A Rainy Day In Hawaii Could Not Stop Me For Creating A Beautiful Bridal Makeup Look

img_4339Today, I had a bridal consultation scheduled and it wasn’t the best of day for a bride to come out to get hair & makeup.

The rain has been coming down all night and all morning. Not your usual weather here in Hawaii. But, I’ve been told that in December, January, and February the weather is not the best here in Hawaii. We seem to get heavier rainfalls at night then in the day we get these mist of showers follow by rainbow.

So, I shouldn’t complain about the weather but last night I took my time to pin curl my hair so that it would last all week due to my busy schedule. So, I didn’t want my hair to get wet and then get all big and frizzy. Plus, I wanted to look nice for my client and her soon to be mother in-law who was coming in to see me today at Bloomingdale’s in Ala Moana Center. Can’t be running around looking like Lion King because I know I’m going to want to take pictures with the beautiful soon to be bride.

I met Adrian last month when she arrived here in Hawaii and I helped her with selecting a new foundation from Armani. I choose the Luminous Silk foundation for Adrian because of her gorgeous skin and because she wanted a radiant makeup look. Adrian reached out to me right after the holidays and said she would like to come in for her bridal pics and would like to bring her mother in-law Barbara. Adrian is not a daily makeup wearer so I wanted to give her a makeup look  that would be just enough for pictures. No lashes and heavy contour was needed, I kept Adrian makeup effortless. I wanted to focus on her skin, I wanted to brighten up her skin and under worked under her eyes. Sometimes, correcting the skin is all a girl need.

Then it was Barbara’s turn to get makeup glammed with me. Barbara does wear makeup everyday so she was really excited about getting her makeup done by me. For Barbara, I also focused on her skin. I prepped her with Armani Prima skincare first then I corrected her skin warming up her skintone and also I corrected under eyes. Barbara actually had great skin so I didn’t need to cover up anything. Just matching her with the correct foundation.

Both ladies were now ready for their photo shoot across the street at Ala Moana Park. When you’re in Hawaii and need help with finding the correct foundation, skincare and/or need a glam facebeat, you can book your appointment with me at Bloomingdale’s inside Ala Moana Center.  All of the makeup I used on both ladies were from Giorgio Armani.

 

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Hawaii Makeup Artist Give Her Client A JLo Inspired Makeup Look

img_3061-1As a makeup artist I am always looking for a canvas to do makeup looks on. Today at Bloomingdales in Ala Moana Center, I saw a face coming towards me that I knew I needed to get to.

Stephanie came through Bloomingdale’s looking for a new foundation and after learning more about her skin and her makeup style I selected Armani Power Fabric Foundation for her. After doing a foundation match I like to go back in apply the foundation on my guest so they could see what it look like on the skin. So, I first clean the skin, then I prep the skin with Armani Prima Glow On Moisturizing Cream skin care. After applying the Power Fabric Foundation on Stephanie we both agreed that the match was seamless on her. When you have a canvas that look this flawless I couldn’t help myself wanting to create a beautiful JLo inspired makeup look on Stephanie. Don’t you agree, Stephanie face shape is very similar to JLo so I couldn’t help myself. It worked out perfectly because Stephanie was going out tonight to celebrate a BFF birthday. So, the makeup wouldn’t go to waste. I pulled some of my favorite makeup items and this is what I came up with.

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If you’re in Hawaii or will be visiting Hawaii soon and is in need of makeup give me a call or shoot me an email to book with your makeup face beat with me. The great thing about this makeup look is no LASHES were needed.

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Lifestyle Blogger Share Her First Christmas In Hawaii

img_3567Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! This was our first Christmas here in Hawaii and it couldn’t have been any better. We stayed home the entire day and my daughter and I stayed in our PJ’s all day. 3 out of 4 of us were still under the weather. Because we all work with the public we definitely picked up some type of virus. Because of my Lupus I always do around this time of year. Now that I’m working with international customers and they come to Hawaii sick wearing mask’s and shit that still doesn’t keep me from picking up something. The doctor said I had a Swollen Lymph Glands in my neck and a Viral Prodrome. I managed to do the tradition for the babies, cranberry muffins, cinnamon rolls and mimosa’s, for lunch we had seafood; crabs, crawfish and spicy potatoes. Us girls we stick to the bubbly’s and the guys like to do eggnog with brown liquor. Around 2:45pm I had to take a quick nap, my body needed more rest. While we were gifting I put the roast in the crock pot and sauteed the vegetables. Before movie time we ate dinner and snacked on a pumpkin pie while watching 2 movies.

The biggest gift my husband and I received was having our daughter fly in from Connecticut. It was definitely a treat to all be together here in Hawaii. Even though the boys, Miko and Ani are no longer with us we still put there little stockings up and we have their ashes joining the family every holiday.

 

 

 

 

The bubbly’s started to kick in so the pics stopped here (lol). I hope everyone had a lovely time with their families and friends on yesterday. I know I’m so blessed to have mine, it’s the best feeling ever. We work hard, we play hard and we love on each other hard. Merry Christmas Guys!

 

 

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. 

Wearing Entitled Beauty Makeup While Traveling Kept Getting Me Stopped

 

img_2775While traveling for Entitled Beautymy makeup line, I kept getting stopped by women inquiring what makeup I was wearing. I wear something from Entitled Beauty everyday but I have never received this type of response like this before. It was a proud moment to say, I’m a Co-Founder and not hype up another brand.

Today, women all over in different cities were obsessing over Entitled Beauty. This is what keeps me going hard because of the reactions on the plane, the airport, at meetings, etc. If more people could see how amazing my makeup line is they too will fall in love with it.

Let me show you what I was wearing, you got about 10 mins to spare? Maybe you’ll see something for yourself, a sibling, a friend, a co-worker who is a makeup addict like myself. So after a few glasses, I’ll be ready to fill all the orders that came in today

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Thanks for watching them and I hope this Holiday Season you will give my makeup line Entitled Beauty a try. If you have anyone in your life that has Lupus, I made a purple liquid lipstick shade called, Queen B. I’m sure they would appreciate receiving Queen B, made by another Lupus Warrior. Because of my Lupus is the reason why I moved to Hawaii. And I have been doing 100% better. I took myself off the Prednisone, Meloxicam, Gabapentin and the Nebulizer.

So this Holiday Season, I have so much to be thankful for.

 

 

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. 

Get Armani Beauty Signature Makeup Look From Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist

img_3951As extra as I am, I’m a classic girl when it comes to makeup looks. I love to create beautiful makeup and not rainbow bright makeup looks.

When I lived on the mainland I use to love to work on any Donna Karan assignment because Donna Karan preferred pretty and classic no makeup makeup looks on her models.

Today, I was in the mood to create a classic Armani Luminous Glamour look on my muse Camille. I knew Camille would be a great canvas for this inspired by nature and Hollywood look. She has perfect full lips to wear the comfortable matte intense color 8 hour wear Rouge D’ Armani Matte Lipstick. So let’s begin.

Do You Know The Story Behind The Iconic Armani Shade 400? Mr. Armani took a red rose to the GA laboratories and asked that the perfect center of a rose be matched to the iconic shade 400. It took 96 trials to achieve the perfect shade of red. When creating a shade typically there are only 3-4 trials, this is a great example of how Mr. Armani achieves perfection.

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I started Camille with Look 1 using the following items:

Armani Prima Refreshing Makeup Fix

Prima Moisturizing Balm

Power Fabric Foundation Balm

High Precision Retouch Concealer

Fluid Sheer

Loose Powder in Universal to set the foundation

Loose Powder in Bronze on her eyes 

Rouge D’ Armani Matte Lipstick in #400

Black Ecstasy Mascara 

Smooth Silk Eye Brow Pencil in Wenge Wood

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For Look 2. I added a few other Armani products to glam up the look.

Eyes To Kill Stellar Eyeshadow in Moonlight

High Precision Brow Pencil in Wenge Wood

Eyes To Kill Designer Liner

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If you’re in Hawaii and need a red carpet makeup look stop by Bloomingdale’s inside theAla Moana Center for your next event or special occasion. You can find me at Armani.

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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. 

Makeup Date At Bloomingdales Hawaii Was A Success

img_4235The big day is finally here and that’s Makeup Date at Bloomingdales in Ala Moana Center. Bloomingdales nationwide is celebrating Makeup Date today on November 16th. I was so honored to be here in Hawaii and working as the Business Manager for Armani Beauty. Plus, I get to go on stage to do a demo on skincare using Crema Nera Extrema Eye Cream and Armani Power Fabric Concealer.

Bubbly’s and mimosas was being served, gourmet doughnuts, and delicious pastries from 40 Carrots.

 

 

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Hope to see you there next year.

 

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. 

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. 

Living My Best Life And Not Because It’s My Birthday

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So Queen B day and month has come to an end. Next year I will be celebrating the BIG 50 in October. My first birthday and Hawaii was everything I thought it would be. I don’t know how I will top it next year but I’m sure it will be filled with many fabulous treats as usual. I never thought that being 49 would be a sexy time in my life. Let me tell you, I have so much more confident and spirit. I do what I want, I live how I like and I don’t look for approval from anyone. I do live my best life EVERYDAY and moving to Hawaii was the start of doing ME!

 

 

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. 

Living In Hawaii With An Auto Immune Disease

 

img_1290I’m so lucky to have a beach day everyday, that’s the plus to living in Hawaii. If you have never visited Hawaii, know that  Hawaiian beaches are absolutely breathtaking. You can just stare out at the ocean for hours in just enjoy the wonderful breeze.

I always find that when I’m feeling low like a flare up is coming on and my body /joints are hurting due to my Lupus I walk down to the beach. I’m so lucky that the beach is just a 3-4 minute walk for me. If  I’m having really low energy then I drive to the beach.

Since living here in Hawaii, I haven’t been having many flare up days. My body has really embraced this move. I wish all my Lupus Warriors and Auto Immune Warriors could make a move like I did to live better and be healthier. No more suffering like I did when living on the mainland, it’s really about finding the right environment. I’m not sure about you but before being diagnosed with Lupus, I didn’t know much about the environment and environmental issues and how the body reacts.

All of this Aloha Spirit has allowed me to live life again. I even cut back on some of the meds I was taken on the mainland. My body has not reacted negatively since living here in Hawaii. It’s only been 4 months but I can definitely see an improvement. I’ve learned what my triggers are so I’m aware of what will cause a flare up and I do my best to keep it from happening. With stress being one of the things that cause my flare ups that includes negative and stressful people I now keep them away.

With Hawaii being a summer state all year round and because I am photosensitive I make sure I cover up as much as possible. I do find that I get drained if I’m out in the sun. So, I make sure I go out later in the day when the sun has gone down on beach days. Because of the sun, I’m still tired and I have joint pains everywhere. I do take CBD Hemp Oil to help with my joint pains. And sunscreen is major, I don’t leave the house without using it on my body. I also make sure that my foundation have SPF cuz everything helps.

Overall, this move has been one of the best things I could have done to help my body. I’m never leaving Hawaii, I have got my life back and life is good.

 

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. 

Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist And Lifestyle Blogger Share Her Favorite Makeup

img_8619Living here on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii, makeup is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. Usually, mentioned are Honolulu, Waikiki or  Oahu’s North Shore, the surfing mecca of the world.

When my partner Johnny Luoma and I were thinking about Hawaii with its beautifully vibrant flowers, evocative colors and consistently warm temperatures, I knew we wanted Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, our makeup line, to be deliciously vivid with long wearing heat resistant colors.

 

Being that I’m a makeup artist of 23 years and a Lifestyle Blogger living in Hawaii, having a effortlessly beat face is my signature look. Entitled Beauty a highly pigmented mineral based line with fantastic color and fun over the top names gives me that signature look.

 

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics can stand up to the heat here in paradise without clogging up your pores or melting down the face. So while on the beach, enjoying the beautiful water, or sipping on Mai Tai’s, I’m confident that Entitled Beauty Cosmetics will have you looking just as good as Hawaii’s sandy beaches.

 

Here are 6 makeup items from Entitled Beauty that you will always find in my makeup bag for my signature look.

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Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Broke A$$” Social Class Liquid Eye Shadow
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Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Rich Bitch” Social Class Liquid Eye Shadow
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Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter
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Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Yes Bitch” All Nighter Liquid Lipstick
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Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Carnelian” Glamxurious Glosses
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Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Downtown Chic” Body Slay Liquid Highlighter

 

 

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.