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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March Madness CHIC-style

March Madness is not just for the boys, and we are here to prove it. We’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks and styles to make sure your style game stays strong this month, whether you are at a local sports bar watching the game or sweating it out on your own! Have your own tips? Make sure to tweet us at @CHICSTUDIOS!

BEAUTY

Focus on the essentials and keep it simple! Apply mascara, tinted moisturizer (with SPF) and gloss to show your natural beauty. If you want a bit more color try using a bit of lip stain.

Minimal Makeup

Get the look with Laura Mercier Lip Glace in “Bare Pink” and Diorshow mascara.

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Get the look with Benefit’s Benetint.

HAIR

Go for loose, effortless waves (think Lauren Conrad style). The easiest way to achieve this look is by using dry shampoo and a flat iron! Apply dry shampoo before going to sleep (or before working out…yes before!). In the morning, or after getting back from the gym, your hair will have a slight wave. Smooth out with your flat iron. Not your thing? We also love a cute hair accessory!

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Get the look with the GHD Eclipse Flat Iron and Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo.

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Get the look with Fabletics, ‘The Headband.”

FASHION

Have you noticed our themes? Effortless and simple! Let those same traits transcend to your wardrobe. Pair a cute tee with wedged sneakers and a sporty tote to finish everything off.

Victoria's Secret PINK CollegiateSupport your favorite team with the Victoria’s Secret PINK Collegiate Collection 
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These sporty-CHIC wedge sneakers from Nike are a great choice for game day!

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Carry all your essential in the Lorna Jane Love Tote.

BONUS: Game Time Recipe

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Impress your friends or significant other with this delicious recipe! These salt and pepper oven-fries will have everything convinced you truly are the total package. Get the details here.

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87th Annual Academy Awards: Best Dressed

The Academy Awards are like the crowning jewel of awards season. We’re just as excited (if not more) to see what our favorite starlets will be wearing on the red carpet. Here are our top choices for this year’s best dressed at the 87th Annual Academy Awards!

ANNA KENDRICK

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick’s custom Thakoon gown fit her perfectly! We love the coral hue…feminine and sophisticated. 

CHRISSY TEIGEN

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Chrissy’s red carpet report card has all A’s! She looked so glamorous in this light blue Zuhair Murad piece.

EMMA STONE

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Emma Stone has been taking a lot of risks on the red carpet lately, but it’s paying off! Her long-sleeved Elie Saab custom gown was glowing!

JENNIFER LOPEZ

JLo

Speaking of glowing…JLO is the queen of the red carpet as far as we’re concerned. She looks perfect in this Elie Saab ensemble.

MARGOT ROBBIE

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Margot’s black Saint Laurent gown was anything but basic! It was totally sexy, while still leaving a bit to the imagination.

REESE WITHERSPOON

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We’re in love with the classic cut of Reese’s Tom Ford gown. She looked classy and elegant.

RITA ORA

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This custom made Marchesa fishtail gown is amazing!! The gold details bring the entire ensemble up another notch.

ROSAMUND PIKE

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Did she really just have a baby three months ago?! By the way that her Givenchy gown fits, we certainly can’t tell! Amazing.

ZOE SALDANA

Zoe Saldana

Another new mom that looks fantastic. Zoe looks like a vision in her Versace dress.

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2015 GOLDEN GLOBE FAVORITES: MAKEUP, HAIR & FASHION

With Hollywood‘s A-listers in their best-dressed, the red carpet is like a feast for the eyes…and this year was no exception! Here are our choices for the best in Makeup, Hair, Fashion. We’ve also included a bonus winner for OVERALL, this CHIC beauty‘s name kept coming up in every category, so we decided she deserved an award of her own!

MAKEUP

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen Golden Globes 2015

We loved the simplicity of Chrissy’s look for this year’s show! She’s a natural beauty and had such a radiant glow. 

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chasten Golden Globes 2015

Jessica’s smokey eye was the perfect complement to her gorgeous locks and gown! We love how dramatic eye was off-set with a more natural lip.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o Golden Globes 2015

Lupita’s plum colored accents were gorgeous with her gown, but not too matchy-matchy. She’s another one of our favorite natural beauties!

HAIR

Allison Williams

Allison Williams Golden Globes 2015

Allison’s sleek waves had the perfect touch of Old Hollywood glamour. A job well done!

Kate HudsonKate Hudson Golden Globes 2015

Kate’s sleek up-do was classy and a great match with her gorgeous earrings. 

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller Golden Globes 2015

Sienna Miller looks like she just woke up ready to walk the red carpet. Her blonde bob is perfectly ‘CHIC.’

FASHION

Jennifer Lopez Golden Globes 2015

Never one to disappoint, J-Lo looked like a true goddess in her gown…showing just the right amount of skin!

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale Golden Globes 2015

Kate’s dress was not only beautiful, but fit her impeccably. The glittery beaded accents amp up the glam-factor.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts Golden Globes 2015

Naomi made a daring choice with this bright yellow gown, but it pairs stunningly with her modern necklace and simple clutch.

OVERALL

Amal Clooney Golden Globes 2015

Amal Clooney had everything right for the Golden Globes. In addition to her white gloves, she has another perfect “accessory”…her husband, George!

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CHIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re thrilled to share with you what’s giving us the most CHICspiration during this Holiday Season.

BEAUTY & FASHION INSPIRATION

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FOOD & DECOR INSPIRATION

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail

2 parts Champagne

A splash of cranberry juice

raspberries + mint leaves for garnish

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MOST CHIC LOOKS AT THE 2014 VMAS & EMMYS

The red carpet was full of gorgeous ensembles at these back to back awards ceremonies! Here are our top choices for “MOST CHIC” at each event:

2014 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS:

GWEN STEFANI

Gwen Stefani

RITA ORA

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IGGY AZALEA

VMAS Iggy

RITA VOLK

Rita Volk

KENDALL JENNER

Kylie Jenner

2014 EMMYS

CAT DEELEY

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KRISTEN WIIG

EMMYS Kristin Wiig

HALLE BERRY

Halle Berry

HAYDEN PANETTIERE

Hayden Panetierre

SOFIA VERGARA

Sofia Vergara

TAYLOR SCHILLING

Taylor Schilling EMMYS

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BACK TO SCHOOL BEAUTY & FASHION

MAKEUPJewel Tones

Add some intensity to your look with sapphire, emerald or amethyst colored eye shadows! With a nude gloss this creates a perfectly CHIC day-time look.

Get the look with: 

STILA eyeshadow palette in “In The Garden”

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in “Abigal: Vanilla-Creme”

Full Brows

For a lip-focus try a deep berry lip paired with perfectly groomed brows!

Get the look with: 

MAC Lipstick in “Heroine”

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in “Taupe”

HAIR

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Braided accents have been all over the runway this season! Try twisting a low braid into a bun for an effortlessly polished look.

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Celebrities everywhere are wearing top-knots and it’s no secret why! A tidy top-knot is sleek, but still youthful.

ACCESSORIES

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Every girl needs a Marc Jacobs Computer Commuter bag. They are lightweight and come in a variety of patterns! We’re loving the newest addition “Dusty Jade,” as shown above. 

Kate Spade Notebooks

Kate Spade never disappoints in the accessories category! We promise you’ll be extra-motived to stay motived with any of these chic notebooks!

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…And every chic notebook, must have a pen to match! Shown above is Kate Spade’s “So Well Composed” pen set.

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

 Voluspa ‘Maison Noir – Crisp Champagne’ Two-Wick Candle

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These luxurious candles are handmade and scented with a touch of vanilla and oak to give the sparkling feeling of champagne.

Kate Spade “Mom Said So” Idiom Pendant

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Remind mom how important her words of advice are to you with this beautiful 12 karat gold necklace.

Beautyblender Best Friends Set

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Share your favorite beauty secret with mom by giving this adorable detachable heart case!

OCC Lip Tar Trio

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Available in four different combinations that will give mom the look she desires.

Mother’s Little Helpers Made By MOUTH

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If you’re searching for a new type of gift to send to mom, make sure to check out NYC based MOUTH for fun tasting baskets!

#myCHICmom Mothers Day Giveaway

Don’t forget to also enter our #myCHICmom giveaway on our CHICSTUDIOS Instagram for a chance to win two great Kate Spade pieces of jewelery!

myCHICmom Contest Card

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TRENDS: SPRING MAKEUP 2014

The frigid temperatures outside are just a reminder that spring is on the way! With that, comes the hottest new beauty trends for Spring 2014, as seen on the Fashion Week runway! Here are a few of our standouts and predictions for hot beauty trends this spring:

ORANGE LIPSTICK

1 Rag and Bone

The catwalks of Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, and Rag & Bone all displayed orange lipstick, and we predict this neon pigment will be a pucker favorite in Spring 2014!

BLUE EYESHADOW

2 Marc Jacobs

Blue eyeshadow was a hit on the runways of Marc Jacobs and Naeen Khan. We adore this pop of color not usually donned in the spring, which was just enough to brighten up these looks without being too overdone!

WINGED LINER

3 Chanel

The always eye-catching winged liner was showcased at both the Chanel and Tracy Reese runway shows. The glam glitter at Chanel upgraded this look, and the classic look was achieved at Tracy Reese by using a thin cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to achieve that clean line!

GLOWING SKIN

4 Philip

Fresh and dewy is making a return this spring, and we couldn’t help notice that Philip Lim and J. Mendel are paving the way to the perfect example of this hot trend!

GOLD EYESHADOW

5 Dior

The Winter Olympics may be over, but both Dior and Jason Wu are going for the gold with their shining use of the hue during Fashion Week. The color highlights, while the metallic sheen is absolute perfection!

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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:

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Option 2:

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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:

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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

Carrie

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