Monday, May 18, 2009

Mario Dedivanovic's Blog: Get Kim Kardashian's Look: Pretty in Purple


This was a really fun shoot with a mermaid theme. I don’t use bright colors that often so I was excited to do so this day. I really pushed for the smokey purple eyes instead of the usual black and I love it! LOL. So girls and guys, GET THE FACE -

On Kim - I used Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous foundation to get a more glowy look. I mixed a couple of the colors to get the exact match. It’s set lightly with Laura Mercier translucent powder. The brows are filled in with CORK by MAC. On the lids I used Stars N’ Rockets by MAC. In the crease, outter corners and under the eye, i used Deep Truth - also by MAC. Right below the Deep Truth shadow, I blended Creme de Violet shadow (a lighter shimmery purple, MAC) all the way down to the cheek bones. I also swept a bit of it on the brow bone. The liner on the top is a very pigmented black liquid that I blended myself from GIELLA cosmetics. In the inner rim of the eye, I used the black power point pencil from MAC and ALOT mascara - Bad Gal mascara by Benefit. For this shoot, my assistant and I cut up a bunch of different lashes and I placed them in peices all over the lash line so I wouldn’t be able to tell you the brand or style type.

For blush, I used Angelika by NARS and the bronzing powder by LORAC ( framing the whole face and on the hollows of the cheeks). To get that glow all over the skin and on the bridge of the nose, I blended my own color with different pigments and shimmers but you can get a very similiar effect by using Shroom shadow by MAC, or if your skin is darker, try Trace Gold blush by MAC.

For Kim’s lips, I used alittle bit of the foundation on them, followed by a clear gloss. So easy ;-)

On Kourtney - I used the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Fawn all over her face, followed by Laura Mercier loose powder in Beige.

On the lids - Creme de violet. On the outer crease is vibrant grape and also on the lower lash line. I used Smolder by MAC on the inner rim of the eyes and blended into the vibrant grape (with more on the outter corner). I filled in her brows with Espresso shadow by MAC and brushed them with the MAX FACTOR clear brow gel. Her eyes are lined with Feline, also MAC. For eyelashes, I used L’oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black.

On the apples of the cheeks, I used NARS blush in Desire and I framed her face and the hollows of the cheeks with the new Tantalizer baked bronzer by LORAC.

Lips are lined with Spice by MAC, blended towards the center. Lipstick is called Mario Pinched My Lips by GIELLA cosmetics, followed by a clear gloss.

On Khloe - For skin, I used the Matte Velvet foundation by Make Up For Ever and set it with the HD translucent powder, also by MUFE. Khloes eye makeup is almost identical to Kourtney’s, except on her lids, I used red violet by MAC - so refer to her eye makeup above. I used a few coats of the Lancome definicils mascara on top and bottom lashes. Her lashes are filled in with Lingering pencil by MAC.

The apples of cheeks are brushed with Orgasm by NARS and the cheekbones with Good as Gold by MAC. Framing her face is the Guerlain Terracotta bronzer.

For lips, I used Lingering lip liner by GIELLA cosmetics blended all the way in and followed by the Lip Enhancing Gloss in Expose by Smashbox.

On Kris - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation followed by Make Up For Ever HD powder.

Brows are filled in with MAC shadow in Cork. I used creme de violet by MAC all over her lid and vibrant grape on the outter lids and on the crease. I then used Carbon by MAC on the outter crease for more intensity. The inner rim is lined with Smolder pencil by MAC. Lancome definicils mascara on top and bottom lashes.

NARS blush in Desire on the apples of her cheeks and Smashbox bronzer all over in Suntan Matte. I used Artificial Light Luminizing lotion by Smashbox on the cheek bones for a glow and on the center of the lip. Lips are lined with subculture by MAC and turkish delight gloss by NARS.

ps. I know you’re going to ask about the concealer, LOL but I can’t say because I was testing out and blending some formulas (with no names or colors yet). ;-) Hope you guys GET THE FACE!!

XO Mario

Kim K's Style: out in Miami May 18th 2009

Balenciaga City Bag in Black


Spotting Kim K: and Sisters Take Over South Beach

Hard at work promoting their business endeavors, Kim Kardashian and sisters Kourtney and Khloe were spotted out in Miami on Monday (May 18).

As Kim walked alongside her running back beau Reggie Bush, her sisters followed along on the way to begin filming at their new Dash boutique on South Beach.

The outing followed morning work efforts, during which time Kim kindly let her man get some much needed rest.

She hit up her twitter account earlier in the day, writing: “I hate have to leave my boyfriend in bed sleeping. I have to get up & work, but he is so precious sleeping! I gave him a morning kiss. We have a sweet little funny kiss we do when one of us hasn’t brushed our teeth yet!”

Kim K's Blog: Kardashians Transformed!

My mom, Kourtney, Khloe and I did a photoshoot for this book that features different celebrities transformed into mermaids! Everyone has a different theme! Our make up had a purple theme and the hair was long and beautiful! Clyde Haygood did the hair and Mario did our make up. He will show you how to get this particular look on his blog soon.

Kim K's Blog: Mario Got a Blog!

My very good friend and makeup artist extraordinaire, Mario Dedivanovic, just started his own blog! And his first post was about me! In Mario's first 'Get The Face' post, he tells you how to recreate one on his favorite looks he has created for me. So make sure you check out his blog! Oh, and Mario and I did an in depth video tutorial last week when he created my look for the Kitson event, which I will be posting here very soon!

Giuliana’s Book

Spotting Eva Longoria: and Tony Parker: Life Ball Lovers

Taking a brief respite from the Cannes International Film Festival, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were spotted at the 17th annual Life Ball on Saturday (May 16).

The “Desperate Housewives” hottie and her San Antonio Spurs stud looked positively breathtaking as they arrived at Vienna City Hall in Vienna, Austria.

Spotting Paris Hilton: and Doug Reinhardt: Cannes Parties

They’ve been living it up at the Cannes Film Festival as of late, and last night (May 17) Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt tried their hands at some poker.

The “Simple Life” cutie and her baseball-playing beau showed up at the Maybach Poker Night at the Eden Roc hotel in Antibes looking fabulous as they posed for the paparazzi.

Miss Hilton looked absolutely fabulous in a purple swirly dress with silver heels
and a sliver clutch while Doug opted for a classic black suit.

Dream Homes: Pick of the Week: 10 Great Baths

On a scenic reservoir of the Colorado River in Austin, Texas, Ted Flato, of the architectural firm Lake/Flato, designed a 6,000-square-foot modern village—three guesthouses and a main house—for his clients that appears to float on water. Above: Beyond the glass wall of the master bath is a private Japanese garden courtyard. Rich Ipe flooring gives the serene space a warm tone, as does the custom, amber-hued, egg-shaped resin tub that glows from fiber-optic lighting beneath. A series of photographs by Ed Ruscha is on the wall. (October 2006)

“It’s a juxtaposition of old and new,” Peter Silling says of Schloss Velden, the historic castle on Lake Wörth in Velden, Austria, and its new addition, whose interiors he designed. Black marble, custom-ordered for the suite, adds a mirrorlike reflection to the bath. (May 2008)

Seeking to preserve and update the house they commissioned from Richard Barancik in 1953, Chicagoans Howard and Doris Conant hired Margaret McCurry, of Tigerman McCurry Architects. With its picture window, skylight and natural materials, the new master bath has an indoor-outdoor feel. Ann Sacks tub. LeFroy Brooks. (February 2009)

Steve Wynn’s Encore, created by DeRuyter O. Butler and Glen Ashworth, of Butler/Ashworth Architects, is the newest of the developer’s collection of Las Vegas properties. A duplex bath features floor-to-ceiling windows and Greek marble. Kravet leather on vanity. Maya Romanoff wallcovering. (April 2009)

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, in Manama, has 23 secluded units along the Persian Gulf. Above: A master bath. The ceiling faucet of the Kohler tub has the effect of a rain shower. (September 2008)

“As a landscape abstraction, it has no expression of façade; rather, it’s a series of slope extensions,” Antoine Predock says of a Colorado house he designed. Tucked into the northeast corner of the house, the master bath looks onto a grove of aspens. (October 2007)

Designer Ed Tuttle worked with Adrian and Bebe Zecha to create a private residence within the couple’s Amanpuri resort on Phuket, Thailand. “Its roots are really developed from the Ayutthaya period of architecture,” Tuttle says. Above: “The tub in the master bath is surrounded by maka, a tropical hardwood similar to teak,” says Tuttle. (January 2009)

“I wanted to look forward, not backward,” architect Thomas Roszak says of his design for his own modern steel-and-glass residence on Chicago’s North Shore. Above: The master bath. Warm elements such as cherry floors “add just enough softness to the otherwise hard-edged lines of the rest of the machine.” Varenna drawers. (May 2005)

Architect Jack Lionel Warner, principal of The Warner Group, and Los Angeles designer Barbara Barry paired up to create a light-filled house atop a hill in Montecito, California. “The objective was to make a strong residence—contemporary but timeless,” says Warner. Above: A Barry-designed leather-covered ottoman sits before walnut shelves that frame the views from the master bath. Kallista tub. (May 2005)

A selection of well-designed gems whose luxury draws upon their peaceful—and often stunning—surroundings.

Pick of the Week: Christian Louboutin ‘Rolando’ Leopard Print Pumps

Christian Louboutin’s Rolando pumps seem to be women’s favorite pumps. I have to agree they are beautiful, sleek, sexy and fairly comfortable.

It comes as no surprise that the leopard print version of these Rolando shoes are a best seller everywhere since animal print remains a very strong trend.

The benefit of animal print shoes is that they are almost like black shoes completely timeless, they match basically everything, and add a subdued elegance with a trendy hint.

I love them paired with camel, black brown and they look amazing with jeans and skinny pants.

Designer Handbag of the Week: Keyboard Key Purse

I knew that the blogosphere would be all over this one. Thanks to the good folks at Boing Boing and several other techie news related blogs, this fantastically unique creation lit up my Mac’s RSS newsreader. Unfortunately, it appears to be just a design feature to tease the nerd masses, no production in sight. Still uber cool beyond belief, held in recycled plastic keys and what seems to be a canvas lining on the inside. CTRL-ALT-DEL, anyone?

Dream Homes: Pick of the Week

“The entry of my maintenance-free lakefront home reveals not only a perfect combination of unique materials and proportion, but also the playfulness and openness of the interior. Immediately upon entering the home, a live pond, a two-story waterfall, glass floors, and a two-story glass-illuminated shaft is all evident. The kids especially love greeting guests at the front door by sliding down the firepole just inside the door.”

Kevin Akey is a principal with AZD Associates, with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,