Friday, February 26, 2010
Give Pretty: Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic & Singer Adrienne Bailon Give Back…
I love it when I hear stories that inspire young people. Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic (who is famous for the looks he does on Kim Kardashian and countless others) teamed up with singer Adrienne Bailon to give back to the community. Mentoring girls at this age is critically important to foster their self esteem. Especially when there are so many skewed ideas of what beauty is and should be. Mario wanted to find a charity where he could do just that.
“I wanted to give back to charity by teaching girls how to do makeup and provide them with some great products. After months of looking for the perfect local charity, I found the Lower East Side Girls Club- a charity for young girls age 13-18. They promote self confidence and prepare the girls who come from humble beginnings for college, the real world and careers. My friend and client Adrienne Bailon agreed to be the model for the girls.”
He continued, “Adrienne is a native New Yorker who is from the Lower East Side so it was wonderful to see what a huge role model and inspiration to the girls she was . They asked questions as I gave a full makeup lesson…I taught them little simple tricks, not focused on covering up anything but bringing out their natural beauty instead.”
Makeup sponsors were NYC New York City Color, Josie Maran, Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics and Sally Hansen. Who all graciously provided makeup and product gift bags to give to girls at the end.