Chelsea Crockett

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Make the Most of Your Abandoned Eyeshadow

We all have a favorite eyeshadow shade. You know, that one that always seems to run out, while all the other colors in the palette are only slightly used. I…

We all have a favorite eyeshadow shade. You know, that one that always seems to run out, while all the other colors in the palette are only slightly used. I got tired of having all sorts of eyeshadow palettes sitting around that were only slightly used, because all I was using was shades I knew and trusted! If you want to know how to wear the un-used, possibly obscure colors in your palettes, read on!

  1. Pink: Pink may seem like an awkward color for eyeshadow, and may give you “Barbie” vibes, but don’t let that stop you from using it! Gently dust some onto your eyelids, especially if it is a shimmery, light color! Bring the color across your lid down to the corner of the eye, and subdue it with other shadow shades like nude and champagne to tone it down.how-to-use-the-abandoned-colors-in-your-go-to-eye-shadow-palette-1656478-1455328442.640x0c
  2. Blue: This is a color that makes a stunning smoky eye, actually. Especially if it is slightly metallic! If a smoky eye isn’t your thing, use a small brush to run a thin line of shadow along your lower lash line for a pop of color.
  3. Purple: If you are unsure on how to wear that purple eyeshadow in your drawer, try the technique that I mentioned above in blue. Line your bottom lash line with the purple for a subtle color pop. You can even make a cat eye look with it!
  4. Black: Black can be an intimidating shade. Too much and you can start to look moody and dark! For a subtle look, use a fluffy powder shadow brush to dust a V shape along the outer corner of your eyes and halfway to the eye bone. This creates great definition.

Don’t let those abandoned eyeshadow colors go to waste! Get creative with them! You may find a new favorite shade in the process.

XOXO, Chels

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Applying Eye shadow: You’ve Been Doing it All Wrong

Are you ever stalking a beauty guru on Instagram and you just get mesmerized by their eyeshadow? Like, you’re stuck wondering “how in the world do they shade that so…

Are you ever stalking a beauty guru on Instagram and you just get mesmerized by their eyeshadow? Like, you’re stuck wondering “how in the world do they shade that so well…and how long did it take them to do that?!” That was me a few years ago, until I asked a fellow beauty blogger what her secret to on-point eyeshadow was. Turns out I was doing it wrong the whole time! Here is how to get perfect shadow every time.

Step 1: Apply eyeshadow primer to your eyelids.Eye-Makeup-Tutorial_Eyeshadow-Horizontal-Gradient-Method_2

Step 2: Use a makeup brush to apply a light shade like nude or gold to your lids.

Step 3: This is where I had it all wrong. To apply the darker shades like brown or black to your creases, keep your eyes open. Yes, open! Brush the darker shadow into your creases and repeat on each eye. The “eye open” method allows you to be able to compare your shadow on each eye because you can see the whole time, plus it helps you keep the natural shape of your eyes! AKA, this helps your makeup look more natural.

Try this eyeshadow trick out for yourself and see if it makes a difference in your shadow skills!

XOXO, Chels

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Tips for Gals Who Struggle with Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow can be a pretty intimidating. You don’t want to put it on two dark, you don’t want to put it on so light that you cannot tell you’re even…

Eyeshadow can be a pretty intimidating. You don’t want to put it on two dark, you don’t want to put it on so light that you cannot tell you’re even wearing any, and you don’t want to fail at shading that smoky eye just right! Here are a few tips from the eyeshadow pros to help my eyeshadow-challenged ladies.

  1. Know your eye shape: Learning how to shade eyeshadow is so much easier when you know your eye shape. It helps you figure out what color goes where!
  2. Know your eyeshadow brushes: Know your tools! There are brushes that are better for blending, ones that are more for base colors, and many more! Know what they are and how to use them.5489e46db6858_-_rbk-applying-eyeshadow-0911-msc
  3. Know your preferred formula: There are three main eyeshadow formulas: cream, loose, and pressed. Cream eyeshadows work best as a base layer color for powder eyeshadow, loose eyeshadows are best if you want a pigmented color, and pressed is the most common type of eyeshadow because they blend easily and aren’t that messy.
  4. Priming is important!: Using eyeshadow primer is super important. It keeps it from creasing or wearing off as the day goes on. It will also make your eyeshadow colors look brighter!

Eyeshadow is so much fun to experiment with! Hopefully these tips help you make the most of your makeup.

XOXO, Chels

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Best Neutral Eye Palettes

Eyeshadow is usually a really important part of my makeup routine. How I do my eyeshadow depends on my outfit, my day’s events, and even my mood sometimes! The kind…

Eyeshadow is usually a really important part of my makeup routine. How I do my eyeshadow depends on my outfit, my day’s events, and even my mood sometimes! The kind of eyeshadow you’re using is equally as important. You want your shadow to be opaque so that it shows up, you want it to be long lasting so it doesn’t wear off, and you want the palette to last you a while so you don’t feel like you are spending a ton of money because you keep running out. Another important factor to me is the shades offered in the palette. Every makeup lover needs a good neutral palate in their possession. Neutrals go with everything and are a good “every day” look. Here are my favorite neutral eye palettes!

  1. Urban Decay: I love the Urban Decay “Nakes” palettes. They are a little pricey, but they last foreevvvverrr. I’ve had mine for 2 years and it’s still going strong. There are 3 “Naked” palettes, and each has 12 natural shades that range from matte to shimmer and even glitter shades! They also offer palettes that are a little smaller and offer your basic neutral shades.eye
  2. Tarte: I recently got the “Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette” from Tarte and I am obsessed! It offers 12 shades, 9 mattes and 3 lusters. What is so great about this palette is that the shadows are made with an Amazonian clay formula that offers great pigment, blendability, and long-lasting color.
  3. Too Faced: Too Faced’s Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection is also a great neutral choice. It offers your 3 most basic shades in larger amounts because you use them more often, which I think is genius, and has 9 other great neutral shades.

There are so many great neutral palettes, but these 3 are my favs!

XOXO, Chels

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