Kapolei, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert & Beauty Influencer Brandy Gomez-Duplessis share 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. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. This Kapolei, Hawaii Makeup Artist 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. Brandy 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 Kapolei, Hawaii home. So destination brides, you now have a TOP makeup artist on the island of Oahu to get you glamxurious for your special day. If you come to Oahu, and is looking for a TOP Makeup Artist in Kapolei, know you can get a face beat or an effortless makeup look by Brandy. Oh, yes there is a black makeup artist in Hawaii.
WOW! What a week filled with so many great blessings. For me, when I say blessings it doesn’t always mean making money. For me, it means my life was fulfilled with activities that makes me happy, that fed me with things that I enjoy doing.
Doing what I love, by now you know it’s makeup, teaching makeup with my Beauty Blueprint company, meeting about my makeup company Entitled Beauty, creating content for my social media platforms, getting things crossed of my list for the upcoming Danbury Fashion Week while still being superwoman at home as a great wife and mother.
Today, is a beautiful Sunday. Here in Candlewood Lake it’s so peaceful. All I hear are birds singing and the humming sounds from people riding on their golf carts. I’m home alone, sitting outside on the deck enjoying my bottle of white wine from Josh Cellars. It’s nice to not be on a schedule for a few hours just having a lazy relaxing day doing nothing. Maybe I’ll take a nap outside and just enjoy this lovely breeze.
What is a day like for a Beauty Influencer, you ask? Being a Beauty Influencer each day is completely different but always plentiful. Because I have 21 years of doing makeup in the beauty and entertainment industry I’m moving and shaking all the time especially since I have real A-list celebrity clients and is a Co-Founder of a 4 month old makeup line, Entitled Beauty. My day is mostly spent commuting to New York from Connecticut. I always feel like the MTA Metro North & Grand Central is my second office. I’ve learned to get a lot of work done on the train and have meetings at Grand Central Terminal. Today is no different, while on the train I managed to create content for Instagram and I got on a conference call to discuss an upcoming campaign.
I like that my train line is conducive to my needs because it’s always so quiet on my line.
Because I’m not shy, I whip out my camera anywhere I see that a great picture can be taken. I always capture great pics on the train because I get the best natural light on there.
On this day I was feeling like Jenny From The Block and wanted to capture a picture that reflected a boogie down brown girl on the train. On a 1hr 45 min train ride I have to find ways to entertain myself, right?
Right before I get off the train I do my homework so when I get to my meeting next I’ll be prepared. I wrote down additional notes and reread about the client so that I can be refreshed about the company.
Did I tell you that my train also makes for a great beauty studio? Yep, I pull out all of my makeup, my hair brush, hair spray, and perfume and I touch myself up. So I’m usually one of the last to get off the train once it pulls in.
I selected the meeting to be at Cipriani today because my train last stop is Grand Central Terminal and because Ilse, a lifestyle blogger with Live Learn Luxe It was going to meet me here at GCT after my meeting at 4pm. My favorite drink of course at Cipriani is their Bellini’s. I get this every time.
Next stop is to the West Village to have lunch at the stylish yet tiny While We Were Young restaurant. We arrived at 4:30pm before the crowd so that we could have the place all to ourselves. Ilse and I were pleasantly pleased with everyone here from the manager, waitress, chef and the owner Bradford, who is just as delicious looking as the food and cocktails they serve.
So what did I order…we both started with a cocktail called While We Were Young followed with an order of Truffle Fries. Then an order of Brussel Sprouts and my main dish was the Wild Salmon. Of course the food was all picture perfect and DE-LISH!
We met 2 other Lifestyle Bloggers here, Sara Mueller @saramueller and Noelani @noemeirowsky it’s always refreshing talking with others peers. We all get each other, all very passionate for creating beautiful content on our social media platforms. After talking about How To’s we ordered another round of drinks because we had a 6pm event to attend.
Last stop of the evening took place in Soho where a group of New York influencers were invited to attend a Brand Collaborations event. Drinks were served, music bumping, lots of conversations going, networking at it’s best. James was a fantastic host, very captivating and Sydney was such a knowledgeable BOSS BABE. I took down some good notes and look forward to using them like tomorrow as I continue to brand myself as a Beauty Influencer in this industry.
So elated about seeing Zulay, she has a podcast called Uptown Girls. Zulay invited me to be a guest on her upcoming show, how FAB! Also, check out my girl Elizabeth IG page @lizllapa and Lifestyle Curator Trisha’s page @trishapenn
It’s 10pm do you know where your children are???? We are somewhere on 86TH Street…Thanks Ilse!!!! By the time I get back to Connecticut it should be around midnight. So while on the train back I’ll go through pics from today, respond to emails and start working on my next blog. A Beauty Influencer life never stops.
This weekend Entitled Beauty cosmetics, an indie mineral makeup line based out of Connecticut will be a vendor at the 2018 Home & Leisure Show at Danbury Fair Mall in Fairfield County. The Home & Leisure Show is the state’s largest, oldest and most respected Home Show. Entitled Beauty will be doing live demonstrations all weekend long with their products. Co Founder and Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis will be there to offer exciting new trends, tips and tricks while Co Founder Johnny Luoma will help you find the perfect spring lipsticks, lip glosses and highlighters. Stop by the booth to learn everything you need to know about Entitled Beauty and the products that Gomez-Duplessis and Luoma used during Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Harlem Fashion Week and at the NBA All Star Weekend.
Hello! Today’s “Ask An Expert” interview is with a celebrity makeup artist, entrepreneur and kindred spirit of mine, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. She is one of those magical people that are simply larger than life. When she walks into a room, she owns it. I mean, you guys…
Read the full article that Lifestyle Blogger, Mindy from Finding Silver Linings blog. It was a fun interview and I enjoyed my time with Mindy. It’s a treat when your peers show you love. I hope you take some time to check it out. Her blog is fabulous you will want to subscribe and Oh did I mention she’s freaking GORG!
Whenever your visiting Danbury, Connecticut or have family and friends visiting and your looking for the best place to host them in the area. I always recommend Hotel Zero Degrees, it’s my favorite hotel in Danbury. This boutique hotel has everything you and your guest would need while away from home. Not only is the hotel fabulous but the staff is so welcoming and accommodating. Anytime I personally need to check in a hotel this is where I go.
Hotel Zero Degrees boutique hotels offer a wide variety of complimentary amenities to make your stay more exceptional:
Warm breakfast buffet
Starbucks coffee available 24/7
State-of-the-art fitness center
Local shuttle service throughout the day
On-site Grab & Go market
Award-winning restaurant and catering partners
Unique public spaces
And Ladies, they have the best bathroom space ever! I’ve stayed at many hotels and I’m always working out of hotels with my celebrity clients and my biggest complaint is the lighting and bathroom space. Well, the designers at Hotel Zero Degrees got it right, because I can do my makeup and hair very well in the bathroom.
Come inside and see for yourself the Executive Suite, my favorite room when I’m at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury.
Alright guys, I just received this fab gift from Earbolts. It’s their NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speaker. I’m already obsessed with it because I can just take them with me anywhere because of the size. I’m definitely impressed with the volume and the BASS that this little speakers give.
Two other great thing about my Earbolts NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speakers are the built in’s
Built-in microphone for speakerphone functionality
Built-in camera shutter release for remote selfies
I’m definitely bringing my new NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speakers with me to work The NBA All Star Weekend in LA
Welcome to Entitled Beauty’s Garden of Eden. Try our forbidden fruit 🐍 We offer gorgeous lip shades for every hue.
21 years of being in the Beauty & Entertainment industry as a Celebrity Makeup Artist, being called a Beauty Expert, Influencer and even a Sephora Senior Artist for Connecticut. I can now say I have my own makeup brand. That feels so good to say I must admit. Johnny, my business partner and I wanted to give you all something great. Entitled Beauty is a mineral based makeup line with 3x the pigments and I really mean heavily pigmented. The texture, I LOVE because normally matte liquid lipsticks crack throughout the day and our creamy liquid lipsticks goes on so smooth and feel so soft that you forget your wearing it.
Our first week of launching Entitled Beauty walked the runway at Oscar de la Renta fashion show. We have already been mentioned in BRIDES, Everyday Health, and on a few blogs. I’m elated about my upcoming assignment in February, where I will use our delicious lippies on the female celebrity talents in LA during NBA All Star Weekend. I look forward to sharing those pics with you.
So hurry get your hands on Entitled Beauty makeup today.