Influence: Where's Your "heart"?

Makeup Monday- Influence: Where’s Your Heart?

April 6, 2015

Hey Guys!


So today’s post is going to be a little bit different. We wanted to feature other artists who we are influenced by.  Its no secret that I just recently got Certified as a Makeup Artist. The Course was so much fun and I was seriously so blessed to have instructor that I did. Dominique (@Dominiqueldr  on instagram) is part of a group called Batalash. As an Instructor, Dom will push you to constantly strive for better. When I say Push, I Mean PUSH! Lol. She will make you start over and over until you get it right. I absolutely hated this at first, it was so frustrating. As weeks went by and I started to see my progress,  I grew a deep appreciation for her critique.

As An artist Dominique pushes the boundaries of what people perceive  as “Pretty.” Her passion for the art of makeup radiates in all of her work. If i could describe her work in 3 words it would be: Flawless, Edgy and Alluring. Here is some of her work:

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We Asked Dom Some questions about herself and below is her questionnaire. I hope you take a minute to check her out, she’s a truly talented artist.


How/when did you get started? I have always had a passion for art – a passion that was supported by my parents who always encouraged me to use my talents. I have since played around with different media, makeup being the latest.


What was that aha moment that made you realize this is you? I was the most reluctant to open an Instagram account, but as soon as I did, the feedback was positive and so many doors have opened. That was my affirmation.

Top 3 Must Haves for your Kit?
MUFE Flash Palette, Cozzette and Sigma brushes, Cinema Secrets brush cleaner.

What’s In Your Purse?
In my purse: my wallet, keys, a day planner, two notebooks, The Alchemist, perfume, a banana, an orange, a bag of trail mix, sunglasses, a mirror, headphones, three kinds of mints, Labello, Tylenol, eye drops, MAC Honey Love, and Gerard Cosmetics Shimmer of Hope.

Whats your unique style in Hair/Makeup: My hair changes colors all the time – I just can’t stick to one color for long. What is unique about it is that and probably the fact that I can’t often be bothered to do much with it. I just wash it and let it chill. My makeup varies depending on my mood and time limit. I go from crazy and colorful to toned down and neutral to naked faced. I do tend to reach for the most color (read: acid green)

Beauty tip: Whatever your style, rock it with confidence. Makeup is expression and we are all still learning. Book: the Bible.

Advice for newbies in your industry Perfect :practice produces progress. Do not use others as your measurement of success.

Songs On Playlist/on rotation

Million- Allen Stone

Resolution – Matt Corby

Change Going to Come – Josh Schott

Beautiful – India.Arie

Thank you Dominique for taking the time to be apart of today’s post!

 Hope you liked it beauties!


Karissa Sig

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