Monday, January 23, 2012

Get The Face: "EYE M GLAM" (Kim K inspired) Look!

  Hi All!
This is my first time doing a “Makeup tutorial”. I didn’t get a chance to record it, so I'm doing a Step by Step.  *We named this look “EYE M GLAM”- Since the product-most used (because it’s so versatile) is EYEMGLAM by Mario Dedivanovic aka KimK’s Makeup Artist ! (Whom I just met 2 weeks ago at his Seminar!)
My friend and I had put this off due to our conflicting schedules and finally got a chance to meet so we decided to go for a “Kim K” look. If everyone finds this helpful we will probably do more!

 We had sooooooo much fun doing this look which turned into a mini-makeup lesson! We added Hair and Styling too!  Taans is flawless without makeup, and with… She’s “Eye M Glam”!!

 To Purchase and get more info on this product Click Link Below
Eye M Glam EVERYWHERE!+ Tips I learned from the Seminar!

*** For this look, I did use whatever my friend normally uses on her face such as her moisturizer and foundation***

1. Taans uses Oil Of Olay's Moisturizer for her skin so we used it all
over skin! - Keeps the skin looking smooth and hydrated! Didnt feel greasy
at all!
2. For her Foundation I used Estee Lauder's Double Wear Liquid
Foundation* ( A good rule of thumb is using one that matches your skin
exactly- going a shade lighter if you have even skin is okay, but the best
idea is to match exactly and use a highlighter to bring out a glow to the
* Applying foundation with a damp sponge helps blend and sets foundation
( I used Beauty Blender and Sephora's Beauty Blender)

3.  I set the foundation with a Loose Powder - this all depends on what
feels right for you, and color wise as well- I've used different kinds, the
one I have now is Arbonne's Loose Powder Light to Medium, Cover FX
Setting Powder- this is more Transluscent, so it all depends. Estee-Lauder
has great setting powders!
* Apply with A puff, press it onto the skin and brush off access powder.

1. I used Elizabeth Arden Teak Eyeshadow (any matte eyeshadow in olive
to brown color will do) with Nars 05 Eyebrow Brush
* Starting from outer upper corner of brow bone,  filling in the edges light-handedly.
This gives it a more natural look, and if it’s too light u can always go
back and apply more to darken, if needed. Applying in the direction of hair
growth is the key. Finally, adding towards the edge of the start of
eyebrow- Do not go all the way in and keep towards bottom edge- otherwise
they start looking too DRAG.

2. I applied MAC Concealer all over lid (the kind that comes in a pot)
with Nars08 Concealer Brush all over lid. I set it with loose powder.
Using a blending brush until everything is covered, under the brow to lid,
nice and even.  ( after this, or sometimes over the concealer I use Urban
Decay Primer Potion
Eye Primer or Eye Prep + Prime by MAC or any
concealer really.)

3. Starting with the inner corner of the lid I used a copper eyeshadow, I
mixed a few from random palettes I had, working (patting it in) 3/4 in. So
that means from inner corner 3/4 towards outer corner.
 Blend it in with a fluffy brush.  I used a Flat Shadow Brush I was working between MAC
, and blending with a Tapered Blending Brush by Nars.

4. Taking a Darker chocolate color, (mixed a few), < > shape to outer
corner and blend in to crease in a back and forth motion till its evened
out. Using a Matte taupe shadow- Take a blending brush and go back and
forth above crease from outer crease corner all the way to the bridge of
nose- this creates a little shadow and adds depth to eyes with contour.
Start with a Dense Blending Brush and use a Tapered Blending Brush to blend out, when  blending apply up and outwards rather then out and down.

5. Using Black Eyeliner Estee Lauder Automatic Pencil Duo and line 
the eye. I normally make a line in the middle, and then work the outer
corner in, sketching up to the inner corner- I’m not that great with lining,  applying light handed and creating small lines- (like tracing alphabet
letters in kindergarten helps "---")   with a Flat Liner Brush

6. I took the eyebrow brush I used earlier, blended it out, creating a
wing at the ends, connecting up to almost touching the crease line.
*ALMOST!- it gives u a good ending point, u dont wanna go too far out and
look weird).

7. I used  Milani  Liquid Liner - (my friend swears by it)
Trace over the Eye liner. You can blend a bit more and then add lashes.

8. I used Makeup Forever 157 Eyelashes. These are absolutely AMAZING!
My friend bought them to use,  they were super full with the perfect length! I
applied the glue it came with and mixed it with DUO Lash Glue, let it
sit for 30 seconds and lightly blow  until the glue becomes tacky and
applied- set them in the middle and push down to fit the lash line, middle to inner and outer corners.

** Curl the eyelashes- Taans used Lancome's Lash Curler I returned my Shu
Lash curler b/c Ive used better, one being Shiseido's 1st Lash Curler,  a long
time ago and it was amazing. THE NEW ONE is :S!! :( Its made for flatter
eyes and it pinches on me  so I dont recommend it unless u have flat eyes.
So which ever u like and are comfortable with!

8. Apply *MASCARA* from the root up,  I used MAC Mascara- I cant remember
which one but it accidentally fell into my lap- so to speak- I did pay for
it, but the girl at the counter gave me the wrong one, its not great- I
went to get the Zoom something but yea My second coat was Loreal Lash
Extension Duo
- I got this at the Seminar its not bad-- the other side had
brown bronzy sparkles with a round wand that brings out hazel eyes? so for
this look it went cuz of the eyeshadow pigments.

9. Using EYE M GLAM Highlighter, apply in the inner corner and lining right above

10. I re-lined the lashes with *Milani Eyeliner *for a clean finish.* *

11. I lined the water line with a White Eyeliner, by (E Tude).

12. Add coat to bottom lashes- I started with the Black end of Loreal Mascara

Under Eyes:

12. Using ELF Make Up Wipes,  (*cut in 4ths, its pretty big), wrap
around index fingers, and wipe access shadow- and mascara from underneath
the eye- from inner corner to outer corner and clean edges right at the
outer corner crease that was created, Once you do that- U can use whatever foundation was left and touch up the eye area to clean it up and even skin tone

13.Take ( I like 2 concealers) one to nuetralize the dark circle- which the
color matches more of the actual circle- and one thats lighter to brighten
the skin- I used a palette which had like correctors in mint, yellow and
purple but which ever works for you--
* A cool tip I learned from Goss Makeup Artist
(hes British and amazing!)- If you have bags, where you see the line of the
bag- take a light conealer ON that line and blend in, dont go out of it or
in it just blend it in and it makes the bag go away- 

14. Over that, Apply a Cream Based Concealor  I just used Taan's  MAC and
set it with a loose powder using a sponge. - This gives it that KIM K

15. Using the Darker Eyeshadow, apply it under the eye- outer corner- in.
and blend it out.  Using a brown shadow or liner, line right under water
line, and blend- this gives it a nice smokey affect.

1. Giving the Face a Slimmer look and making the cheekbones stand out
did some contouring, using a Blush Brush, I used ELF-Contour Brush* and
applied - Estee Lauder Soft Matte Bronzer, in the hallows of the cheeks.
(you can find those by sucking in your cheeks) - I recently got this brush and its super great, if you want to create a bolder contour use a blending shadow brush or something denser, and blend it with a fluffier brush so there are NO harsh lines. -

2. I mixed it with MAC Taupe  Powder, *to give a nice bold
contour, applying it at the jawline, and under neck. Using Estee Bronzer,
at the outer area of the forehead, and blending it in the hair lines.

3. Taking a Dome Brush like ELF Dome Brush, go down the sides of the
nose to slim down nose,  and at the tip/under nose. **This gives the
appearance of a shorter slimmer nose


I used Estee lauder over it ( on the cheeks) and added a mix of peachy
coral blushes to the apples of the cheek and blend into bronzer.

Take EYE M GLAM- and a Fluffy Brush- I used Sigma Highlighting Brush- and
applied EYE M GLAM over cheeks, Nose and Cupids Bow! For the PERFECT GLOW!


1. Line the lips, b4 using EYEMGLAM on Cupids Bow, above lip- If you wanna
clean the lip line or lipstick, use a concealer and set with powder so the
lipstick stays in place!- I used a nude color

2. Using Mac Pink Plaid, fill in the lips with a Flat Brush, easy to
blend and stay within the lines. I used EYE M GLAM LIPGLOSS- I think its
still in the making but its like MEGA AMAZING and the perfect shimmery rich
lipgloss like a peachy orange- but its perfect. or mix EYEMGLAM with clear
gloss/ sheer gloss to create the look!

and now ur all done! U can use a finishing Spray over the face to set it in!

Hope these directions helped! If this does, *PLEASE COMMENT* and let me
know! and Ill do more looks! This was the first one, and honestly detailing
product and direction TAKES FOREVER!! I wanna explain it as best I can so
its easy to do! Hope you enjoy and try the look- Take pics and lemme know!

- add them on my Facebook Page!!
  Ammara Rana Makeup Artist

P.S. Hair for this look will be on next post! Stay Tuned...

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Perfection has a name, It's Mario Dedivanovic (Pt 2 of Seminar )

        So, continuing from where I left off..Front Row Seat! Mario came out with Adrienne Bailon! The ENTIRE class wanted to know the HIGHLIGHT and CONTOUR which he is sooo famous for! This basically sorted out how Kim K looks the way she does. I cant still believe that I went, it literally felt like a dream. Mario definitely did not hold back, the tips and tricks were unimaginable!. If anyone understands a woman's face, its him. His work is incredible start to finish. Literally the epitome of FLAWLESS. I tried out the look, but just need practice.  I took so many notes, I don't think I've ever hand-written so much in my life, that I lost the first and last sheet, and I almost had a stroke, like LITERALLY. I knew if I just stared at what he was doing I'd forget everything since my memory seems to FAIL at times.

I searched n searched and found the first page, the last page stuff I fairly remembered, so tho I was  :( I managed to re-write and type my notes- 8 pages worth.. The whole experience opened my eyes that my whole process changed on doing makeup. Not only that, but what to look for in products, the multitude ways of using certain products such as EYE M GLAM (Mario's own creation highlighting loose pigment that is used just about EVERYWHERE and for 435985343204 things. As well as --just perfecting the look. With enough practice, I figured I can cut down on certain things and create shortcuts but for now... Im practically studying the notes like I've never done before!

It was an experience I will LITERALLY never forget. I feel like I need to attend like ALL his classes, because his techniques are one of a kind. Adrienne was alot of fun, she described and added tidbits to her makeup, was super down to earth and just an asset to the seminar!
We got to take pics, and talk to him as well. He was so down to earth, and just a big ol' sweetie!
We got gift bags as well, not exactly what I'd hoped for but still a treat nonetheless.
This seminar was just so motivating and will probably change my makeup career as well, by the tips he gave on how he started and progressed so much! It totally made me wanna just get super proactive and educate myself as much as possible and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!

EYE M GLAM is sold @ -- a cosmetic company that helped Mario create the perfect highlighting pigment for that Kimmy K glow! Here's the Link
* I bought this a while back, when he first came out with it. Its literally one of my fav products, which I wanted to mention when I start doing my Fav Must -Have Products!

To Mario,
You've truly changed beauty from the inside out, by perfecting imperfections. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us, it was dream meeting you! X


Mario D (Kim K's Makeup Artist)
Daneen from SpoiledPretty.Blogspot.Com

Mario's Set Up


Gift Bags
Loads of Makeup!

P.S. my camera was acting super shady and I didnt get alot of pics. Daneen was also at the event, you may know her from, as well as Adrienne, but my pics with everyone came out atrocious so I cant add. Sorry!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mario Dedivanovic's Seminar in NYC! Part 1 (pre-seminar)

New York City is such a dream! Every time I go, I just never wanna come back... this time, I went for Mario Dedivanovic's seminar teaching his stunning and flawless makeup tricks! He is LITERALLY a work of art!  Initially when I signed up for the seminar, not wanting to lose a spot, since I noticed his seminars prior, filled up quickly.. According to the website, there was no seat limit noted, but I dished out the $450 asap! I had no choice! I literally waited a year and a half hoping his seminar was in NYC during the summer, (April-Mayish) but that wasn't the case. Clearly Im always travelling during the winter time :S

Anyway, I kept contemplating whether it was worth going.. we didn't get a portfolio option (The ones in Cali- Sponsored by IAS did have that option, and even with it, was alot cheaper than Alterier of Beauty..
so, that plus a health scare I had, I wasnt exactly thrilled to go.. For Mario I was ofcourse.. but hearing about how he started, -- wasnt exactly what I wanted to pay for, given I can read the "ABOUT ME" section on his blog.. and interviews for free and on my spare time.. 

So, I took the bus in the AM, looking like a hot mess actually. Dressing up for me is practically a night mare.. the aches and pains that come with fitted clothing and uncomfortable fabrics, heels that could kill my feet.. cold weather that I usually hibernate in, was not exactly my dream trip.. 

With that said, some how I did manage to be optimistic yet realistic (I'll go for what it is, and learn what I did want to learn). The weather was absolutely GORGEOUS, for January.. It was practically PERFECT. I wore comfortable clothing, but managed to get out of my usual, 3 layered Sweat Attire- Having my BFF there was the best I could ask for, she took my sister (who's never traveled much in the states) for a spin in NYC.. 

I got absolutely NO sleep prior, I tried planning an outfit a week ahead of schedule b/c I was working the entire week. didnt really do much for me but hey, I tried. 

So.. I slept from 1130pm-1230am. spent 1-3 tossing and turning and sorting stuff out.. Finally got up, and started gettting ready, I left MD at 530- to catch the bus, and we left about 630-7 and got to NY by 1030.. ish? 
Landed on 28th Street, and ate a quick bite at DD across FIT, and then strolled to Chelsea. I had planned ahead of time, so I took my time getting there, the weather wasnt bad.. and apparently I was layered enough for a Blizzard.. 

I ended up making it in time early, but a line was already in place.. I was proud of myself, my lack of direction even with a GPS ended up working- Reading Maps- Not on my skills list... 
I saw my friend Sonia, who was already in line.. I was introduced to her friend Ana, who was also a delight. The lady behind was a sweetie who came from chicago, we all chatted about Makeup-Obviously and Mario, it was perfect to pass some time by while waiting.. 

It was about 11:55am  (seminar was suppose to be at 12?!) and we finally, were let in .. 12-15 people at a time.. The line was crazy long by that time.. so clearly this wasnt going to be like a usual seminar! Seeing a familiar face made it better.. 

We got in, seats were already filling up quickly.. I found one near an Isle which I thought was good enough... My friend sat towards the right side, in the middle section, 2nd row.. I figured perhaps because the seat for the "SURPRISE CELEB GUEST", then I landed in the 3rd row.. 
Boy was luck on my side... One seat was left open, in the first row.. my friends offered it to me! OMG! I t was the best thing that could have EVER happened. 

Mario finally came out with .. Adrienne Bailon ( a Cheetah girl) This I already had predicted.. but none the less she made the experience even better, she added tid bits while he did makeup and make the whole process loads of fun! 

Before I continue with the rest, in Part 2, I will say.. Watch Mario's Kim K tutorials on Youtube ( LISTEN CAREFULLY) and His Video from his last Seminar, both combined give u a really good idea on what we learned- I say, listen carefully.. because I thought I lost - the first page from my notes_ I had about 7-8.. I think Im missing the last page now :(

**BUT, while re-playing these videos ( and reading "get the face on his blog/Kim K's blog_ product list esp) I reviewed with my notes, and he teaches so much and I realized loads of it, I wrote down.. - prior to, I just went through and it focused on eye stuff and watched more than listened.) Hey its free! and U get a lot of the same information!!**

Will continue tomm! its 330 am and despo need sleep! :S 

Tootles! X  

Friday, January 6, 2012

Makeup By Mario

Headed to NYC in just a few hours, for . . . Mario Dedivonavic's Seminar, better known as Makeup by Mario, aka Kim Kardashian's makeup artist! The man is truly a GENIUS but the Seminar is different from the ones held before in Cali. I believe its cuz of the sponsor's, I believe IAS held the ones prior, and Altier of Beauty is doing this one, the price differs as well, the one in NY is 3x what the one's in Cali were, and I believe there is no porfolio option. eh. Hope it goes good :D, Deets to follow! X