If you’ve ever looked at Kim Kardashian’s makeup and thought, ‘holy sh*t who did that?’, chances are you’ve come across Mario Dedivanovic’s work.
GLAMOUR caught up with the makeup guru to pick his brain on all things beauty, from the mascara he’s always used to the sweet surprise Kim gave him for their KKW makeup collab…
WHAT WORKING WITH KIM IS REALLY LIKE
They just celebrated ten years of working side by side, and with 4am starts and many red carpet moments shared together, Mario knows Kim better than almost anyone.
Speaking to Maria Hatzistefanis on her new podcast, The Overnight Success, Mario said: “So I had started doing that and my friend Sebastian was doing a shoot for Social Life magazine cover and he called me and was like hey can you do this girl her name is Kim Kardashian, she has a show on E! which is coming out can you do it? – I said no because I had to do some of the anchors at Fox tomorrow, he was like please please please you’ll be perfect for this job you’ll be perfect. So I called fox to make it later and went to meet Kim she walked in, she was so sweet and I fell in love with her face, aesthetically for me she’s like the idea of beauty, I’m so attractive to her face she’s gorgeous. I did her make up in my usual style and she really loved it and asked me to go shopping with her after the shoot so she could buy everything I used on her and take it to her make-up artist in LA so they can do it over there.
“I made it work and I went to Henri Bendel with her, there were paparazzi following her, we were shopping and buying the make-up and I used to work at Bendel’s years ago and so everyone was like why is he in here? Why is there paparazzi? And that was it, she started working a lot after that and she kept requesting me for everything and I started travelling with her and that was how it all happened. We were both young in our careers, she was super fresh and had just started her show…. It felt like it was one of those things, like it was meant to be.
“My big break probably came when Kim asked me to do this tutorial for her blog, I didn’t even know what a tutorial was, it wasn’t a big thing back then. And we did this tutorial which was uploaded to her blog and to YouTube and got off the train received hundreds of emails and message from people asking me random questions, wondered why and I realised it was because she had uploaded the video and it was then that something changed. Me teaching Kim different techniques on her blog, It was a big break I didn’t even realise. Me teaching her these techniques.”