Chelsea Crockett

JESUS | BEAUTY | LIFESTYLE | FASHION

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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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Neck Contouring: It is Really a Thing

I thought I had seen it all when it comes to makeup, but I was wrong! Today we will discuss the new trend of “neck contouring.” It is exactly what…

I thought I had seen it all when it comes to makeup, but I was wrong! Today we will discuss the new trend of “neck contouring.” It is exactly what it sounds like, people are contouring their neck!ContourNeck

Why would they take the time to do this? To accent an updo, of course! When you have your hair up, the back of your neck is exposed, and contouring it accents the hairstyle by shadowing and highlighting the nape of your neck! Instagrammer “mwhairstyles” demonstrated this in one of her videos. Some people may think that contouring the back of your neck is total overkill and totally unnecessary, and I partially agree with them! I also think that makeup is art, and that people should be able to express them artistically through makeup. If they want to use their artistic abilities to make their neck look slimmer, more power to them! 😉 My worry would be…all of that makeup is going to rub off on my skirt! Yikes!

What are your thoughts on this new trend? Do you think it is a waste of time or will you try it out? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO, Chels

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