Welcome to CHICSTUDIOS: A peek at our new session

We just welcomed our newest round of students at CHICSTUDIOS NYC School of Makeup. It’s always inspiring to see fresh new faces, passionate about the art of makeup. Here’s a sneak peek into what’s been going on in the classroom:

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5/8: 5 Tips for your Professional Makeup Career

5/22: Brush Basics

CONTOURING PRODUCTS WE LOVE

BRONZERS

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NARS MATTE MULTIPLE IN VIENTIANE OR CAPPADOCE

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THE BALM BAHAMA MAMA

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MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH POWDER IN SOFT AND GENTLE

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HIGHLIGHTERS

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YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ECLAT

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BENEFIT HIGH BEAM

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HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR KITS

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THE NARSissist CHEEK KIT

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MAKE UP FOR EVER SCULPTING KIT

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT

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Up Next…

10/23 – A TRIBUTE TO RED LIPS

10/30 – 10 WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

11/6 – 5 CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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!

NARS LIP Pencil Example-2

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

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

SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

EYES

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Colored eyeliner adds a beautiful summer-touch to any look! We recommend Lime Crime Eyeliner in Lazuli or the Urban Decay Electric Palette

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White eyeliner is the perfect way to freshen up your makeup! We love the Makeup For Ever  Aqua Eyes in White and Dior Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in White.

LIPS

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Nothing says summer quite as well as a bold orange lip! Our current obsessions are MAC Lipstick in Tangerine Dream and NARS Lip Gloss in Wonder.

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If your style is more classic, then a pink or coral lip is perfect for you! For a brighter pink try Stila After Glow Lip Color in Party Pink or for a more coral hued shade go for Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Coral.

SKIN

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For the perfect dewy glow try adding a bit of NARS Illuminator (in your shade of choice) to foundation or tinted moisturizer.  

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Achieve perfectly bronzed skin without the sun-damage by using St. Tropez Bronzing lotion. Accentuate your new tan with Eve Pearl’s Bronzer Highlighter Trio.

NAILS

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Orange Nails are another great way to add a pop of color to your look! Essie Nail Color in Orange, It’s Obvious is the perfect shade.

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Another way to celebrate the season is with primary colored polish, such as Ciate Paint Pot in Big Yellow Taxi.

Up Next…

6/5: SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

6/12: FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

 

OUR FAVORITES: SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

NARS Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer

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Perfect for all skin tones, with extra UVA/UVB protection.

Control Corrective Oil Free Sunscreen

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A hydrating, oil-free formula that has the perfect silky touch of moisture.

MAC Fast Response Eye Cream

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This caffeinated cream formula will instantly de-puff and soften your skin.

La Mer Creme de la Mer

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Your skin will never feel the same after using this miracle cream.

Embroylisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat

Embroylisse HydroMat

This formula moisturizes your skin, while providing a lasting matte finish.

Keihl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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A 99.8% naturally derived and paraben-free formula that will work to repair your skin overnight.

Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer

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Give your skin a lightweight hint of tint with fresh moisturizer.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

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This  rose scented balm can be used to heal virtually any blemish.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

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A gentle, exfoliating powder that works with all skin types.

Up Next…

5/22: MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

5/29: SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

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.

Next up…

 5/1: CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

 5/22: MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

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

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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.

Next up… 

4/24: OUR FAVORITES:  LIPSTICK, LIPLINER & LIPGLOSS

5/1: CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES: BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

These are some of the products that we love using to add a healthy glow!

 St. Tropez Instant Glow, for Face 

St_ Tropez Instant Glow Face

 This hydrating St. Tropez liquid bronzer quickly gives you a sun-kissed tan. Mix with foundation or moisturizer for a quick and easy application.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze

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We love that this honey hued bronze has just a hint of shimmer. Mix the colors together or use individually to contour.

NARS Illuminator in 413 BLKR

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A gorgeous champagne colored illuminator that can be used alone to highlight or mixed with foundation to add an extra glow to skin!

MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna

MAC Cream Color Luna

 Another beautiful multi-use product that can be layered over foundations, moisturizers or powders. With a subtle shimmer, it’s perfect for daily use!

 Laura Mercier Secret Brightener 

Laura Mercier Secret Brightener

 The perfect color-correcting highlighter to give your skin a radiant, youthful appearance.

NARS Matte Multiple in Rose Bronze

NARS Matte Multiple Rose Bronze

We love that this versatile formula is easy to apply and can be used either wet or dry!

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighting Trio

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio

Formulated with antioxidants and vitamin E, these colors are perfect for any skin tone.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in In Love

CHANEL BLUSH IN LOVE

This silky smooth powder seamlessly glides onto skin and will last all day.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit 

Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit

This kit contains everything you need to highlight and contour all your best features.

Next up 

4/17: OUR FAVORITES:  EYE SHADOW & EYE LINER

4/24: OUR FAVORITES:  LIPSTICK, LIPLINER & LIPGLOSS

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!

Next up…

4/10: OUR FAVORITES:  BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

4/17: OUR FAVORITES:  EYE SHADOW & EYE LINER