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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Weekend Beauty Must-Haves

For the weekend, we want to look as fresh as possible and achieve the perfect “no makeup” look. Here are our chic must haves to achieve looking naturally flawless!

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lip Pencils 

These lip liners are budge-proof and glide on easily– giving you the perfect pout all day long!

Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer

Perfect the base before applying foundation! With the latest UD releases, these primers will keep your face looking matte all day long.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

For weekends, it’s time to ditch the foundation brushes and stick to a beauty sponge! It gives you full coverage without looking too cake-y.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation

Control your coverage with NYX’s latest foundation! When it dries transforms into a powder consistency and feels like you have nothing on your face.

Billion Dollar Brows Clear Brow Gel

Swipe some gel through your brows to maintain their shape and tame any unruly hairs!

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Brush Basics

Any Makeup Artist will tell you when it comes to makeup, their best friend are their brushes and here at CHICSTUDIOS we want you to be prepared with the basic knowledge of these very essential tools!

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A basic makeup kit should consist of 8 essential brushes:
(Here at CHICSTUDIOS we use @RealTechniquesBeauty brushes)

1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eye shadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush

Brushes have different functions
Brushes can help you in a multitude in ways! They help provide precision and give you control for creating different effects while also allowing for you to blend your looks evenly.

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Brushes should always be cleaned after use
Not only for sanitary reasons but cleaning your brushes can reduce your chance of breakouts and will help your brushes to last longer!

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Know the difference between brushes
Its important to understand that there are two different kinds of brushes, synthetic and natural. Synthetic are soft and smooth and are used for cream applications while natural brushes feel rougher and typically are used for powder applications.

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SPRING CLEANING: CHIC’S GUIDE TO CLEANING OUT YOUR MAKEUP BAG

As we move into warmer temperatures and more colorful palettes…it’s important to also take care of your cosmetics arsenal. Here are a few tips to help you clean out your makeup bag:

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1. Separate your products. 

Whether or not we like to admit it, bacteria loves to thrive on our faces, and one of the easiest ways to keep germs from spreading is to keep your brushes, face makeup, eye makeup and lipsticks/glosses all separate.

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2. Don’t underestimate the power of rubbing alcohol.

Cleansing products are essential, but one of the simplest methods to clean products is with a bit of rubbing alcohol (and gauze pads). Dip lipsticks right into alcohol and lightly pat dry with gauze pads.

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3. Clean out your pumps.

Flush bacteria out of pumps by running alcohol and warm water through until clear.

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4. Know when to say good-bye.

If pressed powders, shadows or bronzers show any sign of oil markation…toss them. Consult with your beauty professional, but make sure to also throw away old mascaras and eyeliners every three months at least.

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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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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

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1940 – DOROTHY GRAY COSMETICS

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1950 – REVLON

1950's Revlon

1960 – MAX FACTOR

Max Factor 1960's

1970 – TANGEE COSMETICS

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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

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CONTOURING PRODUCTS WE LOVE

BRONZERS

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NARS MATTE MULTIPLE IN VIENTIANE OR CAPPADOCE

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THE BALM BAHAMA MAMA

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MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH POWDER IN SOFT AND GENTLE

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HIGHLIGHTERS

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YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ECLAT

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BENEFIT HIGH BEAM

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HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR KITS

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THE NARSissist CHEEK KIT

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MAKE UP FOR EVER SCULPTING KIT

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT

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BEAUTY PRODUCT TREND REPORT

EYES

URBAN DECAY, NAKED 3 PALETTE

NARS LIP Pencil Example

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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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.

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:

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Butter 5

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Laura 6

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