Im looking forward to my workshop/seminar on December 4th and 5th! Industry Art Shops just told me that people are coming from Kansas, Georgia, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, San Diego, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, LA and LONDON! I don’t even know what to say?? Im so thankful and can’t wait to meet you all.
December 4th is SOLD OUT and there are a few spots left on the 5th. Again, anyone can register. It is for makeup artists at all levels and for non-makeup artists also. We will also have models and photographers available on the 5th for those who register for the “Artist Portfolio Event.”
Later today, I will let you all know who the sponsors are and all the amazing products and brushes that will be filling up the gift bags for each person. The gift bags alone are worth more then what you pay to attend! Talk about a return on investment. ;-) Stay tuned! To register for December 5th, click HERE.
This shoot for Beach Bunny swimwear, photographed by the amazing Yu Tsai was so much fun to work on! Check out the video below and watch Cameron Russell take you on a glam safari. The gorgeous hair was done by Syd Curry. I gave Cameron sexy, smokey eyes using bronze and nude shades. Stay tuned for the images of the campaign that I’ll post soon. Enjoy. Xo, 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.
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.
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.
You still have a few days left to email pics of your most glam makeup! Please take a second to read the contest rules below.
I will be giving away hundreds of dollars worth of my favorite products and tools that I personally pick for the winner, in addition to Eye M Glam highlighter.
Please take the time to actually do a very glam makeup on yourself, take pics of it and send them over. Many of you have been sending old pics of different makeup or blurry images taken in clubs or outside. I won’t be able to consider these entries. I’ve seen quite a few retouched images also. Please do not retouch! Get inspired and paint your face – I want to see glam makeup – lips,lashes and all. Do not be afraid to paint. Think Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Iman, Jennifer Lopez, RuPaul, Dita Von Teese, Kim K, etc. If you’ve already sent me images but wan’t to do it again, please do!
1-3 images of the same look. If you send just one, make sure it’s close up so I can see the makeup.
I do not want to see professional, retouched photos or photos of your favorite look from 7 years ago that you took at a bar. LOL! The makeup should be done for this contest.
Subject line should say “Eye M Glam giveaway”
Please write in ONE sentence why you are glam. (no right/wrong answers). ONE SENTENCE.
Last day to submit pics to AskMakeupByMario@gmail.com is November 7, 2010.
Here are examples of pics of glam looks I took myself behind the scenes…
Im sure many of you are painting your faces for Halloween as I type this so here is a little inspiration while you glam up!
Im going to be sending a lucky someone their very own EYE M GLAM highlighter which I created for Giella Cosmetics, along with a few of my other favorite products and tools from different brands that I personally pick for your face! Here is what you have to do to enter a chance to win:
Send me pictures of your makeup to AskMakeupByMario@gmail.com. I will choose a lucky winner who I think has the MOST GLAM makeup! In your email, please tell me in one sentence WHY YOU ARE GLAM. There is no right or wrong answer. The look you submit does NOT have to be from Halloween, but if it is, that is totally fine as well. I want to see faces that are beautiful, glamourous, stylish and even a little wild-ish so don’t be afraid to paint!
No more then three images per person. At least one image should be a close up of the face. Subject line should say EYE M GLAM give away. Last day to submit your images will be on Sunday November 7th, 2010.
This fashion story from Elle Magazine (Mexico) was just published. Alexander Neuman, another very talented photographer shot this along with a few other stories in my book. You may remember when I twitpic’d a model and asked what she had missing on her face? You can see here that it was her eyebrows. ;-) Blocking out the eyebrows gives a very edgy, fashion forward look. For this shoot, I wanted the model to look androgynous and somewhat “hard.”
Will anyone try blocking out their brows this Halloween? If so, i’d love to see pics! There are different techniques to do this. I prefer using a bald cap to cover the natural brow. How would you do it? ;-) Xo Mario
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.
I’ve been trying to organize all of my makeup, skincare, lashes etc that I have at home and it’s no easy task! Thought I would share some pics with you showing my progress thus far. Keeping all of this (and there is more in boxes that I didn’t take pics of) organized is important to me so that I know what I have and where to grab it when Im packing but it takes so much time! How do you like to organize things? Any tips for me? Xo Mario