21 Questions With… Social Media Makeup Maven Christen Dominique

Social media makeup maven Christen Dominique is the queen of how-to tutorials.

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Want to know how to create a dramatic, after-dark makeup look? Or maybe you want help putting together a quick 10-minute glam routine? Or perhaps you want to know what drugstore products work best? Whatever you’re looking to perfect, odds are you can find the answer on makeup maven Christen Dominique’s YouTube channel or Instagram where she has about 6 million followers combined. Dominique now also has her own makeup line, which you can, of course, find countless how-to videos on when surfing her channels. We spoke to the beauty guru, known for keeping it real (and not only about dark circles!) and asked her our quickfire questions.

  1. The first thing I do in the morning is… brush my teeth.
  2. The last thing I googled was… Marilyn Monroe.
  3. If my days had one extra hour… I’d work out more.
  4. The best and most surprising makeup advice I swear by is… contour and conceal in V shapes always!
  5. My desert island beauty product is… concealer.
  6. The key to making a great Instagram video is… having a crazy, eye-catching thumbnail.
  7. When I’m stressed… I grab a coffee or take a bubble bath.
  8. When my self-confidence has taken a hit… I remember there’s no one like me.
  9. My guilty pleasure is… ratchet rap songs.
  10. My go-to Instagram filter/selfie editor app is… Facetune.
  11. When it comes to working out… I dance.
  12. A career achievement I’m dying to check off is… start a foundation or charity.
  13. If you looked at my desktop you’d see… a bunch of YouTube thumbnails.
  14. The best and most surprising skin care advice I ever received was… use toner.
  15. I’m dying to splurge on… anything.
  16. One thing I wish people knew about me is… I’m an introvert with a dash of EXTRAvert.
  17. My favorite place to shop for beauty products is… Sephora.
  18. The one beauty product I would never use is… I’ll try anything once.
  19. My most treasured possession is… my family.
  20. My biggest beauty regret is… accidentally shaving off part of my eyebrow.
  21. One beauty trend I’m dying to try is… figuring one out now.