March 28, 2019

Ellen Emnéus

"I started using my face as my canvas and makeup as my medium"

Makeup was something I only did for fun at first, but it has grown into something much more over the past few years. It bothered me that commercial and classic makeup is so limiting and because of that I decided I wanted to move outside of those limits. I started using my face as my canvas and makeup as my medium. Wearing expressive looks is my way of protesting against societal norms and all its boundaries. No matter age or gender, anyone should be able to wear as much or as little makeup they want and that is what I hope to inspire others to do. Creating makeup art has not only made me grow, personally and artistically, but I’ve also found a whole community of talented and skilled artist that has made my world so much bigger.

" No matter age or gender, anyone should be able to wear as much or as little makeup they want"