A TRIBUTE TO RED LIPS

It’s a well known fact that the perfect red lipstick is a must-have for any woman! Red lipstick makes us feel confident, sexy…and CHIC! Here is a brief look at the history of this signature shade:

1930 – GUERLAIN COSMETICS

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1940 – DOROTHY GRAY COSMETICS

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1950 – REVLON

1950's Revlon

1960 – MAX FACTOR

Max Factor 1960's

1970 – TANGEE COSMETICS

Tangee 1970's

1980 – CHRISTIAN DIOR

Christian Dior 1980s

1990 – CHANEL

Chanel 1987

PRESENT DAY – NARS

NARS 2000's

PRESENT DAY – ELIZABETH ARDEN

Elizabeth Arden

PRESENT DAY – GIVENCHY

Givenchy

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ALL ABOUT LASHES

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Is there anything more enviable than long, luscious lashes? Voluminous lashes are flirty, fun and completely feminine! Here are a few tips, tricks and products that we love to help pump up our lashes:

MASCARAS

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We never leave the house with a couple coats of any of these amazing mascaras!

LE VOLUME DE CHANEL

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BENEFIT “THEY’RE REAL” MASCARA

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TOO FACED “BETTER THAN SEX” MASCARA

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EYE LINERS 

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Basic black eye liner helps define your eyes and create the illusion of volume at the base of your lashes. We love using liquid eyeliner to add a hint of drama!

MAC PENULTIMATE EYELINER

PHOTO 7 If you’re feeling bold add a pop of color either above

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…or below your lashes!

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STILA SMUDGE PROOF, WATERPROOF EYE LINER

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LASH SERUM

Stroger lashes = fuller and longer lashes! We recommend the addition of a lash serum into your beauty routine to help condition them and promote growth!

GRANDELASH MD

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SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

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We love this creamy red Watermelon Polish by Essie.

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Go extra bold with Chanel’s Le Vernis Polish in Mimosa.

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Hot pink polish is flirty and fun! We are loving Chanel Le Vernis Polish in Rose Exuberante!

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How adorable are these neon polka-dots? Recreate this look with Revlon Nail Art Neon Pens.

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Try a gold reverse french manicure combined with a pale pink base for a super glam look. We recommend ELF Essential Nail polish in Gold Goddess and Prissy Chrissy.

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A silver accent nail adds extra shimmer! Try this look with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Showgirl Chic.

Stripes and Solids

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An artistic way to express yourself. Try it yourself with silver striping tape and two colors of choice from China Glaze’s City Flourish collection.

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Make an even brighter statement with neon stripes. We are loving American Apparel’s Yellow Neon Nail Polish for this look.

Trendy Nudes

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For an ultra-sophisticated and natural look, it is hard to beat a nude nail. We love OPI Soft Shades Nail Polish in Bubble Bath.

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PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH/OUR FAVORITES: LIPSTICK, LIPLINER AND LIPGLOSS

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Cream Lip Colour

CHANEL ROUGE

  We love how the brand reflected on the legacy of Coco Chanel in naming this product! The full coverage colors are available in a variety of matte, pearl and shimmer finishes.

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

This celebrity favorite is one red lipstick you cannot live without! The matte color works on every skin tone and will give you a boost of confidence all day long.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick 

NARS MAtte Lipstick

These lipsticks contain a high level of pigment, perfect for adding a bold pop of color to any look! We are currently in love with their bright pink shade, Carthage, shown above.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Liner Pencil

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The formula, made with vitamin E and jojoba wax is incredibly hydrating and easy to apply. It will also stay smudge free all day!

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

As Bobbi Brown says, “The secret to making your lipstick last is lip liner,” and she delivers a wonderful multi-tasking lipstick/liner with her new Art Sticks.

OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar is a must have for any make up artist! The formula is intensely pigmented, which means only a small amount is needed to apply. They are also available in every color imaginable, making them perfect for layering!

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil 

MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil

MAC combines all the best qualities of lipstick, lip liner and lipgloss in their new collection!

Stila Lip Glaze 

Stila Lip Glaze

It’s hard to beat the ease of application that comes with the Stila Lip Glaze pen. They come with the perfect hint of color and a non-sticky shine.

MAC Clear Lip Glass 

MAC Clear Lip Glass

Another essential for any makeup artist is MAC’s Clear Lipglass. This product can be layered over any lipstick to add that perfect shine.

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PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH/OUR FAVORITES: EYE SHADOW AND EYE LINER

Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo

Chanel Duo

Chanel combines the highest quality pigments in this lightweight, creamy powder shadow.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot

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What is not to love? Long wear, vibrant, cream based pigments that can be mixed with any MAC Shadows or liners.

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow x4 

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow x4

Use these mineral-rich colors to add a subtle shimmer or layer to create a more dramatic look.

Laura Mercier Shimmering Neutrals Eye Trio

Laura Mercier Shimmering Neutrals

These shimmering neutrals work for every skin tone. The compact has the basics for eyes, including two shadow colors in Warm Sands and Sundown and a cake eyeliner which works best with water or a liquid gel in Ground Espresso color.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Gel Cobalt

This smooth formula applies like a gel, dries to the finish of a liquid liner and will last all day long!

NARS Eyeliner Stylo

NARS Eyeliner Stilo

This fine tipped liquid liner glides on effortlessly with its marker-like application.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick

A dual-purpose shadow or liner that will give you the perfect smoky eye every time! The creamy pigment glides onto the lids and will stay crease-free all day.

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PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES:  FOUNDATION & CONCEALER

This month, CHICSTUDIOS is featuring our favorite products, starting with the base—foundations and concealers! At the end, we’ve also listed brushes and applicators we love, as these are key to any foundation routine!

Chanel Vitalumiere

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This best selling Chanel product certainly adds a little luxury to any makeup routine. We love that this formula feels creamy and hydrating, yet still lightweight.

RCMA Foundation/Concealer Palette

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RCMA foundations contain 50% pigment, compared to 18-23% for commercial brands and 30-40% for theatrical brands. The higher pigment percentage makes this formula both high coverage and long lasting.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

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As Linda Cantello, Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani Costmetics said, “Its not a foundation, it’s a complexion perfecter.” A must have product whenever you want that natural glow.

Kevyn Aucoin Liquid Airbrush Foundation

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We love the satin finish on this product! It will help you achieve that smooth, airbrushed finish and will last all day.

BRUSHES & APPLICATORS

The perfect blend is in important part to ensuring that your foundation is completely undetectable. Check out these brushes and applicators that we love:

 Beauty Blender 

BeautyBlender The Essential Brush Collection from Kevyn Aucoin 

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Mac Duo Fiber Face Brush 

MAC Duo Fiber Brush

Available in both small and large sizes!

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CHIC SPOTLIGHT ON: PETER PHILLIPS

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• Philips recently stepped down as Creative Director of Chanel Make-up but will still be working on their runway shows

• With his unlimited budget, he was able to develop new Chanel products from scratch to end product

• Best known for his outstanding, unique polish colors like Jade, Particuliere and Mimosa

• Born in Belgium, Philips is a graduate of the prestigious Antwerp Academy

• His mother was a huge inspiration in his career path. He can remember applying her makeup for a ball, causing his father to exclaim: “My God, you look 15 years younger!”

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HOLIDAY BEAUTY COLLECTIONS

It’s the most wonderful time of yeartime for holiday beauty collections! Cosmetic lines go all out during the holidays with show stopping collections full of gorgeous winter colors, loads of sparkle and limited edition pieces. Check out some holiday collections we are loving, and shopping!

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Chanel’s Holiday 2013 collection expresses the magic and enchantment of an endless winter night. Demure colour for cheeks, luxe shades for lips, seductive shadows for lids and a new sparkling mascara will have you under the mistletoe in no time!

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Go gold this winter with Dior’s Golden Winter makeup collection. It will gift you a glowing complexion, metallic lips, couture nails and a golden gaze. Inspired by Versailles with its gilded décor, Dior seeks to make your face gleam like a winter wonderland. 

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Francois Nars was always inspired through makeup by Guy Bourdin, when discovering his work in the pages of French Vogue. Now, Nars is paying homage to Bourdin’s legacy, bringing you NARS’ Guy Bourdin Color Collection. It’s bold and will make you feel high fashion in minutes.

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The Laura Mercier White Magic Collection is made up of enchanting, illuminating shades including glowing skin powder, nail lacquer, pearl finish eye shadows and creamy eye shadow sticks (just to name a few!). These products will give you just the right amount of oomph you need to sparkle your

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Make every night luxurious with MAC’s Divine Night Holiday 2013 collection. Mineralize Eye Shadows in rich jewel tones, Divine Night Lipsticks in sumptuous finishes and ultra glittery metallic nail polishes make this a well-rounded holiday collection that tops every beauty lover’s Christmas list!

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One of favorite, affordable cosmetics lines, e.l.f. is offering a limited edition Essential Holiday 5 Piece Duo Eyeshadow Collection. Each color can be worn by itself or together for a more dramatic effect. With 4 duo eyeshadows and 1 eyeshadow brush at only $5,why notbuy both the “Natural” and the “Smoky” collections!

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CHIC PICKS: KEEP MOISTURIZED THIS WINTER!

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Don’t let cold winter months take their toll on your skin. Here are some CHIC picks to stay moisturized all season long, from lip balms to face oils to our favorite lotions. Make sure to keep your complexion bright and hydrated under the mistletoe this season! 

 

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Chanel Hydramax + Active Lip Care

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Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve

GET IT: Sephora.com

 

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Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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GET IT: Sephora.com

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GET IT: Sephora.com

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Josie Maran Argan Oil

GET IT: Sephora.com

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L’Occitane Travel Size Hand Cream

GET IT: LOccitane.com

 

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THE BOOKS WE LOVE: BEAUTY | LIFESTYLE | PHOTOGRAPHY | FASHION

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About Face by Scott Barnes

GET IT: http://www.amazon.com/About-Face-Amazing-Transformations-Celebrity/dp/1592334881

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Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin

GET IT: http://www.amazon.com/Making-Faces-Kevyn-Aucoin/dp/0316286850

 

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Beauty Rules by Bobbi Brown 

GET IT: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bobbi-brown-beauty-rules-bobbi-brown/1102168864?ean=9780811874687

HIGHSTYLE

High Style by Ron Woodson

GET IT: http://www.amazon.com/High-Style-Ron-Woodson/dp/B0035G03G2

 

KELLY HOPPEN

Ideas by Kelly Hoppen

GET IT: http://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Hoppen-Ideas-Creating-Home/dp/1906417482

 

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Private View by Mario Testino

http://www.amazon.com/Mario-Testino-Private-View/dp/3836539489

 

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Chanel: Collections and Creations by Danielle Bott

http://www.amazon.com/Chanel-Collections-Creations-Dani%C3%A8le-Bott/dp/0500513600

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