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6 Nov

Top Makeup Tricks I learned from Mario Dedivanovic’s Master Class!!

Jessi Malay Everyday Makeup Tutorial 2017

Jessi Malay Everyday Makeup Tutorial 2017

Mario Dedivanovic or as many like to call @makeupbymario is the legendary makeup artist behind Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and Chanel Iman to name a few. Not only did he bring the art of contouring to a whole new level, but he’s also the mastermind behind the sandbagging technique and many other signature tricks that are taking over beauty these days. A few weeks ago I had the honor of attending Mario Dedivanovic’s Master Class in LA and my blogger babe @tenipanosian was his live model…couldn’t get any better than that!! I got so into the class I didn’t even post much in Stories (lol sorry guys!!) but I tried my best to take notes of everything he said and finally put them together in a blog post for you! Today I’m sharing the top tricks, secrets and product recommendations I learned from Mario’s Master Class that may just change your whole beauty routine.

Trick #1: Use a peach concealer for under-eye circles

Best Concealer For Dark Circles

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Concealing your under eyes is one of the best tricks to looking more awake and radiant despite how much sleep you got the night before. It’s important to remember that concealer is used to correct pigmentation rather than illuminate. They key to getting rid of pigmentation under your eyes is using a peach-colored corrector before applying your concealer. I know it may sound a bit intimidating, but the peach tone neutralizes blue and purple shadows and acts as a base for your concealer. Then follow-up with a concealer that’s about half-tone lighter than your skin so it blends into the rest of your face nicely. A common mistake made with concealer is only applying it to the area that has pigmentation which can actually accentuate your dark circles instead of concealing them. Make sure to apply your concealer in a triangular shape, then blend it outwards with your fingertips and or/ beauty blender for a flawless finish. My favorite has been the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, a little goes a long way and the creamy formula creates a really smooth finish in preparation for your concealer.


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 Trick #2: Less Foundation, More Concealer

Mario Dedivanovic masterclass

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If you want that glowy, natural skin finish that you constantly see on Kim and Chrissy, then this is an important trick you’ll want to incorporate into your glam routine! Mario always applies concealer before foundation and never puts foundation under the eyes. If you want that perfect “less is more” look..I would listen. The main point to applying concealer before foundation is to conceal the areas that you would normally do with a foundation. If you dab on a bit of concealer onto your blemishes, you will find yourself applying a lighter layer of foundation rather than piling it on and risking a cakey-finish. Mario and Kim also swear by the beauty blender which is a long-time cult favorite among the pros. His secret trick is to always have a bit of leftover product on the beauty blender because it softens the look of any lines when blending and gives you that luminous, dewy finish.

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 Trick #3: Mix Caviar Sticks with metallic lipgloss for glossy eyeshadow

Sweat Effect Transparent Jelly Dewy Skin

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This was one of my favorite tricks I learned from the class! For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you know I’m obsessed with Laura Mercier’s Caviar sticks!! For a girl on-the-go, they are perfect for a quick and easy long-lasting cream shadow that will stay put all day long! My favorite shades are Rose Gold which is a pretty rose gold shimmer and Moonlight, a metallic champagne shimmer. I’m all about a subtle cream shimmer on the eyes, but sometimes I want to switch it up without using too many products! Mario demonstrated exactly how we can all accomplish this glossy lid look, and his technique may surprise you! First he started by taking the pigment from the Laura Mercier Caviar stick and applying it to the lid using his fingertips. Then he covered the lid with a thin layer of a clear gloss, gently applying it in the centre of the eyelid rather than the crease. I would use MACs Clear Lip Glass or Glossier’s Balm Dotcom, a lightweight lip balm that can also be used as a gloss. So there you go! A really simple trick that will give you those glossy, wet looking lids that we all lust over!

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Trick #4: Sweat Effect Translucent Jelly

dewy skin foundation

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Mario credits Kim Kardashian’s signature dewy look to one holy grail item that he refers to as his “little secret”. And it’s actually more affordable than we thought. The one product you need to achieve that perfectly dewy face is Sweat Effect Transparent Jelly by Kryolan. This product is used on TV and film sets to create the look of sweat..so you know it really works! But be very careful when applying this product because you don’t want to overdo it and look like walking around in 100 degree weather all day! Mario demonstrated this look by applying highlighter to the high points of the face and then using a Beauty Blender to lightly pat the formula into those areas. He finished off the look with a dewy skin mist that is preferably silicone-based. The end result? A beautiful glow-from-within that looks as natural as can be. He explained the jelly formula accentuates the shimmer in the highlighter  and makes it look like it’s melted into your skin rather than resting on the surface which is a common mistake we make. The other secret product to Kim’s natural glow is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream which is similar to the translucent jelly, but gives off a more “expensive glow” like Mario says.

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Trick #5: Layering Is Key

best nude lipstick

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Throughout the class, Mario repeatedly said he “rarely ever uses one shade, its always multiple shades.” Believe it or not, the key to achieving that perfect Kim K nude is mixing not 2..but 10 different shades!! Not exactly what you call effortless, but hey whatever gets you that perfect pout right?! He explained getting the perfect nude really depends on your skin tone, he usually goes for a more peachy nude. Last week I put this trick into action when I did my ombre lip using 3 different lip shades which is my starting point. Just a few more tries and I’ll be mixing 10 lip shades like a pro ;) If you’re new to this, make sure you spend a bit of time playing around with different shades and seeing how they work with your skintone. Mario also never uses one shade for concealer, he whips up a customized shade depending on your skin tone. Most concealers have a pink or yellow undertone, but rarely have a balance that matches your skin tone and undertone. It’s hard to find a concealer that matches both your undertone and skin tone. Some concealers may be too yellow or too pink in which case they should be mixed to find you the perfect balance.

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More TIPS!!

6. Only put highlight or light powder under the centre of eyebrow, not all the way across to avoid a dated look

7. When applying foundation and contour on the cheeks, always brush in an upwards motion rather than downwards. It creates a natural-looking finish and lifts your skin at the same time

8. You don’t need to use primers for your face. Mario urges the use of moisturizers before applying your foundation, he says it creates the most natural looking finish otherwise the foundation will sit on top of your primer rather than becoming one with your skin. He especially notes that powders will stick on to the moisturizer and look more natural on the skin

9. His secret technique to washes his brushes is using baby shampoo with a few drops of tea tree oil. The tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant and is more gentle than a lot of the harsh chemicals put into brush cleaner solution

10. Always apply cream eyeshadow as a base, it will make your eye makeup stay in place all day and night. Then apply powder shadow to intensify the look

11. Mario always uses a beauty blender that contains a bit of product when blending out foundation or contour

12. The “baking” technique doesn’t need to be done for longer than 20-30 seconds

13. When it comes to brows, Mario focuses on the outer corners first. He fills the outer corners with a darker color and goes lighter as he moves inwards because dark and heavy brows tend to look more masculine and heavy. So yes, we’re over the “Instagram Brow”

  • liz M.

    you’re glowing babe! thanks for sharing!!

    November 6, 2017 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Alex Castro

    YAS YAS YAS!!! loving these tips! much needed! I love that dewy look!

    November 6, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Beautiful makeup tips .. always an essential to our everyday look! ♥️😘♥️
    Merci for sharing Gorgeous one.

    🍂🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    November 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm Reply
  • Nina Nguyen

    Love all the tips babe, thanks for sharing!!
    xx- Nina


    November 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • kileen

    thank you so much for the tips!! i’m always wanting that glowy dewy look so i’ll definitely be checking out the EA 8-Hour Cream!

    cute & little

    November 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Konstantina Antoniadou

    This post is gold! I had no idea about Kim using 10 different shades. It sounds absurd but if you wanna look the best you have to do your best. :)

    November 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply
  • Andreea Birsan

    Will definitely focus on concealer more from now on. Thanks for sharing all the insider tips with us. Wishing you a great day. xx


    November 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • Mercy

    This is an ultimate make-up guide, I’m bookmarking this! Thanks dear for sharing!


    November 6, 2017 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Magda

    Amazing tips, I have to try using a peach-coloured corrector! Thanks for sharing these great makeup secrets! :)


    November 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • Maryam

    These are all great tips. Thank you for sharing.

    xx, Maryam

    November 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Nia Langley

    LISTEN. I almost yelled because of how STUNNING you are in that first photo!

    Great tips! Thank you!



    November 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • docdivatraveller

    Super gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing!

    November 6, 2017 at 9:43 pm Reply
  • Yvonne

    I really need to get a few more makeup items and make more effort with my makeup. Thanks for the great tips!
    xo Yvonne

    November 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm Reply
  • a trendy life

    The tips are so interesting! Thanks for sharing dear! Kisses

    November 7, 2017 at 1:19 am Reply
  • Hayley Larue

    These tips are sooo good! Love the eyebrow highlight trick to not go all the way across and the peach colored under eye concealer! Definitely trying those <3


    November 7, 2017 at 1:47 am Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska

    Love this! Thanks hun! x


    November 7, 2017 at 5:07 am Reply
  • Elegant Duchess

    Jessi this is such a wonderful post! I love all the tips and I have already purchased the Sweat Effect Transparent Jelly by Kryolan. I just have to learn how to use it!


    November 7, 2017 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Ashley

    These tips are AWESOME! Bookmarking because I need to update my routine to include these bad boys, for sure!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    November 7, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Jasmine K

    I love this post Jessi! I need to jot these down and keep them in mind when doing my makeup next. I totally agree with the primer tip. So many of my clients ask “did you use a primer” and I always say no because I prefer to use moisturizer only.

    – Jasmine K

    November 7, 2017 at 11:08 am Reply
  • trabalhar apartir de casa

    parágrafo na criação de novo site weblog .
    Uau, este publicação é agradável , minha irmã está analisando esses tipos de coisas,
    assim vou a contar .

    November 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • Tasha Juli

    Such good tips, thanks for sharing! And yes, no more Instagram brows!!!
    Tasha Juli

    November 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm Reply
  • Katrina Fernandez

    I’ll definitely follow this! Such a useful tips babe, thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo, Katrina Isha | Time Off

    November 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • cvetybaby

    Aw such an interesting post! Very useful, thanks for the tips!

    November 16, 2017 at 12:09 am Reply

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