Hi I am Shanon, a freelance make up artist & creative designer from Amsterdam.
I’ve learned the techniques at the D. Peeters institute in Amsterdam. Artists like Ellis Faas, Marie vd Ven and Xelly Cabau once started their carreers here. Their vision is based on Mr. Kevin Aucoin, one of the most influential makeup artist in Hollywood back the day. Aucoin worked for brands like Vogue, Revlon, Shiseido (Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss). Natural beauty and flawless looks.
When I was young I used to sketch all the time, drawing eyes and faces, carrying a sketchbook around. I followed an inspiring graphic design school in Amsterdam (GLA) and have worked as a visual & concept designer in my carreer. I feel the face is like a blank canvas, there’s an obvious connection in drawing and creating make up.
Currently I work as a freelancer for various brands, studios and photographers and combine my experience and network in creative media with make up, styling & shoots.
Usually it starts with making a visual moodboard for a look.
I’m aiming to work with mostly vegan or cruelty free soft & safe products.
make up: Bare Minerals, Mac mineralize, Kryolan, Chanel, Visign, Laura Mercier
cleansing: Kiehl’s, Biotherm
moisturizing: Embryolisse, Squalan, Kiehl’s
scents: Chanel Allure, Narsico Rodrigues Poudree, Sleepy Lush (lavender night)
hair products: Kevin Murphy, Marroccan Oil, Chi, Kerastase, Dr. Organic, Balmain, Lush
coffee & workspots: Coffee Virus, Public Space, De Ceuvel, MOK, IJver, Hangar,
FC Hyena, Coffee Trails, Coffee& Coconuts, Tolhuistuin
food: teppanyaki-japanese, truffel risotto, pinxchos & tapas, cheese platter
drinks: aqua, spritz, passionfruit martini, nikka from the barrel, cava, capp with oatmilk
cities: Prague, Barcelona, Sitges, Javea, Bangkok, Canggu, Kuala Lumpur
Music: Fat Freddys Drop, JP Cooper, Royksopp, Lion Babe, Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish, Sade, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Internet (band), Frank Ocean 🎶