I’ve gotten so many Get The Face! requests for Kim’s red carpet makeup that she rocked at the Unbreakable launch party in LA. She looked gorgeous as always – her hair was slicked back in a pony tail and she wore all black with beautiful gold detailing on the shoulders. I wanted the makeup to compliment her whole look and to have a nice overall balance so I went with golden tones on her skin and eyes and blended golds with pinks for her lips and cheeks. Read on for the complete beauty breakdown as I reveal how you too can Get The Face!
I started with moisturizing Kim’s face and neck using La Mer’s The Moisturizing Lotion. I let that settle for about five minutes and then applied Veil Fluid Makeup (No. 3: Sand) by Hourglass all over the skin and blended with a damp sponge. This foundation gives a luminous, lasting coverage. Under the eyes, I used By Terry’s Touche Veloutee Concealer in the Cream shade. I blended a bit on the eye lids as well to prime them for the eyeshadow. To set skin I used a bit of Jane Iredale PureMatte Finish Powder, mainly on the T-zone and over the concealer to set.
EYE brows, lids and lashes
I filled in Kim’s brows with Brow Tech To Go in Taupe, by Smashbox. To get the soft, golden shade on Kim’s eyes, first I layered LORAC Tantalizer Baked Bronzer on eyelids and along the lower lashes. Next I went over it and applied Eye M Glam highlighter (giella.com) over eyelids, inner corners of eyes and a bit on the brow bones. Sweep Eye M Glam along lower lashes as well and blend it out to get that smoky golden look. I defined the upper lash line with By Terry eyeliner in Macassar Brown. In the waterline or inner rim of the eyes, I used the Eye M Glam all over pencil (available soon) I added a few medium sized individual lashes by Reese Robert (really cool line of eyelashes!) for extra volume and finished off the eyes with two coats of Hypnose Mascara by Lancome on the top and bottom lashes.
I bronzed the hollows of Kim’s cheeks, along her hairline, jaw and down the center of neck with Terracotta Bronzing powder by Guerlain. I added a hint of color to the apple of the cheeks using LORAC blush in Pink and swept over the apples and along the cheekbones with Giella’s Eye M Glam highlighter. I used the left-over highlighter on the brush and applied it down the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow of her lips. To add some of that golden glow to the body, I used Sigma’s Body Brush which is plated in 18K gold and has super-soft bristles! Just dip the brush into the Eye M Glam lid and apply straight to your body.
I lined Kim’s lips with Josie Maran lipliner in Natural and kept the lip shade in the same color family as the cheeks by applying a blend of MAC lipstick in Half ‘n Half followed by Eye M Glam AcryLip gloss (available soon.)
I finished off Kim’s makeup by spraying a light mist of Rose Water by Dream Organics on her face and neck. This sets the makeup and gives a fresh, dewy look to the skin.
I hope you have fun trying this look out. Don’t forget to send me pics of yourself so I can post them!
Check out this video I worked on for VanCleef & Arpels. It was directed by Armen Djerrahian who is one of my favorite directors. The amazing piece of jewelry featured is called The Zip. I used Eye M Glam highlighter on her cheekbones to give her skin that radiant glow Enjoy! Xo, Mario
I’m sure you have already seen Kim K on the cover of the current People Style Watch. If not, here it is. In the beauty breakdown below of her cover look, four of the products I used were mentioned but Im going to give you the complete look! See below to learn how to Get The Face! ;-) xo, Mario
On Skin - Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Sand.
By TERRY Touche Veloutee Concealer applied under eyes.
Skin is set with loose powder. I used La Mer’s The Powder in Neutral.
Brows are filled in with Lancomes Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet then brushed out with the opposite side of the pencil.
To get the soft, golden shade on Kim’s eyes, I used Giella’s EYE M GLAM all over highlighter on the eye lids and tear ducts (or inner corners). I also highlighted her brow bone (right under the brows) using EYE M GLAM.
I swept Motives Eye Shadow in Cappuccino along the crease of eyes for subtle definition.
Under her eyes and/or along the lower lashes, I used Motives Eye Shadow in Toast. I blended the shadow with a clean brush to get a very soft and natural smokey look.
I lined and defined the top lids with Style Liner by Dior. I gradually went thicker with the line towards the outer corners.
I finished off the eyes by first curling the lashes then on both top and bottom lashes, I applied Bionic Mascara in Jet Black by Smashbox.
I bronzed Kim’s face along the hairline and on the hollows of cheeks using Cheekers Bronzer in Golden Tan by Covergirl.
To add a bit of glow to the skin I used Fusion Beauty’s Illumifill along the cheekbones.
On apples of cheeks I swept MAC blush in Fleur Power.
Her lips are lined with Josie Maran’s lip liner in Blush.
To add the soft pink color to her lips, I applied Colour Rich Lip Colour in Tickled Pink by L’oreal and finished the lips off with Lip Fusion Color Shine in Flirt.
Earlier in the week I made up Kourtney for her appearance on Lopez Tonight. You can watch the clip above to see the funny interview. I loved Kourts entire look that night!
I went with more natural makeup and gave her cheeks a beautiful glow using Eye M Glam, my favorite all over highlighter of course. For a subtle pop of color, I painted her lips with a sheer peachy/orange shade. Leave a comment and let me know if you like the soft makeup on Kourtney! Xo, Mario.
I just came across StyleBust, a very cool site covering all things stylish. Check out this review of Eye M Glam, the all over highlighter that I created for Giella Cosmetics. I’m very flattered to say the least! When I created this highlighter, I never thought it would become a product in Giella’s line but I’m so glad that it is available to you all, as it is one of my staples that I rarely work without. Thanks StyleBust for making me smile and thanks to all of you who continue to write positive reviews of Eye M Glam. 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.
I’ve been getting a lot of requests and comments regarding this look that I gave Kim for the Nascar event so here it is girls! Get the face…
Apply Creme de La Mer all over the skin to moisturize.
Foundation: Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation in Medium M1
Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 under eyes.
Powder: Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder to set the foundation.
Bronzer: MAC bronzer in Refined Golden around the hairline and hollows of cheeks to add warmth and contour.
Highlighter: EYE M GLAM highlighter at giella.com. To get the dewy and radiant glow, apply to brow bone and inner corners of eyes and on the bridge of your nose, across cheek bones, cupids bow and on décolletage.
Blush: Josie Maran Blush in Blossom on apples of cheeks.
Eyeshadows: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blaze on the eyelid
MAC Eyeshadow in Malt in the crease
EYE M GLAM highlighter on the brow bones.
Eyeliners: Dior liquid style liner in Noir Black on the upper lash line
Max Factor MAXeye liner in Night Club along the inner lash line
Mascara: Lancome Definicils High Defintion Mascara in Deep Black
Eyebrows: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Medium to Dark
Lipliner: Stila Lip Pencil in Contour 1
Lipstick: Covergirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Golden Apricot
Lipgloss: Guerlain Terracotta Gloss and Shine in Beige Sun