Oud Leerling Dominique vond als makeup artiest Nederland te klein en vertrok naar “The Big Apple”. Apentrots zijn wij op hem, dat hij zijn vleugels uitgeslagen heeft in Amerika.
Alles is inmiddels in het engels wat Dominique doet en heeft hij met de allergrootste modellen, fotografen en celebrity’s der aarde gewerkt…. Het laatste werk in Nederland was the beauty coach te zijn van Holland Next Top Model.. Onder zijn clientele horen de Hadidjes, je kan het slechter treffen….
His work has graced the pages of Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Sport’s Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia and Vogue. This Beauty Warrior goes beyond just makeup, and really peels the layers of who his clients authentic self are. The importance of connecting with them is crucial when Dominique starts working with you.
This is 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! Building concepts and brand strategy development is one of Dominiques strong attributes, which is why he has his own Youtube channel @dominiquesamuel and his own series Downtime with Dom.
After assisting renowned makeup artists including, Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, Francois Nars, and many more, The Dutch-born New Yorker started 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 is known for his expertise and flexibility in creating the look that the editor or client wants. After over a decade in the industry, he has mastered the skill to read his clients needs and assess them in a way few can. Dominique’s easy going and uplifting manner always put the models and clients at ease.
Celebraties Domique has worked with:
Alek Wek, Alexa Chung, Adele Exarchopoulos, Adriana Lima, alessandra Ambrosio, 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, Martha Hunt, Natalia Kills, Peaches Geldoff, Romee Strijd, Sara Jones, Sara Sampaio, Sarah Ferguson, Stacy Keibler, Stephanie Szostak, Susanne Bartsch, Tiffani A. Thiessen, Yolanda Hadid