NYFW Makeup Trends

Add-on week is fast approaching at ChicStudios! During these next couple days, our students learn everything from Fashion + Runway makeup and TV + Music Video business. For Fashion + Runway, they have to learn how to execute the designers’ vision all while making sure each look is cohesive and runway ready. Here are the top makeup trends that we noticed on the runway this season!

Graphic Liner 

Prabal Gurung played with the theme of their collection — female power, to create strong beauty looks. Like the clothing, the makeup was striking as the models walked down the runway.

Plenty of Pigment

Splashes of color were displayed not only on the clothes, but on the models’ faces. Designer houses like Maison Margiela and Fashion East/Matty Bovan (pictured below) used every color in a palette to create expressive looks. Each look is personalized to the model making them unique and distinguishable.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (8411946af)
Models on the catwalk
Fashion East, Matty Bovan Show, Runway, Autumn Winter 2017, London Fashion Week, UK – 18 Feb 2017

Re-Imagined Black Eyeliner 

The usual cat eye was transformed for the runway! For most designers, they chose to smoke them out– creating a very dramatic look which helped bring attention to the models’ eyes, like Libertine (pictured here).

Cherry Red and Berry Lips 

The FW17 season wouldn’t be complete without these lip colors. Philipp Plein paired his intense smokey eyes with a cherry red lip — the perfect combination for a sultry look. Public School (pictured) kept their models’ looks very natural in the eyes and brows but added a subtle stain to the lips for color.

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Weekend Beauty Must-Haves

For the weekend, we want to look as fresh as possible and achieve the perfect “no makeup” look. Here are our chic must haves to achieve looking naturally flawless!

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lip Pencils 

These lip liners are budge-proof and glide on easily– giving you the perfect pout all day long!

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer

Perfect the base before applying foundation! With the latest UD releases, these primers will keep your face looking matte all day long.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

For weekends, it’s time to ditch the foundation brushes and stick to a beauty sponge! It gives you full coverage without looking too cake-y.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation

Control your coverage with NYX’s latest foundation! When it dries transforms into a powder consistency and feels like you have nothing on your face.

Billion Dollar Brows Clear Brow Gel

Swipe some gel through your brows to maintain their shape and tame any unruly hairs!

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Bold Lips to Transition to Fall

Calling all Lippie Lovers!

We love SUMMER shades but FALL is around the corner and it’s time to try something NEW!

BACK TO BEIGE 

 A natural shade that is the perfect compliment to any stellar smokey eye look!

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COASTAL CORAL

Feeling Fun and adventurous? A pop of Coral is the fastest way to brighten up your bronzed summer skin!

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A change in the season calls for a change in shade!

LOVING LAVENDER

A Must-have shade that emphasizes flattering hues and can be paired with any eye color!

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 FLIRTY FUCHSIA

A bright lip shade to bounce into Fall that looks fabulous on every skin tone!

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Summer Product Must Haves

What’s not to love about cheerful colors that inspire a different look every day?

 

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – ARTIST PALETTE

This eye palette bursting with color has a shade combination for every event on your summer calendar!


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BENEFIT COSMETICS – THEY’RE REAL! PUSH-UP LINER BEYOND

Applied with just a flick of a wrist, this long-wearing gel eyeliner is perfect for a fool-proof cat-eye look!

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URBAN DECAY – AFTERGLOW BLUSH

These 12 vibrant shades contain a lightweight formula that’s soft, silky, and easy to blend!

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NARS – ALL DAY LUMINOUS WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION

If you want full coverage that feels weightless and will last long you all day, this foundation gives you the ultimate, beautiful summer look!

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New Product Haul

Its fun to play around with new colors during the Summer time and we wanted to showcase a couple of new products from some of our favorite brands for you to try!

 TOM FORD – 2015 SOLEIL COLLECTION
 LIP COLOR SHEER LIPSTICK IN SWEET SPOT
This is the perfect Summer shade, a bright Coral that feels lightweight and looks great on any skin tone!
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BILLION DOLLAR BROWS
 CLEAR BROW GEL
This lightweight gel is handy for taming stray hairs while still giving brows a radiant glow and keeping them in place!

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JANE COSMETICS – SHIMMER EYESHADOWS
 COSMO AND SAGE 
These shadows are soft and add the right amount of shimmer to make that perfect smoky eye

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LIP TAR
Who doesn’t love OCC Lip Tars? With many colors to choose from, this liquid lipstick is perfect for easy travel and application!

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NYX
TINTED MOISTURIZER 

This hydrating formula provides a sheer to light coverage and makes skin feel smoother with just one touch.
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SPRING CLEANING: CHIC’S GUIDE TO CLEANING OUT YOUR MAKEUP BAG

As we move into warmer temperatures and more colorful palettes…it’s important to also take care of your cosmetics arsenal. Here are a few tips to help you clean out your makeup bag:

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1. Separate your products. 

Whether or not we like to admit it, bacteria loves to thrive on our faces, and one of the easiest ways to keep germs from spreading is to keep your brushes, face makeup, eye makeup and lipsticks/glosses all separate.

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2. Don’t underestimate the power of rubbing alcohol.

Cleansing products are essential, but one of the simplest methods to clean products is with a bit of rubbing alcohol (and gauze pads). Dip lipsticks right into alcohol and lightly pat dry with gauze pads.

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3. Clean out your pumps.

Flush bacteria out of pumps by running alcohol and warm water through until clear.

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4. Know when to say good-bye.

If pressed powders, shadows or bronzers show any sign of oil markation…toss them. Consult with your beauty professional, but make sure to also throw away old mascaras and eyeliners every three months at least.

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LOVE IT OR HATE IT? THE HALF-BUN HAIR DO

Enter this seasons newest “cool girl” hairstyle…the half-bun hairdo! From street style casual to red carpet glam, this new ‘do is on celebs everywhere. Here are a few of the most recent sightings of the style. Love it or Hate it? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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Candice Swanepoel

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Sienna Miller

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Julianne Hough

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Margot Robbie


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Whitney Port

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Kate Mara

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CHIC ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT: KAYLEEN MCADAMS | LAUREN ANDERSEN | MONIKA BLUNDER

KAYLEEN MCADAMS

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“I always loved beauty products, stealing my sister and mom’s makeup, doing friends’ makeup.  I had no idea it could be a full time career but once I realized the opportunity was there I finished my degree at UWO and moved to Toronto, then on to Los Angeles.”

-Kayleen McAdams on becoming a makeup artist.

CELEBRITY WORK

Kayleen McAdams Jordana Brewster

 JORDANA BREWSTER

Kayleen McAdams Jessica Biel

JESSICA BIEL

Kayleen McAdams Jenna Dewan Tatum

JENNA DEWAN TATUM 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Kayleen McAdams In Action

 INSTAGRAM: @KAYLEENMCADAMS 

TWITTER: @KAYLEENMCADAMS 

LAUREN ANDERSEN

Lauren Andersen

“I like women to look like themselves. I want my clients, friends and the women I love and care about—and just women in general—to enhance their features and their natural beauty.”

-Lauren Andersen on her beauty philosophy. 

CELEBRITY WORK

Lauren Anderson Bar Refaeli

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Lauren Andersen Kat Dennings

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Lauren Andersen Reese Witherspoon

REESE WITHERSPOON

SOCIAL MEDIA 

Lauren Andersen In Action

INSTAGRAM: @LAUREN_ANDERSEN

TWITTER: @LAUREN_ANDERSEN 

MONIKA BLUNDER 

Monika Blunder

“I love to collect art and fashion books, and I get all my inspirations from that.”

-Monika Blunder on her inspiration. 

CELEBRITY WORK 

Monika Blunder Dylan Penn

DYLAN PENN

Monika Blunder Naomi Watts

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Monika Blunder Jessica Alba

JESSICA ALBA

SOCIAL MEDIA

INSTAGRAM: @MONIKABLUNDERMAKEUP

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Every Day Luxury: 10 Ways to Treat Yourself Right in the New Year

With the new year comes so many new beginnings! As many of us set our goals and resolutions it’s important to remember to treat yourself right so you can stay focused and motived. Here are 10 ways that you can make sure to treat yourself right in the 2015.
1. Decorate with Fresh Flowers 

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An instant way to add some more color into your decor. Keeping fresh flowers in your regular work and living area helps you stay connected to nature’s beauty. For some tips on making your own arrangements, read through this article from Better Homes & Gardens.
2. Drink more water 

Drink more water

Everyone’s heard it, but few people rarely do it. Drinking more water will literally make you glow from the inside out. We love adding fresh fruit to our water. Buzzfeed recently shared 14 Beautiful Fruit-Infused Water Recipes…make sure to try them out!
3. Light scented candles 
Light scented candles 
Walking into a beautifully scented room helps stir your senses and keep you inspired. We are particularly in love with Jo Malone’s line of luxury candles. There is a scent for every mood and personality.
4. Invest in good skincare 

Invest in good skincare 

Consider your skin the canvas of your beauty routine. If your skin is well cared for, it will  complement all of the other makeup products that you apply. One of our favorites is La Mer’s Creme de la Mer.
5. Start a journal 
Start a journal 
We know what you’re thinking… “Dear Diary” was so middle school. But, writing a journal can actually help you stick with your goals. Getting a very CHIC journal (how cute is this one from Kate Spade?!) can also help you commit to the new project at hand.
6. Read a new book
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If you received a Nook, Kindle or iPad for Christmas…here’s another way to put that gift to good use! Take a break from the ordinary and jump into a new world by reading a new book.
7. Try a new recipe
Try a new recipe
Confession: we are major foodies, but navigating around the kitchen can still be difficult! Try making a new recipe and you may discover you have a secret talent. We love the recipes on “Oh She Glows.
8. Experiment with new lip colors
Experiment with new lip colors
There’s no easier way to spice up your look than with new lip colors! Been sticking with nude lipsticks? Go for a bold berry or bright pink. Usually a gloss girl? NARS Velvet Gloss Lip pencils are a great transition to a bolder color.
9. Buy a piece of statement jewelry
Buy a piece of statement jewelry
Just like a bold lip color, a great piece of statement jewelry can give you a totally new look with minimal time and investment. We love the cute pieces from Bauble Bar…plus you’ll get a special deal if you buy during their Happy Hour!
10. Make a date
Make a date
Call up one of your best friends and make plans for a fun date. You’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and have time to catch up after all of the Holiday craziness.
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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE KIDS & PETS

KIDS

Kiwi Crate Activity Box

Kiwi Crate

Microbalance Bike (for toddlers)

MicroBalance Bike

Bike Chalk Trail Kit

Bike Chalk

Luna Star Fancy Fairy Makeup Play Kit

Luna Star Kit

Super Hero Handmade Doll from Brooklyn Makers

Super Hero Handmade

PETS

BarkBox Subscription Box

BarkBox

Fabuleash Crystallized Leash

Fabuleash

Woofables Bakery Truffles

Woofables

Cat Toy from Mungo & Maud

Knitted Mouse

Mouse Cat Cave

Mouse Cat Cave

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