5 Things Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist Must Have In Her Makeup Kit For The NBA All Star Weekend

While relaxing on the beach today here at home in Hawaii, I started working on my list of things I need in my makeup kit for the upcoming NBA All Star Weekend. Being the Lead Hair & Makeup Director for this 3 day weekend festival since 2008, I always try to have the best beauty items that will look great on the athletes, game hosts and music artists on television. Because everything is live I don’t have time for mistakes so I like using items that I can count on and will give everyone a radiant and flawless finish.

Here are my Top 5 must have’s items I will need during the NBA All Star Weekend next week in Chicago.

1. YSL Touche Elcat Blur Primer preps skin for foundation application, creating an improved, refined appearance: pores seem to be minimized, skin texture feels smoother, and skin tone is more even. It’s enriched with four nourishing oils—corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil—to leave skin feeling incredibly soft without a greasy residue. Packed with blur technology, this universal primer provides a subtle, golden shimmer for ultimate luminosity.

2. Armani Luminious Silk FoundationReveal your inner light. Inspired by charmeuse silk, “The Fabric of Emperors,” this luminous foundation glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow. Using exclusive Micro–fil™ technology to sculpt and brighten, this buildable, medium coverage foundation improves texture and blurs imperfections. 

3. Makeup Revolution London Banana Loose Baking Powder is a favorite for prolonging the wear of makeup, banishing shine, brightening and balancing skin tone. Loose powders are a good option for those who desire a luminous, silky and even finish. I find it to be one of the best items to use on male talent because they shine more and this powder doesn’t look heavy on my male talents.

4. Chanel Eclat Du Désert Illuminating Powder imparts a subtle, golden glow for radiant dimension. It has a warm undertones with a luminous sheen. The opaque color coverage can be achieved in a single layer while the texture makes it easy to build if more pigmentation is needed.

5. Beauty Blender has long been a red carpet favorite giving you a fresh and glowing look with the help of the Beautyblender. Make sure it’s damp to keep the skin looking fresh then bounce the sponge across your face for a natural finish. I am able to use a Beautyblender for the first 4 items not having to pick up any other makeup brushes. I never leave my home without having a Beautyblender in my kit.

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A Rainy Day In Hawaii Could Not Stop Me For Creating A Beautiful Bridal Makeup Look

img_4339Today, I had a bridal consultation scheduled and it wasn’t the best of day for a bride to come out to get hair & makeup.

The rain has been coming down all night and all morning. Not your usual weather here in Hawaii. But, I’ve been told that in December, January, and February the weather is not the best here in Hawaii. We seem to get heavier rainfalls at night then in the day we get these mist of showers follow by rainbow.

So, I shouldn’t complain about the weather but last night I took my time to pin curl my hair so that it would last all week due to my busy schedule. So, I didn’t want my hair to get wet and then get all big and frizzy. Plus, I wanted to look nice for my client and her soon to be mother in-law who was coming in to see me today at Bloomingdale’s in Ala Moana Center. Can’t be running around looking like Lion King because I know I’m going to want to take pictures with the beautiful soon to be bride.

I met Adrian last month when she arrived here in Hawaii and I helped her with selecting a new foundation from Armani. I choose the Luminous Silk foundation for Adrian because of her gorgeous skin and because she wanted a radiant makeup look. Adrian reached out to me right after the holidays and said she would like to come in for her bridal pics and would like to bring her mother in-law Barbara. Adrian is not a daily makeup wearer so I wanted to give her a makeup look  that would be just enough for pictures. No lashes and heavy contour was needed, I kept Adrian makeup effortless. I wanted to focus on her skin, I wanted to brighten up her skin and under worked under her eyes. Sometimes, correcting the skin is all a girl need.

Then it was Barbara’s turn to get makeup glammed with me. Barbara does wear makeup everyday so she was really excited about getting her makeup done by me. For Barbara, I also focused on her skin. I prepped her with Armani Prima skincare first then I corrected her skin warming up her skintone and also I corrected under eyes. Barbara actually had great skin so I didn’t need to cover up anything. Just matching her with the correct foundation.

Both ladies were now ready for their photo shoot across the street at Ala Moana Park. When you’re in Hawaii and need help with finding the correct foundation, skincare and/or need a glam facebeat, you can book your appointment with me at Bloomingdale’s inside Ala Moana Center.  All of the makeup I used on both ladies were from Giorgio Armani.

 

Get Armani Beauty Signature Makeup Look From Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist

img_3951As extra as I am, I’m a classic girl when it comes to makeup looks. I love to create beautiful makeup and not rainbow bright makeup looks.

When I lived on the mainland I use to love to work on any Donna Karan assignment because Donna Karan preferred pretty and classic no makeup makeup looks on her models.

Today, I was in the mood to create a classic Armani Luminous Glamour look on my muse Camille. I knew Camille would be a great canvas for this inspired by nature and Hollywood look. She has perfect full lips to wear the comfortable matte intense color 8 hour wear Rouge D’ Armani Matte Lipstick. So let’s begin.

Do You Know The Story Behind The Iconic Armani Shade 400? Mr. Armani took a red rose to the GA laboratories and asked that the perfect center of a rose be matched to the iconic shade 400. It took 96 trials to achieve the perfect shade of red. When creating a shade typically there are only 3-4 trials, this is a great example of how Mr. Armani achieves perfection.

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I started Camille with Look 1 using the following items:

Armani Prima Refreshing Makeup Fix

Prima Moisturizing Balm

Power Fabric Foundation Balm

High Precision Retouch Concealer

Fluid Sheer

Loose Powder in Universal to set the foundation

Loose Powder in Bronze on her eyes 

Rouge D’ Armani Matte Lipstick in #400

Black Ecstasy Mascara 

Smooth Silk Eye Brow Pencil in Wenge Wood

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For Look 2. I added a few other Armani products to glam up the look.

Eyes To Kill Stellar Eyeshadow in Moonlight

High Precision Brow Pencil in Wenge Wood

Eyes To Kill Designer Liner

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If you’re in Hawaii and need a red carpet makeup look stop by Bloomingdale’s inside theAla Moana Center for your next event or special occasion. You can find me at Armani.

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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. 

Makeup Date At Bloomingdales Hawaii Was A Success

img_4235The big day is finally here and that’s Makeup Date at Bloomingdales in Ala Moana Center. Bloomingdales nationwide is celebrating Makeup Date today on November 16th. I was so honored to be here in Hawaii and working as the Business Manager for Armani Beauty. Plus, I get to go on stage to do a demo on skincare using Crema Nera Extrema Eye Cream and Armani Power Fabric Concealer.

Bubbly’s and mimosas was being served, gourmet doughnuts, and delicious pastries from 40 Carrots.

 

 

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Hope to see you there next year.

 

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. 

The Makeup Date Is Near In Hawaii at Bloomingdale’s

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I’m so excited about my first Makeup Date here in Hawaii at Bloomingdale’s inside the Ala Moana Center.
Being the new Business Manager for Armani Beauty at Bloomingdale’s I get the opportunity of being a part of this fantastic event. I would love to have my followers to attend and book their luxurious day of makeup, skincare and fragrance with me at the Armani counter.
Let me help you select the best items from Armani Beauty for you. This is a great time to come by and try out products like Armani Beauty coveted award winning foundation, their Luminious Silk Foundation or try on their famed The Armani Signature Red  Lipsticks, the 400’s, or let me show you how to get The Armani Glow with 4 essentials steps.
I’m so elated about being a part of the Armani Beauty family. Being a makeup artist in the beauty industry for 23 years I’m always selected about what brand I connect with. It’s the only couture makeup artist brand with a real backstage creation. Armani Beauty has so many fabulous products that I cannot pick which items are my favorite but I can definitely help you find a few favorite items on November 16th.
Here are the details:
THE MAKEUP DATE FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Bloomingdale’s at the Ala Moana Center
11AM – 5PM
Cosmetics on 1
You’re invited to try the season’s best beauty trends presentation hosted by Kelly Simek and Justin Cruz news and weather anchors from KHON2. Save your seat for our exclusive event featuring a sneak peek at the season’s best looks! RSVP for a day packed with exciting classes, indulgent services and glamourous gifts. Apply your $25 reservation fee toward the beauty purchase of your choice. Plus, take home a pouch just for attending. Spend $150 or more and receive an exclusive tote. *One per customer, while supplies last.
RSVP to raquel.diaz@bloomingdales.com and let her know you are a client of Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

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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. 

What’s In A Celebrity Makeup Artist Bag From Oahu Hawaii

Being that I’m a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine, I get to try out so many different beauty and skincare products. Companies send me a lot of products to try and I definitely use them all. Some I like and some not so much.

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My makeup bag is always full of products from prestige luxurious brands, drugstore brands and indie beauty goodies. I love them all! If I look fly in it then, I’m wearing it. Now that I’m living on Oahu, I like to use products that will be great for my skin and body. Always a Caribbean girl at heart, I’m sure a few Caribbean products made it on my list.

1.Serucell KFS Serum

2.Entitled Beauty Long Wearing Liquid Lipsticks

3. Honua Hawaiian Beauty Water

4.RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe

5. Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir

6.FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

7.Black UpBlack Up Two Way Cake Compact Powder

8.SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer

9. L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Mascara in Carbon Black

10.Beauty Blender

 

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Lifestyle Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist And Entrepreneur Chat About Women Needs On Lipstick And Bras


LIPSTICK AND BRAS

THREE THINGS ALL WOMEN NEED FOR SURVIVAL…THE PERFECT SHADE OF LIPSTICK, A GOOD BRA, AND GREAT ADVICE!

 

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Aloha to you! You would think good food, beaches, warm weather, and beautiful scenery is more than enough to sell any girl a trip to Hawaii. For the icing on the cake add to your itinerary an appointment with Hawaii’s top makeup artist. As an Influencer, Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert, and Entrepreneur, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis can take you from already fabulous to even more fabulous.

 

Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

 

Definition of Success:

My definition of success is doing what I’m passionate about and being able to live the lifestyle that I want. I have been blessed to achieve success in my career and have the lifestyle that I want. Being an entrepreneur is hard and it’s a lot of work. You need discipline, strength and very tough skin. But success comes with sacrifice and for me that was time with my husband and kids. I missed out on a few important dates in their lives. So, I promised myself that I would always give them the best life I could give each of them every day.

Everyday that I am with them is special, so when I missed those special days it wasn’t so disappointing for them. At the end of the day, it was worth it when my kids shared with me that I was their role model not someone famous on television. They saw that my hard work was for them to live the lifestyle that they had.

Self Esteem:

Self-esteem is something that I was taught by my parents and family. They always gave me positive and encouraging words. I think women should surround themselves around people that know their worth and love how they look. The world is different now, it’s very sensitive and so is the world. You must be confident in yourself and understand that everyone is not going to embrace you. When I was growing up, I didn’t see a lot of women that looked like me on TV, magazines, and in the workplace.

My skin tone wasn’t always liked by others, but I didn’t need their approval to feel great about myself. I was already told by my loved ones and I loved what I saw when I looked in the mirror. So, if I wasn’t someone’s flavor of choice it was ok. I want girls, teens and young adults to understand that we are not always going to be someone’s flavor of choice whether it comes to looks, bodies, hair, and skin tone. And guess what, it’s ok. You need to love yourself first. Looking for love from other people to validate who you are doesn’t work. #justsaying

Dating Advice:

The advice that I would give to single women on LOVE & DATING is to enjoy yourself but respect yourself. Usually, you have already met your soulmate, he’s that friend that you’re overlooking for that bad boy. He’s that guy that is always there for you when your heart is broken. Also, date guys that are not in your community but that guys who have similar taste like you do. I can promise you that he’s not on those Apps…sorry girls.

What’s in the future:

I see for Entitled Beauty, my partner and I creating more colors and products. I see us growing and retailing not just online but in boutiques, salons, and hotels. We will become a household name!

Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis working on New York model for designer Donna Karan Showroom

Favorite shade of lipstick:

OMG! This is a hard question. Let’s see, my favorite shade of is lipstick is a bold purple shade called Queen B from my makeup line Entitled Beauty. It’s the color I created for us, Lupus Warriors.

To learn more about Brandy and her work please visit https://insidethelifeofamakeupartist.com/

 

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Lifestyle Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

Let Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist Help You Shop At The Cosmetics Company Store

img_5713Aloha Hawaii Beauty Lovers & Bloggers, I’m excited to share with you that this Saturday, on June 29th, I will “Shop & Play” with you at The Cosmetics Company Store in Waikele from 6pm-8pm.

Being a Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert for 23 years and a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine for 11 years. I’m elated about helping the ladies finding the correct foundation, lipstick and skincare here in Hawaii.

As many of you know The Cosmetics Company Store opened on June 15th at the Waikele Premium Outlets and it’s the first one in Hawaii. The store retails all of Estee Lauder brands. The Cosmetic Company store offers a large selection of high end hair, fragrance, makeup and skincare products from the Estee Lauder families like, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Too Faced, LaMer, Darphin, Origins, Glamglow, Michael Kors, Jo Malone, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aramis and so much more.

 

 

The best part about coming out this Saturday is the nice discount you will get. Are you ready for this?

 

  • 40% OFF most items
  • 25% OFF LaMer
  • 35% OFF Jo Malone
  • 50% OFF Tom Ford Fragrance
  • 60% OFF Tom Ford Beauty
  • 75% OFF Sale items
  • EVERYTHING HAS A PERCENTAGE OFF THE RETAIL PRICE

One of my favorite thing that’s happening besides all the discount you will receive it the #beautihaul...You get to pick from 2 fabulous bags, then 6 sample size items all for $15.00. The #beautihaul make for great gifts, for jetsetters who travel a lot and any beauty junkies. Just the bag alone is fabulous!

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Come see this beautiful store and I will be there to help you shop. Sounds like a win win for YOU!

 

So grab your bestie or come alone, this is RETAIL THERAPY that you won’t feel bad about.

“SHOP & PLAY”

The Cosmetics Company Store

Waikele Premium Outlets

6pm-8pm with Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Follow The Cosmetics Company Store (@ccshawaii) Instagram

Follow Brandy (@bgdmakeupartist) Twitter & Instagram

 

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

 

Freelance Makeup Assignment Today With United Airlines In Hawaii

 

 

 

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I’m so elated about today because I was hired to do a photoshoot with United Airlines at Honolulu International Airport. Tomorrow makes 1 week that my family and I moved to Hawaii and I’m already getting freelance bookings to do makeup and hair here. So that makes me happy that my new home will be using my makeup and hair services

The company that called me  to book me for this assignment has offices in LA, NY, DC, and Chicago. So maybe someone from the one of the offices saw my my tweets or instagram post because I haven’t done any major marketing about my move. However they found me, I’m definitely grateful. I love working and doing makeup brings me so much happiness. Living in paradise and doing what I love makes me a very blessed woman.

My call time was at 8:15am but you know I’m always early so I arrived at 7:30am and I emailed my contact person at 8am. I knew that I would have to get a guest pass to enter and go through security so I wanted to make sure I gave myself enough time to do that.

What a great welcomed I received when the contact person from United Airlines came to get me from the counter. Hugs and kisses, that was so sweet and a beautiful way to be welcome. She brought me over to the ticket counter to get a pass then escorted me through security. They asked me to bring very minimal items because of going through TSA. But you know me I’m always an over packer. The only thing I didn’t bring was my L’OREAL Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray. I didn’t have any of my mini’s on me I only had one regular size and I knew that wouldn’t get through.

They had me set up in the beautiful United Airlines Lounge. The shoot was only 2 hours with one male talent, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. Everything went so effortlessly the company that booked me and the United Airlines staff were also so chill and professional. While the shoot was going on I sat back in read Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine. Perfect magazine to learn about all the luxurious stores and products that’s here in Hawaii.

They got the talent In & Out swiftly. Overall it was a very easy assignment and I’m grateful and blessed that I was called.

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Now I’m heading to pick up my baby Queen B.

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

We Moved From The Mainland To Hawaii

img_2882Yes, you read the title correctly. The Gomez-Duplessis is now residing in Honolulu Hawaii on the island of Oahu in Ewa Beach. I know it’s still so surreal to us that we’re here and not on vacation, that we will now be calling Hawaii home.

Everything happened very fast, God gave me the directions and from my bed I was able to set everything up. As you know I have Lupus, RA, Lyme, and Asthma. My lungs has been my biggest challenge the last few years and very swiftly they started shutting down. I was on that damn breathing machine so much was going through my 2 inhalers very fast. Couldn’t leave my house had to stay in one room being isolated from everyone was the worse.

Having double pneumonia and hearing the doctors saying stroke and I’m now on a stretcher, shirt being open and wires placed everywhere was the icing on the cake for me but more for my husband. Hearing him say “WE NEED YOU” and seeing his eyes I knew it was getting bad. Right after he started talking about moving to Arizona.  But nothing bit for him, but he did get a bite from a company that said “we would love to relocate you to Hawaii”. Then it happened, he was offered the position and I was on the computer, doing a lot of virtual house tours, and calling shipping companies for the car and furniture. Then having open house going on and packing like it all happened in 1 month basically.

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We have never been to Hawaii, so we didn’t know what to expect. But God made this transition so easy that I know it was the right move for us. Now, getting here was our only challenge. The weather in NY was horrible so our flight was first delayed for many hours than finally cancelled. It took us 2 days to get to our new home but we made it safe and we now have all 9 of our luggages that was sent to LAX.

I can’t wait to share pictures with you and I think I want to start doing video blogs. I just don’t know how to edit them. So, this is my first video so please don’t be to hard on me. Yes, I will still work doing what what I do best and that’s makeup. I actually start working on June 11th. I did lots of digital interviews and calls last month so life will be back to normal just in PARADISE…ALOHA

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii.