Back in January, Kim Kardashian revealed that she was working on a makeup collaboration with her long-term makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic.
I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that despite Kim only releasing a black and white picture of what appeared to be an eyeshadow palette, I immediately knew I wanted everything in this entire collection.
And it turns out that the collection is a lot closer to Kim and Mario’s heart than you may have given them credit for. In fact the release has been timed to exactly coincide with the anniversary of their 10-year working relationship. In a lengthy post on Instagram, Mario shared a picture of his work diary from 2008, sharing the very first time he ever met and worked with Kim.
“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 mould? 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.