Monday, March 26, 2012

Mario D: Makeup Tips, Techniques, Favorite Products & The Kardashians!

Happy Monday Beauties! ... I'm back with a Part II to my post on Mario Dedivanovic's First NYC Workshop.  If you don't know who Mario D. is, he's most known for being Kim Kardashian's go-to makeup artist!  In the first post, I did an overall recap of  the event, plus gave my honest feedback....but this post will focus on the actual information I gathered while there.  It's always great to get a peek into the process and preferences of a master in your field.  I'll be sharing some of those tid bits with you, along with more photos of Mario's model/celebrity guest, Adrienne Bailon.  By the way, Adrienne Bailon is an ex-girlfriend of Kim K's brother, Rob Kardashian...just in case you cared to know!  But I digress....

For the inside scoop on Mario's techniques, makeup tips, favorite products, and what he had to say about working with the Kardashians, click below to continue reading....

Mario D's Set-up

So here's the deal...his makeup tips are pretty much sprinkled throughout this post.  As you read his makeup process and little fun facts about him, you'll see tips along the way.  Okey doke?  Cool ;)

Mario's Makeup Application Process on Adrienne Bailon:

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Starts off with a Kiehl's moisturizer using a Beauty Blender sponge.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Applies skin color foundation on forehead, nose, lids, under eyes...then darker color around the perimeter.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He sets the foundation with a loose Ben Nye powder using a MAC Velour puff.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Fills in brows with a MAC brow pencil and sets with a dark eyeshadow.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favouriteDefines the crease with a brown eyeshadow w/red undertones...then uses a cream shadow from Makeup Forever's Flash Palette to create a very defined crease.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He uses Giella Eye M Glam on the brow bone, eyelids, on top of cheekbones etc.
knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Lines her waterline with an Urban Decay bronze pencil

A closer look at Mario's set-up.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Uses Ardell #116 lashes, then layers with Ardell #45 (after cutting in half).

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Uses an individual eyelash curler to marry the natural lashes with the falsies....then uses mascara to further marry the lashes.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Applies concealer AFTER foundation and eye makeup.  Uses a cream concealer 2 shades lighter, then a liquid concealer on top.  He then sets under the eyes with Ben Nye Banana Powder mixed with a powder with a pinkish tint.  He presses the powder in with a sponge.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Applies a Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer mixed with a Smashbox bronzer.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Applies Lorac "Baked Satin" and "Exposed" blush only on the apples of her cheeks and blends into the bronzer.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Uses Lancolm Sheer lip linerTom Ford lipstick in Blush Nude, Lip Glam lip gloss (an extension of Eye M Glam), and a Smashbox gloss (only in the center of her lips). * He uses a concealer around the lips to make sure the lip application is precise, then sets with powder to prevent the lip colors from bleeding.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Sprays her with MAC Fix Plus and Dream Organics Rose Water.

* Note: some of the steps above may not be in the exact order they took place...but they did occur, so that's what matters ;)

The Finished Look!

Adrienne is Red Carpet Ready!

Some of Mario D's Favorite Products:

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite The Beauty Blender.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Sigma Brushes - He said during the workshop that Sigma is one of his "favorite brush brands ever"!

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Foundations: 
NARS Sheer Glow
Kevyn Aucoin (he didn't specify which one, but possible the Sensual Skin Enhancer?)
         Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (technically, it's not a foundation...but ya know..)

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Mascaras: 
MAC Zoom Lash 
         Lancolm Hypnose
         Lancolm Doll Lashes
Josie Maran Bare Naked Wipes (to remove makeup at the end of the night)

 knewstuff,bookmark,star,favouriteDream Organics Rose Water (as a setting spray).

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Liquid Concealer: Makeup Forever Lifting Concealer...Cream Concealer: Beauty Tech palette or Kryolan.

See that contour line?

Random Mario D. Facts:

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He cleans his brushes with Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He uses cream foundations more than liquids because he has more control.

He doesn't typically use primers, he prefers moisturizers.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He never uses color correctors.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He uses a Clava bag to hold his brushes (he says it costs about $60).

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He LOVES oily eyelids and oily skin because it allows him to use more powder (which he feels is the key to help your face look flawless)!

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Generally, it takes him 1 1/2 to 2 hours to do a look for an important event.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite His #1 Makeup Artist inspiration is Kevyn Aucoin (he used to study his books when he was young)!

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favouriteEven when setting powder, he uses a damp sponge so the makeup doesn't look cakey.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He doesn't mind using drugstore fact, he loves L'Oreal True Match Liquid & Cream Makeup.

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite He's working on his own cosmetics line!

Fun Fact: Adrienne Bailon loves Ardell #118 lashes...she says they are super wispy!

The Only Thing Mario Had to Say About Working with 
Kim Kardashian:

knewstuff,bookmark,star,favourite Kim will give him 2 hours to do her makeup (or even more if he wants), while Kourtney doesn't want to sit any longer than 20 minutes!

Well, that's about it folks...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!



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