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End of Summer Looks

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

Stilazzi Gel Eyeliner Make Up First

STILAZZI

 

Borderline Intense Gel Eyeliner

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


Stilazzi Bahamas Make Up First

STILAZZI

 

Bahamas Blush Palette

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


Make Up First Melanie Mills Hollywood

MELANIE MILLS HOLLYWOOD
Get It Girl Gleam on the Go

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


Bioderma Hydrabio Serum Make Up First

BIODERMA
Hydrabio Serum

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


ToGoSpa Eyes Make Up First

ToGoSpa
Ice Water Eyes

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


Embryolisse Lait Creme Make Up First

Embryolisse
Lait-Crème Concentrè + Gloss

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


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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

 

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

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

 


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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. 

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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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STILAZZI BORDERLINE INTENSE GEL LINER


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!

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EMBRYOLISSE MEN'S ENERGIZING SHOWER GEL

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

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

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

EMBRYOLISSE MEN'S AFTERSHAVE BALM

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

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

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

FACE TO FACE SUPERMATTE ANTISHINE

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

BIODERMA LIP CONDITIONER

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

BIODERMA MICELLAR WIPES

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

MARIO BADESCU THE MOISTURE MAGNET SPF 15

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

Ideal for:  Combination, Dry, or Sensitive skin.

SHOP ALL PRODUCTS

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. 
     

 

 

 

 

 

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

Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson 

Image Courtesy of Zee Gustafson, @zeegustafson 

 

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WE'RE MAD ABOUT MARCH'S NEW PRODUCTS!

SHOP OUR NEW ARRIVALS!

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MONDA® BEAUTY BOX

The Beauty Box is a new form factor for Monda Studio makeup cases and made for portability, accessibility, and organizing your kit.  Easy to carry, with an included shoulder strap, the Beauty Box is able to carry more than its size suggests. It has customizable dividers in the main compartment that are padded and sturdy enough for professional use and travel. A brush roll is included in the main compartment underneath a velcro secured flap. Two additional zippered enclosures can be found to maximize your kit space!

 
 
 
 
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CELEBRE PRO-HD CREAM FOUNDATION 12 COLOR CONTOUR/HIGHLIGHT PALETTE

Mehron's best-selling, innovative Celebré Pro-HD™ Cream Makeup foundations deliver satin-smooth, non-greasy, build-able coverage for all skin types.  Mehron’s unique formula can be customized for opaque coverage or smoothed for full coverage, all while leaving skin looking naturally flawless.  Available in a lightweight eco- friendly palette edited with our 12 best-selling shades ready for the runway and television to editorial and every day.

 

 
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BDELLIUM STUDIO 761 TIGHT LINER BRUSH

Details matter.  That is why we designed the 761 Tight Liner Brush for the most precise applications on even the smallest areas of your eyes.  This brush is so small and compact, it is the best tool to define your lash line with gel liner or eye shadow.

 
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MODELROCK LIQUID LAST LIQUID TO MATTE LIPSTICK - NEW COLORS!


PHOTOSHOOT FUN! MORE TO COME!

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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Want to learn more about makeup and the industry?

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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

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

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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    TEMPTU AIR BEST SELLING KIT

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    JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT WORKSHOP!

    WINTER SKIN TIPS!

    GET READY INDOORS BEFORE YOU GO OUTDOORS! 

    Tip 1: Prep your face with moisturizer!

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

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

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

     
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    Tip 3: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate! 

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

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    Mario badescu BOTANICAL EXFOLIATING SCRUB

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    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

    BUY

    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"

    New Year's Eve: Makeup Looks!

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

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    GET THE LOOK

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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    GET THE LOOK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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    FACE CHART PAD

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

    BRAND SPOTLIGHT: SIGMA®

    We've got exciting news (just in time for the holiday season)!  The Make Up First®  Pro Shop is having an exclusive sale starting Monday, December 11th, 2017 on ALL SIGMA® PRODUCTS! 

     

    Here's your sneak peak of our SIGMA® Favorites!


    BRUSH TOOLS


    BRUSHES


    SALE: 10% OFF ALL SIGMA® Products

    PROMO CODE: SIGMA10

    *Sale starts Monday, December 11th, 2017

     

     

    HOLIDAY MEET UP/OPEN HOUSE! DECEMBER 7TH!
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    Join us for a (FREE) gathering on

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017

    5pm-8pm

    The Pro Shop will be open with end-of-year product deals!

    Please feel free to bring a guest, the more the merrier! 

    EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY WITH MAKEUP!

    Please RSVP to pro@makeupfirst.com with name(s) of all guests attending.

    LOCATION: 
    100 N. LaSalle St.
    Suite 1010
    Chicago, IL 60605

    A LOOK AHEAD - DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

    MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES: NYE MAKEUP | DECEMBER 4, 2017 

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    Join Make Up First®  as we demo several NYE applications using different products to create bold looks to ring in the New Year!

    Our Mini Monday Workshop Series is open to the public.  This workshop is demo only.  Workshop will run from 10am - 12pm.

    This course can be used as 2 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.

    *Makeup by Make Up First® Instructor, Karla Arias

     

    INTENSIVE HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS | DECEMBER 9-11, 2017

    In this 3-day intensive hairstyling workshop, instructors will focus on the use of multiple hairstyling tools, braiding, backcombing, up-do’s, down do’s and the art of pin curling.

     

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    ADVANCED THEATRICAL | December 11-14, 2017

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    Students will learn advanced techniques in application of pre-made prosthetics, bald caps; correct technique for laying facial hair and use of SFX products will be taught. Students are asked to bring your basic makeup kit, all theatrical and SFX supplies will be provided.

    About the Instructor: Richard Jarvie is a freelance Makeup Artist and Wig Designer with over 30 years of experience in the field. Before embarking on a full-time freelance career, “Rick” worked for the Lyric Opera of Chicago for 28 years—11 of them as Wig Master. Having received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, Rick also trained under the San Francisco Opera Wig and Makeup Training Program. Rick has been involved in opera houses too numerous to mention.

    This course can be used as 16 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.



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    AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP | DECEMBER 18, 2017

    Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor. The students will be taught techniques and be guided in the selection of various airbrush foundations, blushes and contour shades, in order to create the highly sought-after flawless airbrushed face. Equipment is available for use during the one-day, four-hour session, as well as available for purchase. Students should bring brushes from their makeup kits.

    This course can be used as 4 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.



    TEEN CAMP | DECEMBER 26-29, 2017

    These single-session workshops are geared toward student’s ages 13-17. Students have the option of choosing all four sessions or any single session of their choosing.



    MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES:

    HOW TO: REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP (THE Correct WAY)

    Why, you ask?

    Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to pollution in the environment, regardless of whether or not you have on makeup.  Over time, the buildup of pollution, free radicals, and makeup can result in clogged pores, acne, skin damage, and even fine lines and wrinkles, due to loss of collagen!

    To prevent clogged pores which can lead to acne, you NEED to remove your makeup and wash your face every night. Sure, one night of skipping your routine won't cause irreversible damage, but it could lead to an unwanted pimple or two!

    How to remove your makeup: 

    Step 1: 

    Use a  makeup remover wipe, or  makeup remover, or micellar water and a cotton wipe to rid your face of eyeliner, mascara, liquid lipstick, etc! 

    Step 2:

    A makeup wipe may take off much of the makeup on the surface of your skin, but will not remove everything.  You will need to use a cleanser or exfoliator to remove unwanted makeup and debris from your pores.  

     

    STEP 3:

    To balance your skin before you moisturize, use a non-alcohol toner or facial spray based on your skin-type.

     

    For acne-prone skin, use a non-alcohol based toner; Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion to soothe and disinfects skin; the Witch Hazel in the cleanser will help to deep clean pores. For stubborn pimples, follow with  spot treatment, such as the award-winning Mario Badescu Dyring Lotion

    What about for dry skin?

    To hydrate and calm skin, use Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water or Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea. Pro Tip: use either facial spray or moisture spray by Cinema Secrets, as mid-day refresher. 

    Step 4:

    Follow with a moisturizer and under-eye cream. 

    Moisturizes for skin-types:

    Normal to Dry:

    • Embryolisse Lait-Creme is a makeup artist cult- favorite!  A rich moisturizing lotion  is really three products in one: use it as a primer, moisturizer, and make-up remover. 

    Dry Skin: 

    • Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion is an enriched moisturizing cream that maintains the optimal pH of your skin while protecting it from external forces. The concentrated formula means a little goes a long way.  Pro Tip: apply sparingly with fingertips over the whole face and neck so that only a fine sheen remains on the skin. 
    • Embryoderme is a rich moisturizing and revitalizing cream that helps to regenerate the surface of the skin, making it appear smooth, supple, and well-toned. Its simple, effective formula provides the skin the nutrition and repair it needs and ensures rapid correction of problems associated with very dry skin.  Elastin, collagen, shea butter, Vitamins A, E and F work to intensely to revitalize the skin. It provides the skin with natural nourishing and moisturizing elements to repair it and eliminate all signs of dryness and discomfort. Its rich texture soothes the skin, leaving it supple, soft and smooth.

    Oil-Prone:

    • Use Embryolisse Hydra-Mat Emulsion, as it ensures optimal moisturizing and a long lasting matt effect. It absorbs excessive sebum and reduces shininess; the apricot oil naturally tones skin.

    Anti-Aging:

    • Embryolisse Anti-Aging Firming Cream combines soluble collagen with hyaluronic acid to visibly firm skin, boost elasticity, tone and reduce wrinkles. Once applied, the nourishing base adds density and softens skin in a matter of seconds. This rich, nourishing, non-greasy formula restores skin’s substance to re-sculpt the facial outline and erase wrinkles.

    Under-Eye Cream:

    • Embryolisse Smooting Eye Contour Treatment presents a non-greasy eye treatment that has been specially formulated for the fragile area around the eyes. Rich in active ingredients, this multi-purpose product acts to improve skin tone, firm skin, and reduce the appearance of small wrinkles and crow's feet.

    Don't forget:

    Your lips! To rid your lips of chapped skin or stubborn liquid lipstick, exfoliate with ModelRock Lip Scrub or Cinema Secrets Lip Scrub . Follow with a lip salve, such as Rosebud

    Your body and hands! Embryolisse Nourishing Hand Cream contains a combination of natural shea butter and wheatgerm oil to give very dry, damaged hands a smooth, plumper appearance, leaving skin feeling comfortable and soft to the touch!

    Once or twice A Week:

    Exfoliate! Products such as Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Botanical Exfoliating Scrub are designed to dissolve dead skin cells and refresh complexion. Induldge using a treatment mask, available for all skin types and skin concerns; Musteav Masks are antioxident and vitamin-infused to target and combat skin concerns.