If you’ve been following Mario Dedivanovic’s career – the master artist behind the most epic face beats known to man – he’s the kind of MUA every makeup-loving Queen dreams of booking for those big moments.
And his tightly-edited makeup collection? It’s been one of the most often sold-out brands in the world.
His creamy blushes and bronzers are just dope ASF, his show-stopping eyeshadow palettes have changed the eye makeup game, and now, his Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin formula has gone viral on TikTok. It’s honestly become the one foundation every beauty influencer is going crazy about, and here’s the reason why.
Like the blushes and bronzers, Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation stays true to Dedivanovic’s blueprint of reinventing heavy and chalky formulas with flawless, lighter-than-air options that leave the skin with a sunkissed sheen.
“I’m really excited about re-educating people about foundation,” Mario told Harper’s Bazaar in a recent interview.
“Because a lot of my fans know me from the YouTube days, they still go quite heavy with their makeup. 95% of the time, you don’t need to cover your skin that much, but it was how we were taught years ago. You can still get your desired look, but you don’t need to cover everything. Surreal Skin introduces them to a lighter formula that still looks glamorous.”
He also emphasized the importance of breaking barriers and creating a foundation formula that played well with other products (serums, powders, and creamy formulas) and lasted all day long. SurrealSkin comes in 30 flexible shades with warm, neutral, cool, and olive undertones.
“For my first foundation, I wanted to create the perfect complexion base to work seamlessly with my signature techniques. I wanted the formula to be buildable so you can sheer it out or build it up for truly customizable coverage while enhancing skin’s luminosity to look as natural as possible,” Mario added.
“After over 20 years of working with different skin tones and foundation formulas, my goal was to create a formula and shade range that eliminates shade-selection anxiety.”
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SurrealSkin Foundation’s Highlighted Ingredients
Most foundation options use silicones to achieve a satin-like finish, but Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation doesn’t. Instead, the product’s buildable formula contains a non-oily ester that seamlessly glides on the skin, leaving you with a glossy, dewy finish.
It’s also packed with skin-loving elements like glycerin, an incredible humectant that pulls in moisture, so your skin stays deeply hydrated with everyday wear. The time-released oils (grapeseed and sunflower oil) ensure the formula never cakes or creases but always feels cozy and hydrating.
The brand’s signature MoistureGrip™ Technology helps reveal the skin’s natural luminosity, while its perfecting powders work with your skin’s natural texture to leave you with a smoother, enhanced finish.
And did we mention it’s non-oxidizing? Yap. Mario worked extra hard to offer you a non-oxidizing formula – so you don’t have to worry about it looking all “icky and orangey” (it doesn’t change color) throughout the day.
Product callouts: The formula’s free of coal tar, formaldehyde, hydroquinone, mineral oil, oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, sulfates, and triclocarban. It’s also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly.
How To Use It & Where To Get This Foundation Gem
To get that sexy, luminous finish, sweep over Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation with a compact brush end or your fingers until evenly blended. Gradually build to achieve fuller coverage (if the no-makeup makeup look isn’t your go-to).
Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation costs $42 for one oz. of formula. You can get it on the brand’s website and Sephora – though beauty influencers suggest going to your local Sephora store to do a few swatches.
Because of the product’s 30 flexible shades, you’ll be more suited to find your closest match and get a feel for the formula if you try it in person.
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There you have it, folks! Everything you wanted to know about Makeup By Mario SurrealSkin Foundation. Our advice? Get yourself a bottle while you can – it’s bound to sell out soon.