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! 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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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FIRST by Make Up First® (maqpro) Primary Slim Palette

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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FIRST by Make Up First® (maqpro) Corrector Slim Palette

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

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Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson 

 

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Our MEDIA RUNWAY | EDITORIAL | FASHION Course just wrapped -- and our students had a blast working with agency models to create looks for their portfolios!

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Our next Session is just around the corner! Start with our full Certification Program on April 2nd!


Can't wait?

 Make Up First® School attracts students from all over the world!  We also have local students who are unable to devote the time needed for the full, four weeks necessary to complete the two prerequisite Certificate Program courses.  In order to accommodate those students, Consolidated Basic Makeup I and II is offered periodically throughout the calendar year.  In the Consolidated Course, Basic Makeup I and Basic Makeup II, are combined and is taught over a consecutive five (5) eight-hour days.

Make Up First® School attracts students from all over the world!  We also have local students who are unable to devote the time needed for the full, four weeks necessary to complete the two prerequisite Certificate Program courses.  In order to accommodate those students, Consolidated Basic Makeup I and II is offered periodically throughout the calendar year.  In the Consolidated Course, Basic Makeup I and Basic Makeup II, are combined and is taught over a consecutive five (5) eight-hour days.

Our next Consolidated Basic I and II Course is NEXT month, March 19-23rd!


Calling all makeup artists!

 BUILDING A BEAUTY PORTFOLIO WITH JORDAN LIBERTY | APRIL 8th - 9th | 10AM - 5PM

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Our next JORDAN LIBERTY Workshop is fast approaching! Register now for our April 8th - 9th Workshop! (...Hurry! Spots are filling up.) 

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!


    GET THE LOOK:

    LADY GAGA

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    ANGELINA JOLIE

     Angelina Jolie, The Golden Globes 2018

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    GET THE LOOK:

     
     

    ISSA RAE

     Issa Rae, The Golden Globes 2018

    Issa Rae, The Golden Globes 2018

    GET THE LOOK:

    GET THE LOOK:

    JESSICA CHASTAIN

    LAURA DERN

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    JESSICA BIEL

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    GET THE LOOK:

     

    HAILEE STEINFELD

    JANELLE MONAE

    GET THE LOOK:

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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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    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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    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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    INGLOT

    AMC EYELINER GEL

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

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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!


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    *Sale starts Monday, December 11th, 2017