Chic Studios’ Favorite Summer Makeup Looks

Happy first day of summer– it’s time to switch up your usual routine! Here are some bold makeup trends that are about to take over…

Pink Shadow

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Time to put away your dark eyeshadows. Pink is going to be a huge color this season! It’s universally flattering and offers a quick way to brighten your eyes!

Stained Lips

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Look like you just ate a popsicle without the mess. To achieve this look, concentrate a lip and cheek stain into the center of the lips and then blend out.

Clean Skin

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The “no-makeup” makeup look is nothing new but it’s definitely making a huge comeback again. During the warmer months, utilize concealer and foundation on trouble spots (blemishes, marks, dark circles) to help even out skin tone.

Eye Glitter

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Eye glitter is coming back in a more modern way! On top of your neutral eyeshadows, put larger flecks of glitter for an eye-catching glow.

Soft, Warm Contour

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Switch out your cool toned contour with warmer and more neutral toned bronzers! Pairing with a peachy blush provides a natural contour that still sculpts the face without being too dramatic.

SUMMER BEAUTY OBSESSIONS

All Natural

Summer is the perfect time to go all natural with your look, but don’t forget sun protection! We love Control Corrective’s Oil-Free Sunscreen.

Baby Blue Tips and Shadows

A simple blue shadow or polish adds just the right touch of cool! We simply adore Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Aquamarine and Essie polish in Truth or Flare.

Beautiful braids

Instead of a pony tail try an elegant braid! Here is a great tutorial to help you get inspired. 

Bold Pink Lips

Bright pink lips are the perfect compliment to a simple eye. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Tomboy is the perfect summer pink!

Flash Tattoos

For your next pool party or concert, accessorize with Flash Tattoos. The jewelry-inspired designs add an amazing sparkle to any outfit!

Fun Hair Bands

Incorporate pops of color with great hair accessories! We could not believe the amazing selections available at ShopLately.com.

Luscious Lashes

 Go glam with extra-lucious lashes! We recently discovered Lashes In A Box and fell in LOVE with their hand-made lashes.

Subtle Pastel Hair

If you are feeling extra-daring then try a subtle pastel hue on your hair! For temporary color, we recommend using hair-chalk.

The Perfect Brow

A natural, but defined brow always wins! Billion Dollar Brows has all the tools needed to help ensure that your brows stay on point all summer long.

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A CHIC 4th OF JULY!

Happy 4th to all our CHIC readers! To celebrate the national holiday, we’re gearing up for plenty of BBQs, fireworks, and appreciating our residency in the land of the free! Want to join in on all the fun? Here’s our CHIC 4th of July Guide to having the perfect patriotic party!

DRINK

TRY THIS FUN RED, WHITE & BLUE PARTY DRINK!http://bbalacarte.com/2012/06/30/the-sparkler/

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YUM, YUM, YUM! WE ARE LOVING THIS UNIQUE & SWEET KEBAB!

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GET CRAFTY WITH THIS CUTE STRAWBERRY FLAG!http://scrambledhenfruit.blogspot.jp/2011/05/red-white-and-blue-strawberries.html

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PATRIOTIC LASHES FOR THE BRAVE! http://www.xtremelashes.com/eyelash-extensions-blog/index.php/2011/06/13/festive-lash-celebrate-4th/

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HAIR CHALK IT UP TO PRIDE!

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USA MANI! http://dailysomething.com/patriotic-4th-of-july-manicure/

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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!

220f22ae978349a8595064683be23de4Flower child: top your tresses with a flower crown, the ultimate festival accessory.

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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!

Screen Shot 2013-04-10 at 2.07.48 PMWhat’s Coachella without the amazing pool parties? Look sexy and fun in this backless, tie-dye piece!

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A belly-baring crop top for the warm weather!

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