I recently collaborated on this shoot for Elle Mexico with genius photographer Adrian Nina. The story features ten “new girls.” They are the industries new generation of models, and future supermodels.
I gave all of the girls a clean, light and fresh look. Using Dior makeup, I focused mainly on the skin and with a very soft hand, I defined the eyes on some girls using shadow and stained the center of their lips . There was no bronzer, lashes or liner in site! I think doing this type of natural makeup is more challenging then doing a glam look. What do you think? 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
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.
Working on fashion editorials with a talented team and gorgeous models can be very rewarding. I still get the same excitement, after 10 years, when a story I worked on is published. I love to see the final images laid out as a story.
This is my latest story shot by Henrique Gendre in the current issue of Surface Magazine. The gorgeous face you see is model Ali Stephens and styling was done by Gregory Wein. The shoot was all about bright solids so I kept the makeup simple and clean with a strong brow and subtle contour. For the last couple of shots, I darkened her eyes with shadow only.
Editorial makeup is very different from celebrity/red carpet/TV, etc.. . To keep it modern and editorial, I didn’t use any mascara, liner or blush. Hope you like it! I will post a Get The Face! for the look below (dark eyes) very soon. 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.
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.
The one thing in this shoot that’s not ‘wild’ is the makeup - and it doesn’t always have to be! I was excited when I first saw the models, Julia and Michelle (IMG) on set that day. Their look was perfect for a very natural, matte makeup!
Collaborating on fashion editorials and helping create a look for a story is one of the best and most creative things about being a makeup artist. This story was photographed by Bell Soto in NYC and David Widjaja is responsible for the fashion styling. I’ve worked with David a few times and always love his work. The hair was done by Davide of the Davide Torchio Salon. Check out VEGAS magazine here. Xo Mario
Hey guys! I’m so excited for the “Get Your Glam On” Kim Kardashian makeover contest. You can enter the contest to win a makeover by Kim Kardashian’s glam squad. That’s right, one of you lucky ladies will get made up from head to toe and feel what it’s like to be a star! We’ll be giving you the full on red carpet celebrity treatment
The glam squad includes myself for makeup, Frankie Payne for hair and Monica Rose will be your fashion stylist. Frankie and Monica are both so talented and literally two of the sweetest people ever. To enter the contest, go to Kim Kardashian’s site or just click here! Xoxo Mario