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Beauty Guru Christen Dominique on Finding Confidence and Incorporating Her Mexican-Guyanese Heritage Into Her Makeup

Christen Dominique, HelloGiggles

In 2009, Barack Obama became president, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the #1 song in America, Glee aired its first episode, and Christen Dominique uploaded her first YouTube tutorial. It’s only been a little over a decade since all these events and cultural moments took place, but we can all agree that a lot has happened since then. In Dominique’s case, the last 11 years have changed her life in ways she couldn’t have predicted, turning her from an insurance rep living in Austin into a makeup mogul and influencer killing it in L.A. 

Now, the 33-year-old has over one million Instagram followers, over four million YouTube subscribers, and a successful cosmetics company, Dominique Cosmetics. It all started back in Texas, when she was forced to quit her side hustle as a makeup artist due to the time commitment. “I had to let

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11 Afro-Latinxs on How Their Heritage Influences Their Style

With the Latinx diaspora expanding over 20 countries, “Hispanic” isn’t a one-size-fits-all term—especially when it comes to beauty and style. As Hispanic womxn, we’re challenging these narratives by embracing all aspects of our culture and choosing which ones are right for us. This Hispanic Heritage Month, HelloGiggles will be taking a deep dive into the beauty of our culture through Mi Cultura, Mi Belleza. We’ll be featuring essays about hair and identity, giving beauty tips from our abuelitas, highlighting the unique style of the Afro-Latina community, and more.

In mainstream media, there is a dearth of Latinx, especially Afro-Latinx, representation. Although the community comes in all different shades, sizes, and backgrounds, Afro-Latinx people are often depicted as stereotypes, and numerous subcultures are rarely shown. This is especially the case when it comes to style and beauty.

Frequently, members of the Afro-Latinx community highlight our heritage through the fashions we wear.

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Heritage craftsmen working overtime to restore lost Beirut beauty [Video]

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BEIRUT, LEBANONSEPTEMBER 17, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV

1. Close-up Lebanese artist Maya Husseini working to rebuild a blast-damaged stained-glass window at her studio on the outskirts of Beirut2. Mid shot Lebanese artist Maya Husseini working to rebuild a blast-damaged stained-glass window at her studio on the outskirts of Beirut

3. SOUNDBITE 1 – Maya Husseini, stained glass artist (female, 60 years old, Arabic, 16 sec): “I did a quick tour and started looking around. You try to hold yourself together and stay strong. I arrived at the Saint Louis Cathedral of the Capuchin Fathers. Here I was really affected. Two years of my work, two years working on those details. The cathedral is one of the oldest monuments in Beirut… it’s lost history.”

4. Close-up Maya Husseini working to rebuild a blast-damaged stained-glass window at her studio on the outskirts of Beirut5. Mid shot Maya Husseini looking at sheets of stained

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