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CHICSTUDIOS NYC (CHIC) provides all the necessary tools for aspiring makeup artists to create a lasting career in the beauty industry. CHIC, a New York State Education Department licensed school, was founded in 2009 by makeup artist Amy Nicole, and currently located in the heart of New York City. CHIC continues to provide top quality educationby beauty professionals for beauty professionals.

CHICSTUDIOS NYC offers the ideal location for students to develop relationships with industry connections and future clientele. Upon graduation students become part of the ‘CHICPRO Community’, an exclusive part of #CHICSTUDIOS with freelance opportunities, advanced education courses, professional makeup gigs, hiring fairs, networking events and job fairs.

Take a look at the CHICSTUDIOS website today and start your journey on the way to a rewarding career in makeup artistry. To stay up to date with all the latest in all things beauty and fashion, subscribe to our blog, A CHIC LIFE.

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POP ART MAKEUP

_CHICSTUDIOS OPEN HOUSE - MARCH 21 2014

 LOVE IT CREATE IT!

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Girl In Mirror. Roy Lichstenstein, c. 1963.

Inspired Look…

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Products we recommend:

Before adding benday-dots, apply ModelCo Face Base Skin Primer

Get extra POP with NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Fashion Rebel

Apply Benefit Pin-Up Lashes to add extra volume

Don’t forget MAC Lipstick in Relentlessly Red

LOVE IT CREATE IT!

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Turquoise Marilyn. Andy Warhol, c. 1964.

Inspired Look…

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Products we recommend:

Define brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

All over lids apply MAC Eye Shadow in Aquadisiac

Use Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Peche

For a peachy glow on the cheeks use NARS Cream Blush in Enchanted

Next up…

3/20: Hottest 2014 Trends: Hair, Makeup, Fashion & Nails

3/27: Makeup Artist Spotlight – Mary Phillips, Gregory Arlt and Lucia Pieroni

 

2014 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – BEST OF BEAUTY

1We can’t help but be inspired by runway season, especially in our own beloved city. New York is a flurry with long-legged models, street style darlings and gorgeous makeup and hair looks. Check out our favorites during 2014 New York Fashion Week and let us know yours!

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Mirrored Mani at Delopozo

Pattie Yankee for Patricia Nail Lacquer created this metallic color exclusively for the Delpozo runway. We predict mirrored manicures will be one of the hottest nails trend this fall!

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Makeup artist Val Garland for Temptu created a “futuristic, robotic woman” with skin highlighted in just the right places and a double flick of eyeliner.

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Mara Hoffman Gold Tipped Braid

Whoever said braids were for lazy hair days? Stylist Nick Irwin for Catwalk by TIGI loosely braided models hair at mid-back then dipped the ends of the braid into super shiny gold hairspray. Talk about making an exit!

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Two Toned Nails at Nicole Miller

The two toned nails spotted at Nicole Miller were right on trend for fall. Lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes first used Butter London “Union Black Jack” followed by a matte topcoat. Next she brushed Butter London “Knees Up” from the cuticle almost to the tip.

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Jason Wu Sculpted Cheeks

“Softer glamour” was the vibe at Jason Wu. Makeup artist Diane Kendal went for very little makeup and instead focused on strong brows and super sculpted cheeks.

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Burgundy Lips at Rebecca Minkoff

The look at Rebecca Minkoff was “mod maven” thanks to bold burgundy lips done in Stila Stay All Day Lips in “Amore”. We have makeup artist Sarah Lucero to thank for perfecting and continuing the burgundy lip trend!

Next up…

2/20: CHIC ICON: Faye Dunaway

NYFW SHOWS WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO!

New York Fashion Week is officially upon us! The snow and cold won’t be stopping fashionistas from flocking to the city to indulge in beautiful runway shows and extravagant fêtes. Here are the top designers we will especially be keeping an eye on.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

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A sketch from the upcoming collection

The inspiration for Fall 2014 is “graphic architectural detail and old world French Parisian couture techniques while also incorporating a dark romantic side.” Catch the show February 8th at THEATRE, 6 pm.

HERVÉ LEGER

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The inspiration behind the collection

Wild and untamed” is the inspiration behind the Hervé Leger Fall 2014 collection. We’re imagining dark, stormy colors and unconventional cuts! Catch the show February 8th at THEATRE, 2 pm.

MARA HOFFMAN

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For this designer, life is a journey! Mara has said she “drew inspiration from Northern Africa and all of the textiles, jewelry, and elements of nature picked up along the way.” Catch the show February 8th at SALON, 3 pm.

REEM ACRA

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Although we are unsure of the inspiration behind the latest collection, we are still drooling over Reem Acra S/S 14 creations, inspired by Studio 54 and disco glamour. We’re holding our breath for what will walk down the runway for Fall 2014! Catch the show February 10th at SALON, 6 pm.

REBECCA MINKOFF

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A sketch from the upcoming collection

It seems Rebecca Minkoff has a case of wanderlust. This season she found her self “inspired by our downtown-romantic muse indulging her wanderlust and spending a year abroad.” Catch the show February 7th at THEATRE, 3 pm.

Didn’t get tickets this year? Follow this link and you can watch live streaming of each show from the comfort of your couch: http://newyorkfashionweeklive.com/LIVE

Which collection are YOU most looking forward to seeing?

Next up…

2/13: Our Favorites of NYC Fashion Week ‘14

2/20: CHIC ICON: Faye Dunaway

CHIC GRAMMY LOOKS WE LOVED!

Award season is officially here! We saw many gorgeous looks from music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. Here are our top 5 looks of the night.

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Per usual, Beyonce was unstoppable at last night’s award show. After the sultry songstress opened the show with her performance of “Drunk in Love”, she looked like the ultimate cool-girl in perfectly undone waves and a deep bordeaux lip.

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Rita Ora’s purple smokey eye was nothing short of mesmerizing! The singer traded her signature red lip for a subtle, nude shade and her brows were perfection.

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Ciara glowed on the red carpet. The mom-to-be wore her hair in a loose up-do with plenty of face framing strands. Her makeup was simple and natural with a gorgeous shimmery lip.

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Louise Roe looked gorgeous in bouncy side-swept curls and ultra flirty lashes. A nude lip completed the look as well as her heavily rimmed eyes.

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Taylor Swift kept her hair simple in a laid-back pony. With a touch of metallic in her inner eye corner and a silver smokey eye, she looked every bit polished.

Next up…
1/30: Valentine’s Day Makeup Inspiration
2/6: NYC Fashion Week Shows We’re Looking Forward To

BEST AND MOST CHIC OF 2013!

     2013 was a huge year in beauty and pop culture. As we look back, here are some of our favorite things and events. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!

 BEST emerald

  • Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald. This flattering jewel tone was dubbed color of the year and was seen everywhere from eyeliners to accessories on street style stars and red carpets alike.

 BEST beyonce

  • Beyonce’s CD: Queen Bey dropped an entire album on iTunes and 17 music videos with absolutely no advance marketing or publicity! Who run the world? Beyonce.

BEST jennifer lopez

  • Jennifer Lopez’s Golden Globes 2013 lace Zuhair Murad gown. JLO always look stunning but this look took our breath away!

BEST selfies

  • “Selfie” and “twerk” were added to Oxford Dictionary. Because it was 2013.

BEST jaime

  • Ja’ime Private School Girl: Chris Lilley is back in this hilarious “mockumentray”. Follow Summer Heights High star Ja’ime (pronounced Jah-may) through her life as the “It Girl” in her Australian private girls grammar school. So Quiche.

BEST jennifer

  • The long bob became the hottest cut for Hollywood’s brightest stars. Karlie Kloss, Julianne Hough, Beyonce and Jennifer Lawrence all traded their luscious locks for face-framing bobs.

What were your favorite events or things from 2013??

Next up:

1/16: 10 ways to feel better in 2014!  

1/23: CHIC Beauty Icon

 

HAUTE & CHIC HALLOWEEN

Fall means sweater weatherpumpkin spice lattes and outrageously creative Halloween costumes and makeup. If you’re a last minute kind of gal and still don’t have yourperfect Halloween ensemble together, get some inspiration from these celebrities who got it right.

 

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Kim Kardashian proves every hair color works for her as a very voluptuous, sexy Poison Ivy

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Alessandra Ambrosio makes the perfect White Swan

 

SPORTY

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Who wouldn’t want Jessica Lowndes as their referee?

 

SILLY

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Fergie gets cheeky, impersonating Honey Boo Boo

 

SCARY

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Hilary Duff makes Dia de Los Muertos her own with giant flowers and golden brows

 

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We applaud Michelle Trachtenberg for going for it as Tim Burton’s Blue Girl!

  

Can’t get enough? Get even more gorgeous Halloween makeup inspiration from these ah-mazing beauty vloggers! They are some of our favorite talent:

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Sexy Vampire by Carli Bybel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PswPfCbYv50&list=TLBuLWhOD3jrgx28gGR2WD4Rma_DfaGJlZ

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Shimmery Mermaid by Chrisspy

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Flapper Gone Zombie by Nicole Guerriero

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Red Queen by Emma Pickles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl_X2nFgTlg

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Modern Cleopatra by Aracellys Vega

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Pretty Peacock

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 October Instagram Card Re-Do

Happy haunting! Don’t forget to enter your Halloween makeup, nails or costume in our Instagram Contest! You could win awesome beauty prizes!

Next up!

10/24- CHIC PICKS: Moisturizing Products for Winter

10/31-Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CHIC

PARIS & BROOKLYN FASHION WEEK CHIC ROUNDUP!

We love Fashion Week because it allows to us to travel all over the world and get a glimpse at trends across the globe! We all know French women have that….je ne sais quoi, that extra something chic and alluring. Here are our top beauty trends from the Paris S/S 2014 runway.

BARELY THERE MAKEUP

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Models at Jean Paul Gaultier represented the perfectly laid back, downtown chic it-girl thanks to makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds. Barely there makeup and effortless hair complimented the leather-clad, rocker ensembles.

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The feminine, understated looks seen at Chloe are compliments of Diane Kendal for MAC. Faces were left nearly bare and lids were neutral with the slightest hint of gloss. Hair was also simple, straight and gorgeously thick.

METALLIC GOLD EYES

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Tom Pecheux for MAC is the mastermind behind this rich yet wearable Maiyet look. He washed the entire lid with MAC Eyeshadows in Golden Goddess and Platinum Love then placed gold pigment on the inner and outer corners for extra drama.

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The “brocaded gold brows” at Dior glittered as bright as 14k gold! Makeup extraordinaire Pat McGrath took metallics to the next level, covering models’ brows in glue which she then topped with gold pigment and glitter. You can always count on Dior for high fashion!

BEJEWELED MAKEUP

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Stephane Marais combined punk edge and girly glamour at Haider Ackermann. Heavy black winged liner was topped with chunky black glitter for bold, “look at me” cat-eyes.

 

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The makeup at Givenchy had everyone talking at Paris Fashion Week! 12 hours of work went into Pat McGrath‘s crystal and sequin masks. But it was well worth the hours — the looks outshone even the front-row lineup of major stars and fashionistas!

Want to see what CHICSTUDIOS was up to at Brooklyn Fashion Week? Here are some behind the scenes snapshots. Our team was lead by key makeup artist Ninaand lead makeup artist Lala. We are so proud of their accomplishments!

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 UPCOMING BLOGS…

10/17: Halloween Makeup We Love

10/24: CHIC PICKS – Products to keep your skin/lips healthy & moisturized during winter

NYFW Roundup!

As one Carrie Bradshaw once said:Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future. This is known as Fashion Week”. While the week of excitement is winding down in our beloved city, we thought we would recap some of our favorite makeup looks and hair trends seen on the runway.

HAIR

Delicate Accessories

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Oversized flower crowns are so last season! Take a cue from HONOR and think delicate hair accessories for spring 2014. HONOR added interest to low, wavy ponys by pinning romantic, dainty flowers into models’ manes for a touch of iridescence.

Brigitte Bardot-inspired

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Several designers channeled ‘60s French film stars with Bardot-inspired hair. Locks were teased full of volume yet still ultra shiny at Tory Burch and gathered into side ponys at Pamella Roland. Très effortlessly sexy!

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White eye makeup

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White eye makeup was white hot on the runway this year! Several designers including Altazurra, Kate Spade and Tibi chose white eye shadow to make models’ eyes pop. We love the fresh idea and it goes to show that smokey eye makeup is not needed to make eyes stand out.

 Berry lips

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It’s no surprise that berry lips were a major trend on the runway this week. Models at Nicole Miller flaunted the perfect plum shade. This fall, play with hues of raspberry, oxblood, or plum!

Glossy Lids

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            Cushnie et Ochs brought all out edgy glamour to the runway with glossy pewter lids. We think this is the perfect way to take your smokey eye to the next level!

What were your favorite trends on the S/S 2014 runway?