Kim Kardashian celebrated Flashback Friday by reminiscing about her younger self in a cute throwback photo.
On her Instagram Stories, the former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, 40, shared a photo of herself and her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic in honour of his birthday.
She looked fresh-faced in the photo, with minimal makeup, her then-signature raven waves, and a hot pink bikini top.
Dedivanovic, who turned 38 on Friday, wore a clean shave and a casual tan T-shirt to complete his baby-faced look.
In another, but more recent photo of the two, Kim Kardashian wrote to her longtime friend and collaborator, “OMG you’re old! LOL But, like a fine wine… I adore you. @makeupbymario, happy birthday.”
Dedivanovic revealed on the Overnight Success podcast in 2018 how he began working with his now-muse before she became the superstar that she’s today.
Recalling how they started, he said, “My friend Sebastian was doing a shoot for a Social Life magazine cover and he called me and was like, ‘Hey, can you do this girl, her name is Kim Kardashian, she has a show on E! which is coming out, can you do it? I said no because I had to do some of the anchors at Fox News.”
According to Dedivanovic, his friend insisted, “Please please please, you’ll be perfect for this job, you’ll be perfect.’” referring to the request for him to do Kim Kardashian.
He accepted the plea, and said when he first met Kim …he immediately “fell in love with her face,” of course who wouldn’t?
Dedivanovic told the podcaster, “Aesthetically, she’s like the idea of beauty to me.” I’m drawn to her face; she’s stunning.”
That was around 2007, and Dedivanovic said Kardashian kept asking him for shoots after that, adding, “I started travelling with her, and that’s how it all happened.”
With the help of some cosmetic procedures and a lavish skincare routine, Kardashian has been able to maintain a beautiful look over the years — albeit an “evolved” one.
During a 2013 episode of “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” Kim received a treatment known as a “vampire facial,” in which clients’ own blood plasma is drawn and micro-needled into their face.
In April 2020, her dermatologist, Dr Harold Lancer said, “The majority of my clients are high-profile people, whether in entertainment or politics, and they require a lot of care, but most of the people I see are extremely disciplined about home skincare.”