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When Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry have to deliver a perfect picture, A Immaculate face for a glossy editorial spread or a walk on the red carpet, they challenge the extraordinary make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic. Fortunately for us mortals, Dedivanovic's goal is to share wealth when it comes to tips and tricks. His master course followers or the 6 million Insta groupies who study his contouring tutorials.
It's no surprise that the make-up master has a huge arsenal of products to choose from when painting a famous face, but he still counts on a handful of basics: from high-end to affordable drugstores Foundations: Here are the key beauty items he swears by Just five items you'll need in your makeup bag when you shipwreck a paparazzi crew on a deserted island.
Dedivanovics Pick: No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation (Buy It, $ 16, target.com)
This is a crucial factor: skincare and make-up in an affordable Frame package. Dedivanovic loves this dual serum base with anti-aging ingredients like hibiscus and vitamins A and C to improve pigmentation ( buh bye age spots and discoloration!).
The lightweight, flexible formula stays in place throughout the day, without getting stuck in the wrinkles, while improving fine lines and wrinkles as well as firmness, brightening and brightening. Talk about multifunctional! And that's not all. The formula also includes special optical blurs that reflect light and leave your skin with a healthy, J.Lo-worthy glow. Oh yes, did we mention that it is also formulated with SPF 15? (See also: The $ 7 product used by J.Lo & # 39; s makeup artist to create her head-to-toe glow)
Still not convinced? He particularly likes this serum foundation because it is well suited for most skin types. And with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin it hydrates all day long, keeping your skin as plump and supple as a cherub.
. 2 Cleanser
The Choice of Dedivanovic: Philosophy Purity Made Easy One-Stage Facial Cleanser (Buy It, $ 24, ulta.com)
"I love this versatile cleanser because it's both messy and messy. removed up while it is still gently and not drying on the face, "says Dedivanovic.
And beauty buyers agree. With around 3,000 5-star ratings for Ulta, this is definitely a fan favorite. A shopper gushes, "I remember the first time I used this face wash, my skin was suffering from acne, and I decided to give it a try, and I mean, immediately after the first wash, my skin looked completely different. It was crazy I had it I've never had a face wash My skin looked radiant and pure and clear and I was instantly addicted and even today I can not live without it. "(PS KKW apparently also loves this facial cleanser for $ 9)
This cleanser not only deeply cleanses the pores and melts away dirt, oil and makeup, it also hydrates with natural extracts.
. 3 Setting Powder
Dedivanovic's Pick: Laura Mercier Translucent Loosening Powder (Buy It, $ 39, sephora.com)
If powdering is not part of your make-up, you should be better able to cope with it. stat. "Adjusting the powder is important for your make-up to last for hours without wrinkling or movement," Dedivanovic says.
And this product is the gold standard. "I always wear the translucent loose setting powder of Laura Mercier in my kit, which is perfect for all skin types and in different shades for all skin tones."
For $ 39 this setting powder is a bit expensive, but it's worth it. The lightweight formula absorbs oil, reduces shine and blurs imperfections, creating a soft photo finish without chewing. "It's not just a make-up for hours, but there's no flashback – making it perfect for the look of a red carpet."
It's basically like Photoshop IRL. #NoFilterNeeded. Nuff said:
4. Lash Curler
The Choice of Dedivanovic: Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler (Buy It, $ 30, sephora.com)
Looking for your Lash Game? Forget wrong, you need eyelash curlers in your cosmetic bag. "I think a lot of people neglect to curl their eyelashes," says Dedivanovic, "but it's actually an important step to open your eyes and make them look brighter, especially if you have a bold look at the lid." (See also: What I've Learned from Latisse to Promote Eyelash Growth)
Dedivanovic recommends the Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler. "It hugs the eyelashes directly on the eyelash line and protects against breakage." To achieve a seamless, natural curvature and prevent these hard angles from looking wrong, he recommends counting five on each side. Voilà – perfectly symmetrical eyelashes for days.
. 5 Mascara
Dedivanovics selection: L & # 39; Oréal Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara (Buy It, $ 8, ulta.com)
You do not have to be an A-Lister to become bold and beautiful Eyelashes "This drugstore product can compete with all the high end mascaras I've encountered," says Dedivanovic. At less than $ 8, this is music for our ears and our pockets. (FYI, Lea Michelle's make-up artist * also swears by an $ 8 L & # 39; Oréal pharmacy of mascara.)
Dedivanovic gushes about how buildable the lump-resistant formula is. "With just a few covers, you can switch from everyday life to a bold look." In addition, it is fragrance free and tested for allergy sufferers, so it is safe for sensitive eyes. And the waterproof formula will not wobble when caught in the rain.
Dedivanovic's tip: Before applying mascara, use an eyelash foundation. This helps against flakes and stains and can remove the product more easily.