Derick Cich Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Snowflakes falling from the sky, sugary-sweet candy canes readily available wherever you go, twinkling lights shining from neighbors’ windows: December is here which means the holidays have officially arrived.  It also means you have less than a month to find the perfect gift.  Before you start scrambling, rest assured knowing I have you covered.   For all the nice beauty loving guys and girls on your list I present to you the 2013 holiday guide to guarantee not only that you’ll look good but they end up with something marvelous.

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New Head Shots |Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

Recently I got to be in front of the camera for a change, something I’m definitely not used to.  Thankfully one of my favorite photographer friends, Zlata Modeen of Zlata Modeen Photography, was there to ease me into the model role.  She did a great job of really capturing my more relaxed demeanor for my new head shots, I couldn’t be happier with the results.  Check out the full gallery below.

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Styled Bride: Briana | Duluth, MN Bridal Makeup

I was recently asked to participate in a contest hosted by Lake Superior Weddings and Events Magazine between local hair stylists, makeup artists, and floral designers featuring models from the area.  Below you will find a sneak peek of my contribution as well as the products I used to create the look.

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Kristen | Duluth, MN Bridal Makeup

Kristen definitely had one of my favorite bridal looks of the season to date, I absolutely love when brides ask for a little color.  Below you will find the products I used to achieve this gorgeous purple smokey eye look.

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Sigma Beauty – Resort Palette, Eye Shadow Bases, and Eye Liners

I was recently graciously sent some products from the lovely people of Sigma Beauty to try out.  In the past I have reviewed some of their brushes (which I adore) so I was excited to finally get my hands on some of their makeup.  Below you will find a few product images of what I received.

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Styled Nautical Shoot: Rachel | Duluth, MN Makeup Artist

Here are a few shots from a shoot I did with Mad Chicken Studio and Vain Salon last year.  I was going for a 40’s concept style with a sexy modern nautical influence.  Whether or not that was projected clearly this was a really casual fun shoot and with a model like Rachel it was impossible for it not to turn out beautifully.  Shooting took place along Park Point in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Haul [The Makeup Show Chicago 2013]

Here is what I managed to pick up at The Makeup Show Chicago 2013.  I’ve been so busy I haven’t gotten to play with anything yet but at least I can share what items caught my eye with you guys.  If you haven’t checked out my post on my Makeup Show experience yet click here.

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The Makeup Show Chicago, 2013

On June 8th I flew out to Chicago to attend The Makeup Show at the Bridgeport Art Center for the very first time. For those who are unfamiliar, The Makeup Show is a traveling beauty event featuring key note speakers, demos, exhibitors, and networking for those in the beauty industry. Basically, it’s a makeup artists dream come true with companies giving discounts on products and being able to get up close and personal with celebrity artists.

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Sara | Duluth, MN Bachelorette Makeup Artist

Sara is the owner of Duluth’s premier hair salon, Vain, and not only did the amazing hair for the girls’ bachelorette party (makeup looks found here and here) but FINALLY had an excuse for me to do her makeup as well.  Below is info on products used to achieve this look.

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Amy | Duluth, MN Bachelorette Makeup Artist

Amy is Cara’s sister (in case you didn’t see the resemblance, what a gorgeous family!) from my last post (link found here) and also one of my favorite past brides.  Below is info on products used to achieve this look.

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