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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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Popular Makeup Trends to Look Out for in Summer 2017

With summer in full swing, we can all expect a new wave of trends coming in!  Whether those be shoe trends, shirt trends, makeup trends, etc., you’ll have to get…

With summer in full swing, we can all expect a new wave of trends coming in!  Whether those be shoe trends, shirt trends, makeup trends, etc., you’ll have to get up-to-date with what trends will be “in” this season.  Here are a few makeup trends to look out for in summer 2017 so you can have the trendiest look in town!

  • Sunset eyes.  Soft reds, oranges, and yellows make for the perfect sunset eyeshadow look! Chelsea Crockett - Sunset Eyeshadow There are tons of different tutorials and ways to achieve this look.  You can go above and beyond or do a simple blended look!
  • Clean/no makeup look.  You can never go wrong with the natural look, especially this summer!  Light blush, thin eyeliner, nude lips, etc. are all something to try out this season.
  • Blue.  Too much blue can sometimes be too over-the-top, but it’s “in” this summer.  Light blue eyeshadow or even blue lips can make your makeup pop!
  • Soft colors/pastels.  I’ve always been a fan of pastels, and this summer they’re going to be super popular.  This could include pastel cheeks, lips, eyes, anything!
  • White accents.  White accented eyes are the perfect way to make your eyes pop.  Adding lighter shades around the inner corners of your eyes and your waterline will make your eyes appear bigger and brighter.

Which trendy makeup look are you going to try out this summer?  Let me know in the comment section below!  I’m hoping to try them all out myself! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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5 Glitter Hacks for the Girls that LOVE Glitter!

Glitter is one of those things you either love or hate.  As long as it’s in moderation, I like adding a little shimmer to spice up my look.  If you’re…

Glitter is one of those things you either love or hate.  As long as it’s in moderation, I like adding a little shimmer to spice up my look.  If you’re a hardcore glitter lover, then I have a few hacks that will glitter-up almost any makeup look you’re trying out.  Here are five glitter hacks to satisfy your obsession!

  • Add a tiny amount of finely powdered glitter into your finishing spray.  Chelsea Crockett - Glitter LipsAfter your makeup is complete, apply this spray to make your whole face shine!
  • You can make your own body shimmer by mixing together body oil and loose shimmer pigment.  Then apply it wherever you want to make your body glow!
  • If you want to make your lips “glittered-out,” apply a coat of lip gloss to your lips.  Then, apply finely-sorted glitter to your lips with a Q-tip.  It will stick right to the gloss!
  • Use eyelash glue as a base for any glitter accents you want to add around your face.  If you’re going for that Coachella look, you can add glitter dots all around your eyes using this method!
  • Have you ever seen the glitter roots trend?  You can paint some glitter onto your part using a small eyeshadow brush.  Look at the pic above for example!  How unique is that? (Perfect for festival season!)

Which hack is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

XO – Chels

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Beauty Uses for Old Toothbrushes

Do you ever wonder what to do with old toothbrushes after you are done using them? I always feel like throwing them away is such a waste. Once you disinfect…

Do you ever wonder what to do with old toothbrushes after you are done using them? I always feel like throwing them away is such a waste. Once you disinfect them, they are a super useful beauty tool! Here are 5 ways to re-purpose that old tooth brush to assist you in your beauty routine.

  1. Tame flyaways: Spray the bristles of the toothbrush and then use it to smooth any flyaway hairs. You can also do this to fix your eyebrows!
  2. Lip exfoliator: Before you put on lip balm, use the brush to scrub the dead skin off of your lips!
  3. Tease your hair: Use the toothbrush to tease your hair. Keep it in your purse to have a teasing brush on the go!
  4. Clean under nails and your cuticles: Use your old toothbrush to get the prettiest and cleanest nails on the block.
  5. De-clump mascara: After you apply mascara, use the toothbrush to separate your lashes.

Can you think of any other ways to use an old toothbrush in your beauty routine? Comment them below!

XOXO, Chels

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Do These Weird Beauty Products Really Work?

I see so many beauty trends and products that make me stop and think “does that really work?”  Sometimes I branch out and give them a try and am very…

I see so many beauty trends and products that make me stop and think “does that really work?”  Sometimes I branch out and give them a try and am very surprised with the results!  I picked a few different products to tell you about that surprisingly work and should be on your wish list!

  • Light Therapy Acne Mask.  Neutrogena recently released a light therapy acne mask that supposedly gets rid of acne and reduces inflammation.  I have one myself and was skeptical at first, but it really makes a difference!  It’s not only relaxing but super beneficial for your skin.
  • Peel Off Lip Stain.  Peel off lip stain really depends on which brand you try for it to be a success or not!  Some brands are messy and don’t really make a difference whereas others are long-lasting and easy to use.  Read the reviews before you buy!Chelsea Crockett - Lip Stain
  • Lip Tattoos.  As long as you use these right, they usually work!  You have to place them on your lips carefully and wait for the right amount of time.  Why not try them out for fun? 🙂
  • Eyeliner Stencils.  Makeup stencils are sometimes hit or miss when it comes to the quality of them.  I’ve used an eyeliner stencil before and they won’t give you the perfect wing most of the time, unless you master them!
  • Hair Straightening Brush.  Surprisingly, these work pretty well!  The only exception is if you have really curly hair.  Either way, these brushes are great for a quick straighten!

Which product do you want to try out?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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3 Ways to Step Up Your Lipstick Game

Lipstick is one of my favorite things to play around with.  Whether I’m rocking a bold lip or a subtle nude, I never leave the house without it in my…

Lipstick is one of my favorite things to play around with.  Whether I’m rocking a bold lip or a subtle nude, I never leave the house without it in my purse!  I’ve discovered some ways to take my lipstick game to a whole new level, so I thought I’d share them with you all as well!

  • Lip Liner. Chelsea Crockett - Ombre Lips If you’ve never tried lip liner, then you don’t know how big of a difference it can actually make!  I love the crisp look it gives to my lips.  Not only does it seal the deal, but it makes your lips pop even more than they do with just lip stick!
  • Ombré Lips.  You might’ve never even heard about this trend, but I assure you it’s super fun and unique!  The picture on the right shows a perfect example of bold, yet subtle ombré lips.  There are tons of tutorials online to show you how to pull off this new trend!  (It’s not as hard as you think!)
  • Dark Shades.  Darker shades don’t get enough credit!  A whole look can change by simply adding a maroon lip.  If you don’t think dark shades are your thing, give them a try anyways.  You might surprise yourself! 

Try these out so you can step up your lipstick game this fall as well!

XO – Chelsea

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New & Improved NYX Lips!

At Beautycon last weekend, I got to take home a NYX beauty bag filled with tons of wonderful NYX products! One of which was the soft matte lip cream. I…

At Beautycon last weekend, I got to take home a NYX beauty bag filled with tons of wonderful NYX products! One of which was the soft matte lip cream. I brought home not only one of these but around ten different colored creams! I wanted to give you a little review based off of my personal usage of it :).Chelsea Crockett - NYX Lip Cream

I was super excited to try out this product to see if it was all it claimed to be. I had tried matte lip creams before, some good and some not-so-good, so I was curious to see how this cream would compare to the rest. I gotta say, it was amazing! Only about 10-15 seconds after I applied it, the cream started to dry and looked perfect! There wasn’t any cracking or rubbing off, even after I licked my lips or took a drink. Even the pastel purple color covered all off my pink lips. The cream settled to a matte finish and was one of the only few matte creams to actually work the way it was supposed to!

NYX’s soft matte lip cream was definitely one you should try out for yourself! I promise, you won’t regret it :).

XO, Chelsea

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Pastel Lips

When you hear of lipstick, most of you are probably used to wearing or seeing the classic colors like hot pink or red.  Lately, a new trend of lipstick colors…

When you hear of lipstick, most of you are probably used to wearing or seeing the classic colors like hot pink or red.  Lately, a new trend of lipstick colors have arrived and I love them!  Between light pink, lavender, and light coral, pastels are the summers hottest lip colors! Chelsea Crockett- light pink lip

Pastels can be tricky to wear.  Since the color is so light, it shows everything…I’m talking about dryness and cracked lips.  Before trying on a pastel lip color, be sure to exfoliate your lips.  If you don’t have lip scrub, try rubbing a damp washcloth in a circular motion on your lips.  This is an easy way to get the effects of a lip scrub.  Pastel lipstick can also wash you out.  Since most of us are tan in the summer, trying out a pastel lip color during the summer months is ideal!

If you’re going to try a pastel lip, don’t wear a pastel outfit.  This is where most people go wrong!  Try wearing cream, white, and nude colors to offset your lipstick!  This way, your outfit will still be light without being too “matchy”.  Be daring this summer with a pastel lip!  Who knows, maybe you’ll start a new trend in your town!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Lip Plumping Tips & Tricks!

What’s the first thing someone notices about you? Your smile! And what surrounds your dazzling smile? A pair of gorgeous lips! You can gloss them up or throw on a…

What’s the first thing someone notices about you? Your smile! And what surrounds your dazzling smile? A pair of gorgeous lips! You can gloss them up or throw on a bright pink lip stick. There are many products that help plump your lips, but here are a few natural, inexpensive ways of doing so!

  • Exfoliate! This is the easiest and most recommended way to get the job done.Chelsea Crockett - Exfoliating Lips It not only removes dead skin and makes your lips softer but stimulates blood flow to the lips causing them to look a little bit bigger than they actually are.
  • Cinnamon. This ingredient increases blood flow, just like exfoliating. There are many, many DIY cinnamon lip plumpers recipes you can look up online! Pinterest is a hot spot for “do it yourself” remedies!
  • Eye shadow. You are probably extremely confused as to why eye shadow could help your lips. Well… it can help create any illusion of bigger lips! First apply your lipstick or gloss and pick a shimmery (or white) eye shadow. Apply it to the inner centers of your lower and upper lip. The effect your lips will have is gorgeous :)!
  • Lastly, don’t be afraid to try out a lip pencil. This will give you beautifully defined lips as well as amplify your look. Get a slightly darker shade than your lipstick/gloss and go to town!

Good luck insiders! Let me know how they turn out :).

XO – Chels

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Master the Dark Lip Trend

Let’s be real. We all love rocking the dark-lips trend! I think it is so romantic and mysterious. I am working on getting this look down pat! Here is How…

Let’s be real. We all love rocking the dark-lips trend! I think it is so romantic and mysterious. I am working on getting this look down pat! Here is How I am mastering the trend:dark lips 2

  • Keep it even: In order for your lipstick to go on smooth and look its very best, you need to have smooth lips. By gently exfoliating your lips you can remove all of the dead skin and prep your lips for perfect lip color! Also, make sure they are nice and moisturized.
  • Prep your skin: Spend a little bit of time working on your skin. I like to apply my concealer, foundation, powder, bronzer, and blush before I put on my lipstick. If you put the lipstick on before you do your face makeup, you smudge your lip color all over the place.
  • Find your hue: If your skin is an olive tone, go for a deep burgundy. If you have dark skin, go for a merlot hue and mix it with a tiny bit of brown.
  • Lip line? With dark colors, you usually do not have to line your lips before applying lipstick. You can if you want, but it’s not a total must!

I love this super chic trend. I always feel more sassy and confident when I have a bold lip color going on. Do you? Comment below and let me know if you like this fall fashion trend!

XOXO, Chels

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How to: Kylie Jenner Lips

What’s the first thing you notice when you see Kylie Jenner? Besides her gorgeous hair and perfect skin, her lips definitely stand out! If you follow her on Instagram, you’ll…

What’s the first thing you notice when you see Kylie Jenner? Besides her gorgeous hair and perfect skin, her lips definitely stand out! If you follow her on Instagram, you’ll see that, in almost all of her pictures, she rocks a matte mauve color. There are several different ways and combinations to pull this off, but here are two of my favorites!

  1. NYX Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands to shop for makeup, whether it’s eyeliner, foundation, bronzer, and especially lipstick! They carry the perfect products to get the famous Jenner pout. Their Mauve Slim Lip Pencil is only $3.50 and adds the defined look to your lips that you want. Then, for only $6, you can purchase the Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick for the flawless finish. If you want a glossier lipstick that doesn’t have exactly a “matte” finish, the Mauve Extra Creamy Round Lipstick works just as well!Chelsea Crockett - NYX Lipsticks
  2.  MAC Cosmetics is yet another brand that I love to get my products from! Along with NYX, they have an almost endless amount of lipstick colors to choose from. Since we’re going for the mauve look, I suggest the Midimauve Lipstick or the Faux Lipstick. On their website, you can check to see which color you think matches best with your skin tone that still gives off the look you’re going for. Highstrung, Fabby, and Plum Dandy are only a few of the many shades that are similar to the color you want. Just pick your favorite and finish it off with MAC’s Whirl Lip Pencil!

Now that you’ve got your dream celeb lips, find the perfect outfit and makeup to highlight them. Kylie’s look is absolutely perfect for fall! So… what are you waiting for?

Love, Chels

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Guide to Gorgeous Fall Lips!

When seasons change, so do wardrobes… and when wardrobes change, you have to adjust what colors make your autumn looks pop! Along with cute accessories and a stylish pair of…

When seasons change, so do wardrobes… and when wardrobes change, you have to adjust what colors make your autumn looks pop! Along with cute accessories and a stylish pair of boots, you have to make sure your makeup works to complete your outfit. The perfect way to do that is with a good lipstick to top off your full appearance!

Because bright lipsticks are always a yes, whenever you have the excuse to wear one, DO! Since fall is the time to rock your oranges, don’t be afraid to. For a nice dinner or a Halloween party, break out the orange. If you can pull off the dark red lips, try them out as well! You can’t go wrong with a little bit of color :)!Chelsea Crockett - Orange Lipsticks

Although a pop of color is fun every once and a while, toning it down with neutral shades is gorgeous yet casual. My favorite look is topping a light pink lipstick with gloss. Apply your lipstick then grab a clear gloss that’ll add some shine to your lips! (Beauty secret: add some white eye shadow or concealer to the middle crease above your upper lip. Then apply your lipstick/gloss. It makes your lips look bigger and plumper!)

Tweet me your favorite shades to rock during the fall so I can try them out :)!

XO – Chelsea

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Sharing Makeup 101

As a girl, makeup is a big deal.  I mean, what would we do without it?!  Getting together with friends is always a fun time…doing each other’s makeup and trying…

As a girl, makeup is a big deal.  I mean, what would we do without it?!  Getting together with friends is always a fun time…doing each other’s makeup and trying out your friends’ makeup is all part of the fun!  Unfortunately, we don’t think of the germs, bacteria, and viruses that we may be sharing.  Yuck!!  So, how bad is it to share makeup?  Let’s take a look:Chelsea Crockett- sharing Makeup

When it comes to powered foundations, blush, and liquid foundations, go ahead and share!!  The trick here is to use your own brush.  Just make sure your brush and face are clean and apply!  No harm done.

Lip and eye products are a big “no-no”.  Your mouth can transfer cold sores, colds, and other viruses.  The swipe of someone else’s lip gloss, lip balm, or lip stick can create a potential risk.  It’s not worth it!  Mascara, eye liner, and eye shadow brushes are other beauty products that should not be shared.  Surprisingly, bacteria and viruses like pink eye can be transferred by sharing these simple products.  Crazy, right?!  Next time you ask to use your friends’ makeup, think twice about what products you are borrowing.  Be careful and don’t spread the germs!

–Chelsea

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Bright Summer Lips!

Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you.  Whether it’s your white teeth or your bright red lipstick, your mouth draws attention from the moment you…

Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you.  Whether it’s your white teeth or your bright red lipstick, your mouth draws attention from the moment you first meet someone.  That being said, summer is a time for colorful outfits and bright lipsticks such as the ones below!

You may think that lips only look good in pinks and reds, but another trendy color is orange.  One of the best ways to pull this off would be throwing on a white dress and an orange chunky necklace.  Then, put on some orange lipstick to tie the look together.  I definitely suggest orange for those with lighter hair such as a light brown or dirty blonde.

Although pinks and reds are super traditional, they are still extremely popular and seem timeless!  Hot pink and neon red look good with almost any outfit.  Lucy Hale is a perfect example of someone who can pull off both the red and hot pink lips.  The shades look flawless with her dark hair and pale skin.  Taylor Swift is also one who is iconic for red lipstick.  It’s elegant and classy and goes well with neutral colors.  As you can see below, Lucy and Taylor know how to pull off bright pink and red lips!Chelsea Crockett - Taylor Swift and Lucy Hale

So… next time you get dressed up, don’t be afraid to make your look pop with some bright, summer lips!

XOXO – Chels

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NYX Hued Lips!

Hello Insiders! According to NYX professional makeup, wine-hued lips are one of falls hottest trends!  Taylor Swift made red lips come back to the forefront and now it looks like…

Hello Insiders!

According to NYX professional makeup, wine-hued lips are one of falls hottest trends!  Taylor Swift made red lips come back to the forefront and now it looks like wine colored lips are in.  NYX makeup line offers many different finishes for your lips.

Soft matte lip cream comes in 14 different wine colored shades.  It’s not lipstick or lip gloss. Chelsea Crockett - NYX Matte Lipstick It’s a cream that is specially formatted for your lips.  It goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish.  It is extremely durable and moisturizing.  They also offer a matte lipstick that glides on smoothly and lasts with a matte finish.

Chelsea Crockett - NYX Jumbo Lip PencilNYX also offers a jumbo lip pencil.  It’s a lip liner and lipstick all in one.  It goes on really evenly.  It has a mineral oil formula so it won’t dry out your lips.  They offer twenty different nourishing wine colors.  It’s nice to outline and fill in with the same lip pencil!

Another fun option for your wine colored lips is NYX mood lip gloss.  Each color transforms into a different hue based on your mood!  How cool is that?  At first, the moisturizing formula appears as a clear, shiny gloss.  As time goes by, it develops into a rosy tint.  It is beautiful alone or over a lipstick.
So, Insiders, what are you waiting for? Get to your nearest NYX retailer and try out some of these fun looks!

Lots of love,

Chelsea

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How To Get Red Lips

Do you ever see a girl with gorgeous red lips and think “I wish I could make my lips as sassy as those!”? Red lips are a fashion staple for…

Do you ever see a girl with gorgeous red lips and think “I wish I could make my lips as sassy as those!”? Red lips are a fashion staple for fall and winter, so it is essential that you know how to get them! Here are some super easy steps on how to get the most luscious lips around.

 

 1. Use concealer over your lips to block out the natural lip line.

2. Make symmetrical dots on your lips, with a lip pencil, like these!

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3. Connect the dots.

4. Fill the dots in with your lip pencil.

5. Apply your ravishing red lip stick to your lips.

6. Use concealer around the edges of your lips to sharpen your lines and cover up any smudges.

 

Now that you know how to achieve the perfect red lips, go rock ‘em! And when people ask you “How did you get such perfect red lips?” you can say “Chelsea Crockett taught me!”.  One way you can rock red lips is to pair them with smoky eyeshadow, a bold scarf and dark skinnies! Bold lips are a perfect way to give you a little boost of confidence and make heads turn!

XOXO, Chels

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