Chelsea Crockett

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How to Incorporate Fall Colors into your Makeup Looks

The biggest shift in seasons happens between summer and fall. The clothing gets heavier, colors get darker, and the feel of the season is moodier. Your makeup reflects these changes!…

The biggest shift in seasons happens between summer and fall. The clothing gets heavier, colors get darker, and the feel of the season is moodier. Your makeup reflects these changes! Here are a few ways to update your look from summer dew to autumn hues and the products to help you do so.

  1. Copper orange: Reds and oranges are fall’s version of neutrals. Copper is the perfect in-between color. Try some warm hues on your eyelids with Urban Decay’s “Naked” Heat pallet. I love these tones, they give you a smoldering stare.
  2. Dark red: Deep red is fall’s staple color. There’s always the classic red lip color, but there is also another great way to wear shades of red, and that is on your cheeks! Swipe some rosy red cheek stain across your cheeks for color that will last all day long. The color is glamorous and just dramatic enough.
  3. Earthy brown: Brown tones may sound boring, but they can add major drama to your look. Smudge some brown under your eyes for a fall smoky eye, or use brown gel liner on your top lid for a more natural look.
  4. Pearly shimmer: Today’s makeup looks are all about the glow. Use a pearly metallic highlighter to accentuate your natural radiance.

How do you plan to shift your makeup looks this season?

XOXO, Chels

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Transition Your Makeup from Summer to Fall

Fall is still a pretty long way off, but it is never too early to start planning ahead. Did you know that your makeup looks can change and update throughout…

Fall is still a pretty long way off, but it is never too early to start planning ahead. Did you know that your makeup looks can change and update throughout the seasons? Here is how to transition our makeup routines from summer to fall.

During the summer months, our skin becomes clearer because of the increased sun exposure. This means we can wear a lighter coverage foundation! We need to be wearing makeup with SPF in it during these months to protect our skin from damaging rays (and every month for that matter). Also, summertime is a great time to use bronzers to achieve a healthy glow and an easy contour. Eye makeup colors that are perfect for summer are golden and peachy colors. Great lip colors are sheer and natural hues.

Fall colors are all about warmth and depth. The landscape is changing, so our makeup should too! Burgundy eye shadows and natural smoky eyes are great looks. Also, metallic liners are a fun bold addition. Warm colors on the lips such as berry, plum, or warm pink are great to pair with those eye shades. Using light bronzer can help add a little warmth to your skin, and using highlighter can help brighten and lighten your complexion.

Each season gives you new opportunities to try new things. It is so fun to experiment with different color combos and shades! Let your creativity shine through and it will give you so much confidence!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Contouring Mistakes you May be Making

Contouring is one of those things that can be difficult to figure out. It is still sort of new in the world of makeup, and it is a technique that…

Contouring is one of those things that can be difficult to figure out. It is still sort of new in the world of makeup, and it is a technique that is different for each face shape. There are tons of ways to make easy contouring mistakes, even when following a tutorial. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid so your contouring game can go to the next level.

  1. Using the wrong shade: The most natural-looking contour should be about two shades darker than your skin tone. Going any darker can look too drastic.
  2. Using shimmery tones: A contour should look like a natural shadow, so you should use a matte color.
  3. Not blending: Make sure to look at your contour in different lighting to make sure you blend, no one likes harsh lines!
  4. Applying too much: Not every area of the face needs contouring. All face shapes are different, so different faces will want to highlight different features. When it comes to contouring, less is more.

Keep calm and contour!

XOXO, Chels

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Easy DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Makeup brushes are one of the most-used items in our beauty arsenal. They help us put on our foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and everything else you can imagine. Because they…

Makeup brushes are one of the most-used items in our beauty arsenal. They help us put on our foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and everything else you can imagine. Because they are used so much, they can start to gather bacteria and germs and need to be cleaned at least once a month. Here is how to make your own homemade brush cleaner to get those babies looking as good as new!

  1. Fill a small dish with olive oil and another with baby wash.
  2. Wet your brush, then pour a little olive oil and a little baby wash onto a saucer. Work the wet brush into the mixture, swishing it around and using your fingers to mix the oil and baby wash into the bristles.
  3. Rinse the brush under warm water thoroughly, gently squeezing the extra water out after you are finished rinsing.
  4. Lay out a paper towel and lay the brush on it, propping the brush handle up so that it is higher than the bristles. Allow the brush to air dry over night.

Do this sequence with all of your brushes to get them squeaky clean and to kill those pesky germs. Dirty brushes can cause pimples on your face from the bacteria on them, so cleaning your brushes is key to a clear complexion!

XOXO, Chels

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Brow Shaping 101

The way you do your eyebrows can make or break your look. Some girl tweeze their poor brows until they are skinny as a pencil mark, either purposefully or unintentionally….

The way you do your eyebrows can make or break your look. Some girl tweeze their poor brows until they are skinny as a pencil mark, either purposefully or unintentionally. Some girls wear theirs super bushy! Whatever way you wear them, eyebrows can transform your face. Here are a few brow-filling tips to make sure your eyebrows are on point.

  1. Brow powder vs. brow pencil: In order to fill your brows the best you can, use two shades of brow powder or pencil to structure your brows and give them definition.
  2. Make sure you’re using the right color: Don’t pick the shades that match your brow hair exactly. Instead use shades that are a tad lighter. You also want to keep your skin tone in mind. If you have darker skin you want to use a chocolatey color with some warmth. If you have lighter skin, go for a sandy, light brown combo.
  3. Use concealer to prep: Before you start filling in your brows, take concealer or subtle highlighter and blend it on top and underneath each brow. This gives your brow color something to stick to and defines your brows.
  4. Start under the arch of your brows: Use a small angled eyebrow brush to apply the darker shade of brow color to the underside of your brows on the arch. It frames your eyes! Just make sure you don’t make the arch too high, you don’t want to look angry!
  5. Finish things off: After you are done filling those brows to the best of your ability, use brow gel to hold everything in place. We wouldn’t want you to have Albert Einstein crazy brows at the end of the day!

Hopefully these tips help you shape your eyebrows like a pro!

XOXO, Chels

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Graduation Day Beauty Tips

When it comes to styling your graduation hair and makeup there are a few things you need to keep in mind: humidity, confidence, and the cap! The day is alllll…

When it comes to styling your graduation hair and makeup there are a few things you need to keep in mind: humidity, confidence, and the cap! The day is alllll about the cap. And that super stylish graduation gown ;). But mostly the cap. So, when you are styling your hair and makeup for the big day, you need to be aware of how the humidity will affect your handiwork and how best to accentuate that hat. Here are a few tips to help you along.

  1. Hair: When it comes to hair, you must work around the hat. Usually styling your hair down is your best bet for hat-wearing activities. And, like I said earlier, humidity needs to be kept in mind. You will be in a hot, stuffy auditorium or gym for quite a while waiting for your turn to walk across the stage and get your diploma, and in that time your hair can go from sleek and chic to frizzy. Before styling your hair, use a shine serum to help tame frizz. Then after styling run a lightweight dry oil through your locks to prevent flyaways.
  2. Makeup: Your grad cap will draw attention to your face, so be sure to use powder to prevent your skin from getting shiny and primer to prevent your makeup from running. Humidity can do not-so-great things to makeup. Also, accentuate your eyes! Use a dash of pearl shadow at the corners of your eyes to brighten them. Use a lip color that you are comfortable with, not something too crazy, and keep it simple. You want to be comfortable and confident in your graduation look! You will be taking tons of pictures and pictures last a lifetime, so you want to feel and look your best. 🙂

Good luck, grads!

XOXO, Chels

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Ways to Use Eyeshadow Primer (That Aren’t on Your Eyes)

Thank heavens for eyeshadow primer. I went out of town last weekend and forgot mine and was lost without it. Not only does primer make your shadow go on smooth…

Thank heavens for eyeshadow primer. I went out of town last weekend and forgot mine and was lost without it. Not only does primer make your shadow go on smooth and bright, it also helps it last all day long. As it turns out, eyeshadow primer doesn’t have to be used just on our eyes. It has multiple purposes that can work on other parts of our face!

  1. Under your eyes: Eyeshadow primer used under the eyes can help our concealer to stay on longer and prevents it from creasing.
  2. On your brows: Sometimes after a long day I will catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and will notice that my brow powder has smudged and my brows look “yikes.” Take a small amount of
    primer and wipe it through your brows, let it dry, and then put on your brow product. You will have perfect brows all day!
  3. On pimples: Pimples never like to stay covered up by concealer and foundation. Dabbing a bit of eye primer on top of them before concealer and foundation can ensure these spots stay covered all day!

Who knew eyeshadow primer was so versatile?

XOXO, Chels

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My Top 3 Under-Eye Concealers

Whether you were born with dark under eye circles or just get them after a late night, chances are you rely on an under-eye concealer to keep you looking bright-eyed….

Whether you were born with dark under eye circles or just get them after a late night, chances are you rely on an under-eye concealer to keep you looking bright-eyed. I’ve tried many concealers, some great and some not so great. I want a concealer that will make me look like I got a solid 8 hours of sleep and am wide awake – even when all I want to do is take a nap. You can get a great concealer from both the drug store and from pricey makeup stores! Here are a few of my favorite concealers.

  1. IT Cosmetics: I loved this concealer when I tried it. It is waterproof, anti-aging, covers dark circles and stays put all day! It does it all.
  2. Maybelline: This concealer used to be my go-to! I used it for a few years. Its spongey applicator helps pat on the perfect amount of concealer and the formula is light and hydrating but not cakey.
  3. No7: This is Target’s concealer brand that is similar to high-end concealers but is a fraction of the price. The formula uses light perfecting particles that brighten up your under eyes.

A good under-eye concealer is a game changer! What is your favorite concealer? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Peach Makeup Looks This Spring

This spring, peach pastel makeup is making waves! Shades inspired by fruit are going to be majorly popular in early 2017. Peach is trending right now because it is an…

This spring, peach pastel makeup is making waves! Shades inspired by fruit are going to be majorly popular in early 2017. Peach is trending right now because it is an easy shade to wear and is flattering on everyone! Here are a few of my favorite peach inspired pastel looks this spring.

  1. Eyeshadow: Peach eyeshadow is a sweet and subtle look. The light shades are fresh and playful.
  2. Blush: Peach blush adds a gorgeous glow to your face and adds warmth and friendliness to your skin!
  3. Lips: A peach lip color is a great sweet and sassy look. It is fun and feminine!

One thing to avoid when wearing peach shades is an orangey-peach color. Stay in the pink family. Choosing a more orange tone with red undertones can make your skin look sunburnt and irritated!

 

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat

I love doing my makeup…until it comes time to clean my makeup brushes. It can take forever and is a pretty messy process. I recently saw a tool that makes…

I love doing my makeup…until it comes time to clean my makeup brushes. It can take forever and is a pretty messy process. I recently saw a tool that makes brush cleaning super easy, and it is the Sigma Brush Cleaning Mat. It has a textured surface that gets brushes super clean and makes them look brand new! The only problem with the mat? It is pricey. So, I went on YouTube and learned how to make my very own makeup brush cleaning mat for $5. Here is how!

What you will need:

  • Plastic clipboardbustle (2)
  • Glue gun

Head to the dollar store and pick up a plastic clipboard. The next step is to draw different textures onto the board with hot glue. Once your glue gun is warmed up and ready, draw some short straight lines down the center of the board with the glue. Next, draw on some zig zags. The goal is to create as many different shapes as possible to help clean every nook and cranny of your brushes. Next add small dots. Then add larger dots. The larger dots will be ideal for your larger and dirtier brushes. Once you have added your larger dots, cover the rest of the mat with different patterns so there is no empty space. Once the board is dry, it is time to try it out! Coat your dirty brushes with brush cleaning gel or shampoo and then rub them in circular motions against the mat. You should be seeing makeup streaming from the brushes. After you are done, just clip the handles of your brushes under the top of the clip board and leave them to dry for an hour or two.

Voila! Your brushes are as good as new, and you got to create a fun DIY to do the trick! Once your board starts to get grubby and dirty, you can simply throw it away and make a new one.

XOXO, Chels

Tutorial and images via Bustle.com

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth Out of Your Makeup

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree…

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree that it is a total bummer! Yes, you can just go to the store and get a new one, but sometimes that color or brand is no longer available. Also, why not try and use every last bit of yours? Here are a few ways to get the most out of your makeup and make it last a bit longer.

  1. Repair broken eyeshadow, blush, or face powder with a dab of rubbing alcohol. Do you have a tray of blush that you only used twice before you dropped it and cracked it? No worries. Crush the rest of it up, then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to it and mix it together. Smooth it out so that it is spread out and even, and then let it dry! Good as new.7191624_orig
  2. Keep your powders from breaking altogether by placing a cotton pad in them while traveling or when they are in your bag.
  3. Reattach broken lipstick using heat. Have a parent help you, and use a lighter to heat the broken ends of your lipstick, then reattach them together.
  4. Let your mascara sit in a glass of warm water to loosen it up when it is getting dry and clumpy. If it really needs some thinning, add some drops of contact solution to it.
  5. Put on primer before doing your eyeshadow. This one is a wee bit different from the others, but it really does help your makeup go further because you don’t have to use as much to make it stand out!

Makeup is expensive, we all know that! Hopefully these tips help you get your money’s worth out of your favorite products.

XOXO, Chels

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Pore Filler: What it Is and What it Does

What is pore filler? What does it do? Well, to be honest, it does exactly what the name says, it fills your pores! I’ll explain what it is and why…

What is pore filler? What does it do? Well, to be honest, it does exactly what the name says, it fills your pores! I’ll explain what it is and why you should give it a try.

What it is: Pore filler helps to erase the look of large pores. You smooth it on your face like you would a makeup primer before applying your face makeup.2503344

Why to use it: If you have large pores or just want to cover up your pores, this is for you. Using this can help smooth inconsistencies and large pores to help your makeup go on smoother. It also helps combat oily skin, because the larger your pores are the more oily your skin is!

The best products: NYX and Benefit Cosmetics both have great pore fillers. Baby Skin also has one called “Instant Pore Eraser” that I have used and definitely recommend. Pore fillers can actually be pretty pricey, so my recommendation is to either ask for a sample or buy the smallest bottle you can so that if it doesn’t work for you, you aren’t stuck with a ton of it!

Try it out and see what you think! Comment below if you have ever used pore fillers and what you thought of them.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Winter Lipstick Rules

In the winter time is when I wear the most lipstick. I like how dark reds and maroon lips look paired with a stylish winter ensemble. Plus, I go to…

In the winter time is when I wear the most lipstick. I like how dark reds and maroon lips look paired with a stylish winter ensemble. Plus, I go to a lot more parties and gatherings because of the holidays so I dress up more in the winter, which means I wear lipstick more often. If you want to get the prettiest pucker, follow these lipstick rules!

  1. Get off to a good start: Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate the dead skin off of your lips with a damp washcloth. This gets your lips prepped and ready for application!
  2. Know your stuff: You should also know what lipstick formula works best for you! Matte formulas last long, but they also dry your lips out a bit. Creamy formulas hydrate your lips, but they arent long-lasting. Experiment with different ones and find which one works best for you!
  3. Go bold: If you want your lip color to be bold, line your lips with a lip pencil before applying lipstick.fullsizerender-67
  4. Be wise about blotting: Blot your lips with a tissue in between applications by gently pressing a tissue to your lips. Just don’t put a tissue in between your lips and close down on it because this may cause the color to rub off.
  5. Top it off: Top your lipstick off with some gloss. The shine helps your lips look plumper and is also moisturizing.

Follow these rules to get the perfect pout!

XOXO, Chels

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Concealer 101

Concealer is a life-saver, but only if you know how to use it to your advantage. It took me a while to master the art of concealer! Finding the right…

Concealer is a life-saver, but only if you know how to use it to your advantage. It took me a while to master the art of concealer! Finding the right color for you can be tricky, plus applying it the right way is an art of its own. Here are my top 5 tips on everything concealer related.

  1. Color is key: There are shades of concealer that will help neutralize your specific skin tone. If you have dark purple spots around your eyes, use red concealer to cover them up and neutralize the dark circles. To find what concealer color works best for you, look at the undertone of your under eye circles.hey-girl-those-dark-circles-really-make-your-eyes-pop
  2. Different concealer formulas work better on different parts of your face: You may need a few different concealers in different colors to help cover everything. You can use a concealer that is skin tone, but having the right formula and color for the job makes a huge difference.
  3. When to apply: Apply concealer after foundation to prevent brushing the concealer away. It also helps you use less concealer! Top it all off with powder.
  4. Let your concealer set: Let your concealer “cook” or melt onto your face for a few minutes. Your body heat will warm it up, and it may change color or texture a bit. After it has melted a bit, then you can work with it and blend it into your foundation.
  5. If you like to keep things simple: If you are more of a “do the minimum” makeup kind of person, just apply concealer under your eyes, at the corners of your mouth, and next to your nose. It will help you camouflage redness or darkness in those areas quick as a flash!

Hopefully these tips help you conceal anything on your skin that you feel self-conscious about! That is what concealer is for after all, to conceal dark spots and pimples.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Brow Color 101

Brow maintenance is a mystery to me. How am I supposed to know what product works best for my brows? Is it brow pencils? Powder? Gel? Pens? It can be…

Brow maintenance is a mystery to me. How am I supposed to know what product works best for my brows? Is it brow pencils? Powder? Gel? Pens? It can be overwhelming! There are so many ways to keep your brows on fleek. Here is a mini guide to the basic ways to fill your brows!

  1. Brow powder: If you want a more subtle, softer look opt for brow powder or a matte eye shadow that is a little lighter than your brows. Use an angled brow brush to outline and fill your brows with the powder using gentle strokes.images
  2. Brow pencil: This is the simplest way to shape and fill your brows. They come in many shades so you can find the perfect color to match your brows! If you use short, light strokes to fill your brows it will look perfectly natural.
  3. Brow marker: This is the least popular method of shaping brows, but it still deserves a mention! Brow markers have the benefit of persistence- they stay on for hours and won’t smudge easily!
  4. Brow gel: If you have crazy unruly brows, use brow gel to tame and fill them. You can even use Vaseline to shape your brows if you already have dark thick ones.

Combine one or two of these methods to create the perfect brow routine for you! Get those eyebrows on fleek, girl!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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The 4-1-1 On Green Concealer

Concealer comes in many shades and colors. The specific formula we will be discussing today is of the green variety. When I first saw green concealer I could not figure…

Concealer comes in many shades and colors. The specific formula we will be discussing today is of the green variety. When I first saw green concealer I could not figure out what it was. Green? On your face? But, little did I know that green concealer is used to correct redness on your face because green and red are opposites on the color wheel. Here is how to use green concealer to your advantage!mufe-green-primer1

  1. A little goes a long way: The last thing you want to do is give yourself a green hue. Only apply the
    concealer to the red spots where it is needed and then blend it well with your skin-tone concealer.
  2. Match it up: The intensity of the green you use depends on your skin tone. You will know it is the right shade when it seamlessly blends to your skin and hides any blemishes under it.
  3. Think it through: Think to yourself if you really need color correction. The main goal is to show as much of your natural skin as possible!

I went to Ulta and picked up some NYX brand green concealer and love it! I just use a little dab on any red spot on my face and blend it in with my skin-tone concealer, just like I said above! Try it out and see what you think.

XOXO,

Chels

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