JD Official | February 11, 2019

5 Minutes with New Balance Ambassador, Mata Marielle

As part of the New Balance 997H launch, we joined New Balance and a handful of ambassadors for the ultimate campaign shoot.

Meet Mata Marielle (@mariellemm20); queen of painting faces! Working as a makeup artist, this girl has the skills to match her sass. Get the deets on Mata and her MUA career right here…

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How did you get in to what you do?

One of my best friends needed a makeup artist for a music video she was directing herself. She didn’t have much of a budget so I said I’d do it. I was on set with a really good hairstylist and a really good wardrobe stylist that thought I did a really good job – they started to recommend me for jobs after that shoot.

What has been the biggest high of your career so far?

Doing makeup for the queen: Ms Lauryn Hill. And also, just working with amazing people regularly.

mata in new balance

What makes you unique?

My techniques on how to achieve certain looks!

What advice would you give to others?

Work as much as you possibly can, and always think of different ways to perfect your craft.

How have the people around you helped you get to where you are today?

Everyone around me always gives me good advice that I take on board! Reflecting is so important.

mata doing makeup
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What’re you waiting for? Go follow the gal if you’re looking to get a little creative.

Cop Mata’s 997H and shop the entire New Balance 997H collection on site now.

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