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.

Up Next…

4/24: Welcome to CHICSTUDIOS: A peek at our new session

5/8: 5 Tips for your Professional Makeup Career

OUR 2015 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

Happy New Years from CHICSTUDIOS

It’s the first day of 2015 and everyone’s chance at a fresh start at their hopes, goals and dreams! Here are some of our New Year’s resolutions at CHICSTUDIOS. Cheers to 2015 and make sure to share your resolutions with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

“I want to dedicate the New Year to my wellbeing. My main two goals are to 1. Be more grateful and 2. Join a gym!” Shaun Tomas Gibson, Specialized Makeup Instructor

New Years Resolution #1

Be a risk taker with lipsticks! I usually go for just a basic lip balm or nude color, but would love to be confident enough to try bolder hues like dark berries & reds. I also want to focus on developing my mind by reading at least one book per month!” Jordan Santos, Public Relations Coordinator.

New Years Resolutions #3

“I want to focus on updating my portfolio with a new image every month and be creative by using products that I have never used before!” Jonny Polizzi, Lead Instructor

New Years Resolution #3

“One of my big goals is to drink more water, less coffee or at least more water than coffee! I also want to try a new hair color…highlights or ombre. I am usually a dark-one-hue kinda girl, so I need to get out of my comfort zone even if it’s baby steps with color!” Christina Olivo, Senior School Director

New Years Resolution #4“My resolution this year is to take better care of the delicate skin under my eyes by applying moisturizer like Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream.” Anna Olivo, Events and PR Coordinator

New Years Resolutions #5

“I have promised myself to cut back on soda / caffeine, while drinking more water…at least one ounce for every pound!” Tim Pearson, Makeup Instructor

Resolution #6

“I started taking barre classes a few months ago and totally fell in love! My goal for 2015 is to take at least 4 classes per week.” Rebecca Gutierrez, Social Media and PR Manager

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“My goal for the New Year is to find a happy balance with all I do.” Amy Nicole, President and Creative Director

Up Next… 

1/8: EVERY DAY LUXURY: 10 WAYS TO TREAT YOURSELF IN THE NEW YEAR

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CHICSTUDIOS

Merry Christmas from CHICSTUDIOS NYC

 

We’ve had a wonderful year at CHICSTUDIOS NYC and would like to wish all of our friends a lovely Christmas! Here’s to wishing you a holiday filled with lots of happiness, peace, love (…and presents!).

Up Next…

1/1: CHIC STAFF NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

1/8: EVERY DAY LUXURY: 10 WAYS TO TREAT YOURSELF IN THE NEW YEAR

CHIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re thrilled to share with you what’s giving us the most CHICspiration during this Holiday Season.

BEAUTY & FASHION INSPIRATION

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FOOD & DECOR INSPIRATION

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail

2 parts Champagne

A splash of cranberry juice

raspberries + mint leaves for garnish

Up Next…

 12/25 – MERRY XMAS FROM CHICSTUDIOS

1/1 – CHIC STAFF NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

OUR MOST CHIC STOCKING STUFFERS

These super CHIC stocking stuffers will make everyone happy on Christmas morning!

SUGAR Lip Treatment Ornament

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Winter time doesn’t have to mean dry, cracked lips! This adorable stocking stuffer also doubles as an ornament. CHIC Perfection.

Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual Set

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This all natural skin-care set will nourish your skin so you can truly put your best face forward in the New Year!

Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit

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A gift for the woman who is always prepared! This adorable set contains miniature versions of anything you’ll ever need in a pinch.

Tarte Cosmetics “Ladies Who Lash” Set

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Because an eyelash curler covered in pearls is something that no girl should ever live without.

Bauble Bar Juniper Ear Cuff Set

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An adorable ear cuff set with a touch of class and a little bit of sass that will add more sparkle to your day.

Top Shop Crossbody Gem Phone Case 

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The perfect clutch for your New Years Eve party or any other night out with the girls.

H&M Passport Holder

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Travel the world in style with this super CHIC passport holder.

Up Next…

12/18 – CHIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

 12/25 – MERRY XMAS FROM CHICSTUDIOS

1/1 – CHIC STAFF NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

BEAUTY PRODUCT TREND REPORT

EYES

URBAN DECAY, NAKED 3 PALETTE

NARS LIP Pencil Example

Filled with gorgeous rosy pinks, neutral taupes and deep mauves, the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is a versatile must have for any beauty lover.

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URBAN DECAY VICE 3 PALETTE

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The new Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette satisfies every color craving! We cannot help but obsess over the bright purple, vivid blue and super trendy green shades.

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 SEPHORA JUMBO LINER

Sephora Jumbo Liner

The Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Pencils are perfect to use for use as a shadow or as a pop of colored eyeliner.

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LIPS

MAC RETRO MATTE LIP COLORS + LINERS

MAC RETRO MATTE

Stand out from the crowd with a vibrant lip color from MAC’s Retro Matte collection.

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NARS LIP PENCILS 

NARS Lip Pencils

These richly colored, velvety NARS Lip Pencils are a staple in our purse! We currently in love with the exclusive 413 BLKR shade – the perfect fuchsia!

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NYX ALL OVER BALM

NYX Balm

The NYX All Over Balm comes in three magnificent scents and is great for use anywhere you need an extra bit of moisture – hands, lips or face!

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FACE

STILA ALL OVER SHIMMER POWDER

Stila All Over Shimmer

The Stila All Over Shimmer Powder will help you keep that beautiful summer glow all year long!

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 Up Next…

10/9: CHIC HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME INSPIRATION

NYFW S/S15 BEAUTY TRENDS OFF THE RUNWAY

METALLIC EYES 

ANNA SUI

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MESKIA

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GET THE LOOK:

STILA MAGNIFICENT FOILS IN METALLIC LAURAL

LAURA MERCIER METALLIC CREAM EYE COLOUR IN GOLD DUST

GRAPHIC LINER

 DIESEL BLACK & GOLD

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 NANETTE LEPORE

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GET THE LOOK:

 MAC COSMETICS LIQUID EYELINER 

NARS EYELINER PENCIL IN ICEBERG 

BOLD LIPS

ZAC POSEN

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BURBERRY PRORSUM

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 CAROLINA HERRERA

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GET THE LOOK: 

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS LIP TAR IN VINTAGE

ROUGE DIOR IN ROUGE BLOSSOM

BARELY THERE 

MARC JACOBS

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 ALEXANDER WANG

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GET THE LOOK:

 NARS LUMINOUS MOISTURE CREAM

BOBBI BROWN TINTED MOISTURIZER 

TOP KNOTS 

CAROLINA HERRERA

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NANETTE LEPORE

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GET THE LOOK:

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE STYLING CREAM

DRY BAR TRIPLE-SEC 3 IN 1

SINGLE BRAIDS

PETER SOM

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DONNA KARAN

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GET THE LOOK:

LIVING PROOF NO FRIZZ SHAMPOO

BRIOGEO ROSARCO OIL

Up Next…

9/25: FALL MANI’S WE LOVE

10/2: BEAUTY PRODUCT TREND REPORT

10/9: CHIC HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME INSPIRATION

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK RECAP: DESIGNERS & MAKEUP ARTISTS

DKNY

DESIGNER: DKNY & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: YADIM, FOR MAYBELLINE

Donna Karan

DESIGNER: DONNA KARAN & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: CHARLOTTE TILBURY

Elie Taheri

DESIGNER: ELIE TAHARI & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: MARC REGAN, FOR BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS

Lamb

DESIGNER: L.A.M.B. & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: GREGORY ARLT, FOR MAC COSMETICS

Naeemkahn

DESIGNER: NAEEM KHAN & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: JAMES BOEHMER, FOR NARS COSMETICS

Versace

DESIGNER: VERSACE & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: PAT MCGRATH

Up Next…

9/18: NYFW TRENDS OFF THE RUNWAY

9/25: FALL MANI’S WE LOVE

BACK TO SCHOOL BEAUTY & FASHION

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Add some intensity to your look with sapphire, emerald or amethyst colored eye shadows! With a nude gloss this creates a perfectly CHIC day-time look.

Get the look with: 

STILA eyeshadow palette in “In The Garden”

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in “Abigal: Vanilla-Creme”

Full Brows

For a lip-focus try a deep berry lip paired with perfectly groomed brows!

Get the look with: 

MAC Lipstick in “Heroine”

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in “Taupe”

HAIR

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Braided accents have been all over the runway this season! Try twisting a low braid into a bun for an effortlessly polished look.

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Celebrities everywhere are wearing top-knots and it’s no secret why! A tidy top-knot is sleek, but still youthful.

ACCESSORIES

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Every girl needs a Marc Jacobs Computer Commuter bag. They are lightweight and come in a variety of patterns! We’re loving the newest addition “Dusty Jade,” as shown above. 

Kate Spade Notebooks

Kate Spade never disappoints in the accessories category! We promise you’ll be extra-motived to stay motived with any of these chic notebooks!

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…And every chic notebook, must have a pen to match! Shown above is Kate Spade’s “So Well Composed” pen set.

CHICSTUDIOS AT BEAUTYCON LA 2014

CHICSTUDIOS NYC is going to BeautyCon LA and we couldn’t be more thrilled!! At the CHIC STAGE, we’ll be hosting demos by Beau Nelson and Scott Barnes, as well as a panel discussion all about Success In The Beauty Industry.

For a complete BeautyCon LA guest list visit: http://www.beautycon.com/guest-list/

To purchase tickets for the show visit: http://bit.ly/1nC0DxD

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