Aloha, Welcome to Honolulu Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist, Lifestyle Blogger and Reiki Practitioner 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. In 2018, Brandy was introduced to Reiki at her Rheumatologist doctor appointment. After seeing what Reiki did for her Lupus she decided she needed to learn it. In 2020, Brandy received her calling to become a Reiki Practitioner and a Spiritual Life Coach. Her first goal was to help ALL auto immune warriors. But after seeing what COVID did to her peers, Gomez-Duplessis decided that she need to help everyone that her Spirit Guides sends to her. Gomez-Duplessis says she will use her hands once again, this time instead of making people beautiful she's going to help heal them and make them a happier person, by doing Reiki. So, follow her on this new journey as she does Healing Touch Reiki Sessions in Hawaii on residents and tourists…and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
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.
When I start my week with my cousin (inside joke) Ilse then I know my week is going to be a prosper one.
What Ilse and I enjoy doing is working together brainstorming with each other on business and our blog. We love creating content together and we have hours of fun doing it.
Ilse has a fantastic blog called Live Learn Luxe It and we motivate each other when it comes to pushing one another on how to enhance our blog.
Being a Beauty Influencer takes a lot of work and commitment. She’s definitely more discipline about posting daily. I’m getting there you probably noticed that I do a lot of my posting all day on Sundays. Tomorrow I’ll post an article that Ilse did on her blog. You might remember me talking about it.
Wait…what do you think about my purple hair? Is it a Hit or Miss?
The weather was horrible all day in Fairfield County but that didn’t stop the ladies in Greenwich, CT for coming to Warren Tricomi Salon to get their beauty needs taken care of like hair, makeup & nails. On a rainy day like today I love just doing makeup creating different makeup looks. I had a few good canvas to have fun with each getting a different makeup look.
With Rachael before & after look I removed everything she had on. She wanted me to keep the same colors so I did just that. I refreshed her skin by prepping her skin with Caudalie first then I applied makeup to a now more radiant, brighter and hydrated skin. The makeup brands that I used on Rachael were from Kevyn Aucoin, Stila Cosmetics, and Urban Decay.
Audrey is a client of mine that come to see me for all of her special occasions in her life if I’m available. I think I may have missed her one time but I always managed to make it work for her. After leaving the salon Audrey met me at my home after she got off from work. I made sure to have a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco ready for her upon arriving. The weather was horrible with a rain storm but nothing was stopping Audrey from going out to celebrate. Her friends also kept calling to check in that she wasn’t cancelling the party. I guess when you’re young the weather doesn’t stop the party.
Check out the ending makeup look, all she need to do once she return home is hair then get dressed….Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!
This Saturday I’ll be at Warren Tricomi Luxurious Salon in Greenwich, CT offering all of my makeup services, brows & eye lash tinting. Ladies, his salon is magnificent and Edward is an amazing owner very well respected in the beauty industry as well as in all of the communities his salon is in. I’m so proud to bring my clients here and also to The Plaza Hotel.
Your going to love this, in Greenwich the salon retail Kevyn Aucoin makeup, one of the best makeup lines out there. So, definitely stop by to let me match you to the correct foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, bronzer and anything else you need in your makeup bag.
Everything is so top notch and the energy is positive that I promise you will not want to leave…so I’ll see you Saturday!
I love spring time not just for the beautiful weather but for all the beautiful makeup palettes. Pink lip shades is my signature color to wear so I think I found my one from Absolute New York. The color that I’m wearing in the video is Intense Lip Polish in Pink Rose. Do you like? So I shared my favorite spring lip color what’s yours?
I started my morning by getting the fabulous Ridgefield Connecticut mom and cabaret singer makeup ready at her home for her performance. Wendy will be opening for Metro Star winner David Baida at the Metropolitan Room in New York. On Friday, April 28th she will be performing her highly acclaimed new solo show, New SCHERL In Town and I am so elated about doing her makeup again for this big night. I love being a part of her glam team seeing Wendy get all glamxurious, she really enjoys it. Some clients will tell me they want something natural with their makeup for an evening look but Wendy love a good beat face. So on Friday night I will make a few changes to the makeup look I gave her today because it’s her opening night. The other half of the glam team who did Wendy’s blowout was done by hairstylist Maghen Cook of MC Hair Designs in Ridgefield, CT.
If you love going to a good cabaret, the glitz and glamour with sultry music, make it a date night in come see The New SCHERL In Town on Friday night in New York. Here are the beauty products I used on Wendy minus the Ardell “demi wispies” lashes.
My beautiful Ridgefield, CT bride Lauren Carroll could not have selected the most wonderful castle to get married at. A few months ago Lauren did her bridal makeup consultation with me. Then later that day her mom Marcia booked me. They didn’t need to discuss it Lauren wanted to lock me in for her wedding day. Then last month we went makeup shopping at Sephora so she could have makeup for the honeymoon. Lauren wanted to look like a fresh face spring bride so the makeup look I gave her was just that. Here are some pics of Lauren and her family in the bridal suite before the wedding started.
The Glam Team that got the ladies of Ridgefield, CT hair & makeup ready for a lovely wedding in New York. Sheila is based out of Danbury & Stamford, CT.
Today’s photo shoot I was booked for was in Edgewater, NJ. Had a nice time working with Amber & Christina. The ladies needed pics for their new business OMNoire a health and wellness company. The ladies definitely captured what they believe in because their energy is very zen like. The real photographer on set was Joshua and wife & assistant Anika. As soon as I get the pictures I’ll share them with you. Here is a sneak peek of what my day was like.
Once again I was asked by Aly Walansky contributor writer for the Today show if I would share my beauty expertise on new drugstore eye shadows for spring. It’s always great to be acknowledge by peers in the beauty industry. Two of my products that I suggested were used in the article; a L’OREAL Paris & Wet n Wild eye shadow.
We have our eyes on spring! And that means searching for some great new beauty looks for the season.
TODAY Style reached out to celebrity makeup artists to find out their personal favorite eye shadows for spring. The best part? They’re all available at your local drugstore.
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