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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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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How to Become a Brow-Tweezing Expert

I usually try to let the professionals handle my brows, but I have been wanting to try and learn to do them myself. Brows are such a prominent facial feature,…

I usually try to let the professionals handle my brows, but I have been wanting to try and learn to do them myself. Brows are such a prominent facial feature, so it is pretty important to get them right! It is so easy to make plucking and shaping mistakes. Here are some tweezing tips from the pros to help you improve your skillz.

  1. Outline your brows before plucking: Outline your eyebrows with a pencil and make sure they look tweezer_brow_leopard_160915even. Then tweeze the hairs that are outside of the shape you outlined. Also, invest in an awesome brow pencil to help you create the illusion of perfect brows.
  2. Find the right location: Tweeze where there is good lighting so you don’t over pluck!
  3. Don’t over-tweeze: Don’t tweeze more often than every two weeks! Give your eyebrows a break. Also, alternate between brows when tweezing. Tweeze a few hairs on one brow, then move on to the next, continue to go back and forth to make sure you are tweezing evenly.

Follow these tips to become a tweezing queen!

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.
  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.41TwhLB9HbL._SY300_
  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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Filling in Your Brows 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 fleek.

  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.2b9fbbbbf368190370d1c31b64b09397
  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 make your eyebrows on point!

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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How to Fill In Your Eyebrows

Bold, beautiful eyebrows are a huge beauty statement right now.  They’re a focal point on your face, so they should be treated the same as your skin would when it…

Bold, beautiful eyebrows are a huge beauty statement right now.  They’re a focal point on your face, so they should be treated the same as your skin would when it comes to makeup.  Filling in your eyebrows is sort of an art.  When done right they look beautiful, but when done wrong they can look fake and tacky. Learning the right technique is very important…check it out!Chelsea Crockett- filling in your eyebrows

Before you can begin filling in your brows, make sure they are plucked (check out my article “Tweezing Your Eyebrows the RIGHT Way”).  Once they’re perfectly plucked, choose your filler: brow pencil, brow powder, or a brow cream/gel.  Begin by creating a shape by lightly outlining your brow.  Always stay inside your natural hairline.  Next, fill in the rest of your brow, but be sure to keep it light.  Once you’re finished, brush through your brows with a clear brow gel or spoolie brush.  This will pick up any unnecessary, excess color and evenly distribute it throughout your brow.

Your eyebrows are officially done!  It’s as easy as that…you officially have the perfect eyebrows!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Tweezing Your Eyebrows the RIGHT Way

Thanks to celebs like Cara Delevingne, eyebrow power is all the rage.  I mean who doesn’t want perfectly shaped eyebrows?  It’s easy to run to a salon and get your…

Thanks to celebs like Cara Delevingne, eyebrow power is all the rage.  I mean who doesn’t want perfectly shaped eyebrows?  It’s easy to run to a salon and get your eyebrows waxed, but what if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time?  Well here’s your easy-to-follow guide for tweezing your eyebrows the right way.Chelsea Crockett- tweezing eyebrows

Start by placing the tweezers parallel to your nose crossing your eyebrow.  Any hairs that are on the outside of the tweezers, in the middle, are the ones you should pluck to begin with.  Remove all stays that are in between.  Next, lay the tweezers diagonally from the end of your eye up to your eyebrow.  This marks where your eyebrows should end.  Mark the spot with an eye pencil and pluck all hairs that go beyond that.  Last, find the thickest part of your brow and draw a line, using an eye pencil again, along the bottom edge of your brow.  This will give you your brows natural shape.  Pluck anything below the line.

There you go!  An easy 101 to perfect eyebrows!

Love,

Chelsea

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DIY Eyebrow Waxing

Eyebrows can be tricky. Some girls are born with naturally gorgeous eyebrows that take no grooming or care. Others who aren’t so lucky have to constantly keep up with the…

Eyebrows can be tricky. Some girls are born with naturally gorgeous eyebrows that take no grooming or care. Others who aren’t so lucky have to constantly keep up with the shaping of their brows. Luckily, there is a homemade remedy to try right in your home!Chelsea Crockett - Eyebrow Waxing

Getting your eyebrows waxed at a hair or nail salon can often be expensive and risky. There’s a way to shape them at home just how you want them and without spending too much money. Take a trip to your local grocery store and buy honey, salt, and flour if you do not already have any at home. Then, take a small dish and mix your ingredients with water to make it runnier. When you wax your brows, you have to be extremely careful. Make sure you are very cautious as to where the wax is placed or may possibly drip. Then apply with a Q-tip or spoon. It is best to have your mom or friend do it for you while you are laying down to avoid the wax running into places you don’t want it. After that, place a small piece of a soft cloth onto the wax. Make sure you are very gentle when lightly pressing down! Then wait about 10 minutes and quickly rip off the cloth. Continue this method wherever you want the hair removed! The key is to take your time and be super careful.

Hopefully this helps next time you want to shape up your fierce eyebrows! Good luck!

-Chelsea

 

 

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Be Fresh Faced This Fall/Winter!

Hi Girls!             This year, the hottest makeup trend for fall and winter seems to be no makeup at all!  Models and celebs have been spotted fresh faced all over. …

Hi Girls!

            This year, the hottest makeup trend for fall and winter seems to be no makeup at all!  Models and celebs have been spotted fresh faced all over.  Whether it’s on a magazine or a picture on Instagram, sporting a fresh face is the new bold makeup look.  All you need are 3 makeup items and you’re good to go!

            The number one thing all makeup artists say for a fresh face is “a pouty lip, bold brows, and clean skin”.  Begin your fresh faced makeup look by cleaning your skin of all dirt and preexisting makeup.  Once your face is feeling nice and clean, apply a dab of concealer under each eye to get rid of any dark circles.  For the next step, think BOLD.  Using an eyeliner pencil that matches your eyebrow color, lightly fill in your brows for a thick, dramatic look.  This will take away from the fact that you aren’t wearing any eye makeup.  Last, using a clear or nude lip gloss, create a pouty lip.  It’s as simple as that!! Chelsea Crockett- thick eyebrows

            Don’t ever be afraid to showcase your natural beauty.  Everyone is beautiful in their own way.  Embrace your natural beauty and love every feature! “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” –Psalm 139:14

You are all beautiful!

            Chelsea          

Check out one of my favorite brow kits for bold eyebrows!

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