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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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!  

2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals

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

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

BEAUTY TREND: METALLIC MAKEUP

The latest beauty trend? Heavy metal! Not the rock and roll kind, rather bold metallic makeup in shades of silver, gold, bronze and even pops of bright colors for the most daring. Major makeup artists like Peter Philips for Chanel and Pat McGrath for Versace are embracing this trend on the runway as well as Hollywood’s hottest stars on the red carpet. Whether you choose a subtle shine or all out glitz, metallics pop on every skin tone!

Here are some of our favorite metallic products:

occ

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MarcJacobs

GET IT: Sephora.com

Bobbibrown

GET IT: Sephora.com

MACpigment

GET IT: MACCosmetics.com

mufe liner

GET IT: Sephora.com

 Chanelshadow

GET IT: Chanel.com

Powder

GET IT: Sephora.com

 

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ALL THAT GLITTERS: Adding Sparkle to Your Life!

Nothing says ROCKSTAR like the sparkle and shine of glitter! In honor of our upcoming CHICSTUDIOS Open House on “Rockstar Makeup,” below are tips and tricks to help optimize the use of GLITTER in both your makeup kit and wardrobe!

Glam Glitter• To make the notoriously flaky glitter adhere, it is best to start with an eyelid primer, like TOO FACED’s Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer.
• For a quick, at-home solution, carefully apply PETROLEUM JELLY using a small brush or Q-tip, apply GLITTER, then let air dry. A LIGHT MOISTURIZER can also work if you prefer.
• When applying glitter with a brush, your best option is a FLAT, FIRM BRUSH without a lot of fluff. Completely avoid sweeping glitter across the lids, as it will result in fall out.
• If applying glitter to your lips, a very thin layer of CONCEALER or FOUNDATION on your lips is needed to set the base for the glitter.

Gorgeous Glitter• When adding glitz to your everyday ensemble, it’s best to approach it BALANCED — wearing all solids? Grab a GLITZY CLUTCH.
• Adorning a hot glitter dress? Pair it with a simple NUDE OR BLACK PUMP and let your dress do the talking!
• Glittery accessories will certainly glimmer, but too much of a good thing can be…well, too much! Instead of piling on the sparkling accents, add one chunky glittery NECKLACE, a shining glitter RING, or striking glittering EARRINGS to finish your outfit!
• We’ve all bought that glitter accessory or clothing piece that just rains glitter! Although we can’t hate leaving a trail of SPARKLE behind us, prevent this from happening to your favorite shiny frocks by investing in a fabric glue like ALEENE’s Fabric Glitter & Gem Glue. Just apply to glittered sections for a lasting shimmer.

Shine on, beauties!