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. 

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I Fell In Love With The North Shore In Oahu Hawaii

img_6198-1Since we’ve been here in Oahu Hawaii, all we keep hearing about is The Northshore, so today we decided to take a trip to The North Shore to explore what all the fuss has been about. And I’m so glad we did, we found a hidden gem of gorgeousness…is that even a word (lol). But that’s what we found on The Northshore.

The drive alone was so peaceful and the beautiful trees and views of the mountains was spectacular. It has a very country vibe and energy. You know that feel where you would want to stick your barefoot out of the windows and let your toes enjoy the amazing breeze. Maybe corny but that’s how I felt. I just wanted to take off all this fancy and expensive jewelry, remove my bra, pull my hair back and just enjoy the freedom.

We drove to a town called Haleiwa, it’s the largest or one of the largest commercial spot on the North Shore of the island. It’s a popular spot for residents and tourists, definitely a lot of tourists from what we saw. Maybe because it’s still the crowd from the 4th Of July weekend. The crowd was just as thick as Luxury Row in Waikiki so I must come back on a slower day.

We saw lots of surfers and stand up paddle boarding taking place. Food trucks for days it was bumper to bumper to even get a spot so eventually we just pulled over and walked around the old plantation town. Lots of great colorful small owned shops, galleries, surf shops lined both sides of the streets. So many great treasures I saw for the house and for great gifts for everyone on the mainland. The vibe was like an old-school Volkswagens roll past tourists with custom-made boards hanging from the hatches.  We did see a restaurant called Haleiwa Beach House   that we want to check out, the menu was of my liking and the decor was ME (lol).

It’s a bohemian and chic kind of town and I was here for it and look forward to revisiting in a few weeks.

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It’s a bohemian and chic kind of town and I was here for it and look forward to revisiting in a few weeks.

 

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. 

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Prep For Danbury Fashion Week

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As Danbury Fashion Week’s first annual fashion show in Danbury, Connecticut is near, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis sits in her Executive Suite at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury, getting inspired by hair and makeup looks for her glam team. Gomez-Duplessis is a hidden gem that lives right here in Connecticut. She has worked and lead numerous fashion shows from Mercedes Benz Fashion Shows in New York and MiamiNew York Fashion WeekHarlem Fashion Week and Project Runway. This weekend she will be backstage at Danbury Fashion Week guiding her hair and makeup team to trendy and eclectic looks to complement the local designer’s collections.

“I wanted to be a part of Danbury Fashion Week because this is my community” When PJ Prunty President/CEO  of Greater Danbury Chamber Of Commerce shared with me that Meagan Neville from Workspace Collective was in talk about putting together Danbury Fashion Week I instantly knew I had to be on the committee,” Brandy Gomez-Duplessis said.

Founders Of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Johnny Luoma

Another fun fact is that Brandy Gomez-Duplessis’ and her business partner Johnny Luoma’s, makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics will be the Official Makeup Sponsor for Danbury Fashion Week. Their Bold Liquid Lipsticks will be perfect for the runway this weekend and their Spotlight Highlighter will have the models glowing radiantly.

Entitled Beauty Lipstick

On Saturday, Danbury Fashion Week’s fashion show will be a new and unique experience for Fairfield County, Connecticut residents to come out to see. Tickets are on sale and you can purchase your online at Danbury Fashion Week.com

Danbury Fashion Week Model Call Today

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CALLING ALL MODELS to Danbury Fashion Week Model Casting! Bring your best runway walk today, June 30th to 261 Main St from 12-5pm! They are looking for models of all ages, shapes, and sizes to cast in the Runway Show on July 28th.

Go to www.danburyfashionweek.com/models to print out the model release form. Fill out the information on the form to bring with you on the day of the casting along with a full body photo.

Models that will be selected to be in the show will need to be available for the following dates:

7/16 Meet & Greet // Orientation

7/23 Dress Rehearsal

7/28 Fashion Show

Contact Meagan or Joseph if you have any questions on their website. Follow Danbury Fashion Week on social media.

Danbury Fashion Week Facebook page

Danbury Fashion Week Instagram page

 

Connecticut Makeup Artist Share Wedding Day Pics In A New York Castle

Friday I spent my day just hanging out you know in a castle, cuz that’s how I roll. Despite the horrible rain storm I had a grand time once inside the Whitby Castle with my New York bride Kimberly and her friends. Kimberley was such a trooper she handled the rain storm like a pro, she was so relaxed and chilled the entire day.

For her makeup look she originally requested something very very natural, she’s a no makeup kinda of lady. But on her wedding day she was ok with me bumping it up just a little and for her second dress change I gave her a red lip with body makeup and highlighting and contouring. She received so many compliments on her makeup that she felt good about letting me take her out of her comfort zone for her dress change. While I was doing her makeup Kimberly shared with me that I was the makeup artist for her neighbors wedding in New York as well. I knew that Kimberly found me through my New York client Nancy but I didn’t know she was a past bride neighbor, what a small world.

 

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Enjoying the wedding with my client Nancy
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Cocktail hour begin

9 best drugstore blushes, according to celebrity makeup artists

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When Beauty, travel & lifestyle writer Aly Walansky asked me about my favorite drugstore makeup brands I was very excited to share with her some of my new favorite brands.  Here is the article for the Today’s Show.

 

It’s hard to believe, but spring weather really is just around the corner! And nothing complements the season of flowers and sunshine quite like a fresh glow on our cheeks.

To achieve the look, TODAY Style reached out to celebrity makeup artists to find out their personal favorite blushes for spring that are all available at your local drugstore.

These items were hand-picked by our editorial team because we love them – and we hope you do, too. TODAY has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not by TODAY. Full Article Here

Whip Salon Launch Party Was A Glamxurious Evening

I was so excited about today, being completely booked with makeup applications at Whip Salon and having my friend Annya (makeup artist) with me was everything. Can you believe she cut all her beautiful curls?

My first client of the day was Mrs Rosanne, luv her! She came by on Friday to see me to talk about the makeup look she wanted for today. She gave me permission to give her a strong eye with lashes. My kind of lady…here are all of the Jane Iredale products I used on her. The lashes that I selected was from Red Cherry. I like the Cherry brand a lot, their natural lash band is on point. If you put them on correctly you can not see the lash band, doesn’t matter how close someone get to you.


I definitely have to give a shout out to Lancome for providing me with skincare products to use on my clients at Whip salon.


Katie was my third client this morning. She’s a high school student at Ridgefield High, today is there Homecoming so I had a few girls booked with me and I luv it! I like mixing it up because I get to do a variety of makeup looks.

It was pretty cool doing makeup on Andrea being that she’s one of the designers of the salon. Andrea was getting makeup for our launch party tonight along with her business partner Rebecca.


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I wanted to give Rebecca a sultry eye with Red Cherry lashes and a sheer lip color. I contoured her just a little not to much. I think she look amazing with this type of look.


Luv this #BOMBSHELL hair stylist Monique Ferreira

Can you guess my glass….nope not the one with the pink lips on the rim!

LUV Leslie! She’s my southern belle

A dark eye look really good on Rebecca!

Luv hairstylist Erin, I agree she’s #FOXY…now it’s time for a costume change

My client Veena with her husband Steven

Ryan is a BEAUTY

Hubby is always so supportive of me


My baby boy & baby girl #workfamily

My partner-in-crime the talented Johnny Luoma

I roll with nothing but AMAZING women!!!

I have no clue what Amy & I were up to

My ride or die…the fabulous Amy Pal

GOOD NIGHT!!!!