L’Oreal Paris #SculptSchool with Mario Dedivanovic.

beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic

 

I have met Mario Dedivanovic. I was in the same room as the man behind the Kardashian’s classic make-up look. The man who brought contouring back to life and took the make-up industry by storm. The reason you, yes you, are obsessed with contouring is because of him. Whether you love it or hate it, are a professional at the technique, or look like you have rolled in mud – either way the words contouring will have left your lips more than once over the last 12 months.
Make Up By Mario had the most unreal presence, for someone whom is constantly elevated by the celebrities of Hollywood, he seemed so unbelievably grounded and had a brilliant sense of humour. Opening up to the room he announced “this is my first time contouring someone’s face“. Brought up in the beauty industry, with his mother being a part of the L’Oreal family for over 20 years, make-up  may as well have been genetically embedded into his veins. No wonder he is such a genius.
Effortlessly, during the L’Oreal Sculpt School, he transformed a beautiful model’s skin into naturally defined and sculpted chic. He made it look so easy. And that is the point, Mario wants you all to know that contouring is easy, it’s not supposed to be difficult, with a zillion different layers and levels to work through. The New L’Oreal Sculpt range has been designed specifically to ensure you too can discover how simple this time old technique actually is meant to be. Read on and prepare to fall in love with L’Oreal Paris all over again.

 

beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic

beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic

beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
I am going to talk you through all the steps that we were shown during the #SculptSchool session and explain how you can easily achieve a naturally sculpted look.

The Base, Your Complexion.

Usually not fussed by high street / drug store labelled foundations I did not expect anything from the L’Oreal Sculpt Base Foundation. Until, I of course saw it in action and since tried it out on my own skin. This is your first step, a medium coverage, lightweight base designed to hold onto the sculpting products that you apply on top. It blends into the skin like a dream. I am wearing the shade Light/Medium and even though it is slightly warmer on my skin than what I would usually I wear, I just love how healthy it makes my skin look.
The second step is of course the Infallible Sculpt Palette, and again I used the lighter of the two palettes soon to be available. Sculpting is made super easy with just two steps – as it should be. The cream to powder formula blends perfectly over the foundation. I absolutely adore this palette and love the fact the contour shade is more of a shadow grey undertone, how it should be – not something that is orange or muddy. Apply the contour shade to the hollows of your cheek bones, down the sides of you nose and across the temples. For a slimming effect you can also take this below the jawline. The highlight shade, take across the top of the cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose and the centre of your forehead. What I loved about watching Mario at work, he does not draw these ridiculous stripes across a face, he blends as he goes, little by little, adding and adjusting the skin as he sees fit, a true make-up artist.
To finish your complexion, you can choose from 3 different Infallible Sculpt Blush palettes. I chose to play with Nude Beige. All of them are so flattering on the skin and again, so soft and easy to apply. Mario got the model to smile and applied the highlight shade to the apples of the cheeks.

 

Define Your Eyes

 
Possibly my favourite product out of all of the range, is the brand new L’Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara (this is already available in stores). As soon as Mario explained that this mascara allows you to tight line as you apply, I was sold. Tight lining is a technique where you use a pencil or a gel based product to line the upper waterline to accentuate and define your lashes. It looks so much better when all those gaps are filled in. It can feel quite awkward, and personally my eyes water when I do this, so to have a mascara take all that fuss away, is simply brilliant. And yes, I can 100% vouch it works and don’t ever remember being as impressed by a drug store mascara – in fact this is seriously a contender for my top spot mascara. If you want luscious, intense fanned out lashes then this is for you.
Superliner Black ‘N’ Sculpt eye liner is the only product out of the collection that I struggled to get my head around, with it’s unusual spherical tip. The reason for the shape of the nib, is down to making it easier for you to create a perfectly sculpted eye line. I loved it for lining across the top lash line, but to try and master the classic cat eye flick, without a point, is quite strange. I did one eye just fine and was like oh yeah, I got this. I came to do the second eye and it took me so long to get it right. I will master it I am sure.
Brows frame the eyes and I really enjoyed using the Sculpt Brow Artist and the Blonde shade is really great. Again, an unusual design to the wand which makes me salute L’Oreal for really pushing the boundaries.
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic
beauty blogger zoe newlove reviews the new l'oreal paris sculpt school range and talks about meeting mario dedivanovic

Sculpt Your Lips

Last but not least, even lipsticks are covered in #SculptSchool. The Matte Max Lip Colours are awesome, everything from the unique petal shaped applicator to all of the colours available. I love the fact L’Oreal are encouraging you to rock an Ombre lip too, graduated colour can look so cool when done right. I am wearing 001 and 002 layered on top of each other in the photos. The formula is really unique, as it is gel  based and the powder pigments ensure that it is really long lasting.
So as you can probably tell I absolutely adore this new collection and cannot wait to play around with it some more. I am sure I will be creating many more looks in the future using these products. I would just like to thank L’Oreal Paris for inviting me to such an exciting event and allowing me to be a part of the #SculptSchool. A final note. Mario, I love you  man.
The full range will be available from March. 
*I was totally not paid to write any of this by the way folks, it genuinely is THIS good.