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Are you Halloween ready?

Advanced Theatrical
October 7th-10th, 2019

October is a profitable time for makeup artists, and knowledge of theatrical makeup is a must. With our Advanced Theatrical course, you can elevate your skills for a more successful Halloween season! Students will learn advanced, professional techniques in the application of pre-made prosthetics and bald caps, as well as the correct technique for laying facial hair and use of moldable spfx products.
This Advanced Course is open to the public. Theatrical A/B is not a prerequisite.

Students should bring their basic makeup kit—all theatrical and spfx supplies will be provided.

Last Days for Workshop Sale Price!

Face Chart Workshop | September 16, 2019

Sale Price ends September 6th!
$125.00
150.00

Face charts are used, among other things, to plan a makeup application, to communicate a look to the client, and/or provide continuity for a makeup artistry team.  Once a makeup artist learns the basic techniques for creating a face chart, they will not only add to their skill set, but will also find it gratifying to turn a one-dimensional piece of paper into a three-dimensional work of art!

All materials during the workshop will be provided.
 Attendees will leave with a full pad (25 pages) of Make Up First ® School custom charts, valued at $20.00!

SUITABLE FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS!

Pro Shop Picks!

The weekend is almost here, and the Make Up First team has you covered on all our newest products, best sellers, and restocked favorites in our Pro Shop.


NEW ARRIVALS

DANESSA MYRICKS- EVOLUTION POWDER TRIO

This unique powder was designed in the studio under the scrutiny of professional photography, beauty illumination and state of the art technology to ensure it absorbs oil, sets makeup, reduces shine, and minimizes texture with skin blurring technology. Can be applied with a brush, or sponge on top or underneath foundation. Kit and travel friendly!

SENNA- BROW FIX X (NUDE BLONDE)

Hydrating, smooth gliding formula has conditioning Chamomile and Allantoin to strengthen brow hair, add healthy shine, and tame and soften course brows. Fine fibers plump and texturize for a fuller, thicker look. Unique precision brush delivers perfect payoff to coat and define individual brow hairs. Tints fill in sparse brows and cover light blonde or gray brow hairs while blending in with natural hair color. Gives all day hold and is water soluble to remove easily.

DANESSA MYRICKS DEW WET BALM (ROSEWATER)

A lightweight translucent highlighting & hydration balm for an instant “glass skin” fresh glow. Infused with jojoba oil and other hydrating and skin softening ingredients. Wear over makeup as an “instant filter” to soften and diffuse texture and the look of dry and cakey makeup. Wear alone as an instant hydrating/highlighting boost.


BEST SELLERS



We're celebrating National Lipstick Day All Week Long!

Monday was National Lipstick Day, but why dedicate just a day when you can celebrate all week long? Spend $25 or more, online or in store, at the Make Up First Pro Shop and receive a FREE full-size lipstick! Add the shade of your choice from the Kevyn Aucoin ‘The Matte Lip Color’ Collection, and with any qualifying purchase, your lipstick cost will be deducted at checkout- no code needed! 💋

Check out our staff favorites below!


Danessa Myricks- Colorfix 24-Hour Cream Color- Matte

JILL: Colorfix by Danessa Myricks is a hybrid cream color and extreme long-wearing paint, that can safely be used on the eyes, face, and lips. Apply it and forget it, no need for touch-ups. Boldly saturated, ideal by itself or as a base for other products.


MODELROCK- Liquid Last Matte Lipstick

MOLLY: Modelrock is a flexible, full coverage, highly-pigmented matte liquid lip. This lightweight formula keeps your lips feeling hydrated and comfortable all day. You can eat, drink, and kiss your momma with this lipstick.


Stilazzi- Lip Vinyl

RACHAEL: I prefer glossy lips over matte, so Stilazzi’s Lip Vinyl is perfect. It is super creamy and hydrating with semi-opaque coverage and lots of shine. Bonus—it smells like a tropical vacation!


Kevyn Aucoin- The Sensual Lip Balm

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JUSTIN: Lipstick is always better on healthy, full lips. Kevyn Aucoin’s 'The Sensual Lip Balm’ is the ultimate go-to for keeping your lips in tip-top shape. Not only does this balm hydrate and repair your lips, it serves as a lipstick primer as well—so every application goes on flawlessly smooth.

Foundation Fridays!

You love foundation and we do too! The artists and instructors at Make Up First (enthusiastically) tried out dozens of different foundations to find the best ones on the market so you don’t have to. Check out our favorites below!

Cinema Secrets—Ultimate Foundation 5-in-1 Pro Palette

Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation Palettes are an industry favorite that provide expert-level customization to match any skin-tone with ease. Use to color correct, contour, and highlight for a perfect custom blend. The sheer-to-full coverage foundation provides a natural matte finish that’s water resistant and long-wearing. Comes in six universal shade ranges based on depth and undertone.


Danessa Myricks—Vision Cream Cover Palette Kit

The Vision Cream Cover Pro Palette is a 10 shade foundation/concealer kit that comes with it’s own 10+1 Flexi-Palette. This versatile collection allows you to match, blend, or customize your shades to any skin tone to create a smooth, even application on anyone. The compact and kit friendly flexi-palette allows you to customize and store your shades beforehand, and travel with them easily.


FACE atelier—Ultra Foundation Pro

FACE atelier’s Ultra Foundation Pro is a silicone-based emulsion foundation that floats on top of the skin, does not crease or flake, and lasts all day. Hydrating yet oil-free, Ultra Foundation Pro fills in tiny lines and pores to ensure a flawlessly smooth finish. With 12 different foundation shades (and 5 foundation adjusters), you can combine or adjust to create the perfect skin tone match every time.

Just Launched: ATTN! Beauty!

Introducing ATTN! Makeup Sanitizer Mist! 

This quick-drying formula cleans and disinfects all powder and cream-based cosmetics, as well as tools, palettes, and spatulas.

ATTN! Makeup Sanitizer Mist is a clean product: All ingredients are all-natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and artificial fragrance-free!

LAUNCH WEEK SPECIAL: Buy one, get one half off!


Coming later this summer:

Add a drop of Mixing Medium to your makeup to intensify, combine, or revive your product. Aloe Vera gel helps to seal your look in, creating a waterproof, sweat-proof look that also moisturizes.

Moisturizes skin while cleaning and removing all makeup—even waterproof products! Safe for sensitive skin; oil-free, alcohol-free. No added fragrance or colors.

Visit the ATTN! Beauty site to be the first to know about deals, new products, and MORE!

Advance Your Bridal Business!

TEMPTU Certified Airbrush Bridal Workshop
July 22, 2019 | 10am-4pm

Learn the in’s and out’s of the bridal business, such as drafting contracts, setting your rates, and completing a successful trial run. Then, get hands-on with our immersive TEMPTU airbrush training where you’ll learn how to assemble and clean two different machines, as well as various airbrushing techniques, and how to choose the right products for your client.

Following the workshop, students will receive a TEMPTU Certificate of Completion!
All airbrush equipment and products are provided for use during this six hour workshop, and will be available for purchase at an already discounted price the day of the workshop!
This workshop is eligible for 6 hours of Continuing Education under the IL Barber Act

Sharpen Your Skills This Summer
Make Up First Summer Workshops

CARL RAY WORKSHOP
JUNE 10, 10AM-4PM

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Renowned celebrity makeup artist, Carl Ray, joins Make Up First to demonstrate his unique artistic approach to enhancing natural beauty.

Carl has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years, and since 2009, has served as the official makeup artist for former First Lady Michelle Obama. His experience includes a long roster of notable clientele, including Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Kerri Washington, Gabriel Union, Julia Child, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman, Lin - Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, former President Bill Clinton, and former President Barack Obama.

Options available for both demo-only and full day, hands-on portions. Limited space is available for the full day option.


INTENSIVE HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS
JUNE 11-13, 10AM-2PM

Make Up First Workshop Intensive Hairstyling for Makeup Artists

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

This course can be used as 12 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act. 


ADVANCED THEATRICAL
JUNE 10-13, 10AM-4PM

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.

Get TEMPTU Certified with our Airbrush Bridal Workshop

November 12th, 2018 | 10am-4pm

Make Up First Airbrush Bridal Workshop with TEMPTU

Join us for our TEMPTU Certified Airbrush/Bridal Workshop. This one-day workshop at Make Up First School will cover the business of bridal, as well as airbrush makeup using TEMPTU products!  Students will learn how to assemble and use the airbrush and compressor, in addition to learning application techniques, and selection of various airbrush foundations, blushes and contour shades in order to create the highly sought-after flawless airbrushed face.

Learn how to use both the handheld TEMPTU Air and the classic TEMPTU compressor/gun combo.

Equipment is provided for use during the one-day, six-hour session, as well as available for purchase. Students should bring brushes from their makeup kits.

Upon completion, students will receive a TEMPTU Certified by Make Up First® Certificate!

Check out make up first’s halloween showcase on WGN's Around Town!

On October 17th, catch the Make Up First team on WGN’s Around Town with Ana Belaval as we preview this year’s hottest Halloween looks. Our team of Make Up First graduates will be showcasing a dozen different makeup designs, from the special FX heavy blockbusters of 2018 to the trending styles of Instagram. We’ll have something for everyone as we preview makeup and costume combinations for men, women, and children just in time for Halloween.

Tune in between 8am-10am to catch the full segment!

Check out some photos and video of the segment from years past!

 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

How To Help

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, during the entire month of October Make Up First® will be donating a portion of our sales on select products to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Make Up First BCRF Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.”


Shop our “Pink Picks” and help donate to an incredible cause!
#ThinkPink

You can also donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on their site here!


Get The Facts

According the the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women aside from skin cancers. About 1 in 8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime. Preventative lifestyle and early detection remain paramount, but even after a diagnosis, breast cancer survivorship has tripled over the last 60 years. Get more information below and stay proactive.

Infographic: www.cityofhope.org

Infographic: www.cityofhope.org

Help Choose Our Next Workshops!

This year we hosted our first Mini Monday Workshop taught entirely in Spanish, and we loved the response we got. As we prepare for another exciting year at Make Up First®, we’d love to hear which workshops you’re interested in taking. Please choose from the choices below of past workshops, or write in your own suggestion!

Michelle Boyce, Make Up First Grad, featured in Voyage Chicago
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We’re proud to share Voyage Chicago’s write up on Make Up First® graduate Michelle Boyce! After completing her certification, Michelle has gone on to work fashion shows, bridal events, and created Elle Artistry.

Michelle, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

I have been obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. Even as young as elementary school, I remember begging my mom for my very first eyeshadow one day when we were out running errands. She agreed, and I happily picked out a light purple shade; so 90s. I was the kid who was always wanting to give my friends “makeovers” and the one buying new lip glosses on vacation instead of souvenirs. Makeup has always been my form of art, my hobby, my passion. I grew up practicing on every face I could get my hands on and testing out the latest palettes. Then, one day in high school it suddenly occurred to me that I could do this for a living! I knew with time, I would make this a reality.

I went to college and graduated with my degree in Elementary Education and shortly after completed my Master’s degree. Teaching has allowed me to grow both professionally and as a person. Teaching has taught me countless skills and developed personal attributes that transfer over into the makeup world. It has taught me the discipline required to be a businesswoman and entrepreneur. As a makeup artist, being reliable and professional is everything. Clients depend on you to have great communication skills and to be able to deliver flawless looks under pressure. When I knew I was ready to make my longtime dream a reality, I enrolled in Make Up First School. This school is INCREDIBLE, to say the least. They helped me transform from a self-taught beauty guru to truly an artist. I learned the ins and outs of makeup for theatrical, bridal, media, fashion, etc. I’ve never been more excited to attend class!

Since graduating from Make Up First, I have had experiences I never dreamed of. Whether it be working backstage at fashion shows, applying makeup in the dressing room for former SNL stars or getting to be a part of a bride’s best day of her life. Makeup has brought me so much joy and I can’t wait to see where my journey will take me next!


Read more about Michelle’s journey here!


And don’t forget to check out the great articles spotlighting other Make Up First alums:

Emilie Vukovich

Kasey Surges

Taylor Darcy

Nini Jenkins

You Wanted It-We Listened!

our first ever workshop taught in Spanish: Bridal en español!

Make Up First Bridal en Espanol

September 17th, 2018 | 10am-12pm

Join Make Up First™ as we demonstrate a Bridal Makeup Application! This class will focus on bridal techniques; dramatic eyes, bold lashes, as well as a traditional full-face application! Hosted by Paloma Guerard.

Te esperamos en Make Up First. Haremos una demostración de maquillaje de novia! Esta clase estará enfocada en increíbles técnicas de novia; ojos dramáticos, pestañas 3D y muchos tips mas de la maqullista Paloma Guerard. Terminado con un look completo de maquillaje de novia.

Paloma Guerard

Paloma Guerard

Paloma Guerard is an international makeup artist with more than 13 years of experience.  She trained at Blanche MacDonald Centre, a world-renowned makeup academy in Vancouver, Canada.  She is widely recognized as one of the premier bridal makeup artists in Mexico and has also worked with superstar artists such as Alejandro Fernandez, Diego Torres, Camila, Maná and Eugenia.  Paloma is also the founder of Colombe Makeup School in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Paloma Guerard maquillista internacional con mas de 13 años de experiencia, estudio en la prestigiosa escuela Blanche MacDonald Centre. Paloma Guerard es conocida como una de las mejores maquillistas de novias en México y ha trabajado con artistas como Alejandro Fernandez, Diego Torres, Grupo Camila, Maná y Eugenia Leon, a su vez Paloma es fundadora de la escuela de Maquillaje Colombe localizada en Guadalajara México. 

Catch Make Up First at the Chicago Women's Expo

Make sure to stop by the Make Up First booth at the Chicago Women's Expo September 15th and 16th! We'll be located in the Beauty Pavilion on the Expo floor. Graduates of the program will be giving mini makeovers to attendees, and while you're at our booth, make sure to check out our exclusive products from our Pro Shop!