Kim Kardashian has revealed that she is collaborating with her friend and makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic under her KKW Beauty line.
The #KKWxMARIO collection will include a 10 pan eyeshadow palette, a creme lipstick and two high shine lip glosses.
— KKW BEAUTY (@kkwbeauty) March 26, 2018
Teasing the collection online, Kim has showcased a stunning look which sees her model a striking metallic blue eyeshadow called ‘Libra’. Taking to Instagram, the beauty said: “@makeupbymario & I are both Libras & this shade of blue is special to us because I would fight against color & one time when I was on my phone & not paying attention he did a blue eye & I freaked out but then looked in the mirror I loved it! We fight over which look we should do all the time but this blue eye reminds me to trust him.”
A Metallic cobalt blue called Libra is a shade in our palette. @makeupbymario & I are both Libras & this shade of blue is special to us because I would fight against color & one time when I was on my phone & not paying attention he did a blue eye & I freaked out but then looked in the mirror I loved it! We fight over which look we should do all the time but this blue eye reminds me to trust him lol 4-5 KKW X MARIO KKWBEAUTY.COM
Mario has also shared plenty of teasers on Instagram, including a promo video, a fun look modelled on Kim, and a closer look at the eyeshadow palette and packaging.
🎨 A fun little look using our new #KKWxMARIO eyeshadow palette and lip collection 😍 I will post exact breakdowns of shades, etc soon 🤗. Thank you everyone for all your love and support today. I’m overwhelmed with happiness. XO @kimkardashian @kkwbeauty #MakeupByMario. Photo by- @gregswalesart Hair by @chrisappleton1
🎨😍 #KKWxMARIO collaboration 🙏🏻 So I love @kimkardashian minimalistic and super clean aesthetic and I really wanted her to design the packaging. She surprised me with it by using my all time favorite color grey 😭 I love it so much. I definitely want to save a few and never use them. It matches my home and vibe so nicely. 😚 @kkwbeauty. Check my IG stories. I’m swatching on set right now 😘
If you’re excited to get your hands on the #KKWxMARIO collection, then the good news is that you don’t have too long to wait. The collection will be dropping on April 5, a date which is incredibly significant to both Kim and Mario.
April 5 marks the tenth anniversary of when Kim and Mario started working together. Whilst an agent once told Mario to stop working with Kim, he ignored his request and continued to build a beautiful friendship and working relationship with the star.
Paying tribute to Kim on Instagram, the makeup artist said: “The past decade with Kim has been incredible. We’ve grown together, set trends, inspired and impacted an industry along the way. Through all her milestones and achievements and through her rise to global superstardom she has taken me along the way and impacted my life greatly, helping me to achieve unparalleled success of my own as a celebrity makeup artist.”
This is my calendar from 2008 that I still have. 10 years ago, on April 5th, 2008 I met @kimkardashian on a cover shoot. I almost didn’t take the job because I had to work at Fox that afternoon where I did makeup for the anchors on the weekends for extra $. At this point I had been a makeup artist for 8 years in NYC, honing my craft, building my portfolio and paying my dues. Retail, weddings, editorial, TV, personal clients, assisting. I began working with some singers and actresses around this time & then I met Kim and began to work with her often. The idea of a reality star at the time was new. After all my years paying dues and assisting some of the big fashion and celeb makeup greats, I was being groomed to begin working with A list stars- actresses & recording artists. I had an agent who demanded that I stop working with Kim immediately. They said I would ruin my career and my career would end within a year or 2. That all of my hard work and struggles until then would be for nothing. Was I going to sit and worry about what the elitist industry would think of me and try to fit into their mold? I refused. I chose to stick with Kim because it felt right in my heart. She was hard working, loyal and sweet. She kept me insanely busy. She appreciated me and my artistry and I had too much respect for her. When I parted ways with my agency, one of the last things they said to me was “good luck, Mario because you will never get a Vogue cover working with her.” Swipe left to see how that turned out. Never let anyone dictate the trajectory of your life and career. The past decade with Kim has been incredible. We’ve grown together, set trends, inspired and impacted an industry along the way. Through all her milestones and achievements and through her rise to global superstardom she has taken me along the way and impacted my life greatly, helping me to achieve unparalleled success of my own as a celebrity makeup artist. I am so excited to finally announce that on April 5, 2018 – exactly 10 years to the day we met, our #KKWxMARIO collaboration with @kkwbeauty will launch! Turn on notifications for the very first reveal tomorrow! #KKWxMARIO
The #KKWxMARIO collection will be available from the KKW Beauty website from 12pm PST on April 5.