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Make Your Own Makeup Kit Christmas Gift

Christmas is creeping up on us faster than we know it… and I’m so excited!  Around Christmas time, my friends and I always do secret Santa gift exchanges.  It can…

Christmas is creeping up on us faster than we know it… and I’m so excited!  Around Christmas time, my friends and I always do secret Santa gift exchanges.  It can be hard coming up with different things to get each year, so I wanted to tell you about the idea I’ll be using for my upcoming gift exchanges!

For me, I can never have too much makeup.  Who doesn’t love trying out new brands and products?  For your kit, you’ll need at least three different products, depending on how much you want to spend.  Chelsea Crockett - Makeup KitYou’ll at least need a lipstick, some type of skin product, and an eye product.  Since most people already have a certain foundation they like to use, pick out a highlighter, blush, etc.  As for eyes, purchase a mascara or eye shadow to add to their kit.

Now that you know what to put in your DIY makeup kit, here are a few of my favorites that are inexpensive yet good quality!  For a lipstick, try Tarte’s Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick.  There are 24 different shades to choose from!  As for a highlighter, you can buy Urban Decay’s Mini Naked Illuminated Powder for only $12 from Sephora.  Since the other two products are a little pricy, add your favorite drugstore mascara to complete the kit!

Are you going to try out this idea this year?  Let me know what products you fill your kit with! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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How to Incorporate Fall Colors into your Makeup Looks

The biggest shift in seasons happens between summer and fall. The clothing gets heavier, colors get darker, and the feel of the season is moodier. Your makeup reflects these changes!…

The biggest shift in seasons happens between summer and fall. The clothing gets heavier, colors get darker, and the feel of the season is moodier. Your makeup reflects these changes! Here are a few ways to update your look from summer dew to autumn hues and the products to help you do so.

  1. Copper orange: Reds and oranges are fall’s version of neutrals. Copper is the perfect in-between color. Try some warm hues on your eyelids with Urban Decay’s “Naked” Heat pallet. I love these tones, they give you a smoldering stare.
  2. Dark red: Deep red is fall’s staple color. There’s always the classic red lip color, but there is also another great way to wear shades of red, and that is on your cheeks! Swipe some rosy red cheek stain across your cheeks for color that will last all day long. The color is glamorous and just dramatic enough.
  3. Earthy brown: Brown tones may sound boring, but they can add major drama to your look. Smudge some brown under your eyes for a fall smoky eye, or use brown gel liner on your top lid for a more natural look.
  4. Pearly shimmer: Today’s makeup looks are all about the glow. Use a pearly metallic highlighter to accentuate your natural radiance.

How do you plan to shift your makeup looks this season?

XOXO, Chels

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The Makeup Guide to Brightening Your Face

I hate when I spend half an hour doing my makeup only to be disappointed with how it turns out.  Whenever this happens, it’s usually because my face looks too…

I hate when I spend half an hour doing my makeup only to be disappointed with how it turns out.  Whenever this happens, it’s usually because my face looks too dark or too dull.  I found a guide on Pinterest that helps me take any dull look and transform it into a bright, glowing face of makeup!

  • Inner corners of eyeChelsea Crockett - Bright Makeups.  Making your eyes brighter is the key to making your entire face appear brighter.  Lightening around your eyes, especially around the inner corners, will not only make your eyes pop but make you look more radiant than before!
  • On top of cheekbones.  You have to make sure you lighten your cheekbones because they cover such a huge area of your face.  Use a light highlighter that will make your cheekbones pop but leave you with that natural look, as well.
  • On top of nose.  Since your nose is the most central part of your face, you can’t forget about brightening that area, too.  Take your highlighter and apply it lightly to the bridge and tip of your nose to give it a little pop! 
  • Center of lips.  You may not have heard of this before, but adding a little white shimmer to the center of your lips can make them appear bigger and obviously brighter!  Try it out for yourself!

Try out these steps and let me know if your makeup look does a total 180 like mine does after following this guide! 🙂

XO – Chels

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Products to Prep You for the Perfect Selfie

Let’s be real. Behind that 1 selfie you posted on Instagram there are 20+ pictures that were rejected and didn’t make the cut. You took selfie after selfie, switched angles…

Let’s be real. Behind that 1 selfie you posted on Instagram there are 20+ pictures that were rejected and didn’t make the cut. You took selfie after selfie, switched angles and lighting, the works. I’ll be the first person to admit that a good selfie can give a little boost of confidence and spring in your step for the rest of the day. Here are some makeup products that are sure to get you selfie-ready.

  1. Highlighter: Use highlighter in a stick form to accentuate features like your brow and cheek bones and the bridge of your nose.3-Custom-clarifier-pencil-3
  2. Blush: Cream to powder blushes give you a natural glow and the perfect amount of color! They work better than powder blushes and can give your face a quick pick me up by using your fingertips to apply it to the apples of your cheeks.
  3. Eye clarifier: This is a nude/peachy eye pencil that gives you a bright-eyed look. It can also help hide the appearance of tired eyes or redness.
  4. Brow gel or brow pencil: Your eyebrows enhance your features and define them. Use a brow pencil or brow gel to shape those puppies to your liking.

Now say “cheese”, because you are selfie ready!

XOXO, Chels

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Common Eye Makeup Mistakes

It’s easy to throw on makeup and run out the door. We’ve all done it; but have you ever looked in the mirror afterwards and seen the damage you did?!…

It’s easy to throw on makeup and run out the door. We’ve all done it; but have you ever looked in the mirror afterwards and seen the damage you did?! I know I’m guilty! There are so many little details we don’t think about when putting on eye make, but they’re VERY important. Keep on reading to find out the most common eye makeup mistakes, so you can stop doing them today!

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Before you begin your makeup process, priming your eye lid is SO important! Throughout the day, our shadow can start to bunch up in the creases of our eye lids. By priming your eyelid, your shadow will stay in place! Once that step is complete, it’s time to pick your shadow color. Less is more, people!!! During the day, stick to nude colors. Too many people over do their daytime eye makeup, which can look very off. Also, make sure to blend! You don’t want it to look like you put a line of color on your eye. Incorporate a little blending of the eye shadow with your upper eyeliner as well. When it comes to your water line, only apply liner to the outer corners. By putting a harsh line under your entire eye, you’re creating the illusion that your eye is smaller. No one wants that! Last, but not least, highlight! While this step might seem small, it plays a very big role! Dusting a beige or champagne highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes brightens your entire look, ties everything in, and makes your eyes whiter and bigger.

Next time you’re applying makeup, think about some of these mistakes! Are you committing a makeup crime?!

Love,

            Chelsea    

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4 Ways to Use Highlighter

Highlighter is a beauty gem. It can do so much for you, from making you look more awake to contouring your face! I wanted to learn how to get the…

Highlighter is a beauty gem. It can do so much for you, from making you look more awake to contouring your face! I wanted to learn how to get the most out of my highlighter, so I did a little research. According to my sleuthing, here are the top 4 ways to use highlighter!

Under your brow bone: If you apply highlighter just under your brow bone, just above the crease in your eyelid, it will give the illusion of larger eyes!highlighter-and-shading-ske

On the apple of the cheek: If your goal is glowing skin, apply a small dot of highlighter in the center of the apple of your cheek over your blush.

On the bridge of the nose: Looking to contour your nose? Apply highlighter along the bridge of your nose and gently blend foundation that is a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone on the sides to make your nose appear slimmer!

On the inner corner of the eye: If you stayed up a bit too late and need to LOOK awake even though you totally don’t FEEL awake, then use this handy trick. Add a dab of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes to brighten up dark areas.

I am pumped to try out these cool tips! Let me know how they work for you by commenting on this post!

XOXO, Chels

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Highlight Your Best Features!

Hello Ladies,             Highlighting has become one of the biggest beauty crazes this year; and I have to admit, I love it!  Learning where to highlight your face can make…

Hello Ladies,

            Highlighting has become one of the biggest beauty crazes this year; and I have to admit, I love it!  Learning where to highlight your face can make the world of a difference.  It makes your face brighter and more awake.  It’s especially great when you feel worn and tired.  Check out the perfect spots to highlight and what you should use for the perfect glow.

            One of my favorite products to use when I highlight my face is Benefit’s “Watt’s Up” soft focus highlighter.  It doesn’t cover your face in glitter, just gives it a hint of shimmer.  It’s a stick that you can rub on certain parts of your face and rub in with the sponge attached to the other end.  Although it can be quite expensive, it’s worth it!  If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money, then a light gold or white shimmery cream eye shadow works just as well. Chelsea Crockett- Benefit Watt's Up

            Start by highlighting your eyes.  To wake up tired eyes, dab a small amount in the inner corner of your eyes and on your brow bone.  Use your fingers or a face sponge to rub it in smooth.  Next apply a small amount to your outer cheek bones to highlight your features.  This spot really illuminates your face!  Last, place a small amount on the indent above your upper lip.  This creates the illusion of a fuller pouty lip.  Have your best makeup look ever with highlighting!  Who wouldn’t want their face to glow?! 

XOXO,

            Chels

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Highlighting Your Face

Hi Girls,             Have you ever looked through magazines and seen models or your favorite celebrities with glowing radiant skin?  It looks beautiful!  Now how exactly do they get that…

Hi Girls,

            Have you ever looked through magazines and seen models or your favorite celebrities with glowing radiant skin?  It looks beautiful!  Now how exactly do they get that glowing, sparkling skin?  Highlighter is the key!! It’s the secret to amazing looking skin.

            High lighter is something not usually found in most girls’ makeup bags.  It’s a step that most of us skip…a very important step that most of us skip.  Waking up early in the morning for classes can cause dull skin and dark under eyes.  Using high lighter is a quick way to make yourself look more awake.  Don’t mistake high lighter as concealer.  Instead, lightly dab the highlighter Chelsea Crockett- benefit luminizerunder your eyes and on your brow line, on top of your cover up.  This will brighten your eyes creating the appearance of beingChelsea Crockett- highlighter more awake.  Another great place to use high lighter is on your cheek bones.  This creates the illusion of radiant skin.  Buy a stick concealer that you can easily roll onto your cheek bones and rub in.  Your skin will be glowing!  Check out a few of the products below to start getting glowing skin.

Love,

     Chelsea

 

http://tiny.cc/BenefitLuminizer

http://tiny.cc/YSLRadiantTouch

http://tiny.cc/LorealMagicLumi

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Spring 2014 Beauty Trends

            Spring is just around the corner; and thanks to the runways of New York and London Fashion Week, we’ve got a heads up on all the fabulous trends to…

            Spring is just around the corner; and thanks to the runways of New York and London Fashion Week, we’ve got a heads up on all the fabulous trends to keep our eye on this spring.  From eyes to lips to skin, I’ve got all the details on how you can be makeup forward this spring season!

            This spring, it’s all about the eyes!  Try a soft berry (purple/pink) lip with light pink eye shadow and bold eyeliner with dark lashes.  The contrast of colors will really show off the berry tones!  If you want to go for a retro look, the cat eye has made its comeback!  Start by using a liquid liner making the line thicker as you reach the outer corner.  Another option with eye liner is to use white liner.  For brighter eyes, line your top lid with white liner and skip out on bottom liner.  It’s the perfect way to transition into spring.Chelsea Crockett- white eyeliner

            Bronzed glowing skin is a must this spring, but this does not mean to hop in a tanning bed!  Instead, opt for a shimmering bronzer and light highlighter to bring out your bone structure.  Lightly brush on bronzer over your foundation and down your neck.  Next, apply a creamy stick highlighter to your cheek bones, eyebrow bones, and above your lip to make every feature pop!  Also, be sure to use moisturizer.  Hydrated skin is glowing skin!

            Staying on point with trends each season is very important!  Now you can be on top on things as soon as spring strikes!  Have fun with your beauty routine!

Happy spring,

            Chelsea  

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