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Making up Josie Maran…


As many of you know, Im a big fan of Josie Maran Cosmetics.  A few days ago, while in LA I went over to glam Josie up for the Global Green USA Pre Oscar Party.  I did her makeup using only Josie Maran products and we even filmed the whole makeup application for you! 😉   Stay tuned for the makeup video/tutorial!  Xo Mario

I’m Loving… Josie Maran Cosmetics!

 

Josie Maran recently sent me some goodies from her environmentally freindly makeup line and and I’m LOVING it!  I first heard of Josie’s makeup when I was in Miami and searching for new and different makeup remover wipes.  At Sephora, one of the girls recommended the Bear Naked Wipes by Josie Maran.  They smell really nice, are made with healty and natural ingredients and your skin feels fresh and clean after wiping with them.  Oh, and a portion of every package goes to protecting polar bears! 😉

You may recognize Josie Maran from her successful career as a  top model.  She was the face of Maybelline for nearly a decade, featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three years in a row and she was also a GUESS girl!  Needless to say, top models like herself know their stuff when it comes to makeup because of all the years working with and learning from amazing makeup artists, day in and day out.  Trust me, they’ve got some tricks up their sleeves, LOL. 

The bronzy packaging for Josie Maran Cosmetics is one the nicest that I’ve seen out there – sleek, simple and lightweight.  I’m going to share some of my favorite products from the line and help spread Josie’s philosophy – “luxury with a conscience.”

 

 Finger Paints in Sweet – You can use your fingers to appy these shimmery colors to eyes, lips and cheeks!  Apply the lightest shade under your brow bone and to the center of your lip to highlight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye Shadow in Beach – This eye shadow may be my new favorite color right now.  It’s a shimmery champagne or pale sand shade.  Looks gorgeous on the eyelids and you can apply it wet or dry.  Texture is velvety.  Love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream Blush in Sunset – This is a coral shade cream blush that glides on sheer and looks natural.  I love it on the apples of cheeks.  For a super natural look, dab some on your lips and blend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argan Oil – This is a light-weight oil grown organically in Morocco packed with tons of Vitamin E and fatty acids.  For a dewy look, apply to the apples of your cheeks and/or cheekbones.  Soften and heal your cuticles with it, or put it on split ends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Naked Wipes – Dont leave home without them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you get a chance to try Josie Maran’s products and if you do, please let me know what you think!

 

xo Mario

GET THE FACE! Kim Kardashian’s golden glow

 

I’ve gotten so many Get The Face! requests for Kim’s red carpet makeup that she rocked at the Unbreakable launch party in LA.  She looked gorgeous as always – her hair was slicked back in a pony tail and she wore all black with beautiful gold detailing on the shoulders.  I wanted the makeup to compliment her whole look and to have a nice overall balance so I went with golden tones on her skin and eyes and blended golds with pinks for her lips and cheeks.  Read on for the complete beauty breakdown as I reveal how you too can Get The Face! 😉

 


SKIN

I started with moisturizing Kim’s face and neck using La Mer’s The Moisturizing Lotion.  I let that settle for about five minutes and then applied Veil Fluid Makeup (No. 3: Sand) by Hourglass all over the skin and blended with a damp sponge.  This foundation gives a luminous, lasting coverage.  Under the eyes, I used By Terry’s Touche Veloutee Concealer in the Cream shade.  I blended a bit on the eye lids as well to prime them for the eyeshadow. To set skin I used a bit of Jane Iredale PureMatte Finish Powder, mainly on the T-zone and over the concealer to set.

EYE  brows, lids and lashes

I filled in Kim’s brows with Brow Tech To Go in Taupe, by Smashbox.  To get the soft, golden shade on Kim’s eyes, first I layered LORAC Tantalizer Baked Bronzer on eyelids and along the  lower lashes. Next I went over it and applied Eye M Glam highlighter (giella.com)  over eyelids, inner corners of eyes and a bit on the brow bones.  Sweep Eye M Glam along lower lashes as well and blend it out to get that smoky golden look.  I defined the upper lash line with By Terry eyeliner in Macassar Brown.  In the waterline or inner rim of the eyes, I used the Eye M Glam all over pencil (available soon) I added a few medium sized individual lashes by Reese Robert (really cool line of eyelashes!) for extra volume and finished off the eyes with two coats of Hypnose Mascara by Lancome on the top and bottom lashes.

CHEEKS

I bronzed the hollows of Kim’s cheeks, along her hairline, jaw and down the center of neck with Terracotta Bronzing powder by Guerlain. I added a hint of color to the apple of the cheeks using LORAC blush in Pink and swept over the apples and along the cheekbones with Giella’s Eye M Glam highlighter.  I used the left-over highlighter on the brush and applied it down the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow of her lips.  To add some of that golden glow to the body, I used Sigma’s Body Brush which is plated in 18K gold and has super-soft bristles!  Just dip the brush into the Eye M Glam lid and apply straight to your body.

 


LIPS

I lined Kim’s lips with Josie Maran lipliner in Natural and kept the lip shade in the same color family as the cheeks by applying a blend of MAC lipstick in Half ‘n Half followed by Eye M Glam AcryLip gloss (available soon.)

I finished off Kim’s makeup by spraying a light mist of Rose Water by Dream Organics on her face and neck.  This sets the makeup and gives a fresh, dewy look to the skin.

I hope you have fun trying this look out.  Don’t forget to send me pics of yourself  so I can post them!

Xoxo, Mario 😉


 

Get The Face! Kim Kardashian on cover of People Style Watch

I’m sure you have already seen Kim K on the cover of the current People Style Watch.  If not, here it is.    In the beauty breakdown below of her cover look, four of the products I used were mentioned but Im going to give you the complete look!  See below to learn how to Get The Face!  😉 xo, Mario

On Skin – Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Sand.

By TERRY Touche Veloutee Concealer applied under eyes.

Skin is set with loose powder. I used La Mer’s The Powder in Neutral.

Brows are filled in with Lancomes Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet then brushed out with the opposite side of the pencil.

EYES-

To get the soft, golden shade on Kim’s eyes, I used Giella’s EYE M GLAM all over highlighter on the eye lids and tear ducts (or inner corners).  I also highlighted her brow bone (right under the brows) using EYE M GLAM.

I swept Motives Eye Shadow in Cappuccino along the crease of eyes for subtle definition.

Under her eyes and/or along the lower lashes, I used Motives Eye Shadow in Toast.  I blended the shadow with a clean brush to get a very soft and natural smokey look.

I lined and defined the top lids with Style Liner by Dior.  I gradually went thicker with the line towards the outer corners.

I finished off the eyes by first curling the lashes then on both top and bottom lashes, I applied Bionic Mascara in Jet Black by Smashbox.

I bronzed Kim’s face along the hairline and on the hollows of cheeks using Cheekers Bronzer in Golden Tan by Covergirl.

To add a bit of glow to the skin I used Fusion Beauty’s Illumifill along the cheekbones.

On apples of cheeks I swept MAC blush in Fleur Power.

Her lips are lined with Josie Maran’s lip liner in Blush.

To add the soft pink color to her lips, I applied Colour Rich Lip Colour in Tickled Pink by L’oreal and finished the lips off with Lip Fusion Color Shine in Flirt.

Rockin’ the Red – GET THE “FALL” FACE

Here’s another fall editorial I worked on recently.   Photography is by Alexander Neuman,  fashion styling by Gregory Wein, hair was done by Colin Yeo and makeup by me 😉  This shoot was the perfect opportunity for me to rock fall’s biggest trend – the red lip.

I went with a very rich, deep red  lip color and for the models skin I wanted a clean semi-matte/ satin finish.  To keep the look modern and more fashion (less commercial), I did not use any blush, mascara, or eyeliner.  Instead I softly defined her eyes using only shadow and filled in her brows.

I must have mixed 100 shades of red that day to find the perfect combo.  This is what I used to GET THE FACE! :

On skin – I have this amazing palette of 20 shades of Celebré PRO-HD Makeup Foundation by Mehron.  I used very little all over with a damp sponge to get a satin finish to the skin.  Under the eyes and around the nose and lips – TimeBalm concealer by TheBalm.  Skin was set with a bit of pressed powder by Josie Maran.

I contoured the cheeks using  the step-by-step contour kit by Smashbox.  The middle shade works well to contour cheeks.  I added glow to the top of the cheekbones using Giella’s Eye M Glam highlighter.

Brows – I filled in the outer corners (mid to outter brow) with Dior’s Powder Brow Pencil in Sand and used the same pencil in Blonde to fill in the inner part of the brows.  Blend and brush up and out.

On eyes – LORAC eyeshadow in Spice.  Apply to the crease and outer corners and also along the lower lashes.

Lips – When using red on the lips, I like to prep them first to make sure the application and staying power is near perfect.  I used The Hollywood Prescription two-step treatment to exfoliate, plump and smooth the lips.  Next, I applied Crimson lip definer followed by PureMoist Lip Color in Carrie, both by Jane Iredale. Finally, I applied the Linda lipgloss by Duchess Cosmetics to the center of the lips.

Xo, Mario

GET THE FACE! Glow like Kim K at Nascar

I’ve been getting a lot of requests and comments regarding this look that I gave Kim for the Nascar event so here it is girls!  Get the face…

Apply Creme de La Mer all over the skin to moisturize.

Foundation: Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation in Medium M1

Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 under eyes.

Powder: Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder to set the foundation.

Bronzer: MAC bronzer in Refined Golden around the hairline and hollows of cheeks to add warmth and contour.

Highlighter: EYE M GLAM highlighter at giella.com.  To get the dewy and radiant glow, apply to brow bone and inner corners of eyes and on the bridge of your nose, across cheek bones, cupids bow and on décolletage.

Blush: Josie Maran Blush in Blossom on apples of cheeks.

Eyeshadows: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blaze on the eyelid

MAC Eyeshadow in Malt in the crease

EYE M GLAM highlighter on the brow bones.

Eyeliners: Dior liquid style liner in Noir Black on the upper lash line

Max Factor MAXeye liner in Night Club along the inner lash line

Mascara: Lancome Definicils High Defintion Mascara in Deep Black

Eyebrows: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Medium to Dark

Lipliner: Stila Lip Pencil in Contour 1

Lipstick: Covergirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Golden Apricot

Lipgloss: Guerlain Terracotta Gloss and Shine in Beige Sun

GET THE FACE! Kim K at Leather & Laces, continued…

As promised, here is the complete “Get The Face” breakdown of products that I used on Kim for the Leather & Laces event in Miami.  I hope you try out the look and send me images.  I would love to feature photos of you girls that do your makeup inspired by my “get the face” posts.

On skin-  Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream all over skin first.  NARS sheer glow foundation in Barcelona applied with a sponge.  Under eyes, use Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer in Meduim Vanilla.  Set the face with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in #2 using very little.

Brows are filled in with Brow Sculpting Pencil by Sephora, in Medium.  Brush them through with the opposite end of the pencil once filled in.

Eyes –  Sweep Josie Maran EyeShadow in Vintage all over the lid.  On the crease and also smoked along the lower lashine, use Cacao EyeShadow, also by Josie Maran.  Line the upper lash line with Sephoras Doe Eyed Felt eyeliner in Black.  L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on top and bottom lashes.  For some added drama, use the long individual false lashes by Ardell on the outter upper corners.

Warm up and frame the face with Smashbox bronzer in Suntanne Matte.  Also brush some on the hollows of the cheeks.  Sweep NYC New York Color Color Wheel in Peach Glow on the apples of the cheeks and a bit across the forehead and chin.

To get that gorgeous, glowing skin, use EYE M GLAM highlighter.  Brush it on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and right on the cupids bow of upper lip.  I also used it on her brow bones and inner corner of her eyes.

Line lips with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Heavy (shimmery nude shade).  Use Captivating Coral lipstick by Motives and follow with Covergirl Wetslicks gloss in Fig.


Giving Pretty

I love Fashion Week… Its fast-paced, inspiring and glamourous shows motivate me to paint pretty. Another thing I love just as much is giving back. This year, while fashion models strutted the cat-walk looking flawless, I dedicated my personal time to mentoring young women with the help of my friend and client, singer Adrienne Bailon at the Lower East Side Girls Club local charity.

I spent months researching charities that promote self-confidence and self esteem for young women.  I came across The Lower East Side Girls Club in NYC and thought they were a perfect match. They prepare the girls for real life experiences such as college interviews and internships. With the generous sponsorship from NYC NEW YORK CITY COLOR, JOSIE MARAN, GIELLA CUSTOM BLEND COSMETICS and SALLY HANSEN, we gifted these amazing girls with great tools to promote natural beauty from the inside out.

Adrienne Bailon, native lower east side girl herself, was so great as she answered questions and shared advice and life experiences with the girls.  She also modeled for me as I gave a full makeup lesson, revealed tricks of the trade and exposed the “real” beauty in each of them.  I focused on adding bits of color to enhance and brighten the face rather then cover or conceal.  Thanks again to Adrienne, NYC New York City Color, Josie Maran, Sally Hansen and Giella for helping put smiles on their young faces. A special thanks to The Lower East Side Girls Club for putting a big smile on my face and hopefully all of yours.

PS.  If you know of any local charities such as TLESGC, please let me know as Id love to continue “Giving Pretty.”

Xo – Mario

Get The Face! Kim Kardashian – Valentines day Queen of Hearts


Happy Valentines Day!  Here is a Valentines day treat for you all as I promised earlier today.  I love doing this soft and pretty makeup on Kim and apparently you love it too!  I’ve gotten a ton of requests for a “get the face” post for last nights Valentines look.  Hope you try it out and if so, please send in pics to me.  Here’s how you can “Get the Face!”

I started out with Josie Maran Argan Primer Mist on the face.  Once that dries, go on to your foundation. On Kim –DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25. Use just a bit of this foundation and blend well.  Set your skin with a little of Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder.

I filled in Kim’s brows with MAC’s Eye Brows Pencil in Lingering.  Sweep the pencil with light strokes in the direction the hair grows.  Brush through brows for a more blended, natural look.

Using a brush, I applied Sweetheart eye shadow by Josie Maran on the eye lids. Keep the shadow right below the crease.  Next, I gave her a thin line on the upper lid using ARTLINER – Precision Point EyeLiner by Lancome.  Feel free to extend the line out without overdoing it.  Lashes – use one coat of HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara by Lancome.  I added some individual long lashes by Ardell to the outer corners of her eyes.  Follow with another coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes as well.

To warm up and bronze the skin, I used Laguna Bronzing Powder by NARS.  Using a small shadow brush, apply a dab of the bronzer to the crease of eyes and along the lower lash lines.  To make her cheeks pop and to add a gorgeous glow, I swept Powder Blush by NYX Cosmetics in Peach on the apples of the cheeks. For that extra glow on the cheek bones apply N.Y.C. New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust in Opal Sparkle.

Finish off this Valentines look with a sexy and pretty shade of pink on your lips.  Line all over with Sephora’s Nano Lip liner in Pinup Pink and follow with Pure Lipgloss in Petunia, also by Sephora.  Have fun!  Xo Mario


GET THE FACE! Kim K’s b-day look…Vegas

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So many of you have been asking me for a “Get the Face” post on this look that I gave Kim… so here it is!  LOL.  I had fun glamming Kim up for her Vegas birthday.  I did her makeup that night while she was laying down on this big, comfortable spa table/reclining chair and it was actually great doing makeup that way.  It’s more exciting when they can’t see what i’m doing the whole time because they get surprised at the end.  😉  PS… The other birthday look from LA is coming very soon too!


Skin – I used Sheer Glow Foundation by NARS all over the skin.  Under the eyes and to highlight I used YSL’s Touch Eclat.  To set everything use a touch of Translucent Loose Powder by Shiseido.


Eyebrows are softly filled in with MAC’s eyebrow pencil in Lingering.

Eyes – Urban Decay eyeshadow in Eldorado on eye lids and browbone.  Smog eyeshadow also by Urban Decay on the crease of the eye and outter corners of the lids.  Smolder Eye Kohl by MAC rimming the entire eye and on the inner rims.  Use more liner towards the outter corners.  Using a clean brush, blend along the lashlines, moving up and out.  Apply more liner for intensity if needed.  Finish the eyes with two coats of Lancome’s Hynose Drama Mascara on top and bottom lashes.


Cheeks – On the apples of the cheeks, use Passion blush by Josie Maran.  Skin is bronzed with Josie Maran Bronzing Powder.  Brush it along the hairline, jawline and hollows of cheeks.  To highlight the cheek bones, use Trace Gold blush by MAC.


Lips are lined with MAC’s Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit followed by Lipgelee in Saplicious, also by MAC.

Have fun and take pics!  Xo Mario


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