That title is wrong. Tricks are for kids, and Maia is a pro. If she was a kid she’d be a sleep-all-day-party-all-night career DJ with no alarm clock. Not Maia, her alarm clock goes off every morning for her day job as a fashion exec, whether she likes it or not. Despite the late nights spent spinning at places like Butter, BEast and Tribeca Grand as one half of the duo matt + maia, Miss Wojcik is always bright-eyed and bushy-tailed come morning. The girl looks good when I bid her farewell late at night to go home and catch up on beauty sleep, and just as bangin’ in the light of day, short on sleep and H2O. Maia shares the magic potions in her arsenal that keep her together at all hours (hint: corn and peas).
When you wake up in the morning after a ‘gig’ what do you usually do to save face? After a weekday gig, I sometimes only get four hours of sleep before I head into the office. To deal with tired eyes, I wash my face with ice cold water, moisturize, and gently apply Lancome’s Renergie Microlift Eye R.A.R.E. It stings a little bit, but I love that because I know it’s working. When desperate times call for desperate measures, nothing works better to cure puffy eyes than a couple bags of frozen veggies from the freezer. I’ll usually press them to my eyes for as long as I can bear it (about six seconds)… corn on one eye, peas on the other. Works wonders.
Do you do your makeup differently for a night out? Definitely. When I’m DJing I almost always do a dramatic lip (I rarely wear lipstick during the day). I love classic red lips- Chanel Rouge Allure, in “Lover” is my pick. Sometimes I’ll do bright coral, or pink. And I definitely don’t skimp on the black eyeliner.
Where else do you go out when you aren’t DJing? If I’m not DJing, I’m trying to have a low-key night, unless I’m going to see other DJs I like. I go anywhere from Market Hotel to Webster Hall. BEast and Avenue are fun, but I’m also pretty happy with a glass of champagne at Les Enfants Terribles, which is a block from my house.
Biggest beauty faux pas: Wearing brightly colored eyeshadow with brightly colored lipstick. Unless you’re entertaining children at a birthday party, that look never works.
Makeup staple: Keihl’s Lip Balm #1 – It adds a nice gloss while soothing dry lips.
Skin care essential: Toner. I love Scientifica Skincare Skincare Hydra-Pure toner. I’m not even sure what it does, but it feels amazing.
Exercise routine: Walking everywhere, biking to work, and taking stairs rather than the elevator, within reason. Does dancing in the DJ booth count?
Anti-aging tip: I’m borderline phobic of direct sunlight on my face. I always wear moisturizer with SPF, even in the winter, and get my “sun-kissed glow” from Origins Sunny Disposition Bronzer, rather than the actual sun.
Must have hair product: Aveda Color Conserve Strengthening Treatment – when you go as light as I do with highlights, you have to take good care of your hair.
Beauty indulgence: Regular facials with Lulu at Scientifica Skincare. She was the best kept secret in Manhattan until she was recently plugged by Christy Turlington in Vogue. My skin improved dramatically after I started seeing her a few years ago, to the point where people would comment. She also sells amazing products that she helped develop herself.
Hair salon: Vidal Sassoon on 18th Street, or Carsten Salon in Union Square.
At home beauty secret: Tan Towels. I can’t reveal any more than that. They are incredible. And as much sleep as possible.
Skin care line you’re obsessed with: Clinique Moisture Surge – It’s a daily moisturizer but in the form of a gel. I’ve never seen anything like it. It goes on with a dry feel, not oily or greasy like other moisturizers. It’s amazing. I’m completely obsessed.
Shower essentials: I use Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner for my hair, and Aveeno Positively Radient Exfoliating Shower Wash with a loofah for my body. I also follow every shower with St. Ives Vitamin E lotion from head to toe.
Your scent: Marc Jacobs Daisy. I also received a free sample of Harajuka “Love” by Gwen Stefani, which smells really nice.
Biggest splurge: Highlights every 6-8 weeks. Painful on the wallet.
Daily makeup: Full n Soft Mascara by Maybelline. It’s better than any designer mascara I’ve ever tried. Light powder, light eyeshadow, eyeliner and I’m done.