A TRIBUTE TO RED LIPS

It’s a well known fact that the perfect red lipstick is a must-have for any woman! Red lipstick makes us feel confident, sexy…and CHIC! Here is a brief look at the history of this signature shade:

1930 – GUERLAIN COSMETICS

guerlain-1937

1940 – DOROTHY GRAY COSMETICS

Dorothy-Gray-red-lipstick-1940s

1950 – REVLON

1950's Revlon

1960 – MAX FACTOR

Max Factor 1960's

1970 – TANGEE COSMETICS

Tangee 1970's

1980 – CHRISTIAN DIOR

Christian Dior 1980s

1990 – CHANEL

Chanel 1987

PRESENT DAY – NARS

NARS 2000's

PRESENT DAY – ELIZABETH ARDEN

Elizabeth Arden

PRESENT DAY – GIVENCHY

Givenchy

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11/6 – 5 CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

11/13 – YOUR CHIC THANKSGIVING GUIDE

PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH/OUR FAVORITES: LIPSTICK, LIPLINER AND LIPGLOSS

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Cream Lip Colour

CHANEL ROUGE

  We love how the brand reflected on the legacy of Coco Chanel in naming this product! The full coverage colors are available in a variety of matte, pearl and shimmer finishes.

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

This celebrity favorite is one red lipstick you cannot live without! The matte color works on every skin tone and will give you a boost of confidence all day long.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick 

NARS MAtte Lipstick

These lipsticks contain a high level of pigment, perfect for adding a bold pop of color to any look! We are currently in love with their bright pink shade, Carthage, shown above.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Liner Pencil

MUFE

The formula, made with vitamin E and jojoba wax is incredibly hydrating and easy to apply. It will also stay smudge free all day!

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

As Bobbi Brown says, “The secret to making your lipstick last is lip liner,” and she delivers a wonderful multi-tasking lipstick/liner with her new Art Sticks.

OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar is a must have for any make up artist! The formula is intensely pigmented, which means only a small amount is needed to apply. They are also available in every color imaginable, making them perfect for layering!

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil 

MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil

MAC combines all the best qualities of lipstick, lip liner and lipgloss in their new collection!

Stila Lip Glaze 

Stila Lip Glaze

It’s hard to beat the ease of application that comes with the Stila Lip Glaze pen. They come with the perfect hint of color and a non-sticky shine.

MAC Clear Lip Glass 

MAC Clear Lip Glass

Another essential for any makeup artist is MAC’s Clear Lipglass. This product can be layered over any lipstick to add that perfect shine.

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 5/1: CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

 5/22: MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

OUR FAVORITE BEAUTY BRANDS & PRODUCTS!

Among the most exciting part of being a part of the CHICSTUDIOS world is getting to play with makeup and discover new must-haves! Over the years, we have discovered some gems, so this week, we wanted to share with you a few of our favorite things! Below, check out our new favorite products and brands:

NARS 1PURCHASE

Stila 2

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BH 3

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Urban 4

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Butter 5

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Laura 6

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Laura 7

PURCHASE

Next up…

3/3: Academy Awards Beauty Recap

3/6: TRENDS: Spring Makeup 2014 & Pop Art

NEW YEAR’S BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS!

      New year, new you. Here are the New Year’s beauty resolutions we at CHIC have made! Here’s to a gorgeous 2014!

skin

Make my skin a top priority, even if that means investing in expensive skin care products.” –Alexa, Social Media Coordinator

angelique

“In 2014 I want to play with my eyes more.  I usually just do liner and mascara but this year I want to add more shadows in my daily makeup regimen.” –Angelique, Lead Instructor

christina

My skin is porcelain, so my beauty focus this year is to be more on-top of wearing moisturizer with SPF protection every day! I can be a little lazy with it in my beauty routine, but it’s the most important part! 2014, I am wearing it daily!” –Christina, Senior School Director

pilates

“To do some variation of exercise everyday: swim, run, Pilates, jog, walk and/or bike!!” –Amy, President and Creative Director

lashes
“This year, I want to conquer my fear of putting false lashes on myself — I know I can do it with a bit of practice and a lot more confidence!” –Anna, Social Event Coordinator

 

pinklip

“Mine is to experiment more with a bold lip, as I usually go with a nude or clear gloss/balm.” –Jordan, Public Relations Coordinator

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“My beauty resolution is to wear more color on the eyes. I have a signature lash and red lip look.  I want 2014 to be all about colored liners and shadows.”–Ruthie Weems, Lead Instructor

Upcoming posts:

1/9: Recap of our favorite things & events from 2013

1/16: 10 ways to feel better in 2014!