ELEVATE YOUR ARTISTRY

 

            ADD AIRBRUSH TO YOUR MENU OF SERVICES & INCREASE YOUR EARNINGS!

  • “You need to spend money to make money.”
  • Your cost of the compressor, foundations, may be tax deductible expenditures.
  • You will book more brides; in fact, brides will often hire only those makeup artists who are skilled at airbrush makeup.
  • You will be able to work more quickly, thereby completing more faces and increasing your earnings.
  • You will be able to charge extra for your airbrush services; you will also be able to charge extra if/when you are able to camouflage tattoos using alcohol-based airbrush products.

 

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    Award Glam Guide: Sweet with pink, or bold with blue!

    Get the looks with our Pro Shop® picks!


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    LADY GAGA

    Lady Gaga, The Grammy's 2018

    Lady Gaga, The Grammy's 2018

     
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    ANGELINA JOLIE

    Angelina Jolie, The Golden Globes 2018

    Angelina Jolie, The Golden Globes 2018

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    ISSA RAE

    Issa Rae, The Golden Globes 2018

    Issa Rae, The Golden Globes 2018

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    JESSICA CHASTAIN

    LAURA DERN

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    Jessica Chastain, The Grammy's 2018

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    JESSICA BIEL

    Jessica Biel, The Grammy's 2018

    Jessica Biel, The Grammy's 2018

    Laura Dern, The Golden Globes 2018

    Laura Dern, The Golden Globes 2018

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    HAILEE STEINFELD

    JANELLE MONAE

    GET THE LOOK:

    Hailee Steinfeld, The Grammy's 2018

    Hailee Steinfeld, The Grammy's 2018

     
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    Camouflage Makeup for Severe Skin Discolorations

    Camouflage makeup is used to even skin tone, compensate for hair loss, and, particularly in the case of burn survivors, redefine features.  The makeup artist may be hired for a one-time application; for example, for the camouflage of a bride’s tattoo on her wedding day.  On the other hand, individuals with skin conditions, such as vitiligo, melasma and hyper-pigmentation, may come to the makeup artist on a regular basis to learn how they themselves can best apply their makeup.

    Camouflage makeup can be very rewarding.  When a makeup artist is able to color-correct the skin, and the result successfully mimics “real” skin, the client’s confidence is immediately boosted. Camouflage makeup can also be extremely frustrating. In the case of uneven skin texture, the makeup artist will only be able to color correct, but will not be able to even out the texture of the severely affected skin, and the result will fall short of looking like “real” skin.   In the case of textured skin, both the client and the makeup artist must be realistic and lower their expectations.

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    Image courtesy  of Lauren Elyse @laur_elyse

    Important Considerations:

    • Excellent sanitation practices are an even greater consideration than usual; the last thing we want to do is to make the client’s condition worse by cross-contamination.
    • The foundations selected should be opaque.
    • The makeup should be durable and long-lasting; however, in no case should any alcohol-based products be used on skin grafts.
    • There should be no need to use more than two foundation colors, and both should be found within the same product line.
    • Finally, the client’s dexterity is also a consideration: in the case of burn survivors, the hands/arms may be constricted, making it difficult for the client to finesse the makeup application.

     Foundation Selection

    Foundation for the Surrounding Skin: Regardless of the reason for or area to be camouflaged, the first thing that the makeup artist should do is find, and set aside, the foundation color or colors that will match the skin surrounding the affected area.

    Skin Prep: To the extent possible, the skin should be moisturized and hydrated.  Silicone primers, which provide “slip”, will work well with foundations that are silicone or wax-based.  If there is some silicone in a crème-based foundation, by using a silicone primer, the foundation will also work to make the skin look more life-like. 

    Color Theory: Assess the undertone/value/color of the affected skin when working to camouflage bruises, birthmarks, and tattoos.  Sparingly apply thin color corrector foundation to cancel the discoloration.   Examples:  unresolved scar tissue and skin grafts are usually red, therefore green will help cancel the red.  If the affected area looks sallow (yellow, green), then lavender and pinks will be a good choice.  For sallow, deep complexions, orange in the correct value, will work to diffuse the affected area.  After the completion of color correction, apply the foundation product that matches the surrounding skin tone and cover-powder-cover-powder.

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    Product Camouflage: In their makeup kits, makeup artists should have a wide color selection of opaque, camouflage products, to ensure that all skin tones can be camouflaged. As stated above, the goal is to find no more than two shades to successfully camouflage the discoloration and/or the surrounding skin.  Sometimes “moles” are added to make the area look more realistic.

    Product Consistency:  Try to use the most lightweight camouflage makeup possible, in an effort, to create a more natural look.

    Product Durability: Set Powder, either in various pigmented shades, or translucent, is highly recommended (unless the skin is severely dry) to create a water-resistant finish.   When satisfied that the area is successfully camouflaged, and following the powder application, the artist may wish to lightly spritz ionized water to “bring back” the look of skin. If the client seeks a waterproof finish, such as on the hands, following the last layer of set powder, the artist can spray the area with an alcohol-based setting spray – However, alcohol products should never be used on skin grafts.

    Brows: Loss of hair may be due to alopecia, chemotherapy or other reasons.  The artist must use a waterproof, durable makeup product, together with a small brush to draw individual hairs; some artists also find that using stencils is helpful. False brows, using human hair, can be custom-made and then applied to the brow bone with medical surgical glue, such as pros aide.

     

    Eyes: The makeup artist may need to apply the principles of highlight and contour to redefine a natural shape to the eyes.

    • For durability, it is important to first prime the eyelids before adding any powders. 
    • On uneven, textured eyelids, the artist should always avoid adding more textures, such as shimmer, frost, and glitter.
    • If the client seeks lashes, the artist can usually add false lashes, using latex-free glue.

    Lips: First, to recreate symmetry and balance, the makeup artist should use a long- wearing, silicone-based lip pencil, followed by a long-lasting liquid lip product that will not dry out the lips.

    • If lipstick is applied following the lip pencil application, the makeup artist should set the lipstick with a setting powder through a one-ply tissue, this can be repeated up to two times or more.
    • It is advisable to avoid the use of bright, heavily saturated color; instead the artist may wish to apply a more neutral tone.
    • Men should typically avoid any lip color, with the exception, if necessary, of a brown pencil to redefine the border of the mouth.

    Male Facial Hair: Men can find false beards/mustaches to recreate facial hair; they can also use a stipple sponge with a cream, followed by powder and spray, to create beard stubble, or to recreate the look of hair on their fingers.

    Other Considerations:

    1. Use alcohol to clean a stainless-steel palette knife and palette.

    2. Before using any products, be sure to spray products with a sanitizing spray, such as FIRST Sanitizer.

    3.Prep the skin by cleaning and moisturizing according to skin type.

    4. Use a silicone based primer.

    5. Using the stainless-steel palette knife and palette, select a color that will match the undertone of the skin, then set that color aside. If the color cannot be found, two colors may need to be mixed. Next, select another cream color or colors, if necessary, to color correct or diffuse the discoloration.

    6. Apply the camouflage cream, using a soft, latex-free sponge.  Starting in the middle of the area and blend out the edges; make sure to apply the cream that matches the undertone both over and around the scar.

    7. Liberal use of the powder, either clear translucent or with some pigment, is necessary – brush away excess and then add more camouflage cream; repeat the entire process two or three times.

    8. To achieve a more natural look, “moles”, “freckles”, or hair follicles can be painted on the camouflaged area with either a brush or stipple sponge.

    9. To bring “life” back to the camouflaged skin, apply a sheer spray of ionized water

    10. If the hands or neck is the area to be camouflaged, and must be waterproofed, apply a sheer spray of an alcohol-based spray, except in the cases where the skin is grafted.

    11. For pitted scarring on small areas, a topical silicone product, such as Dermaflage, may be used.

    12. Avoid the use of blush over the camouflaged area. The blush will bring back the color that the artist/client was trying to camouflage.

    13. If the client is willing and able, airbrush makeup is a quick and effective way to camouflage skin discolorations and tattoos.

    Product Removal: Apply a liberal amount of cleansing cream (Cerave, or Cetaphil are inexpensive options) on the entire area.  Wipe off the makeup/cleansing cream with a non-irritating moistened cotton square or non-scented baby wipe.  For the eyes and lips, a gentle makeup remover, such as a micellar water is recommended.

    Sources:

    • Clinical Cosmetology:  A Medical Approach to Esthetics Procedures, Victoria Rayner (1993)
    • Milady Standard Makeup, Michelle D’Allaird (2003)

    This writing is created for and owned by Make Up First, LLC, and cannot be copied or otherwise duplicated without express written consent of the owner.

    WINTER SKIN TIPS!

    GET READY INDOORS BEFORE YOU GO OUTDOORS! 

    Tip 1: Prep your face with moisturizer!

    Hydrate according to skin type.  For added hydration and protection, layer your moisturizer with a serum.  

    • For Dry Skin, add serum under a thicker formulation moisturizer. 
    • For Oily Skin, use an oil-free serum and oil-free moisturizer.
    • For Combination Skin, try oil free products on the T-Zone and thicker moisturizer on the cheeks. 
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    Tip 2: Use Primer.

    Primers may be used under makeup or alone to even out surface texture and fill in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to protect against, dry, cold windy wintery air! 

     
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    Tip 3: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate! 

    Exfoliate your body, face, and don't forget your lips! We recommend using face scrub 2-3 times a week. For chapped lips, be sure to exfoliate, followed by using a lip moisturizing product, like Rosebud Salve.

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    Mario badescu BOTANICAL EXFOLIATING SCRUB

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    CINEMA SECRETS LIP SCRUB

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    MODELROCK LIP SCRUB 2 IN 1 FORMULA WITH LONG-WEAR LIPSTICK REMOVER

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    Tip 4: Use Finishing Spray. 

    To add longevity to your makeup, make sure you spritz your face with a  Finishing Spray.

     
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    THE MAKEUP FINISHING SPRAY

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    Winter Makeup Ideas!  The best applications can be created on hydrated skin;  

     1.     Use a silicone-based foundation which will provide a radiant finish and also create yet another barrier from the wind and cold. 

     
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    2.     Highlight the high points of the face to reflect whatever light we have in the winter! 

     
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    3.     Use waterproof mascara (snow, wind) and water resistant eyeliner pencil or gel liner.

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    MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA XL EYE PENCIL WATERPROOF EYELINER

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    Don't despair!  Srping will be here before we know it!

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    A Look ahead: Upcoming Workshops
     

    FEBRUARY


    MARCH

    Mini Monday Workshop Series - Tattoo Camouflage
    25.00

    March 5, 2018

    Come join us for demos and more! Open to the public from 10am - 12pm.

    Join Make Up First®  as we cover the basics of camouflage makeup. We will demonstrate different techniques using color theory and a variety of products to cover tattoos.  Demo will include airbrush and manual applications.

    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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    TEMPTU Certified Airbrush/Bridal Workshop
    650.00

    March 12, 2018

    10am - 4pm

    Join us for our TEMPTU Certified Airbrush/Bridal Workshop. This one-day workshop will cover the business of Bridal as well as Airbrush makeup using TEMPTU products!  Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor; and 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, six-hour session, as well as available for purchase. Students should bring brushes from their makeup kits.

    Upon completion, students will receive a TEMPTU Certified by Make Up First® Certificate!  Don't miss out on this SPECIAL offer!

    This course can be used as 6 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

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    APRIL

    Building a Beauty Portfolio with Jordan Liberty
    from 400.00

    April 8-9, 2018

    Create flawless “real-world” camera-ready images with an up-to-the-minute curriculum powered by the latest in technology. From product knowledge to hands-on application, covering all aspects of high definition beauty.

    Makeup by Jordan Liberty

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    NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

    5 RESOLUTIONS TO ACTUALLY KEEP:

    RESOLUTION #1:  Take you makeup off before bed. Every night. No matter what.  

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    May we recommend The MakeUp Eraser?  Meet your new bed-time best friend. The MakeUp Eraser cloth removes 100% of your makeup with water only, including waterproof eyeliner and mascara, HD makeup and much more. The machine washable cloth will last up to 1,000 washes and eliminates the need to buy any disposable product to remove your makeup. 
    How to use: With warm water, fully soak the cloth before using. Beginning with the short-pile side, use circular motions to loosen and remove makeup. Continue with the other side to exfoliate and perfect your clean skin.

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    BIODERMA Sensibio H2O  works on all skin-types  and is gentle enough for everyday use. This product is perfect for cleansing and removing makeup from the face and eyes.   Its potent vitamin E enriched formula works to soothe and clear up irritated skin.

    How to use: With a cotton pad or linen square, apply the micellar solution on your face to remove product and debris.  We recommend after you wash your face or after you use your MakeUp eraser. 

     

    RESOLUTION #2: Hydrate! Drink more water and don't forget your skin! 

    Give your skin an instant refresher with facial sprays.  From Rose Water to Cooling Aloe, our Pro Shop has it all! *Mario Bedescu Products are available in-store only.

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    MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, HERBS, AND ROSEWATER

     

    CINEMA SECRETS MOISTURE SPRAY

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    MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, CUCUMBER, AND GREEN TEA

    RESOLUTION #3: BE MORE BOLD! 

    Try a new lipstick! We have a plethora of Pantone-approved purples!

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    AJ CRIMSON S+M MATTE LIPSTICK "ROUND TWO"

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    INGLOT AMC FREEDOM LIPSTICK SINGLE #20

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    OCC STAINED GLOSS TRIO

     
     

    RESOLUTION #4: Clean your brushes and sponges on a regular basis!

    No, seriously, do it. Your professional makeup kit is a non-negotiable. You already clean and sanitize before and after every client. So, why wouldn't you treat your face, brushes, and cosmetics with the same respect?! It's easy as 1,2,3!

     

    RESOLUTION #5: go with the faux

    Don't be afraid to try false lashes! Go ahead, look more wide-eyed!  With quick-dry lash glue and lash applicators, adding your own lashes becomes a breeze!

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    CALLAS EYELASH ADHESIVE

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    QOSMEDIX CURVED EYELASH APPLICATOR

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    KEVYN AUCOIN - THE LASH COLLECTION "THE INGENUE"

    BEST and worst of 2017

    WORST OF 2017

    WHAT IS IT ABOUT EYEBROWS?!

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    IMAGE COURTESY of HERE..  Lucky for us, the "holiday" brow trend is over.

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    IMAGE COURTESY of HERE. "SQUIGGLE" BROWS? NO. THIS IS NOT OKAY.

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    IMAGE COURTESY of HERE.  "feathered" brows had a moment in the spotlight.  Thankfully, this was not taken too seriously!


    BEST OF 2017

     

    GLOSSY EYES

    CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST, JORDAN LIBERTY USED KEVYN AUCOIN - DIAMOND EYE GLOSS TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOK.

     

    HALO EYE

    CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST, JORDAN LIBERTY USED A BERRY SHADOW TO DEFINE THE EYES. 

    TIP: USE A C - MOTION TO MERRY THE TOP LID TO THE BOTTOM; THIS WILL CREATE A COHESIVE LOOK.  

    MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP

    SEEN ON AND OFF THE RUNWAYS,  MAKEUP ARTISTS HAVE BEEN USING THE SAME COLOR PALETTE TO DEFINE ACCENT POINTS.  THIS 

    TIP: YOU CAN USE A BLUSH AS AN EYE-SHADOW, AND VICE - VERSA. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY BY THE RULES!

    BERRY-STAINED LIPS

    THIS LOOK CREATES A FRESH LOOK. 

    TIP: TO CREATE A "FEATHERED" EDGE, USE AN EYESHADOW BRUSH AND "BLUR" THE LIP LINE. 

     
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    IMAGE COURTESY of jordan liberty.  THIS IMAGE IS 

    FROM OUR JORDAN LIBERTY workshop AT MAKE UP FIRST® SCHOOL. This look WAS demonstrateD ON @officialgabija .  Makeup and photography BY jordan liberty USING kevyn aucoin diamond eye gloss, anastasia beverly hills dipbrow, and  kevyn aucoin primed skin developer mixed into foundation.

     
     
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    IMAGE COURTESY of jordan liberty.  THIS IMAGE IS 

    FROM OUR JORDAN LIBERTY workshop AT MAKE UP FIRST® SCHOOL. This look WAS demonstrateD ON @officialgabija 

    New Year's Eve: Makeup Looks!

    MAKE A STATEMENT TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR! SHOP OUR PRO PICKS:

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    GET THE LOOK

     

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    create a seductive smokey-eye with this kevyn aucoin essential eye palette! shown in "#3"

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    FOR BOLD BROWS, USE ANASTASIA® DIPBROW BRow pomade with an angled brush.

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    ADD FIRST® by Make Up First (Maqpro) Loose pigment on top of your eyeshadow for a playful pop of color! 

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    Define features with the kevyn aucoin sculpting powder. shown in "medium".

     

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    MIX INGLOT DURALINE TO your loose pigment to add staying powder. 

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    for long-lasting lips use modelrock liquid to matte liquid lipstick. for the perfect nude, try "24/7 nude"

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    moonda lash "#213" will make any eye stand out! This romantic lash is sure to draw attention.

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    to add dimension, layer FACE atelier lip glaze in "enigma" on top of your lipstick.

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    GET THE LOOK

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    becca ombre nudes palette is a must have for any eye application! 

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    enhance your brows with the senna powder brow pencil, available in 4 shades!

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    Create the perfect cat-eye with inglot gel eyeliner in "#77". this product is sure to last all night long!

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    for a staying power, be sure to line your lips. kevyn aucoin lip pencil, shown in "cerise"

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    create a glitter liner with FIRST® by make up first (maqpro) loose glitter and inglot duraline. 

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    GO BOLD with INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM Lipstick. color shown in "82"

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    define your bottom lashes with the monday lash in "#75". to compliment your winged liner, use monda Lash in "d-wispy"

     

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    add dimension with kevyn aucoin lipgloss, pictured in "bloodroses". 

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    FACE CHART PAD

    Our custom face charts are designed with multiple product descriptions and a facial outline to help execute the perfect makeup application. Double-sided for additional detail descriptions. 25 charts per pad. Upload photos of your completed face chart to Instagram and tag @makeupfirstschool to share your design.

    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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    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