Top 3 CHIC False Eyelashes!

False eyelashes (aka falsies) are the perfect way to tie a look together, whether it’s for a girls’ night out or wedding. As Pro MUAs, we’ve gone through many pairs of lashes in our kits. Here is a list of our favorites that are great to have on hand for gigs!

#CHICPRO tip of the day: The tackier your glue, the better your lashes will stay on! Wait a minute before applying onto your eye for budge-proof application.

NYX “Be Wicked” Lashes

Perfect and flexible enough for beginners! These will give a dramatic effect without overpowering an eye look.

MAC Cosmetics Lashes

These lashes look extremely natural due to their thin band! They’re perfect to spice up a simple “no makeup” makeup look.

KISS Lashes

Not only do these lashes come in various styles, but they’re affordable and come in bulk– perfect for bridal parties!

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4/14: Spring Beauty Trends

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK RECAP: DESIGNERS & MAKEUP ARTISTS

DKNY

DESIGNER: DKNY & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: YADIM, FOR MAYBELLINE

Donna Karan

DESIGNER: DONNA KARAN & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: CHARLOTTE TILBURY

Elie Taheri

DESIGNER: ELIE TAHARI & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: MARC REGAN, FOR BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS

Lamb

DESIGNER: L.A.M.B. & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: GREGORY ARLT, FOR MAC COSMETICS

Naeemkahn

DESIGNER: NAEEM KHAN & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: JAMES BOEHMER, FOR NARS COSMETICS

Versace

DESIGNER: VERSACE & LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: PAT MCGRATH

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9/18: NYFW TRENDS OFF THE RUNWAY

9/25: FALL MANI’S WE LOVE

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.

Next up…

 5/1: CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

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

PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH/OUR FAVORITES: EYE SHADOW AND EYE LINER

Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo

Chanel Duo

Chanel combines the highest quality pigments in this lightweight, creamy powder shadow.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot

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What is not to love? Long wear, vibrant, cream based pigments that can be mixed with any MAC Shadows or liners.

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow x4 

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow x4

Use these mineral-rich colors to add a subtle shimmer or layer to create a more dramatic look.

Laura Mercier Shimmering Neutrals Eye Trio

Laura Mercier Shimmering Neutrals

These shimmering neutrals work for every skin tone. The compact has the basics for eyes, including two shadow colors in Warm Sands and Sundown and a cake eyeliner which works best with water or a liquid gel in Ground Espresso color.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Gel Cobalt

This smooth formula applies like a gel, dries to the finish of a liquid liner and will last all day long!

NARS Eyeliner Stylo

NARS Eyeliner Stilo

This fine tipped liquid liner glides on effortlessly with its marker-like application.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick

A dual-purpose shadow or liner that will give you the perfect smoky eye every time! The creamy pigment glides onto the lids and will stay crease-free all day.

Next up… 

4/24: OUR FAVORITES:  LIPSTICK, LIPLINER & LIPGLOSS

5/1: CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES: BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

These are some of the products that we love using to add a healthy glow!

 St. Tropez Instant Glow, for Face 

St_ Tropez Instant Glow Face

 This hydrating St. Tropez liquid bronzer quickly gives you a sun-kissed tan. Mix with foundation or moisturizer for a quick and easy application.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze

Bobbi Brown Brick Bronze-2

We love that this honey hued bronze has just a hint of shimmer. Mix the colors together or use individually to contour.

NARS Illuminator in 413 BLKR

NARS 412 BLCKR

A gorgeous champagne colored illuminator that can be used alone to highlight or mixed with foundation to add an extra glow to skin!

MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna

MAC Cream Color Luna

 Another beautiful multi-use product that can be layered over foundations, moisturizers or powders. With a subtle shimmer, it’s perfect for daily use!

 Laura Mercier Secret Brightener 

Laura Mercier Secret Brightener

 The perfect color-correcting highlighter to give your skin a radiant, youthful appearance.

NARS Matte Multiple in Rose Bronze

NARS Matte Multiple Rose Bronze

We love that this versatile formula is easy to apply and can be used either wet or dry!

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighting Trio

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio

Formulated with antioxidants and vitamin E, these colors are perfect for any skin tone.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in In Love

CHANEL BLUSH IN LOVE

This silky smooth powder seamlessly glides onto skin and will last all day.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit 

Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit

This kit contains everything you need to highlight and contour all your best features.

Next up 

4/17: OUR FAVORITES:  EYE SHADOW & EYE LINER

4/24: OUR FAVORITES:  LIPSTICK, LIPLINER & LIPGLOSS

PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES:  FOUNDATION & CONCEALER

This month, CHICSTUDIOS is featuring our favorite products, starting with the base—foundations and concealers! At the end, we’ve also listed brushes and applicators we love, as these are key to any foundation routine!

Chanel Vitalumiere

Chanel

This best selling Chanel product certainly adds a little luxury to any makeup routine. We love that this formula feels creamy and hydrating, yet still lightweight.

RCMA Foundation/Concealer Palette

RCMA_Pallette

RCMA foundations contain 50% pigment, compared to 18-23% for commercial brands and 30-40% for theatrical brands. The higher pigment percentage makes this formula both high coverage and long lasting.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

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As Linda Cantello, Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani Costmetics said, “Its not a foundation, it’s a complexion perfecter.” A must have product whenever you want that natural glow.

Kevyn Aucoin Liquid Airbrush Foundation

Kevin Aucoin Foundation

We love the satin finish on this product! It will help you achieve that smooth, airbrushed finish and will last all day.

BRUSHES & APPLICATORS

The perfect blend is in important part to ensuring that your foundation is completely undetectable. Check out these brushes and applicators that we love:

 Beauty Blender 

BeautyBlender The Essential Brush Collection from Kevyn Aucoin 

KevinAucoinBrushes

Mac Duo Fiber Face Brush 

MAC Duo Fiber Brush

Available in both small and large sizes!

Next up…

4/10: OUR FAVORITES:  BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

4/17: OUR FAVORITES:  EYE SHADOW & EYE LINER

HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR WITH LEAD INSTRUCTOR RUTHIE WEEMS!

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BRANDS USED TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOK:

-MAC Cosmetics

-Cover Fx

-Alcone

-Ben Nye

-NARS

-Makeup Forever

-BH Cosmetics

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PRODUCTS USED:

All Over/Face and Body/MAC/C4

Under eye/Studio Finish Concealer/MAC/NW30

Under eye/Cream concealer/Cover Fx/G-M

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PRODUCT USED:

Highlight planes/cream concealer/Cover Fx/N-XLT

step3

PRODUCTS USED:

Contour planes/camouflage system DermaColor/Alcone/D17+D375

step4

PRODUCTS USED:

All over set/Luxury powder/Ben Nye/Banana

Cheek & temple blended/Pro Long Wear bronzing powder/MAC/Nude on Board

Cheek and eye contour/Sculpting Powder/MAC/Shadester

Cheek highlight/Cream color base/MAC/Pearl

Under eye contour/Sculpting Powder/MAC/Shadester

Brown bone highlight/Sculpting powder/MAC/Emphasize

Cheek and nose highlight/Extra Dimension Skinfinish/MAC/Whisper of Guilt

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PRODUCTS USED:

Apple of cheek/Cream blush/NARS/Cactus Flower

Apple of Cheek/Mineralize Skinfinish/MAC/Light Flush

Transition crease/shadow/MAC/Brown Script

Lower lid/shadow/MAC/Carbon+Brun

Under eye smudge/shadow/MAC/Sketch

Lash/Smokey Lash/MUFE/Extra Black

Waterline/liner/3CC/medium

All over bronzer/Mineralize Skinfinish/MAC/Med-Deep

All over lip/pencil/MAC/Chestnut

All over lip/pencil/BH Cosmetics/Magenta

Bottom lip/Dazzleglass/MAC/Get Rich Quick

Set skin/Fix+/MAC

COMING SOON…

12/26 – NYE STYLE!

INSPIRED BY…ANGELINA JOLIE

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As 2013 wraps up, we think about the strong, accomplished women who have inspired us here at CHIC. The first lovely lady to come to mind is none other than the gorgeous Angelina Jolie. Whether it is saving the world (one third-world country at a time) or empowering women faced with the threat of breast cancer, Jolie had a very inspiring 2013!

  • Jolie was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards – an early Oscars Ceremony. She was presented the award for her work with the United Nations Refugee Agency – a passion project that began in Cambodia while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001.

 

  • Jolie & Pitt’s new organic wine, Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012, was ranked number 84 among Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the Year, making it the “best Rosé in the world”, according to a new press release. Back in March when the wine was first released, all 6,000 bottles sold out within five hours.

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  • The beauty collaborated with MAC Cosmetics on an 11-piece cosmetics line paying tribute to Maleficent, a Disney feature film she will star in next summer.

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  • The actress inspired countless women when she chose to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.

 

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  • Angelina Jolie is set to co-chair a global summit on ending sexual violence in warzones, which will demand “justice and respect” for victims of wartime rape and sexual violence worldwide.

 

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  • Jolie and her family will support a new cancer charity to promote cancer education. The organization will be named after her mother, Marcheline.

 

Next up…

12/19: New Year’s Style & Beauty

12/26: CHIC Beauty Icon

GET TO KNOW… TERRY BARBER!

Get to know one of the beauty industry’s power players- Terry Barber! Known for his authority on sexy, sultry makeup (or Morning After the Night Before, as he calls it), Terry is a makeup artistry idol. CHICSTUDIOS loves the way he seeks to empower women through our favorite medium- makeup! See below for 5 facts about Terry and his greatest beauty accomplishments.
MEET….TERRY BARBER
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5 Facts about Terry:
1. He is MAC Cosmetics’ Director of Makeup Artistry for the UK and Europe
2. Barber is known as the pioneer of minimalist makeup
3. His favorite fashion houses who he thinks have the strongest beauty looks are: Ann Demeulemeester, with their bold, big brows, and Chloe and Balmain, with looks that are modern and glamourousjust how women want to portray themselves
4. Looks he always loves are brushed-up brows and smudgy smoky eyes– he loves the good walk of shame look!
5. He counts fine art, 40’s and 50’s movies and music icons as his inspiration
5 Accomplishments of Terry:
1. Has worked with fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Gucci
2. Did the makeup for the Just Cavalli show at Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 
3. Has done print work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and i-D magazine
4. Celebrity clientele includes Pamela Anderson, Grace Jones, Mary J. Blige, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell & Dita Von Teese
5. Chosen as a speaker at the 2013 IMATS in London
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Upcoming blogs…
-Makeup and Beauty Books to Own (10/3)
-Behind the Scenes at Brooklyn Fashion Week (10/10)

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

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Bobbibrown

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MACpigment

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mufe liner

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 Chanelshadow

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Powder

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