I’m a girl from Norway. And I’m a self-taught makeup artist.

My makeup art journey has a very dark start. I struggled with eating disorders throughout my teenage years and the beginning of my 20s. And to distract myself from the ugly truth, I started exploring makeup. I’ve always loved to draw, so in a way, makeup was just another canvas to draw/paint on. I could sit for hours watching YouTube videos and practicing this body art in front of the mirror. Makeup became my safe space, where I could hide from the world and only focus on creative ideas. Makeup helped with my eating disorders and opened a whole new world for me.

I decided to enter the Nordic Face Awards 2017, which is a big makeup competition hosted by NYX Professional Makeup. I had never done crazy creative makeup looks before, but I still entered. I combined my love for art and drawing with makeup. And the results were amazing. I painted with lipstick, eyeliners, and eyeshadows and fought my way to the top 5! So I just kept on practicing, and in 2018, I won the Nordic Face Awards! This was probably the proudest moment of my life.

But I wanted to take my artistry to the next level. Do something no one has done before. So one day, after I’d done a creative full-face makeup look, I started playing with lighting. I got a pretty cool glow effect by cutting some holes in a black t-shirt and putting it over my softbox. That’s how I got the idea of doing glow-in-the-dark makeup. After a lot of practice and misses, I’ve gotten the hang of using the UV paint, light, and also how I can manipulate lighting to mimic the cool makeup effect of glowing.

This amazing makeup journey proves that something negative can blossom into something beautiful.

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The Introverted Kitsune
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2 years ago

This one looks super si-fi and cool

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I’m a full-time nursing student, working part-time with Covid-19 vaccinations and in a nursing home, part-time makeup enthusiast and a full-time dog mom. 

I’ve always been inspired by colors. My dad is from India so I grew up surrounded by art full of colors. I also love animals and nature, I think nature creates the most beautiful art. I love the looks that include animals! It’s so fun to do and I love the outcome. 


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donghun's emo cactus
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2 years ago

I'm gonna change you, like a remix, then we'll rise up, like the Phoenix!

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kk
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2 years ago

looks like a lightning godess

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Some of my friends advised me to create an Instagram account where I could share my makeup ideas, so I did. And after a few months, I gained a lot of followers. I have thought of creating a Youtube channel where I could post makeup tutorials, but I’m not sure if that’s something I want to do. I’m afraid it will take too much of my time, and I won’t be able to do my makeup looks. 

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Anubis
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2 years ago

OMG ITS HOLO #HONKIFYOUREHOLO

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

this color makes her glow.

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It can take up to 12 hours to create a fully finished look. However, it pays off because I love what I'm doing and people seem to love my bright creative looks. I get a lot of requests and so much praise, and it really makes my day to read and see all the love I get from my art. I post pictures of the looks that I've created on Instagram. You can check more of my makeup art there.

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Zaheen Muhammad
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2 years ago

I A M B L O W N away!

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Anubis
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2 years ago

That's trippy.

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When I think about what inspires me to create the looks I do, I think about a lot of things and people. There are so many talented artists, it’s very hard to pick only one or two! I can say that I grew up watching Michelle Phan, Shaaanxo, and Promise Tamang. Of course, nature and its colorful art, and animals (as I mentioned before) are a source of inspiration to me as well.

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Anubis
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2 years ago

Mother nut is that you??

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Susie Bandstra
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2 years ago

These are so gorgeous and amazing! Thank you for sharing them!

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Bronte E
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2 years ago

The jewels almost look real!

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Olivia Matovich
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2 years ago

Space queen~

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carameltart1011
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2 years ago

Female Poseidon

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Momogi
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2 years ago

Say no more, I am impressed

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Meow
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2 years ago

I love the freckles on this one

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Silverfish_13
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2 years ago

Anyone else thinking about Shego from Kim Possible here? Just me? Ok

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SupriyaG
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2 years ago

So beautiful! I love those colors.

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Jackie Burnham
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2 years ago

No bored panda? Kidding these are insanely awesome

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Anubis
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2 years ago

Please post totorials. We need to learn to highlight like that.

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Silverfish_13
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2 years ago

She's beautiful

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Momogi
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2 years ago

It's out of fantasy world, my dream satisfied.

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Zey-Zey
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1 month ago

Oh my!Haloween vibes

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#1 WEIRDO
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3 weeks ago

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hollysmom
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1 month ago

These are all amazing and beautiful

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Dani Alexander
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4 weeks ago

She is so talented and gorgeous

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Judo Flipped By Nobody
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4 weeks ago

This reminds me of Mal from Decendants

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