Makeup Artist Maya Mia started her career in beauty barren Tanzania more than a decade ago.
She once said: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” After modeling and being exposed to the beauty industry, she quickly decided that makeup would be her medium. Known for her eye-catching, glamorous looks, she has us and a million others addicted to her instagram.
What we love is that you are not afraid of vibrant colors. How would you introduce a bold color to someone who is afraid of being so bold?
Colors make me happy! I love mixing a bold pop of color with more neutral matte shades to balance.
More is more when it comes to your makeup tutorials. What inspired your makeup looks?
My creativity comes to life through colors and dramatic looks. This is my way of expressing myself. Most of my inspiration comes from nature and its beautiful colors.
You are self-taught like most of us. Do you have any tips on how we can be our best, personal makeup artist?
Practice makes perfect. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques and products and, most importantly, makeup is there to enhance our beauty “ not cover it up. Get familiar with your face and learn how to enhance it by using as little products as possible.