Surface Magazine

Check out my new spring cover…

The spring issue of Surface magazine is out on newsstands.  Check out the cover above and inside story.  The makeup I did was very natural and I think it works well for this story.  I wanted her amazing red hair to pop out against her pale skin and the white background.  No contour, no blush, no lipstick, no shadows!  I used a lightweight foundation mixed with a moisturizer all over the skin and then filled in her brows using a blonde pencil.  I lined the eyes, applied two coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes and added highlight to her skin and a tiny bit to the lips.  This makeup is easy to recreate if you’re going for very modern and clean look.  Oh, and how cool is the chair and table???  Enjoy! 😉  Xo Mario

NEW: fashion/editorial makeup

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.

Loving Surface – Nov 2010.

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.

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