Make Up First® Pro Shop Gift Guide!

Stay home – stay warm!  Shop with us online and find the perfect makeup gifts that won’t break the bank!  (Free shipping!) 


PRODUCTS: OCC Stained Gloss Test Tube Trio ($19), BeautyBlender® Liner.Designer ($16), MODELROCK + ROSHAR Lashes Style #07 ($12), Monda Studio Brush Tube ($20), FIRST by Make Up First® (MAQPRO) Makeup Mixer ($14)

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PRODUCTS: KEVYN AUCOIN  Eyelash Curler ($21), Make Up First® Large Palette ($22), Vueset Crazy Jane Palette ($22), FACE atelier Lip Glaze ($28), Sigma® F80 Flat Kabuki Brush ($25)


PRODUCTS: Sigma® 2x Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Glove ($39), BECCA Blushed with Light Palette ($34), BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector Liquid ($36), KEVYN AUCOIN The Essential Mascara ($32), Make Up Eraser The Mini Make Up Eraser 4-Pack ($40)


Make Up First® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602. Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. (FREE SHIPPING) on our website

The “You’ve Been Extra Good” List

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screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-10-46-07-am1. TEMPTU Air ($195) TEMPTU Air is the first cordless airbrush makeup device for instant, effortless skin perfection. Our patented technology delivers less makeup and more complete coverage than makeup brush application. Airpods sold separately.

Screen Shot 2016-12-08 at 10.46.12 AM.png2. Glamcor Riki Light ($195) The hottest mirror in the professional world is now available at Make Up First®. Attachments include: optimum lighting, rechargeable battery, bluetooth selfie function, five stage dimming3x magnifying mirror (magnetic/ attached to the mirror), phone clip (magnetic/ attached to the mirror),    stand, and it’s ultra lightweight!

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-10-46-16-am3. Monda Studio Tall Director Chair ($130) Designed specifically for makeup artists, this director chair stays upright and comes complete with a side table on one side and several pouches on the other making it perfect for storing all your tools. Lightweight and durable, this chair can be folded and easily carried from one         location to another.

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-10-46-34-am4. Z Palette – Z Potter ($85) De-Potting is now safe, simple, and efficient.  Introducing the Z POTTER, a game-changing device that expertly separates your makeup from its original packaging and melts your lipsticks and concealers, saving   you time, saving your makeup, and saving your body parts!

Screen Shot 2016-12-08 at 10.46.22 AM.png5. Stilazzi Gone Topless Professional Makeup Case ($350) Perhaps Stilazzi’s most modular single professional makeup case, Gone Topless can be reconfigured in a number of ways to fit the needs of your job. As the requirements for your job evolve, so does your ability to set up your case to fulfill them.

Screen Shot 2016-12-08 at 10.46.27 AM.png6. Bdellium Studio 24- Piece Brush Set ($165) The Luxury 24-Piece Brush Set is the perfect brush set for overall flawless makeup application. This set comes equipped with all the brushes you need to apply eye, face, and body makeup from base and priming application to perfect a perfect finish. It also comes with a roll up pouch that has 20 pockets to accommodate a wide range of brushes and an additional 4 side pockets to hold small or loose items in place.

Make Up First® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60654.  For more information, please visit

Dare to Dazzle! Be The Life Of Our Party!

In anticipation for our Make Up First® Annual Holiday Party (and 10 year anniversary), we are sharing our favorite holiday 2016 makeup trends!

Get the looks at our Make Up First® Pro Shop, in store or online (FREE SHIPPING)!



Get The Look

For the Eyes,  FIRST® by Make Up First (MAQPRO) Pro Matte Eyeshadow Palette, FIRST® by MAKE UP FIRST Star Powder in US.04. For the Lips, KEVYN AUCOIN The Lip Pencil in Minimal and KEVYN AUCOIN The Matte Lip Color in Enduring  For the Brows, BECCA Shadow & Light Brow Contour Mousse.


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For the Lips, try AJ CRIMSON S+M Sultry and Matte Lipstick in #SipsTea. Add gloss to bump it up; use KEVYN AUCOIN The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses.



FIRST® By Make Up First Star Powders and Loose Glitter, available HERE and HERE.

Don’t Forget….Our Holiday Party is TONIGHT from 6pm – 9pm! To RSVP, call 312-621-0801 or email

Make Up First®  is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602, for more information please visit

Make Up First® Holiday Party – Teasers!

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Make Up First® Metallics! Like to play? Like to watch? Come on over… Demos and more on December 2nd at our Annual Holiday Party. The fun begins at 6pm and extends to 9pm. The Make Up First® Pro Shop will be open; special holiday discounts on products.

You don’t want to miss this!  To RSVP, please call the School 312-621-0801 or email

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Can’t make it? Afraid we will sell out? Find our products in store or online!

Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.29.45 PM.png   BECCA – SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED, HERE.

Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.30.42 PM.png     INGLOT – EYE SHADOW SINGLES, AVAILABLE HERE.

 Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.31.13 PM.png     INGLOT – AMC FACE AND BODY ILLUMINATOR, FIND THEM HERE.

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-25-26-pm  MEHRON – METALLIC POWDER, AVAILABLE HERE

Make Up First® is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602. For more information on products or workshops please call 312-621-0801 or visit

The Make Up First® Pro Shop is OPEN to the public M-F 9am – 5pm.




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Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry celebrates our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Join Make Up First® on December 2nd from 6pm – 9m for our annual HOLIDAY PARTY! There will be Raffle Prizes, Discounted Products, Demos, and Treats for every guest!

To RSVP, please call the School 312.621.0801.  Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602.

“Case Of The Mondays?” Make Up First® Pro Shop Can Help!

Recovering from a long weekend? “Case of the Mondays?”  Let Make Up First® Pro Shop help you look refreshed and look awake…even if you don’t feel like you are! Follow our 3 easy steps!

Step 1: Prep your Skin.

SPLASH some cold water on your face to WAKE UP!!  Now that you are awake, lets go!

To refreshen your skin and tighten your pores, spritz your face with Embryolisse Rose Water. Next apply moisturizer!  Can’t go wrong with  Embryolisse Lait-Creme for your face and neck. With your finger of choice, gently pat eye cream on the delicate under-eye skin,using  Embryolisse Soin Contour Des Yuex . Follow with your lip prep, applying Rosebud Salve to lock in moisture and add a glossy lip.

Step 2: Correct and Conceal.

Cover your dark circles with Eve Peal Corrector Duos, available in 4 shades (Fair/Light, Light/ Medium, Medium/Tan, and Tan/Dark, (available HERE). The Eve Pearl duos have two shades of salmon.  Use the darker salmon color to color-correct blue/purple colored dark circles, and the lighter shade to brighten. For those fortunate individuals who do not suffer from dark under-eye circles, a less intense brightening try BECCA’s Under Eye Brightening  Corrector, available HERE.


STEP 3: Open your Eyes.

No need to go all out. To open your eyes, simply curl your lashes, add liner, and mascara. These 3 quick steps will dramatically waken you up without adding extra time or unnecessary product. Our favorite lash curler is Tweezerman Pro Lash Curler, available HERE. For a quick and easy liner, use KEVYN AUCOIN’s Precision Eye Pencil Premitif; it is actually double-sided, with a smudger, changing what you started as a cat eye, into a beautiful smokey eye with one smudge. Finally, use KEVYN AUCOIN’s The Curling Mascara found HERE.

For more information on products or classes available at Make Up First® please visit our website, or email

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

Does Your Lipstick Fade? The Make Up First® Pro Shop Is Here For You!

Losing Your Lips!  Don’t Panic!  As Always… The Make Up First® Pro Shop Will Show You How To Find Them!



Pencils are your new best friend. Tip: Line and fill in your lip with lip pencil (the color of your lipstick or a neutral flesh color will do). This will create an additional layer for an all day wear; while keeping your lipstick from going stray.

Pro Tip: For reshaping your lips, we recommend adding a light layer of foundation or concealer to create a clean canvas. Before you add your lipstick, you can draw your desired lip shape or hide imperfections with your lip pencil! 

Setting your lipstick. To make lipstick last, setting lipstick is a non-negotiable. Especially for weddings, events, and photoshoots! 

Pro Tip: Did you know you can powder your lips?  Take a piece of tissue paper and separate the 2-ply so you have a single ply piece. Place it over your lips and with a powder brush, softly dust your translucent setting powder on top. This will remove the oils in the lipstick creating a longer, less smudge-able finish. For extra longevity, try this step twice.  (first hd powder)

Our Fall Fav’s from (Listed Clockwise): OCC Lip Tar RTW, OCC Lip Pencils, AJ Crimson (THESE COLORS ARE OUT OF STOCK– WE HAVE THE LAST!), KEVYN AUCOIN, FIRST by Make Up First® Lip + Cheek Palettes


Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602. For questions about the our products visit our website or email