Mario Dedivanovic

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Master Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic is one of the most renowned, followed and influential celebrity makeup artists in the world.

In addition to longtime client and muse, Kim Kardashian, Mario has worked with some of the most famous faces of our time, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Mary J. Blige, Katy Perry, Ciara, Naomie Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Gabrielle Union, Kate Bosworth, Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks. Sought after for his artistry, passion, professionalism and attention to detail, Mario specializes in creating a flawless face, helping draw out the best version of a woman’s natural complexion and features.

From education to social media to innovation, Mario is a visionary and pioneer at the leading edge of the industry. Owing to his global platform, he’s popularized makeup techniques (such as contouring, highlighting and baking) and ignited viral trends in the digital age that have inspired and altered the beauty landscape over the past decade.

His coveted limited-edition collaborations with Anastasia Beverly Hills and KKW Beauty have sold out worldwide. In addition, his KKWxMARIO palette was just named one of the major beauty events that shaped 2018 by WWD’s Beauty Inc.

A trusted leader in the field of education, Mario pioneered the Master Class 10 years ago. Serving as a teacher, role model and inspiration to makeup artists around the world, he’s welcomed over 25,000 students to his sold-out events in cities across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, generously sharing the celeb-tested techniques he’s mastered over a two-decade career. In becoming a worldwide phenomenon, the Master Class has spawned a global education trend.

Mario’s work has appeared on the cover and in the pages of international fashion and beauty bibles such as Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, W, Interview, Glamour, Rolling Stone and Allure. As a respected beauty authority, he’s been featured by InStyle, Glamour, Allure and W, amongst other publications. Most recently, Mario was honored with the cover of Make-up Artist magazine. In addition, he’s appeared on ABC’s Nightline and NBC’s Today show, and served as a judge on Lifetime’s Glam Masters.

With over 7.3 million followers worldwide, Mario engages with fans via Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat via @makeupbymario. He’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Award of Honor and Beauty Influencer of the Year at the Influencer Awards Monaco; 2017 Celebrity Makeup Artist of the Year at the American Influencer Awards; and was honored with the ODA Award by the government of his parents’ native Albania for serving as a positive influence, role model and inspiration. Most recently, Mario was honored with the 2019 Artistic Achievement award at the American Influencer awards. This year, he’s been invited to speak at The Wall Street Journal’s “The Future of Everything Festival” in New York.

Based in NYC, Mario draws inspiration from interior design, architecture, nature and the untouched beauty of a bare face. Occupying a singular space as both a leading celebrity makeup artist and an influencer, he’s revered for his ability to bring out the innate beauty of every woman.

“My aesthetic is about subtle transformations. When I work with a client, I won’t change her into a different person. She has to look like herself. When she looks in the mirror, she feels one hundred percent herself — just the most beautiful version.”
— Mario Dedivanovic

“Still on cloud 9 from attending the @theMasterClass with @MakeupbyMario this past Sunday in Michigan. I’ve wanted to go to his class for years and have prayed he would come to Michigan. I highly encourage anyone who is a makeup artist or just anyone who loves makeup and would like to learn new techniques to go to this class. Yes it is pricey but do I feel it was worth it? WORTH EVERY PENNY! The class was from 12-6 and Mario is so detailed and he goes over everything with such precision and explains why he is doing each step. He is so humble and so hilarious. I love it when people don’t let fame change them and they never forget where they came from and Mario truly appreciates his humble beginnings. I took away so many wonderful things from this class and it’s definitely a day I’ll never forget and I thank God for giving me this opportunity to attend. Oh and the swag bag was AMAZING. I am like a kid at Christmas over here. Thanks again Mario and all of the masterclass crew. All of your hard work and dedication is noticed. Best of luck to you Mario and I can’t wait to see what your future holds and what you have in store for us! “ -Nicole Popham

“After attending @theMasterClass and seeing @MakeupbyMario do what he does best I needed a min just to truly absorb and reminisce on every moment. I am super happy with my decision to attend the @themasterclass because @makeupbymario did not disappoint at all. I learned about him as a person and some of what he went through to get to where he is at today and I found a new level of love and respect for him, it even made me want to work and push harder towards being better. @makeupbymario made sure that we all understood what he did and why by allowing everyone to ask any questions they may have and believe me they asked @makeupbymario is such a funny, humble and kind person and has definitely earned his spot as my idle. I hope to on day be as great as him or even be able to work along side him and tell him that on June 22nd 2019 he changed my life. I would definitely recommend @themasterclass to anyone who is serious about taking there makeup skills to the next level because it’s not just a class.” -Rayanne Martin

“To be in the presence of such an ICON ( @makeupbymario ) in the beauty Industry, was something I’ve only dreamed of. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to attend your @themasterclass in Michigan. This Masterclass not only teaches you about in depth makeup application but the difference between “mediocre make up “ vs “ “Expensive make up “. I’ve never been more inspired to take my makeup skills to the next level until after attending his masterclass. Hearing Mario’s back story has given me hope & inspired me to “ NEVER GIVE UP “ and for that , I am so grateful. Thank you so much. You have no idea what you mean to all makeup enthusiast all around the world. Love you.” -Jerica Clemons

"It's not often you get to say you met your makeup idol, however in April I had the most amazing experience of meeting and learning from the king of makeup @makeupbymario. He was so inspiring, sharing his makeup techniques and answering any questions we had. It was like a dream come true! An experience I will forever be grateful for." -Emily Williams

“Yesterday I went to the Chicago Masterclass with @MakeupbyMario and it was nothing short of magical. I have been more to myself and posting less lately, because I have been transitioning with moving to metro Detroit and starting my new job. I have been stuck in a creative funk and instead of making time to create and enjoy my love of makeup, I had let my life control me. When I saw Mario was coming to Chicago I knew I HAD to go. What I didn’t know, was that this experience would absolutely refresh my perspective. The Masterclass gave me so much insight into the true artistry of makeup. Beyond technique and his signature expensive soft and sexy look, Mario reminded me the power held by a makeup artist to transform uplift and women. I am absolutely refreshed, reenergized, and inspired. I realized that passion is something you have to cultivate for yourself every day. Thank you Mario, for sharing your genuine energy, life and makeup advice with me. I have so much respect for you, and you are truly an icon. I’m honored to have the opportunity and so grateful to be inspired by you. You have touched my life in the very best way— reminding me to work harder than anyone else, and go and achieve my dreams. I cannot wait until we meet again.“ -Sheridan Leatherberry

“What a truly amazing experience. @MakeupbyMario is an inspiration. Not only did he teach a flawless look but I admired how he didn’t neglect how he achieved his success today. He reminded us that with hard work, determination, and love you will flourish. In a world where hard work “should” result in immediate success it was refreshing to see the results of good ole determination and heart. I went to Chicago looking to get makeup tips and I came home with even more wisdom that expected. I am so very grateful!” -Kadrian Shelton

“The knowledge & wisdom I took away from this class was truly a life changing experience. If I could be HALF the makeup artist he is, I would be one happy and talented Individual. There’s no one else I would take 2 plane rides, 2 train rides, the subway, a bus, AND a taxi to go meet and learn from. Thank you thank you thank you @makeupbymario for serving your students & being the best teacher to learn from.” -Ona Linton

“A learning experience like no other! I have been to multiple brand trainings, also graduated from a prestige makeup academy, but this class tops them all! Thank you @makeupbymario for sharing your 20 years of knowledge & training!” -Justine Knowles

“This past Sunday, I was able to meet my career idol Mario Dedivanovic and attend his Masterclass. This experience was truly incredible. Thank you @makeupbymario for putting on such an informative and positive event. I am so optimistic about my future in this career and can’t wait to start implementing the tips and tricks I learned from you.” -Erica Mercado

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

** People of all ages are allowed to come to the Masterclass **

Do you have to be an aspiring makeup artist or a makeup artist to attend this class?
Everyone is welcome to attend The Masterclass

Where will the event be held?
The Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ticket can be scanned via smart phone. Photo ID of ticket holder required for entry

What is the refund policy?
Refunds apply only if the host cancels the class. If you cannot attend, you may cancel up to 48 hours before the class start time. We will provide a credit for a future Masterclass anywhere in the world, at anytime.

How is the seating set up?
Doors open at 11:00am for first come, first serve seating. Guests who purchase Platinum tickets have priority first few rows, and Gold ticket holders follow. What is the dress code?
You may dress however you'd like

Are we allowed to bring a camera or camcorder?
As we want each student to get the most out of the class, we kindly ask that you refrain from distracting other students with obvious photography throughout the class. Photography is allowed, but camcorders/videos are not allowed at The Masterclass.
Come behind the scenes for an up close and personal look while Mario demonstrates a glamorous "red carpet" makeup application. Learn as he shares tons of his coveted tips and tricks that have helped him become one of the most well known celebrity makeup artists today. Many of Mario's past students that he has taught around the world have become successful celebrity makeup artists themselves - something he is very proud of. In addition, Mario answers all of your makeup questions and provides real industry insight into having a freelance career as a celebrity makeup artist. He offers both makeup and career advice and shares personal experiences from his 20 years as a makeup artist and much more.

The Masterclass Benefits
  • A certificate of completion
  • A meet and greet/ photo with Mario on the red carpet
  • A curated gift bag of Mario’s must-have products for your kit
  • A Masterclass t-shirt
  • A Masterclass pen and notebook
  • Catered lunch and refreshments

The Mastercourse, an extension of The Masterclass, a hands-on training and mentorship with me to that will provide my students an opportunity to work under my guidance to help elevate their work and provide them an enriching experience to help grow their business and clientele. Over the years The masterclass has helped change the lives of so many artists around the world. It has been a long time dream of mine to provide my students with a more hands-on experience so that we can spend the day together in a backstage studio setting
Mario Dedivanovic

The course is a full day makeup training and mentorship with Mario to help elevate and refine your work as an artist. You will have the opportunity to learn tricks-of-the-trade to take your artistry to the next level. In addition, this course will train and prepare you to work behind-the-scenes with professional photographers, models, and lightning. During this course, you will be applying makeup on a model chosen by Mario, while he will be walking around to guide your artistry. Mario will help prepare you for the professional beauty shot with his key photographer, Albert Marashi. You will leave this course more confident, inspired and motivated. Plus, it will give you the tools to take your artistry, business and portfolio to the next phase of your career. “The Masterclass and course is what I am most passionate about. To be able to share and give back to my students what I’ve learned the past 20 years in the industry is what I’m most passionate about. I am a Teacher, just as much as I am an Artist .”

The Mastercourse Benefits:
  • A greater understanding and knowledge of professional makeup artistry
  • Mentorship with Mario
  • Hands-on training with on a professional model
  • Certificate of completion
  • One professional digital beauty shot for your portfolio/social media
  • One behind-the-scenes image of you working on your model

The MasterClass + The MasterCourse is the ultimate learning experience. Take all the learnings from The MasterClass demo and apply them to a professional model in a studio setting with hands-on mentorship by Mario. Plus, all the benefits of each individual course in one weekend.