Kim Kardashian West is determined to slay with KKW Beauty launches every other day!
She kicked off this Monday with a sneak peek at her much-anticipated collaboration with longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.
The pair have been teasing a new eye shadow palette and lipstick collection since January — and now we finally know when the makeup will be released.
And just when *can* we expect this KKW x Mario collection to drop? SURPRISE: Mario revealed the release date in a heartfelt note about his friendship with Kim K on Instagram.
"This is my calendar from 2008 that I still have. 10 years ago, on April 5th, 2008 I met @kimkardashian on a cover shoot," he shared. "I almost didn’t take the job because I had to work at Fox that afternoon where I did makeup for the anchors on the weekends for extra $."
"I began working with some singers and actresses around this time & then I met Kim and began to work with her often... I am so excited to finally announce that on April 5, 2018 - exactly 10 years to the day we met, our #KKWxMARIO collaboration with @kkwbeauty will launch!"
And there you have it! Prepare your hearts and wallets for the launch April 5.
(Also, I'm crying real tears over the fact that Mario kept this calendar all this time.)
Mario also shared how beauty industry people first warned him not to work with Kim.
"I had an agent who demanded that I stop working with Kim immediately. They said I would ruin my career and my career would end within a year or 2," he wrote. "That all of my hard work and struggles until then would be for nothing. Was I going to sit and worry about what the elitist industry would think of me and try to fit into their mold? I refused."
He also shared why he chose to stick with Kim, even though it wasn't clear at the time that she would become the superstar mogul she is today.
"I chose to stick with Kim because it felt right in my heart. She was hard working, loyal and sweet. She kept me insanely busy," he shared. "She appreciated me and my artistry and I had too much respect for her. When I parted ways with my agency, one of the last things they said to me was 'good luck, Mario because you will never get a Vogue cover working with her.'”
As you can see from Mario's collage, the naysayers were wrong six times over. Byeeee!
Mario's tear-jerking note is basically sweet-speak for the fact that this KKW x Mario collection is more than an ode to a decade-long friendship; it's also a HUGE middle finger to doubters.
KKW x Mario drops on April 5, 2018. Stay tuned for more product reveals and release times!
Get those wigs pinned and glued because Kim and Mario are obviously planning to make this friendship makeup collection one legendary collaboration.