How to ‘Lift’ the Face With Makeup, According to Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist

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Undoubtedly the King of Contour, Mario Dedivanovic put the chiseling make-up follow on the map years in the past as Kim Kardashian’s go-to make-up artist. Last yr, the make-up maven launched his personal line, Makeup by Mario, and whereas Dedivanovic’s first assortment centered on all-things eyes, his second assortment, Soft Sculpt, is all about the contour. 

A far cry from on-camera make-up he’s additionally a professional at making use of, the Soft Sculpt assortment (out right now) is designed to create a contour that appears good in actual life, says Dedivanovic. “It will look great whether you’re outside or on a Zoom call.”

The assortment consists of 5 easy-to-use merchandise impressed by Dedivanovic’s methods, “but made simple for everyday life.” According to Dedivanovic, the swipe-and-blend Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick ($28) combines eight completely different sculpting merchandise he depends on for the final contour into one foolproof product. “Apply it, then turn it over and pat it in with the brush on the end,” he instructs. “It melts right into the skin.”

“The Soft Sculpt Bronzer ($28) is one of my favorites from the collection,” says Dedivanovic, noting {that a} messy utility is an issue he faces with many different bronzers on the market. “So I developed this really beautiful formula that’s very luxe, very silky. It’s a soft matte, but my favorite thing about it is that it picks up and distributes really evenly. You’ll never have to remove excess product, which I’m really excited about. I use it almost every single day on myself,” he says.

For a burst of shade that lasts, the Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24) is a must-try. And if you happen to’re a cream-blush gal, it doesn’t get significantly better than the dual-ended Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28). Available in six silky hues, it’s certain to be a staple in your make-up routine, particularly in case your purpose is to convey some youth into your look (extra on that beneath). 

To add a pop of sunshine, the Soft Glow Highlighter ($28) brings luminosity and radiance to the pores and skin with out feeling powdery or cakey. And whereas the make-up artist notes the assortment can be utilized with any make-up brush and even blended along with your fingertips, he’s additionally launching three pro-quality brushes—named F1, F2 and F3, pictured ($28 every)—to make it a bit extra seamless.

Whether you’re making use of blush or bronzer, Dedivanovic says the place you apply it might probably make or break your look. A superb rule of thumb: “Don’t bring anything dark further than the center of your cheeks near your laugh lines,” he instructs, noting this may solely convey consideration to them. “Instead, contour above the hollows of your cheeks to avoid bringing the face downward with darkness. Bronzer should applied slightly above the cheekbones for a lifted appearance.”

After bronzing, add a youthful flush of shade. “I love applying blush to the nose and lips, blending it in so it’s not too red,” says the make-up artist. His anti-aging tip? “Apply it slightly above the apples of your cheeks and blend upward and outward for a lifted appearance.”

Makeup by Mario’s Soft Sculpt Collection is offered at and starting 6/3.

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