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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5 Tips For Your Professional Makeup Career

The road to becoming a successful Makeup Artist is filled with lots of passion, hard work and dedication. One of our goals at CHICSTUDIOS School of Makeup is equipping our students with the tools and knowledge to make that journey a bit easier. Here are a few tips from our CHIC staff that we wanted to share with everyone who is an aspiring or established artist!

1. STAY ON TOP OF YOUR MAKEUP KIT: 

It’s very important to always be on top of your makeup kit.  It’s very easy to let months, even a year go by without restocking it.  Keep an inventory of what you you have and when you reorder stuff. –JONNY POLIZZI, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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2. STAY IN CONTACT WITH CLIENTELE: 

“Make sure that you have complete contact information for all of your clients! Email them monthly with any news and updates for your personal business.”  –JONNY POLIZZI, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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3.  RESEARCH PRODUCTS: 

“Make sure that you really know the formulations of the products you are using in your kit. Certain chemical mixtures can breakdown products, so you want to be familiar with how to properly mix your products before going into a professional setting.”  –JONNY POLIZZI, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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4. RETAIL IS YOUR FRIEND:

Retail jobs are a great opportunity to practice your craft on as many faces as possible, while also meeting potential clients. –CHRISTINA OLIVO, SENIOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR

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5. UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Self promotion, especially in social media, is key — but be sure your social media is reflective of your personal achievements. A client that runs across your Instagram and sees photos of food or your bikini summer days could be turned off. The solution — have a separate, private page for your friends, and a work page for your budding career! 

CHRISTINA OLIVO, SENIOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR

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