MUA Q&A: Meet Tahira, Killing Eve Make-up Artist
By Susie Willis
This week we got to learn more about Killing Eve makeup artist, and conscious beauty expert, Tahira. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Tahira moved to London in 2006. Her career has taken her all over the globe, working with some of the best people in film, fashion, advertising and editorial work. Specialising in using natural and ethically made beauty products, Tahira is a long-standing fan of our Light + Energy Serum Cleanser, even more so in its new kind-to-planet packaging.
What motivated you to pursue a career in makeup artistry?
I was playing with makeup my whole life and then in University did my makeup course at night.
What is your number one skin health tip?
Cleanse at the end of the day, Moisturise and protect your skin from the sun.
What is your proudest moment – career or personal, or both!
Right now, my proudest moment is my Yoga Teacher training I completed last year in my mid 40s. I had a lot going on but really dedicated my time to it and had to really change my views on a lot of things.
What are your desert island wellness must-haves?
Access to Personal Development books, Omega + Via C supplements, and lots of skincare.
What do you wish your younger self had known about?
That 45 is still quite young.
How do you unwind and manage stress levels?
I think its all relative. Some days I don’t manage at all and somedays I can quietly process. There is a lot of breathing and taking things one at a time, even when I am trying to do a million things at once.
"I want to make people feel good about where they are at and understand that their beauty lies within and without, it has nothing to do with the paint we put on our face or the cream we slather on our skin"
How do you hope to impact people with your mission?
My mission is changing and now has several branches:
- I want to make people feel good about where they are at and understand that their beauty lies within and without, it has nothing to do with the paint we put on our face or the cream we slather on our skin
- Personal health and development in middle age is CRUCIAL to independence and health in older age
- You can do things you think you can’t and I want to inspire you to try
Dead or alive: Who would you most like to meet and why?
Michelle Obama so I can absorb some of her quiet greatness and grace.
What is the hardest challenge you've faced on your makeup artist journey?
Keeping going in the face of rejection or when times get quiet.