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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!

SHOP ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
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Before you kick back for your cookout, head over to the Make Up First Pro Shop for DISCOUNTS ON EVERYTHING IN THE STORE

Get 10% off all products using the code ‘FIREWORKS’ at checkout, or click here to apply the link automatically! Browse our new arrivals, including the Danessa Myricks collection, Lashes in a Box, and our Summer Favorites:

And while you’re there, see if you qualify for the Make Up First Pro discount program to receive everyday discounts on hundreds of products in the store!

*Sale ends July 7th at 11:59pm (CST); Online orders only*

Prep for Pride!

The 19th annual Chicago Pride Fest is a legendary two-day street festival held the weekend leading up to the Chicago Pride Parade with up to 100,000 expected to attend, celebrating LGBTQ+ life, culture and community.

The festival features live music by popular artists, 4 stages, food and drink, 100+ arts/craft and merchant vendors, DJ’s and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, Out At Wrigley National Anthem Singing Contest, sponsor booths and more. Come out and celebrate, June 22-23, in Boystown on Halsted Street between Addison and Grace.

Prep for the festivities with some of our favorite products below!


Danessa Myricks- Colorfix 24-Hour Cream Color, Mattes and Metallics

This collection has a color for any outfit or look. These hybrid cream colors are durable in the heat, safe for the eyes, lips, and face, and extremely long-lasting. Use individually, or create custom colors!


LASHES IN A BOX- N°29/N°23 (10 Pack)

Keep your lash game going strong all week with this 10 pack. All lashes are handmade and cruelty-free, so you can feel good while you look good. Multiple styles available!


Stilazzi- Spellbound Eyeshadow Palette

With 18 different, vivid shades, from mattes to shimmers, this palette has something for everyone. This massive collection is your one-stop shadow shop for all of pride week, with enough shades to share with your friends!


MODELROCK- Liquid Last Liquid-to-Matte Lipstick

Long-wearing, ultra lightweight liquid to matte lipstick that will last for hours. These intense, highly-pigmented, sharp colors look amazing and leave you with a velvet-like feel to the lips. Wear alone or partner with your favorite lipgloss.

Take care of dad this father’s day
Make Up First Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and you’ve waited until the last minute to shop again. Instead of getting dad another necktie, a set of golf balls, and whatever you can find in the checkout line this weekend, why not give him something thoughtful? While some dads may not take time to care for themselves, you can show them a little love this Father’s Day with the perfect self-care starter pack. Check out our favorites below!


Embryolisse Men’s Energizing Shower Gel

This multi-purpose shower gel works great on your face, body, and hair while gently moisturizing and invigorating. The foaming gel washes away easily, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed, while scents of mint and eucalyptus keep you smelling great all day long.


Smith’s Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm

Re-energize your lips after a day in the sun with this soothing balm. Menthol and eucalyptus provide a cooling, refreshing sensation without being overly fragrant. Works great on chapped, dry lips as well as cuts or razor burns!


Cinema Secrets Micro-Scissor

The world’s tiniest grooming scissors make the perfect father’s gift. These discreet micro-scissors can hide away easily in a medicine cabinet or on the go, and make trimming unsightly facial hairs with pinpoint accuracy a breeze.


Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

Great skincare is for everyone. Introduce your dad to skincare step one with this highly effective moisturizer. This formula is light and fast-absorbing, which makes it easy to apply and noticeably nourishing right away.

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.

TELL US YOUR ANSWERS, AND BE ENTERED TO WIN!

At Make Up First, we’re always improving our curriculum to provide the best and most current information in the world of makeup artistry. A large part of that improvement is feedback from our community. We love to hear what you want out of your workshops and overall experience here at Make Up First.

Below we’ve provided a short feedback form so you can let us know what you want to see next! By taking the time to provide us with feedback, you’ll be entered to win a FREE KEVYN AUCOIN PURE POWDER GLOW!
Share our post on Instagram (and tag @makeupfirstschool), and receive a second entry for the drawing!

Winners will be announced on Monday, May 13th.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Senna Powder Brow Pencil

First by Maqpro- Lip and Cheek Palette

Brow expert, Eugenia Weston, designed this perfect evolution of a brow pencil and powder in one. The long-wearing, fade-resistant color glides on with smooth precision to define, shape, fill in sparse areas, and create perfect arches.

This natural, wax-based palette is great on both cheeks and lips. The 10-shade variety provides full coverage in a wide range of colors that won’t dry out the skin and lasts all day.


Eve Pearl- Dual Salmon Concealer

Embryolisse- Anti-Age Re-Densifying Cream

Get rid of deep under eye tones and skin discolorations fast with this award-winning concealer. This dual-color combo works to eliminate darkness while the second tone brightens and highlights. Sensitive skin formula is perfect for mature skin.

Turn back the clock on aging skin with this firming, hydrating cream from Embryolisse. Visibly reduce fine lines while boosting collagen, elastin, and vitamins for healthy, radiant skin.


Glamcor- Riki Skinny & Riki Cutie

Make your mom feel special with the glamorous Riki Skinny. This countertop mirror features incredible lighting, attachments for a magnified mirror and phone, as well as Bluetooth capabilities. Perfect for a night out or getting ready each morning. For moms on the go, check out the travel-sized Riki Cutie, which has 3 brightness levels, a built-in leg stand, and retractable finger holder.

Check out the rest of the Mother’s Day Gift Guide here!

Our Winter Session Starts Soon

Don’t miss out on our upcoming Winter Session starting January 7th! Our program begins with Basic Makeup I, which covers fundamental principles such as color theory, facial anatomy, and sanitation. In addition, students will learn crucial skills like highlight and contour, foundation matching, skin prep, various eyeliner styles, shaping brows, false lash application and more!

To schedule a tour, follow this link and choose the date and time that’s right for you!

Make Up First® is the premier makeup artistry training program in the entire Midwest. Our program, approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, offers in-depth makeup artistry training with extensive hands-on studio time using pro cosmetics and taught by the finest instructors. By offering professional instruction in all areas of makeup artistry, we prepare our students to be able to accept work in all avenues of the industry, including editorial, bridal, theatrical, media, clinical and more. Start your dream career today!

Don't Miss Our November Workshops

Whether you’re a pro or a makeup enthusiast, we have something for you this November. Choose from a variety of workshops including makeup for special events (in Spanish!), fall trends, and our always popular airbrush bridal workshop. Did we mention all of our workshops can earn you CE Hours under the IL Barber Act? Read on for more details!


Special Event Makeup en Español
November 4th, 2018 | 10am-4pm

Make Up First Workshop Special Event Makeup en Español November

In this workshop, international makeup artist Paloma Guerard will cover two different looks for special events. The first look will be focused on makeup for Red Carpet Beauty. Paloma will share her best secrets of how to achieve a Perfect Luminous Skin and Bold Red Lips. For the second look, she will focus on Dramatic Eyes and teach how to place color to achieve an elegant Glam Look.

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En este curso aprenderás dos looks que te llevarán al siguiente nivel como maquillista profesional.  El primer look estará enfocado en un maquillaje para Red Carpet Beauty.  Paloma compartira sus mejores secretos de cómo lograr una Piel Perfecta Luminosa y unos Labios Rojos de Impacto. Tambien, Paloma te ensenara a como lograr un maquillaje de larga duración.  Para el segundo look, se enfocara en unos Ojos Dramaticos y ensenara como colocar color logrando un Look Glam muy elegante.


Mini Monday Workshop: Fall/Winter Trends
November 5th, 2018   10am-12pm

Mini Monday Workshop Fall Winter Trends Make Up First

Join Make Up First School as we demo the season's hottest trend! This class will focus on makeup application and products. Open to the public.

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

*Image courtesy of Instagram. MUA: Andrew Gallimore, @andrewgallimakeup


TEMPTU Certified Airbrush/Bridal Workshop
November 12th, 2018    10am-4pm

Make Up First Airbrush Bridal Workshop

Join us for our TEMPTU Certified Airbrush/Bridal Workshop. This one-day workshop will cover the business of Bridal as well as Airbrush makeup using TEMPTU products. After completing the workshop, you will receive TEMPTU Airbrush certification! Topics covered:

  • Preparing the skin for airbrush makeup

  • Using different formulations: water, silicone and alcohol based

  • How to select the matching foundation

  • Create matching foundations, using color theory

  • Airbrush foundation, blush, highlight and contour colors

  • How to quick-clean the airbrush between product/client change

  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble the airbrush

  • The Business of Bridal

  • How to create a Bridal Contract, pricing, etc!

  • Learn appropriate Bridal looks.

*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.