Gretchen | Grand Rapids, MN Bridal Makeup

Gretchen is all about bling, purple, and having a good time.  It’s only natural that she decided to get married on New Years Eve!  We decided to go with something between a party and bridal look, incorporating silvers, purples, and a touch of glitter.  What’s even more fun is each member of her bridal party had a unique individual look for the night, what a great way to end the year! Continue reading

Urban Decay “De-Slick in a Tube” Review | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

From Urban Decay’s website:

“Banish greasy spots and take control of oil! Our lightweight gel keeps you matte all day long. Dab it on for touch-ups without messing your makeup.

It’s time to take control of your oil and put your matte face forward. Our lightweight gel performs anywhere, anytime: dab it on all day for touch-ups without ruining your perfectly applied makeup. It’s completely color-neutral, so it works great on naked skin, under foundation, or over makeup. Formulated to help tighten pores for a youthful, shine-free finish. De-Slick even works to keep skin matte under hot studio lights and in the muggiest of heat (so you know this addicting formula provides fierce absorbing action.)” Continue reading

Makeup Workshop | Bayfield, WI Makeup Artist

My friend Anna from cosmetology school owns a spa (Superior Body Massage & Spa) in Bayfield, Wisconsin and asked me if I would like to come out and teach a few classes in her new salon space (Oolala Hair Studio) which I of course said yes to!  We put together two workshops, one aimed at more mature concerns and the other focusing on current trends and styles, both were absolutely wonderful and so much fun.  I grabbed a few photos to share with you so enjoy! Continue reading

Why Hire A Makeup Artist? | Duluth, MN Bridal Makeup

This post is a blog I wrote for my good friends at Mad Chicken Studio, I think it’s only appropriate that it be posted here at least once as well.  You can find the original post here.  Enjoy!

So you’ve found the dress of your dreams, the PERFECT wedding venue, and your wedding photographer couldn’t be a better fit for your big day.  While putting together these important components for your event and deciding on a thousand other essential items, you may have overlooked one crucial detail – your makeup.  Having your makeup done professionally is truly the final step in pulling your look together, adding that finished touch that shows in every photograph. Continue reading

Welcome | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

Hey there!

Welcome to my shiny new blog!  This site will be host to exclusive content such as product reviews, behind the scenes info on shoots and makeup looks, updates, and much much more so please check back regularly!  I still want to adjust a few things with the appearance and perhaps add some more fun features but for now I just want to start posting.  Check out my “about” section for a few more tidbits of information as well.

I truly hope you enjoy this blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it.  Thanks so much for visiting and I look forward to interacting with all of you!


Derick Cich