Every makeup lover wants a peek into the life of a professional MUA, especially one as skilled, vibrant and entrepreneurial as the Gold Coast’s own Mia Connor.
Mia has built a successful career in makeup artistry that only continues to blossom, through stints at big-time events including the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week held in Sydney, and her popular makeup masterclasses.
RY Chats to Professional Makeup Artist Mia Connor
We recently caught up with Mia Connor to chat about her skincare essentials, top makeup tips, guilty pleasures and much more. Keep on reading to learn all about this talented (and incredibly down to earth!) MUA.
RY: Hey Mia! We’re so excited to be chatting with you today. So, let’s start with skincare… As the weather starts to cool down, our skin can definitely feel the change. What do you do to keep your skin hydrated?
Mia Connor: I’m currently using dermatologist-recommend skincare and it’s helping so much! I have definitely noticed a change in my skin with the change of weather, especially travelling to different cities where the weather is cooler. Good skin care and a combination of regular microdermabrasions keep my skin in check.
RY: What is the one crucial element in your skincare routine you could never live without?
MC: Cleanser, and always a double cleanse. There’s nothing better than getting rid of all of my makeup after a long day!
RY: You travel a lot for work. Do you have any tips for our other frequent travellers that’ll help them keep their complexion tip-top in transit?
MC: Try not to wear makeup when you fly, drink lots of water and apply a hydrating mist multiple times whilst in the air. I also cannot live without a good lip balm to keep my lips hydrated.
RY: What do you love most about makeup and being an MUA?
MC: I love being creative, making people feel good about themselves, teaching others about makeup and the lifestyle of never having one day the same – being able to travel with my work and meet amazing people.
RY: What are your top 5 ‘can’t live without’ beauty products?
MC: They would have to be…