If You're Going to Sleep in Your Makeup, Do It Like This

Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic lays down the law.

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian

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Let's get one thing straight: makeup-artist-to-the-Kardashians Mario Dedivanovic doesn't endorse her propensity for sleeping in her makeup, but he gets that it happens—to the best of us. And if you're going to break the cardinal rule of beauty, you might as well do it right. 

Here, we had KK's go-to guy break down his tips and tricks for rocking a full face during your slumber so your second-day contour is on point.

"It will help it last longer," explains Dedivanovic, adding that while there are many setting sprays on the market that help keep makeup in place, they're not his fave. Per his masterclass with KardashianBobbi Brown's Sheer Finish Loose Powder is his pick for a flawless finish.

Bobbi Brown makeup

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As important as moisturizer, face oils, and eye creams are on the regular, if you're trying to preserve a full face, skip 'em. "It will ruin the makeup," he says. To this end, prepping the skin by moisturizing *before* makeup is non-negotiable for a long-lasting, healthy-looking glow.

Dedivanovic is all about the Night Pillow, which promises ever-coveted JBF skin sans the whole Netflix-and-chill song and dance. By now you're well-versed in the powers of the silk pillowcase, but Night's engineered Trisilk cover takes it next-level by hydrating skin cells, fighting breakouts by repelling pollutants, and wicking absorption of sweat. Plus, "it is the softest pillow I have ever felt," he adds.

Night pillow

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You're naturally going to be more thoughtful about how you sleep when you've got your beat face to protect. "Sleep on your back and don't move your head," Dedivanovic advises with a laugh. Sleeping mummy-style is a tough habit to get into, but think about it like this: Squishing your face into a pillow is like ironing wrinkles into the skin in the long run. And Kim Kardashian doesn't do wrinkles.

Kim Kardashian

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Dedivanovic has a two-step plan for reviving and perking up your skin.

1) "Spray Tatcha's Dewy Skin Mist over the face," he says. The milky emulsion will soothe, hydrate, and give your complexion a luminous boost.

2) "Then use a damp beautyblender to press and bounce on the skin to freshen up and even it out."

Tatcha dewy skin and beauty blender

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"I work with clients who work 16 or 18-hour days, so sometimes it's necessary to have it on for long periods of time, but I would recommend letting the skin breathe without any makeup after that,"  Dedivanovic explains. So yeah, #FreeYourPores.


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Beauty Editor

Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.