Chic Studios’ Favorite Summer Makeup Looks

Happy first day of summer– it’s time to switch up your usual routine! Here are some bold makeup trends that are about to take over…

Pink Shadow

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Time to put away your dark eyeshadows. Pink is going to be a huge color this season! It’s universally flattering and offers a quick way to brighten your eyes!

Stained Lips

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Look like you just ate a popsicle without the mess. To achieve this look, concentrate a lip and cheek stain into the center of the lips and then blend out.

Clean Skin

Photo courtesy of Vogue UK

The “no-makeup” makeup look is nothing new but it’s definitely making a huge comeback again. During the warmer months, utilize concealer and foundation on trouble spots (blemishes, marks, dark circles) to help even out skin tone.

Eye Glitter

Photo courtesy of Into the Gloss’ Glitter Makeup Tutorial

Eye glitter is coming back in a more modern way! On top of your neutral eyeshadows, put larger flecks of glitter for an eye-catching glow.

Soft, Warm Contour

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Switch out your cool toned contour with warmer and more neutral toned bronzers! Pairing with a peachy blush provides a natural contour that still sculpts the face without being too dramatic.

Spring Beauty Trends: Coachella Edition

Festival season is finally upon us! Coachella is home to plenty of mesmerizing, fun beauty inspiration and the more out-of-the-box, the better. Ditch the floral crowns and flash tattoos– these are the trends that you’ll be seeing a lot this weekend!

Glitter Everywhere

From hair to eyelids and to lips– glitter will be found on all festival beauties this weekend! It’s the perfect finish to glisten in the desert night.

Photo courtesy of @_kina moreno on instagram

Unicorn Inspired Looks

Stray from your usual neutrals and pack on some bright color onto your lids! Stick to rainbow hues around your eyes and lips. The crazier, the better– have fun with your look!

Photo courtesy of @shaym on instagram

Glossy Lids

Embrace your shine by going glossy! It’s a simple look that creates the boldest statement. Here’s a ChicPro tip: for a cheaper alternative, use Vaseline to add in some natural highlight!

Photo courtesy of @mariahlleonard on instagram

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Top 3 CHIC False Eyelashes!

False eyelashes (aka falsies) are the perfect way to tie a look together, whether it’s for a girls’ night out or wedding. As Pro MUAs, we’ve gone through many pairs of lashes in our kits. Here is a list of our favorites that are great to have on hand for gigs!

#CHICPRO tip of the day: The tackier your glue, the better your lashes will stay on! Wait a minute before applying onto your eye for budge-proof application.

NYX “Be Wicked” Lashes

Perfect and flexible enough for beginners! These will give a dramatic effect without overpowering an eye look.

MAC Cosmetics Lashes

These lashes look extremely natural due to their thin band! They’re perfect to spice up a simple “no makeup” makeup look.

KISS Lashes

Not only do these lashes come in various styles, but they’re affordable and come in bulk– perfect for bridal parties!

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NYFW Makeup Trends

Add-on week is fast approaching at ChicStudios! During these next couple days, our students learn everything from Fashion + Runway makeup and TV + Music Video business. For Fashion + Runway, they have to learn how to execute the designers’ vision all while making sure each look is cohesive and runway ready. Here are the top makeup trends that we noticed on the runway this season!

Graphic Liner 

Prabal Gurung played with the theme of their collection — female power, to create strong beauty looks. Like the clothing, the makeup was striking as the models walked down the runway.

Plenty of Pigment

Splashes of color were displayed not only on the clothes, but on the models’ faces. Designer houses like Maison Margiela and Fashion East/Matty Bovan (pictured below) used every color in a palette to create expressive looks. Each look is personalized to the model making them unique and distinguishable.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (8411946af)
Models on the catwalk
Fashion East, Matty Bovan Show, Runway, Autumn Winter 2017, London Fashion Week, UK – 18 Feb 2017

Re-Imagined Black Eyeliner 

The usual cat eye was transformed for the runway! For most designers, they chose to smoke them out– creating a very dramatic look which helped bring attention to the models’ eyes, like Libertine (pictured here).

Cherry Red and Berry Lips 

The FW17 season wouldn’t be complete without these lip colors. Philipp Plein paired his intense smokey eyes with a cherry red lip — the perfect combination for a sultry look. Public School (pictured) kept their models’ looks very natural in the eyes and brows but added a subtle stain to the lips for color.

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Weekend Beauty Must-Haves

For the weekend, we want to look as fresh as possible and achieve the perfect “no makeup” look. Here are our chic must haves to achieve looking naturally flawless!

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lip Pencils 

These lip liners are budge-proof and glide on easily– giving you the perfect pout all day long!

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer

Perfect the base before applying foundation! With the latest UD releases, these primers will keep your face looking matte all day long.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

For weekends, it’s time to ditch the foundation brushes and stick to a beauty sponge! It gives you full coverage without looking too cake-y.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation

Control your coverage with NYX’s latest foundation! When it dries transforms into a powder consistency and feels like you have nothing on your face.

Billion Dollar Brows Clear Brow Gel

Swipe some gel through your brows to maintain their shape and tame any unruly hairs!

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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


Wavey Locks


Side Sweep Bangs


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!


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



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


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


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



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?



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



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



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



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!

This is the perfect Summer shade, a bright Coral that feels lightweight and looks great on any skin tone!
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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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These shadows are soft and add the right amount of shimmer to make that perfect smoky eye

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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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This hydrating formula provides a sheer to light coverage and makes skin feel smoother with just one touch.
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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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