Face Time: Looking Your Summer Best

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by DERICK CICH

It’s June which means summer weather has (hopefully) arrived. It’s finally time to get out your shorts, bathing suits, flip flops, and soak up some rays. As the temperatures rise, you are inevitably going to be a bit more active outdoors than in the cooler seasons and the last thing you want is your makeup melting off your face.

In my first post I’ll be giving you a few tips I use on my clients to help you enjoy the heat without sacrificing beauty. Over the years of doing makeup for clients I’ve learned a thing or two about long lasting makeup, especially when working with bridal clients in the summer. Makeup for photography and makeup for the beach are definitely worlds apart but with a few alterations I’ve come up with some easy recommendations for your every day summer looks.

Just like your wardrobe, your makeup…

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Base, Brows, Lashes: The Basics for Looking Beautiful

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When it comes to getting ready in the morning most people don’t have the time or desire to spend an hour on their makeup. The idea of picking out four different eye shadow shades before fully waking up is just too much for those of us who are not morning people (myself included). Fortunately for those who prefer getting a little extra sleep, following these three basic steps will not only give you a clean, put together look but also allow you to hit the snooze button a few more times without sacrificing your beauty routine.

Base

The first step to looking healthy and beautiful is making sure your skin looks healthy and beautiful. Depending on your skin’s needs this can range from simply applying some moisturizer and sunblock to full foundation and concealer. No matter what the condition, your skin is the foundation of all your makeup…

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Countdown to Looking Fabulous for Your Wedding | Derick Cich

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You’re engaged!  Congratulations! Before you can say “I do” there is a bit of work to be done though and fortunately for you you won’t have to do it all on your own. Here is a quick guide I’ve put together for all you brides and grooms to-be on looking your best for your wedding day. From a year out all the way to the morning of, you’ll find tips and direction to help avoid common mistakes that are often overlooked.

6-12 Months Out:

Any skin concerns that you may have should be addressed immediately by a professional. Depending on the issues it could take up to 12 months to achieve satisfactory results.
Establish a relationship with an Esthetician or Dermatologist you feel comfortable with if not already to start working on the perfect skin regimen for you.
If you are looking to reshape your eyebrows start…

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Alisha | Duluth, MN Bridal Makeup

Alisha was one of my 2013 season brides, I love the color palette she chose, very fall feeling with the copper and cranberry tones.  Thanks to Rachel Lee Photography for generously sharing the amazing photos she took.

Makeup by Derick Cich Makeup Artistry
Hair by Pure | A Salon
Photos by Rachel Lee Photography
Duluth, Minnesota, 2013

As Temps Plummet, Amp up Your Skincare Regimen

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My January column for Haven Magazine, Enjoy

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Aesthetics | By Derick Cich

Happy New Year Everyone! First off, I want to begin this post, my first of 2014 as well as my first as an official monthly columnist here at Haven Magazine, by expressing how incredibly excited I am for this year. I truly hope you all enjoy the topics I have planned for the next 12 months and that you find them informative as well as entertaining. Thank you for giving me your time and in return I will do my absolute best to keep you up-to-date, educated, and will always do my best in helping you look and feel your finest. With that, lets jump right into this month’s topic: Managing dry winter conditions in relation to your makeup and skincare.

As the blustery winter weather grows more and more frigid outside you have no choice but to layer up and make adjustments to your…

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2014 New Year Giveaway [01.06.14 – 01.09.14]

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Liner- Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil- LSD [Travel Size]
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer & Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara [Deluxe Samples]

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