Chelsea Crockett

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5 Must-Have Makeup Brushes

There are several different makeup brushes that serve several different purposes. You may have many brushes that you’re using in the wrong place. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which brush…

There are several different makeup brushes that serve several different purposes. You may have many brushes that you’re using in the wrong place. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which brush is for foundation, blush, or powder! Here are 5 must-have makeup brushes that have their own specific purpose that will make a difference in your everyday makeup look!

  • Foundation Brush. Foundation brushes have rounded edges for reaching even the crevices of your face. Try it out with liquid or even powder foundation!Chelsea Crockett - Beauty Blender
  • Blending Brush. Blending brushes are smaller and are perfect for tying together each product. Apply your makeup and blend it together by moving your brush in a circular motion.
  • Concealer Brush. Concealer is the product that brings everything together. It not only gets rid of dark circles but blemishes and breakouts, too. You never want your concealer to leave white circles or lighter areas on your face. Use a concealer brush with rounded edges to smooth everything out!
  • Beauty Blender. If you’re looking for something to blend everything together, a beauty blender is where it’s at. I use this for anything from blending concealer to applying liquid foundation. It leaves a smooth and flawless finish!
  • Powder Brush. When it comes to a powder foundation, you have to have a particular kind of brush. You never want your foundation to look caked on. In order for applying it evenly, you have to use a specific kind of brush!

Which brush do you always have in your makeup bag? Share with me below!

XOXO, Chelsea

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How to Cover Up Stubborn Redness with Makeup

Okay so i’m going to be real with you here for a minute. Last week I used a pore strip on my nose to get some blackheads out of there….

Okay so i’m going to be real with you here for a minute. Last week I used a pore strip on my nose to get some blackheads out of there. I accidentally left it on too long and ended up peeling off some of my skin with the pore strip. OKAY OUCHHHH. It was not fun. Plus, my nose has been a red mess this week. Thank goodness I know a few makeup tricks to hide it! If you have redness from acne scars or rosacea, or pesky pore strips, keep reading to learn how to cover it up.

  1. Prep with primer: Apply a primer to your skin to make sure your makeup stays on all day. Primer also creates a barrier between your skin and makeup to prevent irritation.tumblr_inline_mw1721SkOq1qdfkq5
  2. Use tinted concealer: Pick a yellow or green tinted concealer to fight the red tones on your skin.
  3. Use a brush: Apply your concealer using a large brush to cover a wide area so you get coverage without going too overboard.
  4. Top it off with foundation: Use a brush to apply foundation over the concealer.
  5. Finish with powder: Take a yellow toned setting powder and press it into the skin to help your makeup stay in place alllll day long.

Hopefully these tips help you cover up that redness so you can feel confident in your own skin (literally!).

XOXO, Chels

 

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Are You Making Yourself Look Older?

It’s crazy how makeup can make a person look so different! While we want to look young and bright, sometimes makeup can make us look dull or even older (not…

It’s crazy how makeup can make a person look so different! While we want to look young and bright, sometimes makeup can make us look dull or even older (not in a good way). So how can we stop this from happening? Keep on reading to see if you’re applying makeup incorrectly!Chelsea Crockett- exfoliate

  • Don’t pass up primer! Primer minimizes your pores and keeps makeup on longer! You won’t have to worry about weird lines or big pores, especially around your nose.
  • Make sure you’re using the correct foundation. Don’t pack on too much powder or liquid foundation and make sure you are using the correct shade.
  • Don’t dye your hair all one color. If you go to a stylist, ask him/her to add warmth or another tone into your hair! It’ll help make your face glow!
  • Not exfoliating regularly will lead to a buildup of dirt and dry skin. By exfoliating, you’ll be giving your face completely new skin!
  • Wear SPF every day! While you may not notice how it’s changing your skin now, you will when you’re older!

Let’s feel youthful forever!  

XOXO,

     Chelsea

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411 On Foundations

There are so many types of foundation. You can have liquid, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream, stick foundation, powder foundation, mineral powder, airbrush, the list goes on and on!…

There are so many types of foundation. You can have liquid, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream, stick foundation, powder foundation, mineral powder, airbrush, the list goes on and on! How do you know which type is the one for you? Read on to find out!

  1. Liquid foundation: Liquid foundation gives you tons of color, finish, and coverage options! If you want a versatile foundation, then liquid is the way to go.
  2. Tinted moisturizer: If you have dry skin with little or no blemishes to cover then you are a tinted moisturizer girl. This gives you a hint of moisture, a bit of color, and a smidge of coverage.
  3. BB/CC cream: If you want color correction with sheer to medium coverage then you should reach for a BB or CC cream. These contain sunscreen, moisturizer, and color!
  4. Stick foundation: If you need coverage fast then stick foundation is your hero. The solid texture of a stick foundation makes it great for contouring and it also gives great coverage. Plus, it is easy to toss in your purse and take on the go!Variety-of-Liquid-Foundations_thumb12
  5. Loose mineral powder: If you are prone to breakouts and looking for medium to full coverage then mineral powder is great for you. If you have combination or oily skin then this dry powder will complement your skin perfectly.
  6. Spray foundation: Want the look of airbrushed foundation every day? Spray foundation is your go-to. Spray foundation is a lightweight mist that offers sheer to medium coverage.

Once you find your perfect foundation, your makeup routine becomes a breeze! Which foundation is YOUR go-to product? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Wear (And Pull Off) Matte Makeup

Some may think the secret to flawless makeup is an expensive, personal makeup artist.  Actually, the secret to flawless makeup is matte based products!  Matte foundation almost eliminates pores and…

Some may think the secret to flawless makeup is an expensive, personal makeup artist.  Actually, the secret to flawless makeup is matte based products!  Matte foundation almost eliminates pores and leaves your skin looking smooth.  Lipstick, blush, and eye shadow also come in matte formats and have the same effect as matte foundation.  Check out how you can wear, and pull off, matte makeup the right way!Chelsea Crockett- matte makeup

Unlike typical foundation, matte foundation is best applied using a damp sponge.  This helps evenly distribute the foundation, especially around the nose and chin area. The secret to wearing matte makeup is to either wear it on your eyes and lips or on your face, NOT both.  In order to make the look more modern, try pairing a matte foundation with a shimmery eye and lip gloss.  Likewise, use a powder or liquid foundation if you’re feeling matte lipstick.

Matte makeup is making a comeback from the old Hollywood glamour days!  Give it a try and comment below which matte products are your favorites!

Love,

Chelsea

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The Truth about Sleeping in Makeup

High school’s full of several nights of coming home late from a friend’s house and falling asleep as soon as you make it to your bed. Other times, long hours…

High school’s full of several nights of coming home late from a friend’s house and falling asleep as soon as you make it to your bed. Other times, long hours of homework may keep you up a little past your bedtime, causing you to fall asleep with a book under your head… and without washing your face! Either situation sound familiar? Sleeping with your makeup on is a major “don’t.” Here are a few reasons why:

  • Foundation can clog pores and produce bacterial infections. It can also be one of the main causes of acne and breakouts.Chelsea Crockett - Aging Skin Something in your skin called collagen keeps your skin firm and looking good. Skipping a wash leads to the breakdown of collagen, which makes your skin age faster.
  • Have your ever left your mascara on and woken up with unbelievable irritation in your eyes? Leaving on mascara or eyeliner can cause your eyes to hurt from little bits of the makeup falling into them. (P.S. Your mascara will slowly fall off pulling your eyelashes with it!)
  • Believe it or not, eye shadow plays a big part in clogging oil glands. If you let it build up too long it can create sties in your eyes! Ouch!
  • Leaving foundation or concealer or your skin overnight causes it to become sensitive and dry. I cannot overemphasize how bad it is for your pores!
  • Like I said before, your skin also ages faster. Not only does your skin eventually dry out, but, over time, wrinkles will start to be enhanced. No one wants that!

So next time you come in late from a football game or a long night studying at a friend’s house, take a quick 5 minutes to wash your face (or even keep some makeup wipes by the side of your bed!). Every night matters :)!

-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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Foundation vs. BB Cream

This article may have caught your attention for many different reasons.  Maybe you’re curious about what BB Cream is?  Or maybe you want to know which product I prefer?  Well…

This article may have caught your attention for many different reasons.  Maybe you’re curious about what BB Cream is?  Or maybe you want to know which product I prefer?  Well first off, BB Cream is an all-in-one facial product used in place of moisturizer, foundation, primer, serum, and sunblock.  You can apply this as your regular foundation or as a tinted moisturizer, depending on the desired amount you want to apply. Chelsea Crockett - Garnier BB Cream

Recently, I’ve been trying out BB Cream and I LOVE it!  It blends perfectly with my skin and distributes evenly on my entire face.  It’s really light so I don’t have to worry about the feeling of it being caked on after I apply.  Of course, I’ll always love foundation and continue to use it; however, BB Cream is definitely going to be used more often!  My favorite BB Cream is by Garnier.  It not only makes your skin look flawless, but it also hydrates your skin with minerals and vitamins.  Don’t get me wrong, I love foundation, but BB Cream’s nice to switch it up every once and a while!

Xo – Chelsea

If you want to purchase Garnier’s BB Cream, click here!

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Keeping It Natural

Hey cuties!  Being at a young age, it’s a good thing to show off your natural beauty.  Trying to find a look that highlights your natural features is quick and…

Hey cuties!  Being at a young age, it’s a good thing to show off your natural beauty.  Trying to find a look that highlights your natural features is quick and easy to do.  Before applying any makeup, know that you want to keep it light, light, light.  Your goal is to show your natural self and you can’t do that by caking on makeup to cover it up!

Chelsea Crockett - Natural MakeupThe first step to almost any tutorial is to apply moisturizer and you’re ready to go.  An easy start to this look is to apply an airfoam foundation which will blend perfectly with your skin and keep it extra light.  After, cover up any imperfections with concealer to keep your face looking clean and beautiful.  Place more concealer under and in the inner corners of your eyes to eliminate any dark circles and to brighten up your face as well.  As far as your face goes, finish it off with a light pink blush on the apples of your now rosy cheeks.  And for eyes, that’s easy.  Keep it simple by dabbing a nude colored eye shadow to your eyelids and just a little mascara on your upper and lower lashes.

That should do it!  Everyone has their own natural beauty so it’s time to show off yours!

Love, Chelsea

Here are some products to help you pull off this look: http://tiny.cc/Garnier_Concealer, http://tiny.cc/Maybelline_Mascara, http://tiny.cc/LOreal_Blush

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5 Don’ts When It Comes To Makeup

Putting on makeup seems easy, right?  Just throw on your favorite products and you’re good to go for the day.  Surprisingly, when it comes to makeup, there are a few…

Putting on makeup seems easy, right?  Just throw on your favorite products and you’re good to go for the day.  Surprisingly, when it comes to makeup, there are a few “don’ts” that most girls aren’t aware of.

  1. DON’T curl your eyelashes after Chelsea Crockett - Applying Makeupyou apply mascara.  I sometimes get asked when to curl eyelashes, before or after you apply mascara?  Before, before, before!  If you wait till after, your lashes will get clumped and messy!  Curling them before allows you to solidify them by adding your mascara after. This leaves them looking just right!
  2. DON’T use eyeliner on your waterline.  If you do this, you probably noticed your eyeliner doesn’t last long.  It removes almost immediately.  Make sure you put it directly on the lid so it stays and leaves you with the look you wanted all along!
  3. DON’T sleep with makeup on.  Be sure to wash off all makeup before you catch some Z’s.  Your skin absolutely hates sticky makeup residue!
  4. DON’T forget to apply eye shadow first.  You don’t want to get caught trying to put your eye shadow on while trying not to smear your eyeliner and mascara!  By doing this, you can also see a better picture of how you want your eye shadow to look and how you want your colors to blend.
  5. DON’T over-do it when it comes to foundation and blush.  Try your hardest to evenly distribute your foundation on your face.  You want to avoid caking on your makeup.  This overlooks the natural and subtle look you’re aiming for.

Love, Chels

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How to Disguise a Pesky Pimple

A beauty cheat sheet is always a girl’s best friend when it comes to hiding a pesky pimple.  A big zit on the middle of your forehead can be devastating…

A beauty cheat sheet is always a girl’s best friend when it comes to hiding a pesky pimple.  A big zit on the middle of your forehead can be devastating when you’ve gotChelsea Crockett- covering a pimple plans!  Lucky for you, there are a few simple steps to disguise any zit, big or small, for hours.  Check it out!

  1. Start by dabbing a small amount of liquid foundation or concealer on a concealer brush.
  2. Press the bristles on top of the pimple and twist it. This way, the foundation or concealer will get into every nook of the zit.
  3. Next, apply powder foundation as you normally would to the rest of your face.
  4. Using loose powder foundation, dip a clean finger in it and tap it on the concealed zit. This way you won’t stand the chance of wiping away the concealer.
  5. By this time, the zit should be in full disguise!

Try wearing bright colored lip gloss or lip stick to make the focus of your face your lips, not your zit.  If your pimples are near your eye area, you can even wear a pair of glasses to distract the person looking at you!  Using these 2 methods will keep other people focused on anything but your zits!

Take a breather Insiders!  There’s always a way to hide those pesky pimples!

-Chelsea

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The Right Skin Products for YOU!

Skin can be tricky.  It always seems to break out at the most random times or get sunburnt when you’re barely outside!  Our skin doesn’t make sense 99% of the…

Skin can be tricky.  It always seems to break out at the most random times or get sunburnt when you’re barely outside!  Our skin doesn’t make sense 99% of the time and that can be very frustrating.  I know how hard it can be to determine what products are right for your skin.  So…I’ve come up with some easy tips to help you all out:

First, you need to decide whether your skin is sensitive or not.  I know what you’re thinking, “How can I tell?”  If your skin tends to sunburn easily then it is probably sensitive.  Another way to find out is to pay attention to see if you blush easily.  That sometimes indicates sensitive skin as well!  What I suggest for you, is Clinique.  Their brand has several options for those with sensitive skin and they work amazingly!Chelsea Crockett - Clinique

Second, you need to figure out if your skin is primarily dry or oily.  If your skin feels greasy or looks shiny, then it is safe to say you most likely have oily skin.  If it’s mostly dry and sometimes flaky, then you can obviously tell which skin type you have.  For those with oily skin, I suggest using a powder foundation.  And for those with dry skin, use a liquid foundation.  If you think about it, that makes perfect sense!  The foundation will set well on your skin and won’t slide off so easily.

Do you have any other tips?  If so, let me know below!

-Chelsea

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The 3 Big No Nos of Applying Foundation

If you’re like me, foundation is part of your everyday makeup routine. There are 3 no no’s you need to keep in mind when applying foundation! Read on to find…

If you’re like me, foundation is part of your everyday makeup routine. There are 3 no no’s you need to keep in mind when applying foundation! Read on to find out what they are. 

1. Find the right match: Forget matching your foundation to the tops of your hands or bottoms of your wrists. The best way to find the right color is by applying a small amount to your neck or jaw line. By applying the foundation to your jaw line, it should disappear perfectly on your neck. Our faces and necks are slightly lighter than the rest of our body so make sure to match the foundation correctly. And that, my dears, is how you know if you found the right match for your skin tone! 

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2. Use either foundation or concealer: It’s your choice! The fact is that if you are applying both, your face will look cakey and it causes breakouts! Wearing too much coverage causes clogged pores, which is no good! You want to have natural looking makeup without covering your face in makeup. What some people do instead is replace concealer with translucent blemish powder. It is much lighter and won’t clog your pores!

3. Say hasta la vista to powder foundation:  Powder foundation will not give you a flawless natural look. The bad thing about powder foundation is that it only stays on for a few hours, and then fades off.  Another downfall is that it fades into the creases of your face, which brings out the look of wrinkles! The easy solution? Swap your powder foundation to liquid. Liquid helps achieve that smooth clear look and stays on almost all day!

 

Hope these tips help!

XOXO,

Chels

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Acne Coverage Foundation Routine

Dear Chelsea, For skin that’s acne prone, what full coverage foundation do you recommend? Xoxo, Lisa I definitely have personal experience with this one! This is a problem that a…

Dear Chelsea,

For skin that’s acne prone, what full coverage foundation do you recommend?

Xoxo,
Lisa

I definitely have personal experience with this one! This is a problem that a lot of teenagers struggle with. It is a very frustrating situation and it can make even the most confident person very insecure, so this is something that I am passionate about.

First of all, I would suggest that you target the problem head on. I truly believe that a good skin care regimen is vital in improving and maintaining good skin. I also feel that you can clean up the acne from within.  Having a good diet, lots of water and good sleep.

Good luck with whatever you choose and be confident. Confidence is the most attractive quality!

<3 Chels

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