PRESS RELEASE:: Queensland Makeup Guru Mia Connor takes out Makeup Artist of the Year Award at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards
The foundation of Mia’s success relies on a perfectly matched formula that has made her on-trend artistry constantly in demand – a combination of her instantly recognisable aesthetic and signature looks, working as a educator to creatives and the public through her nationwide master classes and the tactical promotion of her work and achievements through social media.
“Her unique style – silky glowing skin, perfectly blended shadows and flawless clean lines - takes into account global trends and the desire for perfection that in the makeup world, is highly sought after. Her ability to accentuate the beauty of any woman is her dynamite,’ describes Liz Golding, director of Illuminate Management and agent to Connor. Illuminate began as the first agency in Queensland to specialise in the management of photographers, after a need for expert management for the state’s top creatives was sighted. Expanding to representation of all fields (makeup, hair, styling, retouching, production) was a natural progression for the agency as clients began to relentlessly request artists like Gold Coast local Mia for bookings. “Queensland has consistently produced top creative talent but agency representation has not always been available- Illuminate is thrilled to stand in as the body that supports premier local talent such as Mia.”
The Australian Beauty Industry Award’s expert panel of judges (including past recipients, media gurus, industry specialists) acknowledged Mia’s endeavors in education as a great strength that sets her aside from other creatives. Travelling on tour to Australian capitals throughout the year, her ‘Beautiful Brides’ and ‘Smoke Bomb Eyes’ Masterclasses are a sell out. Recently back from a whirlwind trip to the States, Mia sights her next goal as breaking into the U.S. Market with her Masterclasses.
Going worldwide won’t be hard for Connor, whose social media accounts are built on followers from not only Australia, but also all around the world. With 14,000 likes on her Facebook Page and 33,000 followers on Instagram, Mia’s fan base is loyal and eagerly awaits her next post - whether it is a raw photo of her latest makeup look, a inspirational quote, amusing viral photo or insights into her daily life. ABIA named her as an industry voice due to her pursuits on social media as a member of the beauty industry and promotion of trends and popular culture. Her aesthetic extends into her signature social media hashtags, with #highlightwhore #smokebombeyes, #nofilternoproblem and #strobingismysport all attracting trend-hungry fans and media interest.
The future of Mia Connor’s career in the beauty industry and becoming Australia’ s next international ‘Makeup Guru’ looks to follow a path of success as bright and seamlessly contoured as one of her illustrious makeup looks.
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Watch Mia Connor's ABIA Award Tribute Video