Michelle Boyce, Make Up First Grad, featured in Voyage Chicago
Michelle Boyce Make Up First Voyage Chicago

We’re proud to share Voyage Chicago’s write up on Make Up First® graduate Michelle Boyce! After completing her certification, Michelle has gone on to work fashion shows, bridal events, and created Elle Artistry.

Michelle, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

I have been obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. Even as young as elementary school, I remember begging my mom for my very first eyeshadow one day when we were out running errands. She agreed, and I happily picked out a light purple shade; so 90s. I was the kid who was always wanting to give my friends “makeovers” and the one buying new lip glosses on vacation instead of souvenirs. Makeup has always been my form of art, my hobby, my passion. I grew up practicing on every face I could get my hands on and testing out the latest palettes. Then, one day in high school it suddenly occurred to me that I could do this for a living! I knew with time, I would make this a reality.

I went to college and graduated with my degree in Elementary Education and shortly after completed my Master’s degree. Teaching has allowed me to grow both professionally and as a person. Teaching has taught me countless skills and developed personal attributes that transfer over into the makeup world. It has taught me the discipline required to be a businesswoman and entrepreneur. As a makeup artist, being reliable and professional is everything. Clients depend on you to have great communication skills and to be able to deliver flawless looks under pressure. When I knew I was ready to make my longtime dream a reality, I enrolled in Make Up First School. This school is INCREDIBLE, to say the least. They helped me transform from a self-taught beauty guru to truly an artist. I learned the ins and outs of makeup for theatrical, bridal, media, fashion, etc. I’ve never been more excited to attend class!

Since graduating from Make Up First, I have had experiences I never dreamed of. Whether it be working backstage at fashion shows, applying makeup in the dressing room for former SNL stars or getting to be a part of a bride’s best day of her life. Makeup has brought me so much joy and I can’t wait to see where my journey will take me next!


Read more about Michelle’s journey here!


And don’t forget to check out the great articles spotlighting other Make Up First alums:

Emilie Vukovich

Kasey Surges

Taylor Darcy

Nini Jenkins

Justin Talaga
You Wanted It-We Listened!

our first ever workshop taught in Spanish: Bridal en español!

Make Up First Bridal en Espanol

September 17th, 2018 | 10am-12pm

Join Make Up First™ as we demonstrate a Bridal Makeup Application! This class will focus on bridal techniques; dramatic eyes, bold lashes, as well as a traditional full-face application! Hosted by Paloma Guerard.

Te esperamos en Make Up First. Haremos una demostración de maquillaje de novia! Esta clase estará enfocada en increíbles técnicas de novia; ojos dramáticos, pestañas 3D y muchos tips mas de la maqullista Paloma Guerard. Terminado con un look completo de maquillaje de novia.

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Paloma Guerard

Paloma Guerard is an international makeup artist with more than 13 years of experience.  She trained at Blanche MacDonald Centre, a world-renowned makeup academy in Vancouver, Canada.  She is widely recognized as one of the premier bridal makeup artists in Mexico and has also worked with superstar artists such as Alejandro Fernandez, Diego Torres, Camila, Maná and Eugenia.  Paloma is also the founder of Colombe Makeup School in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Paloma Guerard maquillista internacional con mas de 13 años de experiencia, estudio en la prestigiosa escuela Blanche MacDonald Centre. Paloma Guerard es conocida como una de las mejores maquillistas de novias en México y ha trabajado con artistas como Alejandro Fernandez, Diego Torres, Grupo Camila, Maná y Eugenia Leon, a su vez Paloma es fundadora de la escuela de Maquillaje Colombe localizada en Guadalajara México. 

Catch Make Up First at the Chicago Women's Expo

Make sure to stop by the Make Up First booth at the Chicago Women's Expo September 15th and 16th! We'll be located in the Beauty Pavilion on the Expo floor. Graduates of the program will be giving mini makeovers to attendees, and while you're at our booth, make sure to check out our exclusive products from our Pro Shop! 

Spotlight on SFX Artist Tom Devlin!

Make Up First® is proud to host Tom Devlin for the upcoming Special FX Workshop September 22nd-24th.

Tom has been working professionally as a special makeup effects artist for over 17 years. Through his company 1313FX, Tom has provided creatures and special makeup effects for over 100 feature films, working with many of the actors and directors who inspired his path. 

In 2011, Tom appeared as a contestant on Season One of the SyFy reality series "Face Off". He quickly became a fan favorite with his winning horror villain "Teddy Told Me To", a terrifying take on the teddy bear. In addition to his work in film and television, Tom has created a line of Halloween masks for the Haunted Attractions industry. He sells his creations to some of the most well-known haunts across the country. 

We are excited and honored to have Tom Devlin teach our Special FX workshop.


Check out Tom in action:

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: SEPTEMBER 12TH

End of Summer Looks

Summer is coming to a close, but there's still time to get the most of your end-of-summer looks! Make Up First is here to help. Whether it's a barbecue, outdoor concert, or night out, you can bring these bold looks to any setting. And don't forget to treat your skin to a little R&R after you're all done.

Stilazzi Gel Eyeliner Make Up First

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Borderline Intense Gel Eyeliner

Perfect for a colorful graphic liner or a sizzling smokey eye. Grab this Amethyst color for full end-of-summer flair.


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Bahamas Blush Palette

Complete with mattes and shimmers, this blush palette is the ultimate sunny day go-to. Feeling adventurous? Try it around your eye for extra emphasis.


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MELANIE MILLS HOLLYWOOD
Get It Girl Gleam on the Go

Makeup, moisturizer, and glow all in one that's great for body or face. Highlight, enhance natural skin tones, and create a subtle glow that won't stain, streak, or rub off. 


Bioderma Hydrabio Serum Make Up First

BIODERMA
Hydrabio Serum

A Make Up First Pro Shop favorite. Keep age lines away with your skin's new best friend. This moisturizing serum is the perfect way to repair your face during any season.


ToGoSpa Eyes Make Up First

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Ice Water Eyes

Supercharge your eyes with these nutrient-packed collagen gel pads. These cooling pads are great after stressful days, sleepless nights, and everything in between. Perfect for anyone with a face!


Embryolisse Lait Creme Make Up First

Embryolisse
Lait-Crème Concentrè + Gloss

This 2-in-1 packs a punch: moisturizer for your face and healing gloss for your lips. Ideally sized for anyone on the go and a must have for any purse or pocket.


Halloween: Get ready!

October is a profitable time for makeup artists and knowledge of theatrical makeup is a must.

Don't miss out on our upcoming Advanced Theatrical Course and Special FX Workshop featuring Tom Devlin!


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ADVANCED THEATRICAL

August 27th-30th
9am-1pm

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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Special FX Workshop with Tom Devlin

September 22nd-24th
9am-5pm

Multi-day prosthetic workshop: molding, creating, painting and applying silicone and/or latex prosthetics. This class will be taught by Tom Devlin, Special FX artist and contestant on SyFy's Face Off, Season 1.

Since 2001, Tom's company, 1313FX, has provided makeup effects on over 100 film and television projects. He has created custom masks for some of the biggest haunted attractions in the US, and even appeared as a contestant on season one of the SyFy reality series "Face Off". 

Create and take home your project just in time for Halloween!!

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Upcoming Workshops!

From Mini Mondays to Guest Artist Workshops, August and September are jam packed with all your education wants and needs! 


Celebrity GUEST ARTISTS

 

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ROSHAR

AUGUST 25-26

International celebrity makeup artist, Roshar, demonstrates avant-garde/editorial makeup creations on Day 1.

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


First Day: Lecture and demonstration of two looks.

Second Day: Photoshoot with professional models. Directed by Roshar.

Photographed by Robert Beczarski. Participants will receive all images of their work.


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ROY WOOLEY

SEPTEMBER 22-24

Multi-day prosthetic workshop: molding, creating, painting and applying silicone and/or latex prosthetics. All materials will be provided! This class will be taught by Roy Wooley, Special FX artist and contestant on SyFy's Face Off.


Have you attended one of Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry's Mini Monday Workshops? These workshops are held once to twice a month, 2 hours for just $25...demo-based and always a different topic! Open to both pros and the public. This is eligible for 2 CE Hours under the IL Barber Act.

 

AUGUST 13 - DRAG MAKEUP 

This class will focus on the art of Drag Makeup and the many interpretations of drag styles.
Make Up First® graduate, “Thirsty Alley” demonstrates application techniques to create their avant-garde take on drag makeup!


AUGUST 20 - SOUTH ASIAN BRIDAL MAKEUP

Professional Makeup Artist, Sana Rehman, demonstrates a classic South Asian Bridal Makeup Application!
This class will focus on dramatic eyes, bold lashes, as well as a
traditional full-face application!

Eye Techniques will include:
Cut Crease, Winged Eyeliner, Smokey-Eye, and Full Lashes.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 - INTRO TO PROSTHETICS

This class will focus on theatrical makeup with prosthetic makeup applications!


We hope you can join us! 

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

It's Lollapalooza week here in Chicago! We will be seeing our streets filled with seas of shimmer and glitter on everyone's face and bodies. Check out a NEW product from Inglot to get the look!

 

Introducing Inglot 'Sparkler'
Face, Eyes and Body Highlighters.

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These brilliant, baked 'Sparklers' are for face, eyes and body containing shimmering particles. Illuminates and adds glow to your skin. Perfect for natural makeup or a bold look, depending on the application. 'Sparklers' are available is INTENSE, MEDIUM and SOFT finishes. Try adding Inglot's mutli-tasking product Duraline with any of these for a chrome-like finish!

 


CLICK TO SHOP YOUR FINISH BELOW!

ROSHAR - Portfolio Building Workshop

 

ROSHAR, ROSHAR, ROSHAR! 

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Known for his 'out of the box' avant-garde looks, International Celebrity Makeup Artist, Roshar joins Make Up First® School for the 5th time for his 2 Day Workshop.


August 25-26
10am-5pm

 

On Day 1 ROSHAR will be demonstrating his avant-garde/editorial makeup creations.

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

 

First Day: Lecture and demonstration of two looks.

Second Day: Photoshoot with professional models. Directed by Roshar.

 

Photographed by Robert Beczarski. Participants will receive all images of their work.

 

 

Don't wait... the registration deadline is August 3, 2018 at 11:59pm CST!

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GET TO KNOW OUR GRADS: MACKENZIE "ZEE"
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Mackenzie (“Zee”), a state-licensed cosmetologist, began her makeup career at Sephora as a Color Specialist. After receiving her Certification of Completion from Make Up First School® in 2010, she began to pursue makeup as a full - time freelance artist/ hair stylist.

In the late summer of 2016 she moved to the New York City television market to freelance with the international news channel CNN as well as The Wall Street Journal among others.  However, Zee continues to maintain clients in Chicago as well.

In the last ten years Zee has made her mark in the Chicago/Los Angeles/New York City markets with clients such as Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Orlando Bloom,  Emily Ratajkowski, William Shatner and Charles Barkley.   Zee's work has been featured across multiple forms of media including but not limited to Film/Television (CNN, Netflix, MTV, WGN, TLC) Magazines (TIME, Glamour, Sports Illustrated) Advertisements (Walgreens, State Farm) Fashion  and Red Carpet Events (Oscars, CNN Heroes, NYFW). 

Zee continues to teach our Careers Course, sharing her journey and expertise. 

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Corrective Makeup for lips

The Lips: Shape and Color

The easiest and quickest way to alter a face is to simply apply color and/or texture to the lips.  A great lip color will brighten not only the smile, but also the entire face.   The key to creating a beautiful lip is creating a mouth that contributes to the overall harmony of the other features and shape of the face. Makeup artists can create subtle changes by use of a lip pencil, and a variety of textures to manipulate the shape of the lips.

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The texture of the lip products may be matte, creamy, iridescent, glossy or pearlized. It is best to work with richly pigmented lip products; the makeup artist will have more flexibility; the lips can be kept deeply pigmented, or the lip product can be opaque sheered down, or gently applied on the lips with a dab of the fingertip for a softer effect. In addition, with intensely saturated lip color, there is less chance that the product will move. Layering color will make the lips look fuller and create the impression of depth and volume. In short, the selection of the lip product color and texture, together with the shape defined by the artist, will dramatically alter the appearance of the lips and, therefore, the face.

In various corrective lip techniques, the makeup artist may first choose to use concealer or foundation, and then set with powder, to create a new palette on which to better define the lip shape.

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Full Lips:  In order to deemphasize the full, symmetrical lip, the makeup artist may also choose to use a neutral lip pencil and draw within the lip lines to make the lip look smaller. Conversely, to create full lips, the makeup artist may also choose to use a neutral lip pencil and overdraw the lip lines to make the lip look larger. The use of gloss and/or a bright, heavily saturated lip color will make the lip look more prominent.

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Small Lips: The use of gloss is key in creating the illusion of a larger lip. The makeup artist should first, using a natural-tone lip pencil, draw the lip lines slightly outside of and wider than the natural lip lines until desired fullness is reached Deeply saturated color and harsh lines should be avoided but gloss is recommended to enhance the enhanced lip shape. 

 

 

Thin Lips: Similar to small lips, correction involves drawing just outside of the natural upper and lower lip lines and adding a gloss. The lip pencil should correspond to the lipstick color and be applied symmetrically. Lip products in red, or in light to medium tones may be used to create the illusions of larger lips.

Uneven Lips: The most challenging correction will be on those lips that are not even or symmetrical. In this case, the makeup artist may first wish to cover the lips with foundation and then set with powder. With the use of lip liner, the lips may be redrawn. The artist may first correct whichever side is uneven to match the other side; i.e., draw the even side as is, while the other side will have to be drawn to match.

 

Downturned Lips: In order to give the mouth a “lift”, the makeup artist should avoid sharply defining the outer corners of the lower lip. The lip line can be filled in accordingly, but the focus on the outer corners of the lower lip line should be minimized by even adding concealer and drawing the lower lip line up.

Mature Lips: For the lip line, the lip pencil in a neutral tone is used to draw a cupid bow at the top center of the upper lip. The lines from the bow’s peaks should be drawn naturally curving down. A natural curving line, directly under the Cupid’s bow, should be drawn in order to better define the lower lip line. 

This article may not be reproduced or copied without the express written consent of Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry.

Melt-Free Makeup

It’s sunny, humid, and hot.  Don't want your makeup to melt? There are a few tricks that pro makeup artists use to ensure long-lasting makeup even under the most extreme temperatures!

Use a mattifying product to prevent the skin from looking shiny.  No need for heavy foundation and powder.  Instead, opt for a BB or CC cream with SPF.   You can also use an oil free moisturizer with SPF.  If more coverage is desired, add a light, silicone-based foundation; silicone is melt-proof and water resistant. Since the silicone makeup won’t move, the face will not require any set powder, and the skin will retain its dewy glow.

As for the eye makeup, we all know about waterproof mascaras.  However, now waterproof eyeliners that contain a silicone-derivative so that the makeup won’t fade.   

If there is makeup added to the eyebrows, use a mousse or pomade for staying powder.  

For the lips, using highly pigmented liquid lip product will ensure that the lips will stay intact throughout the hot day.

You may also choose to add an alcohol-based setting spray over your foundation/powder as well.

A recommended list of products, all of which can be found at the Make Up First® Pro Shop:

Mattifying Product: Mehron Touch Up Anti-Shine Gel

Prep: Embryolisse Hydra-Mat (or Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 30, available in-store only), Embryolisse CC Cream (coming soon!), Embryolisse BB Cream (coming soon!), Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation Primer 

Face: FACE atelier Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer (use as a concealer, or sheer it out with your moisturizer for a custom foundation).

Eyes + Brows: INGLOT AMC Gel Eyeliner (available in a variety of colors - perfect for Summer), Anastasia Dipbrow® Pomade

Lips: MODELROCK Liquid to Matte Liquid Lipstick

Seal the deal: Try Cinema Secrets Super Sealer Mattifying Spray, lock in your look with this all-in-one makeup primer and setting spray.  The lightweight anti-shine formula can be used under and/or over makeup to lock powders, liquids, and creams into place.  Perfect for high humidity climates.

For questions on products or upcoming classes, please email info@makeupfirst.com or call Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry 312-621-0801.

FESTIVAL LOOKS!

  new products Perfect for your Festival Look!

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BAHAMAS BLUSH PALETTE

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BARBADOS BLUSH PALETTE

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don't miss out on our next workshop:

MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES: FESTIVAL LOOKS + AIRBRUSH

JULY 9, 2018

10am - 12pm

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Join Make Up First® as we demo Festival Trends! This class will focus on current Summer trends, makeup applications, and more! We will also focus on airbrush techniques!

Advanced Theatrical Is Back!

About the Workshop:

August 27 - 30, 2018

10am - 2pm

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.

 

 

About the Instructor:

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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.

 
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EMBRYOLISSE MEN'S ENERGIZING SHOWER GEL

  A complete soap-free facial-body-hair formula for gentle cleansing. This generous, fresh and delicately fragranced foam is easily rinsed to leave skin toned, soft and moisturized, and hair supple and shiny.

A complete soap-free facial-body-hair formula for gentle cleansing. This generous, fresh and delicately fragranced foam is easily rinsed to leave skin toned, soft and moisturized, and hair supple and shiny.

Consider multi-use products such as  Embryolisse Men’s Energizing Shower Gel,  an all in one, facial-body-hair formula created for gentle cleansing. 

EMBRYOLISSE MEN'S AFTERSHAVE BALM

  In a single step, skin is soothed and moisturized, pores are tightened and redness is removed thanks to its cocktail of natural active ingredients.  An ultra-penetrating gel emulsion with a woody, minty scent leaves the skin supple, soft and energized.

In a single step, skin is soothed and moisturized, pores are tightened and redness is removed thanks to its cocktail of natural active ingredients.  An ultra-penetrating gel emulsion with a woody, minty scent leaves the skin supple, soft and energized.

After facial shaving, be sure to use  Embryolisse Men’s Aftershave Balm, which will  soothe, moisturize, reduce redness, and calm the skin —all in one single step!

FACE TO FACE SUPERMATTE ANTISHINE

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This  product has been uniquely formulated to matte the shine of oily skin. Antishine is great for men's palms, foreheads and balding scalps. 

BIODERMA LIP CONDITIONER

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A repairing, nourishing and soothing treatment that restores dry, chapped lips.  Its highly nourishing active ingredient, Shea butter, biologically repairs and regenerates weakened lips.

BIODERMA MICELLAR WIPES

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The Bioderma Sensibio H2O cleansing dermatological wipes will gently remove any pollution and unwanted debris. 

MARIO BADESCU THE MOISTURE MAGNET SPF 15

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Creamy, antioxidant-enriched formula.
Nourishes, softens, and smooths skin. 

Ideal for:  Combination, Dry, or Sensitive skin.

SHOP ALL PRODUCTS

SOUTH ASIAN BRIDAL WORKSHOP ON MONDAY, JUNE 4TH! NOT TO BE MISSED!

MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES: SOUTH ASIAN BRIDAL MAKEUP

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

10AM - 12PM

We are excited to have Professional Bridal Makeup Artist, Sana Rehman, demonstrates a classic South Asian Bridal Makeup Application! This special Mini Monday Workshop Series class will focus on dramatic eyes, bold lashes, as well as a traditional full-face application!

Eye Techniques will include: Cut Crease, Winged Eyeliner, Smokey-Eye, and Full Lashes.

This workshop is open to the

PUBLIC and only $25! 

 

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WEDDING SEASON: BRIDAL KIT MUST HAVES!

Wedding Season is upon us! As a Professional Makeup Artist, it's your JOB to make sure you are prepared for any situation! To make sure your client's special day goes perfectly as planned, check out our Bridal Kit Must-Haves!

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SANITATION:

  • Jao Sanitizer is the first "upscale" antibacterial is an instant disinfectant and aromatherapy boost all in one. Jao kills germs and freshens hands with ethyl alcohol (less drying) and their very own blend of antiseptic essential oils: Lavendar, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Sage. You can also use Jao under the arms for an instant refresher! A multi-use must for any travel bag or purse!
  • FIRST Sanitizer Effectively cleans, destroys bacteria, and rejuvenates all your cosmetics within seconds! All-natural, certified organic ingredients. Disinfects without destroying the integrity of your cosmetics.
  • Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner is the preferred brush cleaner among professional film and television makeup artists. It is an environmentally safe product that thoroughly and gently cleans synthetic and natural bristles. This unique cleaner dissolves all types of makeup products (powder, liquid, wax-based and adhesive) while conditioning and disinfecting brush hair!

TOUCH UPS:

  • Mario Badescu Lip Wax (available in Make Up First® Pro Shop only).  Keep lips soft, smooth, and hydrated regardless of how many speeches you have to give.  Lightweight, non-greasy, and never sticky in texture;  it's enriched with antioxidant Rose Hip and Vitamin E Oils to nourish dry skin as nutrient-rich Beeswax ensures lasting hydration. 
  • TWEEZERMAN Mini Slant Tweezer for all of your last minute tweezing needs!
  • Cinema Secrets Micro Scissor is the worlds smallest facial trimmer! Use in a pinch for trimming facial hair without cutting, pulling, or irritating skin. You can also use this for pesky threads, shirt tags, etc.!
  • SENNA Brow Gel (Clear) will help tame unruly hairs. Also available in Blonde Shimmer, Golden Brown, Taupe, and Dark Brown, perfect for adding dimension.
  • FIRST by Maqpro HD Powder, translucent pressed setting powder perfect for last minute touch-ups!
  • BeautyBlender® blotterazzi™ pro is an alternative to blotting papers. It is a washable and 100% reusable blotting cushion.  The unique, award-winning material stays “thirsty” and absorbs excess oil while the open cell structure helps to re-texturize makeup, mimicking the appearance of natural skin. The flexible sponge is designed to fit all the contours of the face leaving behind a naturally flawless looking complexion. The chic mirrored compact contains two black cushion blotters for beauty touch-ups on the go.  A vented back and clear, hygienic separator ensures sponge freshness. 
  • Callas Latex-Free Lash Glue is the perfect easy to use, waterproof, latex-free lash glue for false eyelashes. The applicator is perfect for last minute touch-ups!
  • Kevyn Aucoin Matte Lip Color is rich in pigment, this lip color stays bright and luminous all day long... Not only does it leave the creamy formula in a state of fixed color, it won't smudge and wears for hours.
  • ModelRock Liquid to Matte Liquid Lipstick is long-wearing, ultra lightweight and will last for hours. Intense highly-pigmented, sharp colors, with a velvet-like feel to the lips. Wear alone or partner with your favorite lipgloss. 
  • FACE Atelier Lip Glaze Petite features FACE Atelier's best-selling shades in a smaller size that are perfect for the wedding and honeymoon.  Lip Glaze gives a high-shine effect while hydrating and moisturizing your lips. And as per usual for FACE atelier, a little goes a long way!

DON'T FORGET:

  • Skindinavia® Makeup Finishing Spray, kiss-proof, cry-proof and sweat-proof, Skindinavia’s ultra-fine spray is specially designed to resist the effects of excess moisture and helps keep makeup looking flawless. Their award-winning mist controls stress-induced shine and keeps makeup photo-ready for up to 16 hours. Recommended for all skin types!
  • Floss
  • Breathe mints
  • Sewing Kit
  • Lint Roller
  • First-Aide Travel Kit (Band-Aids, Neosporin, Ibuprofen, and Antacids)
  • Nail Polish Remover Wipes
  • Hair Spray, Hair Tie, and Bobbi Pins
  • Static Guard

ORGANIZATION:

  • Stilazzi Set Bag - 109 is made of clear vinyl with nylon trim, the durable bag is ready to perform in any weather condition. Being transparent makes it easy to find what you're looking for from the outside. (Individual Products Not Included. Products Sold Separately.)
  • Vueset Palettes are clear durable palettes designed to work together as a system to help organize, consolidate, and increase efficiency on the job.
  • Monda Beauty Box is made for portability, accessibility, and organizing your kit. It has customizable dividers in the main compartment that are padded and sturdy enough for professional use and travel. 
     

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT US IN CHICAGO!

WHY YOU ASK?  BECAUSE THE THIRD COAST IS THE BEST COAST!

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • First, Make Up First® SCHOOL is located in downtown Chicago!

AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH:

  • Over 52 million people visit Chicago annually.
  • Chicago's nicknames include: The Windy CityCity of Big ShouldersThe Second City, and The City That Works.
  • Chicago's downtown area is known as "The Loop." The nickname refers to the area encircled by the elevated (‘L') train tracks.
  • The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one.
  • There are 5 citywide music festivals, nearly 50 neighborhood music festivals and 35 neighborhood food festivals!
  • Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths!  Lollapalooza will be August 2-5, 2018 in downtown Chicago!
  • Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival. Riot Fest specializes in rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop. Riot Fest will be September 4-16, 2018!
  • The Taste of Chicago is the world's largest food festival! It is held  in Grant Park from July 11-15, 2018!
  •  Chicago has approximately 369 landmarks and 46 historic districts!
  • There are over 5,195 restaurants!
  • More than 250 theaters, 225 music venues and 200 dance companies!
  • Chicago has 56 museums!
  • There are over 700 public art works!
  • Chicago has the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris!
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Visit Make Up First® this Summer! Check out our upcoming workshops and classes below!

Upcoming Courses:

Upcoming Workshops:

 

 

Who, What, Where, When??

Jill’s on her way to Houston

the 2018 Image Expo: May 20-21, 2018

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WHo, what, where, when?

Answer these questions and you may receive a prize!

  1. Who should we bring in for a  guest artist next?
  2. What topics would you like us to add to our Mini Monday Workshop Series? Did you know these workshops are open to the PUBLIC and are eligible for CE hours!
  3. Where should Jill speak next?
  4. When are you planning on coming to Make Up First®?