A Chic Life

Clean Up and Declutter Your Professional Makeup Kit

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Stop making excuses and declutter your life! Not only will it make you feel better, but it’ll make your living space look better as well. When it comes to makeup, it can be easy to hoard and hold on to makeup for years. Every product we use has an expiration date on the label, but we always seem to disregard the fact. From foundation to mascara, we’re teaching you how to clean up and declutter your professional makeup kit and find out exactly when you should be replacing your makeup products.

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10 Ways to Treat Yourself Right in the New Year

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It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018! The New Year’s festivities are a great way to send off the embarrassing moments, career lows, and break-ups. Good vibes are the only thing we need for a new year as we invent new and improved versions of ourselves. With the new year comes so many new beginnings! As many of us set our goals and resolutions, it’s important to treat yourself right in the new year so you can stay focused and motivated.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Professional Makeup Artists

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It’s the first day of 2018 and everyone’s been given a chance for a fresh start at their hopes, goals, and dreams! Even if you don’t keep them for the whole year, resolutions are still worth making. It’s better to try than to not bother setting any goals at all. Here’s what we suggest as your New Year’s resolutions for professional makeup artists.

Is your New Year’s resolution to become a professional makeup artist? We’d love to have you in our Chic Studios classroom this year! Check out our courses at our LA makeup school and you’ll be a certified artist in 4 weeks after enrolling in our Professional Makeup Program! 2018 is about to be the year of YOU!

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Top Makeup Artists in Los Angeles Who Are Chic

The makeup industry is vast and full of talented individuals who are changing the way and face of beauty each day. We’re always looking for inspiration not only in fashion but also to iconic makeup artists who have made a name for themselves. If you love all things beauty, here is a list of the top makeup artists in Los Angeles who are chic! At our LA makeup school, we’re always turning to these influential artists and seeing how they transform their clients and create looks that are ready for the red carpet or a night out on the town.

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Patrick Ta

Makeup artist Patrick Ta has an uncompromising devotion to all things beauty. Born in San Diego, California, Patrick’s devotion to his craft has allowed him to develop a refined hand and keen eye for color and composition. After spending some time working at MAC Cosmetics in Arizona, Patrick moved to Los Angeles to pursue an independent career as a freelance makeup artist. He quickly captured the attention of many young celebrities who would soon become his top clients. Within his first year in Los Angeles, Patrick’s passion and talent for the art of makeup has introduced him to clients such as Shay Mitchell, Jessica Alba, Joan Smalls, Camilla Alves, Kendall Jenner, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Cara Delevinge, Padma Laksmhi, Olivia Culpo among others.

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Remaining in the Pro Makeup Industry in Los Angeles (LA)

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As soon as you graduate makeup school, you want to keep the momentum of your career going! One of the most straightforward goals you should have is to start booking clients. You can have the greatest skills as a makeup artist, but what is it worth if no one sees it? Booking clients is also a great way to sharpen and refine the skills that were taught to you as well. At our LA makeup school, we stress how important it is to make your mark and remain active in the pro makeup industry in Los Angeles! Here are some top tips that we teach our students…

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Building Online Presence as a Professional Makeup Artist

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As a makeup artist, we understand the importance of showcasing your work in the best way possible. We also understand that social media has become a regular tool in this day and age. For business and freelance purposes, having social media will not only help your image through showcasing talent, but it will also represent your professionalism and credibility. Building online presence as a professional makeup artist is the best way to engage the online makeup community as well as have potential clients find you.

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Top Holiday Beauty Products We Would Gift to Makeup Artists

At Chic Studios, LA makeup school, we love the holidays so why not give someone the gift of beauty? It’s the season of giving and our favorite makeup companies did not hold back on their holiday gift sets this year!  Check out these amazing holiday beauty products that we would gift to fellow makeup artists and anyone beauty obsessed.

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NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar

NYX Cosmetics put a glamorous spin on the traditional advent calendar and created something exciting for lipstick addicts! The NYX Cosmetics Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar comes with 24 gorgeous lip products behind each door to help you get excited as Christmas draws near. This is not only a gift for anyone who loves lipsticks, but also for anyone who wants to step out of their usual shade range and try something new. You never know what you’ll get with their huge selection of different lip products! This fun filled box is available at NYXCosmetics and Ulta for $65 and includes 3 Butter Glosses, 3 Butter Lipsticks, 2 Intense Butter Glosses, 4 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks, 3 Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks, 4 Matte Lipsticks, 3 Soft Matte Lip Creams and 2 Simply Lip Creams.

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How to Build Your Portfolio Like a Pro Makeup Artist

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If you’re looking for hands on guidance and training when it comes to building a portfolio like a pro makeup artist, Chic Studios has a class just for you! Included in our LA makeup school’s Professional Course is a chance to build our students’ portfolio so that they have images ready as soon as they graduate and receive their certification.

One of the biggest challenges for most makeup artists is finding a way to showcase their work other than posting before and after photos on their Instagram or Facebook page. The most important thing that all makeup artists need is a portfolio. Yes, clients may look at other factors like experience or credentials, but before any of that, they need to see your portfolio. Turning to websites like Model Mayhem to find models and photographers looking to work for credit is a great way to start building a portfolio and getting your work showcased online. At Chic Studios, we know how important it is to have the best portfolio possible when embarking on an amazing career in makeup artistry! 

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