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Thank You to my Sponsors!

Thank you to my sponsors for being so generous and providing me with all my favorite products to share with all who attend my workshop.  Special thanks to Atelier of Beauty and to Sigma Beauty for your extra support in making this day possible.

Rockin’ the Red – GET THE “FALL” FACE

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.

I contoured the cheeks using  the step-by-step contour kit by Smashbox.  The middle shade works well to contour cheeks.  I added glow to the top of the cheekbones using Giella’s Eye M Glam highlighter.

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.

Xo, Mario

Kim K’s favorite makeup for day & night

In the current issue of OK! magazine, Kim talks all about eyes – taking her daytime look into a night time look and her favorite products that I use on her such as MAC’s liquid liner in Boot Black and the new EYE M GLAM all over golden highlighter that I created!  Pick up a copy of OK! this week for more great tips and check out EYE M GLAM, the product I made that keeps her skin looking gorgeous and glowing!

Makeup Mondays With Mario – The perfect nude lip!

Want to find out how to choose the perfect nude lip color as well as some application tips and tricks?  Go over to my weekly column on Spoiled Pretty!

Giving Pretty

I love Fashion Week… Its fast-paced, inspiring and glamourous shows motivate me to paint pretty. Another thing I love just as much is giving back. This year, while fashion models strutted the cat-walk looking flawless, I dedicated my personal time to mentoring young women with the help of my friend and client, singer Adrienne Bailon at the Lower East Side Girls Club local charity.

I spent months researching charities that promote self-confidence and self esteem for young women.  I came across The Lower East Side Girls Club in NYC and thought they were a perfect match. They prepare the girls for real life experiences such as college interviews and internships. With the generous sponsorship from NYC NEW YORK CITY COLOR, JOSIE MARAN, GIELLA CUSTOM BLEND COSMETICS and SALLY HANSEN, we gifted these amazing girls with great tools to promote natural beauty from the inside out.

Adrienne Bailon, native lower east side girl herself, was so great as she answered questions and shared advice and life experiences with the girls.  She also modeled for me as I gave a full makeup lesson, revealed tricks of the trade and exposed the “real” beauty in each of them.  I focused on adding bits of color to enhance and brighten the face rather then cover or conceal.  Thanks again to Adrienne, NYC New York City Color, Josie Maran, Sally Hansen and Giella for helping put smiles on their young faces. A special thanks to The Lower East Side Girls Club for putting a big smile on my face and hopefully all of yours.

PS.  If you know of any local charities such as TLESGC, please let me know as Id love to continue “Giving Pretty.”

Xo – Mario

TWIP of the day… For a five minute face…

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For a five minute face, go with monocharomatic colors and  skip the brows and liner.  Try Embrace eyeshadow by Josie Maran. Xo Mario

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