Mario Dedivanovic was born 1 October 1983. He was raised by Albanian immigrant parents in the Bronx, New York – alongside his brother.
He began his beauty career as a fragrance consultant.
When women mistook him for a makeup artist and asked for his help, he never hesitated to offer his opinion and apply their makeup for them.
After falling in love with the way women would look in the mirror and smile at their transformation, Mario embarked on a career in the beauty industry. Assisting the world’s top makeup artists, Mario had worked on the sets of major fashion and beauty campaigns alongside the industry’s most influential photographers, models and designers by the age of 20. Mario scored his first New York agent by the age of 21.
Through his assistant and personal work, Mario gained a knack for classic technique and a familiarity with products that have helped cement his status as a master makeup artist.
Renowned for his ability to create a flawless face, Mario specializes in subtle transformations, helping women draw out the best version of their natural complexion and features. His emphasis on blending, sculpting and highlighting has established him as a perfectionist, capable of achieving picture-perfect looks. Mario relies on traditional, tried-and-true techniques to achieve modern, fashion-forward results, consistently creating clean, iconic looks.
After over 18 years of working in the beauty industry, Mario has secured a place among the world’s best and most well-known makeup artists.
He has collaborated on countless editorials and red carpet looks for celebrities, all of which showcase the skill, talent, personality and attention to detail that Mario brings to every transformation.
Mario Dedivanovic’s celebrity clientele includes Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Gabrielle Union, Ciara, Kate Bosworth, Eva Longoria, Ariana Grande, Mary J Blige, Tyra Banks, Naomie Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and many others.
Mario’s work has graced the pages of countless magazines including Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Allure and W.
In addition, Mario is often tapped for his makeup expertise by publications like Seventeen, People, Glamour, Allure, W, andInStyle. Mario engages with fans via Twitter, Snapchat, Periscope and Instagram.
When he’s not traveling, Mario lives in his hometowns of New York City and Los Angeles.
You can visit his website HERE
If you would like to join one of his masterclasses click HERE