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Latest work – VanCleef & Arpels video.

VanCleef & Arpels – The Zip from Paradoxal Inc on Vimeo.

Check out this video I worked on for VanCleef & Arpels. It was directed by Armen Djerrahian who is one of my favorite directors. The amazing piece of jewelry featured is called The Zip. I used Eye M Glam highlighter on her cheekbones to give her skin that radiant glow ūüėČ Enjoy! Xo, Mario

Pretty in pink – Kim Kardashian cover shoot…

These beauty shots of Kim are so beautiful! ¬†I just found the cover image the other day so I wanted to share it with all of you. The shot below is from the Fusion Beauty campaign that Kim and I worked on together. ¬†Later that day, I changed her makeup for the shot above. ¬†What do you think of the pink lips? ¬†Can you guess which Lip Fusion gloss I used on Kim in the image above? ¬†If so, leave a comment with your answer! ¬†ūüėČ ¬†xo, Mario

Check out my new spring cover…

The spring issue of Surface magazine is out on newsstands. ¬†Check out the cover above and inside story. ¬†The makeup I did was very natural and I think it works well for this story. ¬†I wanted her amazing red hair to pop out against her pale skin and the white background. ¬†No contour, no blush, no lipstick, no shadows! ¬†I used a lightweight foundation mixed with a moisturizer all over the skin and then filled in her brows using a blonde pencil. ¬†I lined the eyes, applied two coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes and added highlight to her skin and a tiny bit to the lips. ¬†This makeup is easy to recreate if you’re going for very modern and clean look. ¬†Oh, and how cool is the chair and table??? ¬†Enjoy! ūüėČ ¬†Xo Mario

Behind the scenes video from my workshop!

Im excited to share this short video with you all! It was shot during my first workshop that I hosted for Industry Art Shops. It’s a recap of the entire day that shows parts of my makeup demo as well as the artist portfolio event and photo shoot afterwards. Hope you like it and I look forward to hosting more workshops/seminars in the near future.

Kourtney Kardashian glows on Lopez Tonight

Earlier in the week I made up Kourtney for her appearance on Lopez Tonight. You can watch the clip above to see the funny interview. I loved Kourts entire look that night!

I went with more natural makeup and gave her cheeks a beautiful glow using Eye M Glam, my favorite all over highlighter of course. For a subtle pop of color, I painted her lips with a sheer peachy/orange shade. Leave a comment and let me know if you like the soft makeup on Kourtney! Xo, Mario.

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

Beauty blogger (, 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‚Ķ 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


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.) ¬†ūüėČ ¬†XOXOX ¬†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

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