Make up school // Suvi

Suvi Tiilikainen is absolutely gorgeous. In addition to that, she is a talended make-up artist. See her FB-page here. I made some illustrations of her with different make-up looks, using the color palettes from her photos. Three distinctive make-up looks every woman should try.

1 Romantic

As the name suggests we are talking about tender pink, powder pink, lilacs, softness, light lips etc.

Beauty Suvi Romantic close up 1 Beauty Suvi Romantic close up 2 Beauty Suvi Romantic close up 3

I really like how the eyes turned out (even if I say so myself :) , but the progress in watercolor technique is very important to me )

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Suvi look 1

2 Sophisticated

This look has much darker and stronger palette, yet still suitable for day wear.

The wine-colored lipstick brings out the eye color, so only greyish eye-shadow is enough.

 Beauty Suvi Sophisticated Close up 2 Beauty Suvi Sophisticated Close up 3 Beauty Suvi Sophisticated Close up 4 Beauty Suvi Sophisticated Full sizeSuvi look 2

3 Holywood Glamour

This look is perfect for parties and events. What can possibly be more glamorous than the red lisptick and some eyeliner. Like a movie star!

Beauty Suvi Holywood Glamour Close up 2  Beauty Suvi Holywood Glamour Full SizeSuvi look 3Picture credit: Suvi’s FB Page

My paintings are on TV!

First Magazine illustrations, then a book project, and now  – my paintings are on TV!

Some friends and acquaintances have already asked whether it was my art they noticed in trailers and ads of the new reality show on Fox channel. To be honest, it feels actually very nice that they recognized my style.

Here are some screen shots:

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olesjaPianoYou can catch Bimbo Oy every Wednesday at 21.00 on Fox. The opening of their new office is in the third episode starting 15:10, available online at


It’s here! Earlier this week I went to pick up the book “Upeana juhlaan” from Otava. The feeling when you are standing in Otava book store (Otava, one of the oldest publishing houses in Finland and which “ranks second among graphic communications publishers in Finland”), and then you receive a copy of a new book which has your illustrations in it – trust me, that feeling is exhilarating! Especially considering that this is my first book illustration project.

As I wrote earlier, this book was created by model-turned-designer Janina Fry, Make-up artist and former Miss Finland Suvi Tiilikainen and editor-in-chief of a magazine Katariina Kivimäki, who contacted me with a collaboration proposal to create illustrations for the book.

There are different illustrations:

  • Body types
  • Face shapes
  • Dress models

“Upeana juhlaan” translates roughly as “Gorgeous for celebration”.


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Figure types 1  figures 1 figures 1_1 figures 3

Figure types 2Dress models 1 Dress models 2

dresses 1 dresses 2

face close up 0 face close up 1

face shapes 1   face shapes 3 face shapes 4

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Special thanks to Suvi, Katariina & Janina!


Book Illustrations

I am very very proud to announce that I have been asked to produce illustrations for a fashion/style/beauty book. More pics coming soon!

Picture by Janina F

the book