YouTube Downtime with Dom
Dominique Samuel is an award-winning makeup artist. His work has graced the pages of Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Sport's Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Vogue Italia.
It’s easy to see why celebrities want to get their makeup done by Dominique Samuel, why designers want him backstage at their fashion shows, and why cosmetics brands ask him to use their products. His attitude is relentlessly upbeat, his love for his craft is palpable and his enthusiasm infectious… oh, and he’s a social media maven! He has his own Youtube channel @dominiquesamuel and his own series Downtime with Dom.
The Dutch-born New Yorker is particularly adept at creating low-key, natural looks for a wide variety of ethnicities. In addition to getting the likes of Yolanda Hadid, Carole Radziwill, Brooke Burke, Sara Sampaio, Romee Strijd, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Mariah Carey (to name but a few) red-carpet ready and prepping models for the catwalk or camera, he works as a creative director designing campaigns and as a consultant advising companies on the trends to come.
Samuel’s personal discovery of the power of makeup happened in a way that many readers, both male and female, can probably relate to: The magic powers of skincare, colour and scent revealed themselves at an early stage in his life.
“My grandmother is Indonesian, and still has amazing skin at 87,” he says. “She is truly the one that made me aware of makeup and brands. When I was sleeping over, I watched her get ready. She always used Helena Rubinstein and L’Oreal Elnett hairspray. I still love that smell!”
Consciously or unconsciously, we are influenced by the beauty regime of the women who surrounded us growing up. Those of us who wear makeup as adults will likely adopt some of the same brands and techniques – and for good reason. After all, we share their genes, so why not share their beauty secrets? If you don’t want to emulate a blood relative, seek inspiration with someone who has similar colouring, skin type and facial features. If you see your celebrity beauty idol looking stunning, it’s safe to assume the same style, colours and products will also work on you.
Dominique Samuel began his makeup career while studying at the leading makeup school, House of Orange, in Amsterdam. He also studied at The Dany Sanz Make-Up Institute in Paris where he worked with Make-Up Forever. After assisting renowned makeup artists including, Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, Francois Nars, james Kaliardos and many more.
Dominique is known for his expertise and flexibility in creating the look that the editor or client wants; whether it's a dramatic contour, a smoky eye, a no-makeup, make-up look or a natural fresh face . Dominique's easy going and uplifting manner always put the models and clients at ease.
Dominique works around the globe. In addition to being a makeup artist, he's a beauty coach and as a consultant and Director. He shares his expertise with various clients and beauty companies.
Alexa Chung, Adele Exarchopoulos, Adriana Lima, Alyssa Miller, Ana Ortiz, Ari Graynor, Bethenny Frankel, Brooke Burke, Carmen Ejogo, Carol Radziwill, Cassandra Grey, Chelsea Staub, China Chow, Chrissie Teigen, Christina Aguilera, Danielle Campbell, Doutzen Kroes, Duchess of York, Fabiola Beracasa, Gigi Hadid, Jenna Ushkowitz, Jennifer Finnigan, Jenny Mollen, Kate Moss, Kelly Ripa, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Mariah Carey, Natalia Kills, Peaches Geldoff, Sara Jones, Sara Sampaio, Sarah Ferguson, Stacy Keibler, Stephanie Szostak, Susanne Bartsch, Tiffani A. Thiessen, Yolanda Hadid
KEY MAKEUP ARTIST
Maison by Danie X Maybelline, For Maybelline NY Menswear SS '16 Public School, Fall Spring 2015 Chris Gelinas, Sandy Liang, Spring Summer 2015, Zana Bayne, Chris Gelinas, Ostwald Helgason, Giulietta New York, Olivier Saillard "models never talk" Spring Summer 2014 Giulietta New York. Makeup director for Giulietta New York Fall Winter 2014.
OTHER NOTABLE AND PAST EVENTS
Beauty Coach and consultant for Hollands Next topmodel 2017, Creative director, consultant HEMA beauty 2017, Maybelline Masterclass for the nordic countries 2017, Global Director of VL Cosmetics 2016, Beauty Coach, Consultant, make-up designer and make-up tutorials for Maybelline New York, Trend speaker for L'oreal group, product development, International makeup artist CK one makeup Coty. Make-up designer for the wedding of Fabiola Beracasa & Jason Beckman. Head make-up artist for the Ameerah's music video "The sound of missing you" which has 12M+ views, 2013; Lead make-up artist for host Stacy Keibler on the Lifetime TV show Supermarket Superstar; Make-up for Premiere of Sex and the City 2 in London; Beauty expert, writer and artist Stylevision
"Dominique succeeds at making every woman look fresh and gorgeous".