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.

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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®?
AMERICA'S BEAUTY SHOW 2018 - Recap!

Our Make Up First® booth showcased creative and theatrical makeup looks all 3 days! 

Every year, Make Up First® Staff and Graduates meet and select three themes for all three days of the show.  This year, we were lucky enough to have Make Up First® Graduates, Doug Matson, Anna Buller, Arlene Orlando-Smith, and instructor Karla Arias, create eye-catching and memorizing makeup applications!

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Day 1: Drag makeup

Our Make Up First® Artist's loved re-appropriating classic drag styles into colorful and dramatic characters for Saturday's theme. 

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Day 2: 3d embellishments

Each Artist had a unique take on Sunday's theme, "3D".  From crystals and flowers to studs and spikes, our models donned it all!

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day 3: color!

Make Up First® was inspired by modernist painter, Piet Mondrian, and took this cubist style to heart when creating Monday's looks.

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Owner and Founder, Jill Glaser sold out her Sunday classes,  "Say "I Do" to Airbrush Bridal Makeup" and "Light/Color Theory for the Makeup Artist"

For more information or handouts please email info@makeupfirst.com or call us at the School, 312-621-0801!

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America's Beauty Show ® (ABS) is owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC). Professional cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians from all over the world attend ABS every year to experience superior education and innovation in all aspects of beauty.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide!

Our Mother's Day approved products!

 Owner, Jill Glaser, and her Mother!

Owner, Jill Glaser, and her Mother!

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Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation

An oil-free, luxurious, ultra-lightweight serum foundation that provides luminous coverage. The Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation with its weightless, serum-like formula goes on the complexion for a no makeup feel. 

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Kevyn Aucoin - The Essential Eyeshadow Palette

A Five Shade set to highlight, contour, and define the eyes. Shade ranges work for day or night for a timeless look! Also chic and compact, perfect for travel!
 

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SENNA Powder Brow Pencil

Brow expert, Eugenia Weston, designed this perfect evolution of a brow pencil and powder in one. Color glides on with smooth precision to define, shape, fill in sparse areas, and create perfect arches. Long wear and fade resistant, it gives total control for a natural or bold look with a soft powder finish. Spoolie brush tip blends in color and grooms brows.

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FACE Atelier Lip Glaze

Impossibly shiny and smooth as glass, the non-sticky, moisturizing formula is a cinch to apply with its sanitary, slant-tip applicator. Lip Glaze gives a high-shine effect while hydrating and moisturizing your lips. A little goes a long way.

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Did you know you can purchase a gift certificate towards a private lesson, Classes and workshops, or product from our pro shop®?

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Gift certificates are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift certificates have no additional processing fees.

 

Can be used at Make Up First® School and Make Up First® Pro Shop. 

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BROW QUIZ ANSWERS!

Find out to see if you guessed correctly! 

ANSWERS:   1. Barbara Streisand, 2. Brooke Shields, 3. Madonna, 4. Elizabeth Taylor, 5. Grace Kelly, 6. Sophia Loren, 7. Katherine Hepburn, 8. Audrey Hepburn, 9. Diana Ross, 10. Marilyn Monroe

  Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn

  Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

  Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

  Madonna

Madonna

  Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

 
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  Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

  Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

  Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

  Barbara Streisand

Barbara Streisand

  Diana Ross

Diana Ross

 

 

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TAKE OUR BROW QUIZ!

Can you guess which eyebrow belongs to which celebrity?

  Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn

  Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

  Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

  Madonna

Madonna

  Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields

 
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  Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

  Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

  Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

  Barbara Streisand

Barbara Streisand

  Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Find out the answers on Friday's Post! 

 

 

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Skin - get ready for spring!

 

 

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The Pastel Shop Aloe Vera Essence Charcoal Black Mask

This black charcoal mask is formulated with charcoal powder which helps to minimize the appearance of pores and absorbs oil for a deep facial cleanse. Aloe Vera extract moisturizes and soothes the skin.

*Pro Tip: Use once or twice a week to maintain hydration!

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Cinema Secrets Moisture Spray

Made with the same top-quality ingredients found in heavy creams but applied via a fine, refreshing mist, Cinema Secrets Moisture rejuvenates skin. The moisturizing formula contains NAPCA, elastin, collagen, and sodium hyaluronate in a pure iodized water base.

*Pro Tip: Spray absorbs excess powder for a natural-looking finish

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Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation Primer

Oil-free. Fortified with antioxidants, vitamins, and skin enrichers. Fills in fine lines and aids in smooth foundation application.

*Pro Tip: Use alone for cold-windy days to protect your skin from the elements!

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Smith's Rosebud Salve

Smith's Rosebud Salve Tube is a convenient way to help heal chaffed skin and lips, cuticles, and dry elbows, knees and heels. Rosebud Salve has been a standard home remedy to help relieve dryness for 100 years! 

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SPRING TRENDS: Part 2

POPS OF PASTEL

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BLUE EYE-SHADOW

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ORANGE EyE-SHADOW

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PRETTY IN PINK

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RED STATMENT LIP

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SHIMMERY ACCENT POINTS

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OUR SPRING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM SESSION STARTS MONDAY, APRIL 2nd! 

 our next mini monday is on spring trends! register now for our april 16th workshop! 

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A LOOK AHEAD: UPCOMING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS! NOT TO BE MISSED!

UPCOMING COURSES

OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM SPRING SESSION BEGINS APRIL 2ND, 2018! 

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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.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - Continuing education hours offered!


SPRING TRENDS: PART 1

THINK GREEN

THINK GREEN

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GET THE LOOK

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USE COLOR THEORY TO CREATE THE PERFECT LIME GREEN HUE. CREATE THIS LOOK USING THE FIRST® BY MAKE UP FIRST (maqpro) "Primary Palette"

 

PRO TIP: SET CREAM EYE SHADOW WITH A TRANSLUCENT POWDER.

 
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CREATE THIS FRESH SPRING LOOK WITH THE SENNA DECADES PALETTE "70's"

 
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RECREATE THIS LOOK USING EYESHADOW.

 

PRO TIP: FOR A STRONGER PIGMENT, USE A CREAM EYESHADOW AS A BASE.

 

INGLOT EYESHADOW IN MATTE #331

 
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PRO TIP:

 

FOR DIMENSION, ADD SHIMMER IN THE CENTER OF YOUR LID.

 

INGLOT EYESHADOW IN SHINE #58

 

 

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FIRST® BY make up first (maqpro) single eyeshadow in #7008

 

spring is right around the corner... there is no better time to start your career!

START YOUR CAREER NOW!

our spring session begins april 2nd, 2018! 

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Color Theory

 

A color circle, based on the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue, is traditional in all forms of art, including makeup artistry. The primary colors of the color circle cannot be mixed or formed by any combination of any other colors; conversely, all other colors are derived from these three colors, or hues (a color in its purest form).

Why Do Makeup Artists Study Color Theory?

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Color Theory and Complexion

•The temperature and color of the undertone of the skin need to be determined in order to choose the correct foundation.

•Warm vs. Cool (Temperature)

–Warm:  look for a golden tone

–Cool: look for a blue, or green and sometimes pink tone

            •Dark vs. Light  (Value)

            •Coverage (Intensity or Saturation)

The visible spectrum of light, as seen by the human eye, was first imprinted on a “color wheel”, first created in 1666 by Sir Isaac Newton. Several variations of the color wheel have been made since then, but the theory behind the color wheel remains the same; there are three primary colors, three secondary colors and six tertiary colors.   The colors on the outside of the color wheel are pure hues; you can alter these colors by tinting (adding white), shading (adding black) to the color, and toning (adding shades of grey).

The Color Wheel is divided into a warm and a cool side.  Red is a warm primary color; however, when tined, red becomes cool. Green, a secondary color, can be either warm or cool.  All other colors on the pigmented color wheel are either warm or cool.
 

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Colors of the Pigmented Color Wheel

Primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue.  These colors cannot be created by mixing other colors.

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Secondary colors: created by mixing an equal amount of two primary colors.

                        –Red and Blue create Violet (or Purple).

                        –Red and Yellow create Orange.

                        –Blue and Yellow create Green.

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Tertiary colors: created by mixing a primary color with a secondary color.

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MODERN BASICS COLOR RICH PALETTE

                        –Red and Orange create Red-Orange.

                        –Red and Violet create Red-Violet.

                        –Blue and Green create Blue-Green.

                        –Blue and Violet create Blue-Violet.

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MODERN BASICS COLOR RICH PALETTE

                        –Yellow and Green create Yellow-Green.

                        –Yellow and Orange create Yellow-Orange.

Temperature

•True colors are either warm or cool.

            •One half of the color wheel is warm; the other is cool.    

Value

•The value of a color is measured by how much black, white or grey, has been added to a color.

            •White is added to create a tint

            •Black is added to create a shade.  (Deeper, more powerful)

            •Use black sparingly; it can quickly “muddy” the color.

            Grey is added to create a tone.  (more subtle coloration).

            A color may also be “toned down” by adding its complementary color in       various increments.

Undertones/Surface tones – Temperature and Value

•Foundation selection is based on the undertone: warm foundations work with warm undertones; the same is true for cool undertones and cool foundation.

•Foundation must be selected according to value; light to dark.

•With the lightest and darkest skin tones, the greater the margin is for error:  lines of demarcation will be more apparent.

Surface tones are frequently mistaken by new MUA’s as the undertone.

•If the skin’s surface or overtones are incorrectly identified as the undertone, the foundation selection (and concealer) will be incorrect and unflattering.

Theories of Color Harmony – pleasing arrangements for the eye

•Complementary colors are those that are directly opposite one another on the color wheel; the competing colors create a strong, dramatic visual

 •Analogous colors are those that are touching one another, are usually three colors with one predominant color, and are on the same side of the color.  When well done, an analogous color scheme presents a seamless color flow.

Split Complementary colors include a primary color and then one of two colors next to the direct opposite.

Monochromatic color scheme is one in which only one true hue is used, and is accompanied only by tones (shades of grey).  The item in color then becomes the focal point.

Nature – colors appearing in nature often are inexplicably beautiful and provide inspiration.

Accent Points-Eyes, Lips, Cheeks

•Color Theory is also important when choosing accent points.  

•The makeup artist’s selection will determine whether the look will be neutral, or will “pop” with color.

•Neutral accent points are created when staying within the same temperature as the skin undertone.

•Vivid accent points are created when using colors, which are the opposite of the undertone

•Textures, which include shimmer, will create more drama, even for the neutral palette.

PHOTOS FROM OUR RECENT COLOR THEORY CLASS AT IBS - NYC!

 Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson

Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson

 Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson 

Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson 

 

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