BRAND SPOTLIGHT: SIGMA®

We've got exciting news (just in time for the holiday season)!  The Make Up First®  Pro Shop is having an exclusive sale starting Monday, December 11th, 2017 on ALL SIGMA® PRODUCTS! 

 

Here's your sneak peak of our SIGMA® Favorites!


BRUSH TOOLS


BRUSHES


SALE: 10% OFF ALL SIGMA® Products

PROMO CODE: SIGMA10

*Sale starts Monday, December 11th, 2017

 

 

HOLIDAY MEET UP/OPEN HOUSE! DECEMBER 7TH!
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Join us for a (FREE) gathering on

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

5pm-8pm

The Pro Shop will be open with end-of-year product deals!

Please feel free to bring a guest, the more the merrier! 

EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY WITH MAKEUP!

Please RSVP to pro@makeupfirst.com with name(s) of all guests attending.

LOCATION: 
100 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60605

You don’t have to wait until Friday! OUR HOLIDAY SEASON’S SALE STARTS NOW
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SIGMA - 2X SIGMA SPA® BRUSH CLEANING GLOVE WITH BONUS SET

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FIRST SANITIZER

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Z PALETTE - MAKE UP FIRST® LARGE Z PALETTE

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SIGNMA - F84 ANGLED KABUKI BRUSH

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MUSTEAV - 10 SHADE LIP CREAM PRO PALETTE

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Z PALETTE - Z POTTER

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KEVYN AUCOIN - THE LIP GLOSS

"BLOODROSES"

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AJ CRIMSON - S + M SULTRY + MATTE LIPSTICK

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EVE PEARL - ESSENTIAL CLEAR MAKEUP BAG

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BECCA - BACKLIGHT TARGETING COLOR CORRECTOR

shop our sale! 10% OFF EVERYTHING* and gifts with purchase!

 use promo code: turkey

*Select brands excluded from sale. All discounts will show up once promo code is applied.

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A LOOK AHEAD - DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES: NYE MAKEUP | DECEMBER 4, 2017 

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Join Make Up First®  as we demo several NYE applications using different products to create bold looks to ring in the New Year!

Our Mini Monday Workshop Series is open to the public.  This workshop is demo only.  Workshop will run from 10am - 12pm.

This course can be used as 2 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

*Makeup by Make Up First® Instructor, Karla Arias

 

INTENSIVE HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS | DECEMBER 9-11, 2017

In this 3-day intensive hairstyling workshop, instructors will focus on the use of multiple hairstyling tools, braiding, backcombing, up-do’s, down do’s and the art of pin curling.

 

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ADVANCED THEATRICAL | December 11-14, 2017

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Students will learn advanced techniques in application of pre-made prosthetics, bald caps; correct technique for laying facial hair and use of SFX products will be taught. Students are asked to bring your basic makeup kit, all theatrical and SFX supplies will be provided.

About the Instructor: Richard Jarvie is a freelance Makeup Artist and Wig Designer with over 30 years of experience in the field. Before embarking on a full-time freelance career, “Rick” worked for the Lyric Opera of Chicago for 28 years—11 of them as Wig Master. Having received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, Rick also trained under the San Francisco Opera Wig and Makeup Training Program. Rick has been involved in opera houses too numerous to mention.

This course can be used as 16 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.



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AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP | DECEMBER 18, 2017

Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor. The students will be taught techniques and be guided in the selection of various airbrush foundations, blushes and contour shades, in order to create the highly sought-after flawless airbrushed face. Equipment is available for use during the one-day, four-hour session, as well as available for purchase. Students should bring brushes from their makeup kits.

This course can be used as 4 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.



TEEN CAMP | DECEMBER 26-29, 2017

These single-session workshops are geared toward student’s ages 13-17. Students have the option of choosing all four sessions or any single session of their choosing.



MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES:

HOW TO: REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP (THE Correct WAY)

Why, you ask?

Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to pollution in the environment, regardless of whether or not you have on makeup.  Over time, the buildup of pollution, free radicals, and makeup can result in clogged pores, acne, skin damage, and even fine lines and wrinkles, due to loss of collagen!

To prevent clogged pores which can lead to acne, you NEED to remove your makeup and wash your face every night. Sure, one night of skipping your routine won't cause irreversible damage, but it could lead to an unwanted pimple or two!

How to remove your makeup: 

Step 1: 

Use a  makeup remover wipe, or  makeup remover, or micellar water and a cotton wipe to rid your face of eyeliner, mascara, liquid lipstick, etc! 

Step 2:

A makeup wipe may take off much of the makeup on the surface of your skin, but will not remove everything.  You will need to use a cleanser or exfoliator to remove unwanted makeup and debris from your pores.  

 

STEP 3:

To balance your skin before you moisturize, use a non-alcohol toner or facial spray based on your skin-type.

 

For acne-prone skin, use a non-alcohol based toner; Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion to soothe and disinfects skin; the Witch Hazel in the cleanser will help to deep clean pores. For stubborn pimples, follow with  spot treatment, such as the award-winning Mario Badescu Dyring Lotion

What about for dry skin?

To hydrate and calm skin, use Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water or Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea. Pro Tip: use either facial spray or moisture spray by Cinema Secrets, as mid-day refresher. 

Step 4:

Follow with a moisturizer and under-eye cream. 

Moisturizes for skin-types:

Normal to Dry:

  • Embryolisse Lait-Creme is a makeup artist cult- favorite!  A rich moisturizing lotion  is really three products in one: use it as a primer, moisturizer, and make-up remover. 

Dry Skin: 

  • Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion is an enriched moisturizing cream that maintains the optimal pH of your skin while protecting it from external forces. The concentrated formula means a little goes a long way.  Pro Tip: apply sparingly with fingertips over the whole face and neck so that only a fine sheen remains on the skin. 
  • Embryoderme is a rich moisturizing and revitalizing cream that helps to regenerate the surface of the skin, making it appear smooth, supple, and well-toned. Its simple, effective formula provides the skin the nutrition and repair it needs and ensures rapid correction of problems associated with very dry skin.  Elastin, collagen, shea butter, Vitamins A, E and F work to intensely to revitalize the skin. It provides the skin with natural nourishing and moisturizing elements to repair it and eliminate all signs of dryness and discomfort. Its rich texture soothes the skin, leaving it supple, soft and smooth.

Oil-Prone:

  • Use Embryolisse Hydra-Mat Emulsion, as it ensures optimal moisturizing and a long lasting matt effect. It absorbs excessive sebum and reduces shininess; the apricot oil naturally tones skin.

Anti-Aging:

  • Embryolisse Anti-Aging Firming Cream combines soluble collagen with hyaluronic acid to visibly firm skin, boost elasticity, tone and reduce wrinkles. Once applied, the nourishing base adds density and softens skin in a matter of seconds. This rich, nourishing, non-greasy formula restores skin’s substance to re-sculpt the facial outline and erase wrinkles.

Under-Eye Cream:

  • Embryolisse Smooting Eye Contour Treatment presents a non-greasy eye treatment that has been specially formulated for the fragile area around the eyes. Rich in active ingredients, this multi-purpose product acts to improve skin tone, firm skin, and reduce the appearance of small wrinkles and crow's feet.

Don't forget:

Your lips! To rid your lips of chapped skin or stubborn liquid lipstick, exfoliate with ModelRock Lip Scrub or Cinema Secrets Lip Scrub . Follow with a lip salve, such as Rosebud

Your body and hands! Embryolisse Nourishing Hand Cream contains a combination of natural shea butter and wheatgerm oil to give very dry, damaged hands a smooth, plumper appearance, leaving skin feeling comfortable and soft to the touch!

Once or twice A Week:

Exfoliate! Products such as Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Botanical Exfoliating Scrub are designed to dissolve dead skin cells and refresh complexion. Induldge using a treatment mask, available for all skin types and skin concerns; Musteav Masks are antioxident and vitamin-infused to target and combat skin concerns. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

ROSHAR WORKSHOP: NOVEMBER 19-20, 2017

*REGISTRATION FOR ROSHAR CLOSES NOVEMBER 5TH! SIGN UP NOW!

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International celebrity makeup artist, Roshar, WILL demonstrate avant-garde/editorial makeup creations on Day 1, NOVEMBER 19th. 

On Day 2, NOVEMBER 20th, Roshar will be on-site, directing the attendees’ photoshoot with Chicago professional photographer, Robert Beczarski.  

*Students are required to take Day 1 in order to participate in Day 2; or may take Day 1 alone.

  • Day 1 ($400) Lecture and demonstration of two looks.
  • Day 2 ($750) Photoshoot with professional models. Directed by Roshar.
  • Photographed by Robert Beczarski.  Participants will receive all images of their work.
  • Portfolio building
  • *REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 5th, 2017.
 
 

INTENSIVE HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS: DECEMBER 9-11, 2017

In this 3-day intensive hairstyling workshop, instructors will focus on the use of multiple hairstyling tools, braiding, backcombing, up-do’s, down do’s and the art of pin curling.

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MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES:

BE READY FOR HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is right around the corner! At a loss for what to be? Don't stress, OUR PRO SHOP has this season's most popular looks - Just for you!

Look #1 - Pennywise from 'IT'

Master this look with white, red, and black cream or water-based theatrical paint.  To create depth, we recommend adding black shadow around the eyes for a smokey effect. For added intensity, purchase stage blood  to around the mouth, available in liquid and coagulated. 

Images courtesy of WCIU Chicago. Make Up First® created these looks using Mehron products. These looks were created by Make Up First® Instructors, Karla Arias and Rachael Heimbuch. Shop all Mehron products here.

Look #2 - Mermaid

Go glam or gory with this look. Add texture with FIRST® by Make Up First (Maqpro) loose pigments. To create a hook wound, use liquid latex, Mehron 3D gel, and spirit gum to create a raised texture.  Add cream paint and stage blood and voila!

Look created by Make Up First® Graduate,  Arlene Orlando-Smith for our WGN 9 Chicago Morning News segment "Around Town - Halloween Makeup Tips" that aired Monday. Catch the clips here!

Look #3 - Half Skeleton/ Half Melting Face

To create this look, use Mehron cream cups, available in black and white to create your skull. Set with Mehron Colorset Powder to keep your cream paint from melting! To bump up the look, add black shadow to make the hollows of your eyes pop! Create your melting face with Mehron 3D gel

Look #4 - Sparkling Skeleton

Want more glitz? Dress up your skull with glitter and gems.  *Use eyelash glue to adhere your gems. Callas Lash glue is latex-free and has a wand/brush applicator for easy use! Make Up First® instructor, Karla, created this look for our Fox 32 Chicago News segment that aired earlier this week! See it here!

Look #5 - Baywatch Inspired with a twist!

For this look, create an open-wound with liquid latex, spirit gum, and ripped cotton/tissues! For a jagged effect; use additional liquid latex and rip the edges.  Follow this step by painting the wound with a  bruise wheel to create dimension. Finish with stage blood

These looks were created by  Make Up First® Graduate, Domonique Guerzon and Instructor, Molly Wierczbicki for our WGN segment "Around Town - Halloween Makeup Tips" that aired Monday.  Catch the clips here!

All products mentioned are available in our Pro Shop.  Shop your favorites in-store or online! The Make Up First® Pro Shop is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  Need to shop at a different time? Call us to arrange an appointment, 312-621-0801! 

ROSHAR WORKSHOP!

JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING ROSHAR WORKSHOP ON November 19–20, 2017




 
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International celebrity makeup artist, Roshar, WILL demonstrate avant-garde/editorial makeup creations on Day 1, NOVEMBER 19th. 

On Day 2, NOVEMBER 20th, Roshar will be on-site, directing the attendees’ photoshoot with Chicago professional photographer, Robert Beczarski.  

*Students are required to take Day 1 in order to participate in Day 2; or may take Day 1 alone.

  • Day 1 ($400) Lecture and demonstration of two looks.
  • Day 2 ($750) Photoshoot with professional models. Directed by Roshar.
  • Photographed by Robert Beczarski.  Participants will receive all images of their work.
  • Portfolio building
  • *REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 5th, 2017.

More about our Photographer:  Robert Bechzarski is a Chicago based, internationally published, freelance photographer.  Robert has been photographing for few decades. He started in his early teenage years in Poland.  In the early 90's he moved to the United States and started working in digital photography.  Robert has been published nationally and internationally and worked with many clients across the world.

 
 
Photographer:  Robert Bechzarski 

Photographer:  Robert Bechzarski 

*REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 5th, 2017.

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Torie Conn
Extending your Summer Glow

Let’s face it!  Every year, we mourn the end of the warm, sunny days of summer.  We love the feel of the sun and the natural “healthy” glow it creates.  Everyone loves to have a face that radiates health and confidence. Fear not!  At Make Up First ® Pro Shop, we can create the illusion of a never-ending summer.

Recreate the illusion of summer-kissed skin with the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing VeilThis versatile bronzing powder contains two sections; in one section, the gold and copper micro-milled crystal pigments highlight; in the other, the warm matte bronzer sculpts and defines, as well as further provides a golden, flawless finish. 

The Kevyn Aucoin Matte Bronzing Veil is an ultra-fine powder with a velvety texture that adds a bronzing glow to the skin.  This multipurpose powder can be used for bronzing, highlighting, and sculpting.  Gradated shades allow versatility for use on face and eyes. Formulated with nylon to promote "slip" for perfect, flawless application.

BECCA Luminous Body Perfecting Mousse is an air-whipped cream-to-powder formula that adds warmth and luminosity with a soft-focused finish. The versatile formula contains crushed pearls to smooth, prime, and perfect the complexion, creating a beautiful subtle lit-from-within complexion.  Oil-free and lightweight, this formula melts into the skin for a naturally luminous finish that lasts all day.  Wear it alone, under or even over foundation to create your “summer glow.” (ON SALE NOW!)

For an instant all-over-glow, try Melanie Mills' coveted product,  Gleam Body Radiance. Gleam Body Radiance is a revolutionary all in one make up, moisturizer & glow for body and face!  Transfer resistant, won't stain skin, and non-streaking! Melanie Mills originally created and developed this product while she was the Lead Makeup Artist on Dancing With The Stars! 

For an added radiance, use INGLOT Sparkling Dust.  Available in multiple shades, this product flatters every skin tone and type.  Apply with a dry brush for sheer color and subtle shimmer.; or apply with a wet brush to deepen color and impact.

ROY WOOLEY RE-CAP!

Make Up First® was thrilled to host Roy Wooley for a 5th year in a row!! Our students did an incredible job creating creatures, ghouls, and more!

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More about Roy:

Roy Wooley began his journey into the world of movie monsters after seeing “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” at a very young age.  After being inspired, every Halloween was spent improvising costumes to create his favorite monsters. The rest of the time was spent drawing and airbrushing pictures of monsters.  In 2012 Roy appeared as a contestant on Syfy’s number one reality show “Face Off” where he received the title “King of Fabrication” after creating some of season 3’s most memorable creations. In 2013 Roy returned to “Face Off” for season 5 “Vets vs Rookies” where he made it to the “Final Three”.  Today when Roy is not working on set he continues making masks, prosthetics and props for the haunted house industry, instructing others who have the desire to make monsters at conventions and workshops, creating make-ups for low budget films, building custom props and costumes, and airbrush body art for fashion shows, parties and print.  We are proud to include Roy Wooley as one of our instructors at Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry, Chicago's ultimate makeup artistry Vocational School!

Want to learn more? Halloween is right around the corner!

Sign up for our upcoming Mini Monday Workshop: Character Makeup held on this Monday, October 9th at 10am - 1pm!

Watch as we will demo the latest character trends!  Open to the public. 

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MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES: CHARACTER MAKEUP

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH @ 10AM - 12PM

THEATRICAL MAKEUP: PRODUCT BREAKDOWN

 

Types of Theatrical Makeup:

CREAM-BASED: Cream makeup is usually made with mineral oil, and sometimes referred to as "grease-paints" for their texture and finish.  These products are ideal for long-wear.  Try Mehron's Blend™ Stick Makeup.  It is a highly pigmented, refined cream makeup in a convenient ultra-portable stick.  The sticks offer a full coverage creamy formula developed to withstand the utmost in extreme performance conditions including Broadway’s hot stage lights.  *When working with cream-based products, you must set your creams with powder, such as Mehron Colorset Powder, available here

WATER-BASED: Water-based makeup is an oil-free product that needs to be mixed with water to activate, generally with a sponge or brush.  When using this product, you have to treat it like a water-color paint. The more water you use, the more sheer the product becomes, whereas the less water, the more opaque. Try Mehron's Paradise Makeup AQ™, a semi-soft, vitamin enriched water- activated makeup that provides incredible color depth and controlled coverage.  

POWDER-BASED:  Powder-based makeup can also be referred to as, "Cake" or "Pancake" makeup, which is a highly-pigmented, pressed powder that can be used either wet or dry.  Powder-based makeup transforms imagination into reality.   The full coverage formula will withstand the utmost in extreme performance conditions.  Mehron StarBlend™ is available here.

ALCOHOL- BASED: In order to work, Alcohol-based makeup must be activated by 99% alcohol. Similar to water-based makeup, you can sheer your product out, or use less alcohol to create a more opaque finish.  TEMPTU Dura Pro Palettes are triple poured with Temptu’s Dura liquid formula, an industry favorite for body art, prosthetics, and special effects makeup for over 25 years. Developed to withstand even the most extreme conditions, these concentrated pigments are ideal for creating a variety of effects. 

WAX-BASED: For a hypo-allergenic option, wax-based creams are buildable, versatile and long-wearing.  Try our Limited Edition FIRST By Make Up First® (MAQPRO) Theatrical Fantasy Palette! It is perfect for creating multiple looks from glam to gastly.  Since the Fantasy Palette is wax-based, it works well with all other FIRST by Make Up First® wax Palettes.  We recommend using the FIRST by Make Up First® The Mixer, a four-in-one product:  The Mixer, which also contains wax, is a primer, moisturizer, cleanser and the best product to sheer the wax palettes to a desired intensity.

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Mascara and Lashes for Corrective Eye Shapes!

General Rules:  With mascara do your bottom lashes first.  With top lashes, wiggle the mascara wand from root to tip.  Coat under and over lashes.  Turn wand vertically to flick out outer corners.

1.     Close set eyes:  Build drama (thickness and length) at outer corners of eyes.

Jennifer Aniston. For lashes, try MODELROCK + ROSHAR Lash Art #07, or MONDA D-Wispy to create the illusion of pulling the eyes apart. 

Jennifer Aniston. For lashes, try MODELROCK + ROSHAR Lash Art #07, or MONDA D-Wispy to create the illusion of pulling the eyes apart. 

2.     Wide set eyes: Full fan of mascara from corner to corner, with more concentration on the center.

Uma Thurman. Try Kevyn Aucoin - The Lash Collection in "The Ingenue", shown above. 

Uma Thurman. Try Kevyn Aucoin - The Lash Collection in "The Ingenue", shown above. 

3.     Monolid eyes: Key is curling lashes so they can be seen above lash line.  Use delicate, lengthening mascara/lashes (and lower lashes).

Actress unknown. For monolid, hooded, and deep set eyes, try the Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler.  For extra curl, use Kevyn Aucoin - The Curling Mascara.

Actress unknown. For monolid, hooded, and deep set eyes, try the Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler.  For extra curl, use Kevyn Aucoin - The Curling Mascara.

4.     Hooded eyes: Curl lashes and use a more volumizing mascara up at the center to add more height and help create a more rounded shape – waterproof mascara recommended. 

Solange Knowles.  Use Kevyn Aucoin - The Volume Mascara with lashes that are fuller in the center; Monda lashes in #213.

Solange Knowles.  Use Kevyn Aucoin - The Volume Mascara with lashes that are fuller in the center; Monda lashes in #213.

5.     Deep set eyes: Shadows should be kept light and mascara feathery, in all directions (Blake Lively; Taylor Swift).

Blake Lively. For feathery lashes that add drama, try MODELROCK "SMOKEY VELVET" Lashes. Also available in a 5-pack, here.

Blake Lively. For feathery lashes that add drama, try MODELROCK "SMOKEY VELVET" Lashes. Also available in a 5-pack, here.

6.     Protruding eyes: Minimize lashes – curl to emphasize height rather than protrusion.

Nicole Richie. Kevyn Aucoin - Eyelash Curler, shown above.

Nicole Richie. Kevyn Aucoin - Eyelash Curler, shown above.

7.     Upturned eyes: Further exaggerate by concentrating mascara on outer corners.

8.     Downturned eyes: Curl lashes up, especially at the center, and avoid mascara on the lower lash line.

Katie Holmes. Tweezerman Classic Eyelash Curler

Katie Holmes. Tweezerman Classic Eyelash Curler

9.     Almond eyes: Full fan of lashes both top and bottom – anything goes!

Don't forget your other tools! From Left to Right: Callas Lash Adhesive (Latex-Free), available in clear and black.  Tweezerman No Mess Mascara Guard, Myrabelle Mascara Shield, Bdellium Studio 729 Duet Fiber Bent Fan Brush

This writing is owned by Make Up First, LLC, and cannot be copied or otherwise reproduced without written permission of the owner.

 

 

"IT" is here! SFX Makeup Classes and More!
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IT is that time of year again! Halloween is right around the corner.  Stock up on your SFX Makeup and continue your education here

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Our next SFX Class is in our MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES. We will kick off the Halloween season with our mini workshop, CUTS, SCARS AND BRUISES offered next Monday, September 18th from 10am - 12pm.

*This course can be used as 2 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

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SFX WORKSHOP WITH

 ROY WOOLEY

We are excited to host Roy Wooley of SyFy's FACE OFF for the third year in a row! He will join us from September 30-October 2, 2017 for a Multi-day prosthetic workshop: molding, creating, painting and applying silicone and/or latex prosthetics. This class will be taught by Roy Wooley, Special FX artist and contestant on SyFy's Face Off. 

BRIDAL WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 11th!
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The Bridal Makeup Workshop teaches students how to apply makeup so as to create the elegant, polished bride and wedding party.  Students will also learn the “business” of bridal makeup.

Need CE Hours?  This course can be used as 5 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

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Torie Conn
Announcing...Make Up First® Pro!

Calling All Professional makeup artists...  Now, industry and working professionals will be able to shop our site and receive special discounts on over 55+ brands!

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About Make Up First® PRO

Make Up First® PRO is a discount program for working industry professionals.

Members will enjoy PRO exclusive pricing and offers on our over 50 brands carried at the Pro Shop. Also included; monthly newsletters and giveaways all at no cost.

Joining is easy! First, you need to create an account with us: https://shop.makeupfirst.com/account/register

Below is a list of the following documentation acceptable for approval. If you have any questions, please email pro@makeupfirst.com

Two of the below documents are required along with your Government issued photo ID:

  • Makeup artistry school certificate from a recognized makeup school*

  • Current cosmetology or esthetician license

  • Call sheet (with name credit for paid print, film or video job- dated with in the last 12 months)

  • Tear sheet (with name credit for paid print, film or video job- dated with in the last 12 months)

  • Business website (with portfolio and services)

  • IMBD Web Link

  • Union Card (with name printed on it)

*Please note that makeup artistry school must be active with website provided. Short-term courses/seminar certificates are not accepted. Certification course must be 80+ hours to qualify.

**Social media, such as Instagram pages, will not serve as a substitute for a business website.
 

SCAN AND EMAIL ALL DOCUMENTS TO PRO@MAKEUPFIRST.COM

Torie Conn
Invest in your FUTURE!

In recent years, makeup artistry has become a very popular, albeit highly competitive, field.  In order to better compete with social media influencers, individuals  are choosing formal makeup training to best jump-start their training and careers.  In addition, even working, highly-skilled makeup artists , in order to stay competitive, continue to pursue advanced formal education.

At Make Up First® School, we strive to deliver the best education possible; the students are well-prepared to pursue makeup artistry as a viable career.  In addition to the basic makeup courses, the School ensures that the students are well-educated in hygiene and sanitation. Students are taught by qualified, working artists, from Chicago, the advanced students/attendees  are able to meet and study with important artists and photographers from New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and beyond. By attending the School Make Up First® students are not only highly trained, but are more likely than not, to find success in this highly competitive industry.  

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MAKE UP FIRST® FAQ'S

HOW MANY CLASSES DO I NEED TO TAKE TO GET CERTIFIED? WHAT DOES THE CERTIFICATION MEAN?

There are 8 courses that are State-Required: Basic I; Basic II; Media- HD; Media- Runway, Editorial, and Fashion; Theatrical Makeup A; Theatrical Makeup B; Clinical Makeup; and Careers In Makeup Artistry.   The State has also approved our Advanced Certificate Program, which is well-suited for the more experienced makeup artist.   The Certifications represent that the artist has been successfully trained by a vocational school, approved by the Illinois Department of Higher Education.  

HOW LONG ARE YOUR COURSES? WHAT IF I CAN'T TAKE THE COURSES CONSECUTIVELY?

Courses are 1-2 weeks long, Monday-Thursday, and are typically offered morning, afternoon, and evening.  Students may elect to take the 8 courses either within one session, or over several sessions, within a  2 year period. Download the consumer disclosure information here.

DO I NEED TO GO TO A COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL OR ESTHETICS SCHOOL BEFORE ENROLLING AT MAKE UP FIRST ® SCHOOL?

No!  This is a common misunderstanding!  Other than to work in a salon or medi-spa setting, there is no requirement that makeup artists in Illinois (and most other states) be licensed. There is no prerequisite for enrollment at the School, other than that the student be at least 18 years or older and have a high-school diploma or GED equivalent.  In addition, Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act; most of the School's courses and workshops (open to the public) are eligible for CE hours. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

DO YOU OFFER JOB PLACEMENT?

In the Careers Course, we provide necessary information and guidance for starting a career in makeup artistry. Students continue to network with the makeup artist community by staying connected with Make Up First®.  Temporary, as well as permanent jobs, are received by the School and offered to the graduates through our agency, Artists by Make Up First, LLC.

WHAT OTHER COURSES AND WORKSHOPS DO YOU OFFER?

In addition to the Certification Program, we also offer many workshops, all of which are open to the public:   Airbrush MakeupBridal MakeupAdvanced Media Makeup; Advanced Theatrical Makeup; Special Effects; Basic and Advanced Hairstyling for Makeup Artists;  and Introduction to Wig making. The School also offers a "Mini Monday" workshop each month as well as other special events,  posted on the website as well as our social media.   Download the Consumer Disclosure Information here.

IS THERE A MAKEUP KIT?

There is a  Makeup Kit; the Kit is required for use in the Certification Program.  Make Up First® is both a M.A.C. Pro Student Discount eligible School, as well as a Make Up For Ever Pro Student Discount eligible School.   Student discount paperwork, for both companies, is provided to the student upon registration. 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ENROOL NOW!

Our next Certification Program begins September 5th! 

BACK TO SCHOOL -- SO SOON?!

School IS ALMOST BACK IN SESSION! WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED WITH MAKEUP 101.

Your eyes may feel strained from your studies.  For eyes, it is important to moisturize and hydrate. Prime and color correct your dark circles before you apply concealer and foundation.  Don't forget to set your under-eye cream products with powder!                                                                 

You can still look glam while you study. While we LOVE liquid lipsticks for their longevity don’t let the matte lip trend leave your lips dry! Prep your lips with a lip scrub and follow with rosebud to keep lips smooth and hydrated. 

Need a boost?  Instead of caffeine, reach for an instant refresher with the Cinema Secrets Moisture Spray.  It's formulated to lock in moisture with glycerin and sodium PCA, while aloe vera and green leaf calm and soothe, improving the skin's overall appearance. This mist brings an immediate surge of moisture and glow to your skin!  

Finally, make sure to cleanse your skin every night to rid your face of makeup and debris!  We recommend a treatment cream rich in vitamin E to help prevent wrinkles.  Fragile skin around the eyes and lips are reinforced, firmed, toned and elastin is built up once again. Fine lines are erased and deeper wrinkles are diminished. *Not just for mature skin! Don't forget to use treatment masks; the MustaeV Joy Mask contains soothing extracts that evens the skin tone and improve the overall clarity.  Supercharged with a brightening solution to help alleviate and improve the appearance of dark spots and freckles. Use once or twice a week!

We want you! 

Our Fall Certification Program Starts Soon! Basic I starts September 5th! What are you waiting for?

Or to learn more about makeup, sign up for our upcoming courses and workshop!

 

 

 

4 Days...2 ADVANCED COURSES 8/21 - 8/24!

Join us at Make Up First®! On August 21st - 24th, 2017 we will have both Advanced Theatrical and Advanced Media courses available. 


ADVANCED THEATRICAL- 9:00am-1:00pm
ADVANCED MEDIA- 2:00pm-5:00pm

*Option to take one course, or both!

 

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ADVANCED THEATRICAL

Students will learn advanced techniques in application of pre-made prosthetics, bald caps; correct technique for laying facial hair and use of spfx products will be taught. Students are asked to bring your basic makeup kit, all theatrical and spfx supplies will be provided.

This course can be used as 16 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

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ADVANCED MEDIA

Students will continue with advanced methods, techniques and applications suitable for each media format. In-depth emphasis will be placed on contour and corrective makeup techniques necessary to create the desired image for the camera. Students will further their media training in editorial, runway and fashion makeup. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to learn creative freestyle makeup.

This course can be used as 12 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

GO ON...GET YOUR GLOW ON!
Image and content courtesy of BECCA COSMETICS , Makeup by Make Up First® Graduate, Hayley Kassel!

Image and content courtesy of BECCA COSMETICS , Makeup by Make Up First® Graduate, Hayley Kassel!

Did you know? The makeup ARTIST FOR THE BECCA AD CAMPAIGN IS A Make Up First® Graduate, Hayley Kassel

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter

SKIN THAT GLOWS FROM INSIDE OUT: Try BECCA's Backlight Priming Filter. It preps skin with a warm radiant glow. This lightweight, whipped fluid is infused with three unique Filtering Luminescent Pearls that create a smooth canvas and instant filter to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

BRIGHT AND AWAKENED EYES: Use BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector, it instantly eliminates under eye darkness. This rich, luminescent cream won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles as it preps skin for a smooth, even concealer coverage.  A creamy, brightening corrector that completely eradicates under eye darkness.

Image and content courtesy of BECCA COSMETICS. Makeup by Make Up First® Graduate, Haley Kassel!

Image and content courtesy of BECCA COSMETICS. Makeup by Make Up First® Graduate, Haley Kassel!

BECCA ULTIMATE COVERAGE COMPLEXION CREME

SMOOTH OUT IMPERFECTIONS:  BECCA's Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme is a long-wearing & surprisingly lightweight full coverage foundation. Conceal imperfections, redness, hyper-pigmentation, and uneven texture with this weightless liquid foundation. Ideal for any skin type, it is formulated with a balance of 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water, which work in synergy to completely soften the appearance of blemishes and uneven texture. 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter

CREATE HIGH-SHINE: BECCA's best-selling creamy highlighter powder is sure to light up the features you love with a high-shine finish. Like a spotlight for the skin, Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed highlighter lights up your favorite features with an ultra-reflective shine. The iconic formula is enriched with ultra-fine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect and refract light to amplify your natural radiance. The multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. And unlike traditional pressed powders, this one-of-a-kind formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies like seamless silk and never cakes. The result is a high-shine, elegant finish that doesn’t look glittery.