Thank you to my sponsors for being a part of my first London workshop on March 9, 2013. Each sponsor makes it possible for me to share my favorite products and tools with all who attend my workshop. Your kindness and support is truly appreciated!
DIAMOND SPONSOR –
GOLD SPONSORS –
MAC Beauty Blender Z palette L’oreal Khroma Beauty Karuna Tatcha Giella Urban Decay Cargo Dream Organics.
Thank you all for the compliments and comments regarding Kim’s wedding makeup. The wedding was perfection and Kim was the most stunning, graceful bride.
I have not released any of the wedding makeup details. People magazine will be the first to get the breakdown of the look I gave Kim on her wedding day. Stay tuned for all the details in People Mag – Friday, August 26th.
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.
Have you been checking out my weekly column, Makeup Mondays With Mario on Spoiled Pretty? Send in your makeup and beauty questions to them and I’ll answer one in detail every Monday.
Here is a previous question from Athena about nose contour:
Do you have makeup tips for making the nose look more narrow or smaller? Thank you! -Athena
Check out my answer here.
This gorgeous face is Jaydn Maria, a new Universal/Motown artist. She’s a singer, songwriter and she’s got porcelain skin!!! I did Jaydn’s makeup recently for the MTV VMA’s where she walked the carpet with Ne-Yo (pics below) and for some fashion week events. After twitpic-ing and facebooking the pic above, I got so many “get the face” requests. How pretty is she with the pearcing blue eyes, porcelain skin and lips!?!?! Heres how to get the face:
Here’s a cute clip of Jadyn blogging right after we finished makeup: Jadyn Maria on YouTube
Skin – Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation set with NARS loose powder. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer under eyes.
Eyes – Brows are filled in with Cork eye shadow by MAC. For this smoky eye, use Inspiration eyeshadow by LORAC all over the lids and blend it out towards the ears. Use the same shadow along the lower lash line. Line the top and bottom of the eyes with Smolder pencil by MAC and blend. Apply Carbon shadow by MAC to the outter corners of the eyes (top and bottom). Use GIELLA b-dazzle eyeshadow on the inner corners to open and seperate eyes. Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on top and bottom lashes to finish.
Cheeks – Brush Desire blush by NARS on the apples of the cheeks and Candlelight highlighting powder by Kevyn Aucoin on the cheekbones.
Lips – Line and fill in lips with Subculture by MAC, followed by Dazzleglass in Smile -also by MAC.
Have fun! Xo -Mario