Chelsea Crockett

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3 Steps to Pulling Off Black Lipstick

Black lipstick is something that I never dared to try and pull off.  I always thought it was too risky and too dark for my personality!  But turns out, it’s…

Black lipstick is something that I never dared to try and pull off.  I always thought it was too risky and too dark for my personality!  But turns out, it’s a growing trend that I’ve seen anyone from celebrities to some of my closest friends start to try out.  If you’re easing into the black lipstick world, here are 3 steps to pull it off!

  1. First, you’ll need to focus on your eyes. Chelsea Crockett - Shay Mitchell If you try and wear black lipstick when your eye makeup is light, your lips will overpower your whole look.  Find an eyeshadow palette that doesn’t necessary have just black in it, but darker shades that will compliment dark lips, as well.  This is crucial!  Try a different blend of darker shades on your eyelids and lower lash line like Shay Mitchell did on the right.  She totally rocks this look!
  2. Next comes the contour.  Try out a darker contour that really defines your cheek bones and jawline.  Make sure you have a lighter highlight to add above the contour line as well.  This will create the illusion that your contour is darker than it is.  That being said, don’t forget to blend! 🙂
  3. Lastly, finish off some final touches such as eyebrows and obviously, lips!  The key to this look is making everything a little darker than usual.  Unfortunately, black lipstick doesn’t work too well with the natural look, so define and darken up those brows!

If you still don’t think you can pull it off, try out these three steps for yourself.  It’s a fun look to mix things up a bit every once in a while!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Best 3 Drugstore Contour Palettes

Drugstore makeup is one of the most wonderful things.  You can shop some of the best brands and products for an extremely low price!  High-end contour palettes can range anywhere…

Drugstore makeup is one of the most wonderful things.  You can shop some of the best brands and products for an extremely low price!  High-end contour palettes can range anywhere from $50 to $100 and, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, that’s pretty expensive, especially when you can buy a similar palette for $5-$20!  Here are 3 of my favorite drugstore palettes!

  • Covergirl’s TruBlend Contour Palette ($12).  Chelsea Crockett - Covergirl Contour PaletteAlthough this palette is super simple, it works so well!  This palette comes in three different shades, light, medium, and dark, so you can find the perfect one for your skin tone.  The color of each powder is extremely natural so they blend together for a smooth, professional look.
  • Rimmel Kate Sculpting Cosmetic Set ($6).  If you want a sharper contour as well as highlighter and blush, then this palette is for you!  It’s easy to take with you on-the-go and has the whole package for a flawless makeup look.  Did I mention it’s only six dollars? 
  • E.L.F. Contour Palette ($6).  This palette gives you four shades instead of three!  Each color is a cream and powder formula so it applies beautifully onto the skin and blends just as well.  Once again, it’s only six bucks! 

Have you tried any of these products yourself?  Let me know what you think below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Simple Halloween Makeup 2016

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and…

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and going all out with my Halloween makeup.  There are hundreds of different looks you can try, but I wanted to pick some of the simpler ones to share with you all!  Makeup might not be your best talent, so here are some easy-to-do tutorials!

Zombie makeup is always super easy to pull off.  Last year, I had to work an event at my school and had to dress up as a zombie!  I went all out and put makeup all over my body (as you can see in the picture above)! Chelsea Crockett - Rainbow Filter Makeup For this look, I used a lighter foundation for my face to make it look pale.  I then took black and purple eyeshadow to give my eyes and cheeks a hollowed look. Depending on how much you want to add, apply different shades of red paint to your face, arms, etc. for fake blood!  Most Halloween stores will even sell paint for this exact use!

Being a Snapchat filter is such a fun and trendy way to show off your makeup skills this year!  The two easiest looks to try out are the rainbow and deer filters!  Once again, Halloween stores will sell face paint that’s made just for this purpose.  Painting on the filter like the picture on the left isn’t hard to do!  As for the deer filter, simply using a contour kit, black eyeliner, and concealer will seal the deal.  Just google it and a picture will show up for you to go off of!   

What are you being for Halloween this year?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Halloween! – Chels

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Smashbox’s 3 Step Contouring for Beginners

Contouring is a difficult process that I’m still learning to perfect myself. One side is always too dark, too light, too whatever, and it’s hard to master the process! Smashbox…

Contouring is a difficult process that I’m still learning to perfect myself. One side is always too dark, too light, too whatever, and it’s hard to master the process! Chelsea Crockett - Smashbox TrioSmashbox has come out with a much easier way to successfully contour… So, for those of you that want a quick and easy process, follow this three step guide.

To start out, you’ll need to purchase Smashbox’s Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio pictured on the left. This product includes three different makeup sticks: the contour, the highlighter, and the bronzer. The main focus of this trio is to shape and define your jawline, nose, and of course, cheekbones. The contour stick adds the shaping feature to your face while the highlight stick brings brightness to the area. Chelsea Crockett - ContourThe bronzer works to blend the two together to create the perfect blended contour!

Once you’ve bought the set, you’re ready to begin! Depending on your skin tone and face structure, you’ll have to play around with where and how much you’ll apply to your skin. Add the contour stick to the areas shown on the picture to the right. Then apply the highlight stick to the areas above the cheekbones. Finish by blending the two together with the bronze stick!

Smashbox considers this trio one of their favorites because it “mimics perfect lighting.” So… what are you waiting for?!

XO – Chelsea     

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Spoon Beauty Tricks

The list of brilliant beauty hacks I’ve found online is endless. The amount of crazy ideas and tricks with different products and utensils keeps getting bigger and bigger. Recently, I…

The list of brilliant beauty hacks I’ve found online is endless. The amount of crazy ideas and tricks with different products and utensils keeps getting bigger and bigger. Recently, I came across an article that had several beauty tricks using a spoon! What??? Since I was curious, I tried some of them out. To my surprise, they’re brilliant!

  • Ever have trouble getting your contour just right? Take a spoon and place it on your cheekbone. Then use your bronzer or contour kit to make the perfect line! (Don’t forget to blend!)
  • One of the most annoying things is applying mascara and getting it on your eyelid. Then you have to figure out how to get it off without messing up your lashes! Place a spoon on your eyelid to avoid this mistake. (This works for your bottom lashes, too!)Chelsea Crockett - Spoon Hack
  • As teenagers, we don’t get as much sleep as we should. I often wake up with bags under my eyes from not getting enough sleep the night before. Keep a spoon in your fridge to get it nice and cold and apply it to your dark circles in the morning. It’ll help reduce the puffiness!
  • If you’ve ever shattered blush, bronzer, or eye shadow, you know how frustrating it can be. Use a spoon to press the product back together! It may not solve all your problems, but it will press it back to its original state (as best as it can!).

Which hack is your go-to? I hope this was helpful!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Neck Contouring: It is Really a Thing

I thought I had seen it all when it comes to makeup, but I was wrong! Today we will discuss the new trend of “neck contouring.” It is exactly what…

I thought I had seen it all when it comes to makeup, but I was wrong! Today we will discuss the new trend of “neck contouring.” It is exactly what it sounds like, people are contouring their neck!ContourNeck

Why would they take the time to do this? To accent an updo, of course! When you have your hair up, the back of your neck is exposed, and contouring it accents the hairstyle by shadowing and highlighting the nape of your neck! Instagrammer “mwhairstyles” demonstrated this in one of her videos. Some people may think that contouring the back of your neck is total overkill and totally unnecessary, and I partially agree with them! I also think that makeup is art, and that people should be able to express them artistically through makeup. If they want to use their artistic abilities to make their neck look slimmer, more power to them! 😉 My worry would be…all of that makeup is going to rub off on my skirt! Yikes!

What are your thoughts on this new trend? Do you think it is a waste of time or will you try it out? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO, Chels

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Contour Your Face in 5 Minutes

When I think about contouring my face, all I can think about how time consuming it is going to be. That is no longer the case with this brand spankin’…

When I think about contouring my face, all I can think about how time consuming it is going to be. That is no longer the case with this brand spankin’ new contouring method that takes only 5 minutes! I’ll tell you all about it.

What you will need: a dark shadow for contouring and a highlighter for highlighting, and a tapered brush or a blusher brush.04-gucci-gifs-loren-12.w529.h352

The key: accentuate the places where shadows normally fall on your face. This place is below your cheekbones, and to accentuate this area use your brush to measure a straight line from your ear to the side of your mouth like you are sucking in your cheeks, then place the contour there.

The method: load up your brush with bronzer or whatever contouring makeup you are using, then brush the excess off on your hand and lightly bring the color along the line you traced on your cheek with your brush earlier. Bring the excess bronzer on the brush up to your temple and blend it to connect it with your hair line.

Next, highlight: Highlight the top of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, under your brow bone, and your cupids bow. Or, if you want to keep your look a little more natural, choose a few to highlight instead of all of them.

 

Wham bam, you are done! Just simple bronzer and highlighter can do the trick when it comes to a quick contour!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Minute Face Contour

When I think about contouring my face, all I can think about is how time consuming it is going to be. That is no longer the case with this brand…

When I think about contouring my face, all I can think about is how time consuming it is going to be. That is no longer the case with this brand spankin’ new contouring method that takes only 5 minutes! I’ll tell you all about it.

What you will need: a dark shadow for contouring and a highlighter for highlighting, and a tapered brush or a blusher brush.ultabronzer

The key: accentuate the places where shadows normally fall on your face. This place is below your cheekbones, and to accentuate this area use your brush to measure a straight line from your ear to the side of your mouth like you are sucking in your cheeks, then place the contour there.

The method: load up your brush with bronzer or whatever contouring makeup you are using, then brush the excess off on your hand and lightly bring the color along the line you traced on your cheek with your brush earlier. Bring the excess bronzer on the brush up to your temple and blend it to connect it with your hair line.

Next, highlight: Highlight the top of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, under your brow bone, and your cupids bow. Or, if you want to keep your look a little more natural, choose a few to highlight instead of all of them.

Wham bam, you are done! Just simple bronzer and highlighter can do the trick when it comes to a quick contour!

XOXO, Chels

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The Musts of Contouring

Contouring can be such a difficult task. Sometimes magazine articles, blogs, and YouTube videos can’t even help you! Although once you perfect it, you’ll basically feel like a professional makeup…

Contouring can be such a difficult task. Sometimes magazine articles, blogs, and YouTube videos can’t even help you! Although once you perfect it, you’ll basically feel like a professional makeup artist :). If you’re one of the fortunate that do… here are a few “don’ts” you need to avoid when learning how to contour!

  • First of all, make sure you get the right products for your skin. Some people watch YouTube tutorials and automatically buy those products right off the bat… But if your skin is super sensitive and doesn’t always react well to unknown products, find some that will react well to your skin (such as Clinique or Bare Minerals). Think before you buy!Chelsea Crockett - Contouring
  • Check your bronzer/foundation to make sure you have the right shades for your skin. If you’re pale, don’t go out and buy a super dark shade of bronzer. It’s mostly common sense!
  • The number one mistake made when contouring is not blending in your bronzer. Visible makeup lines are perfect examples of what NOT to do! Make sure you use the right brush that thoroughly blends in your concealer, bronzer, and blush.
  • Lastly, you must know where and how much concealer to apply on your face. You don’t want super white under eyes and extra dark cheek bones!

Good luck! – Chels

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