Matilda Stävenborg

Matilda Stävenborg

SRa's versatile tutor, teaching makeup for Beauty, Fashion and Perfomance

Hailing from Sweden originally, Matilda has a rich and varied background in Europe and NZ working on a myriad of movies, documentaries, TV series and short films in the hair and makeup departments. She also taught makeup to young adults in Sweden, and holds qualifications in mentoring young people, and in Hair and Makeup Artistry. Like all our tutors Matilda also has her own freelance business. Matilda is currently the Beauty tutor to our part time classes.


How did you become a tutor at SRA?

I moved from Sweden to New Zealand to work in the industry and after spending about two and a half years freelancing I felt like a tutor role would allow me to extend my knowledge - and be a fun challenge at the same time! I found SRA's website and got immediately interested in the format of the course so I contacted the school and luckily enough they soon had a position available for me.

What excites you most about your work?

The world through my eyes is made up of colours, shapes and shades. So I am excited to be fortunate enough to work with these design elements, and to be able to share them with others - that's something that really thrills me.

What kind of work have you done in the past?

I’m grateful to have done work in most of the areas that the makeup industry has to offer, from beauty to fashion to stage to film, as well as makeup tutoring. Nowadays I do mostly on-screen makeup.

What is your signature makeup look?

My signature look is the natural look that features and highlights the bonestructure and so enhances the visual beauty that’s already in everyone.

What is your top makeup tip?

That makeup is a form of paint, so to see the face and body as a 3D canvas that hopefully should let you create limitless art.

What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your students?

To make sure to step back and look at the big picture.

What are you passionate about personally?

In a broad perspective - to make the world a better place and try enjoy every moment through creating a day to day life that brings happiness in myself and people in my surroundings. By showing appreciation, thankfulness and to be closer to nature.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

On a normal week day, most likely either doing freelance work or in my studio at home drawing, painting or sculpting, sipping on a coffee or a wine with some good beats. If I have more than 5 days off, then probably on the roads exploring the country.