Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Product Review: Eye M Glam by Mario Dedivanovic

Hi Bellas,

Even if you're not into makeup, I'm sure everyone has noticed Kim Kardashian's gorgeous, made up face.  Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mario Dedivanovic has become known for creating gorgeous makeup looks on clients like Kim K.  He even developed Eye M Glam by Giella Cosmetics to create the famous Kim K glow.  Today I'll give you my honest thoughts on this product.

I purchased my jar for $35 from www.papoledancing.com after seeing fellow guru Tatiana Ward do a video on it.  However it retails on the official website www.giella.com for the same price.  Mario custom blended this loose pigment to give his celebrity clients that special glow.  Anytime you see Kim glowing on the red carpet, you'll probably see a bit of Eye M Glam on her.
The product is described as a sheer highlighting powder used to give a gorgeous, golden glow.  Here are some of Mario's Recommended Uses:

MARIO’S TIPS:

  • Using a small shadow brush, apply EYE M GLAM to the inner corners of eyes to separate and brighten them.  Apply onto your brow bone to highlight and lift.
  • For bullet proof eye makeup that stays in place, use a eye shadow primer first and follow with EYE M GLAM.
  • Highlight your face with EYE M GLAM.  Swipe some down the bridge of your nose, across cheek bones, on your cupids bow and along the brow bones.
  • Dust EYE M GLAM on your collar bones, dekolletage and legs, or mix some into your favorite body lotion for a flawless glow.
  • For an all over glamorous glow on your face, blend a bit of EYE M GLAM into your tinted moisturizer or foundation.



As you can see from the swatch it's not uber shimmery or glittery which is a good thing.  It has a gold tone which is flattering on a lot of skin tones.  I would recommend this as a top of the cheekbone highlight, or for your browbone, tearduct or cupid's bow.  I wouldn't use this down the bridge of the nose as recommended because I feel like that would give you the shiny/oily look.

PROS
-pretty and very flattering on a variety of skin tones
-very finely milled
-nice gold tone
-get a lot of product that will last you a long time

CONS
-dupeable
-expensive

Recommended Dupes:  MAC Drizzlegold Loose Powder (limited edition), Steelo Fairy Body Shimmer

You can find this product at www.giella.com

Would I Recommend?
If you're a makeup junkie, I wouldn't say this is a must-have.  It's a very dupeable product...mix a couple of pigments together in the champagne and gold family and you can pretty much get the same result and for cheaper.  Some people seem to really love it.  It's pretty on, and I'm glad it works for them, but I honestly never find myself reaching for it.  It probably also has something to do with the fact that I prefer pressed products.  It's a decent product but with a lot of hype around it - in my personal opinion.

What do you guys think of this product?  Have you tried it?  Let me know in the comments below.

FTC Disclosure:  Product purchased with my own money.

Atlanta Makeup 
Atlanta Photographer

8 comments:

R.S. said...

Thanks for sharing!

May said...

awesome post! Id def look into this product!

Joy Perry said...

Finally, i get to see a swatch of mario's magic fairy dust!! haha love it

Khadine (Cosmetic Passion) said...

Omg, that's why you're one of my favorite beauty bloggers...you tell the TRUTH! Lol...I feel the exact same way about the product. I recently went to Mario's workshop in NYC (which I will definitely blog about), and received a sample of this in my gift bag. I had a couple of issues w/the workshop, so didn't want that to be confused with the reason I'm not raving about the product. FINALLY someone has a balanced view. It's decent, but I wasn't WOW'd when I tried it out. Honest opinion.

SatsukiMUA said...

I bought this a year or so ago and was going too off of all the hype about it. I agree totally with you....I very seldom reach for it. Like you I like a more compact highlight or cream highlight. I will use it every now and then just to get my monies worth. Thanks for a honest review.

Kulchicbeauty said...

Thanks for your honest review

Tasha's Beauty Cafe said...

I purchased Eye M Glam a short while ago. I think it is an excellent product but do not anticipate getting it again. I can get the same affect with an eyeshadow from NYX named Champaign. In my opinion, the only real difference is EMG is more golden and Champaign is more Taupe.

Mario Dedivanovic said...

Thanks for the review and the opinions. I may shoot a video for Giella's Eye m glam to show everyone the different ways that I use it and on different skin tones. I want every person to be WOW'd. LOL. ;-)