Today is not only a day to post my women crush of the week but to actually tell you guys why I love her so much. Maya Mia has been my inspiration and crush for years now and has helped me become a better makeup artist in my career. Her work ethic shines through in my own work and inspires me to give my clients the best of the best.
Maya Janeska, better known in the makeup blogging community as Maya Mia is a self taught inspiration from Tanzania, East Africa. Her most impressive quality is coming from a place where makeup artistry is kind of a ghost path and yet she had a will and found a way to stretch her talents through her YouTube videos, Instagram feed, and Facebook page and grabbed the hearts of makeup artists and fans around the world, even reaching the attention of Anastasia Beverly Hills, who is, till this day a huge supporter of her work. The two collaborated on a palette inspired by the colors of Maya’s home.
I absolutely love that she cares about every single one of her fans and subscribers and that she talks to the audience while teaching. Maya Mia puts her time and every last effort into her tutorial videos for the most amazing and gorgeous results. Her family’s art history shines through in everything she does on herself and her clients. During an interview with Jill Russel on Beautylish Maya Mia said “I never pre-plan my looks, I just look at the palette and let my imagination guide me. Don’t be afraid to play with color. It’s only when you do that that you’ll find your perfect combination.”