This image is from a beauty shoot that I worked on last month. Beauty shoots have always been my favorite to work on. Very few things make me happier then a good ol’ beauty shoot, LOL. I gave the model my interpretation of a modern spring look. I was going for a look that was clean and modern, but also strong. I used minimal product and focused on defining her features softly. How do you like the lip color I blended? Let me know in the comments if you’d like a breakdown for this look. X0, Mario
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.
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.
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.
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
On January 16th I’ll be hosting another amazing workshop for Industry ArtShops in LA! Our December 4th workshop went so well and I loved meeting everyone that came. The Dec 5th workshop was cancelled last minute due to a minor injury on my leg 🙁 but on Sunday the 16th we’re welcoming all who registered for the Dec 5 class AND there are now spots available to register if you want to attend! To register for the January 16th workshop, CLICK HERE. Limited Space and only 3 days to register!
Ill be posting a lot more pics and a video from the workshops! Enjoy 😉
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.) 😉 XOXOX Mario
Inspiration, a new amfAR event series produced by Josh Wood Productions, is a celebration of men’s style benefiting the Foundation’s innovative AIDS research programs. Giving back is very important to me so when I was asked to be Key Makeup Artist for the Inspiration Gala event last week, I was honored.
Top menswear designers donate looks which are then modeled in a fashion show and auctioned off. Inspiration was a huge success, raising close to $1 million. Kylie Minogue hosted, Sharon Stone was chair of the event with Kenneth Cole. Dita Von Teese and Courtney Love both performed. Natasha Bedingfield attended as well and many other fun people!
For the fashion show, my team and I worked on Wilhelmina’s top male models. The designs were by Jean-Paul Gaultier and DSquared². Using Smashbox Cosmetics, I gave models a very clean, natural look. Skin was primed with Photo Finish Primer and followed by Smashbox High Definition concealer where needed. Brows were filled in and gelled with the Brow Tech To Go dual ended applicator. To finish, we applied the Lip Treatment SPF 15 on lips to smooth and moisturize.
Below are some pics taken backstage. A big, big “thank you!” to Smashbox cosmetics for sponsoring me and another special”thank you!” to Sally, Robin, Chris and Michal for being part of my team and donating your time and talent. Xo, Mario.