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.
Hey Guys Hey! Makeup And Martinis NYC is back!!! This video was inspired by New York & Harlem Fashion Week. During Fashion Week we don’t only work on female models. A lot of time we have men collections and we have to groom guys for the show. I actually like putting makeup on male models because they have the best face and make for a great canvas to paint.
I always get asked by aspiring makeup artists What Do I Use & HowDo Igroom guys. Well, male grooming on regular guys is totally different from male models during Fashion Week. What I will do for the male talent at NBA All Star Weekend is totally different from the look I did in the video.
Below you will get to see me in action with my perfect male model, Johnny. I always tell Johnny he missed his calling, do you agree? So below you will find the Fashion Week Male Grooming Video. I hope you enjoy, let me know your thoughts, ok. Enjoy!
This beautiful model Tiana Rhae is a perfect makeup muse for any makeup artist. Entitled Beauty cosmetics look so flawless on her. I used Entitled Beauty Spotlight Highlighters in Prentinous & Blow on her eyes & cheeks. On her lip I used our new shade, Antique Bold Liquid Lipstick.
I got to work side by side with my business partner Johnny Luoma, this was a great treat. I know you can’t tell in the picture but this was Johnny first time doing makeup at fashion week. He did a good job beating model LeAnne face.
After 30 mins of playing with Lubys beautiful face we discovered in our heart that we were long lost cousins. One of the things we have in common is our family being from Honduras. I used Entitled Beauty cosmetics Spotlight Highlighters in Seduction & Blow on her eyes and and RBF on her cheeks. On her lips I used Venice bold liquid lipstick.
This beautiful model Voss was such a PROFESSIONAL. I was drooling when I saw her, I wish I had a before picture of her flawless skin. On Voss I used Entitled Beauty cosmetics Spotlight Highlighters in Seduction & Lavish on her eyes and cheeks. On her lips I used Mayan Chocolate.
My last model Jackie (I think) was such a treat, another flawless model who I enjoyed working on. When I saw her I knew instantly I was going to use our new lipstick shade Costa Rica on her lips. On her eyes & cheeks I used Entitled Beauty cosmetics Spotlight Highlighters in Split Tea & Lavish.
While the CEO of Harlem Fashion Week and designer Yvonne Jewnell continued working on her phone I was able to get 15 mins to do something with her makeup. I’m using Entitled Beauty cosmetics Spotlight Highlighter in Pretentious on her eyes and cheeks.
The models that Johnny & I did lined up before heading down the runway. Those bold lip shades from Entitled Beauty cosmetics came through!
The biggest highlight was seeing our work in one of my favorite publications Paper Magazine. Even though we didn’t a shout out from the writer Christopher Barnard for the beautiful makeup we created at least we can still be proud of what we did that evening. Not one time did I let my Lupus flare on that cold raining day stop me from doing what I love. I never missed a beat and that’s exactly what I did, beat those faces to perfection.
By now you’ve heard New York Fashion Week, Spring 2017 wrapped up last week. So many beautiful models and clothes graced the runways but I always look forward to the jaw-dropping hair and makeup. The outrageous the look the better because I get so inspired to try those gorgeous makeup looks on my clients. Some of the rich colors that I loved backstage this year were burnished bronze, copper, burgundy, and gold. These colors are perfect as we head into the Fall season. What I like about those colors is that they look really nice on all skin tones, complementing everyone’s hue.
One of the makeup looks that I did at New York Fashion Week I’m excited about bringing it back to my clients at Whip Salon. Being that I am the Makeup Creative Director, my job is to teach the team of makeup artists how to recreate the looks so that women can wear everyday.
To help you get started with the current makeup trends I selected eye shadows colors that will get you runway ready. Better you can just book an appointment with me and I can give you a customized Whip Fashion Week Makeup Look.
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This year I was so elated to be able to attend Brandice brunch. I knew I could not miss any of her events this year. Being that last year I was not able to attend anything due to my lupus & lyme being very active.
I gathered up my Barbarella’s Annya & Kassie and we headed out to the city to Shop, Brunch, and be Social to support the designers of color in the fashion industry that would not be featured at New York Fashion Week.
So we are toasting to Annya booking her first fashion show during Fashion Week. I chatted with my girl Kim from Lamik Beauty and asked if she could squeeze in Annya to do makeup at Sammy B show and Kim said Yes!
At the end of today’s successful event I was able to chat with Brandice again about getting together again like the old days…Brandice I’m here to tell you, your a Black woman who ROCKS! #HarlemsFashionRow