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How to Get Kim’s Bronzy Smoky Eyes

Remember this look that I gave Kim in NYC a few months ago?  Well, US interviewed me and they’ve got all the info that shows how you can create this bronzy and smokey eye makeup.  Visit US Magazine to read the interview and learn how to Get The Face!  Xo Mario

Makeup Monday’s With Mario – Getting tan the right way

This week on Makeup Mondays With Mario, I answer Tanning questions, give product recommendations and share my techniques for self tanning you own body and face at home.  Visit Spoiled Pretty to get my whole answer.  Xo Mario

Makeup Mondays with Mario: Keeping foundation on your face…

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Makeup Mondays With Mario is my weekly column on the amazing beauty blog,  If you haven’t already checked it out, please do!  I give you in depth answers to your beauty and skin questions.

This Monday, I answer a question from Khalia who’s having problems with keeping foundation on her face and off everything else. To ask your beauty question, visit my column.

If you missed last weeks question and answer, check it out here.  I give a cat eye tutorial to Mariel.  😉

TWIP of the day! To get Kim’s sexy nude lip color…


To get the sexy nude lip that I gave Kim last night for her birthday, use Ravishing Lipstick by MAC.  Finish it off by adding MAC lip glass in Florabundance.  🙂 Xo Mario

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Want to get the rest of the face?  Leave a comment to let me know!  😉

Julie Banderas Gets Married!

My two good freinds, Julie Banderas and Andy Sansone just got married last week here in NYC!  Julie is an anchor and host of Fox Report on the Fox News Channel.  I used to do her makeup on weekends for her show and we became great freinds over time.  She is beautiful, talented and hysterical and there are no words to describe her husband Andy – he’s such a great guy and I’m so happy for both of them.  The wedding was perfect and so was the bride.  =)  My talented freind Michael Silva did Julie’s hair and I did her makeup.  The pics above are from the wedding and some others of Julie and I on her boat and at Fox.

There will be alot more pics from the wedding soon as well as video footage.  I can post a “get the face” for all the bride’s to be.  xo  Love you Julie and Andy!

Watch Julie on The Fox Report on Saturday and Sunday’s 7pm Eastern.

My Faves for Fall’s Face –

So what exactly is Fall’s Face?  I’ve asked myself this question over and over again, season after season.  On one runway, you’ll see pale skin with smokey eyes, on another a bold lip and bronzed skin.  Following makeup trends can be confusing and overwhelming to most people but it shouldn’t be.  Try different products and looks this fall and if you’re not loving it, just wipe it off. 

I’m going to share some of my favorites products that I’ll be using this Fall.  I’m definitely going to be feauturing some bold and matte lip colors paired with flawless, semi-matte skin and of course the “perfect” brow.  No worries for you smokey eyed girls out there because dark and sultry eye shadows are in and I can’t wait to start using them.  It’s going to be feminine, flawless and fun this Fall!! 


NARS Makeup Primer w/ SPF 20.  This primer is lightweight, moisturizing and will help prepare your skin for a flawless makeup application.







Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup w/ SPF 10.   This is a natural and hydrating liquid foundation that will give you coverage and last all day.







shu uemura Face Powder Matte.  This loose powder leaves your complexion with a natural and matte finish.  It comes with a powder puff so you can press it onto the skin to set your makeup.  Gives that airbrushed finish that I love.







Lancôme Tropiques MinÉrale Mineral Smoothing Pressed Bronzer.  It’s a bronzer, blush and finisher.  It will add a touch of bronzed color and approve your skins appearance.  Also has an SPF 15.  Comes in different shades – my fave is Natural Suntan.








Dior Powder Brow Pencil.  It’s a long wearing powder brow pencil that defines softly.  No hard edges.  I like to use a dab of powder shadow on the outter corners over it for extra staying power.





Calvin Klein Endless Creme – Creme Concealer.  We all know I’m crazy for creamy concealer.  Its conditioning, looks natural and reduces the appearance of fine lines.  Try some on the lips too – makes a great nude lip shade.







NARS Concealer.  Love this for covering up blemishes.  For hard-to-hide undereye’s, apply a dab to the area and follow with a cream or liquid concealer.







Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer Sheer Creme Eyeshadow.  It’s high shine, super smooth and sexy.  Try Champagne Satin all over the lid for day or Vinyl Indigo when the sun goes down.  Set it with a dab of translucent loose powder.








LORAC Color Me Couture Eye Shadow Palette.  The perfect neutrals and golds for your eyes.  Smoke up your eyes with these shimmery shades.  Use the shimmery black as liner or shadow or use all of them at once. 






 Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow.  The Ultimate deep and dark smokey eye that will get you noticed.  Truly is waterproof but can smudge nicely.  Go for a nude or sheer lip with this eye shadow to keep it looking feminine and pretty.

NARS Lipstick in Sephora Flame.  It’s a rich and deep red-burgandy shade.  The texture is semi-matte but very velvety.  This shade will give you the “look at me” lips.  For a softer, stained look, apply just a bit of it to the center of lips and blend out.  Love this lip with a clean eye and lots of mascara.

All of these products are can be purchased at Sephora or  Have fun with your Fall face and send me pics of yourself with any of these products on.  I’d love to see how you all create your own makeup trends.  













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

Cosmopolitan cover with Kim


How gorgeous does Kimmy look on the cover of Cosmo??  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out you can grab a copy out on newsstands right now!  I love the beauty shot below.  For this look and the cover shot, I used Dior cosmetics.  Look out for a “Get the Face!”  Xo

NEW: fashion/editorial makeup

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.

Happy Birthday to my muse, Kim Kardashian!


I hope you all enjoy the collage I made.  The images are from red carpet events that I did Kim’s makeup for.  As you can see, she keeps me busy boy!  😉  It’s amazing to work with Kim for so many obvious reasons, but whats more amazing and most important is that she’s equally beautiful, inside and out.  Have a Happy and Blessed Birthday Kim!

Check out the pics here from her party in Vegas.  It was a blast!  Stay tuned for a “Get The Face” post of her Vegas Birthday makeup .  Xo Mario

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