Behind the Scenes

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

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


Behind the scenes video from my workshop!

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.

New Year 2010!

Hey guys!  Im so excited to be back working and blogging in this new year, 201o!  I took some time off to relax, spend time with family and friends and to be creative.  I worked on some fashion editorials and I also had my apartment painted, organized everything (including makeup closets), got rid of some old things.  I basically re-did my whole place.  I feel like a new person.  😉  I hope that you all had a great holiday as well.

My new year resolutions are to be more consistent with training at the gym,  blog more often, give back as much as I can and to make time for myself to rest and be creative.  What are your resolutions??


Here are a couple of behind the scenes pics from a shoot I recently worked on.  You can see that she has no brows – I covered her eyebrows completely with a technique I learned years ago.  I will post the images of this shoot when they come out. 😉

Xo Mario

Im Loving…NYX Cosmetics!

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makeup NYX

Hey guys!  I recently had the chance to meet and work with the gorgeous Toni Ko,  founder and creater of NYX Cosmetics!  We had a great time shooting a few different looks on her.  NYX sent me this amazing makeup kit filled with tons of NYX products.  Check out the pic above of the kit!  If you’re not familiar with the product, you should definitely look into it.  NYX is quality makeup but very affordable.  Aside from their fun colors and amazing eyelashes, I love  the sleek packaging!  I just used the Ultimatum eyeshadow on a shoot and it’s a must-have for sure!  Xo  Mario

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