Red Lips For Women Of Color

Here’s a FAB makeup article that I’m excited to share with you not because my makeup line, Entitled Beauty was included in it but because Cia E written a great informative article. Many women especially women of color have a challenge finding a signature red lipstick. Being a Entertainment and Beauty Makeup Artist of 21 years, I’ve seen and heard the cries. This is why when my partner Johnny and I created Entitled Beauty we agreed that our products would have colors that would work on EVERYONE.

Ok, let me stop yapping so you can read this FAB article on Red Lipsticks written by Cia E. with Nearly Hair blog.

Yes mam’ this is EXACTLY how I feel everytime I choose to swipe red goodness on my lips. I have no idea why, but my inner Kelis emerges when I have red lipstick on and I feel so empowered. Psycolgoigaclly speaking, red is associated with power and evokes a feeling of leadership with those who either wear or associate themselves with the color.
This January has been one of the most powerful months in my 20 something waking years. I’ve experienced both highs and many lows and it has created a sense of liberation. Because I am deciding to embrace this authoritative stance, I figured it would be fitting to share my three favorite red lippies that put me in boss mode. As a woman of color, it can be pretty frustrating finding the absolute perfect red. Most times reds can have way too much of an orange undertone that leaves our lips a bit cakey and unattractive.
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The three red lippies I am sharing have the perfect undertone for my shade and I’m sure they prove to be effective for women who are both lighter and darker than me on the melanin scale.
I get it…not everyone feels the need to wear a red lip, out of fear and ridicule. Trust me, I used to feel the same way about putting a red lipstick on as I thought it was too bold. But BOLD is BEAUTIFUL! If you are ready to boss up and put your big girl pants on as you conquer 2018, then you are ready to venture into the red lip zone!

HeartBreak from Entitled Beauty

I’m cheating a little bit as this isn’t a traditional lipstick BUT it’s just one of my most favorite red liquid lipsticks of all time hands down!
Entitled Beauty Heartbreak on Nearly Hair Blog
Entitled Beauty mineral bold Liquid Lipstick in Heartbreak
Entitled Beauty’s liquid lipstick is a new player to the boss lady red game but its winning by a landslide. It so highly pigmented and has great color payoff without having to layer. One of the great aspects of this liquid lipstick is that it’s mineral based. And you all know that I am all about the conscious consumer decision we as women have to make. Makeup matters! And so does the ingredients that go into the products you use, so Entitled Beauty’s heartbreak red lipstick has won my heart entirely. Even the packaging of the product is amazing with their frosted bottle and easy to grip handle.
Entitled Beauty Heartbreak on Nearly Hair Blog 1
Entitled Beauty mineral bold Liquid Lipstick in Heartbreak
This liquid red lipstick is extremely long wearing, to the point wear I had to use several makeup wipes to get it off completely. This is both a pro and a con for me. It’s most definitely a pro because if I have an all day event I need to attend I don’t have to worry about my lipstick disappearing. However it only becomes a con because I am super lazy so trying to get this bad boy off my lips takes some time.
Cia E from Nearly Hair Blog wearing Entitled Beauty Heartbreak
Cia E wearing Entitled Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Heartbreak
Continue reading the feedback on all of the selected lipsticks Cia E wore on her blog Nearly Hair.  
I look forward to reading your comments and hope you will give Entitled Beauty makeup a try. Follow us on Instagram so you can stay updated with what we have going on.

Makeup And Martinis NYC Fun Cocktail Recipe


Everyone always ask what are some of the recipes we use when we film our Makeup And Martinis NYC videos. So, this year we decided to share them with you with the first being a drink call Cosmopolitan Twist and it’s DE-LUSH-OUS!


A @makeupandmartinisnyc Cosmopolitan Twist:

4 shots of @titosvodka 
2 shots of @belvederevodka peach nectar 
Add any juice you prefer we did Cranberry/BlackBerry (Johnny fav)

Filming A New Makeup And Martinis NYC Makeup Review Video



So happy for Makeup And Martinis NYC to be back filming a new makeup review video on Pat McGrath Mothership ll Eyeshadow Palette Sublime. This palette has a wardrobe of great colors with different shadow textures to help and give you a variety of gorgeous makeup looks. And while I’m talking about GORG, the case is so fabulous and fancy.

As you will see in the video once it’s up we used our fingers to swatch the colors as well as used makeup brushes from Morphe to apply the shadows on. This palette comes with 10 highly rich pigmented hues that are so brilliant. Can’t wait for you to see the makeup review on our Makeup And Martinis NYC Youtube channel.


This palette contains:
– 10 x Eyeshadows in Skinshow Glow (champagne pink pearl), Copper Toned (soft reddish brown), Iconic (neutral bronze gold), Rose Dusk (soft reddish mauve), Dark (rich warm brown), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Bronze 005 (metallic warm brown), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink), VR Nectar (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Emerald (blackened green with lilac pearl)

As you can see I travel everywhere with my Earbolts NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speaker.

This is how we get ready to film our videos….MARTINIS!

Johnny cracks me up I don’t even know how we get complete our filming because we laugh so so much.

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Beauty Editor Favorite Lips From Caribbean Posh Magazine

Caribbean Posh Beauty Editor Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Caribbean Posh Magazine Beauty Editor Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

I had to post this summer article because it just came out this this month. Due to the Hurricane this summer, Caribbean Posh magazine was wiped out and had to put this summer issue on hold. But this was such a fab article that I had to share it with you all. I thank Janette Brin, the owner of Caribbean Posh magazine for working hard on rebuilding her life, giving everyone’s their job back and still managed to publish the summer issue magazine. Now that’s what I call a SUPERWOMAN, right?!

This article I  wrote in May 2017 featuring all of my fabulous peers on Instagram who make me fall in love with makeup artistry everyday. I hope you enjoy the article and start following so of my favorite peers. If you all like this article I would redo it again with some of my current new obsessed peers.

Posh Beauty

  • @theglambeast wearing Bare Minerals Matte Lip Stains in Swank
  • @sarmichelle3 wearing Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Lipstick in Como
  • @desiperkins wearing Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Malice
  • @bgdmakeupartist wearing DIOR Addict Lip Maximizer in Beige Sunrise #006
  • @xsparkage wearing Kevyn Aucoin Molten Lip Color in Gold
  • @luv4artistry wearing Pat Mc Garth Darkstar #006 in Ultra Violet Blue with Astral White Pigment

  • @livelearnluxeit wearing Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in Shocking Coral
  • @daisynicole wearing M.A.C.  wearing Lipglass in Lust & Lipliner in Stripdown
  • @sonjdradeluxe wearing NYX Cosmetics Cashmere Silk Lip Lingerie
  • @keybeauty wearing Morphe Liquid Lipstick in Homecoming
  • @luv4artistry wearing Pat Mc Garth Darkstar #006 in Ultra Violet Blue with Astral White Pigment
  • @fvfrancyvalentini wearing NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Alien, Suede Matte Lip Liner in Alien and Face & Body Glitter in Gunmetal

Ladies, if you have any unused items at home and would like to still give read this flyer below.

Caribbean Posh Hurricane Relief

Long Wearing Foundation That Can Stand Even Stand The Caribbean Heat



Here comes the sun if your heading to the Caribbean this time of year. If you’re a makeup wearer the one thing we all hate is the feeling of our foundation dripping. If your anything like me, a person who loves full coverage foundation and have very oily skin then finding a really good long wearing foundation is a MUST. Sweat no more because I found us new foundations that can hold up  in any Caribbean weather.

Caribbean Posh Hurricane Relief

Last September Hurricane Irma hit the British Virgin Island and the entire island was destroyed. Caribbean Posh magazine was suppose to run this article inside the summer issue but everything came to a halt. Janette Brin, the Founder of Caribbean Posh has worked extremely hard to still release that issue with many more new articles to come. So for the next few days I will be posting all of the articles I written in that issue.  For Janette to still release the magazine it shows how amazing of a woman she is. This is why I am so proud to be the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. You can still donate to The Caribbean Posh Girl Project.

Be Forbidden With Entitled Beauty Makeup

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.

How I Got My Skin To Look Radiant The Day After New Years Eve

Happy New Year Dolls! I hope everyone had a fabulous night ringing in the new year, 2018. Now that our new chapter has started let’s see where it brings us.

For me I decided to work out of my dressing room responding back to emails and pitching the ideas of carrying my makeup line Entitled Beauty and salons, boutiques, and retail stores. If any of you would like to retail Entitled Beauty at their establishment please reach out to us.

I’m so obsessed with how my skin looked this morning. I have been working really hard at pampering it with great skincare products. For the last 3 months I have been using these 2 items on my face so I wanted to share them with you.

On my lips I’m wearing lipstick and lipgloss from my own makeup line Entitled Beauty.

  • Bold Liquid Lipstick in Orchid, it’s my signature lip color because I’m a fan of violet & purple on my lips. As you know Lupus awareness color is purple so I wanted something that was a part of me.
  • Glamxurious Lipgloss in Sassy, it’s infused with collagen peptides to increase lip volume and reduce lip wrinkles, while, doubling as an amazing moisturizer.

You can watch my video in my dressing room by clicking here. Let me know if you would like to see more of my videos in my dressing room. I had fun filming and chatting with you.

You can reach me at if you have any business inquires for Entitled Beauty.