The spring issue of Surface magazine is out on newsstands. Check out the cover above and inside story. The makeup I did was very natural and I think it works well for this story. I wanted her amazing red hair to pop out against her pale skin and the white background. No contour, no blush, no lipstick, no shadows! I used a lightweight foundation mixed with a moisturizer all over the skin and then filled in her brows using a blonde pencil. I lined the eyes, applied two coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes and added highlight to her skin and a tiny bit to the lips. This makeup is easy to recreate if you’re going for very modern and clean look. Oh, and how cool is the chair and table??? Enjoy! 😉 Xo Mario
If you haven’t already seen Kim on the current cover of Bazaar, make sure you check it out! Its a great interview that you’ll enjoy. There are many images of Kim in the story, shot by Terry Richardson and one night I had the pleasure of working on set with the iconic photographer. The image above is the one I worked on. I gave Kim a pretty look using Dior products 😉 Hope you like it. 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.
Tis the season to get married! I figured I should do a wedding makeup post since so many people are getting married in the summer and fall. I think makeup is really important for a bride on her wedding day. It’s photographed by a professional and you will see the images forever. If there’s any day in your life that you want to look you’re very best and most beautiful, it’s your wedding day.
I get emails everyday from brides-to-be from all over (some as far as Moracco!) asking me to do their weddings. I feel terrible because unfortunitely my schedule now doesn’t really allow me to book weddings anymore, but I have done many many weddings in the past and I always loved making a woman feel beautiful on her special day. Below are some products and tricks to help you out.
The pics here are of my beautiful sister Vicky. She got married last summer and of course I did her makeup, lol. I love you Vicky 😉 Vicky usually does her makeup pretty natural so we kept with that theme of warm, natural and nude colors. Theres also a couple of pics of Dara Godfrey, wife of the amazing designer Jay Godfrey, on their wedding day. I flew out to Miami for their wedding.. it was really beautiful and so was she! The last pic is a bridal cover I did a while back, “For The Bride” magazine.
Tips and tricks –
Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox. This is a really good primer to use all over before you apply your foundation. It helps keep the makeup last longer and keeps it smooth.
Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier. This concealer had 2 shades that u can mix to get the perfect match for your skin. Go alittle lighter under the eye and for blemishes, match the exact skin color.
Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier. This is good to set your foundation and concealer. It’s very silky and sheer and has a bit of light reflecting which helps to smooth fine lines and imperfections. Try putting a bit of it on a velour puff and applying it that way. Great to touch up with also through out the day and night.
Oragasm Blush by NARS. It’s a peachy pink with shimmer and just looks beautiful and so many skin tones. Brush it on the apples of your cheeks (try not to go too low on the cheek with it).
Dior Bronze – Amber Tan by Dior. A matte golden bronze shade of bronzer. Brush it all around the frame of the face to warm your skin up. Dont forget to apply some to the neck too!
High Beam by Benefit. This is a luminescent complexion enhancer. Apply it on your cheek bones for a dewy glow. I like to use it on the center of the lip too for a hightlight and on the bridge of the nose.
Silk Eye Shadow Wash by Stila. It’s a water-based liquid-to-powder eyesshadow in a shade called kitten (pinkish gold tone) It looks great on alot of skin colors. Use it on your eyelid or to highlight.
Powerpoint Eyepencil by MAC. This pencil is great for a wedding because its waterproof but you can still blend it nicely for a smokey eye. Also great for the inner rim of the eye. After applying on top lids, brush alittle translucent powder over it and apply again. This will give the line alot of pigment and really pop.
B-Dazzle by GIELLA. The perfect shade eye shadow for the inner corner of the eyes. Makes you look more awake and gives that “angelic” look. GIELLA can also custom blend it into a pencil. www.Giella.com
All products except for the MAC and GIELLA can be found at www.Sephora.com . Remember to keep your makeup classic looking on your wedding and don’t overdo it! Xo