Maya is a Persian Melbourne-based make up artist who’s been involved in the art of makeup for a quite a long time. Her work has been praised by many people in the community and she says her biggest supporter is her husband. With a passion for makeup and her dream of becoming a make-up artist meant she had to work hard. Wida Tausif chats with Maya.

đź’„ What do you love most about makeup?

I like makeup because when we wear it we look nice, we feel beautiful. For me makeup is an art. It’s pretty much treating my face like a sheet of paper and working art on it.

đź’„ What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?

Some common mistakes are—foundation can be too pale, overdoing their brows, blushing it all wrong, concealer too cakey, going crazy with the blush.

đź’„ Tell me what Is the one product you can’t work without?

I have two actually—I love lip liner and black eyeliner.

đź’„ What Is your favourite quote?

“Makeup can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside.”

“Unless you eat the makeup. A smile is the best makeup any woman can wear.”

đź’„ What three makeup items should no woman leave home without?

I think lipstick/ lip balm sunscreen, foundation, and eyebrow pencil.

đź’„ Tell me how old were you when you became obsessed with makeup?

I was 17 years old when I started simple makeup looks for my face (just wearing lipstick)

đź’„ Who are some people that have inspired you throughout your career?

My favourite makeup artists are Huda Kattan and Mario Dedivanovic.

“For me makeup is an art. It’s pretty much treating my face like a sheet of paper and working art on it”

đź’„ Please explain about your experience as a makeup artist?

You should consider numerous thing before becoming a makeup artist, but I think five reasons why it’s a great career path in my experience is a flexible schedule, boundless creativity, a constant stream of interesting people, discounts on makeup supplies and leaving an impact on people.

đź’„ Tell me what are the biggest challenges makeup artists have to face?

The makeup industry in one of the fastest growing industries nowadays. More and more new makeup brands appear and more and more people want to work in this industry. All mass media is about makeup, especially YouTube. There are so many makeup bloggers sharing their skills and information about makeup which attracts more people every day.

đź’„ Tell me how did your career begin In the world of beauty?

When I was 20 years old, I started painting and drawing and I was so interested in art. After I got married, my husband found out that I was very interested in art and makeup and beauty and hairstyle, he encouraged me to go to a beauty / makeup college and I got a makeup and hair certificate. After I finished my college, I was able to rent a small beauty salon in Iran. I have many certificates in makeup and beauty as a diploma. I won second place in a bride makeup competition 3 years ago in Queensland.

đź’„ What prompted you to launch your own line of cosmetics?

One of my dreams is to have a brand of my own in the makeup industry same as eyeshadow plate or makeup brushes and have a makeup studio. I haven’t started yet because nobody has supported me yet. I’m a little bit shy .

đź’„ Tell Me What’s your favourite makeup brush?

My favourite makeup Brushes are Sigma and Zao but they are so expensive. I use crown brushes at the moment.

đź’„ Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband is my biggest supporter, I would like one of the famous makeup companies to support me in the future is my dream.


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