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GET THE FACE: Kim Kardashian, NYC to LA.

 

This look is actually very simple to recreate and doesn’t require so many products.  I did this makeup on Kim in the morning for the Pepsi Max Bullrun rally in NYC and she was able to use it later that evening in LA for the Aces and Angels Celebrity Poker Party that she hosted at the Playboy Mansion.  All it takes for your makeup to last all day and night is some powder and gloss touch ups.  Here’s how to “get the face” –

 

Skin – I started out with a primer (Smashbox photo finish primer) all over her skin.  This primer helps the makeup to last longer on the skin.  After, I applied Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup all over the skin.  I set the foundation with Laura Mercier loose setting powder.  For concealer, I used diorskin sculp lifting smoothing concealer under the eyes and set that with Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder.

 

Brows –  I filled her brows with MAC’s brow pencil in Lingering, followed by a little bit of MAC’s eyeshadow in cork on the outter corners of the brows.

 

Eyes – Apply b-dazzle by GIELLA custom blend cosmetics on the brow bone and on the tear ducts (inner corner of eyes).  Use Antiqued eyeshadow by MAC all over the lid.  Blend it up to the crease and out a bit past the outter corners of the eyes.  Use antiqued shadow again along the lower lash line and blend.  On the inner rim of the eye, I used MAC’s eyeliner in fascinating.  Try Lancome’s Hypnose mascara on top and bottom lashes to finish the eyes.

 

Cheeks – To warm up the skin, I used Smashbox bronzer in Suntan Matte around the frame of the face and on the hollows of the cheeks.  For a subtle glow, I applied the Copacabana multiple by NARS on the bridge of the nose and on the cheek bones followed by Peaches blush by MAC on the apples of the cheeks. 

 

Lips are lined and filled in with the #50 lip pencil by Make Up For Ever followed by MAC lipglass in Queen Bee.

Get the Face! Kim K – Maxim Hot 100.

 

Hey guys… For the Maxim Hot 100 event, Kim wore an all while dress and the hair was pulled back so I definitely wanted to use alittle bit of color on her eyes and green is my favorite color.  I really like how this look came out on her and it photographed beautifully.  When using a color on the eyes, keep the cheeks and lips soft and pretty.  Here’s how to get the face…

Skin – Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation by Make Up For Ever in Neutral Beige.  GIELLA concealer in #2.  Set the face and under the eyes with Make Up For Ever HD translucent powder.

Eyes – Golden Olive pigment by MAC on lids.  Humid eyeshadow by MAC in the crease and blended on the lower lashine.  Electric Edge Liquid Eyeliner Marker Pen by Calvin Klein in Electric Black on the upper lid and winged out alittle on the outter corner.  GIELLA B-dazzle eyepencil on the inner corners (tear ducts) and on the inner rim of the eye.  Two coats of L’oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black, top and bottom lashes.

Cheeks – Rock and Republic contrived pressed blush in Call Me on the apples of the cheeks.  Apply Summer Affair Bronzing Powder by Calvin Klein framing the face lightly.

Lips – No lip liner.  Just a clear gloss 😉   Let me know how it comes out if you try it!

 

 

GET THE FACE! Adrienne Bailon on the set of Fabulous’ music video.

I recently did Adrienne Bailon’s makeup for an appearance in Fabulous’ music video and used all NARS makeup to “get the face.”  She was wearing a beautiful bright yellow dress so I went for a bronzed, sunkissed look with a smokey eye.  I began working with Adrienne when she was a Cheetah Girl about a year and a half ago and she’s one of my favorites!  She loves makeup! 😉

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Skin – The new Firming Foundation all over skin and I set it with loose powder.  I mixed the new Duo Concealer under her eyes and on eyelids only.

Eyes – Duo Eyeshadow in Scorching Sun.  Use the golden color on the brow bone and the more orangy color all over the lid.  In the crease I used Surabaya Duo Eyeshadow (the lighter shade in the crease and the darker blended on the outter corners) Also, use the darker shade to smoke on the lower lid.  I lined the upper and inner lids with Blackmoon liner.  The brows are filled in with the Jodhpur brow pencil.  Several coats of the Black Orchid Mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Cheeks – To contour her face, I used the Casino bronzing powder.  If you have lighter skin, try the Laguna color.  For blush, I used Orgasm on the apples of the cheeks and to highlight, I blended The Multiple in Maldives on the cheek bones and alittle on the bridge of her nose.

Lips are lined with Bomeo lip pencil, followed by Barbarella lipstick and Orgasm lip gloss.

Try it out… its a good look for evening 😉

 

 

Lil Kim’s music video “Download” GET THE FACE!

 

Hey guys, have you seen Lil Kim’s new music video for her song “Download?” I had such a blast working on her makeup for this video and she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever worked with.  Music videos are hard work and very long hours but I love them!  For “Download,” I gave Lil Kim two different looks.  Some of her girl freinds stopped by for a scene so I did the lovely Lisa Raye’s makeup too.  The beautiful girl in the pic with me is Sally, my assistant in LA.  I love her to death!  Here’s the video 😉 Lil Kim\’s \”DOWNLOAD\”

Get the Face!

On Lil Kim’s brows – Lingering brow pencil by MAC

On Eyes – Dreamy eyeshadow all over lid and on lower lashline by LORAC.  Feline eyepencil by MAC on top.

Cheeks – Dior bronze matte sunshine in amber matte on hollows of cheeks and framing the face.  Diorskin shimmer powder in diamond rose to highlight cheekbones and bridge of nose. 

On lips – Way To Love lipstick by MAC.   😉

Pretty in Purple – GET THE FACE!

This was a really fun shoot with a mermaid theme.  I don’t use bright colors that often so I was excited to do so this day.  I really pushed for the smokey purple eyes instead of the usual black and I love it! LOL.  So girls and guys, GET THE FACE –

On Kim – I used Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous foundation to get a more glowy look.  I mixed a couple of the colors to get the exact match.  It’s set lightly with Laura Mercier translucent powder.  The brows are filled in with CORK by MAC.  On the lids I used Stars N’ Rockets by MAC.  In the crease, outter corners and under the eye, i used Deep Truth – also by MAC.   Right below the Deep Truth shadow, I blended Creme de Violet shadow (a lighter shimmery purple, MAC) all the way down to the cheek bones.  I also swept a bit of it on the brow bone.  The liner on the top is a very pigmented black liquid that I blended myself from GIELLA cosmetics.  In the inner rim of the eye, I used the black power point pencil from MAC and ALOT mascara – Bad Gal mascara by Benefit.  For this shoot, my assistant and I cut up a bunch of different lashes and I placed them in peices all over the lash line so I wouldn’t be able to tell you the brand or style type.

For blush, I used Angelika by NARS and the bronzing powder by LORAC ( framing the whole face and on the hollows of the cheeks).  To get that glow all over the skin and on the bridge of the nose, I blended my own color with different pigments and shimmers but you can get a very similiar effect by using Shroom shadow by MAC, or if your skin is darker, try Trace Gold blush by MAC. 

For Kim’s lips, I used alittle bit of the foundation on them, followed by a clear gloss.  So easy 😉

 

On Kourtney – I used the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Fawn all over her face, followed by Laura Mercier loose powder in Beige. 

On the lids – Creme de violet.  On the outer crease is vibrant grape and also on the lower lash line.  I used Smolder by MAC on the inner rim of the eyes and blended into the vibrant grape (with more on the outter corner).  I filled in her brows with Espresso shadow by MAC and brushed them with the MAX FACTOR clear brow gel.  Her eyes are lined with Feline, also MAC.  For eyelashes, I used L’oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black.

On the apples of the cheeks, I used NARS blush in Desire and I framed her face and the hollows of the cheeks with the new Tantalizer baked bronzer by LORAC. 

Lips are lined with Spice by MAC, blended towards the center.  Lipstick is called Mario Pinched My Lips by GIELLA cosmetics, followed by a clear gloss.

On Khloe – For skin, I used the Matte Velvet foundation by Make Up For Ever and set it with the HD translucent powder, also by MUFE.  Khloes eye makeup is almost identical to Kourtney’s, except on her lids, I used red violet by MAC – so refer to her eye makeup above.  I used a few coats of the Lancome definicils mascara on top and bottom lashes.  Her lashes are filled in with Lingering pencil by MAC.

The apples of cheeks are brushed with Orgasm by NARS and the cheekbones with Good as Gold by MAC.  Framing her face is the Guerlain Terracotta bronzer.

For lips, I used Lingering lip liner by GIELLA cosmetics blended all the way in and followed by the Lip Enhancing Gloss in Expose by Smashbox.

On Kris – Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation followed by Make Up For Ever HD powder.

Brows are filled in with MAC shadow in Cork.  I used creme de violet by MAC all over her lid and vibrant grape on the outter lids and on the crease.  I then used Carbon by MAC on the outter crease for more intensity.  The inner rim is lined with Smolder pencil by MAC.  Lancome definicils mascara on top and bottom lashes.

NARS blush in Desire on the apples of her cheeks and Smashbox bronzer all over in Suntan Matte.  I used Artificial Light Luminizing lotion by Smashbox on the cheek bones for a glow and on the center of the lip.  Lips are lined with subculture by MAC and turkish delight gloss by NARS.

ps.  I know you’re going to ask about the concealer, LOL but I can’t say because I was testing out and blending some formulas (with no names or colors yet).  😉  Hope you guys GET THE FACE!!

XO Mario

 

 

 

Welcome to my first blog post – “GET THE FACE”

Hey guys…  I know it took me a while to finally start my blog, but here it is!!  I’m going to start off with a “Get the Face” post.  This is one of my favorite looks that I’ve created for Kim Kardashian and I’ve been getting tons of messages and questions on this look, so here we go baby!!  Read below for the products I used.

Eyes – DuWop duet eye shadow in chai (the lighter shade) all over the lid and on the brow bone.  MAC eyeshadow in Brun in the crease.  MAC eyeliner in Feline on top lid.  GIELLA b-dazzle shadow on inner corners of eyes.  MAC eyepencil in Fascinating on the inner rim of the eye.  Brun by MAC swept softly under the eye.  TONS of mascara on top and bottom lashes.  I filled in the brows with MAC brow pencil in Lingering.

Cheeks – NARS blush in desire on the apples of cheeks.  Smashbox bronzer in Suntan Matte on the hollow’s of the cheeks and framing the face, softly.  For the glow on the cheekbones, Stila illuminating powder in Gold.

Lips – MAC creme d’ Nude lipstick.  Make Up For Ever lip pencil in #50.  You can use a gloss for this look but I didn’t because the lipstick is very creamy.

Have fun with it and let me know how it goes!

XO Mario D

Rockin’ the Red – GET THE “FALL” FACE

Here’s another fall editorial I worked on recently.   Photography is by Alexander Neuman,  fashion styling by Gregory Wein, hair was done by Colin Yeo and makeup by me 😉  This shoot was the perfect opportunity for me to rock fall’s biggest trend – the red lip.

I went with a very rich, deep red  lip color and for the models skin I wanted a clean semi-matte/ satin finish.  To keep the look modern and more fashion (less commercial), I did not use any blush, mascara, or eyeliner.  Instead I softly defined her eyes using only shadow and filled in her brows.

I must have mixed 100 shades of red that day to find the perfect combo.  This is what I used to GET THE FACE! :

On skin – I have this amazing palette of 20 shades of Celebré PRO-HD Makeup Foundation by Mehron.  I used very little all over with a damp sponge to get a satin finish to the skin.  Under the eyes and around the nose and lips – TimeBalm concealer by TheBalm.  Skin was set with a bit of pressed powder by Josie Maran.

I contoured the cheeks using  the step-by-step contour kit by Smashbox.  The middle shade works well to contour cheeks.  I added glow to the top of the cheekbones using Giella’s Eye M Glam highlighter.

Brows – I filled in the outer corners (mid to outter brow) with Dior’s Powder Brow Pencil in Sand and used the same pencil in Blonde to fill in the inner part of the brows.  Blend and brush up and out.

On eyes – LORAC eyeshadow in Spice.  Apply to the crease and outer corners and also along the lower lashes.

Lips – When using red on the lips, I like to prep them first to make sure the application and staying power is near perfect.  I used The Hollywood Prescription two-step treatment to exfoliate, plump and smooth the lips.  Next, I applied Crimson lip definer followed by PureMoist Lip Color in Carrie, both by Jane Iredale. Finally, I applied the Linda lipgloss by Duchess Cosmetics to the center of the lips.

Xo, Mario

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.

Facebook Fan Page and Twitter

I just spent some time uploading pics on my new Facebook Fan Page .  I know I don’t post as often as I used to but I will start daily posting’s on my blog, facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Fan Page and friend me there to see my newest work as it comes out.  Thanks to all of you who follow me on Twitter as well – 30,000 amazing followers!!  Xo

Surface Magazine Cover

Hope you all like the current September issue of Surface Magazine.  I did the makeup for the cover and cover story inside ;-).  I used MAC cosmetics to create the cover look.  It was my first time working with photographer Henrique Gendre and he was amazing.  In the inside story, the entire set was built out of paper – I will post those pics as soon as I get them!  If you get a chance to pick up an issue let me know what you think.  Xo Mario


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