Aloha, Welcome to Honolulu Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist and Lifestyle Blogger 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. Brandy also launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral-based makeup line with her business partner. In 2020, Brandy started studying to work as a Spiritual Energy Healer and Life Coach. So, follow her on this new journey…and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
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
Last year at this time, I wasn’t healthy enough to work backstage doing makeup at New York Fashion Week. Due to being diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme disease, & RA, I was too weak to even attend events, bloggers lounges, or anything that I had to get out of bed for. This year my body is cooperating with me. I guess it missed Fashion Week as much as I had (…lol). The last few weeks I’ve been shopping my press kit letting everyone know that I’m back and able to resume creating those glamxurious faces. Here are a few pics from past Mercedes Benz Fashion Week of me working backstage doing makeup.
Today I’m at one of my favorite places in Connecticut getting my manicure & pedicure so when I step on that concrete jungle runway I look & feel my best.
To all my autoimmune warriors who’s days don’t looking promising and you’re missing your old life, I promise there’s light at the end of the scary tunnel. You will get your old life back, even if its just a little bit of it. We can conquer our new reality. We can adapt and endure the struggles, embrace and relish the good days, and most of all live, love and laugh ( a glass of wine, a spa day, and a nap doesn’t hurt either).
Well I going to finish getting pampered. I’ll see you in the beauty pages 😉
Today I had to post about a throwback of a makeup assignment that I did with my girl crush, french fashion blogger, street style photographer, & fashion illustrator Garance Dore. I have been a fan of her’s for years so when I received the call that I was going to be doing her makeup I was so jubilant. You can only imagine how I felt when the publicist at L’OREAL Paris told me that I was going to be going to her home. I was going to do a practice run for her appearance to the CFDA Award Night. She was being honored that evening for what she brought to the fashion world. I knew how big this event was for her so the pressure was on.
Two days later I was back at her home getting her ready for a major event in the fashion industry. We had so much fun that evening, laughing and taking selfies, and tweeting the entire evening. To get a call back to work with her a few more times after was always a highlight. The purpose of this post is to share with you that if you put it out there what you want to do with your career it WILL happen. Your hard work will pay off, others will see your hard work & talent. Just be patient.
I had the honor to work with Brandice, CEO & Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row on Saturday morning. A talented team of women was on set; Nia did great styling, Tracey did FAB hair, and I handle the glamxurious makeup. The models were 2 amazing upcoming designers; Kiki Kitty & Sammy B. Of course, I can’t forget about photographer Rog Walker. Enjoy some behind the scene pics I managed to capture.
Designer Sammy B first look
Nia working her magic on designer Sammy B
Using Inglot cosmetics on Sammy B
Kiki is in the chair getting hair styled by Tracey
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Anika Noni Rose, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.