Mario Dedivanovic is somewhat of a makeup mogul. He's best known for being Kim Kardashian West's makeup artist, but he's also worked with her sisters, Gabrielle Union, Priyanka Chopra, and Chrissy Teigen (to name a few). His signature baked makeup, fluffy lashes, pristine contouring and expertly placed highlight combination is Instagram gold, with his beautiful subjects looking as though they've been airbrushed and filtered IRL.
Thankfully, Dedivanovic isn't stingy with his application tips and favorite products. He's even hosted a number of "Master Classes" where he performs a full face of makeup on stage, sometimes even with Kim as his muse. So if you haven't been fortunate enough to score a ticket to one of Dedivanovic's classes (which will cost you upward of $300), our friends at Allure lent some of the top tips they learned at a recent seminar. Keep scrolling to find out what they are!
Although a bit of highlighter on the bridge of the nose can sometimes be very flattering, Dedivanovic suggests using it sparingly and avoiding the tip. "This has become a big trend online, and it doesn't work on 95 percent of people. It makes your nose look a lot longer. If the tip of your nose isn't thin or small, it will make it even wider and bring more attention to it," he explains.
"I'm not big into the color-correcting thing, especially the way we're seeing it on social media. It's being used unnecessarily," he explains. Instead, Dedivanovic suggests opting for a bit of peach under the eye (like Bobbi Brown's Corrector, $25, in Peach), which counteracts dark circles.
Dedivanovic loves an oily base and doesn't see the sense in trying to mattify and hide it. "I feel like it looks so pretty, especially more than two hours into the makeup." As you can guess, he's not a fan of oil-free makeup and prefers classic formulas. "I'm just an old-school makeup artist."
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