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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Torie Conn
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. 

AIRBRUSH: YOUR GUIDE TO COMPRESSORS

Ever wonder why there are different airbrush compressors?  When selecting a compressor, it is important to consider the type of work you do, the frequency and location.  Compressors vary by PSI (air flow),  size, and portability.  Before you commit, check out our guide to learn which equiptment might be right for you!

TEMPTU S-ONE COMPRESSOR

 

 

 

TEMPTU S-One Compressor

This 110V compressor is 5.5 lbs. and plugs in to any wall outlet. Its size and durability make it ideal for salon or workstation use. The S-One is ideal for artists who airbrush extensively and is recommended for beauty and light to medium body work.

  • Built-in PSI regulator
  • Maximum range of PSI of all TEMPTU compressors
  • Coil air hose included
  • Airbrush holder included

    TEMPTU AIR

    TEMPTU Air

    For the Artist that needs the power and precision to airbrush anywhere, this extremely lightweight device (8.9 oz) is recommended for beauty and light body work. The TEMPTU Air is lightweight and portable with a micro-USB charging cord and long-life rechargeable battery. The three-speed airflow and SoftTouch Control allows the artist to control the air and makeup flow for weightless, skin-perfected coverage. Designed to work with the Airpod Pro and all Airpod Makeup.

    • Micro-USB port for charging in any USB outlet
    • Ergonomic design
    • 3 speeds for variation in coverage and application
    • Universal voltage, travel-friendly
    • Re-engineered trigger for control over makeup application
    • Delivers smoother, lighter, air flow to the face reducing vibration and noise.
    • Reduces vibration and noise, and delivers a smoother, lighter air flow to the face
    • Cordless, rechargeable, long-life battery that can be used while charging.

    AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP: AUGUST 14TH 

     

    9AM - 1PM

    Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor. Attendees 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. $400

    BRIDAL WORKSHOP JULY 31ST

    10AM-4PM

    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.

    our Travel MUST-HAVES!

    KEVYN AUCOIN - THE SENSUAL SKIN POWDER FOUNDATION  Why we love it? This product is made of a silky, ultra-fine powder that transforms the look of your skin.  A versatile formula infused with quartz minerals maintains skin tone and texture.  For more coverage, wet the rough side of the sponge (included) with water to create a heavier consistency.

    BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR® OPAL GLOW ON THE GO  The Shimmering Skin Perfector® and Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed feature BECCA’s bestselling Opal shade.  Perfect for creating a range of makeup looks, these travel-sizes of BECCA’s top-selling luminizer let you customize highlighting, touch ups, and a natural-looking glow wherever you are.

    MONDA BRUSH TUBE  This cosmetic pouch is an artist favorite.  Soft cosmetic pouch, great for storing puffs, sponges, pencils and other personal items. Durable and easy to clean.  A sure way to keep your brushes intact during travel!

    KEVYN AUCOIN - THE SENSUAL SKIN ENHANCER Perhaps the most unique and versatile skin-perfecting product you will ever use!  Flawless-looking skin just got a whole lot easier to achieve with The Sensual Skin Enhancer.  It offers sheer, medium or full coverage so you can find the look you're going for. To sheer this product out, we recommend mixing it with KEVYN AUCOIN - The Celestial Skin Liquid Lightening, or simply add some of your moisturizer or primer! 

    STILAZZI SET BAG (109) Keep organized by using Stilazzi's most popular Makeup & Hair Bags.  Made of clear vinyl with nylon trim, this 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. *Products Not Included. Products Sold Separately.

    JAO HAND REFRESHER  An instant disinfectant and aromatherapy boost 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.  Combined with cosmetic moisturizers and the essential oils Jao will not dry out your hands.  It'll feel like you just washed with an herbal lavendar soap.

    FIRST® (MAQPRO) LIP + CHEECK PALETTE Multipurpose wax-based formulation. To change the consistency of this product from full to sheer coverage, use the FIRST by Make Up First® Makeup Mixer

    SMITH'S ROSEBUD SALVE TUBE This aromatic lip balm with natural Beeswax and a trade secret blend of strawberry flavor is a favorite of both celebrities and athletes. For long travel days this product is perfect for keeping your lips hydrated! You can also use this product on chapped hands too!

    MARIO BADESCU ROSE WATER (AVAILABLE IN OUR PRO SHOP ONLY) Revitalize skin with dewy radiance.  Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or mid-day pick-me-up, MB's cult-favorite facial spray helps revive dehydrated skin anytime, anywhere. It's a rejuvenating mist infused with herbal and botanical extracts (like Aloe Vera, Gardenia, Rose, Bladderwrack and Thyme) that help soothe and re-energize skin—giving it a healthy, radiant glow.

    MAKE UP FIRST® BY INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM PALETTE - 4-PAN Freedom System Palettes come in a range of sizes and for a range of products.  A magnetic layer on the bottom of the palette holds pans in place, but also allows you to rearrange and exchange each item for convenience and easy product replenishment. The unique Freedom System allows you to mix and match products and colors to make your own custom designed palette of almost any size.  All Freedom System palettes are eco-friendly and reusable.  Products may be purchased with the palettes or individually. Product is not included.

    Customize your INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM PALETTE with INGLOT EYESHADOW SINGLES + INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM LIPSTICK SINGLES 

    THE MINI MAKEUP ERASER  Wherever you’re going the Mini MakeUp Eraser is the perfect travel companion.  Throw the mini in your purse or suitcase and have a makeup remover that is so compact you can take it anywhere!

    For more information on products or upcoming classes, please email info@makeupfirst.com!

    10 WORDS FOR A STRONGER CAREER
    About the Author: As the founder of The Powder Group, The Makeup Show and On Makeup Magazine, Michael DeVellis has the inside track on what it takes to make it big in the makeup artist industry. His more than 20 years of experience working with hundreds of top artists, product lines, artist agencies, trade events, productions, and publications make him uniquely qualified to share an insider’s perspective on the career of professional makeup artistry. He has worked on the development of programs and educated for such iconic industry beauty businesses as P&G, Kérastase Paris, Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Lancôme Paris as well as spending ten years with MAC Cosmetics where he held multiple executive roles working directly with the pro makeup industry including the position of Executive Director, Artist Relations where he created and launched the MAC PRO product line and retail concept globally. He has also, more recently, held the position of Vice President, Professional Division at MAKE UP FOR EVER where he and his team oversaw the brand’s professional makeup artist business development and expansion in the Americas. His company, The Powder Group – an artist resource and event production company based in New York City – launched in 2003 and since has produced educational programs and events in more than 20 cities around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company’s programs have featured well over 100 of the industry’s top makeup educators including the top talent and award winners from film, TV, fashion, editorial, theater, and commercial work. Michael has been a featured speaker at the industry’s top schools including MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy, Make-up Designory, Cosmix, AOFM and Makeup First, as well as at the industry’s biggest pro-focused trade-shows including International Beauty Show NYC, America’s Beauty Show and The Makeup Show, just to name a few!

    About the Author:

    As the founder of The Powder Group, The Makeup Show and On Makeup Magazine, Michael DeVellis has the inside track on what it takes to make it big in the makeup artist industry. His more than 20 years of experience working with hundreds of top artists, product lines, artist agencies, trade events, productions, and publications make him uniquely qualified to share an insider’s perspective on the career of professional makeup artistry.
    He has worked on the development of programs and educated for such iconic industry beauty businesses as P&G, Kérastase Paris, Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Lancôme Paris as well as spending ten years with MAC Cosmetics where he held multiple executive roles working directly with the pro makeup industry including the position of Executive Director, Artist Relations where he created and launched the MAC PRO product line and retail concept globally. He has also, more recently, held the position of Vice President, Professional Division at MAKE UP FOR EVER where he and his team oversaw the brand’s professional makeup artist business development and expansion in the Americas.

    His company, The Powder Group – an artist resource and event production company based in New York City – launched in 2003 and since has produced educational programs and events in more than 20 cities around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company’s programs have featured well over 100 of the industry’s top makeup educators including the top talent and award winners from film, TV, fashion, editorial, theater, and commercial work.
    Michael has been a featured speaker at the industry’s top schools including MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy, Make-up Designory, Cosmix, AOFM and Makeup First, as well as at the industry’s biggest pro-focused trade-shows including International Beauty Show NYC, America’s Beauty Show and The Makeup Show, just to name a few!

    Make Up First® Pro Shop is pleased to announce that we have added the newly released print version of Ten Words for a Stronger Career, More Meaningful Relationships and a Remarkably Focused Life.  A Guide to Action and Progress – By Michael DeVellis to our shelves!

    This book is a call-to-action for pros, freelancers and business owners who are looking for a renewed focus on their careers and lives. The print edition, officially titled Ten Words for a Stronger Career, More Meaningful Relationships and a Remarkably Focused Life, widens that scope, approaching personal development in addition to professional growth. The added breadth of the subject matter makes the new book a must-have for those looking to move themselves, their relationships or their business forward.

    “No matter how long we have been at it – our career, friendships, marriage – there can still be those moments of difficulty and self-doubt we go through while trying to make everything come together and move in the direction we hope it will.” said author Michael DeVellis “Ten Words was created as a program – and now as a book, or guide really – to give people some direction in pulling themselves out of their day-to-day and to help rethink their process.”

    The book, which began as a keynote talk at The Makeup Show NYC in 2007, is being released to coincide with its ten-year anniversary as a program. Its compact design and comfortable writing style come together in a concise, engaging and to the point format, which is sure to appeal to today’s dynamic reader.

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    SUMMER MAKEUP TIPS!

    Did you see us on Fox Chicago this week?! Make Up First® shared our Summer Makeup Tips. In case you missed it, here they are!

    Instructor, Rachael Heimbuch (left), showcased our Summer Tips on MUF® Grad,  Aviana Wyall (right) this morning on FOX 32 Chicago!

    Instructor, Rachael Heimbuch (left), showcased our Summer Tips on MUF® Grad,  Aviana Wyall (right) this morning on FOX 32 Chicago!

    No-Sweat Summer Makeup: Melt-free makeup strategies for warm, humid weather

    How to keep your makeup intact?  There are a few tricks that pro makeup artists use to ensure long-lasting makeup even under the most extreme temperatures.

    Step one, use a mattifying product to prevent the skin from looking shiny.  Add an oil-free moisturizer and SPF.  Make sure to use a primer before applying your foundation.  For oil-prone skin, try this one.  If you have normal or dry skin, use a regular silicon primer. For your daily foundation, try 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 are available as well; several liner pencils contain a silicone-derivative so that the liner won’t fade.   

    INGLOT

    AMC Gel Eyeliner will not fade, it's perfect for hot summer days and nights! Available HERE

    If there is makeup added to the eyebrows, make sure to use a cream based product rather than powder; such as Anastasia Dipbrow.

    An alcohol-based setting liquid should be lightly applied over the brow makeup to ensure longevity.  

    Skindinavia 

    Setting Spray

    For the lips, a lip pencil that contains a silicone-derivative, as well as a highly pigmented lip product will ensure that the lips will stay intact throughout the hot day.

    For more information on products or upcoming classes, please feel free to email us at info@makeupfirst.com!

     

    JORDAN LIBERTY WORKSHOP - REGISTER NOW!

    Jordan Liberty is an LA-based based professional makeup artist, photographer, educator and personality. His iconic work has been seen on national television, along the catwalks at New York Fashion Week, in magazines worldwide and on his professional YouTube channel as a premium content creator (with a total social media reach of 500k+ followers).

    Liberty and his work have recently been featured in Allure, Glamour, On Makeup and Make-Up Artist Magazine; and online on Bustle, Stylecaster, and Beautylish as well as on Amazon's Style Code Live. In 2015 he received a coveted "Best of Beauty" award from Allure magazine, recognizing his innovative work as a makeup artist and digital influencer. Recent clients include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Frends Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, Refinery29, Wantable and QVC. Recent collaborators include Warby Parker, Clinique, Curology and go90.

     

    BUILDING A BEAUTY PORTFOLIO WITH JORDAN LIBERTY

     

    JULY 9–10, 2017

    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.
     

    DAY 1: Jordan will perform two makeup applications on different models while sharing his tips, tricks and expertise. 

    DAY 2: Hands -on application on 3 different models, while Jordan provides direction.  Photos will be taken by Photographer, Robert Beczarski. All high resolution photos of your work will be included.

    A LOOK AHEAD... OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE

    JUNE 24th - 26th  

    INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHOW JILL GLASER, Owner and Founder or Make Up First® will be an educator at IBS, LAS VEGAS. To learn more, visit HERE

     

    JUNE 26th

    AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP  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. REGISTER HERE
    TEEN CAMP 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. Session 1 will cover Skin Prep, Color Theory, and Makeup Application. All makeup and tools will be provided. REGISTER HERE
    BASIC II Students will focus in on topics including makeup appropriate for all skin tones, facial features, and mature skin. Students will learn corrective techniques using the principles of highlight and contour.

    JUNE 27th

    TEEN CAMP Session 2 Theatrical makeup class will focus on Gore! Students will learn how to create wounds; cuts, bruises, and scars. Students will also have the option to create Glam + Gore looks. All makeup and tools will be provided. REGISTER HERE

    JUNE 28th

    TEEN CAMP Session 3 Advanced Beauty Makeup Application. Students will learn how to Highlight + Contour, Strobe, among other beauty techniques! This Class will also focus on New Year's Eve Makeup. All makeup and tools will be provided. REGISTER HERE

    JUNE 29th

    TEEN CAMP Session 4 will demonstrate various theatrical applications ranging from Pop Art to Zombies.  Students will learn theatrical techniques to create characters. All makeup and tools will be provided. REGISTER HERE

    JULY 9th - 10th

    JORDAN LIBERTY WORKSHOP 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. REGISTER HERE

    JULY 17th

    Mini Monday Workshop Series - THE MODERN BRIDE Come join us for demos and more! Open to the public from 10am -12pm.  Learn classic bridal techniques and how to incorporate current trends into you bridal application. *This course can be used as 2 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act. REGISTER HERE

    AUGUST 7th - 11th

    CONSOLIDATED BASIC I + BASIC II

    This course is designed for those students who want to take an intensive, one-week program combining Basic Makeup I and Basic Makeup II.   As with Basic Makeup I, the instructors will discuss and show the contents of a complete makeup artist kit. Students will learn proper hygiene and sanitation. Skin type identification, color theory, facial anatomy and light makeup applications will be taught, as well.

    As with Basic Makeup II, principles and methods of Basic Makeup I will be taken further in order to learn corrective makeup techniques (highlight and contour) to alter the face shape as well as the eyes, lips and cheeks. Additionally students will have the opportunity to apply makeup to models of varying skin tones, ethnicities, ages and genders.

    In addition to the tuition cost, There will be a one time fee for The Basic Makeup Kit ($800), which is available for purchase at the School. REGISTER HERE

    AUGUST 14th

    Mini Monday Workshop Series - COLOR THEORY Come join us for demos and more! Open to the public from 10am - 12pm.  Color theory plays a strong role in the perfect makeup application. Join Make Up First®  as we demo several looks using different color theories. *This course can be used as 2 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.  REGISTER HERE  

    SURPRISE! ROSHAR will be WITH Make Up First® AT The Makeup Show!

    It's that time of year again, The Makeup Show is finally here!  We are kicking off the weekend with our appearance down the runway for the a charity event hosted by TMS for Deborah's Place.  The charity fashion show, "The Uncommon Bride" will take place at Revel Studio in Chicago's West Loop.  Visit here for details (open to those in the industry).  The Makeup Show officially opens Sunday, June 18th at 9am.

     SURPRISE! We will have a special guest, World-Renowned Makeup Artist, ROSHAR, in the Make Up First® BOOTH: A7!

    Visit us at The Makeup Show Sunday, June 18th - Monday, June 19th, from 9am - 5pm.  ROSHAR will be demonstrating on models-- come by our Booth A7 to see ROSHAR in action.  Not to be missed!

    Along with the demonstrations at our booth we will be selling some of our Make Up First® Pro Shop favorites at SPECIAL SHOW PRICING!

    On Monday, June 19th, Jill Glaser, Owner and Founder of Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry, will be sharing, "Seasonal Trends: From Summer and Beyond" on the Main Stage at 12:45 - 1:30pm.  Seats are limited, be sure to come early!  

     

    Follow us on Instagram @makeupfirstschool to see behind the scenes all weekend long! We hope to see you there.

     

     

     

    SUMMER SESSION STARTS MONDAY, JUNE 12th! Register NOW!

    Our Summer Session begins this Monday, June 12th! Class times are offered at 2pm - 5pm (afternoon) OR 6pm - 9pm (evening).  Registration is still open -- ENROLL NOW!

    The Certificate Program, approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, is a comprehensive, in-depth makeup artistry-training program.  By offering professional instruction in all areas of makeup artistry, we prepare the students to be able to accept work in all avenues of the industry, including editorial, bridal, theatrical, media, clinical and more.  In addition, the duration of the Program is specifically designed to allow the students to quickly launch their career.

    Q + A:

    Q: Why should I choose Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry?

    A: The mission of the School is to ensure the best education possible so that the student will be best prepared to pursue makeup artistry as a viable career.  The School is nationally recognized as an excellent educational art program for makeup artists in Chicago. Students will not only gain experience in Chicago, but will be exposed to major artists from New York and LA. Students will also meet photographers and others successfully working in the industry throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

    Q: How much is your program?

    A: The cost of the Basic Certification Program is $6900.00.  There is also an additional kit fee of $800, which is required for purchase. Each course may be taken individually, and each course may be individually paid for in full, on or before the first day of that course. Download the Consumer Disclosure Information here. Payment can be made, in person or online, HERE.

    Q: What happens if I can't pay for every course offered in the program at once?

    A: For some students, due to either time or financial constraints, the courses are taken over a period not to exceed two years-they are still able to start working even though their education is not completed.  

    Q: What makes your certificate different than other, shorter programs?

    A: Other programs may advertise and offer a "certificate" give after within only one week, or sometimes even after only one day.    If the student is seeking a only a certificate,  they will just end up with a piece of paper, but will not be fully trained and highly employable.   Our program is so in-depth, that we include, among so many other subjects,  camouflage techniques for severe skin discolorations.  Students work on "real people", thereby better preparing them to confidently accept and be considered for any job in the industry.  The Certificate of Completion, via the State of Illinois and issued by the School, is just so much more than a piece of paper.

    Q:  How do you help with job placement?

    A:  In addition, we have an on-going relationship with our students/grads to ensure that they have a head start in the industry.  We have relationships with world-renowned makeup artists (who also come to the School and teach) and we actually have recruiters who come to the School to hire. Make Up First® also has an agency for current and former students. We post jobs on a regular basis, ranging from weddings, corporate shoots, production, and many more!

    Q: Do you offer classes in Spanish?

    A:  We do have a bilingual instructor that can assist with translation. 

    Q: What are the requirements to enroll?

    A:  You do not need previous experience in makeup, or need to be a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician to attend.  The requirements are simple:  the student must be 18 or older and have graduated High School or received a GED, or equivalent. That's it!

    *Upon Summer Basic I sign up, mention you saw this on the blog for a complementary pro product! 

    What are you waiting for? Register HERE!