I'm a self-taught freelance makeup artist; I Currently am working on building my portfolio for not only my brand in the cosmetic industry but my modelling career as well.
Mia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Make-up Artist?
I started out just doing my face, or my sisters face actually. I watched YouTube non-stop and followed tons of respected makeup professionals to help me learn. Makeup has always been a passion of mine. I've always liked to buy tons of makeup to play in growing up, but now I feel like I want to make it a career.
Who is your inspiration in life Mia? How do you keep inspired?
I feel like my inspiration would have to be the old me. I never thought I was going to get this car just doing makeup. It made me realise that anything is possible if you stick to it and believe in yourself even if no one else does. If it's your passion, you should always go for it.
We all make mistakes Mia; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Make-up Artist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Due to me being new in the industry I have not experienced a situation like that. However, when that time comes, I would always keep it professional.
Mia, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Make-up Artist, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I always try my best to make everyone as comfortable as possible, offering a beverage or snack while they wait. Ask them about the occasion and try to engage a conversation in making it worthwhile to get everybody in and out. Just being grateful and kind to them alone speaks for itself when prioritising their needs.
Please tell us, Mia, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Make-up Artist?
I'm new to the makeup world I have not experienced yet.
Mia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
This hasn't happened to me at work I've always worked in fun places where I pretty much agreed with the way things were.
Mia, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Make-up Artist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My very first photoshoot with signed agency models. I was so nervous because I wanted everything to be perfect. They were so sweet and made me feel comfortable, so eventually, I calmed down and went with the flow, and they all were gorgeous. It made me so proud because they all liked their makeup and that was the goal.
Mia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My most recent photo shoot I did I wanted to try to do a winged eye for one of the models. I did the eyeshadow so good, but once I put the tip of the eyeliner pencil to start the wing I got so nervous, but the look came out, so bomb and I was super excited.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Make-up Artist?
Be yourself, don't let anyone tell you can't do it. Practice every single day on yourself and your family and friends because at the end of the day theirs no specific thing that makes a makeup artist you make yourself and you give yourself that title. Nothing is going to be easy but if you stick to it you'l get to where you want to be.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, models, photo shoots, commercials. I'm open to all talent.