The Miami Swim 2015 madness just wrapped up on Sunday and I can still feel the hot Miami sun. This swim week was definitely a hot one, both in temperature and in swim wear styles!
One of my favorite shows from Swim Miami 2015 was the Frankie’s Bikinis Show. This show took place at the W Hotel South Beach and the lead makeup artist for the show was Mario Dedivanovic. You probably have heard of Mario, or the king of contour (as I like to call him), since he’s worked his makeup magic on some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Jennifer Lopez.
I was one of the lucky gals who had an opportunity to interview the celebrity makeup artist backstage at the show and in case you are wondering, he looks even more fabulous in person than he does in pictures. I didn’t think that was possible, but it’s true. He’s also a sweetheart and I feel blessed to have had to opportunity to chat with him about the makeup inspiration for the show, as well as get his thoughts on one of the latest beauty crazes.
Mario Dedivanovic on Summer Beauty + Strobing
What was the inspiration for the makeup looks at the Frankie’s Bikinis show?
The inspiration was a pretty beachy bronzy goddess. Soft smokey eyes and radiant dewy skin.
What were the key products that you used to create the looks?
The Beautyblender Sponge, the Micro.mini (for highlighting) and of course the Bodyblender for applying all the shimmer to the body. Also, Benefit’s Hoola was a key product used, as well as the Watt’s Up highlighter.
How would a real women translate the look off the runway?
By doing pretty much what we did here for the show but just on a lesser scale. A bit lesser product. Less Hoola all over the face, just a little bit on the hollows of the cheek.
Strobing (highlighting) is so hot at the moment. How can you strobe using the micro.mini with the products?
You can use it two ways: You can apply the product first to the face and then use the micro mini to apply it to your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow and brow bones. Or you can rub the micro.mini into the product and then apply it on those areas.
As a makeup artist and blogger, one of the coolest things about being backstage with Mario Dedivanovic for me was seeing him in action. It was fascinating to watch him transform a face and I’ve got a clip for you too see it first hand too. Make sure to watch it until the end to see his live demo on how to strobe with the micro.mini blender.
Have you tried the strobing trend using a micro.mini blender? Let me know in the comments below!