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

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 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.

New Orleans Chef Shares Her Makeup Look Using Indie Makeup Entitled Beauty

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New Orleans Chef Jamielyn

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics Beauty Babe, Jamielyn, a chef from New Orleans sent in her picture share with us her makeup look that she used with Entitled Beauty.

Entitled Beauty is a luxurious mineral indie makeup line that my business partner and I launched last year, Nov 2017. We wanted a makeup line that  is for everyone, and that everyone who wear it can wear and feel ENTITLED doing it.

Our products are great for anyone sensitive skin, health issue and green lover. and that is how Entitled Beauty was born. We have bold pigments and our product is healthy for your skin.

 

 

Below are the 3 items that Jamielyn used so you now you too can also create this yummy makeup look.

 

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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.

 

 

 

Makeup, Food, Drinks And Sports, A Perfect Sunday To Watch The Saints Game

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Who Dat, Who Dat, Who Dat say Dey Gon Beat Dem Saints?

Today is game day and the New Orleans Saints is playing that’s all I know. I get to spend day 2 with my bride Nancy from yesterday. Nancy and Jim are hosting a Saints Game party at their home. I arrived a few hours earlier to get Nancy glamxurious before her guests arrived. My little sister was my plus 1 for the day. So I was able to spend time with Nancy and my sister while enjoying great food and drinks.

I definitely miss this lifestyle in New Orleans. When I’m back in New Orleans I noticed I’m not as sick. I have my Lupus symptoms but I find them to be mild. But when I’m in Connecticut my body does not allow me to be outdoors for a long period of time. My body shuts down real fast and I spend a lot of my days indoors, it’s very lonely. So I’m taking advantage of the beautiful weather, the socializing and all the great food and drinks. I’m going to pay for it when I get back but you know what its’ so worth it. I will be at home having my Lupus Flare, looking at pics and thinking about the great time I had.

You know this girl have to have her champagne

Nancy, Star and myself are wearing Entitled Beauty cosmetics, it’s a luxurious mineral makeup line that’s sold only online. I will leave the colors everyone is wearing below.

These delicious oysters are from Superior Oysters Shuckers

Kelly is BAD ASS

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Taking one for the road while I sit in the back…don’t worry

 

Nancy is wearing from Entitled Beauty cosmetics:

“Broke A$$” Social Class on the lid

“Rich Bitch” Social Class Eyeshadow as an eyeliner

“Seduction” Spotlighter Highlighter very lightly on the cheeks as a blush

“Venice” All Nighter Liquid Lipstick on the lips follow by “Sunstone” Glamxurious Lipgloss

Star is wearing from Entitled Beauty cosmetics:

“Espresso” Glamxurious Lipgloss on the lips

“Pretentious” Spotlight Highlighter on the eyes and cheeks

I’m wearing from Entitled Beauty cosmetics:

“Rich Bitch” Social Class Eyeshadow on the lids

“Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter on the cheeks

“Yes Bitch” All Nighter Liquid Lipstick followed by “Grace” Glamxurious Lipgloss

 

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.

 

 

 

Feeling Like A Pink Lady In My Entitled Beauty Makeup

img_2722Hey Girl Hey…Today I’m giving you a Pink Lady vibe with my Entitled Beauty makeup look. Hanging out in the Boogie Down Bronx feeling fly, You Like?

Can you believe that all this fabulousness is mineral makeup. When I finally decided that I was going to do a makeup line, I knew that it had to be a mineral line because of my health issues with Lupus. My autoimmune is so weak that I have to be very careful about the makeup I put on my skin. And I wanted women to wear healthy makeup as well if they are going to be wearing Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. With mineral makeup it’s usually very neutral and boring and since there is nothing boring about me I wanted the makeup to be highly pigmented and long wearing.

So let me tell you what I’m wearing today.

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics:

  • Eyes “Broke A$$” Social Eyeshadow launching Nov 14th online
  • Cheeks “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter
  • Lips “Venice” All Nighter Liquid Lipstick + “Sassy” Glamxurious Lipgloss

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics

“Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter

$24.00

 

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics

"Venice" All Nighter Liquid Lipstick

$19.00

 

 

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics

"Sassy" Glamxurious Lipgloss

$17.00

 

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.