Becoming: Are You Becoming The Person You Always Wanted To Be

img_0155Makeup Artistry for me is art, I can stand for hours doing makeup on a human canvas. Creating different beautiful makeup looks is something I’m great at. I do ok on myself but on a canvas I feel like I’m painting masterpiece.

Two of my favorite things to do when doing makeup is creating flawless skin and sultry eyes. If the skin is not radiant and smooth then the rest of the beat face means nothing. With eyes, it was always important to me. I use to get clients telling me they knew I did the work because of the way the eyes were done. When I was young teen I use to draw eyes all the time and place them all over my walls. I remember my parents mostly my father thinking I was crazy, no really, like crazy I need help. But I’m embracing the beauty of who I am, and I’m doing exactly what I’ve always wanted to do…create art.

For 22 years, I have been bless doing what I love. This week former First Lady Michelle Obama new book, BECOMING came out and after watching Michelle Obama speak on OPRAH Winfrey Presents: Becoming Michelle Obama it made me think. Yes, I’m doing what I am passionate about but now what else can I do with it. I’ve taught makeup, I’ve coached makeup artistry at SEPHORA, I even started Beauty Blueprint, helping aspiring makeup artist who wanted to work in the beauty & entertainment industry when I was on bed rest due to Lupus. Just last year I launched a luxurious mineral base makeup line called Entitled Beauty. But how else can I now push myself to do more. So this is where I am stuck, I feel like I still have more to bring to the industry but what?

Do you ever think about how can you elevate yourself in your career?

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.

 

WorkParty Tour Stopped In New York And We Had A Blast

My Boss Babe, Ilse McDonnell and I from Live, Learn and Luxe It was invited to attend a fun work party that we couldn’t pass up. We both try to attend events where positive women are hosting and sharing tips on how we could better our brand.

Todays event is taking place in New York, it’s a part of the third WorkParty Tour stop hosted by Jaclyn Johnson. Jaclyn has a weekly podcast powered by Create Cultivate and presented by Microsoft 365. The event was held at WeWork Bryant Park and bubbly was served from Chandon and Crispin Cider.

The panel consists of Rebecca Minkoff, Christine Barbaric, Michelle Lee and Olivia Pérez. The ladies shared with us what it’s like to be a BOSS and how they got their seat at the table. One of my favorite quotes came from the awesome Rebecca Minkoff. She said to us entrepreneurs, “To be an entrepreneur in 2018, you have to multi-task like a bitch.”

Microsoft had an interactive booth where we took a 6 question quiz. I was quoted as The Heart and the other two team member you could have been called was The Influencer and The Collaborator.

At the end of the evening, 16 Boss Babes won a Microsoft Surface Pro and I was one of the lucky winners. So if a WorkParty Tour make a stop in your city be sure to attend.

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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.

 

Girl, You Will Glow With Entitled Beauty Cosmetics New Highlighters

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Co Founder of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics Brandy Gomez-Duplessis wearing Resting Bitch Face Spotlight Highlighter.

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.

Resting Bitch Face Highlighter is what I’m wearing in the above picture.

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.

On Amber I used; Blow on her brow bones & RBF on her cheekbones

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.

  1. Blow
  2. Spilt Tea
  3. Resting Bitch Face (RBF)
  4. Lavish
  5. Pretentious
  6. Seduction

You can see them also on the models at Fashion Week on our Instagram page @entitledbeautyworldwide and also on my Instagram page; @bgdmakeupartist

  • Amber hair was colored and styled by MC Hair Designs in Ridgefield, CT by Master Stylist Maghen Cook.

Entitled Beauty Makeup Photo Shoot At Hotel Zero Degrees in Connecticut

img_5538What a dream come true when 21 years of working in the beauty and entertainment industry being on set for numerous photo shoot. Sometimes I would daydream and think that one day I would be my own Owner and Creative Director for my makeup line. I have an eye and ears for greatness and I just had to wait my turn when GOD said it’s your time. I have always believed that you can’t rush it, success…it takes time and when it’s your turn it will happen effortlessly. And that is what happened with Entitled Beauty makeup line. I’m just relaxed and letting everything fall into place. Today my dream came through on set at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury. We didn’t have all 12 of the lip colors, guess what they arrived 2 days after the shoot. And we also now have our new collagen lip glosses but again they were held up but the show must go on right. Our girls came through, Mindy a lifestyle blogger with Finding Silver Linings and model Lauren gave us the energy we needed to capture the looks we wanted. Come take a peek to see what Johnny and myself is up.

Johnny looked amazing on set rockin his COACH scarf

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Entitled Beauty makeup set will always have Mionetto prosecco and some Britney Spears…just sayin

Caught me working doing both hair & makeup…I do it all!

I’m so honor that Mindy is one of our models for Entitled Beauty first photo shoot

My heart was definitely full when this shot came together.

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Entitled Beauty Holiday Look I’m obsessed with…thanks Lauren

Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury is a perfect place to call home when your away from home. I stayed over the day before the shoot in the Executive Suite to get everything organized so that our day would go smooth. The staff at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury was so very helpful with all of my needs. They treated me like I was a VIP guest because they were so swift on anything I asked for. To keep my body up I was able to get 24/7 access to hot tea, yes there is Starbucks coffee but I’m not a coffee drinker. I was also able to get all of my emails and look at all of our pics on their high tech computer, luv that they have high speed WiFi in their business center. A perfect setup for any business owner and lifestyle blogger like myself. One of my 2018 goals

Stop by Entitled Beauty Instagram page to see all of the lavish pics we took.

A Big Day For Us Makeup Entrepreneurs

img_4427Another big day to add to my list of special accomplishments in my life. My partner-in-crime Johnny Lumoa and I are heading down to Danbury City Hall Permit Center to finish up the last of the 2 important paperwork we needed for Entitled Beauty.

So elated about this day because we both have been working hard on Entitled Beauty. Starting a business is such a special moment. Yes, I’ve done it before in New Orleans but today I’m still excited about our baby Entitled Beauty. Having Johnny, someone who believes in me and my love for makeup standing next to me as a business partner I know we will be successful.  I wish I knew how to do a back flip but just look at our smiles that should say it all.

 

 

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It’s OFFICIAL!!! We are legit…we are in it to win it!!!! I hope you give us a try.

To celebrate our big day we went to Brio to grab a few drinks and bites

OH, FYI…my lip color is ANASTASIA, from Entitled Beauty.

 

Beauty Influencer’s Who Enjoy Working Together

 

img_4175-1When 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?

 

 

Monday Vibe While Working From Home

 

​Happy Monday!!! Today I’m working from home and if any of you that work from home know that distractions happens. As I’m writing beauty articles, some material for my book, and working on wedding contracts my playlist is throwing me off. Now, I know I can turn the music off but I find it funny that today every song is my favorite song, (lol). What throws you off while working from home?