Mario

Interview – Listen to my beauty advice, tips and tricks!

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Check out this audiocast interview that I did with Ralph Mucci over at The Wedding Planning Audiocast.  Its about 30 minutes in length and filled with tons of my beauty advice, tips and tricks!  When you’re done listening to my interview, check out the other amazing celebrity makeup artists (Mally Roncal, Billy B, etc) who are feautured on the site too!  Have fun 😉   Xo Mario

Khloe and Lamar’s wedding, OK! Mag

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Hey guys!  Did you check out OK! Magazine that came out today with the exclusive on Khloe and Lamar’s wedding?  OK! was the first to get the exclusive on the makeup I did on the gorgeous bride.  Check it out to see tons of pics and even one of me, LOL!  For the wedding, I did makeup on Kris, Kim, Kourtney and of course Khloe.  Stay tuned as I will post again with some more shots, as well as the complete “Get the Face!”    Xo  Mario

GET THE FACE! Natasha Bedingfield

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Natasha Bedingfield is one of my favorite singers and also one of my faves to work on! I always have a good time when working with her.  She’s sweet, super talented and loves to play with different makeup looks.  This look that I gave her was for a TV appearance/performance in NYC.   The eyeshadow I used is actually silvery, not blue.  I rarely match eyeshadow to a dress.

So for you fair skinned/lighter hair ladies out there, Get the Face!  This makeup would work with jeans and a t-shirt as well. 😉

Eyes-  Use Forgery eyeshadow by MAC on the lids and along the lower lash line.  On the crease, use a bit of Cork, also by MAC.  Line the upper lid with Magic Khol Eyeliner Pencil in Black by Givenchy.  Curl lashes and use Longer Then Life Lengthening Mascara by NARS on top and bottom lashes.

Cheeks – On the apples of the cheeks, use Desire, by NARS.  Frame the face lightly with Laguna bronzer, also by NARS.

Lips – Line lips with MAC’s subculture and use Keri’s Kiss lipstick by GIELLA.

Xoxo, Mario

Get The Face – Kim K @ The Emmy’s

Hey Beautiful!  For this Emmy’s look, I gave the lovely Daneen over at Spoiled Pretty an exclusive on the makeup I used.  Click here to check it out and find out more about Aquagirl eyeshadow that I custom blended at GIELLA cosmetics.  Xox Mario

Making up singer-songwriter Jadyn Maria. Get the Face…

This gorgeous face is Jaydn Maria, a new Universal/Motown artist.  She’s a singer, songwriter and she’s got porcelain skin!!!  I did Jaydn’s makeup recently for the MTV VMA’s where she walked the carpet with Ne-Yo (pics below) and for some fashion week events.  After twitpic-ing and facebooking the pic above, I got so many “get the face” requests.  How pretty is she with the pearcing blue eyes, porcelain skin and lips!?!?!  Heres how to get the face:

Here’s a cute clip of Jadyn blogging right after we finished makeup:  Jadyn Maria on YouTube

Skin – Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation set with NARS loose powder.  Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer under eyes.

Eyes – Brows are filled in with Cork eye shadow by MAC.  For this smoky eye, use Inspiration eyeshadow by LORAC all over the lids and blend it out towards the ears.  Use the same shadow along the lower lash line.  Line the top and bottom of the eyes with Smolder pencil by MAC and blend.  Apply Carbon shadow by MAC to the outter corners of the eyes (top and bottom).  Use GIELLA b-dazzle eyeshadow on the inner corners to open and seperate eyes.  Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on top and bottom lashes to finish.

Cheeks – Brush Desire blush by NARS on the apples of the cheeks and Candlelight highlighting powder by Kevyn Aucoin on the cheekbones.

Lips – Line and fill in lips with Subculture by MAC, followed by Dazzleglass in Smile -also by MAC.

Have fun! Xo -Mario

Front Row Makeup for Fashion Week …

For the past 8 years or so during fashion week, I would normally work quite a few shows, or a few too many.  This was the first time that I didnt do any models for the shows at all!  Instead, I was booked solid and back to back working with my beautiful celebrity clients who were attending the shows, parties and hitting the red carpets all over NYC.  Also, the MTV VMA’s were on Sunday so that was the busiest day ever.  Throughout the week I worked with Amanda Bynes, Adrienne Bailon, Guiliana Rancic, new recording artist Jadyn Maria and of course Kim Kardashian, who has just added Beauty Editor to her impressive resume!  Below are just a few of the many that I’ll be sharing with you here.  Stay tuned!


The “Get the Face” girls…

Hey!  Recently, a few girls sent me messages saying that they have tried to replicate the makeup from one of my “Get the Face” posts and sent me pics.  I was so excited and flattered when I saw the images so I asked my Twitter and Facebook freinds to send me pics of them if they had tried one of my “Get the Face” looks.  The pics came through and here they are!  Some are makeup artists, aspiring makeup artists and some are not, but regardless of that – they are all beautiful!  Thank you girls for having fun and trying out one my looks!

There were a few girls that tried Adrienne’s look that I gave her for “Steppin’ Out.”

Thanks again to all of you who sent me images!  You all look amazing! xo Mario

Im Loving… Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara.

 

I tried the Lash Lifting Mascara by Anastasia the other day and I’m really impressed.  I figured if a mascara gets me excited the way this one did, it’s worthy of a blog post.  I really love it because it gives the lashes the volume, length and pigment you want but without clumping.  It has a lightweight texture to it also and doesn’t look “dry” when it dries!  Oh, and it holds the curl in the lash too!

Find out more about Anastasia

Julie Banderas Gets Married!

My two good freinds, Julie Banderas and Andy Sansone just got married last week here in NYC!  Julie is an anchor and host of Fox Report on the Fox News Channel.  I used to do her makeup on weekends for her show and we became great freinds over time.  She is beautiful, talented and hysterical and there are no words to describe her husband Andy – he’s such a great guy and I’m so happy for both of them.  The wedding was perfect and so was the bride.  =)  My talented freind Michael Silva did Julie’s hair and I did her makeup.  The pics above are from the wedding and some others of Julie and I on her boat and at Fox.


There will be alot more pics from the wedding soon as well as video footage.  I can post a “get the face” for all the bride’s to be.  xo  Love you Julie and Andy!

Watch Julie on The Fox Report on Saturday and Sunday’s 7pm Eastern.

My new website ;-)

Hey Loves!  Im excited for my new site that just launched a couple of hours ago and wanted to show you guys.  It’s very similiar to my old site, but with a few changes.  Now you can see all of the images and scroll through them, where before you had to click on an arrow to get to the next one, LOL.  The site is also lighter now and my contact page is all up to date with its links and info.  Notice I am now represented by Pure Management!  Im super excited to be with them.  My agent Ingrid is beyond great!  What do you think of the site?

My talented freind and web designer Bryan Viper did the entire site in one night!  We’re going to be working on changing up my blog very soon too.  Stay tuned! xo Mario


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