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Working on fashion editorials with a talented team and gorgeous models can be very rewarding.  I still get the same excitement, after 10 years, when a story I worked on is published.  I love to see the final images laid out as a story.

This is my latest story shot by Henrique Gendre in the current issue of Surface Magazine.  The gorgeous face you see is model Ali Stephens and styling was done by Gregory Wein.  The shoot was all about bright solids so I kept the makeup simple and clean with a strong brow and subtle contour.  For the last couple of shots, I  darkened her eyes with shadow only.

Editorial makeup is very different from celebrity/red carpet/TV, etc.. .  To keep it modern and editorial, I didn’t use any mascara, liner or blush.  Hope you like it!  I will post a Get The Face! for the look below (dark eyes) very soon.  Xo, Mario.

Beauty blogger tells all: “my day w/ Mario Dedivanovic.”

Beauty blogger (Blushingmepink.com), makeup artist and sweetheart Kashonda (pictured next to me) just blogged about “her day with celeb makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.”   That day was this past Sunday as I hosted an all day workshop for Industy Art Shops. Her blog is appropriately titled because she had me blushing this morning!

Check out Blushing Me Pink and read on as Kashonda shares her workshop experience .  Thank you Kashonda for attending the workshop from out-of -state and for taking the time to share your experience.   Most importantly, thank you for learning and for allowing me the opportunity to teach.  Xo Mario

Answers to your questions…


Hey guys!  Tomorrow is the workshop in LA and many of you have been asking what the Artist Portfolio Event is and the difference between that and general admission.  General admission is for those who want to come and watch me do a full makeup demonstration on a model and hear me speak, answer questions, share my tricks of the trade, etc.

The Artist Portfolio Event is optional and means that after my demo, you are given your own professional model to do makeup on and have her photographed by a professional photographer.  You can then use the beauty shot for your portfolio.  General admission attendees are welcome to stay and hang out during the artist portfolio event as well.   This is a sweet message from a woman who wrote me after the Dec 4th class… she was nervous because she wasn’t a makeup artist:

“Mario, I really want to thank you for all the valuable info that you shared with our class on Dec. 4.  You are an amazing Artist with so much talent.  We chatted very briefly outside.  That was my first professional makeup workshop ever.  I knew I was going to be nervous and maybe not understand everything but your spirit is so calm and welcoming I felt so at home with your instruction.   You are the best!”

I hope this helped to answer your questions.  You have one more day to register, so click here!  Xo Mario

Highlight Action and Options…

I just came across StyleBust, a very cool site covering all things stylish.  Check out this review of Eye M Glam, the all over highlighter that I created for Giella Cosmetics.  I’m very flattered to say the least!  When I created this highlighter, I never thought it would become a product in Giella’s line but I’m so glad that it is available to you all, as it is one of my staples that I rarely work without.  Thanks StyleBust for making me smile and thanks to all of you who continue to write positive reviews of Eye M Glam.  XO, Mario

THANK YOU!

My workshop is only a couple of days away and Im very excited!  My goal for these workshops is to make sure that you all leave that day feeling fulfilled and inspired.  In addition to learning from the makeup demonstrations, career advice and hands on opportunity to build your portfolio with professional model and photographer, I wanted to be sure that you all left with the proper tools and makeup.  I think my goal will be accomplished!  The amazing sponsors have generously sent me all of my favorite products that I’m giving to everyone who attends on Dec 4th and 5th.  You will all be going home that day with the best makeup and brushes worth hundreds of dollars.  Thank you to the sponsors for making this possible.

December 4th – SOLD OUT

December 5th – Theres a FEW spots left that they added.  To register, click here.    You can register for the portfolio event OR the general admission. (General admission means you will not be doing makeup on a model for pictures but will be there for everything else.)  😉  XOXOX  Mario

Beach Bunny Safari Glam Campaign

This shoot for Beach Bunny swimwear, photographed by the amazing Yu Tsai was so much fun to work on!   Check out the video below and watch Cameron Russell take you on a glam safari.  The gorgeous hair was done by Syd Curry.  I gave Cameron sexy, smokey eyes using bronze and nude shades.  Stay tuned for the images of the campaign that I’ll post soon.  Enjoy.  Xo, Mario.

Finally! Register for my workshop/seminar

Im very excited to be hosting my first makeup workshop/seminar for Industry Art Shops on December 4th and 5th, 2010.  Location will be in Hollywood, CA.  FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER! Space is limited so hurry, LOL!

Xo, Mario

The Eye M Glam contest rules!

You still have a few days left to email pics of your most glam makeup!  Please take a second to read the contest rules below.

I will be giving away hundreds of dollars worth of my favorite products and tools that I personally pick for the winner, in addition to Eye M Glam highlighter.

Please take the time to actually do a very glam makeup on yourself, take pics of it and send them over. Many of you have been sending old pics of different makeup or blurry images taken in clubs or outside.  I won’t be able to consider these entries.  I’ve seen quite a few retouched images also.  Please do not retouch!  Get inspired and paint your face – I want to see glam makeup – lips,lashes and all.  Do not be afraid to paint.  Think Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Iman, Jennifer Lopez, RuPaul, Dita Von Teese, Kim K, etc.  If you’ve already sent me images but wan’t to do it again, please do!

1-3 images of the same look.  If you send just one, make sure it’s close up so I can see the makeup.

I do not want to see professional, retouched photos or photos of your favorite look from 7 years ago that you took at a bar. LOL!  The makeup should be done for this contest.

Subject line should say “Eye M Glam giveaway”

Please write in ONE sentence why you are glam.  (no right/wrong answers). ONE SENTENCE.

Last day to submit pics to AskMakeupByMario@gmail.com is November 7, 2010.

Here are examples of pics of glam looks I took myself behind the scenes…

Are U Glam? Show Me and Enter the Eye M Glam Give Away!

Im sure many of you are painting your faces for Halloween as I type this so here is a little inspiration while you glam up!

Im going to be sending a lucky someone their very own EYE M GLAM highlighter which I created for Giella Cosmetics, along with a few of my other favorite products and tools from different brands that I personally pick for your face!  Here is what you have to do to enter a chance to win:

Send me pictures of your makeup to AskMakeupByMario@gmail.com.  I will choose a lucky winner who I think has the MOST GLAM makeup!  In your email, please tell me in one sentence WHY YOU ARE GLAM.  There is no right or wrong answer.  The look you submit does NOT have to be from Halloween, but if it is, that is totally fine as well.  I want to see faces that are beautiful, glamourous, stylish and even a little wild-ish so don’t be afraid to paint!

No more then three images per person.  At least one image should be a close up of the face.  Subject line should say EYE M GLAM give away.  Last day to submit your images will be on Sunday November 7th, 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.


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