5 CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

JACKIE GOMEZ

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @JGMAKEUPXOXO

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

BEYONCE

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CANDACE SWANEPOEL

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LILY ALDRIDGE

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SAM FINE 

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FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM @IAMSAMFINE

WHO HE WORKS WITH…

VANESSA WILLIAMS

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KERRY WASHINGTON

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QUEEN LATIFAH

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ETIENNE ORTEGA

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FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM @ETIENNEORTEGA

WHO HE WORKS WITH…

EVA LONGORIA

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PARIS HILTON

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KAT GRAHAM

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YOLONDA FREDERICK

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @YOLONDAFREDERICK

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

CIARA

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JENNIFER HUDSON

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KELLY ROWLAND

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LAUREN ANDERSEN

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @LAUREN_ANDERSEN

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

REESE WITHERSPOON

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JESSICA ALBA

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CHRISSY TEIGEN

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Up Next…

11/13 – YOUR CHIC THANKSGIVING GUIDE

11/20 – FALL INTO WINTER LOOK-BOOK

11/27 – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

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

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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

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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

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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

ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT: MARY PHILLIPS I GREGORY ARLT I LUCIA PIERONI

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“During [American Idol], it was fun because we got to do something new every day.  The juices were constantly flowing, and you were constantly flowing.” ~Mary Phillips on her work with American Idol.

How you know her:

  • Favorite makeup artist of Jennifer Lopez (see her work in the Same Girl music video)
  • Currently also works with the Kardashians
  • Worked with Jessica Simpson in Dukes of Hazzard

MARY’S WORK….

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Jennifer Lopez in the April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine

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Jessica Simpson in the film Dukes of Hazzard.

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Mary working on Jaclyn Smith.

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Gregory Arlt

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“I consider myself a beauty exorcist. Instead of piling makeup on the face, I bring out a woman’s beauty, respecting her features, bone structure, coloring, and most importantly, her personality.”

How you know him:

  • Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics
  • He’s a red carpet favorite for celebrities, such as Dita Von Teese, Victoria Beckham and Alicia Keys
  • Creator of of runway looks for popular designers including Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen

GREG’S WORK

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Gregory speaking during one of his MAC Pro Master Classes.

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Gregory’s work with Gwen Stefani in a recent Shoedazzle campaign.

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Lucia Pieroni

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 “It’s always my goal—when working with any woman—to enhance her natural beauty. And that’s definitely also my approach when working with celebrities”

How you know her:

  • Created looks for runway shows like Jason Wu, Missoni and Vera Wang
  • Works with celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz.
  • Makeup creative director for Cle de Peau Beaute

LUCIA’S WORK

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Lucia creating another beautiful runway look.

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Lucia’s editorial work with LOVE Magazine.

Next up…

3/27: HOTTEST MUSIC VIDEOS (NOW!)

4/3: PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES: FOUNDATION & CONCEALER

2014 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – BEST OF BEAUTY

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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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The inspiration behind the collection

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

HAUTE & CHIC HALLOWEEN

Fall means sweater weatherpumpkin spice lattes and outrageously creative Halloween costumes and makeup. If you’re a last minute kind of gal and still don’t have yourperfect Halloween ensemble together, get some inspiration from these celebrities who got it right.

 

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Kim Kardashian proves every hair color works for her as a very voluptuous, sexy Poison Ivy

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Alessandra Ambrosio makes the perfect White Swan

 

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Who wouldn’t want Jessica Lowndes as their referee?

 

SILLY

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Fergie gets cheeky, impersonating Honey Boo Boo

 

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Hilary Duff makes Dia de Los Muertos her own with giant flowers and golden brows

 

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We applaud Michelle Trachtenberg for going for it as Tim Burton’s Blue Girl!

  

Can’t get enough? Get even more gorgeous Halloween makeup inspiration from these ah-mazing beauty vloggers! They are some of our favorite talent:

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Sexy Vampire by Carli Bybel

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Shimmery Mermaid by Chrisspy

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Flapper Gone Zombie by Nicole Guerriero

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Red Queen by Emma Pickles

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Modern Cleopatra by Aracellys Vega

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Pretty Peacock

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 October Instagram Card Re-Do

Happy haunting! Don’t forget to enter your Halloween makeup, nails or costume in our Instagram Contest! You could win awesome beauty prizes!

Next up!

10/24- CHIC PICKS: Moisturizing Products for Winter

10/31-Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CHIC

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.

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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!

 

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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)

GET TO KNOW… TERRY BARBER!

Get to know one of the beauty industry’s power players- Terry Barber! Known for his authority on sexy, sultry makeup (or Morning After the Night Before, as he calls it), Terry is a makeup artistry idol. CHICSTUDIOS loves the way he seeks to empower women through our favorite medium- makeup! See below for 5 facts about Terry and his greatest beauty accomplishments.
MEET….TERRY BARBER
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5 Facts about Terry:
1. He is MAC Cosmetics’ Director of Makeup Artistry for the UK and Europe
2. Barber is known as the pioneer of minimalist makeup
3. His favorite fashion houses who he thinks have the strongest beauty looks are: Ann Demeulemeester, with their bold, big brows, and Chloe and Balmain, with looks that are modern and glamourousjust how women want to portray themselves
4. Looks he always loves are brushed-up brows and smudgy smoky eyes– he loves the good walk of shame look!
5. He counts fine art, 40’s and 50’s movies and music icons as his inspiration
5 Accomplishments of Terry:
1. Has worked with fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Gucci
2. Did the makeup for the Just Cavalli show at Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 
3. Has done print work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and i-D magazine
4. Celebrity clientele includes Pamela Anderson, Grace Jones, Mary J. Blige, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell & Dita Von Teese
5. Chosen as a speaker at the 2013 IMATS in London
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Upcoming blogs…
-Makeup and Beauty Books to Own (10/3)
-Behind the Scenes at Brooklyn Fashion Week (10/10)