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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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.

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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.

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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: BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

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

 St. Tropez Instant Glow, for Face 

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 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.

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

HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR WITH LEAD INSTRUCTOR RUTHIE WEEMS!

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BRANDS USED TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOK:

-MAC Cosmetics

-Cover Fx

-Alcone

-Ben Nye

-NARS

-Makeup Forever

-BH Cosmetics

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PRODUCTS USED:

All Over/Face and Body/MAC/C4

Under eye/Studio Finish Concealer/MAC/NW30

Under eye/Cream concealer/Cover Fx/G-M

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PRODUCT USED:

Highlight planes/cream concealer/Cover Fx/N-XLT

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PRODUCTS USED:

Contour planes/camouflage system DermaColor/Alcone/D17+D375

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PRODUCTS USED:

All over set/Luxury powder/Ben Nye/Banana

Cheek & temple blended/Pro Long Wear bronzing powder/MAC/Nude on Board

Cheek and eye contour/Sculpting Powder/MAC/Shadester

Cheek highlight/Cream color base/MAC/Pearl

Under eye contour/Sculpting Powder/MAC/Shadester

Brown bone highlight/Sculpting powder/MAC/Emphasize

Cheek and nose highlight/Extra Dimension Skinfinish/MAC/Whisper of Guilt

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PRODUCTS USED:

Apple of cheek/Cream blush/NARS/Cactus Flower

Apple of Cheek/Mineralize Skinfinish/MAC/Light Flush

Transition crease/shadow/MAC/Brown Script

Lower lid/shadow/MAC/Carbon+Brun

Under eye smudge/shadow/MAC/Sketch

Lash/Smokey Lash/MUFE/Extra Black

Waterline/liner/3CC/medium

All over bronzer/Mineralize Skinfinish/MAC/Med-Deep

All over lip/pencil/MAC/Chestnut

All over lip/pencil/BH Cosmetics/Magenta

Bottom lip/Dazzleglass/MAC/Get Rich Quick

Set skin/Fix+/MAC

COMING SOON…

12/26 – NYE STYLE!

BEAUTY TREND: METALLIC MAKEUP

The latest beauty trend? Heavy metal! Not the rock and roll kind, rather bold metallic makeup in shades of silver, gold, bronze and even pops of bright colors for the most daring. Major makeup artists like Peter Philips for Chanel and Pat McGrath for Versace are embracing this trend on the runway as well as Hollywood’s hottest stars on the red carpet. Whether you choose a subtle shine or all out glitz, metallics pop on every skin tone!

Here are some of our favorite metallic products:

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CFDA Awards Celebrity Beauty Roundup!

The stars showed up and arrived decked out at last week’s Council of Fashion Designers of America ceremony, known as the CFDA Awards. While the topic is always fashion, we couldn’t help but notice some of these gorgeous beauty trends ruling the red carpet. See our favorites, and what we recommend in obtaining them!

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Supermodel Joan Smalls looked decadent in this bronzer/blush combo! We love the one from NARS Pierre Hardy Palette – Rotonde.

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Supermodel Jessica Stam radiates in flawless, fresh foundation! Our go-to cream is Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.

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Actress Sophia Vergara is always a bombshell, but we can’t help but notice those long lashes! Sephora’s Fringe Benefits Lashes is easy to apply and wear!

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Socialite Nicole Richie ever the sophisticated one, especially with this matte orange lip! Only the best, like YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick in Orange Imagine, will do!

“LIVE IT UP” Debuts in Style!

It’s easy to see that J.LO is Livin’ it Up! With the release of her new video featuring Pitbull for “Live it Up,” the pop diva is showing new trends and revisiting old trends in a new way! We are obsessed! How about you?

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofL1AaiTjo

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J.LO is looking sultry and sunny in this yellow lip/nail combo!

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She switches up with this dramatic eye, and gorgeous highlight/contour combo!

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Can’t forget her tresses, shaggy and piecey and perfect sun-kisses strands!

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And yes…those abs…!

The Makeup Show 2013

TMS logoThe Makeup Show was created in New York City 8 years ago as the only event offering the beauty industry an opportunity to meet owners, executives and artists, learn, get inspired, and shop for their kits. It began with 50 exhibitors and 20 educational events and has grown ever since to 80 exhibitors and 60 different educational events including hands-on workshops, keynote speakers and seminars! Now traveling the world, The Makeup Show is held annually in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Orlando and Europe. Read on to learn about the largest pro-driven beauty event and why it is a must-attend event for everyone working and studying in the beauty industry!

Meet the Owner of the Makeup Show, Shelly Taggar!

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Here are some of our top picks for workshops, keynotes forums and events to attend:

• An Artists Perspective Keynote Forum- How to thrive in an always-changing Fashion Industry by Brigitte Reiss-Andersen Sunday, May 5 from 3:30-5PM, 5th floor.

Behind the Scenes Keynote Forum with Dick Page Monday, May 6 from 2-3:30PM, 5th floor.

Makeup for Photography (2) Workshop with Orlando Santiago Monday May 6 from 10:15AM-1:15PM in Studio 3.

For the full education schedule check out: http://themakeupshow.com/makeupshow/NY/index.html

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Make Up For Ever.  Temptu Pro. Crown Brush. Stila. Nars Cosmetics. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Inglot. Smashbox. MAC Cosmetics. Alcone Company. Mehron Inc. Ellis Faas. Kevyn Aucoin. Embryolisse. Senna Cosmetics. Graftobian Make-Up Company. T3 Micro. Bite Beauty. Mario Badescu. Zuca. Pinnacle Cosmetics. Velour Lashes and many more.

You will be able to shop these amazing brands (and others!) at unbelievable discounts! And don’t forget to stop by the CHICSTUDIOS Booth, B12 to continue your learning and inspiration. We can’t wait to see you there!

PEEK INTO OUR CHIC KIT

Ever wondered what products the pros use? Take an exclusive peek into our very own CHIC kit

 BH Cosmetics 36 Color Eyeshadow and Blush Palette
Our featured product is this fabulous palette, complete with 30 eyeshadow shades and 6 blushes is ideal for creating a range of looks. It includes neutral shades for everyday, dark grays and blacks for a perfect smokey eye and shimmery jewel-tones. Peach, pink and gold shades in both matte and shimmer create a flawless flush and a natural glow on just about any skin tone!

For perfect blush application, we recommend this Sigma F10 brush.
Other brands in our makeup kit include:

And each Chic Studios NYC grad receives one upon completion of our 4-week program!


You can see the complete products in our kit on our Pinterest board. You can also keep up with everything Chic on our Facebook and Twitter! Until next week dahlings!