Chelsea Crockett

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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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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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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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Make Your Makeup Look Like a Pro Did It

Makeup can be a blast to apply, but it can also be a daunting task. You know that one friend who always has her makeup on fleek? The one we…

Makeup can be a blast to apply, but it can also be a daunting task. You know that one friend who always has her makeup on fleek? The one we all wish we could be? Well, here is how you can make your makeup look like it was put on by a pro. Take that!

  1. Know the tools of the trade: Knowing what brushes are used when and for what purpose is a very useful skill. Also, knowing what products work best for your skin takes your makeup skills to the next level. Knowing what formulas and shades work for what part of your face is key. Good makeup and good brushes make a world of a difference!635890893849991243-169451396_tumblr_inline_nppl00BIsL1twqeu5_1280
  2. Contouring and highlighting are your friend: No matter how difficult they may seem. Knowing how to do it is essential for any makeup guru, even if you only do it on special occasions or when you feel like it. It can seem like it would be tough to learn, but practice = perfect!
  3. Blend up: When applying blush or bronzer, blend the powders up and out towards your hair line. It helps lift and lighten your face!
  4. Prep your lips: Use an old toothbrush to get the dead skin off of your lips and then use a good lip balm to moisturize them before using lipstick. This helps it stay on longer and also keeps your lips from flaking.
  5. Know your concealer: Use one that completely matches your skin tone, not one that is lighter or darker, to avoid the “raccoon” effect.
  6. Finish with powder…always: This is one of the most important steps in makeup application! Use a setting or finishing powder after you are done with your makeup to “set” the look. It helps your makeup to last longer and look softer.

Makeup should be fun and should make you feel fabulous! Practice using the right brushes and the right formulas for your skin and you will look like Kim K errryday. (Just kidding, don’t strive to be Kim K)

XOXO, Chels

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Strobing Vs. Contouring

I am 99% sure most of us are at least a little bit aware of what contouring is. For those who are maybe a little unsure of what it is…

I am 99% sure most of us are at least a little bit aware of what contouring is. For those who are maybe a little unsure of what it is all about, it involves tons of shading and highlighting using different makeup products to accentuate the curves and lines of your face. Contouring can totally transform your face and change your look. But… it is so darn difficult to do! It takes tons of work and lots of practice to get it down. Let’s face it, we have all tried to contour our faces, only to get half way and look like a clown and give up.  So, what if you want a sculpted face but do not have time (or motivation) to contour? Introducing: strobing.GigiHadid_Strobing_F

Strobing is a new kind of contouring that takes a fraction of the time and effort. Instead of using a darker color and a lighter color to shade your face with makeup, all you use is highlighter. Apply it to the center of your forehead, under your eyebrow bone, your chin, the inner corner of your eyes, and the tip of your nose. It brightens up your face and takes much less work (aka it is harder to mess it up)! You can use a dewy, sheer highlighter or you can make it super easy on yourself and use a highlighter stick. Just find a window and use a mirror to see where the sun naturally hits on your face. Then use highlighter on these spots.

Strobe away!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Makeup Tricks to Score the Perfect Photo

Have you ever wondered how celebs take flawless photos over and over again? The secret lies in the makeup. The way in which you apply your makeup can change the…

Have you ever wondered how celebs take flawless photos over and over again? The secret lies in the makeup. The way in which you apply your makeup can change the way you look in pictures due to the lighting, flashes, etc. Check out a few of my favorite makeup tips for getting camera ready!Chelsea Crockett- photo ready makeup

  1. Make semi-matte makeup your new best friend. It will cover up any, if not all, blemishes, without giving you that “fake look” like complete matte makeup can. It won’t make your skin look shiny, but it won’t make it look flat either.
  2. Contouring is the best way to capture all of your features in the lens. It’s important to brighten and bronze in the correct places. Bronzer will keep you from looking washed out due to a camera flash.
  3. When it comes to eye makeup, it’s important to choose one or the other: a blended look or a sharp look. If you’re going for a more natural, blended look, be sure to blend in all of the eyeshadow colors and smudge your eye liner. If you want a sharp look, go for a bold, one color and straight eye liner line.
  4. Filling in your brows can be tricky. It’s hard not to make them look overly filled in. To avoid this problem, try using an eye shadow that is one shade light than your hair color. Lightly fill in your brows with a brush. This will keep them from looking harsh on camera.

If this doesn’t make you want to go take the perfect selfie, then I don’t know what does!

            Chelsea

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Key Areas to Contour and How to Do It!

Contouring is the biggest fad in the makeup industry right now!  Basically, it’s highlighting and bronzing key parts of your face to either make them stand out or be covered…

Contouring is the biggest fad in the makeup industry right now!  Basically, it’s highlighting and bronzing key parts of your face to either make them stand out or be covered up.  It’s a great way to make your face look flawless.  While contouring can make you look radiant, knowing how to do it is key.  It can look quite “clown-like” if done incorrectly.  Check out how to contour the most important features of your face! Chelsea Crockett- contouring cheek bones

What you’ll need:

Contouring palette (light and dark)

Light eye shadow

Beauty Blender

Nose: For the effect of a slimmed down nose, place the dark color along the outside bridges of your nose and the light color along the top.

Cheek bones:   For the look of super-model high cheek bones, suck in your cheeks and apply the dark color into the sunken in area.  Add the lighter color to the cheek bones themselves. 

Eyes:  To make your eyes pop, apply a light, shimmery eye shadow to the entire lid and the dark color along the bone above the lid. 

The most important part of contouring comes last: blending.  When applying the light and dark colors, just put a stripe across each area.  Then, blend both colors together so no lines are visible.  The result?  A picture perfect face!

Enjoy experimenting with makeup!

Love,

            Chelsea

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Clown Contouring. What is it?

Have you all heard of clown contouring? I hadn’t until recently. Youtuber Bella DeLune started the trend when she decided to stand up to people who called her a clown…

Have you all heard of clown contouring? I hadn’t until recently. Youtuber Bella DeLune started the trend when she decided to stand up to people who called her a clown because she wore too much makeup. She posted a before and after picture of her with her colorfully contoured face clowned-up, and then with the makeup expertly blended, just to show the haters how artful makeup really is. 

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Bella has started a major trend! Girls everywhere are trying clown contouring…and loving it! It is an exaggerated form of color-correction that isn’t for everyday-wear, because quite frankly it takes quite a bit of time! But, the results are stunning. It made ME want to try my hand at contouring! Take a look at these before and after pics of Bella. She looks gorgeous! I love how she can take the hate and turn it into an educational video to show others her process and her artfulness. As girls we can get hit with a lot or criticism for wearing too much/too little makeup, but I believe that makeup is a form of self-expression! Your face is your own, and you can choose what to do with it! 
 
What do you think? Will you try your hand at clown contouring?
XOXO, Chels 
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Contouring: The Simple Steps for the Perfect Look!

Contouring is hard to do… I’m still trying to master the skill myself! Some of the most famous celebrities such as the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and Mila Kunis are all…

Chelsea Crockett - Kim Kardashian ContourContouring is hard to do… I’m still trying to master the skill myself! Some of the most famous celebrities such as the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and Mila Kunis are all great examples of the perfect contoured face. Here are a few simple steps to start you off:

First, you’ll need to grab a few products: concealer, foundation that is right for your skin tone, blush, bronzer, and highlighter (or just purchase a contour palette!). Start by applying your concealer under your eyes and on any blemishes you want to cover up. Then, apply your regular foundation where you normally do. Take your highlighter and apply it to your T-zone, especially your upper cheek bones. Take your bronzer and cover the hollows of your cheek bones, the sides of your nose bones, and the top of your forehead. Blend it in with a blending brush and pick up your blush. Apply your blush normally to your cheeks and take a look in the mirror! Your perfect contoured face is complete! The big key you can’t miss is to make sure you lighten the areas of your face where you need to. If you need to use a lighter shade of foundation on the upper parts of your cheek bones, DO!

If you have any other contouring tips that you like to use, share them below :)!

XO, Chels

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