13 Make-Up Tips We Learnt From Kim Kardashian’s Make-Up Artist Mario Dedivanovic

Namely, how to contour like a Kardashian

If you’re not already familiar with Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic then a) where have you been and b) are you really a make-up fan at all?

All jokes aside though, Mario’s become pretty much a God to all make-up lovers after painting the faces of Kim Kardashian (amongst many other celebs) and basically giving them the cheekbones that dreams are made of.

So recently, when Mario Dedivanovic came to the UK to launch the highly anticipated Nip + Fab make-up range, LOOK’s Deputy Beauty Editor Chloe jumped at the chance of watching the man in action.

Here’s 13 things we learnt from Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic :

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  1. When you’re contouring, use a grey-ish brown shade just under the hollows of your cheekbones. Blend upwards towards the temples and never too far in towards the centre of the face.
  2. Use a big fluffy brush to contour and blend – harsh lines look too obvious
  3. If you’re going to contour your nose, use the LIGHTEST SHADE POSSIBLE. Less is more when it comes to nose contouring.
  4. If you have a bump on the bridge of your nose – using a highlighter along it will only highlight it. Makes sense really.
  5. Contour into the scalp and hairline. Leave the centre of your head.
  6. If you’ve got a wide jaw, use a bronzer just underneath to create the illusion of a thinner face.
  7. If you’ve got a double chin, buff bronzer underneath to hide it
  8. BLUR ALL THE EDGES OF YOUR CONTOUR WITH A DAMP BEAUTY BLENDER. There ain’t nothin’ worse than an unblended contour.
  9. Mario likes to use both cream and powder bronzers for contouring – but as a general rule, he uses cream for photoshoots and powder for red carpet. (Creams need more touch-ups)
  10. Never highlight too low into the face or towards the nose or eyes. ‘That’s just disrespectful.’
  11. If you’re conscious of dark circles, swirl your blusher up high. The pinky peachy tones will help to conceal any darkness.
  12. For a natural glow on the red carpet (or in instagram selfies) apply a touch of highlight on one side of the chin and on the same side of the forehead. This will make your skin glimmer naturally from the side.
  13. You can use a contour, highlight and blusher palette to pretty much do your whole face. Use the contour colours with a damp brush on the eyes, and use a blusher as an alternative to a matte lipstick.

Nip + Fab’s make-up range launches exclusively into Superdrug on the 6th April.