2017 Fall Makeup Trends

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2017 Fall Makeup Trends

Posted on: September 17th, 2017

One week until fall is officially here, which means let’s talk fall makeup trends for 2017. There are some gorgeous new trends for lips, cheeks and eyes that you don’t want to miss!


Fall Makeup Trends for 2017

  1. The two toned lips – This looks best with a stain, for that worn-for-a-while, more natural finish. Most of the trend is being seen with the lighter lip on top and darker on the bottom.

2. Feathery Lashes – Full, false lashes on your top lash line will make your eyes appear larger and more awake. Keep the rest of your makeup palette neutral for a look that’s modern.

3. The brown/nude lip – Like many other looks this fall, yes the 90’s are definitely back with this one! That means shades of chestnut brown are a must-have for lips this fall.

4. Wishbone winged eye liner – You’ll want to cat eye line the length of the upper lid before whipping out.

5. The jewel-toned smokey eye – Make sure you go with a blocky look applying the jewel tones, and if you really want to be in trend, go with a sapphire blue!

6. The bold/highlighted cheek – Subtle blush is a year-round must, but the fall season on the cheeks is to look as though it’s a little cold outside! Add an extra layer of blush to your cheeks in the same color they turn when it’s chilly outside.

7. Dramatic lower lashes – You will definitely want to apply a waterproof and smudge proof mascara when going for this look especially since you will be applying quite a bit to achieve the dramatic look.

8. Bold Lips and Cheeks – Make sure you go subtle on the eyes if you are living it up on the lips and cheeks, especially with the darker browns on the lips.


Here at USTA, we are always up to date with recent trends in aesthetics and massage therapy. We look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.

May you step into fall looking and feeling gorgeous!

The Mind/Body Connection

Posted on: September 7th, 2017

mind/body connectionThe mind/body connection is so important when it comes to managing a balanced life. This means that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are! On the other hand, what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise, even our posture) can impact our mental state either positively or negatively. This results in a complex interrelationship between our minds and bodies.

According to Dr. James Gordon (founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine) “The brain and peripheral nervous system, the endocrine and immune systems, and indeed, all the organs of our body and all the emotional responses we have, share a common chemical language and are constantly communicating with one another.”

Here are some ways you can have a strong mind/body connection:

  1. Mediation
  2. Prayer
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Yoga
  5. Relaxation
  6. Support Groups
  7. Eat healthy
  8. Daily exercise
  9. Get enough sleep
  10. Laugh

Ways like meditation brings us home to the peace of present moment awareness and gives us an experience of  relaxation that eliminates fatigue and long-standing stresses. When you calm your mind, you can connect to your body. In return, taking care of your body can help feel your best from the outside in. Exercise not only helps keep the body young, but it also keeps the mind vital and promotes emotional wellbeing.

For all of our massage therapy and aesthetics students at USTA, we offer FREE meditation and yoga studio to stay focused on what is truly important in life. This is available to those who want to take advantage during and after their tenure. Call us for more information at 630.968.6800 or fill out an online application here.. Apply online today!

We look forward to hearing from you and for choosing USTA!