Chic Studios’ Favorite Summer Makeup Looks

Happy first day of summer– it’s time to switch up your usual routine! Here are some bold makeup trends that are about to take over…

Pink Shadow

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Time to put away your dark eyeshadows. Pink is going to be a huge color this season! It’s universally flattering and offers a quick way to brighten your eyes!

Stained Lips

Photo courtesy of Makeup for Life

Look like you just ate a popsicle without the mess. To achieve this look, concentrate a lip and cheek stain into the center of the lips and then blend out.

Clean Skin

Photo courtesy of Vogue UK

The “no-makeup” makeup look is nothing new but it’s definitely making a huge comeback again. During the warmer months, utilize concealer and foundation on trouble spots (blemishes, marks, dark circles) to help even out skin tone.

Eye Glitter

Photo courtesy of Into the Gloss’ Glitter Makeup Tutorial

Eye glitter is coming back in a more modern way! On top of your neutral eyeshadows, put larger flecks of glitter for an eye-catching glow.

Soft, Warm Contour

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Switch out your cool toned contour with warmer and more neutral toned bronzers! Pairing with a peachy blush provides a natural contour that still sculpts the face without being too dramatic.

Spring Beauty Trends: Coachella Edition

Festival season is finally upon us! Coachella is home to plenty of mesmerizing, fun beauty inspiration and the more out-of-the-box, the better. Ditch the floral crowns and flash tattoos– these are the trends that you’ll be seeing a lot this weekend!

Glitter Everywhere

From hair to eyelids and to lips– glitter will be found on all festival beauties this weekend! It’s the perfect finish to glisten in the desert night.

Photo courtesy of @_kina moreno on instagram

Unicorn Inspired Looks

Stray from your usual neutrals and pack on some bright color onto your lids! Stick to rainbow hues around your eyes and lips. The crazier, the better– have fun with your look!

Photo courtesy of @shaym on instagram

Glossy Lids

Embrace your shine by going glossy! It’s a simple look that creates the boldest statement. Here’s a ChicPro tip: for a cheaper alternative, use Vaseline to add in some natural highlight!

Photo courtesy of @mariahlleonard on instagram

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1We can’t help but be inspired by runway season, especially in our own beloved city. New York is a flurry with long-legged models, street style darlings and gorgeous makeup and hair looks. Check out our favorites during 2014 New York Fashion Week and let us know yours!


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!

HerveDouble Cat Eye at Hervé Léger

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.


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!


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.


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.


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!

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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.



A sketch from the upcoming collection

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.



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.



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.



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.



A sketch from the upcoming collection

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:

Which collection are YOU most looking forward to seeing?

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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!


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


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


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!


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!