Get Beautiful with Dominique Lerma

Dominique Lerma, a Hollywood-bred, internationally published makeup artist and beauty educator, is known for her ability to create flawless complexions and innovative beauty looks. Her love for makeup artistry grew at a young age and she began beautifying faces for her fellow classmates at her all-girl parochial high school. Her self-taught passion flourished while she was given the opportunity of working with world-renowned Mac Cosmetics and she soon became a Viva Glam Ambassador. In her nine years in the beauty industry she has been featured in Instyle, Nylon, Runway, and Photo Vogue Italia. Dominique serves as a beauty educator for Frankie Rose Cosmetics and is a bilingual traveling sales representative for both Enzo Milano Professional Hair Styling Tools and Royal and Langnickel.

What are the best brushes for perfecting base makeup?


This is my most coveted brush for an angelic finish. This brushes leaves a second skin-like application and its recommended use is for foundations, tinted moisturizers, CC, and BB Creams. Not to mention, the dense bristles feel like a gentle massage on your face, which promotes circulatory benefits.


This is my favorite brush for applying powder or cream bronzer. The size of this full fan brush seamlessly cuts application time. This brush is bound to get compliments; it is so luxurious to the touch.


The round brush filaments of this brush allow for a more precise application of powder. I love to use this brush to powder any hard-to-reach areas, such as the under-eyes and around the nose. This is perfect for powdering any spot concealed areas or hot spots.

What about for eyes?


This crease brush is a forever staple in my kit. It is excellently shaped for defining a crease or creating a flawlessly blended smoky eye. Fun fact: I also love to use this gem for buffing in concealer. I love how versatile this brush is.


The small, dense fibers of this brush help create a controlled smoke effect. This is a constant go-to for smudging liners on the upper and lower lash lines.


This liner brush has a precision angled ferrule and is recommended for tightlining and applying gel or liquid liners and creams. The shape of the ferrule allows for a more controlled application. The tip of this brush is actually thin enough for the application of faux freckles and filling in beauty marks.

What brush should I use to finish my look?


The small, round shape of this lip brush allows for a thorough lip application. The ideal lip brush for perfecting a bold pout!  

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