By BR Kellie
Don't tell Wayne Goss, but he's not the only makeup man in my life. I mean, I love him. Adore him. Think the sun shines out of his posterior, but I also have myself a wee makeup-man crush on Kim K's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic. Scrolling through Instagram and seeing his face come up is a highlight of my day. He just seems nice, humble, thoughtful, solid. A good dude. And I love a good dude.
My Mario fangirling went next level in 2016 when I found myself repeat-refreshing on the Anastasia Beverly Hills site in an effort to snap up their eyeshadow collaboration with Mario, The Master Palette by Mario. It was one purchase I did not live to regret. The complete opposite. In fact Mario's palette is the only time I've ever hit pan on an eyeshadow.
The shade 'Marina' is everything. Ever-ry-thing. I've had to limit my use of it because there will be a panicky moment when I finally scrape the last bit of pigment from the pan and realise it's gone forever, as the palette was limited edition.
Considering my obsession with his previous collaboration, you can only imagine how excited I became when he recently revealed the eyeshadow palette he's created in collaboration with Kim Kardashian.
Check this beauty out...
As you can see the collection includes lipstick and gloss, but it's the shadow shades that have my attention. That mulberry shade is all heart eyes. The rich reddy brown next to it is swoony. Those metallics. And that blue! I don't do blue. I'm afraid of blue. But after seeing Mario's picture of Kim doing that blue. I could learn to do blue. And if the video Mario posted of him smearing the shadows down Kim's cheek is anything to go by (even if it was planned - and my cynical side says yes it probably was - it's still a super cute watch) the shadows are super pigmented and creamy.
When does this all that and a bag of chips palette launch? April 5th (I'm assuming that's the overseas version of April 5th). AKA two days after my birthday. Can anyone guess what my birthday pressie to myself will be?? (Assuming I can get my hands on it. Fingers and toes crossed!)