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November 3, 2018

Chic Studios Graduate Spotlight 2018

Wondering where our grads have gone to after graduating from Chic Studios? Many grads have started as freelancers, who eventually gained popularity with clients. Through word of mouth, they have expanded to have their own businesses or get completely booked as MUAs left and right! We caught up and talked...

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October 22, 2018

Four Fall Trends at Chic Studios LA

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...

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October 19, 2018

Our Halloween Makeup Favorites at Chic!

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,...

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December 1, 2017

How to Become a Successful Makeup Artist in Los Angeles

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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!

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November 29, 2017

Winter Beauty Trends We Teach at our Los Angeles Makeup School

The recent runway looks in NYC, Milan, London and fashion hotspots around the world showed off plenty of hot beauty trends for winter that we teach at our Chic Studios Los Angeles makeup schoolIn our LA makeup school, we take the expertise and knowledge of these growing trends and cover it in our Fashion + Runway add-on which is included in our Professional Makeup Course. Our students not only re-create some of these runway looks during rotations but they're given a photoshoot at the end of the course to jumpstart their professional portfolio. 
As a professional makeup artist, which ones should you know by heart? Here are some top choices:

1. Sweet Imperfection

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When doing your model’s lips, think “perfectly imperfect.” One trend displayed by Giambattista Valli was the smudged lip in bold statement colors, but not too precisely defined. Diffused edges on the lips give a dreamy effect to pouty, pursed lips or show off thinner ones.
Create the Look: The trick is looking as if you applied the lipstick effortlessly, or as if your model has just been kissed and smeared a touch. Don’t use a harsh lip liner, and apply the lipstick with more natural blending strokes.

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October 24, 2017

The Chic Studios Breakdown on Real Techniques Makeup Brushes

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Having the right makeup brushes is crucial when becoming a professional makeup artist. A great makeup brush will truly make a difference with any application. At Chic Studios, we make sure that our students have the right tools and we’re proud to exclusively use Real Techniques in our students’ makeup kits. In each kit, we give incoming students 18 new brushes that can be used to apply foundation, set powder, groom brows, and create gorgeous eye looks.

One of the most important things behind makeup artistry is using the right tools, and for many women, they’re not quite sure where to start. The majority of artists have grown up using triangle wedges, eye applicators, powder puffs, and even their fingers to apply makeup. Now that YouTube has been thriving as a way to learn the pro secrets, brushes seem like the perfect fit.

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