One of Mari’s fondest memories as a child was looking through high-fashion magazines and picking the different styles of make-up she liked.
She grew up in Russia, and moved around the country in search of the perfect career. Her true talent for makeup wasn’t discovered until she began working at Moscow's main MAC store while attending the Institute of International Relations. In 2009, she left Russia to further her make-up education in the United States.
She trained at the Institute of Image in Russia, and continued her education at the Make-up Designory School in Los Angeles upon her arrival to the United States. She is certified in Beauty, Fashion Make-up, Airbrush Make-up and Hairstyling, and has experience with different types of production such as: Fashion, Print, Film, and Runway.
Mari was chosen as a one of eight finalists in the 2009 International Make-up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) competition. Her diverse background and experience creates a unique style accredited only to her and her artistic talent. Her style reflects her life’s motto: “Not being afraid to experiment and realize your ideas”.