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.
If you’re looking for something new to give a makeup lover I have an item for you. It’s called the Sonicblend Brush from Michael Todd Beauty. Today on Makeup & Martinis, Johnny and I play with a fun summer makeup look for a highlighter lover using the Sonicblend, NARS and Benefit cosmetics. Let us know what you think about the GLOW on Makeup & Martinis.
In the morning I always start off my day enjoy a nice cup of tea from Donna Karan New York Blend (chamomile, ginger roots, & peppermint). I’ll go sit on the deck and just collect my thoughts and then I’ll have my time with GOD, thanking him for getting me through another day. As you know by now with Lupus, Lyme, & RA, I may look good on the outside but my body thinks I’m about 90yrs old. What I luv about the ladies I’ll be with today they both understand my health issue in they don’t push me to do things are get in there feelings when I can’t do things. Thanks Ilse for my GORG mug, anything NY or NOLA I luv!
Stopped by Great Northern Food Hall inside Grand Central Terminal to see what type of snacks they had.
Ilse & Annya went to check out their menu
BUSY BUSY BUSY, everyone has somewhere to go. This is why I luv the energy in New York
The ladies are so social media driven
Leaving out of ABC Carpet & Home, I’m glad Annya got me out of there cuz I would have spent my kids college tuition this month in this store. Decadent is not even the best word to describe this store. iDIE every time I’m there. Oooh, but I actually look fly. #justsaying
Made it to ABC Kitchen to have a bite to eat and of course have a few cocktails
Toasting to a variety of things; FRIENDSHIP, WOMEN IN BUSINESS, BEING WIVES, WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN…those watermelon mimosas were delicious!
Ilse, your striking is what the mirror should be telling you
Radonm pics: this is what happens when you put makeup artists in a room together we start talking makeup. A young lady name Jeannie @jenlaprincesse shared with us 2 new makeup items she’s luvin right now so I’m sharing them with you. Both items are from a cool company Touch in Sol. I luv their duo metallic eyeshadow & glitter.
Ladies & Gentlemen meet the talented Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist
This is an art piece to me, like I would put this up in my home. Throw some red glitter on the lips, bling out the eyes.
A little touch up before we leave…I hope I gave you a nice peek of my sexy day with my glam ladies at a wonderful event. Thanks NARS & Melissa for the invite. We had a blast!
Just in time for spring, NARS presents their Laguna Liquid Bronzer. Your going to enjoy this sheer and ultra versatile and weightless bronzer. When Melissa Swider, NARS Account Manager For Sephora trained me on this product I was so please with the sheer texture. Melissa shared with me that the bronzer is inspired by Motu Tane, the private getaway of Francois Nars. So now you can escape to paradise with Tahiti Bronze creating the effect of being under the sun by wearing it alone or mixing it with makeup for an all over, healthy looking glow. It’s enriched with Monoi and Tamanu Oils from French Polynesia know for their moisturizing properties.
*As a bronzer apply using fingertips, glide over the areas where the sun hits naturally-the tops of cheeks, forehead, and the bridge of the nose. Smooth and blend into skin.
*For an all over healthy glow mix into NARS Monoi Body Glow, Tinted Moisturizer, Foundation. Also try it with NARS Hot Sand Illuminator. Smooth and blend onto skin.
If your looking for instant length and volume for your eye lashes then you will love NARS Audacious Mascara. The exclusive Lash-catching Brush and uniquely fluid formula intensifies lashes with every layer. It gives lots of extreme…extreme length, extreme volume, and extreme control.
This first to market formula and the NARS exclusive brush let you customize your lash look. With over 200 hooks and bristles, the NARS exclusive Lash-catching Brush evenly cloaks lashes from roots to tips to lengthen, separate and amplify lashes. Tapered tip ensures you reach inner and outer lashes. This uniquely fluid and flexible formula lets you layer and build without smudging, clumping, or flaking. Even though I’m not a fan of plastic brushes I do like using the NARS brush. It’s a little smaller then the average brush that’s what I like about it. Because it seem to work on short lashes, curly lashes, thin lashes, and thick lashes. Try it out and let me know what you think of the brush because I already know you will love the mascara.