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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EYES

URBAN DECAY, NAKED 3 PALETTE

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Filled with gorgeous rosy pinks, neutral taupes and deep mauves, the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is a versatile must have for any beauty lover.

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URBAN DECAY VICE 3 PALETTE

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The new Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette satisfies every color craving! We cannot help but obsess over the bright purple, vivid blue and super trendy green shades.

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 SEPHORA JUMBO LINER

Sephora Jumbo Liner

The Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Pencils are perfect to use for use as a shadow or as a pop of colored eyeliner.

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LIPS

MAC RETRO MATTE LIP COLORS + LINERS

MAC RETRO MATTE

Stand out from the crowd with a vibrant lip color from MAC’s Retro Matte collection.

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NARS LIP PENCILS 

NARS Lip Pencils

These richly colored, velvety NARS Lip Pencils are a staple in our purse! We currently in love with the exclusive 413 BLKR shade – the perfect fuchsia!

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NYX ALL OVER BALM

NYX Balm

The NYX All Over Balm comes in three magnificent scents and is great for use anywhere you need an extra bit of moisture – hands, lips or face!

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FACE

STILA ALL OVER SHIMMER POWDER

Stila All Over Shimmer

The Stila All Over Shimmer Powder will help you keep that beautiful summer glow all year long!

Stila Example

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ALL ABOUT LASHES

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Is there anything more enviable than long, luscious lashes? Voluminous lashes are flirty, fun and completely feminine! Here are a few tips, tricks and products that we love to help pump up our lashes:

MASCARAS

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We never leave the house with a couple coats of any of these amazing mascaras!

LE VOLUME DE CHANEL

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BENEFIT “THEY’RE REAL” MASCARA

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TOO FACED “BETTER THAN SEX” MASCARA

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EYE LINERS 

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Basic black eye liner helps define your eyes and create the illusion of volume at the base of your lashes. We love using liquid eyeliner to add a hint of drama!

MAC PENULTIMATE EYELINER

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…or below your lashes!

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STILA SMUDGE PROOF, WATERPROOF EYE LINER

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LASH SERUM

Stroger lashes = fuller and longer lashes! We recommend the addition of a lash serum into your beauty routine to help condition them and promote growth!

GRANDELASH MD

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HOLIDAY BEAUTY COLLECTIONS

It’s the most wonderful time of yeartime for holiday beauty collections! Cosmetic lines go all out during the holidays with show stopping collections full of gorgeous winter colors, loads of sparkle and limited edition pieces. Check out some holiday collections we are loving, and shopping!

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Chanel’s Holiday 2013 collection expresses the magic and enchantment of an endless winter night. Demure colour for cheeks, luxe shades for lips, seductive shadows for lids and a new sparkling mascara will have you under the mistletoe in no time!

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Go gold this winter with Dior’s Golden Winter makeup collection. It will gift you a glowing complexion, metallic lips, couture nails and a golden gaze. Inspired by Versailles with its gilded décor, Dior seeks to make your face gleam like a winter wonderland. 

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Francois Nars was always inspired through makeup by Guy Bourdin, when discovering his work in the pages of French Vogue. Now, Nars is paying homage to Bourdin’s legacy, bringing you NARS’ Guy Bourdin Color Collection. It’s bold and will make you feel high fashion in minutes.

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The Laura Mercier White Magic Collection is made up of enchanting, illuminating shades including glowing skin powder, nail lacquer, pearl finish eye shadows and creamy eye shadow sticks (just to name a few!). These products will give you just the right amount of oomph you need to sparkle your

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Make every night luxurious with MAC’s Divine Night Holiday 2013 collection. Mineralize Eye Shadows in rich jewel tones, Divine Night Lipsticks in sumptuous finishes and ultra glittery metallic nail polishes make this a well-rounded holiday collection that tops every beauty lover’s Christmas list!

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One of favorite, affordable cosmetics lines, e.l.f. is offering a limited edition Essential Holiday 5 Piece Duo Eyeshadow Collection. Each color can be worn by itself or together for a more dramatic effect. With 4 duo eyeshadows and 1 eyeshadow brush at only $5,why notbuy both the “Natural” and the “Smoky” collections!

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PARIS & BROOKLYN FASHION WEEK CHIC ROUNDUP!

We love Fashion Week because it allows to us to travel all over the world and get a glimpse at trends across the globe! We all know French women have that….je ne sais quoi, that extra something chic and alluring. Here are our top beauty trends from the Paris S/S 2014 runway.

BARELY THERE MAKEUP

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Models at Jean Paul Gaultier represented the perfectly laid back, downtown chic it-girl thanks to makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds. Barely there makeup and effortless hair complimented the leather-clad, rocker ensembles.

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The feminine, understated looks seen at Chloe are compliments of Diane Kendal for MAC. Faces were left nearly bare and lids were neutral with the slightest hint of gloss. Hair was also simple, straight and gorgeously thick.

METALLIC GOLD EYES

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Tom Pecheux for MAC is the mastermind behind this rich yet wearable Maiyet look. He washed the entire lid with MAC Eyeshadows in Golden Goddess and Platinum Love then placed gold pigment on the inner and outer corners for extra drama.

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The “brocaded gold brows” at Dior glittered as bright as 14k gold! Makeup extraordinaire Pat McGrath took metallics to the next level, covering models’ brows in glue which she then topped with gold pigment and glitter. You can always count on Dior for high fashion!

BEJEWELED MAKEUP

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Stephane Marais combined punk edge and girly glamour at Haider Ackermann. Heavy black winged liner was topped with chunky black glitter for bold, “look at me” cat-eyes.

 

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The makeup at Givenchy had everyone talking at Paris Fashion Week! 12 hours of work went into Pat McGrath‘s crystal and sequin masks. But it was well worth the hours — the looks outshone even the front-row lineup of major stars and fashionistas!

Want to see what CHICSTUDIOS was up to at Brooklyn Fashion Week? Here are some behind the scenes snapshots. Our team was lead by key makeup artist Ninaand lead makeup artist Lala. We are so proud of their accomplishments!

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“LIVE IT UP” Debuts in Style!

It’s easy to see that J.LO is Livin’ it Up! With the release of her new video featuring Pitbull for “Live it Up,” the pop diva is showing new trends and revisiting old trends in a new way! We are obsessed! How about you?

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofL1AaiTjo

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J.LO is looking sultry and sunny in this yellow lip/nail combo!

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She switches up with this dramatic eye, and gorgeous highlight/contour combo!

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Can’t forget her tresses, shaggy and piecey and perfect sun-kisses strands!

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And yes…those abs…!

New York Fashion Week 2012

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Last week fashion lovers descended upon the “Big Apple” for New York Fashion Week 2012. Throughout the glamorousweek, many designers took our breath away. In fact, the S/S shows almost made us want to skip fall entirely!

The Alice + Olivia collection was youthful and retro, reminiscent of the 50’s American dream. Sorbet colors, polka dots and peplum adorned poofy party dresses and bustiers. To keep with the retro feel, hair was parted deep on the side and sleeked back into low ponytails then completed with a jet-black cat eye. We also got a first look at the designer’s new purse line debuting next spring.

Zac Posen assembled an all-star cast to carry his looks down the runway. Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova (just to name a few!) were showstoppers in his Old Hollywood glamdesigns. Hems ranged from cocktail dresses to full-length, body huggingmermaid gowns in a rainbow of colors. Hair was styled in sleek, smooth waves. Kabuki for MAC created the makeup looks, emphasizing the model’s lashes with two layers of falsies.

Jason Wu’s avant-garde collection oozed sex appealand gave off a Fifty Shades of Grey vibe! The designer masterfully juxtaposed masculine and feminine by contrasting leather harnesses with feminine fabrics such as tulle andlace. Models wore African braids, which are tighter to the scalp than French braids then tucked under in the back. Looks were finished with strong brows, dark red lips and navy nails, achievable at home with OPI’s “Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees”.

Check out more NYFW 2012 looks we couldn’t get enough of on our Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!