Hi my name is Maria, and I'm the Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist behind Mia Loves Pretty,
and here is a small introduction about me. 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 while working on my craft and fine-tuning my makeup style over the years, I also picked up hair styling as a second love.
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 professional 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, and for hair, I’m known for creating undone and effortless-yet-polished hairstyles. The products and tools I use in my kit are therefore carefully chosen to reflect that aesthetic.
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.