I have met Steven where I use to work in Montreal. We have spend 4 years, 5 days a week together and boy did we have fun! Steven is full out, very funny, creative and endearing. I has taught me a lot (like walking in heels and many more) and inspired me quite a bit. I have a lot of admiration for him as to how he’s following his dreams and staying true to who he is.He is the Snapchat king fo sure. Favorite activity together : definitively singing. We owned karaoke night and sang for hours in our office. I miss his presence and am found of our memories together. Check out his work on his Facebook or Instagram !
Name/ Steven Cabeleira
City of residence/ Montreal
Astrological sign/ Taurus
I’m often perceived as \ people tell me I’m/ Steven wanted me to answer this question. I’d say true to himself
Job/ Makeup Artist
What is your dream job and what have you been doing career wise in the past few years?
My dream job is to work on movie sets and create different makeup looks inspired by the movie. Before being into makeup I was an accountant and I also danced.
What is the question you wish people asked you and what is the answer?
Why do I love makeup so much.
Some might think that makeup is superficial and that people shouldn’t hide their imperfections and shouldn’t be hiding behind cosmetics. I don’t.
I will say that: In my opinion makeup can be really useful. Yes if I have a pimple I will cover it up. Yes if I feel that my bags under my eyes are too deep I will cover them but why? Because I love to look flawless. I like to look in the mirror and be like YASSS my skin looks flawless. When I remove my makeup do I feel ugly?! No, because I love myself before anything. Makeup boosts self-confidence for some and I don’t think it’s a bad thing.
You have been in L.A for the past 6 months. Tell us what you were doing there and what did your day or week looked like?
For the past 6 months I was at Cinema’s Makeup School in Los Angeles where I learned about beauty, makeup, hair, airbrush, characters (scars, wounds, blood) and prosthetics application. I had school from Monday to Friday like a full time job. My day at school started by lectures from the teachers of what we were about to learn, then a demo of the makeup and in the afternoon pratice of that specific makeup. We had an exam at the end of each unit. Each day was something different so Ineeded to be really focused and to practice home so my technique was on fleek. It was a nice experience for me and it allowed me to gain so much confidence in my work.
Do you have any tips on makeup for us?
Always use a makeup primer or at least a moisturizer before any makeup application.
What is a personal objectives for you in the coming year?
I really want to work on movie sets and enter this world.
What would be a good reading suggestion?
If you like makeup and you want to know more about trends and history of makeup, there’s a good book called Classic Beauty: The History of Makeup by Gabriela Hernandez.
What are your favorite beauty products?
Fondations and eyeshadows: Makeup Forever
Lips: Mac or Anastasia Beverlyhills
Do you miss dancing?
I danced for a long time in my life but I think that life sometimes make you choose a different path. I still dance for fun with my friends but I wouldn’t go back to my dancing life like before because makeup takes a lot of my time now.
You come from a close knitted portuguese family : what do you cherish the most in your portuguese heritage?
Family Values : My family and I are so close and its important to always share our experiences and feelings between us. It is something I want to teach my kids too.