Makeup By Mario Has Arrived At Sephora Singapore — And Here’s What We’re Excited About

As a celebrated makeup artist to the stars, and the go-to professional for Kim Kardashian herself, Mario Dedivanovic is renowned in the beauty world, and has had over 20 years of experience under his belt — which is why we trust anything he touches.

His namesake brand, Makeup by Mario, became an instant sensation the moment it launched in 2020, because it seems like Mario knows exactly what we want: products that work, while making one’s beauty beat look as effortless as possible. So of course we’re dizzy with excitement knowing that it’s (finally!) be launching at Sephora Singapore.. today!

Here’s brand founder Mario making the announcement on Sephora’s Instagram page:

The high-performance makeup by the brand include pigmented eyeshadows, a luminous foundation, and complexion products such as balms, bronzers and blushers, as if he’s distilled his years of perfected techniques and understanding of beauty into formulas that are intuitively easy for everyday use.

They’re often touted for being truly blendable and buildable; the complexion products, especially, have earned rave reviews online, and are often at the top of beauty awards lists because of how natural, and naturally-enhancing, they look on one’s skin.

Ahead, we round up 6 bestselling, most talked-about items that have taken the world by storm — and that you should pick up immediately at a Sephora near you!

1. SurrealSkin™ Foundation, $82

If you find yourself craving for a foundation that gives you a beautiful, luminous glow, you’ve come to the right place. Makeup by Mario’s SurrealSkin™ Foundation arrived to the scene with much fanfare, and is one of those base products that enhances your skin’s natural glow, while providing just the right amount of buildable coverage to even out texture and blemishes.

It has a weightless feel, and impresses because of how sheer to medium to heavy you can take it; netizens also speak of how well it wears throughout the day,  without separating or oxidising, so it looks just as good at the end of the day as the moment it goes on.

2. Master Mattes® Eyeshadow Palette, $102

Here’s another product with its own cult following: the Master Mattes® Eyeshadow Palettes, perennial Sephora bestsellers for their modern, creamy mattes. It can easily function as a makeup newbie’s starter kit, or as a seasoned pro’s go-to, because either way, you know the matte shades are specifically curated to be as versatile as possible.

There are two versions of the palette. The Original version features “Mario’s ride-or-die mattes”, inspired by human skin tones that go from light to deep, though in timeless shades that focus on clean application and minimal fallout; the darkest shade, Intense Black, even contains a carbon black pigment that’s 5x more intense than a traditional black shadow. As for the more recent launch, The Neutrals, think 90s supermodel, with a neutral-toned eyeshadow palette of 12 buildable shades, balanced between warm and cool tones so it’s curated for every skin tone. 

3. SoftSculpt® Transforming Skin Enhancer, $62

A classic since its inception, the SoftSculpt® Transforming Skin Enhancer seems to be one of those makeup artist secrets, packaged in a neat case. This is essentially a 3-in-1 tinted complexion balm, with sheer coverage, that warms, tints, and evens out the skin tone — it’s just as beautiful as a skin tint, though we can also opt for a slightly darker shade to use it as a creamy bronzer that gently sculpts the face. Another plus is its nourishing formula, so you’re always promised a dewy finish.

4. Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil, $60

Cream and liquid blushes are still having their moment, and why not? They often provide a your-skin-but-better luminosity, and yes, of course the Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil aces this as well. Mario himself attests that his modern take on cream blush melts onto the skin for a “stunning, transparent veil of colour that allows your natural complexion to shine through”. That’s enough motivation for us. We have to say though, its weightless balm formula is infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid, and the precise amount of pearlescent pigments to nourish and enhance our cheeks.

5. SoftSculpt® Shaping Stick, $62

There’s nothing more convenient than a makeup stick we can take with us on-the-go, which is why we’re impressed with the design of this one — a dual-ended shaping stick with a buffing brush on the other end? Sold! That said, we’d trust Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist for his contour techniques too, so this creamy formula pays off with its blendable and buildable texture for a softly-sculpted look. It also gives natural-looking definition that then dries down to a natural matte finish.

6. MoistureGlow™ Plumping Lip Serum, $50

True glossed-up lips require a good skincare routine, it’s true, but if you’ve got no time to exfoliate and lip mask and lip balm before, while still needing colour on your lips, here’s where the MoistureGlow™ Plumping Lip Serum shines. The melting glossy balm gives the look of plump lips with its dewy shine, and is made in a range of inclusive shades so you’ll be able to find your perfect neutral.


Makeup by Mario, available at Sephora online, in-app, and at Sephora Vivo City.