Our Favorite “Multi-Taskers” Make Up First ® Pro Shop

BECCA Beach Tints

BECCA Beach Tints are a blend-able, two-in-one cheek and lip stain.  Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E to repair and soothe skin, and it stays put with a subtle, fruity scent. Can also be applied under powder blush, lip balm, or gloss, for added intensity!

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“First” by Make Up First ® Mixer

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A moisturizer, primer, thinner, mixer and makeup remover! This all-in-one product can do it all.

Moisturizer + Primer: The Mixer preps and moisturizes the the skin. Use before applying pigmented products, such as, “First” by Make Up First foundations, made from natural waxes.

Makeup Thinner: mixed with foundations for example, it gives the product the exact coverage you want depending on how much makeup Mixer is put in the mixture. The more Make-up Mixer you add, the sheerer the make up will be.

Mixing Medium: If you want to create a colour by mixing two or more existing colours, add a little make-up Mixer: the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.

Fonction DEMAQUILLANT: Makeup Mixer removes the makeup perfectly while rehydrating the skin.

**The Makeup Mixer is suitable for all skin types and colors.

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Nurturing Force -Twinkle Don’t Wrinkle

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Made with Aloe Vera as its primary ingredient, Twinkle Not Wrinkle is an HD Primer for the total eye area, with the added benefit of being a high performance quick absorbing light weight treatment cream. Can also be used as an eye base to give shadows added longevity.

Best applied all over the eye area. It moisturizes, plus helps firm & minimize file lines & wrinkles.

Available Here

BECCA LUMINOUS BLUSH

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Designed to flatter all skin tones, wear them alone for luminosity, or layered on top of your favorite matte blush. Can be used on the eyes and lips! (Yes, lips!) We LOVE the “Blushed Copper” for eyes, perfect as an autumn color. Our pick for the lips-“Snapdragon,” just pat on  with your finger.

Available Here

For more information on products or questions about our classes, please visit http://www.makeupfirst.com or call use directly 312-621-0801.

Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle Suite 1010 Chicago IL 60654

5 Things You May Not Know About Us! {Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry}

At Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry we offer many perks that students may not even know about!

  1. We offer chair rentals for makeup artists/stylists: 2 hours, $25.00. To reserve a chair, simply contact the school, by phone or email. Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 12.55.58 PM
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  3. Current and former students can retake any class in our certification program for $25.00. ($75 if a model needs to be hired.) 20160301_makeup_first_classrooms_002
  4. At Make Up First ® Pro Shop, open to the public,  we sell more than 50 + brands, available here: https://makeupfirst.com/makeup-shop/  screen_shot_2016-04-04_at_2.49.53_pm
    Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry by INGLOT available HERE
  5. Current and former students who refer a student the School (and the student takes a class) will receive a $250.00 credit for any workshop held at Make Up First ®! Register for our upcoming workshop, ROY WOOLEY, HEREScreen Shot 2016-07-19 at 6.15.17 PM.png

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For more information about our classes or products please visit our website http://www.makeupfirst.com or call us directly at 312-621-0801.

Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry is located 100 N. LaSalle Suite 1010, Chicago IL 60602

Make Up First ® Olympics! GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE!

Forget Rio! You can find the  metals at our Make Up First ® Pro Shop:  Gold, Silver, and Bronze!

INGLOT  Face and Body Illuminators are sure to add a luminous glow. They can be mixed with your foundation or applied alone to the high points of the face.  Available HERE. They are sure to win you over!

Go for the GOLD with “FIRST” by Make Up First ® Star Pigments! Pair the loose powder with a mixing medium to create the perfect eyeshadow, or eyeliner,  guaranteed to make it through the “finish line”.  Available HERE and HERE.

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You can also opt to roll on your GOLD with Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadows, found HERE.

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Didn’t get the gold?  No worries, you will still shine in SILVER with INGLOT Pearl Shadows, available HERE and HERE.

Settle for BRONZE with the BECCA Luminous Blush  (powder) in “Blushed Copper”, available HERE.

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BECCA Shimmering Perfector Creams are also winners!  Buy them HERE.

 

Place your powders on with BECCA – One Perfecting Brush available in limited edition colors. HERE and HERE.

For more information on products or our classes, please visit our website http://www.makeupfirst.com or call us directly at 312-621-0801.

Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago IL 60602

Make Up First ® Pro Shop: Best Makeup for Deeper Skin Tones

This week we have created a list of our favorite makeup brands and products for deep skin tones and complexions.

 

 

“First” by Make Up First ® (maqpro)

“First” by Make Up First (maqpro) has a selection of foundation palettes as well as corrector palettes that are created for deeper complexions. We recommend using the “First” by Make Up First Mixer to sheer down product. The mixer also moisturizes and primes the skin — or add it on the high points on the face for a dewy finish!

 

BECCA + Kevyn Aucoin

BECCA and Kevyn Aucoin have a plethora of foundations, blushes, lip colors, and illuminizers that work on EVERY SKIN TONE! for medium to deeper complexions, we recommend the following:

BECCA Luminous Blushes, available here.

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BECCA Ever-Matte Foundation, find all of the shades on our website.

Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadows

(use on eyes and high points of the face for an illuminator!)

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AJ Crimson

AJ Crimson, former Head of Makeup for the Wendy Williams Show, has recently added new products to his makeup line. We find the foundation palettes and corrector duos not only cover the skin, but make everyone look flawless!

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Why we love it? The beeswax, vitamin E, and natural oil ingredients allow the product to effortlessly glide on the skin for a smooth finish.

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AJ Crimson lipstick shades  work on every skin tone. Our summer favorites are #SipsTea, Bondage, Round Two, and Subculture (featured left to right), available here.

Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602.  For more information on products or our classes and workshops, please visit our website www.makeupfirst.com.

For additional questions call us directly at 312.621.0801, or email info@makeupfirst.com.

 

Lip Lip Hooray, Make Up First ® Celebrates National Lipstick Day!

“Red is the color of life, of blood. I love red.” -Coco Chanel 

In honor of National Lipstick Day, not just 10 but…11 FUN FACTS!

Did you know….

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1. Both men and women wore lipstick in ancient Egypt. Colors worn; blue, black, red, and orange.  In Egypt, lip stains were made from reflective Beatles and fish scales; mixed with pigments, and plants. (2000 – 800 B.C.)

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2. During the Middle Ages, in Europe, it was believed that use of red lip color was Satanic, and even banned! (800 – 1200 B.C.) After hundreds of years of bare lips (late 1500’s) Queen of England Elizabeth I  made red lipstick increasingly popular with her use of crimson lips and white face.

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also wore the crimson lips and rouge on their cheeks. Queen Victoria banned lipstick, once again- as it was “impolite”, in the 1800’s. 

3. In 1910, English women went so far as to have their lips tatted.

4. In America, 1912, women Suffragettes successfully marched, wearing the scandalous red lip, as a rebellious statement to obtain the women’s right to vote.

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5. Due to the popularity of silent films in the 1920’s, actresses like Clara Bow popularized the specific-shaped upper lip. Lipsticks were manufactured with a pointed tip to help create the desired (Clara) “Bow” lip. 

 6. In the 1930’s lip liner and other accessories such as, lip stencils, were manufactured to help women achieve the perfect lip shape.

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Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 11.50.48 AM.png7. During WWII,  despite limited supplies, women were encouraged to wear red lipstick, to help the morale of GI’s. 

8. Marylin Monroe wore a trademark red lip; her go-to color was “Diabolique” by Guerlain

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9. In the 1960’s, for the first time in history cosmetic manufacturers targeted the teen market; the red lip was replaced by the nude or “shrimp” lip, named after the beautiful model, Jean Shrimpton.

 10. In the 1980’s, First Lady Nancy Reagan was never seen without her trademark red lips, together with her wardrobe. On the other hand, the androgynous 80’s years the theatrical red lip appeared, e.g., David Bowie.

11. There are 7 billion (and counting) lipsticks in the world, just ask Siri!

Now, ANYTHING goes! Lip color is now available and worn in every color, and in any texture. In 2015, the super-matte texture ruled the runways and prompted the creation of the matte, “liquid lip”.

Thanks to social media, lips are bigger than ever, literally! (notice the large font??)

At Make Up First ® Pro Shop we have selected our favorites! ( “First” by Make Up First Lip + Cheek PaletteAJ Crimson, Kevyn Aucoin – Matte Lip Color, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and  MODELROCK)

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Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602. For questions about the our products or the School please call 312-621-0801 or email info@makeupfirst.com

Meet Joe Dulude II

Joe Dulude II is a world renowned makeup artist, best known for his Tony Award winning musical, Wicked.  Joe has continued to design makeup for Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End, as well as contributed to film productions, such as; The Discovery, Ghostbusters and Central Intelligence.

His recent theatrical work includes; Holiday Inn, Spongebob the Musical, Anastasia, Allegiance, Dr. Zhivago, On the Town, If/Then, Beautiful, The Wedding Singer, Grease!, Follies, Jekyll & Hyde and many more!

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Before his design work on Broadway, Joe worked as a freelance makeup artist in New York City and Los Angeles. Joe’s makeup has been seen on E!, Style and Lifetime, as well as commercials.

Joe is also a fine artist and photographer. His artwork is featured below,

Joe is also a theatrical makeup teacher at Pace University, Muhlenberg College, Hartt School, and is a visiting artist for Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry. He presents worldwide for The Powder Group, Kryolan, and The Makeup Show.  Throughout his career, Joe’s work has graced the faces of many actors and performers, too numerous to mention; for television, theatrical, film, and personal appearances.

We are honored to host Joe Dulude II for an upcoming workshop at

Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry:

JOE DULUDE WORKSHOP

8/27 – 8/28

10:00am – 4:00pm

Using theatrical techniques students will create beauty, editorial, and character makeup over the course of two days. Students will receive images of their work for their portfolios. Students have the option to take Day 1 only, Day 2 only or Both days at a discounted rate.

Price: $650 for day 1 + day 2 OR $350 for 1 day

To learn more about this workshop or other upcoming classes please visit our website www.makeupfirst.com

Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60654. For more information call 312-621-0801 or email info@makeupfirst.com

 

Friday’s Feature: AJ CRIMSON

AJ Crimson, former Head of Makeup for the Wendy Williams Show and makeup artist to the stars (Oprah anyone?)  has recently added new products to his makeup line AJ CRIMSON.

After trying the foundation palettes and corrector duos we find that they not only cover the skin; but make everyone look flawless!

Foundation

(Featured Left to Right:  Fair-Tan, Conceal-Highlight, Warm-Deep)

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AJ CRIMSON foundations are sold in the books show above. You can buy the books separately or all 3 as an “Artist Kit”. At our Make Up First ® Pro Shop, we have signed copies of the “Artist Kits”. They are also sold as singles, featured below.

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Why we love it? The beeswax, vitamin E, and natural oil ingredients allow the product to effortlessly glide on the skin for a smooth finish.

Corrector Duos

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Lipstick

AJ Crimson lipstick shades  work on every skin tone. Our summer favorites are #SipsTea, Bondage, Round Two, and Subculture (featured left to right), available here.

Loose Powder

ajcrimsonloosesettingpowderbambooAJ Crimson has two shades of loose powder; neutral and bamboo, best used for setting your cream contour, a la Kim K.

This Month we are excited to promote our July Promo:

July Make Up First ® Pro Shop Promo –15% OFF All AJ CRIMSON PRODUCTS, here!!  

Code: AJCJULY15

Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602.

 For more information on products or our classes and workshops, please visit our website www.makeupfirst.com. For additional questions call us directly at 312.621.0801, or email info@makeupfirst.com.