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
(Image credit: Design by Katja Cho)

Kim Kardashian

(Image credit: Design by Katja Cho)

Let's get one thing straight: makeup-artist-to-the-Kardashians Mario Dedivanovic (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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 Kardashian (opens in new tab)Bobbi Brown's Sheer Finish Loose Powder (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab) over the face," he says. The milky emulsion will soothe, hydrate, and give your complexion a luminous boost.

2) "Then use a damp beautyblender (opens in new tab) 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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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.