Introducing Ilios Lighting: The Lighting Solution for Pros

Images and information courtesy of Ilios Lighting

All makeup mirrors are not created equally. From the quality of the glass to the lighting housed within them, the smallest differences can make a big impact on the finished look! That's why Kelly Mondora, Mario Dedivanovic, and Jerry Ghionis teamed up together to create Ilios Lighting, an all-in-one solution to solve the mirror and lighting needs of makeup artists, content creators, and photographers across the globe.

Beauty Ring

Travel Case

Light Stand


Behind the Brand

Kelly Mondora
Ilios Lighting Founder Kelly Mondora leveraged her decades of experience building lighting for the film and photography industry to offer a higher-quality alternative to the sub-standard makeup mirrors currently on the market. Wanting the well-respected perspective of a Hollywood makeup artist, she reached out to Dedivanovic and pitched the product to him. She also folded in famed photographer Jerry Ghionis to gain insight from the photographer perspective.
Mario Dedivanovic, Celebrity Makeup Artist
"When Kelly reached out to me to talk about lighting, I was excited about what she had to say," said Mario. "Lighting is such a critical part of everything I do: from makeup application to content creation. And it can be hard to get it right. I loved her idea for this product, and I respected the fact that she was genuinely interested in learning about our industry to design the best equipment possible.:
Jerry Ghionis, Photographer
"Kelly reached out to me about testing a light for the beauty industry," explained Jerry. "I first assumed it would be more of a consumer-level product. But after using it for only a few hours and experiencing it first-hand, I knew it would be much more than that. It shows true color and mimics daylight. If it can work for a professional photographer, it will be perfect for you!"

What Makes it Unique

The Beauty Ring is an innovative ring light that includes a cell phone stand, three unique lighting shades ranging from daylight to candlelight, and five dimming levels to provide you with the perfect lighting level for every situation. Thanks to some clever engineering, the ring light can be transformed into a beauty mirror in a few quick and easy steps. The main side of the mirror offers a standard view, while the flip side provides 5x magnification. If you want to get up close and personal, you can even add on a magnetic 10x magnification mirror that easily adheres to the existing mirror.

For the pro on the go, Ilios Lighting offers a light stand that weighs in at only 1.5 pounds to allow you to position the ring light for the perfect makeup application and photo shoot with your clients. With convenience in mind, they also created a travel case that has a pocket to slide your light over a wheeled makeup case or carry-on bag. On the other side, two adjustable straps hold the light stand in place, reducing the need for extra bags.


Ready to Experience Ilios Lighting?

Are you ready to elevate your makeup application and photography with Ilios Lighting? Click here to shop! Have questions? Our Beauty Advisors are here to help at beautyadvisor@crcmakeup.com.


About Camera Ready Cosmetics

Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude.

Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You wonโ€™t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts.

If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.ย 

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