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.”