The Best Tinted Cream Makeup To Wear In Hawaii

Crema Nuda TintedI’ve used a lot of makeup brands and I’ve used a lot of tinted makeup on my clients. Just recently I had the opportunity to play with an award winning natural glow treatment with green chemistry called Crema Nuda from Giorgio Armani Beauty. It’s the new generation of tinted cream. The Crema Nuda line surpasses what BB and CC Creams performance  power. It’s a water based texture that will enhanced the glow while blurring imperfections. The anti-aging complex Reviscentalis will improve your skin radiance and will give you younger looking skin. Hyaluronic acid and mannose complete the formula by adding deep hydration with a weightless feel.

Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda Tinted Cream

 

Because the weather here in Hawaii is always in the high 80’s and low 90’s wearing a full face of makeup or a beatface is not what you see on majority of the women here like I’m accustomed to seeing. Crema Nuda foundation is such a unique product. it’s having skincare inside of your makeup. I noticed when applying it to my clients that it’s a corrector with a medium nude coverage that gives the skin a healthy glow. The texture is amazing, it’s silky and buildable on days when you need coverage. I like how it gives my clients an airbrush or a filter look, and it fill in the pores really well.

Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda

Living in paradise it’s nice to have makeup that gives the illusion of your lifestyle. The only two challenges that many women will find is the limited amount of shades they offer and the price point. But if women add up all the products they put on their face it adds up, so why not purchase one item that will do it all. I find that my Japanese, Korean, and Chinese ladies that live in Hawaii are is visiting Hawaii seem to buy it from me at Bloomingdale’s more. Those ladies seem to already be on the Crema Nuda obsession. It’s definitely a must have in my makeup kit and I can’t wait to share with all of my clients here in Hawaii.

 

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. 

Posh Beauty: Must Have Beauty Tools And Accessories This Summer

img_2416Being that I’m a Beauty Expert, I’m always looking for new beauty tools & accessories to pamper myself. The Caribbean and Island life can be different than what the ladies are enjoying on the mainland. Living on the island of Oahu, I wanted to share what we fancy.

Here are my favorite new items this spring & summer that I’m obsessing over. Read more in Caribbean Posh Magazine Posh Brunch Issue.

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. 

How I Keep My Body Moisturize In Hawaii

img_2128In Hawaii everything is beautiful, the beaches, the flowers, the food, and even the people. One of the major beautiful thing here on the island of Oahu, are the fabulous bodies.

When I’m soaking up the sun on Ewa Beach I like to make sure my body is glistening and looking radiant. I love using Java Skin Care Double Shot Body Serum because I never want my boogie down brown skin to look ashes when I get out the water. Now you too can have healthy skin while looking delicious this summer.

Why I Love Java Skin Care Double Body Hot Body Serum:

  • concentrated blend of botanicals super moisturizes without leaving a greasy residue
  • locks in moisture so you only need to apply once a day
  • great for problem areas and super dry patches
  • helps prevent premature signs of aging while brightening and softening skin
  • evens skin tone, smooths skin irritation, great for sensitive skin
  • reduce inflammation, repair sun spot damage and boosts cell turnover

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All of Java Skin Care products are free from Phthalates, Parabens, Synthetic Fragrance or Color and are Gluten Free, Sulphate Free, Cruelty Free & Made in Rhode Island,

 

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 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. 

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Oahu Beauty Blogger Top 5 Spring Items

This time of year it’s all about taking care of my skin and using beauty products that is healthy for me. Being on the island of Oahu with beautiful weather I want the best, so I like using a lot of natural and mineral based products that keep me looking effortless.

Here are 5 skincare and beauty items that I’m loving on this spring.

  1. Entitled Beauty “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter
  2. JAVA Skincare Eye Serum
  3. SKOTE Beaute Supple Glow Moisture Creme
  4. LaMarriia Strawberry Oats Body Scrub Bar
  5. Entitled Beauty All Nighter Liquid Lipsticks

 

 

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 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. 

Have You Tried Java Skincare Mint Exfoliating Wonderbar

java mint exfoliating wonderbarIn December Java Skincare launched a brand new hand made formulations of their raw coffee infused bar soap. It’s a tingly minty bar that has organic ground coffee.

Java’s Mint Exfoliating Wonderbar uses ground roasted coffee to gently exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate your skin. This all-natural product scrubs away dead skin cells to help your new skin emerge, ready to absorb their potent mix of coffee, mint, and serum. Generous in size, and long lasting, this skin smoothing Wonderbar is perfect for a daily indulgence.

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As always all of Java bar soaps are made from the highest quality ingredients and are free from Phthalates, Parabens, Synthetic Fragrance or Color, and are Gluten Free, Sulphate Free, Cruelty Free & Made in Rhode Island.

Our Beauty Secrets From ROC Skincare is How We Stay Youthful

 

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This episode on Makeup and Martinis NYC, we break it down on our skincare routine. Johnny and I talk about the skincare line I use called ROC SKINCARE. Their PR company sent me a goodie box with their entire collection. Since we received the package we both have been using it and this episode we will discuss the differences, show you how to apply, and explain the benefits.

Its a Beauty Breakdown: Skincare Version! Also a Cameo from my Ghost, Charlie. LOL

Products you can find @Ulta:

ROC Retinol Correxion: MAX Daily Hydration Creme $27.49

Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 $24.99

Sensitive Eye Cream $22.99

Deep Wrinkle Serum $24.99

Deep Wrinkle/Sensitive Night Cream $24.99

Getting Maite Perroni Makeup Ready For Proactiv Back To School Event

img_6443When you have an early morning call time in New York for 6am and your coming from Connecticut it means your getting up at 4am. Then if your client is the beautiful Maite Perroni, you have to go in looking fabulous with hair and makeup. What I love about working with this amazing woman is her energy and she loves for her glam squad to look just as good as she does. By 4:30am my hair is slaying and my face is beat. Now off to New York City I go to glam up my girl.

I got to Maite hotel at 5:45am, it’s so quiet so you know what I did, I had a photo shoot in the hotel. So let the photo shoot start because I only have 15 mins so I had to strike a pose.

 

It was so good to see my girl Maite. I feel like we are in the beginning stage of a friendship.

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Both Maite Perroni and I wearing Anastasia Liquid Lipstick from Entitled Beauty

I always enjoy talking with her as well as getting her makeup ready for her events. Upon entering her hotel room, Maite gave me a long hug. I couldn’t wait to catch up with her to see what all new things she’s working on that she has not shared with her loyal fans. Then I was able to share with her all the new things I’m working on including me launching Entitled Beauty Cosmetics back in November. I knew she was going to love it because she loves makeup just as much as I do. And she’s a business woman so she would understand all my ideas and what I’m trying to do with the brand. As we were talking we both realized that we are flirting with spending time in Los Angeles around the same time.

img_8663So why was I in New York doing Maite’s makeup? As many of you know that she’s one of the spokespersons for Proactiv. And Proactiv was having a big event called Proactiv Journey for Back To School. Proactiv along with the fabulous team from Lippie Taylor agency put on a great event for kids returning to school. They set them up for success by providing them with a starter backpack of school supplies ranging from; pencil pouches, 12-pack of pencils, a pack of note cards, highlighters, binders, packs of paper, folders, and so much more. The best items that was added to the backpacks were the Proactiv Limited Edition Gift Bundle that included the 3-piece system featuring Adapalene, their most advanced system to date; Deep Cleansing Face Wash, Daily Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30, and Adapalene Gel 0.1%

So now the kids can treat their skin to retinoid, without a prescription. The great thing about the 3 piece system is that it includes moisture and sun protection, from what I hear it’s highly recommended with the use of retinoids.

It was an elaborate event that catered to all ages from kids, teens and adults. At the candy station is were you could find me when I wasn’t touching up Maite’s makeup.

I am so here for the Limited Edition Hello Kitty brush kit. You can find this item at your local Ulta Beauty store very soon. Check with your local store or follow Proactiv on Instagram so you can hear the launch date. It will make for a great holiday gift so make sure you pick one up before they run out. I wasn’t gifted with the brush kit but I did receive the 3-piece system and I am so honored for it. Being a celebrity makeup artist living with lupus, I’m always worried about my skin and how it looks. I wear a full face of makeup everyday because I hate the texture of my skin. I have oily skin with large pores and moles on my face. So, I can’t wait to see if my skin texture change in 3 months. Adult acne is a thing and I see so many of my clients suffering with it more then when they were a teenager. Proactiv is not just for teens, us adults we need some Proactiv love also.

 

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Here are the makeup items from my makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics I used on Maite. We are both rockin the same lip color, cuz we FLY! By 12 noon it was a wrap!

Spotlight Highlighter: Resting Bitch Face on her cheeks

Spotlight Highlighter: Pretentious is a bronzer and on her eyes

Liquid Lipstick: Anatasia on her lips

Are You Soy Obsessed With Fresh Skincare

img_8165Being invited to attend Fresh beauty event was such a treat and I made it just in time because I had BEAUTY 2 beauty event the same day. What a way to end my evening by being around beautiful cut fresh flowers, Veuve Clicquot, great skincare products from FRESH and the lovely and talented illustrator Blairz. To finally have my own piece of art work from Blairz I can now scratch it off my list. Blairz designed the Soy Face Cleanser limited edition bottle for FRESH and it’s fabulous! Are you #SoyObsessed

What Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Face Scrub Do You Use

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So how do I keep my skin flawless and oil-free? It’s all about using the correct skincare product for your skin. Activated charcoal is a great item for someone with oily skin. I just started using DERMA E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub to exfoliate my face with. I can already see a difference and my face not being oily as fast. I feel like my face is matte longer than usual. So this is a good sign that DERMA E is working for me. It’s a natural exfoliate that is living me with a fresh, healthy, and radiance glowing complexion.

What exfoliating do you like to use on your face?

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Below is a video of me trying out DERMA E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

Whole Foods Market Limited Edition Beauty Bag During Beauty Week

 

photo-5Guess What’s Back?…Whole Foods Market limited edition Beauty Bag. Whole Foods Market’s 4th Annual Beauty Week kicks off from March 21st-28th. Inside the Beauty Bag you will find natural beauty products that is sold at Whole Foods Market Whole Body department. Some of these beauty and skincare items are already on the shelves and now you will get introduced to new Whole Food’s favorites. The Beauty Bag will be available for sale at $20 (valued at $90.00).  I see so many great items  in my box that I can’t wait to try them all out. If your into natural organic products, mineral based items, and personal care products that don’t included: phthalates, microbeads, triclosan, BHT, BHA, aluminum chlorohydrate and more, you should pamper yourself with this bag of treats. They screen for 75 plus ingredients that’s been banned in personal care products to make sure they sell the best to their customers. So all you natural beauties, stop by your local Whole Foods Market next week to pick up your Beauty Bag and get a Whole Beauty Experience.

Because I’m based out of Connecticut my two locations I suggest going to is Whole Foods Market in Fairfield County & Whole Foods Market in Milford. I promise a great Beauty Bag as such will sell out fast because it’s an awesome bag.

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Here are the curated items that was in my gift box.

Dr. Hauschka oil-free night care allows skin to breathe freely while supporting its natural renewal processes. And the Clarifying Day Oil sends a signal to the skin to reduce oil production.

This natural exfoliate lifts away micro-pollutants and impurities for a fresh, healthy radiance.

Deeply hydrates and moisturizes sensitive skin.

An antioxidant-rich blend of nourishing desert botanicals to soothe, calm, moisturize and illuminate.

Enlivens and balances skin with the nourishing and regenerating essential oils.

Intense, soothing under eye elixir hydrogels to help rejuvenate with Cucumber and Persian Silk Tree.

instantly hydrates and replenishes, soothing, nourishing and protecting skin’s own moisture barrier for a beautiful complexion.

Fruit stem cell complex and marula oil instantly nourish and plump as french clay helps stimulate circulation for a visibly lifted, firmer appearance and a smoother looking complexion.

A bright jewel-toned berry in a creamy texture and smooth satin finish, and packed with moisturizing ingredients.

Gentle mineral formula applies easily and defines each lash without clumps, flakes or smudges.

A makeup bag essential! The gentle, alcohol-free aloe vera formula makes this a favorite go-to toner for refreshing skin on the run.