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

Photo courtesy of Into the Gloss’ Glitter Makeup Tutorial

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.


Get to know one of the beauty industry’s power players- Terry Barber! Known for his authority on sexy, sultry makeup (or Morning After the Night Before, as he calls it), Terry is a makeup artistry idol. CHICSTUDIOS loves the way he seeks to empower women through our favorite medium- makeup! See below for 5 facts about Terry and his greatest beauty accomplishments.
5 Facts about Terry:
1. He is MAC Cosmetics’ Director of Makeup Artistry for the UK and Europe
2. Barber is known as the pioneer of minimalist makeup
3. His favorite fashion houses who he thinks have the strongest beauty looks are: Ann Demeulemeester, with their bold, big brows, and Chloe and Balmain, with looks that are modern and glamourousjust how women want to portray themselves
4. Looks he always loves are brushed-up brows and smudgy smoky eyes– he loves the good walk of shame look!
5. He counts fine art, 40’s and 50’s movies and music icons as his inspiration
5 Accomplishments of Terry:
1. Has worked with fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Gucci
2. Did the makeup for the Just Cavalli show at Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 
3. Has done print work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and i-D magazine
4. Celebrity clientele includes Pamela Anderson, Grace Jones, Mary J. Blige, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell & Dita Von Teese
5. Chosen as a speaker at the 2013 IMATS in London
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