Inspiration, a new amfAR event series produced by Josh Wood Productions, is a celebration of men’s style benefiting the Foundation’s innovative AIDS research programs. Giving back is very important to me so when I was asked to be Key Makeup Artist for the Inspiration Gala event last week, I was honored.
Top menswear designers donate looks which are then modeled in a fashion show and auctioned off. Inspiration was a huge success, raising close to $1 million. Kylie Minogue hosted, Sharon Stone was chair of the event with Kenneth Cole. Dita Von Teese and Courtney Love both performed. Natasha Bedingfield attended as well and many other fun people!
For the fashion show, my team and I worked on Wilhelmina’s top male models. The designs were by Jean-Paul Gaultier and DSquared². Using Smashbox Cosmetics, I gave models a very clean, natural look. Skin was primed with Photo Finish Primer and followed by Smashbox High Definition concealer where needed. Brows were filled in and gelled with the Brow Tech To Go dual ended applicator. To finish, we applied the Lip Treatment SPF 15 on lips to smooth and moisturize.
Below are some pics taken backstage. A big, big “thank you!” to Smashbox cosmetics for sponsoring me and another special”thank you!” to Sally, Robin, Chris and Michal for being part of my team and donating your time and talent. Xo, Mario.
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
I’ve been trying to organize all of my makeup, skincare, lashes etc that I have at home and it’s no easy task! Thought I would share some pics with you showing my progress thus far. Keeping all of this (and there is more in boxes that I didn’t take pics of) organized is important to me so that I know what I have and where to grab it when Im packing but it takes so much time! How do you like to organize things? Any tips for me? Xo Mario
In case you missed it on Monday, check out my weekly column Makeup Mondays With Mario on Spoiled Pretty. This week I answer a question and share my opinion on color coordinating your makeup. Leave comments and feel free to send in your beauty questions. Xo Mario
Hey beautiful! Check out this great feature from PeopleEnEspanol.com all about Summer makeup. In the story, I share my favorite products for summer. They included a bunch of images and links. Oh, and if you don’t mind translating the story for me to english, please do so, LOL. Heres the link to People En Espanol. Xo Mario