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 Corona Virus Pandemic Brandy started a video Podcast called "Black Tie Stiletto" with Co-Host Anicio Michaels…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
We are holding a very special event Online that’s available only our private subscribers. Because you’re my virtual friend I figure I would share this with you.
Starting Friday May 6th through Sunday May 8th, take 20% off Women’s RTW and Shoes Advanced. Only a select Advanced Contemporary Brands are included in this event.
Reply by going to my Storefront that you’d like to shop the event and I’ll send you a special promotional code you can use at check out! This is a ONE TIME USE promotional code so make sure to gather all your goodies in your cart before you check out as you won’t be able to use the code twice!
This is a great time to purchase those trendy and fashionable items for the Spring from designers like Alexander Wang Shoes, Anine Bing, Cinq A Sept, Cult Gaia, Faith The Brand, STAUD shoes and more! Scroll down to view some of my favorites and check out my Storefront for more inspiration.
When I was a young girl one of my favorite thing to do was to go the city to look at the department stores windows in New York. For hours, I would just put myself in the story that the Art Director was sharing with us. As I got older I found myself still flirting with that same obsessions. During Christmas seasons my family would join me walking down 5th Ave while sipping on hot chocolate admiring all the magical annual holiday windows. Each window were more spectacular than the other.
I find myself still crushing over stores windows here in Hawaii at the Ala Moana Center. This year I won’t have a White Winter Wonderland but at least I’ll get to enjoy beautiful fashion.
Do you enjoy looking at the beautiful stories that’s being told in the windows?
Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu Island but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and Kapolei. Being Hawaii top social media influencer & a Hawaii blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles anywhere in Hawaii and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu or Haleiwa…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii.
Hey Guys! I have something for you that I know you will enjoy. One of my favorite hidden gems is The PaperStore. They have everything you will need without having to shop at a mall. The perfect store when looking for Birthday gifts, Christmas, Anniversaries, Weddings, of course Hallmark cards and so much more.
Here’s your chance to fall in love with my favorite hidden gem. You can use this 20% off discount at the store or online if you don’t have one in your area. You have until Oct 21st to shop, so don’t miss our on this once a year event with The PaperStore.
I would love to know what you purchased so keep me posted.
New York Fashion Week in September is always a big event that I look forward to working doing makeup and attending as media/press writing beauty articles.
Commuting on Metro North Train for 2 hours from Connecticut, going from show to show pulling a 95 lbs makeup kit and standing for many hours it can take a toll on any healthy person. Imagine living with Lupus, it’s a little harder but I have master secrets that keep me able to work without any challenges that my peers and the models doesn’t know I have an auto-immune. So that I can continue to beat a face here are my secret tools to keep me looking fabulous as well as do beautiful artistry.
Biodara Immortal Mist, with aloe and anti-inflammatory ingredients. “It helps soothe and reduce inflammation in my hands — and all over my body. It also makes for a great makeup-setting spray.”
2. I’m also a fan of essential oil blend from Tata Harper Skincare to use on my pulse points. “On days when I’m really pushing myself, I put the treatment in the palm of my hands, rub them together to heat up the oils, and then I take a few deep breaths. It’s wonderful.
3. “Because I am on my feet a great deal — like 10 to 15 hours a day — I like to wear comfortable shoes. I enjoy wearing Floafers shoes, “They are so lightweight, supportive, and breathable that it doesn’t feel like I’m on my feet.”
4. Makeup brushes that I enjoy using doing New York Fashion Week are from Royal and Langnickel. Not only do they have quality brushes, their collections of brushes feels good in my hands when I’m creating magic.
5. My major secret has been CBD FX Tincture Hemp Oil. When I take 5-10 drops a day I’m pain free. No body aches and no inflammation, and on a stressful day I’m feeling relaxed backstage while everyone else is running stressed out.
6. Of course my makeup kit is packed with Entitled Beauty cosmetics, a luxurious mineral makeup line that’s owned by myself and my business Johnny Luoma. But I also wear my own collection (All Nighter Lipsticks, Glamxurious Lipgloss, & Spotlight Highlighters) as much as possible so that I don’t have any flare up’s.
You can follow all of my fashion shows experience on my Instagram page at @bgdmakeupartist
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.
Where are my Connecticut ladies at? Gather your girls put together your outfit and comfy shoes because Saturday is going to be a fun filled day of shopping with Connecticut vendors.
Entitled Beauty cosmetics will be one of the 75 vendors that was invited by Poshology to attend their first annual Pop-Up Shop. Shop, sip, eat and mingle in one place with awesome Connecticut Beauty, Home Fragrance and Fashion vendors. Hosted by @poshology and @marcouxbrand
•650 Main Street, Middletown, CT
•MAC ART GALLERY
Shop, sip, eat and mingle in one place with awesome Connecticut Beauty, Home Fragrance and Fashion vendors. Hosted by @poshology and @marcouxbrand
“I wanted to be a part of Danbury Fashion Week because this is my community” When PJ Prunty President/CEO of Greater Danbury Chamber Of Commerce shared with me that Meagan Neville from Workspace Collective was in talk about putting together Danbury Fashion Week I instantly knew I had to be on the committee,” Brandy Gomez-Duplessis said.
Another fun fact is that Brandy Gomez-Duplessis’ and her business partner Johnny Luoma’s, makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics will be the Official Makeup Sponsor for Danbury Fashion Week. Their Bold Liquid Lipsticks will be perfect for the runway this weekend and their Spotlight Highlighter will have the models glowing radiantly.
On Saturday, Danbury Fashion Week’s fashion show will be a new and unique experience for Fairfield County, Connecticut residents to come out to see. Tickets are on sale and you can purchase your online at Danbury Fashion Week.com
Connecticut Bloggers, Press, Influencers, and Photographers are you ready? It’s Danbury First Annual Fashion Week. So, Save The Date for Connecticut Bloggers & Press Day Kickoff Party on Friday, July 27th, because you don’t want to miss this.
Start planning your wardrobe for the evening because they will have a Best Dressed Competition.
Cone out to meet the local designers who will be showing their collection at the Fashion Show on Saturday, July 28th
Follow Danbury Fashion Week and learn more about the line-up.
Yesterday photo shoot with Lifestyle Blogger Ilse was done on location at Stamford Town Center. Today we both needed to get new content for our social media pages so I took a trip out to Stamford in Ilse neck of the woods. Because I was doing a sponsor post I needed pics of me wearing the the foam loafers that I was wearing from Floafers and Ilse needed new casual pics for her blog. I selected a black pair of the loafers so that I can wear them when I’m working at the salon, on set, any assignment that I would be on my feet for long hours. I figured black would go well with my all black wardrobe. I can honestly say I LOVE THEM! I’m not a CROCS shoe girl because I didn’t like the slip-on and the shoes was not the most stylish looking. I always felt like I was going to fall in them. I need support when I’m working. The last thing I need to worry about is falling. I’m not sure why but my feet didn’t do well in them. I would swell up so so bad in the CROCS. So, it was a relief to see that I didn’t have any problems wearing Floafers.
Let me tell you guys about these foam loafers because I’m now obsessed. Not only are the shoes very stylish and comfortable the shoes are; lightweight, breathable, scuff proof, that have sectional traction so you won’t slip on wet surfaces, it’s made out of antimicrobial foam so they will protect you from odor, mildew, and mold. And the price is easy on the wallet. These loafers are great for anyone that is on their feet for long hours. I wore them all day and my feet did not swell up that’s not normal because when I’m on my feet all day my feet is usually swollen. As you all know my battle with lupus I look like elephant man by the end of the day. Well, not yesterday. So if you know of anyone that suffer like I do I recommend a pair of Floafers.
After a hard day of working taking beautiful pictures both Ilse and I was ready for lunch and of course cocktails so I suggested Kona Grill because we both wanted something healthy for lunch. I know I know we both had cocktails but it was Happy Hour so we couldn’t resist the COSMO75 they were DE-LIOUIS!!!!
On Sunday I had such an glamxurious day with my crew Ilse & Johnny. It was all about beauty and fashion and when we get together for a fabulous day together we like to spend it at our favorite hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury, CT. A few bottles of Mionetto Prosecco and Itz Spritz with a sexy playlist our Sunday was grand.
After a fancy day of taking selfies because that’s what bloggers do we decided to place a room service order but my Libra self was not ready to go up to the room so we ate downstairs by the fireplace. This way we were able to continue with taking fab pics of ourselves. We really luv it here at Hotel Zero Degrees and the staff is always so accommodating to me.
The lights in Hotel Zero Degrees is the best especially in the bathroom. It’s so bright and the space size in their batroom is great, Now this is a bathroom you wouldn’t mind hanging out in.