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3 Must-Try Black Eyeliners

Eyeliner is one of the most magical beauty products out there!  It can transform the shape of your eyes and make them pop with any makeup look.  With eyeliner, you…

Eyeliner is one of the most magical beauty products out there!  It can transform the shape of your eyes and make them pop with any makeup look.  With eyeliner, you can try a subtle straight line or a dramatic cat eye, whatever you prefer.  Here are three must-try black eyeliners!

Yves Saint Laurent offers a barely-there liquid liner that guarantees the thinnest and most subtle of lines. It’s a great product for that cat eye look you’ve always wanted to perfect, but not go too overboard with.  Although it’s a little pricier than your average drugstore eyeliners, you definitely get the quality you’re looking for!

A thick, dramatic liner can be used to switch up your look and try something a little different!  Maybelline offers just that. Their Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner applies a thick line that is sure to deliver the drama you’re looking for.  Why not try it out?  It’s only around $8.99 at your local drugstore!

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For the holidays, you may want to spruce up your look… especially for New Year’s Eve! Lorac’s Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil in Charcoal applies dark silver lines and adds some sparkle to your look. You can wear it alone or with a combination of sheer metallic shadows.

Which eyeliner are you going to try out?  Tell me below!

Xoxo – Chels

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Make Your Own Makeup Kit Christmas Gift

Christmas is creeping up on us faster than we know it… and I’m so excited!  Around Christmas time, my friends and I always do secret Santa gift exchanges.  It can…

Christmas is creeping up on us faster than we know it… and I’m so excited!  Around Christmas time, my friends and I always do secret Santa gift exchanges.  It can be hard coming up with different things to get each year, so I wanted to tell you about the idea I’ll be using for my upcoming gift exchanges!

For me, I can never have too much makeup.  Who doesn’t love trying out new brands and products?  For your kit, you’ll need at least three different products, depending on how much you want to spend.  Chelsea Crockett - Makeup KitYou’ll at least need a lipstick, some type of skin product, and an eye product.  Since most people already have a certain foundation they like to use, pick out a highlighter, blush, etc.  As for eyes, purchase a mascara or eye shadow to add to their kit.

Now that you know what to put in your DIY makeup kit, here are a few of my favorites that are inexpensive yet good quality!  For a lipstick, try Tarte’s Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick.  There are 24 different shades to choose from!  As for a highlighter, you can buy Urban Decay’s Mini Naked Illuminated Powder for only $12 from Sephora.  Since the other two products are a little pricy, add your favorite drugstore mascara to complete the kit!

Are you going to try out this idea this year?  Let me know what products you fill your kit with! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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3 Ways to Recycle Your Makeup Products

When I think of recycling, I immediately think of paper, plastic, and soda cans.  But turns out you can recycle your very own makeup products after you’re done using them! …

When I think of recycling, I immediately think of paper, plastic, and soda cans.  But turns out you can recycle your very own makeup products after you’re done using them!  Pretty cool, right?  Here are three different ways to recycle your products to make sure you’re getting the most out of them!

  • Depending on the brand of your makeup, you can recycle a certain number of empty containers for a brand-new product! Chelsea Crockett - MAC LipstickBrands such as M.A.C. for example will take six of your empty M.A.C. product containers and give you a free lipstick in return.  Look up a couple of your favorite brands and see if they offer any deals like this as well!
  • Be smart when you buy! If you care enough to put in a little research, see which brands make their product containers out of recyclable material.  Whether the product is made with glass, plastic, or another material, we can be smart about which products we can recycle and which have to go in the trash.
  • Think of how many products fall to the bottom of your makeup bag that go completely unused. I know for me, it’s a lot!  I encourage you to go through your bags monthly or every few months and find the products you have yet to open.  Odds are, if you haven’t opened them yet, you probably don’t need them! I encourage you to donate them to a women’s shelter nearby or find someone who would appreciate it more than you would!

Now you can start doing more than just simply using your makeup products!  Find a second purpose for them like the ones above! 🙂

Xoxo – Chelsea

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Halloween 2017: Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try…

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try out to make it the best Halloween yet!  Mermaid costumes are easy to pull off and fun to create a makeup look for.  Here’s an easy makeup tutorial you can try out this Halloween!

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First, let’s focus on the eyes.  You’ll need to apply a teal or lighter blue eyeshadow base on your lids to begin.  Next, take a darker blue and apply it to your brow bone to give your eyes some more depth.  Now, pick a bright purple and apply this to your lower lash line and up to the outer corner of your lid.  Make sure you blend!  You can even add some glitter and shimmer to make your eyes pop even more.

Next comes the fun part.  You’ll need a pair of classic fish net tights to create the “mermaid scale” effect on your skin!  Take your pair of leggings and slide them over your head (try not to mess up your eyeshadow!).  Take a brush covered in purple eyeshadow and dab the brush over the tights on your cheek bone.  You can even incorporate some pinks and blues into your scales as well.  After you’re finished, I suggest taking scissors and cutting off the tights to make sure you don’t smear your product!  Then, you’re finished! 🙂

What are you going to be this Halloween?  Let me know in the comment section below (I need ideas… Haha!).

XOXO – Chelsea

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Monthly Ipsy Makeup Bags

With social media booming, there are so many new online companies coming out to promote a new way of online shopping.  I’ve written articles about similar companies, including Faithbox and…

With social media booming, there are so many new online companies coming out to promote a new way of online shopping.  I’ve written articles about similar companies, including Faithbox and FabFitFun, that require a subscription to receive monthly boxes of products and/or apparel.  Ipsy is another company that has a similar idea but has new ideas to offer to the table! 🙂

The main concept of Ipsy is to inspire girls to experience beauty focusing 100% on themselves and what they want!  Ipsy thinks that beauty and makeup should be accessible and affordable for everyone, and their vision was first created from YouTube. Chelsea Crockett - Ipsy Makeup Bag Beauty gurus were making beauty their own and reinventing it to find their own unique makeup style.  Ipsy’s sole focus is on personalization and finding your beauty personality!

Ipsy is a monthly box of 5 different makeup products that is delivered right to your door!  For only $10 a month, you can try out different products to find out what you prefer and what works best for you.  All you have to do is take an in-depth beauty test so Ipsy knows which products will go best with your skin tone, eye color, hair color, and preferences.  They also ask for your familiarity with makeup and which makeup brands you would love to try out!  They then create your boxes based on your preferences, how awesome is that?  Did I mention it’s free shipping, too?!

Are you going to subscribe?  I encourage you to try it out!  Hey, it’s worth a shot right?

XO – Chelsea

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3 New Mind-Blowing Face Masks

Face masks can do wonders for your skin.  There’s one for every skin type and for almost every skin issue.  Since face masks have gotten a lot of hype lately,…

Face masks can do wonders for your skin.  There’s one for every skin type and for almost every skin issue.  Since face masks have gotten a lot of hype lately, brands have been coming out with unique masks that will blow your socks off!  Here are three that I find the most intriguing!

  • Too Faced’s Upcoming Glitter Galaxy Face Mask. Chelsea Crockett - Lush Face Mask This is, by far, one of the coolest masks I’ve ever heard of!  Although it isn’t officially out yet, the picture and video teasers have Too Faced fans excited for what’s to come.  I don’t have much information about the product yet  but you can see how cool it is in the picture above!  It peels right off and will leave your skin feeling smooth and fabulous.
  • Lush Cosmetics’ Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask.  If you’re a coffee lover, than you’ll love this face mask!  It deeply cleanses any impurities from your pores while working to eliminate dryness and oil.  It’s perfect to use in the morning because the coffee aroma helps give you that boost to wake you up!
  • Michael Todd’s Wild Berry Skin Peel.  Face mask peels can sometimes make a much bigger difference than regular face masks, depending on the brand or product.  There are several ingredients that make this product an intense exfoliator that helps with uneven tone and rough texture!

Which face mask are you going to try?  They’re all great quality and worth a shot based on what you’re trying to get out of your mask!

Xoxo – Chels

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Tips from the Pros: How to Beat Acne Fast

I know for me, I can never have too many tips on how to beat acne.  It’s something that I struggle with day-by-day and I’m sure a lot of you…

I know for me, I can never have too many tips on how to beat acne.  It’s something that I struggle with day-by-day and I’m sure a lot of you do too!  Sometimes all we can do is look to the pros for some professional tips and advice.  Here are a few ways to beat acne fast by people that know what they’re talking about!

  • Always, always, always wash your face before bed.  If you can’t find enough motivation to do this, at least take off your makeup.  Bacteria, dirt, and oil can sit in your pores overnight and cause much bigger problems to your skin than you think!
  • Don’t over-wash your face.  Yes, washing your face is crucial, but washing it too much can actually have the opposite effect!  It can leave your skin dry and brittle which will hurt your skin and make it start to flake.
  • Leave your pimples alone.  If you continue to pop your pimples or pick at them, they can get very irritated, very fast.  If you simply leave them alone, they’ll go away at their own pace without pain or scarring!
  • Keep oil-absorbing sheets in your purse.  Oily skin can be one of the most annoying things.  It makes it harder for your makeup to stay on and leaves your skin looking overly shiny.  Keep a few oil-absorbing sheets in your purse to blot off any excess oil!

Hopefully these are some good tips that help you in your times of breakouts!  I know they helped me! 🙂

Xoxo – Chels

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Water Beauty Benefits: Are They Real?

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all…

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all the supermodels and celebrities say it has.  After I did some research, I found out it really is all it’s cracked up to be!  Here are some water beauty benefits that truly are beneficial and some that are simply myths!

Chelsea Crockett - Water BenefitsYou always hear people with perfect skin say, “I started drinking a ton of water and my skin cleared up so quickly.”  Although water helps with the process of eliminating acne, it isn’t the only success factor.  When most people say this, they usually do things like cut out soda, eat healthier, etc.  So although drinking your daily amount of water helps, lifestyle changes are usually put into practice, as well.

That being said, it also has it’s skin benefits.  If you have dry skin, drinking more water will give your skin the moisture it needs.  Water is also known for flushing out toxics and bacteria in your body.  So, it will also help get rid of that nasty bacteria in your pores, too!  It not as much helps with the appearance of your skin, but with the health of it.  It’ll help pump up your skin and revitalize your pores!

So, now you know!  Everywhere you go, take a bottle of water with you. You’ll see the magic happen right before your eyes!

XOXO – Chelsea

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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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Benefit’s “They’re Real” Makeup Collection

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for finding the best mascaras.  Whether I’m feeling a natural look for the day or want my lashes to look big and full, I…

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for finding the best mascaras.  Whether I’m feeling a natural look for the day or want my lashes to look big and full, I always have to try a few mascaras before I fall in love with one.  Benefit’s “They’re Real” collection has a wide selection of products to give you the bold eyes you’re looking for!

  • They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara ($24). Chelsea Crockett - Benefit Products Drugstore mascara might be a lot cheaper but they’re not giving you the amazing quality this mascara does.  It lengthens, volumizes, and lifts your eyelashes to give you beautiful lashes all day long!
  • They’re Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen ($12).  If you like matte, waterproof products, then you’ll love this eyeliner pen!  It applies smoothly to your eyelid and is guaranteed to stay on for 24 hours.  It comes in 5 different colors so you can get creative with your makeup!
  • They’re Real! Tinted Primer ($12).  Primer makes a world of a difference.  This brown tinted primer will give you the base you need to apply the lengthening mascara I mentioned above.  These two products will give you your dream lashes!
  • They’re Real! Double the Lip ($20).  I’ve never seen a product like this that works so well!  The lipstick itself is shaped like a teardrop, with the tip being lip liner and the rest of it being lipstick.  So you get two products in one!

I hope you check out this collection!  I promise you, their products are some of the best out there!

XO – Chelsea

 

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Sephora Money Hacks

Whether you shop at Sephora or not, you can’t deny a good steal when you find one!  Getting new makeup is always fun, but getting the same makeup at a…

Whether you shop at Sephora or not, you can’t deny a good steal when you find one!  Getting new makeup is always fun, but getting the same makeup at a cheaper price?  Even better!  I recently discovered several different money hacks you can use for yourself at Sephora.  Here they are so you can get the best bang for your buck just like I do!

  • Follow Sephora on Facebook.  Chelsea Crockett - Sephora MakeupExclusively through their Facebook, Sephora offers you discounts and giveaways that a ton of people aren’t even aware of!
  • Take a few samples of products you’ve been dying to try.  Sephora allows you to take up to three samples home with you so you can test a product before spending a bunch of money on the real deal!  You can also get some free makeup :).
  • Join their rewards program.  This one may be obvious, but if you’re a frequent Sephora shopper, you can get so many awesome discounts and savings.  Why not right?
  • Free shipping is a big deal if you order online frequently.  You can sign up for the Sephora Flash Subscription and get free, 2-day shipping for the whole year.  And it’s only $10!
  • If you buy something that goes on sale a week later, you can take it into the store to get the price adjusted within two weeks of the purchase.  You might as well save every penny you can!

I hope you take advantage of these hacks and get some makeup to add to your collection! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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3 Concealer Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Concealer is one of the best beauty tools in the world.  You can hide your tiredness by disguising dark circles or conceal stubborn pimples that won’t go away.  It color…

Concealer is one of the best beauty tools in the world.  You can hide your tiredness by disguising dark circles or conceal stubborn pimples that won’t go away.  It color corrects, brightens, and evens out your skin to give you the perfect foundation for a beautiful face of makeup.  With that being said, we should know what we’re doing wrong with our concealer to guarantee that we’re making the most out of our product! 

  1. Rubbing in your concealer with your finger.Chelsea Crockett - Naked Concealer  It may be gross to think about, but our fingers are covered in dirt, oil, and lots of bacteria.  Our fingers also don’t absorb any of our concealer like a beauty blender would which leaves it feeling caked on.  A beauty blender will blend it evenly and leave you without creases or streaks!
  2. Using the same concealer for all your blemishes, dark circles, etc.  Although this isn’t necessarily the wrong way of doing it, you can get much better coverage by using differently textured concealers.  For dark circles, try using a thicker concealer such as a cream based one.  As for pimples, try using a light, liquid concealer!  
  3. Applying your concealer first as your base.  Although you may be anxious to cover up those zits as soon as you wake up, you won’t get your best coverage by starting with concealer.  Apply your foundation first, then apply your concealer!

What mistake are you making?  Now you know what to change when it comes to applying concealer!

XO – 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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Urban Decay’s Rehab Makeup Prep Collection

Urban Decay’s Rehab Makeup Prep Collection has all your makeup prep needs fulfilled with just four products!  This collection targets your face, lips, skin, and pores specifically with each different…

Urban Decay’s Rehab Makeup Prep Collection has all your makeup prep needs fulfilled with just four products!  This collection targets your face, lips, skin, and pores specifically with each different gel or serum.  I wanted to tell you a little bit more about their Rehab Makeup and show you just how great each product is!

  • Hot Springs Hydrating Gel ($28). Chelsea Crockett - Rehab Makeup Prep I’ve always tried to find a hydrating gel or cream that gives my skin the nourishment it needs without making it look or feel oily.  They made this product ultralight so it won’t weigh down your skin while hydrating it at the same time!
  • Lip Love ($15).  This lip balm is an oil-based formula that leaves your lips smooth and soft.  It provides the perfect base for applying lipstick, lip gloss, or whatever lip product you’re rocking that day.
  • Pretty Gritty Skin Polish ($28).  Dry or peeling skin can oftentimes be the hardest surface to try and apply a long-lasting face of makeup to.  And since it’s summertime, I’m sure lots of us have some peeling skin here and there.  Use this polish to exfoliate your skin for a perfectly smooth face!
  • Pore Refining Peel ($26).  Are your pores clogged with oil, dirt, or other bacteria?  If your skin feels heavy and oily, try using this peel-off face mask to draw out any impurities that are harming your skin!

Have you ever tried out this collection?  If so, tell me which product is your favorite and why in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Too Faced New Peaches & Cream Collection

Too Faced has always been one of my favorite makeup brands.  They always have such fun, unique products that carry out the quality they promise!  This upcoming fall, they’re coming…

Too Faced has always been one of my favorite makeup brands.  They always have such fun, unique products that carry out the quality they promise!  This upcoming fall, they’re coming out with a new Peaches & Cream Collection with several new products that will give you the perfect matte finish you’ve always wanted!  Here’s what to expect.

  • Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation.  This foundation comes in 12 different shades so no shade is left out!  This matte formula is guaranteed to last over 12 hours so you won’t have to worry about it rubbing off throughout your day.
  • Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush.  I’m so excited to try out this blush because although it looks like a cream blush, it applies as a powder.  So, it’s perfect if you’re looking for a light, free feeling!Chelsea Crockett - Too Faces Makeup
  • Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer.  Just like the blush, this product may look creamy but it’ll apply as a smooth powder!  It’s not too heavy but still gives you the perfect glow you’re looking for.
  • Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick.  This product doesn’t only come in the basic pinks and reds of the usual lipstick shades but in all different vibrant colors as well! These include light and dark purple, nude, maroon, etc.!  
  • Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer.  Everyone needs a good primer that will keep their makeup on for the whole day.  This will set your makeup with a matte finish so it won’t shine or slide off!

Which product are you most excited to try?  Keep an eye out this fall to get your hands on this brand new collection!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Velvet Foundation 101

If you’ve ever gone hunting for a good foundation, you’ve probably came across a few foundations that are known for their velvet feel and appearance!  Maybelline, NARS, and many other…

If you’ve ever gone hunting for a good foundation, you’ve probably came across a few foundations that are known for their velvet feel and appearance!  Maybelline, NARS, and many other brands have created the perfect, velvet foundation that leaves your skin looking flawless.  Here’s all you need to know about velvet foundations and which products work best!

As far as Maybelline, their Dream Velvet Foundation ($10.99) is one of their softest foundations yet.  It has a perfect matte finish and hydrates your skin at the same time.  With this foundation, you won’t have to worry about lines or patches forming after applying it.  Chelsea Crockett - Velvet FoundationsNot only does it look soft and smooth, but feels just as good!  It’s fresh, light, and free from roughness.  They even made a specific brush called the Dream Blender ($5.99) that guarantees full, even coverage for the Dream Velvet Foundation.

What’s better than a velvet, matte, and sun-protecting foundation all in one?  NARS Cosmetics has a foundation called Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 that protects your skin and makes it look flawless!  It may be a little pricier than Maybelline’s product, but it’s only $45 which still isn’t too bad for a good quality foundation.

Are you going to try out one of these products or do you use one currently?  Let me know what you think of them in the comments below!

XO – Chelsea

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