Mario Dedivanovic is one of the most happening makeup artists in Tinseltown with a celebrity clientele list full of Hollywood A-listers, including the Kardashians, Ariana Grande, and Emily Ratajkowski.

Dedivanovic is also known for his appearance as a judge on the Lifetime TV series Glam Masters.

His Early Life

The talented makeup artist was born on October 1, 1983, in Bronx, New York, United States. He grew up as the youngest of four children of his parents. He has two sisters and one brother.

He got his first job in the fragrance section at Sephora after graduating high school. Since then, he loved to fabricate himself heavily with perfumes and other fragrances.

Dedivanovic soon became obsessed with makeup and eventually worked on a freelance basis for Fox News, getting their anchors ready for their appearances.

Close to His Family

Dedivanovic is a family person, and he’s especially close to his 74-year-old mother, Lula. Ironically, his mother doesn’t wear a drop of makeup.

He also usually posts pictures of his mother, expressing his love for her. On March 8, 2021, he took to Instagram to wish her International Women's Day.

The makeup guru shared a childhood picture of him with his mother and stated that he was proud to witness the power and grace of women.

His family members also equally contribute to his works and take care of him. In fact, his elder sister Marina, his cousin Diana Benitez, and another cousin’s wife, Gina Dedivani, helps him run his Masterclass, a live event attended by aspiring makeup artists.

Came Out as Gay in 2019

Years after coming to the limelight, Dedivanovic finally came out as gay while accepting an award at the American Influencer Awards show in November 2019.

He emotionally stated that he spent his entire life and childhood suppressing his feelings, lived in fear, and was ashamed. But he courageously revealed his true identity to his mother first, a couple of days before the show.

I told her [mother] finally that I had spent my entire life and childhood suppressing my thoughts, suppressing my dreams, my feelings, my creativity and trying to be invisible so that no one would know how I'm feeling inside.

He continued his speech, saying that he was "a proud 37-year-old gay man" and could now live his life with true happiness.

Meanwhile, his close friend Kim Kardashian came near to him and put her arm around Dedivanovic, as he broke down in tears over the confession.

Presently, he is living his life as an openly gay man. However, he has kept his personal life private with no revelation about his possible boyfriend or partner.

His Clients Includes Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Emily Ratajkowski

Not many women trusted Dedivanovic to do their makeup when he worked for Fox News. But one day, news anchor Julie Banderas agreed to get her makeup done by him, and the rest, as they say, is history.

After Banderas, he did make up for Megyn Kelly, and both, being impressed by his work, requested for him every week.

Fast forward to today, his clients include Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Chrissy Teigen, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kate Bosworth.

He even won Best Celebrity Makeup Artist at the 2017 American Influencer Awards. The makeup artist shares a close bond with Kardashian, and they even launched their collaborated makeup line, KKW x Mario.