What does it take to look like Kim Kardashian?
Her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic -- who also works on the flawless faces of Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez -- isn’t afraid to share some of the secrets of the trade.
Having worked in the industry since he was 17, Mario has been teaching technique classes for the past six years. Tickets aren’t exactly easy -- or cheap! -- to come by, and his next class is guaranteed to be his biggest ever as Kim will be serving as his model! The pair is putting on 'The Master Class' July 25th in Pasadena and while some tickets are still left for $300-- the most pricey seats already sold out for $1,000 a piece.
The idea for the class came after Kim helped out Mario -- whom she refers to as her 'bestie' and even features in her mobile app game! -- when a model for one of his classes in New York City canceled at the last minute, so Kim stepped in.
"I started freaking out," he tells ET. "I called Kim up on just a long shot. Her schedule's so busy I really didn't think it'd be possible."
But Kim came through in the clutch! She hopped on a red eye to NYC and modeled for Mario. "She came straight to my class from the airport and she surprised all 250 of my students and it was one of the greatest days -- one of the most memorable classes I've ever had," he says.
And just like that, the idea for a class featuring both the artist and his muse was born. Kim usually spends 30 minutes to an hour in the chair with Mario, but the class will be four hours worth of their best makeup tips and tricks. So what’s the most important thing Kim does to get her stunning look?
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“Evening out the skin tone,” Mario says. “She does love her contour; a little bit of contour and highlight and lashes. We love to curl the lashes and put a good amount of mascara, define the eyes.” Dedivanovic says he and Kim’s makeup styles have evolved together; while they used to go more glam, these days they’ve toned things down. It’s all about knowing what works for you, and working with the best people.
Tickets are still available at marioandkim.com. For those of you who can’t make it, Mario was kind enough to give us the ultimate contouring tutorial. Check back to ETonline for that Wednesday!
And remember, while Kim certainly loves her makeup, she’s not afraid to go makeup-free, like in the video below…