Extra Pop Of Colors For Your Envelopes
NEW Foil & Wood Invitations
Complex Script Fonts
Pocket Wedding Invitations
Matching Wedding Suites; Save The Dates, Programs & Thank You Cards
Free Wedding Websites
Free Address Collection Services
Keepsake Guest Books
Below are some of the different stationary from Basic Invite that I like that you can create to fit your style and I’m not even a bride.
I really enjoyed this Sunday afternoon at Whip Salon. My highlight of the day was working with bride Michele Gerard and her sister-in-law Abi Leah. I really like that lately at the salon we have been getting a lot of brides coming in for hair & makeup. I luv weddings, I guess it’s the hopeless romantic in me. Michele was such a cool laid back bride, you would not have thought today was her wedding day.
For Michele I wanted to play up her eyes with lashes because I really wanted it to be all about her eyes with a dewy complexion and nude high glossy lips.
Abi was so cool, she’s from Amsterdam. Our conversation was like two old girlfriends. We covered so many topics in 45mins. I gave her a stronger eye with a soft pink lip.
What a fashionable group of ladies! #justsayin
Here are pics from Michele wedding that she sent over to me. #BEAUTIFUL
Once a month on Wednesdays, Pottery Barn in Danbury Fair Mall will be hosting a premier Bridal Event. Come take a look at new items and speak with a specialist to help create a custom registry on the spot.
Nowadays registries are so much more sophisticated, it’s no longer about signing up for good china. Couples are actually enjoying attending bridal events together to both having input about items for their home.With so many home décor shows on HGTV like Fixer Upper and Flip Or Flop, couples are now making their registry list together.
Pottery Barn’s Store Manager Deidre Jorda at Danbury Fair Mall says “She’s noticed a different with the attendance in who’s doing the registry. It’s no longer the bride and her mom or girlfriend. The guys definitely are more hands on.”
Other vendors that will be in attendance is; William- Sonoma, Sephora, and Max Wine & Spirits. Come out and see high end cookware and kitchen accessories from William-Sonoma, talk with Sephora Senior Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis about bridal makeup for your engagement pictures and of course your wedding day, while sipping on fine wine from Max Wine & Spirits who can help you select what type of wine and cocktails to serve at your wedding.
I’m so elated about my upcoming Brazilian bride Karen Silvares wedding in Connecticut. She’s definitely a glamxurious bride who will want a beat face on her wedding day. Today we got together for her engagement pictures with photographer Gustavo Tessaro. This is the first makeup look I created for her with many more coming up. For every event leading up to her wedding Karen will begetting a different look. The only thing that will be recycle are her fancy Velour Silk Lashes, their my favorite! Can’t wait to share all of her different makeup looks with you.
As a young girl, we grew up hearing “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” Well, that something blue will be the new trend in 2016 for brides. Bright, bold cobalt blue will be seen more at weddings in the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, the brides’ shoes and even bright bold eye shadows.
At a recent bridal photo shoot I decided to play with NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Giove, a navy blue eye shadow that can be used on the lid for a smokey eye. Remember when wearing a strong eye you should keep the lip color very light so I selected a nude YSL lipstick and a nude Dior lipgloss. Brides your something blue doesn’t have to be hidden anymore, it can now be worn down the aisle.
Model: Jamielyn Arcega
Photo by: Fred Plunkett with Latigid Photography
Hair by: Mariah Grant
Makeup by: Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry
Wardrobe Stylist: JL Closet