The 8 Best Makeup by Mario Products, According to an Editor Who Has Tried Them All

My love for the Soft Plumping Blush Veil is all consuming.

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I trust Mario Dedivanovic implicitly. His work (which you’ve definitely seen on the likes of Kim Kardashian) and his namesake makeup products are truly top of the line—and more interconnected than one might think. In fact, his brand, Makeup by Mario, was born out of a desire to create products born from his decades-perfected techniques. Over the past three years, the Bronx native has released user-friendly products that continuously go viral and sell out—they're that good.

Take the Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencil—its tug-free formula and dual-ended smudger is the only lip liner I’ve ever been able to use. The Awakening Concealer is self-setting and finger-friendly. And, his brushes take the guesswork out of how to blend appropriately. That makes up just a few of my favorite Makeup by Mario products. I’ve tried each and every one since the brand’s inception, and while you truly won’t regret buying any, these eight are my holy grails. 

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and keeps up with the latest trends in the beauty space. She has previously written for Us Weekly, Popsugar,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Follow her on Instagram @samholender.