Yearly Archives: 2010

Loving Surface – Nov 2010.

It was so great working on this cover shoot for the current issue of Surface Magazine.  This story is all about jewelry and was shot by Yu Tsai – he’s a genius photographer and had me cracking up the entire day!

I went for a clean, beautiful, monochromatic look.  Her features are softly defined and skin has a satin finish to it.  This makeup is very “me.”  🙂 I think a “Get the Face” will be coming soon for this look in which I used Dior Cosmetics to create.  Hope you all like it and if you pass by a newsstand, check out the issue.

Organizing my makeup closets…

I’ve been trying to organize all of my makeup, skincare, lashes etc that I have at home and it’s no easy task! Thought I would share some pics with you showing my progress thus far.  Keeping all of this (and there is more in boxes that I didn’t take pics of) organized is important to me so that I know what I have and where to grab it when Im packing but it takes so much time!  How do you like to organize things?  Any tips for me?  Xo Mario

Makeup Monday’s With Mario – Color Coordination

In case you missed it on Monday, check out my weekly column Makeup Mondays With Mario on Spoiled Pretty.  This week I answer a question and share my opinion on color coordinating your makeup.  Leave comments and feel free to send in your beauty questions.  Xo Mario

TWIP of the day! For plump, smooth and sexy lips…

Try The Hollywood Prescription Two-Step Lip Treatment.  It exfoliates, hydrates and defines the lips beautifully.   Xo Mario

Check Out This Drawing by Diego Valdez

It’s me! LOL. How cool! Last night when I logged onto Twitter, I was surprised by a link to this drawing of me, by Diego Valdez. Diego and I have never met but he is one of my “tweeps” (twitter friends).  You can check out his site here and follow him on Twitter (@RealDiegoValdez) where he posts a lot of his work.  Xo Mario

K. Michelle on BET’s 106 and Park “I Just Can’t Do This”

Some of you may remember the other day when my flight from LA to NYC was delayed.  I was praying for a miracle to happen so that I would make it in time to do K. Michelle’s makeup for her live performance on 106th and Park.  I do believe in miracles because I got there with a few minutes until show time and I started painting for my life!  Thanks Jai for your help!  Anyhow, enjoy this video clip of her performing and also of her interview right after.   Xo Mario

Facebook Fan Page and Twitter

I just spent some time uploading pics on my new Facebook Fan Page .  I know I don’t post as often as I used to but I will start daily posting’s on my blog, facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Fan Page and friend me there to see my newest work as it comes out.  Thanks to all of you who follow me on Twitter as well – 30,000 amazing followers!!  Xo

“Going To Saks” Ads

Here are some images from a Saks advertising job I recently worked on.  This shoot was fun in the hot NYC sun, LOL and you’ve got to love Jacquetta Wheeler!  She really is an amazing model, not to mention the sweetest person ever.  I kept the makeup sophisticated with natural tones and played up the eyes with liner on top and bottom.  Hope you like.  Xo Mario

Surface Magazine Cover

Hope you all like the current September issue of Surface Magazine.  I did the makeup for the cover and cover story inside ;-).  I used MAC cosmetics to create the cover look.  It was my first time working with photographer Henrique Gendre and he was amazing.  In the inside story, the entire set was built out of paper – I will post those pics as soon as I get them!  If you get a chance to pick up an issue let me know what you think.  Xo Mario

Maquillaje para el Verano 2010

Hey beautiful!  Check out this great feature from PeopleEnEspanol.com all about Summer makeup.  In the story, I share my favorite products for summer.  They included a bunch of images and links.  Oh, and if you don’t mind translating the story for me to english, please do so, LOL.   Heres the link to People En Espanol.  Xo Mario


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