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!
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.
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! 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!
JANE COSMETICS – SHIMMER EYESHADOWS COSMO AND SAGE
These shadows are soft and add the right amount of shimmer to make that perfect smoky eye
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS 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!
This hydrating formula provides a sheer to light coverage and makes skin feel smoother with just one touch.
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:
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.
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.
3. Clean out your pumps.
Flush bacteria out of pumps by running alcohol and warm water through until clear.
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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“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.”
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
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
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 shared14 Beautiful Fruit-Infused Water Recipes…make sure to try them out!
3. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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