Contouring and highlighting are essential parts of makeup routine nowadays, whether it be applying in editorial works, weddings, film/television, or everyday wear. These techniques will work wonders with changing your facial structure/highlighting your best assets of your face! You do not have to get a nose job or...Read More
Season is a changin’ here, which means hello to sweater weathers, pumpkin spice everything, and of course… new fall makeup trends! Here at Chic Studios LA, we are going to be teaching four awesome trends to rock this Fall and have people swooning at your looks! These trends would surely...Read More
Halloween is approaching! Time to get creative and spooky with some Halloween makeup! At Chic Studios LA, we absolutely love to recreate some of our favorite looks ranging from comic book characters to movie-inspired looks for this spook-tacular season. We encourage everyone to have some fun to achieve the looks,...Read More
A self-confessed cosmetics nerd, Pat McGrath creates the looks for 80 major fashion shows a year. She’s had her work published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and W, to name a few, and has worked with designers like Prada, Miu Miu, and Dolce and Gabbana. She’s also designed Armani’s cosmetics line and been in charge of Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetics since 2004. Because of her success in the pro makeup industry, she is one of our muses at our LA makeup school!
At Chic Studios, we take the expertise and knowledge of Pat McGrath’s legacy and cover it in our Fashion + Runway add-on! Our students not only re-create some of her runway looks, but they’re also given scenarios like working to create a uniform look and are timed to experience a real backstage setting.
McGrath has launched so many items in the last year, but here are some of the products that are super chic and a must-have in any makeup lover’s collection! We can’t wait to get our hands on these products from Pat McGrath Labs in our LA makeup school classroom!Read More
In our LA makeup school, we touch on how to set yourself up as a freelance artist as well as establishing yourself in professional makeup industry. In our Bridal + Business course, which is an intensive 22 hour course, you not only learn how to create bridal looks, but also how to handle clients, finances as a freelancer, and how to create a professional resume.
After becoming a certified makeup artist, there are many paths to choose from in order to build your client base and nab a spot in the professional makeup industry. You not only received a great education, but have learned from the best and have a huge array of makeup products in your kit prepared and ready to create! Here are 4 ways to become a successful makeup artist in Los Angeles and set yourself apart from others in the industry. Good luck and stay true to yourself!Read More
Sites like YouTube and Instagram have launched the world of makeup and beauty farther than anyone ever knew it could go. The US beauty industry is expected to market over $126 billion annually by 2019. With numbers like that, there is no better time to dive head first into the competitive field of makeup artistry.
It is important to note that the salary of makeup artists has an extremely wide range. This is a career of skill, and the best trained will be the ones making the most out of their education and receiving the highest pay. At Chic Studios we understand the competitive nature of this industry and all the hard work and dedication it takes to make it to the top. So, we wanted to dive deep into the real questions when choosing a professional beauty school....
Going to beauty school, where do you begin? Here are just a few things to consider when deciding on which school to attend:Read More
Unless you've been living under a rock, every fashion store has a beauty section located conveniently near the checkout. For years, Forever 21 has been the usual go-to for all our clothing needs and now they're making their own stand-alone beauty stop.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More