Qualified in both CIBTAC and CIDESCO, Mateja started her career in 2005 as a beauty therapist. From that year onwards she continued advancing her studies at the International school of Beauty Therapy, where she tutored make up for 4 years.
Art and creativity were always her passion. In 2007 Mateja decided to pursue her dream to become a professional Make-up Artist and moved to Rome, where she qualified in Film, Tv, Fashion and Corrective Make up. In her career Mateja had the opportunity to work on Catwalks and photographic sets with foreign Make-up artist, Hairdressers and Photographers. Mateja also won her 1st ever body paint competition in Rome. She also had the opportunity to take part in a fashion show which was part of the Alta Moda Fashion week in Rome where one of her models was published on Vogue Italy. Her work was back on the runway
in 2011 For Jack Guisso Fall winter collection and also in 2013 For DelFrance Ribeiro spring summer collection.She was also the make-up artist for the Wella Trend Vision colour award 2009 and was privileged
to be nominated as best make-up artist in the Malta fashion awards 2009,2010, 2011,2012,2013 and 2014. and won the awards in 2013 and 2014.
Today Mateja works on local television program ilsien in-nisa, Indhouse, and venere.
Mateja is based in Malta but travels abroad for work and competitions. She is always on the lookout for new experiences to improve her techniques.