BEAUTY PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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

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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!

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10/9: CHIC HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME INSPIRATION

MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

Whether your going on a private yacht or bumming on the beach, here are some cues to take while  packing your Memorial Weekend-er bag!

EAST COAST: NAUTICAL VACATION

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Le Blanca ‘Let’s Bond’ Bandeau One-Peice Swimsuit

East Cost Swimsuit Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Bag

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Daily Look Soludos Sandal Espadrille

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Tom Ford Carli Oversized Butterfly Sunglasses

EAST COAST SUNGLASSES

Daily Look Duchess of Cambridge Necklace

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NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER

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Laura Mercier Lip Crayon in Mayan Sun

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WEST COAST: BEACH TIME GETAWAY

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Victorias Secret Mix Bikini Mixer

WEST COAST SUIT

Banana Republic Kennedy Canvas Tote

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Dolce Vita Fabia Sandal

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TOMS Kilgore Silver Pop Blue

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Daily Look Delicate Gold Bar Handlet

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink

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5/29: SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

6/5: Summer Manicures ‘CHIC Manis We Love’

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

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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.

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

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

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

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PRODUCTS USED:

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

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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!

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!

UPCOMING BLOGS…
11/28- CHIC Stocking Stuffers
12/5- Holiday Entertaining the CHIC way

WHAT’S IN YOUR BEACH BAG?

With summer in full swing, we have to ask — what’s in YOUR beach bag? If you’re still looking for ideas, don’t stress it! Check out our guide to the best beach bags and most awesome accessories to make your day on the sand and surf a memorable one…

BEACHbags

1. Michael Kors Bag – woven and perfect to hold all your beach swag!

2. Juicy Couture Piper Leather Tote – we love the hot pink, a fun punch of color!

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Lace Print Transparent Shopper – the lace is so unique!

Accessories

1. Missoni Home Hugo Beach Towel – bright beach towel, you’ll be able to spot from the shore!

2. NARS Powder Foundation SPF 12 – foundation WITH SPF. A must!

3. Hermione de Paula Jewel Blue Jurassic Destiny Pom Pom Kaftan – flowy, comfortable for your beach destination!

4. BP. ‘Flash’ Heart Shaped Sunglasses – the unique heart shape is TDF!

5. Essie Nail Polish in Naughty Nautical & Bottle Service – bright teal and hot pink, a perfect combination!

6. Victoria’s Secret Broad Spectrum SPF24 Body Lotion – love the bronzing effect!

7. Rebecca Minkoff Baha Sandals – stylish and comfortable, how can you not want?

8. “Lolita” book – a perfect beach read, make sure you remember to swim too 😉

9. Vogue Modern Living Magazine – our favorite Vogue spinoff!

Have a fun day, beach bunnies! 🙂

CFDA Awards Celebrity Beauty Roundup!

The stars showed up and arrived decked out at last week’s Council of Fashion Designers of America ceremony, known as the CFDA Awards. While the topic is always fashion, we couldn’t help but notice some of these gorgeous beauty trends ruling the red carpet. See our favorites, and what we recommend in obtaining them!

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Supermodel Joan Smalls looked decadent in this bronzer/blush combo! We love the one from NARS Pierre Hardy Palette – Rotonde.

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Supermodel Jessica Stam radiates in flawless, fresh foundation! Our go-to cream is Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.

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Actress Sophia Vergara is always a bombshell, but we can’t help but notice those long lashes! Sephora’s Fringe Benefits Lashes is easy to apply and wear!

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Socialite Nicole Richie ever the sophisticated one, especially with this matte orange lip! Only the best, like YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick in Orange Imagine, will do!

Pucker up: Summer’s hottest lip shades

Ah, sweet summertime. Because of the hot heat and our gorgeous tans, summer is a time for minimal makeup and natural beauty. Fortunately for us, this summer is seeing a new trend that allows us to do just that while still looking polished and put together! Bright bold lip shades are taking the beauty world by storm! Keep your face makeup minimal and eyes soft to let your lips do all the talking.

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Fuchsia lips are having a MAJOR beauty moment. In fact, all the “it girls” have been seen rocking the ultimate summer shade. Two of our top picks are MAC Lipstick in “Snow Orchid” and NARS Lipstick in “Funny Face”.

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Orange

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Punch up your summer beauty routine with a swipe of citrus on your lips. Don’t be afraid of this bold hue because the right orange can suit all complexions. We can’t get enough of MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in “Good to Go” and Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in ‘Electric Orange”.

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Pick up your neon summer shade and snap a pic of your newest go-to color. Tweet it to us @CHICSTUDIOS or upload it on our Fan Page wall at www.facebook.com/chicstudiosmakeup We’d love to see!

 

Our COACHELLA Top 10 Picks

Coachella officially kicks off festival season…and festival fashion! Here are our Top 10 beauty and fashion picks for the CHICEST festival goer and summer babe:

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This 5-in-1 beauty balm minimizes appearance of pores, lines and redness. It’s lightweight, oil-free and gives you coverage and SPF that will shield your skin from the hot, Coachella sun!

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Bumble & Bumble dry shampoo will absorb the excess oil that your hair will accumulate after dancing all day! It will blend in with your natural color and add volume.

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This Urban Outiftters hair chalk set is cheap and easy-to-use! Get those funky hues for just a few festival days!

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These FREEBIRD by Steven embroidered boots were made for walking— the campgrounds at Coachella! Strut from stage to stage wearing these super comfy and stylish footwear, while giving you a little height!

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These watercolor cutoff denim shorts from Planet Blue are perfect for Coachella! Pair them with any booties and crop top and you’re good to go!

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This floral embroidered cross body is easy and light-weight to carry throughout the day. Don’t forget your phone, lip balm, and water bottle!

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A belly-baring crop top for the warm weather!

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