// Mia opened The Makeup Bar in 2007,Abias 2015 makeup artists of the year and Mia runs Masterclasses for pro artists Australia wide.
She was also head makeup artist at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney for Whitesands Swimwear and was also one of ten national finalists in the Australian Makeup Artist of the Year competition in 2014 and 2013. Mia has worked with celebrities such as Jesinta Campbell, Jodi Gordon, Shelley Craft, Imogen Anthony and Crystal Harris (Hugh Hefner’s wife).
// How did you get your start in the industry?
I wouldn't say I got any "start" as such… only through very hard work and determination did I get where I am right now. The industry is not one that I would say people are lucky enough to fall into and succeed, it takes a lot of persistence and consistent hard work which eventually pays off long term.
// Do you have a signature look or style that you are known for?I would take a guess and say that it would be my strong eye styles and highlighting.
// What was one of your biggest career challenges and how did you overcome it?
Making the jump from a full time job not in the makeup industry, to switch into makeup artistry. Probably the most stressful time of my life but I just went in with the attitude that if it didn't work I could always go back to what I was doing but I didn't want to live life having regrets.
// Who are the role models who have inspired you?
Not limited to other makeup artists, but other business people in general who have made their passion their career.
//What's the next big trend you're starting to see sneak in?
Strobing is the current trend right now which has really always been around. The 70s is making a come back in fashion, hair and makeup right now.
// Must have product for your kit?
Always a good luminiser cream and highlight!
// Mia has masterclasses with spaces left
Canberra 12, 13 April
Hobart 19, 20 April
Perth 17, 18 May
Gold Coast 2, 3 June
Melbourne 16, 17 June
Brisbane Hair & Makeup Show 18 July