What Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist Uses

I watch this video like a frat boy watches porn (obsessively, minus the yucky sexual stuff). I think I might even have it memorized. I can close my eyes and see it all unfolding: The generous under eye concealer application, his artful powder contour, and the better-than-nude lip color. It’s a virtual symphony hitting all the right notes with women who are dying to know the makeup tricks that Mario Dedivanovic uses all the time on his #1 client, Kim Kardashian.

Let’s watch it again..


Seeing the cosmetic line Motives by Loren Ridinger logo everywhere, I couldn’t resist reaching out to ask them what Mario used of theirs to create this look. Within minutes, Loren herself actually responded (at 3am her time!) to give me a heads up that a complete list would follow the next day. And it did.

Here’s what Mario used in the video above from Motives by Loren Ridinger.

· No More Shine Makeup Setting Spray

· Eye Base

· Liquid Eyeliner

· Khol Eyeliner in Angel and Onyx

· Pressed Eye Shadow in Toast

Other things in the video that I spy are Lancôme Mascara (not positive which one, but he used Hypnôse Doll Lashes on Kim for her wedding), he’s holding a Laura Mercier puff the whole time (as to not touch her face directly – a Mercier-trained artist thing to do), EYE M GLAM is swept down the bridge of her nose, cheekbones, and patted on her cupid’s bow (his signature shimmer which I have and love). It’s like a makeup Where’s Waldo, every time I recognize something new.

To see the full listing of what Mario used on Kimmy K for her wedding, click HERE. On this 2 year old tutorial, he used a ton of M.A.C for Kim’s makeup but on the wedding list there’s a lot of L’Oreal and Lancôme in the mix. I’m not saying those aren’t totally acceptable to use, but I might be smelling a whiff of corporate sponsorship so take the list with a grain of salt.

Cool Beauty Products on Ch 2 Everyday Show

I was on Channel 2’s Everyday show again yesterday, and I brought with me a bunch of really cool products – literally. I chose 5 products that felt cool on the skin helping to chil out your beauty routine for the hot summer months.

Skindinavia: Makeup Setting Spray the brand I use in my kit to set makeup.

DermaDOCTOR: MED e TATE I’ve blogged my love for these years ago.

Yes to Cucumbers Cooling Body Butter, love the lightweight feel and fresh cucumber scent.

Buxom Lip Tarnish, a stain, gloss, and balm all rolled into one paraben-free stick.

M.A.C: Magically Cool Liquid Powder 70% water combined with luminous pigment make this a cool treat for the face and body.

Mariah Carey on HSN (video)

I’ve watched this 4 minute video of Mariah Carey’s recent appearance on HSN (edited by Gawker.com) about 5 times now and it seems to get funnier every time. Included are her rants about how hard pregnancy was (‘literally I was 47 weeks pregnant’), scolding the camera operators, and figuring out what exactly she’s there to do (‘how much are you guys selling these earrings for?’)

It will remind you why when a friend is acting like a diva, you call her Mariah daaahling.

Vintage Beauty Products on Denver’s Everyday Show

I had a blast thins morning on Channel 2’s Everyday show here in Denver. I brought with me 5 vintage beauty products that have outlasted the rest and become cult favorites, they included;

Carita Fluide de Beaute 14 Natalie loved it and wanted to try it on her hair.

Noxema Original Deep Cleansing Cream Still smells the same, minty and fresh.

Revlon Nail Lacquer We showed the most perfect red shade.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Pink and green, we’ve all bought it.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream My lips are so smooth right now.

Check it out:

Watch Lernert & Sander’s 1 Year of Makeup Video

You must check out this video by dutch artists Lernert & Sander who applied a year’s worth of makeup to one model’s face over a 9 hour period. That’s 365 coats of makeup which breaks down to:

7 bottles of foundation (all makeup is by Ellis Faas)

2 bottles of Creamy Eyes E107

3 Milky Lips L205 pens

2 bottles of Blush S301

All together 7.7oz of makeup, just shy of a half pound!

Here’s a shot of the model mid-way through the day getting a little help to remove makeup out of her mouth since she couldn’t move for the entire 9 hours (how’d she pee??) and could only drink liquid through a straw!

Again, you can see the video HERE

Mario Dedivanovic and Eye M Glam Highlighter

Mario Dedivanovic is the hot Makeup Artist of the moment thanks largely to his BFF Kim Kardashian who co-stars in his YouTube vids as his palette showing how he creates her signature smokey eyes. He’s talented, and so mesmerizing to watch. The vid below is from a recent workshop he gave to fellow Makeup Artists yearning to learn his technique.

What he’s using in the vid (and says he uses often) is Eye M Glam, a highlighter he’s using on her lids to make them sparkle. I just ordered it ($40 with shipping) and I hope it’s worth its price tag considering I love the buckets of highlighters I already own. See, even I fall for it- my wallet was out before I finished the video.

Eye M Glam