Hair Trends To Get You Ready For Fall

Fashion Week has always been a great mecca for inspiration, and taking what top trends were seen for Fall 2015, we’ve brought 4 hair trends that will be easy to transition into this Fall season!

Low Profile Pony

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Wavey Locks

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Side Sweep Bangs

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Twisting Things UP 

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Bold Lips to Transition to Fall

Calling all Lippie Lovers!

We love SUMMER shades but FALL is around the corner and it’s time to try something NEW!

BACK TO BEIGE 

 A natural shade that is the perfect compliment to any stellar smokey eye look!

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COASTAL CORAL

Feeling Fun and adventurous? A pop of Coral is the fastest way to brighten up your bronzed summer skin!

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A change in the season calls for a change in shade!

LOVING LAVENDER

A Must-have shade that emphasizes flattering hues and can be paired with any eye color!

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 FLIRTY FUCHSIA

A bright lip shade to bounce into Fall that looks fabulous on every skin tone!

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Summer Product Must Haves

What’s not to love about cheerful colors that inspire a different look every day?

 

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – ARTIST PALETTE

This eye palette bursting with color has a shade combination for every event on your summer calendar!


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BENEFIT COSMETICS – THEY’RE REAL! PUSH-UP LINER BEYOND

Applied with just a flick of a wrist, this long-wearing gel eyeliner is perfect for a fool-proof cat-eye look!

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URBAN DECAY – AFTERGLOW BLUSH

These 12 vibrant shades contain a lightweight formula that’s soft, silky, and easy to blend!

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NARS – ALL DAY LUMINOUS WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION

If you want full coverage that feels weightless and will last long you all day, this foundation gives you the ultimate, beautiful summer look!

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New Product Haul

Its fun to play around with new colors during the Summer time and we wanted to showcase a couple of new products from some of our favorite brands for you to try!

 TOM FORD – 2015 SOLEIL COLLECTION
 LIP COLOR SHEER LIPSTICK IN SWEET SPOT
This is the perfect Summer shade, a bright Coral that feels lightweight and looks great on any skin tone!
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BILLION DOLLAR BROWS
 CLEAR BROW GEL
This lightweight gel is handy for taming stray hairs while still giving brows a radiant glow and keeping them in place!

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JANE COSMETICS – SHIMMER EYESHADOWS
 COSMO AND SAGE 
These shadows are soft and add the right amount of shimmer to make that perfect smoky eye

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LIP TAR
Who doesn’t love OCC Lip Tars? With many colors to choose from, this liquid lipstick is perfect for easy travel and application!

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TINTED MOISTURIZER 

This hydrating formula provides a sheer to light coverage and makes skin feel smoother with just one touch.
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8/5: Summer Product Must Haves

8/19: Bold Lips to Transition to Fall

 

Brush Basics

Any Makeup Artist will tell you when it comes to makeup, their best friend are their brushes and here at CHICSTUDIOS we want you to be prepared with the basic knowledge of these very essential tools!

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A basic makeup kit should consist of 8 essential brushes:
(Here at CHICSTUDIOS we use @RealTechniquesBeauty brushes)

1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eye shadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush

Brushes have different functions
Brushes can help you in a multitude in ways! They help provide precision and give you control for creating different effects while also allowing for you to blend your looks evenly.

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Brushes should always be cleaned after use
Not only for sanitary reasons but cleaning your brushes can reduce your chance of breakouts and will help your brushes to last longer!

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Know the difference between brushes
Its important to understand that there are two different kinds of brushes, synthetic and natural. Synthetic are soft and smooth and are used for cream applications while natural brushes feel rougher and typically are used for powder applications.

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5 Tips For Your Professional Makeup Career

The road to becoming a successful Makeup Artist is filled with lots of passion, hard work and dedication. One of our goals at CHICSTUDIOS School of Makeup is equipping our students with the tools and knowledge to make that journey a bit easier. Here are a few tips from our CHIC staff that we wanted to share with everyone who is an aspiring or established artist!

1. STAY ON TOP OF YOUR MAKEUP KIT: 

It’s very important to always be on top of your makeup kit.  It’s very easy to let months, even a year go by without restocking it.  Keep an inventory of what you you have and when you reorder stuff. –JONNY POLIZZI, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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2. STAY IN CONTACT WITH CLIENTELE: 

“Make sure that you have complete contact information for all of your clients! Email them monthly with any news and updates for your personal business.”  –JONNY POLIZZI, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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3.  RESEARCH PRODUCTS: 

“Make sure that you really know the formulations of the products you are using in your kit. Certain chemical mixtures can breakdown products, so you want to be familiar with how to properly mix your products before going into a professional setting.”  –JONNY POLIZZI, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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4. RETAIL IS YOUR FRIEND:

Retail jobs are a great opportunity to practice your craft on as many faces as possible, while also meeting potential clients. –CHRISTINA OLIVO, SENIOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR

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5. UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Self promotion, especially in social media, is key — but be sure your social media is reflective of your personal achievements. A client that runs across your Instagram and sees photos of food or your bikini summer days could be turned off. The solution — have a separate, private page for your friends, and a work page for your budding career! 

CHRISTINA OLIVO, SENIOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR

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Welcome to CHICSTUDIOS: A peek at our new session

We just welcomed our newest round of students at CHICSTUDIOS NYC School of Makeup. It’s always inspiring to see fresh new faces, passionate about the art of makeup. Here’s a sneak peek into what’s been going on in the classroom:

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SPRING CLEANING: CHIC’S GUIDE TO CLEANING OUT YOUR MAKEUP BAG

As we move into warmer temperatures and more colorful palettes…it’s important to also take care of your cosmetics arsenal. Here are a few tips to help you clean out your makeup bag:

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1. Separate your products. 

Whether or not we like to admit it, bacteria loves to thrive on our faces, and one of the easiest ways to keep germs from spreading is to keep your brushes, face makeup, eye makeup and lipsticks/glosses all separate.

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2. Don’t underestimate the power of rubbing alcohol.

Cleansing products are essential, but one of the simplest methods to clean products is with a bit of rubbing alcohol (and gauze pads). Dip lipsticks right into alcohol and lightly pat dry with gauze pads.

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3. Clean out your pumps.

Flush bacteria out of pumps by running alcohol and warm water through until clear.

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4. Know when to say good-bye.

If pressed powders, shadows or bronzers show any sign of oil markation…toss them. Consult with your beauty professional, but make sure to also throw away old mascaras and eyeliners every three months at least.

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PASTEL PALETTE: MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS

After a frigid, record breaking winter season it is probably safe to say we’re all ready to bounce into more spring reminiscent palettes. Here are some of our favorite floral hued products to wear this season!

EYES & CHEEKS

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Giorgio Armani SS 15 Palette

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Laura Mercier Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette

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Stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes

LIPS

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NAILS

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LOVE IT OR HATE IT? THE HALF-BUN HAIR DO

Enter this seasons newest “cool girl” hairstyle…the half-bun hairdo! From street style casual to red carpet glam, this new ‘do is on celebs everywhere. Here are a few of the most recent sightings of the style. Love it or Hate it? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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Candice Swanepoel

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Sienna Miller

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Julianne Hough

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Margot Robbie


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Whitney Port

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Kate Mara

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