HOTTEST MUSIC VIDEOS (RIGHT NOW!)

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Pharrell Williams, Happy
Watch it now!
It is nearly impossible to listen to this song from Pharrell Williams’ new album, G I R L, without dancing. Along with the release of this album, Pharrell launched the website 24hoursofhappy.com, the world’s first 24 hour music video, which includes cameos from celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Kelly Osborne, and Jamie Foxx. We feel #HAPPY!

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Jennifer Lopez, I Luh Ya Papi
Watch it now!
This sexy new single previews Jennifer Lopez’s eighth studio album, set to release in summer. JLo channels some of her most iconic fashion moments in this video, looking nothing short of fabulous with her makeup also done by one of our favorites—Mary Phillips.

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Katy Perry, Dark Horse
Watch it now!
In this video, from her album Prism, Katy Perry transforms herself into Katy Patra with the help of her makeup artist Jake Bailey. With a fierce look like that, its no wonder the song became her ninth Billboard Hot 100 single!

Lorde

Lorde, Team
Watch it now!
Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroin took the music world by storm over the past year. This song follows suit with the album’s dark, yet sultry sound. We were so excited when MAC Cosmetics announced their partnership with this talented young artist!

Beyonce

Beyonce, Drunk In Love
Watch it now!
Beyonce describes this video, filmed in Golden Beach, FL, as one of the most effortless shoots she’s ever done. Her and husband, Jay Z, were recently named number one on Billboard’s Power 100 List for “[changing] how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music.”

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

4/10: PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES:  BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT: MARY PHILLIPS I GREGORY ARLT I LUCIA PIERONI

Mary Phillips

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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.

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3/27: HOTTEST MUSIC VIDEOS (NOW!)

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

CHIC GRAMMY LOOKS WE LOVED!

Award season is officially here! We saw many gorgeous looks from music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. Here are our top 5 looks of the night.

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Per usual, Beyonce was unstoppable at last night’s award show. After the sultry songstress opened the show with her performance of “Drunk in Love”, she looked like the ultimate cool-girl in perfectly undone waves and a deep bordeaux lip.

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Rita Ora’s purple smokey eye was nothing short of mesmerizing! The singer traded her signature red lip for a subtle, nude shade and her brows were perfection.

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Ciara glowed on the red carpet. The mom-to-be wore her hair in a loose up-do with plenty of face framing strands. Her makeup was simple and natural with a gorgeous shimmery lip.

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Louise Roe looked gorgeous in bouncy side-swept curls and ultra flirty lashes. A nude lip completed the look as well as her heavily rimmed eyes.

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Taylor Swift kept her hair simple in a laid-back pony. With a touch of metallic in her inner eye corner and a silver smokey eye, she looked every bit polished.

Next up…
1/30: Valentine’s Day Makeup Inspiration
2/6: NYC Fashion Week Shows We’re Looking Forward To

BEST AND MOST CHIC OF 2013!

     2013 was a huge year in beauty and pop culture. As we look back, here are some of our favorite things and events. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!

 BEST emerald

  • Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald. This flattering jewel tone was dubbed color of the year and was seen everywhere from eyeliners to accessories on street style stars and red carpets alike.

 BEST beyonce

  • Beyonce’s CD: Queen Bey dropped an entire album on iTunes and 17 music videos with absolutely no advance marketing or publicity! Who run the world? Beyonce.

BEST jennifer lopez

  • Jennifer Lopez’s Golden Globes 2013 lace Zuhair Murad gown. JLO always look stunning but this look took our breath away!

BEST selfies

  • “Selfie” and “twerk” were added to Oxford Dictionary. Because it was 2013.

BEST jaime

  • Ja’ime Private School Girl: Chris Lilley is back in this hilarious “mockumentray”. Follow Summer Heights High star Ja’ime (pronounced Jah-may) through her life as the “It Girl” in her Australian private girls grammar school. So Quiche.

BEST jennifer

  • The long bob became the hottest cut for Hollywood’s brightest stars. Karlie Kloss, Julianne Hough, Beyonce and Jennifer Lawrence all traded their luscious locks for face-framing bobs.

What were your favorite events or things from 2013??

Next up:

1/16: 10 ways to feel better in 2014!  

1/23: CHIC Beauty Icon

 

NYE CHIC STYLES!

Let’s be honest, ringing in the New Year can be a little stressful! Not only do you have to find the perfect New Year’s kiss, but also finding the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit is a must! We’re talking an outfit that takes the best of 2013 trends while also looking forward to what’s to come in 2014. We’ve rounded up 3 of our favorite, NYE-worthy looks that will keep you confident and stylish as we enter a new year!  

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What girl doesn’t want to sparkle extra bright on New Year’s Eve? Take a cue from Ms. Swift and break out that sequined mini for an “all-eyes-on-you” look. Pair it with super strappy metallic heels to make legs look extra long! 

Option 1:

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418059&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446637856&site_refer=AFF001&mid=13816&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-LocVlfwVsAxpbu5Umrn4iw&LScreativeid=1&LSlinkid=15&LSoid=203720

Option 2:

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306422146&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446635648&R=749200534648&P_name=BCBGMAXAZRIA&N=306422146&bmUID=kc3NCWX

Shoes:

http://www.stevemadden.com/Item.aspx?id=102726&np=431

Doutzen

One recent trend we can’t get enough of is the open back dress. Do sexy in a way that is subtle and unique but with major impact like Victoria’s Secret supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Once you find the perfect dress, practice the perfect pose!

Option 1:

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418059&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446621160&site_refer=AFF001&mid=13816&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-U44C9ZGtGzwrAB6yE1qZJg&LScreativeid=1&LSlinkid=15&LSoid=203720

Option 2:

 http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/View-All/Netted-Open-Back-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/198/63687.pro?extid=af_cj_2687457&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=CJ&extid=af_cj_2687457_Polyvore&cj_linkd=10937318&cj_webid=2687457&cj_sid=1a2388efa8434aa496481a1e7bc93b0c&cj_affid=2205077&cj_affname=Polyvore

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It doesn’t get much more chic than an elegant but edgy jumpsuit. Choose an option with a plunging neckline or a bold color. We love it paired with a statement earring, like Carrie Underwood for an ensemble that’s one part sophisticated, one part “here for the party”!

Option 1:

http://www.shopbop.com/sky-high-jumpsuit-three-floor/vp/v=1/1530365825.htm?folderID=2534374302155112&colorId=12560&extid=affprg-2178999

Option 2:

http://www.shopbop.com/purity-jumpsuit-6-shore-road/vp/v=1/1575147077.htm?folderID=2534374302155112&colorId=10958&extid=affprg-2178999

Statement earrings:

http://www.baublebar.com/opal-galactic-drop.html

CHIC CELEBRITY TRANSFORMATIONS OVER THE YEARS!

Throughout their years in the spotlight, these three celebrity beauties have shown transformations of their images. Check out Lauren Conrad, Sandra Bullock, and Selena Gomez as they progress their Hollywood style!

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One of the pioneers in the beauty world, Lauren Conrad pulls off polished and feminine hair and makeup while remaining laid-back and fashion-forward. From ombre hair to bold lips to a wavy faux bob in 2008, Conrad proves time and again that she isn’t afraid to take risks. Although she did turn to the dark side (of hair color that is) for a brief moment in 2011, Conrad remains the ultimate sun-kissed California girl.

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It’s official: like fine wine, Sandra Bullock only gets better with time! The movie star has been in the business for over 20 years and she just keeps getting more and more stunning. In 2004, Bullock lightened up with warm honey and golden strands that made her eyes pop. At the 2011 Golden Globes she modeled blunt bangs and a sexy nude lip. Nowadays, Sandra loves bold lips and tousled, wavy locks on the red carpet.

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Former Disney star Selena Gomez has grown right in front of our eyes. Though always maintaining a more natural makeup look, Selena has definitely experimented with her hair over the years. From blunt bangs in 2008 to a short bob to a straight, sleek look in 2011, Selena was able to rock it all. Transforming from a cute girl to a confident woman, Selena keeps her locks luscious and long. We hope it’s here to stay!

Next up…

11/14: CHICest Holiday Events

11/21: Holiday Collections and Gift Guide

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

 

SPORTY

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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

 

SCARY

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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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PswPfCbYv50&list=TLBuLWhOD3jrgx28gGR2WD4Rma_DfaGJlZ

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Shimmery Mermaid by Chrisspy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk4voQwvxXE

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Flapper Gone Zombie by Nicole Guerriero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RFiSLTGgus

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Red Queen by Emma Pickles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl_X2nFgTlg

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Modern Cleopatra by Aracellys Vega

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Db0U6Y1Ms

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Pretty Peacock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn2gvtX0I-U

 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!

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10/24- CHIC PICKS: Moisturizing Products for Winter

10/31-Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CHIC

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS 2013!

Missed last night’s Teen Choice Awards? Lucky for you, CHICSTUDIOS has a recap of the best red carpet hair and makeup looks. Here are the young Hollywood starlets that caught our eye and lit up the red carpet!

HAIR:

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Lea Michele styled her locks in flirty, beachy waves. We also admire her beautiful, brave smile!

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We adore Nina Dobrev’s effortless looking ponytail. Volume at the crown and super shiny strands make the look polished yet laidback.

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Attention beauty lovers: braids have proven a hair trend here to stay! Maia’s tousled braided crown shows off the star’s gorgeous eyes.

MAKEUP:

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Shay plays a natural beauty on Pretty Little Liars but she stepped it up a notch on the red carpet with her summery glow, bronze smokey eye and nude lip.

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Holland’s skin looks flawless and that bright red lip is pure perfection!

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Selena plays up her sultry new image by rocking a sexy cat eye achieved with thick, winged black eyeliner.

It’s safe to say that last night the red carpet was filled with so many gorgeous young ladies. Who was your favorite at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards?

NYC ROOFTOP POOLS TO BEAT THE HEAT!

Beat the heat in style this summer with our guide to the CHICest rooftop pools and bars in NYC. Spend your last summer days perfecting that summer tan (but don’t forget the SPF!) and sipping cocktails at these hot spots:

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Le Parker Meridien

119 West 56th St

Gans

Hotel Gansevoort

420 Park Ave South

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Bar D’eau at Trump Soho

246 Spring Street

CHIC SONG OF THE SUMMMER…

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BEYONCE “DANCE FOR YOU”

  And while you’re not taking a dip, turn up the volume to Beyonce’s hit “Dance For You”. Queen B can do no wrong!

http://www.vevo.com/watch/beyonce/dance-for-you/USSM21101573

CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING BLOGS…

8/15: Metallic makeup
8/22: Top 10 Hottest Athletes

SUMMER SWIMWEAR FOR ALL SHAPES!

We’re in the heat of the summer, but what’s hotter than the perfect swimsuit for your shape? Check out our celebrity style guide, with tips and tricks on what to wear for your next pool party. Happy Summer!
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1. Cutouts can add an appearance of curves to a linear frame!
2. A center knot creates a bustline and adds femininity!

Get it…Tara Matthews– net-a-porter.com
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1. A wrapped fit can flatter every angle!
2. Light & Dark colorblocking — this hue draws eyes to all the right places!

 Get it…Topshop — http://us.topshop.com/
3. An belted suit draws the eye up from your middle to the narrowest part of your shape!
Get it…Roksanda — matchesfashion.com
busty
1. Underwire gives more support!
Get it…Topshop– http://us.topshop.com/
2. A V-neck shows just the right amount of cleavage but elongates your figure!

pear
1. High-waist focuses on cleavage and hides love handles!
Get it…Huitbarenecessities.com
2. More inches of fabric from boyshorts will prevent swimsuit bottom from sliding but still show off curves!
Get it…Coach–  coach.com
3. Plunging necklines draws the eyes upward!
Get it…Tory Burch– toryburch.com
PETITE
1. Ruffles add volume!
Get it…Zimmerman — net-a-porter.com
2. Triangle Top make the smallest curves stand out under these tiny tops
3. For faux cleavage, try a sweetheart neckline.