EPISODE 16: MARIO DEDIVANOVIC
GUEST: MARIO DEDIVANOVIC, @MAKEUPBYMARIO
HOST: TIFFANY BARTOK, @TIFFANYBARTOK
Transition Music Prod. by Benny Alexander
Intro and Outro Music by MARTIN
DESCRIPTION: We’re back this week with another amazing & humble guest, who is one of the most sought after, acclaimed, followed, and influential makeup artists in the world, a groundbreaking educator AND CEO & Founder of his own line, Mario Dedivanovic. We talk all about handling the pandemic and launching a line amongst it, his journey as a makeup artist, remembering to take it all in, what fuels his soul and inspiration, and of course THAT Kim Kardashian wet look. Enjoy!
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Topics & Work Discussed:
Mario officially launched his line in Sephora, October 2020
“2020 marks Mario's 20th year as a makeup artist, and the debut of his namesake beauty brand, MAKEUP BY MARIO, inspired by two decades of groundbreaking makeup artistry. Mario's meticulously crafted collection of pro products and tools are developed using the highest-quality formulas to elevate application and recreate his signature techniques, in universal shades for all skin tones.” - www.makeupbymario.com
Kevyn Aucoin is Mario’s idol. He learned everything from him. Mario and Tiffany met for an interview for Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story back in 2015.
Mario worked with Billy B in his early days when he started out as a makeup assistant. He first assisted makeup artist, Isabel Perez, when he was 17 years old. She helped him make his first kit. He then moved into the agency and fashion world, where he then met Kabuki.
Kim Kardashian at the 2019 Met Gala
Designer: Manfred Thierry Mugler
Corsetier: Mr. Pearl
Hair: Chris Appleton
Makeup: Mario Dedivanovic
Mario discusses his personal process & how the collaboration process worked between Mugler, Mr. Pearl, Chris Appleton, and Kim herself. Kim loves a matte look so Mario had the task of figuring out a matte, wet look.
"Kim’s skin was a huge focus point of the look. When giving the client glowing skin, I recommend spraying the face with Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist. This is a quick and easy way to keep the skin looking dewy and fresh. I also like to spray the mist directly into a clean beauty blender and gently pat the high points of the face. This can also be done with any emollient product. Before starting glam, I cleansed Kim’s face using the Tatcha Classic Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder. I then placed Tatcha’s Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask on her face for 10 minutes to restore firmness and luminosity. Lastly, I put a few pumps of Tatcha’s Violet-C Brightening Serum into the skin to lock in moisture.
For Kim’s eyes, Dedivanovic wanted to mimic the reflection of light glistening off of a body of water. "I layered both Albanian and Bronzy from the KKW Beauty X Mario Palette on the eyelids. I then buffed the lower lash line using Albanian. I highlighted the brow bone with a mix of 2008 and Armenian. To give the glistening effect in the middle of the eyelid, I added a highlight of Ultra Lightbeams in Iridescent.
For Kim’s face, we started by using the KKW Beauty Concealer Kit in Shade 7 and set the concealer using the Baking Powder in shade Bake 2. For added radiance, I finished off by using a clean fluffy brush to apply the Brightening Powder in shade Brightening 2. I then contoured her cheekbones, forehead, and jawline with the KKW Beauty Creme Contour Sticks in Medium II and Dark I. To keep the skin glowing, I added a touch of Ultra Lightbeams in Iridescent to the cheekbones and cupid’s bow. I also brought the glow down to her hands, legs, and décolletage."
Finally came the super-glossy nude lip that he wanted the lip to be monochromatic and similar to the shade of her dress.
I first lined the lips with KKW Beauty Crème Lip Liner in Nude 1.5 (coming soon!) and KKW Beauty Crème Lip Liner in Nude 2. I then added KKW Beauty Creme Nude Lipstick in Nude 2. Finally, I sealed the lips using KKW x Mario gloss in Super Nude." - Hollywood Reporter (2019)
Watch full Vogue behind-the-scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk0G1f4DpCM
Kim’s Met Gala after-party look by Mugler:
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