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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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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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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MODEL OF THE MOMENT

Meet runway newcomer and Chic “model of the moment” Yumi Lambert!

With piercing emerald eyes and porcelain skin, this Half-Belgain, half-Japanese beauty is one to watch! This unique beauty has graced the runways of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada, Armani, Missoni, Chanel, Dior, Miu Miu (just to name a few!) and was awarded a spot in the model.com “Top 10 Newcomers” for S/S13. Not to mention, she accomplished all this before the age of 17!


Fun fact: Her real name is Laura! Yumi is her second Japanese name.


So what’s nextfor Karl Lagerfeld’s newest muse? With a face and ambition like Yumi’s, she is sure to skyrocket straight to top-tier editorials and runways all over the world!

For full New York Fashion Week coverage, make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

FUTURISTIC BEAUTY LOOKS

Call it the Avatar-effect but it seems that designers and makeup artists alike can’t get enough of the futuristic makeup trend. These looks are magical, innovative and edgy! Let your creativity go wild and create a futuristic of your own. Here’s a little inspiration from us at Chic Studios:

  

Icey white shimmerscreams futuristic! Recreate this look from the pages of Vogue China with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Iced


Here is a look spotted on the runway at the Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012 show. Pink is not just for your lips my dear! Use Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Woodstock to rim your eyes with a flash of Barbie-pink.

Lip tattoos are growing more and more popular and there are a plethora of fun shades, patterns and even glitter for you to try! One of our favorite brands is Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos

Keep on top of all beauty trends with our Chic Studios Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Until next week beauty lovers!

Golden Globes 2013 Recap

The stars at this year’s Golden Globescovered a broad spectrum of trends! Gowns ranged from glittering nude lace to black plunging necklines and beauty trends from soft, retro wavy hairdos to strong, “notice-me” berry lips were seen on the red carpet!


BEAUTY:


Berry Statement Lips:

Deep hues were seen on luscious, celeb lips. This dark, mysterious hue definitely popped on the red carpet, especially when against fair skin!

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Miranda Kerr

 
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Soft, Retro Waves

Wearing makeup that were neutral and glowing, paired with soft, retro waves, these starlets showcased their natural beauty.


Jessica Alba

Nicole Richie

Kelly Osbourne

FASHION:


Nude, Shimmery Gowns

Nude dresses had a major moment in hues of glittering champagne and lace blush

All eyes were on Kerry Washington are she shimmered her way down the red carpet in Miu Miu.

The pale pink of Megan Fox‘s Dolce & Gabbana lace gown complimented her fair skin perfectly.

Jennifer Lopez sizzled in white and nude Zuhair Murad lace.
Red-Hot Gowns

It was a red-hot red carpet last night with all the fiery colored gowns we saw!

Zooey Deschanel styled her Oscar de la Renta with simple but elegant pearls, staying true to her retro-girly style.

The back detail and draping of Naomi Watts’ Zac Posen creation was to die for!!

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical winner Jennifer Lawrence’s waist looked tiny in a belted Dior Haute Couture gown.

RISKTAKERS OF THE NIGHT

These ladies get a round of applause from us at Chic! They proved that taking fashion risks can really pay off.

Angelina Jolie’s leg has officially been replaced by Eva Longoria’s leg! Look at her working that ultra-high slit in her Emilio Pucci gown.

Katharine McPhee made our jaws drop in this Theyskens Theory plunging neckline. Paired with a topknot, she really took some risks.

Julianne Hough stepped outside the box in Monique Lhuillier (or did she take a cue from Miley Cyrus?) and styled her coif in an edgy pompadour. Her confidence pulled off the unconventional ‘do on the carpet!

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Walk the red carpet with your manicure! We had to feature E!’s mani cam for full Golden Globes coverage!

Zooey Deschanel’s film strip manicure was adorable and perfectly suited for the night!

Kelly Osbourne’s nails were another fav with supersharp golden hearts.

Sarah Hyland took her black mani to the next level by accenting it with gold wire!


Tell us who YOUR favorites were of the night!!!

Jackie O: Chic Style Icon

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She was one of the most influential and admired women in the world. She defined elegance and epitomized class in the post-World War II era. She was none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Recognized for her beauty and brains alike, Jackie O is this month’s Chic Style Icon

Fun facts:

·      Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28, 1929, in Southampton, New York.

·      Taking after her mother, Onassis was a highly skilled horseback rider and loved riding

·      Onassis was ambitious from a young age. This “Debutante of the Year” (so dubbed by a local newspaper) wrote in the yearbook that her life ambition was “not to be a housewife”

·      She spent her junior year at Vassar University studying abroad in Paris

·      Jackie O was an art lover and a great patron of the arts. During her time at the White House, Onassis invited leading writers, artists, musicians and scientists to socialize with top politicians at state dinners

·      Some of her favorite designers include Chanel, Dior, Hubert de Givenchy and Oleg Cassini

“I loved it more than any year of my life. Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye. I learned not to be ashamed of a real hunger for knowledge, something that I had always tried to hide, and I came home glad to start in here again but with a love for Europe that I am afraid will never leave me.”                       

–Jackie O on her time spent living in Paris

Here’s how Chic imitates Jackie O’s sophisticatedstyle that made her famous worldwide:

Oleg Cassini’s famed leopard coat! You can get one in this fierce print designed by Via Spiga.

The faux leather appliqués give a modern feel to the classic sheath dress, Zara Sheath Dress with Faux Leather Appliqués.

The Jackie Ohh II Ray-Ban shades, dedicated to and named after the icon.

“Few women in history have captured the imagination the way she did, and it was Jackie’s courage and grace that have made her image an enduring one. She was an original, an icon.” 
–Valentino

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ICON Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron debuted her new movie Young Adult on Thursday night. The actress was wearing black and white strapless Stella McCartney dress and looked absolutely stunning.

Theron was born in Benoni, in Transvaal Province of South Africa on the 7th of August in 1975. Her mother is of German descent and her father was of Occitan and Dutch ancestry.

When being in LA, Charlize accidentally met a talent agent who helped actress begin her career.

Charlize became famous after her roles in The Devil’s Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, and The Cider House Rules.

Charlize is famous for her signature golden smoky eyes look and bronzed flawless skin.

The actress became a spokeswoman in the “J’adore” advertisements by Christian Dior in 2004. She became Galliano’s muse. The designer has been creating couture dresses for her to wear to different red carpet events including Academy Awards and Golden Globe Award.

Holiday Makeup Inspirations

Les Scintillances de Chanel Holiday Collection

Creative Director of Chanel Makeup Peter Philips found his inspiration in gold, beige, red, and black colors.

Dior Les Rouges Or 2011 Holiday Collection with Karlie Kloss!

Enjoy gold-infused shades of 4 Rouge Dior Lipstick and 4 Nail Enamels with a golden 5-Colour Eyeshadow to compliment!

Megan Fox
for Giorgio Armani Holiday Collection!

30s – inspired luxurious Holiday Collections with chic sophisticated shades. Eyes To Kill in silver, gold, blended silver and gold. d’Armani gloss in 4 shades: pink, purple, red, and brown!!

Belle de Nuit Guerlain Holiday Collection with Natalia Vodyanova

Creative Director Oliver Échaudemaison takes his inspiration from the legendary fragrance Vol de Nuit, meaning “Night Flight”. Jacques Guerlain composed the legendary perfume in 1933. That bold oriental fragrance was a tribute to the famous women aviators and fearless women.

CHIC GIRLS SECRETS What is your favorite blush??

1. Yves Saint Laurent Cream Blush

Create your luminous, radiant and healthy look! This blush is the best of beauty by Allure magazine. it is an excellent touch-up tool for use throughout the day. The product has the non-waxy texture which will not break through makeup. Apply the products right to the apples of your cheeks with your fingertips!

2. Les Tissages de Chanel

Inspired by the iconic CHANEL tweed fabric, two contrasting shades of sheer cheek colour are delicately ‘woven’ with a subtle shimmering powder for a natural luminous glow. Ultra-soft texture is airy and light.

3. NARS Orgasm Blush

This blush is an all time favorite of our Day Course Instructor Angelique! Orgasm named “Top 25 Beauty Hall of Fame” 2010 Elle; “Best Blush for Light Skin” 2010 & 2011 InStyle “Best Beauty Buys”; “Best Blush for Fair Skin” 2011 InStyle”Best Beauty Buys”. No wonder we love this blush DIORBLUSH

Dress your cheeks in color and light! Dior presents the first blush that plays on color intensity and a variety of finishes to create a natural, healthy glow with a subtle sparkle!