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MAC Cosmetics’ Waterweight Foundation Is Coming in a Concealer Version Now

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Chic Studios’ favorite foundation, MAC Cosmetics Waterweight, will soon be available as a concealer! The sneak peek was unveiled onto social media during London Fashion Week backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger show.

According to Allure Magazine (who broke the news first), “M.A.C. senior artist Dominic Skinner, who created smudgy charcoal cat eyes on the likes of Hayley Baldwin, and Gigi and Bella Hadid for the grunge-inspired rock show, expressed his love for the new formula on Instagram. According to his post, it’s been his backstage go-to this season. The most used and #MostLoved #Product in my #MakeupKit this season has to be the #NEW #MAC #StudioWaterweight #Concealer,” he wrote. It’s #super lightweight but packs an almighty punch with coverage.”

The new concealer will be dropping in 2018 and goes hand in hand with the brand’s sister product M.A.C. Studio Waterweight Foundation, which is described as an “ultra-fluid, elastic, gel-serum formula,” known for its buildable coverage and filter-esque blurring effects.

We can’t wait to get our hands on it next year!

 

 

The Beauty Coach: Amy Nicole, Founder of Chic Studios

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Chic Studios in New York City and Los Angeles is ground zero for brands looking for the best talent coming out of beauty school. And Amy Nicole is the visionary founder that took it upon herself to rewrite the rules of professional makeup education. The Chic Studios curriculum is grounded in providing students the foundation, confidence, and tools to be successful in the constantly evolving beauty industry. She shared with Counter Intelligence her top-ten tips for being a successful at retail.

Top 10 Tips For Success At Retail

  1. Build a great network (when you get into retail those become clients) 
  2. Ensure your portfolio is always on point, ready for any interview
  3. Dress the Part at any interview (arrive ready (attire, hair/makeup) as you could work that very day
  4. Arrive early first day and always
  5. Don’t just do what is asked of you, strive to succeed and contribute to the team
  6. Know what you are talking about (if you don’t know all the products at first, pick 10 that you know inside and out and let those be the ones you lead with as you learn the rest quickly)
  7. Wear something you are selling, which adds authenticity – you can say ‘my favorite product right now is our [insert product], which I am wearing’
  8. Up sell – sales is a huge part of the job
  9. Be a team player (work well with others)
  10. Build genuine relationships with your clients (which will keep coming in to see you, buy products and keep sales up)

Chic Studios’ Favorite Fall Makeup Beauty Trends

Time to put away your shorts and tank tops and bring out cozy sweaters and boots! Fall is right around the corner (it officially begins on September 22)! We’re excited to celebrate the return of pumpkin spice lattes, leaves changing colors, and Halloween. Not only that, the return of darker and more romantic looks that match the season. Here are our favorite makeup trends to get inspired from and incorporate into your beauty routine!  

 

Vampy Lipstick

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Photos courtesy of @BrandonLundby and @nyane

Nothing screams autumn more than a burgundy lip- a staple for the Fall season! It’s a romantic look that is fitting for the colder months and can be paired together with a dramatic cut crease or a simple cat eye (pictured above).  Wearing dark lipstick can be intimidating, but it can also be empowering! Our pro tip would be to line and fill in your lips with a similar colored lip liner. For extra reinforcement for your budge-free lip, blot some lipstick off and then reapply.

 

Feathery Lashes

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Full false lashes not only look great, but they make your eyes look larger and more awake. As long as your lashes and brows are on, you’ll instantly look more put together! Keep your eyeshadow simple for a modern touch that won’t overpower those voluminous  false lashes. We also suggest giving your bottom lashes some extra TLC as well! Just apply a coat of mascara and line your waterline with black eyeliner. For an extra touch of drama, add some bottom individual false eyelashes as well.

 

Angelic Glow

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Photo courtesy of Steve Granitz/Getty and Monica Szwelicka

Time to lighten up on the heavy-handed highlight and contouring!  It’s all about placing your highlight on strategic places like your forehead and top of your cheekbone. These areas are where you want people to look at and be mesmerized by your glow. Another pro tip would be to enhance it more with either a luminizing primer or highlight stick. Even when the weather is gloomy, you’ll stay looking sun kissed even during the stormiest days!

 

Nude Lips

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Photos courtesy of David M Bennett/Getty Images and @shaymitch

Great news for our beauty lovers: you can wear your nude lipsticks all year round! Stick out from the crowd and rock your favorite summer lip instead if you’re not feeling a darker lip color. Shades in the range of peaches, pinks, beiges, and browns bring and show warmth to your face. Pair everything off with an eye look that’s PSL-inspired and you’re ready to go!

Stay tuned for next week where we talk to our Chic Studios’ instructors about their favorite Fall products!