» About Us
President of Dieci Colori Cosmetics and co-owner of Dieci Lifestyle Spa
Three decades of the art of beauty
Marie began her career as an artist in her early twenties as an art student in college, and later as a makeup artist in a very busy salon in northern New Jersey. She used the knowledge she attained in her art education throughout her makeup career. Her application techniques were developed with a direct connection to art theory; especially in contouring, color pairing and dimensional shading.
She worked with hundreds of brides and their guests over the course of her career. They constantly told her their “makeup stayed on until the next day!” She became known for the artistic quality of her work and the remarkable ability of the makeup itself. Marie attributes the tools used to apply the makeup and the specific way the colors were layered as the key to the long lasting makeup application.
As she continued to work with many influential clients including professional women and local socialites, she wanted to provide them with the most innovative makeup services available in the makeup arena. Marie went on to train in permanent makeup for her clients and her specialty was in creating the perfect eyebrows. She became known as the “eyebrow queen” from tweezing and reshaping their brows to permanently applying color to them.
Marie then researched the area in cosmetics that embraces the needs of those that have discoloration or disfigurement of the skin called Camouflage Makeup. She read about a woman who was using special makeup that was waterproof and could be custom blended to an identical match of the clients skin to cover problem areas. Marie studied in Ohio under an expert in the field and became certified in Camouflage Makeup.
Many local plastic surgeons referred clients to Marie over the years for her to make custom makeup for their patients that had discoloration concerns due to accidents, injuries and bruising from post-operative procedures. Marie gave lectures and taught Camouflage Makeup techniques to men, women and children to help them get through the recovery time required after injuries that resulted in a change in their appearance.
After approximately 16 years in the makeup service, Marie then decided to put together her own makeup line. After guiding her clients through each season year after year of color and texture changes in the color cosmetic works, and listening to their concerns and misinformation about makeup in general, it became evident that it was important for Marie to put together her own collection. She developed Dieci Colori Cosmetics in 2003.
Marie put together a makeup line that was client-friendly. Several clients voiced confusion with other brands as to the appropriate placement of colors. They were also unsure and even uncomfortable using certain textures on their skin. Each product in the Dieci Colori line identifies exactly where it is intended to be used and the texture of the product. The collection has classic colors that women of all ages can work with easily.
Dieci Colori Cosmetics can be purchased online at www.diecicolori.com and Marie has trained several makeup artists that are available to provide lessons and they can assist clients with selecting the perfect colors to enhance their own beauty. Marie oversees all of the training and does special events and appearances throughout the year.
She organizes and directs Dieci Lifetyle Spa’s annual Scratch the Surface Fundaiser for the Connie Dwyer Breast Center in Newark, N.J. where the amazing talents of the Dieci staff are showcased. The hairstyles and creative makeup designs are paraded on models using the most current trends in the beauty industry as their guides.
Marie has also done makeup on talent from the music industry, television media, actresses and some of the locals from Bravo TV’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey. However, Marie believes that all of her clients are “celebrities and the true VIP’s that helped establish her brand.”
In 2012, Marie and her husband Paul are building a men’s spa and Marie is developing skin care products that are innovative with beneficial ingredients that can be used universally by men, women and young adults.
Visit Dieci Lifestyle Spa at
90 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039