Hi my name is Maria, and I'm the Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist behind Mia Loves Pretty.
I am a makeup artist with over ten years experience in the bridal & fashion industry. Following a long standing curiosity and passion in makeup since childhood, I gained a bridal & fashion makeup qualification with Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy back in 2006 and along the way, I also picked up hair styling and very much enjoy creating full hair and makeup looks for all occasions.
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to work backstage with Napoleon Perdis and recently at the Bridal Bazaar with Bobbi Brown and Wedded Wonderland. I have also worked on editorials with photographers creating beautiful visionary concepts for magazines.
Beauty to me is about looking and feeling great and most of all, feeling confident in your own skin. I put my full personality and heart into creating looks for my clients, because my aim is to make you feel like the best version of you.
Generally, my makeup style can be described as natural, fresh, modern, luminous and alluring. For hair, I’m known for creating undone and effortless-yet-polished hairstyles.
I offer all my clients a bespoke service, either for bridal, red carpet, editorial or any other event where there is a need to look and feel extra polished.
I am based in Sydney, however am fully mobile and can travel anywhere. You can take a look at my makeup portfolio/gallery here and hair styling portfolio here. Quick snaps I have taken on the job are also here.
Please feel free to contact me anytime to get chatting about your special day, otherwise you can also find me here: