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Get the Face! Kim K at Leather & Laces in Miami – A People StyleWatch exclusive

It’s finally out! This look that I gave Kim at the Leather & Laces event in Miami during Superbowl weekend has been the most requested “Get the Face.” People Style Watch had the exclusive on it and now you do too!  I loved the entire look on Kim.  Monica Rose styled her beautifully in a all nude look and I was very inspired by the color and textures.  Look above to find out which products I used on Kim or pick up a copy of the current issue of People Style Watch, page 94.  The mag also gives you the “look for less.”  Stay tuned for the complete list of products I used – I will share the rest of the look very soon.  Xo Mario

My Beauty Breakdown on Makeup411.com (Get the Face!)

I’ve been getting tons of  “Get the Face” requests for different looks that I gave Kim in the past couple of months.  I was especially excited when makeup411.com asked me for a Beauty Breakdown as I’ve been a fan of Make-Up Artist Magazine and makeup411.com for some time.  This beauty breakdown shows you how to get the look from Kim’s fragrance launch in Miami.  Check it out to find out all the products I used, including my very own highlighter that I made for GIELLA cosmetics called EYE M GLAM.  Also, read about what inspired me that day… 😉  Xo Mario

Giving Kim a fresh look – Get the Face…

In the recent issue of OK! Magazine, Kim explains how I created this look on her from the Bebe fashion show in NYC.  Read through the page above to Get the Face!  I loved this makeup on Kim…Very fresh and pretty.  What do you think of the natural look on her?

Get The Face! Kim Kardashian – Valentines day Queen of Hearts


Happy Valentines Day!  Here is a Valentines day treat for you all as I promised earlier today.  I love doing this soft and pretty makeup on Kim and apparently you love it too!  I’ve gotten a ton of requests for a “get the face” post for last nights Valentines look.  Hope you try it out and if so, please send in pics to me.  Here’s how you can “Get the Face!”

I started out with Josie Maran Argan Primer Mist on the face.  Once that dries, go on to your foundation. On Kim –DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25. Use just a bit of this foundation and blend well.  Set your skin with a little of Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder.

I filled in Kim’s brows with MAC’s Eye Brows Pencil in Lingering.  Sweep the pencil with light strokes in the direction the hair grows.  Brush through brows for a more blended, natural look.

Using a brush, I applied Sweetheart eye shadow by Josie Maran on the eye lids. Keep the shadow right below the crease.  Next, I gave her a thin line on the upper lid using ARTLINER – Precision Point EyeLiner by Lancome.  Feel free to extend the line out without overdoing it.  Lashes – use one coat of HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara by Lancome.  I added some individual long lashes by Ardell to the outer corners of her eyes.  Follow with another coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes as well.

To warm up and bronze the skin, I used Laguna Bronzing Powder by NARS.  Using a small shadow brush, apply a dab of the bronzer to the crease of eyes and along the lower lash lines.  To make her cheeks pop and to add a gorgeous glow, I swept Powder Blush by NYX Cosmetics in Peach on the apples of the cheeks. For that extra glow on the cheek bones apply N.Y.C. New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust in Opal Sparkle.

Finish off this Valentines look with a sexy and pretty shade of pink on your lips.  Line all over with Sephora’s Nano Lip liner in Pinup Pink and follow with Pure Lipgloss in Petunia, also by Sephora.  Have fun!  Xo Mario


GET THE FACE! Kim K’s b-day look…Vegas

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So many of you have been asking me for a “Get the Face” post on this look that I gave Kim… so here it is!  LOL.  I had fun glamming Kim up for her Vegas birthday.  I did her makeup that night while she was laying down on this big, comfortable spa table/reclining chair and it was actually great doing makeup that way.  It’s more exciting when they can’t see what i’m doing the whole time because they get surprised at the end.  😉  PS… The other birthday look from LA is coming very soon too!


Skin – I used Sheer Glow Foundation by NARS all over the skin.  Under the eyes and to highlight I used YSL’s Touch Eclat.  To set everything use a touch of Translucent Loose Powder by Shiseido.


Eyebrows are softly filled in with MAC’s eyebrow pencil in Lingering.

Eyes – Urban Decay eyeshadow in Eldorado on eye lids and browbone.  Smog eyeshadow also by Urban Decay on the crease of the eye and outter corners of the lids.  Smolder Eye Kohl by MAC rimming the entire eye and on the inner rims.  Use more liner towards the outter corners.  Using a clean brush, blend along the lashlines, moving up and out.  Apply more liner for intensity if needed.  Finish the eyes with two coats of Lancome’s Hynose Drama Mascara on top and bottom lashes.


Cheeks – On the apples of the cheeks, use Passion blush by Josie Maran.  Skin is bronzed with Josie Maran Bronzing Powder.  Brush it along the hairline, jawline and hollows of cheeks.  To highlight the cheek bones, use Trace Gold blush by MAC.


Lips are lined with MAC’s Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit followed by Lipgelee in Saplicious, also by MAC.

Have fun and take pics!  Xo Mario


TWIP of the day! To get Kim’s sexy nude lip color…

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To get the sexy nude lip that I gave Kim last night for her birthday, use Ravishing Lipstick by MAC.  Finish it off by adding MAC lip glass in Florabundance.  🙂 Xo Mario


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Want to get the rest of the face?  Leave a comment to let me know!  😉

Get the Face! Khloe Kardashian’s wedding makeup: The complete face!

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As you all know, OK! Magazine had the exclusive for the look I gave Khloe on her wedding.  Many of you have been asking me for more details and product info so I’m going to share the “complete face” with you all in more detail.   Here it is – Get the Face!

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On Khloe’s skin – To prep skin, I used Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer by Givenchy.  I wanted her overall skin to be more matte, even though I was going for the “glowy Khloe.”  Most of the time, I will later add the glow to the areas I want.  For foundation, I used the new Sheer Matte Foundation by NARS all over skin.  For undereyes, I used a bit of Lift Concealer by Make Up For Ever.  I set everything with a touch of  Translucent Loose Powder by Shiseido.

Khloe’s Brows are filled in with Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil.  It comes in a universal shade.  To darken the brow, just apply more.

Khloe’s eye’s –  On the inner rim of the eyes (tear ducts) and on the brow bone, I used b-dazzle eyeshadow by GIELLA.  All over the lid, apply the golden shade from NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Mediterranee.  On the outter corners of the eyes, crease and along lower lash line, use Antiqued eyeshadow by MAC.  To line eyes on top, inner rim and along the outter and lower lash lines, use MAC’s eye pencil in Smolder.  Finish the eyes with Khloe’s favorite mascara on top and bottom lashes – Lancome Hynose Mascara!

Cheeks – To bronze and warm up Khloe’s skin, I used Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine in Amber Matte. On the hollows of the cheeks, I applied Suntan Matte Bronzelights by Smashbox.  For blush, I brushed Orgasm by NARS on the apples of her cheeks.  To add glow to the cheekbones and bridge of nose, use Albatross blush, also by NARS.

Lips – I lined Khloe’s lips with ColorStay Lipliner in Natural, by Revlon.  To finish, use Revlon’s Creme Gloss in Pink Cami.

I hope you try to “get the face!”   If you do, remember to send me pics of the look so I can post them here! xo Mario

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Khloe and Lamar’s wedding, OK! Mag

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Hey guys!  Did you check out OK! Magazine that came out today with the exclusive on Khloe and Lamar’s wedding?  OK! was the first to get the exclusive on the makeup I did on the gorgeous bride.  Check it out to see tons of pics and even one of me, LOL!  For the wedding, I did makeup on Kris, Kim, Kourtney and of course Khloe.  Stay tuned as I will post again with some more shots, as well as the complete “Get the Face!”    Xo  Mario

GET THE FACE! Natasha Bedingfield

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Natasha Bedingfield is one of my favorite singers and also one of my faves to work on! I always have a good time when working with her.  She’s sweet, super talented and loves to play with different makeup looks.  This look that I gave her was for a TV appearance/performance in NYC.   The eyeshadow I used is actually silvery, not blue.  I rarely match eyeshadow to a dress.

So for you fair skinned/lighter hair ladies out there, Get the Face!  This makeup would work with jeans and a t-shirt as well. 😉

Eyes-  Use Forgery eyeshadow by MAC on the lids and along the lower lash line.  On the crease, use a bit of Cork, also by MAC.  Line the upper lid with Magic Khol Eyeliner Pencil in Black by Givenchy.  Curl lashes and use Longer Then Life Lengthening Mascara by NARS on top and bottom lashes.

Cheeks – On the apples of the cheeks, use Desire, by NARS.  Frame the face lightly with Laguna bronzer, also by NARS.

Lips – Line lips with MAC’s subculture and use Keri’s Kiss lipstick by GIELLA.

Xoxo, Mario

Making up singer-songwriter Jadyn Maria. Get the Face…

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


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