In 2008, Mario Dedivanovic was working the retail flooring at Sephora. Now, his personal eponymous model may be discovered on its cabinets.
On this week’s episode of the Glossy Beauty Podcast, superstar make-up artist and model founder Dedivanovic sat down to talk about his epic profession journey, which has included turning into a prime superstar make-up artist and launching his model Makeup by Mario in 2020.
The dialog, in fact, consists of Kim Kardashian. Fans of her actuality exhibits have possible seen him by her facet in glam session scenes all through the years. While most intently related to Kardashian, he’s had an extended listing of high-caliber purchasers together with Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Kate Bosworth, Demi Lovato and Naomie Harris.
Below are a couple of highlights from the episode, which have been evenly edited for readability.
How he first began working with Kim “I obtained a name from a photographer good friend of mine on the final minute within the night time. He mentioned, ‘Hey, I’ve a shoot for a canopy of an area journal with a woman named Kim Kardashian, and I would like you to do that.’ I mentioned, ‘No,’ as a result of I had a job the following day. … Long story quick, he finally satisfied me. … I keep in mind she walked into the shoot, and I keep in mind her and simply feeling her vitality — I’m very delicate to energies and really intuitive. And No. 1, I keep in mind considering, ‘Oh my gosh, she is so stunning.’”
The social development cycle“I’m very lively on social media. But for the model, I all the time inform my group and my product improvement group, ‘We usually are not a model that focuses on tendencies or tries to comply with or soar on tendencies.’ We create traditional, timeless merchandise which are going to be, hopefully, nonetheless in the marketplace for many years to come. That is what our major focus is.
I like to concentrate on the tendencies, and I may also spot tendencies very simply developing. I simply have an instinct. And I’m all the time telling the group, ‘Oh, this is going to be massive in a couple of months.’ I believe it’s all fascinating, particularly revolving round social media, however I undoubtedly am not the one to create one thing primarily based on a development or construction the enterprise round that. We have extra of a creative method.”
Makeup’s comeback“Makeup is going to start picking up. We went via this complete part of ‘skincare, skincare, skincare.’ Now, I believe individuals are going to start taking part in once more — however not the way in which we noticed it in 2015, 2016, 2017. … Things are gonna be performed faster and simpler, however extra playful. People undoubtedly need to start utilizing merchandise on the lips and eyes and cheeks. Then when it comes to the make-up business, we’re going to undoubtedly see some actually stunning improvements coming and many lighter merchandise, shifting away from the tremendous full protection and the tremendous, tremendous long-lasting. We’re gonna be seeing a whole lot of the mixing of the worlds of skincare and make-up in a single.”