FALL in love with these Fall Colors! Make Up First ® Pro Shop

At Make Up First ® Pro Shop we are celebrating Fall and taking inspiration from these gorgeous autumn colors. Feeling drab? Try adding these colors to your daily makeup looks.


screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-4-32-20-pm“FIRST” by MAKE UP FIRST ® (Maqpro) – HERE.  INGLOT – HERE . KEVYN AUCOIN –HERE.


Screen Shot 2016-09-22 at 4.04.55 PM.pngBECCA Luminous Blush, available HERE. INGLOT Blush, available HERE, and HERE.


Colors we love for the fall season:


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

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

“Pink Eye” (Shadow) – It’s Contagious [and Make Up First ® Pro Shop caught it]

Caution: “PINK-EYE” is highly contagious!

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Catch the pink fever!!  Make Up First ® Pro Shop has you covered with all of your pink – product needs.

INGLOT eye-shadow is available in soft pink, pink shimmer, and dark pink. These three shades are perfect for creating a sultry smokey-eye.

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Available HERE, HERE, and HERE

Pro Secret: Did you know? You can use blush as eye-shadow!

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INGLOT Blushes are available HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

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Kevyn Aucoin, available HERE and HERE

If the “pink-eye” trend is not for you, for the upcoming season, we suggest BECCA’s Ombre Rouge Palette,  and/or BECCA’s Ombre Nudes Palette. Available HERE and HERE

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Don’t go to your Doctor for this affliction.  Schedule an appointment at the Make Up First ® Pro Shop for all of your “pink-eye” needs.

For more “Pink-Eye” Shadow inspiration, check out these face charts from former student Ruei – Lan (Instagram: @rl.mua)! To learn how to create Face Charts like these, Ruei -Lan will host our next Face Chart Workshop on September 30th. Register HERE.

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

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

Never Leave Home Without…Your Eyebrows!! [Find Your Brows at Make Up First ® Pro Shop]

This week, we are talking  Shop, Make Up First ® Pro Shop, that is!

Pick your poison; we have pencils, mousses (mice?), tints, (some with wands), and powders. We’ve got you covered for all of your brow needs!

unspecified-1(3).jpgKevyn Aucoin – Precision Brow Pencil

Throw away your pencil sharpener!  This ultra slim, dual-ended retractable brow pencil and brush sculpts, defines and shapes eyebrows. The pencil glides on smoothly, allowing you to draw individual hairs; giving your eyebrows a full appearance.

dipbrowtaupe.jpgAnastasia Dipbrow Pomade

Want it all?  You should have it!  The smudge-free, waterproof pomade formula
glides on skin and hair smoothly to create clean, defined brows. The formula works as a brow primer and provides color, sculpture, and shading.  By the way…it is ideal for oily skin and in humid climates.


BECCA Shadow and Light Contour Mousse

 BECCA Shadow & Light Brow Contour Mousse contours and highlights the brows to create fuller-looking arches to beautifully frame the face. The Brow Enhancing Mousse side (darker shade) thickens, fills in gaps, and extends the brows with advanced technology fibers that adhere to existing brow hairs and the skin—creating the most natural-looking, hair-like effect. The Arch Defining Crème accentuates and sharpens for perfectly-defined brows. Long-lasting, water-resistant, and smudge proof, these formulas stay put and leave a natural-looking finish.  For all skin types-for all brow colors!


Senna Brow Book

For all brow colors!!  Brow expert and Senna founder, Eugenia Weston, designed this super skinny, refillable magnetic palette as the ultimate pro tool to master perfect brows on everyone. The Brow Book contains: 9 highly pigmented, natural looking and long wearing matte powder brow powders that suit every brow and skin tone! Always finish with Brow Fix X for all-day hold and conditioning of brow hairs.


Senna Brow Fix X

In a rush?  Use a brow mascara!  Hydrating, smooth gliding formula has conditioning Chamomile and Allantoin to strengthen brow hair, add healthy shine, and tame and soften course brows. Fine fibers plump and texturize for a fuller, thicker look. Unique precision brush delivers perfect payoff to coat and define individual brow hairs. Tints fill in sparse brows and cover light blonde or gray brow hairs while blending in with natural hair color. Gives all day hold and is water soluble to remove easily.


Senna Sketch-A-Brow Pencil

Are you extra precise?  If so, you may want this fine and firm brow pencil.  It  gives ultra natural definition to create faux brow hairs, fill in sparse areas and boost brow arches with smudge proof and long lasting color. Complete with a never-sharpen retractable tip and blending comb.  Couldn’t be easier!

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

Store Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm and Friday 9am – 5pm.

For questions regarding products or our classes please visit our website http://www.makeupfirst.com or call us directly 312-621-0801.




Endless Summer [at Make Up First ® Pro Shop]

Let’s face it!  Every year, we mourn the end of the warm, sunny days of summer. We love the almost magical feel of the sun and the natural “healthy” glow it creates. * Everyone loves to have, as well as to see, a face that radiates health and confidence. Fear not!  At Make Up First ® Pro Shop, we can create the illusion of a never-ending summer.



Recreate the illusion of summer-kissed skin, with  Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil.  This versatile bronzing powder contains two sections; in one section, the gold and copper micro-milled crystal pigments highlight; in the other, the warm matte  bronzer  sculpts and defines, as well as further provides a golden, flawless finish. Available in Dessert Days and Desert Nights.




With  Kevyn Aucoin Matte Bronzing Veil,  an ultra-fine powder with a velvety texture that adds bronzing glow to the skin, summer never ends!  This multipurpose powder can be used for bronzing, highlighting, and sculpting. Gradated shades allow versatility for use on face and eyes. Formulated with nylon to promote “slip” for perfect, flawless application.


Don’t like to use just powders?  Not to worry!  BECCA Luminous Body Perfecting Mousse  is an air-whipped cream-to-powder formula that adds warmth and luminosity with a soft-focused finish. The versatile formula contains crushed pearls (!) to smooth, prime and perfect the complexion, creating a beautiful subtle lit-from-within complexion. Oil-free and lightweight, this formula melts into the skin for a naturally luminous finish that lasts all day. Wear it alone, under or even over foundation to create your “summer glow.”


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Make Up First ® Pro Shop is located 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 606054

For additional information on products or classes please visit www.makeupfirst.com or call us directly 312-621-0801

*Don’t forget to use a sunscreen under your makeup every day of the year!

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!

Available Here

“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.

Available Here

Nurturing Force -Twinkle Don’t Wrinkle


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



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
  2. We even sell chairs! Find them HEREmst-690
  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


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