Looking back…

All New – My workshop video!

Hope you like the video recap from my last workshop in NYC! Thank you to Blake Martin for shooting and editing the video, The Metropolitan Pavillion for the beautiful space/location, World Stage for your A/V team, Adrienne Bailon for being the perfect model, Bryan Viper for all the photos/web help, My family – Mom and Vicky for cooking and feeding 100 people, Marina, Mickel, Diana for your help with everything, assistants Sally, Kiko, Christopher – id be lost without you, Daneen and of course all of my sponsors who sent product for the gift bags. Most importantly, thank you to every single one of you who came from near or far to spend the day with me. It means the world to me and I love you all! XoXo Mario

Pics from the NYC workshop ;)

Here are some pics from the NYC workshop  ;-)  The video is coming soon too and I’ll post that later today.  Thanks again to all who came out to see me (almost 1oo of you!) I’ll always remember that day. Xo

New Work: Kim Kardashian’s True Reflection campaign…

 

I just went on youtube and noticed all of the makeup tutorials on the look I created for Kim’s new True Reflection fragrance ad campaign. Wow, you guys are so quick! LOL. Great job to all of you that made the videos. It was a great experience working on that shoot – I loved creating the old Hollywood-inspired look on Kim. If you haven’t had a chance to see the images or the commercial, take a look at it here.  Also, Kim’s fourth fragrance, True Reflection is definitely my favorite scent of hers.  Check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think.  Xo Mario

 

Sky’s The Limit!

I was going through images in my laptop and saw this shot of superstar DJ/model Sky Nellor.   This was a advertising shoot I worked on for the Ricardo Rojas Salon in NYC, featured in Vogue. Ricardo and I have worked with Sky (his muse) many times over the years and together, they’re so much fun to be around.  Check out that bed head – I love it!  A natural look for everyday, LOL.  Xo Mario

Paying Homage to American Icons

This is a fashion editorial I worked on for Virgine Magazine , entitled “American Icons.”  The story features several models – each one was transformed to recreate the iconic images of the past, like the two examples here that I worked on.   This feature was shot over several weeks and the photos are brilliant.  Everyone from The Beatles to Grace Jones and of course Marilyn Monroe and Brigette Bardot both pictured here with my makeup ;-)  I love doing transformational makeup so this shoot was perfect!  One of my favorite shots that I worked on is of Marilyn.  Xo Mario

Getting Violent w/ Khloe’s Lips!

A couple of weeks ago I did Khloe’s makeup and we used these temporary tattoos called Violent Lips.  They come in various colors and fun prints including the Silver Glitteratti pair that I applied on Khloe.

How beautiful does she look?? Sexy in Silver, lol.   I love this pic!  Violent Lips come in so many awesome colors and patterns.  Kendall and Kylie gave me a couple of cool styles that I plan on using soon on a fashion/ beauty editorial.  Xo Mario

Christian Serratos at the premier of ‘Breaking Dawn-Part 1′

I recently worked with the sweet and beautiful Christian Serratos for the LA premier of “Breaking Dawn.” For those of you that have not seen any of the Twilight movies, Christian plays the role of Angela, who is best friends with Bella (Kristen Stewart). I think Christian was best dressed at the premier, without a doubt! She wore a stunning fuchsia Alexander McQueen gown and she rocked it!

For makeup, I gave her subtle, smokey cat eyes and radiant, bronzed skin.  On Christians lips, I used a very soft matte pink shade.  What do you think of the look?  Stay tuned for a “Get The Face!”  Xo Mario

“How Many Times” Music Video w/ K. Michelle.

Has anyone seen K. Michelle’s music video for “How Many Times?” It’s a really great song and especially if you’re into real R&B. I did her makeup on the “How Many Times” video (see below). Towards the end of the shoot, I had to mimic broken glass on her shoulder somehow so I used hundreds of swarovski cyrstals in different shapes and sizes. I was so pressed for time but thankfully the manicurist and my assistant Sally helped me to glue all the pieces! You can take a look here. Xo Mario

Im hosting another workshop!

Im so excited to be hosting another workshop for Industry Art Shops! The last two workshops were amazing and I can’t wait for this next one which will be even better! The date is August 13th, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Check out the video below from the last workshop if you haven’t already. The workshop is open to all – makeup artists of all levels, inspiring artists and non-makeup artists too… Stay tuned for more info! I will announce my sponsors soon.
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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 ;-) Enjoy! Xo, Mario

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