5 Beauty Products Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Can’t Live Without

When your a busy woman on the go, you definitely need beauty items that you know you can count on. Here are 5 of my must have items that I always have with me to help get my day started. Read more of my beauty articles in Caribbean Posh Magazine.
2. Clarisonic Cleaning Brush
3. L’OREAL Paris Infallible Mattifying Primer & Foundation
5. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks

Are You Looking For The Most Flawless Concealer

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Poshbeauty: Concealer is a secret weapon that can shape a face and make you look flawless when applied correctly. Once you determine what type of coverage you’re looking for you can now decide if you want to conceal or correct. Do you want a creamy or liquid concealer?

Here are 7 of my favorite concealer that I hope you will find to be a new fav for you. Get ready to blur away your imperfection.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon

Black Up Radiance Concealer

Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick

KKW Liquid Concealer

•Tip: The best way to apply concealer is with a damp Beauty Blender.

Read more of my PoshBeauty articles in Caribbean Posh Magazine

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Is Back Home And Is Taking Bookings

Ladies, I’m so excited to announce that I’m back home in New Orleans and I’m accepting bookings for both beauty & makeup services. Here’s the link to book me http://bgdmakeupartistry.simplybook.me for all your beauty needs. I’m already getting a lot of inquiries for January 26th, the Krewe Of NYX Mardi Balls so please don’t snooze on that date. I look forward to working on all my NOLA Babes again.

See You Bye & Love You Mean It!

http://bgdmakeupartistry.simplybook.me

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 living in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Talks Browshaping Tips

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BROWSHAPING TIPS: Being a makeup artist of 22 years I have used so many different brands to help me give clients brows that’s on point. Here are my favorite items that I shared with Caribbean Posh magazine to use when creating a perfect brow shape.

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
  2. NYX Push Up Bra For Eyebrow
  3. Sephora Collection Eyebrow Editor Complete Brow Kit
  4. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color

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 living in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Talk About Who She Is Becoming In 2019

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New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

 

Do You Like Who You’re BECOMING? Chapter 2019, I want to continue to elevate myself to becoming a Global Makeup Beauty Guru. My 22 years in the Beauty & Entertainment industry, I feel like I have so much to share especially to aspiring beauty artists (Hair & Makeup).

I’m not stopping at just doing makeup and having a makeup line, Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. I feel like I have so much more to bring to the table. Makeup for boogie down brown women, mature women, healthy makeup, creating makeup and makeup looks for women who’s going back into the work force.

I also want to bring awareness to my health challenges; LUPUS, LYME, RA, and ASTHMA. I need for our community to understand what invisible illness look like and what chronic pain can do to a person. We get chemo, we deal with hair loss, we need care takers and we need the right meds. So, my goal is to continue to speak on this issue in 2019.

She Ready! Who are you BECOMING?

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 living in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Talk Living With Lupus With Caribbean Posh Magazined

 

Actress Kerry Washington makeup by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
New Orleans Makeup Artist at Sundance Film Festival

A lot of people in the Beauty Industry told me if I keep sharing on social media that I have Lupus that I would lose a lot of work. But how can I hide what I’m battling everyday. It’s my life, it’s what I’m going through everyday. So why should I hide it because it makes my peers uncomfortable and with many not really understand what Lupus is I have to educate and help bring awareness. For so long, I kept it hidden and I finally decided that I want to speak out, that I should use my platform to help bring awareness to Lupus. So I selected to share my story with Caribbean Posh magazine readers and hopefully my story can help someone who’s battling some form of an auto-immune disease.

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In 2000-2005, I knew something was going on with my body. All of my doctors kept telling me that I was just stressed because of my career, working with celebrities and traveling around the world. So, I believed them because what did I know, I’m just a makeup artist. But in August 2005, as I stepped inside the elevator at New Orleans City Hall. I received a call from my new doctor and she said, “I need to see you right away because your numbers were elevated and I’m very concerned”. I’m never going to forget that day and that call. I went in to see my doctor, she told me she wanted to do more testing on me but she was afraid that I had Lupus. I knew what it was because my mother twin sister died from Lupus complications very fast after being diagnosed. Fast forward, Hurricane Katrina happen, that I put that news far far away. I didn’t have time to deal with that. So, I went through life in extreme pain and was always exhausted as I rebuild my life. In 2014, I’m now living in Connecticut and I couldn’t tolerate what was going on with me anymore. This superwoman couldn’t bare being miserable so I went to see a doctor. After the first blood work came back she immediately said you have Lupus and I’m going to refer you to a Rheumatologist.

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Fast forward again, I learned that moving up North to an extreme cold climate it trigger a flare up that refuse to go away. I’ve had so many scary challenges from an enlarged heart, kidney problems, blood clotting, stomach problems due to the prednisone, blurry vision, lost my sense of smell and taste and now pulmonary challenges that I’m relocating back to New Orleans for a few months during the winter so that my lungs can heal and so I don’t have to use my breathing machine 2x’s a day.

In 2019, I plan to work hard at bringing awareness to Lupus. Yeah, a lot of beauty brands and companies have released me from working with them but they can’t stop me from doing makeup. I’m going to always be a talented makeup artist and they can’t take that away. No, I don’t look sick but know that living with Lupus is a lonely disease and it’s a disease that you have to be a fighter because it’s a horrible disease. The things your body goes through is hard and doctors give us meds that’s not the right meds, it’s something to help with a similar symptoms.

I launched a makeup line in 2017 called Entitled Beauty Cosmetics that keeps me busy along with loyal clients and production companies. Ladies, if you feel that something is going on with your body, something is. Fight until you find a doctor that will listen to you. If you have to lose, family, friends and co-workers it’s ok, don’t let them tell you that nothing is wrong with you. Cuz if your body is going through something you need to be stress free, so take a break from people who bring stress to your life. Cuz it’s the last thing you need.

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As a makeup artist living with lupus, I often turn to mineral makeup. My must-have items include color correctors to help with discoloration and hyper-pigmentation; a primer with a brightener to bring radiance to my dull skin; mineral mascara, which is good for sensitive eyes; and foundation and moisturizer that’s loaded with SPF. My focus is always finding great skin-care products that will not cause inflammation of the skin.

Here are 8 beauty items that as a Lupus Warrior I can wear on my skin and it doesn’t trigger anything.

1. FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello Fab Coconut Micellar Makeup Melter
2. HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer
3. LAURA MERCIER Mineral Powder
4. ALGENIST Splash Hydrating Setting Mist
5. TARTE Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
6. STILA Stay All Day Foundation + Concealer
7. ENTITLED BEAUTY Spotlight Highlighters
8. CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

 

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 living in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.

Is Prosecco A Part Of Your Happiness

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I don’t know the recipe for HAPPINESS but it probably has Prosecco in it 🍾🥂

hap·pi·ness
[ˈhapēnəs]

NOUN
the state of being happy.

I always keep bottles of Mionetto Prosecco in my wine cooler. It doesn’t matter what the occasions is, Mionetto Prosecco does my body good.

This is the season for celebrating and I have so many great things to toast to so I’ll be pouring all month long.

What are some of your recipe for HAPPINESS, do tell?

Today’s makeup is from my luxurious mineral makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics.

•Eyes “Rich Bitch” Liquid Eyeshadow

•Glow “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter

•Lips “Anastasia” Liquid Lipstick

Follow my makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics on social media.

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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 living in Connecticut. In 2014 Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.