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

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Wavey Locks

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Side Sweep Bangs

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Twisting Things UP 

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 Up Next….

10/11: Our Favorite Lash Picks

10/25:  CHIC Halloween Makeup

NYFW S/S15 BEAUTY TRENDS OFF THE RUNWAY

METALLIC EYES 

ANNA SUI

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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

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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

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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

TRENDS: SPRING MAKEUP 2014

The frigid temperatures outside are just a reminder that spring is on the way! With that, comes the hottest new beauty trends for Spring 2014, as seen on the Fashion Week runway! Here are a few of our standouts and predictions for hot beauty trends this spring:

ORANGE LIPSTICK

1 Rag and Bone

The catwalks of Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, and Rag & Bone all displayed orange lipstick, and we predict this neon pigment will be a pucker favorite in Spring 2014!

BLUE EYESHADOW

2 Marc Jacobs

Blue eyeshadow was a hit on the runways of Marc Jacobs and Naeen Khan. We adore this pop of color not usually donned in the spring, which was just enough to brighten up these looks without being too overdone!

WINGED LINER

3 Chanel

The always eye-catching winged liner was showcased at both the Chanel and Tracy Reese runway shows. The glam glitter at Chanel upgraded this look, and the classic look was achieved at Tracy Reese by using a thin cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to achieve that clean line!

GLOWING SKIN

4 Philip

Fresh and dewy is making a return this spring, and we couldn’t help notice that Philip Lim and J. Mendel are paving the way to the perfect example of this hot trend!

GOLD EYESHADOW

5 Dior

The Winter Olympics may be over, but both Dior and Jason Wu are going for the gold with their shining use of the hue during Fashion Week. The color highlights, while the metallic sheen is absolute perfection!

Next up…

3/13: A Peak at CHIC (SCHOOL OF MAKEUP)

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

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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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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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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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

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

A BIG THANKS TO OUR NYFW & BFW SPONSORS

We want to give a huge shoutout to Qosmedix and OCC Makeup for the Fashion Week Sponsorship at the TAB NYC shows! Thanks to the leading supplier of disposable makeup supplies and essentials, Qosmedix, and the cruelty-free and 100% vegan professional cosmetics line, OCC Makeup, our makeup artists were able to rock the runway at NYFW with these two amazing brands. No doubt, our team will be able to do the same at Brooklyn Fashion Week, which is coming up on October 3rd-6th, again with Qosmedix and OCC Makeup!

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was founded in New York City in 2004 by makeup artist David Klasfeld

-The line began with a pair of lip balms: “Tarred”, a true black color and “Feathered”, a pure white color

-OCC is internationally certified by PETA and is proudly 100% vegan and cruelty-free

-One of their best known products, Lip Tar, was launched at The Makeup Show: Los Angeles in 2009 and was such a hit that WWD declared it the “talk of the show”

You can purchase OCC products here!

 

qosmedix

Qosmedix was created by Stuart Herskovitz in 1987

-Qosmedix is known as the pioneer in disposable products for the cosmetic, spa and salon industries 

-Herskovitz was walking through a department store when he noticed customers trying on a lipstick and placing it back into the display unit. It was then that he realized the need for disposables to reduce the risk of cross-contamination

Qosmedix products include mascara wands, lip gloss and lipstick applicators, sponges and puffs just to name a few. All items are designed to promote cleanliness and hygiene

You can purchase Qosmedix products here!

Upcoming posts…
-Brooklyn & Paris Fashion Week (10/10)
-The CHICest Halloween Costumes & Makeup (10/17)

OUR FAVORITE NY FASHION WEEK TRENDS!

FASHION

Monique Lhuillier

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At Monique Lhuillier, warm vibrant colors ruled the runway! Inspired by “sheer elegance”, the collection is a modern take on evening wear. It was all in the details as gorgeous texture, intricate embellishment, splashes of tangerine and pops of fuchsia created looks that exuded effortless glamour.

 

Naeem Khan

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Inspired by both Spanish and Mexican cultures, Naeem Khan definitely channeled spicy flamenco dancers to Frida Kahlo in his new Spring 2014 Collection! Through his off-the-shoulder peasant blouses, boldly colored prints and hand-sewn embroidery, the Latin flair is obvious! Naeem Khan’s collection was definitely muy caliente.

 

Rebecca Taylor

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Opposites attracted at Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2014 collection! The usual Rebecca Taylor femininity was accompanied this season with a badass attitude. Leathers,moto-inspired construction and boyfriend blazers were paired with girly floral prints and sheer fabrics

 

Reem Acra

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Reem Acra brought the party at NYFW…the disco party that is. Every eye-catching look incorporated metallics, sexy cutouts, sheer fabric or all of the above! The result? Reem Acra gave us Saturday night fever, and we’re loving it!

NAILS

White Nails

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     White nails were one of the major manicure trends spotted on the runway. From designers such as Prabal Gurung to Tibi and Kate Spade and many in between, pale nails left their mark. The HONOR manicure is almost nude polish, “La Vie en Rose” by Deborah Lippmann and six rhinestones in a pyramid shape at the base of the nail. Cushnie et Ochs models rocked long and sharply pointed Rihanna-inspired nails made unique with silver Nail Veil nail rings in the center of all ten nails.

 

Moon Manicures

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     Moon manicures were the second NYFW nail trend sure to soon be seen on every fashionista’s pretty fingers. We saw everything from the moon shape on the tips of the nails (Alice+Olivia) to the base, in bold colors like at Desigual or soft neutrals at Jenni Kayne. No matter how you do it, you can’t go wrong with the moon trend.

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!

MAKEUP

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?