I was going through images in my laptop and saw this shot of superstar DJ/model Sky Nellor. This was a advertising shoot I worked on for the Ricardo Rojas Salon in NYC, featured in Vogue. Ricardo and I have worked with Sky (his muse) many times over the years and together, they’re so much fun to be around. Check out that bed head – I love it! A natural look for everyday, LOL. 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.
Earlier today in NYC, Kim attended the CEW Beauty Awards. CEW stands for Cosmetic Executive Women and Kim is definitely that and a whole lot more. She looked stunning in a one shoulder coral/peach dress and her hair was put up in a simple and elegant style by Michael Silva. I played up her eyes and lashes and kept the rest of the makeup clean and pretty. I hope you all like it. Stay tuned for more info on this look. 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