Mia Pietruszewski. Minneapolis Makeup Artist

Mia - Minneapolis Makeup Artisan

WarPaint International Artisan of the Year 2017!

What makes your artistry unique?: I love testing boundaries with my makeup looks however, creating clean or elegant looks are always timeless.

What inspires you? Seeing my client’s joyful reactions after I’ve completed an application fills my heart with happiness and inspiration.

Style Icon: I’m a huge fan of Lady Gaga. She can go from trashy chic on the streets of New York to drop dead elegant on a red carpet. She’s daring with her style and never afraid to try something new. I try to replicate the same confidence when preparing myself for the day. I always try to step outside the box when it comes to wardrobe, hair, and makeup.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking. Cooking. Shopping. Playing with my dog, Baguette. Drinking coffee.

WarPaint Artisan Since: July 2016

Specialty: I'm a passionate Artist. When I'm not creating beautiful works of art for the camera, I enjoy working with other mediums including oil pastels, paint, sculpture, and more. Creativity has always been a driving passion for me.

Education & Experience: I'm certified in media-makeup from Faces Etc. of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prior to earning my certification in media makeup, I studied for many years to earn a degree in Marketing and Advertising. I have experience working with numerous brands and I love keeping my kit versitile in makeup application.

Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.
— Carrie Bradshaw