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Do’s and Don’ts of Foundation – Makeup School in New York City

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro makeup artist or novice, we all want to achieve flawless skin that is radiant along with pore-and-blemish-free. Makeup is meant to boost our confidence and express ourselves with a first glance. With so many different foundations out there, it can be easy to make mistakes and choose the wrong one for you. Foundation is the base– in order for your makeup to look perfect, you need to make sure your face is a seamless canvas. Here are some major do’s and don’t’s when it comes to foundation!

At our New York makeup school, there’s so much to cover in four weeks of class time! Whatever your skill in makeup is, we’re always keen to go over the basics and build our way up. We talk about the importance of hygiene in our Beauty Makeup course; if your station isn’t clean, the chances of you getting hired again are slim! From there, we go on about color matching, color theory, brush fundamentals, as well as foundation. In order to create perfect makeup, you need to make sure everything underneath is flawless as well. Did we miss something? Be sure to let us know your favorite makeup tip in the comments. 

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How to Be a Makeup Artist in Los Angeles

There are so many reasons as to why becoming a makeup artist is a fulfilling career path! Some of the top reasons are you get to utilize your creativity, make your own hours (depending on the job), and meet other like-minded creatives across all facets of the industry. If you love makeup and want to unleash your creativity, makeup artistry is the career for you. It may be intimidating, but just about every entertainment venture requires makeup artists. But how do you actually become a makeup artist, and what do you need to do it? Should you attend makeup school like Chic Studios? Should you join the union? Read on for answers to those questions and more in our Chic Guide to how to be a makeup artist in Los Angeles.

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What To Do After You Graduate from a Makeup School in Los Angeles

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Going to a makeup school and receiving proper training is a huge privilege in the professional beauty industry. However, a lot of people looking into enrolling at a makeup school are uncertain of where their future lies. At Chic Studios, makeup school in Los Angeles, we’re always getting asked the question, “What happens next after your students graduate?” We’re glad to give our students the Chic Pro Community after graduating from our Professional Makeup Course. It gives them a platform to start putting themselves out there and booking jobs!

It’s no joke to spend your money on something you’re not absolutely sure about. But the thing is, how will you know if you don’t try? Here’s what you need to do after you graduate from a makeup school in Los Angeles

Remember beauties, in order to be successful, you need to take the opportunities given and manifest them! It all starts with you and your attitude towards the future of your career.

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Why Social Media is Important for a Makeup Artist in NYC

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We’ve talked about social media before in our last Chic Life blog called Building an Online Presence as a Makeup Artist. It’s an ever-growing field that can make or break your business! Living in New York can be a challenge for those trying to break into the professional beauty industry. There are so many other talented makeup artists in the area which makes it harder to stand out. However, at our makeup school in NYC, we know that social media is important for a makeup artist. We have a course available to anyone who enrolls called Digital Beauty. It’s taught by Christina Vega, who is not only a professional makeup artist, an instructor at Chic Studios but also a social media influencer! She currently stands at almost 40k followers on her page and is constantly gaining more attention from her amazing makeup tutorials to her gorgeous curly hair. Take your business to the next level and see why social media is important for a makeup artist in NYC!

By creating a social media presence online, your job as a freelance makeup artist will become a lot easier. It’s easier for both old and new clients to contact you and you can market your skills instantly. It’s a dynamic marketing tool and it’s absolutely cost-effective.

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Beauty Trade Shows that Need to Come to Denver

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In preparation for our Chic Studios makeup school in Denver, our team did a lot of research in how large the beauty community is in the city. It may not be like New York and Los Angeles, but it’s growing! We always love being a part of local beauty events, so we did our best to see if there were any in the city that needed a beauty bar. Upon research, we were only able to find one expo: Colorado Beauty + Hair Expo which happened in October 2017. We bet it’s an amazing event, but we’d love for bigger beauty conventions to come to the area! Here is a quick list of beauty tradeshows that need to come to Denver! Because if most of these shows travel around… then why not choose Denver as their next spot?

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Spring Beauty Trends We’ll be Teaching at our Makeup School in Los Angeles

With the inauguration of spring, we’re turning to the red carpet for spring beauty trends that we’ll be teaching at our makeup school in Los Angeles! These celebrities wowed the crowd during their red carpet appearances in 2018 and we can’t wait to recreate them during rotations as part of our Professional Makeup CourseEvery month at our makeup school in LA, we tell each new student enrolled to turn to their favorite makeup artists and celebrities for inspiration. The following beauty looks are examples of how our students can test their skills as well as show off their creativity!

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Smokey Liner

If smokey eyes and cat eyes had a baby, this look would be it! Renowned celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta kept the edges of Bella Hadid’s wings sharp as a blade but buffed out the top part to smoke it up towards her temples. If you thought the smokey eye was edgy– you need to try this look out! Remember to always pair an intense eye look with a blindingly bright highlighter, peachy nude blush, and lipstick. Keep everything neutral so that all the attention is focused on the eyes. You’re ready to slay for the night out!

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6 Hottest Eyeshadow Palettes For a Makeup School in NYC

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2018 has been the year for makeup! Along with the Top Foundations For a Professional Makeup School, we’ve asked Chic Studios director, Amy Nicole for her list of top 6 hottest eyeshadow palettes for a makeup school in New York City. The following are amazing palettes from great brands which are handy not only for a pro kit but a personal makeup kit as well. Amy’s choices are completely versatile and able to work on various skin tones and skin types!

Even though we have a set kit for each student enrolled, our makeup school in NYC is not limited to just that. Our classroom is a huge hub of brands, big and small, and open for all students to come in and play with during rotations. In our Professional Makeup Course, we want to make sure our students are exposed to as many brands as possible before they’re pushed into the pro beauty industry. It’s great for them to see how different brands work on various skin tones and skin types. (more…)

What Do I Learn at a Makeup School in Denver?

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Makeup artistry is not for the fainthearted! Breaking into the makeup industry can take years of work but one piece of advice that most people say is to go to makeup school. By enrolling in a makeup school, you have already created a foundation for a fruitful makeup career. Chic Studios, a makeup school in Denver, knows just how crucial time is for enrolled students. All of our students have one thing in common: they love makeup and want to make it their career. Unlike most programs, our Professional Makeup Course is a 4-week program and students will receive certification at the end along with a portfolio photo shoot. We give our students the tools for success so that when they graduate, they’re ready to start working in the professional beauty industry. Here are some of our top lessons that you learn at a professional makeup school in Denver!

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