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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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3 Ways to Recycle Your Makeup Products

When I think of recycling, I immediately think of paper, plastic, and soda cans.  But turns out you can recycle your very own makeup products after you’re done using them! …

When I think of recycling, I immediately think of paper, plastic, and soda cans.  But turns out you can recycle your very own makeup products after you’re done using them!  Pretty cool, right?  Here are three different ways to recycle your products to make sure you’re getting the most out of them!

  • Depending on the brand of your makeup, you can recycle a certain number of empty containers for a brand-new product! Chelsea Crockett - MAC LipstickBrands such as M.A.C. for example will take six of your empty M.A.C. product containers and give you a free lipstick in return.  Look up a couple of your favorite brands and see if they offer any deals like this as well!
  • Be smart when you buy! If you care enough to put in a little research, see which brands make their product containers out of recyclable material.  Whether the product is made with glass, plastic, or another material, we can be smart about which products we can recycle and which have to go in the trash.
  • Think of how many products fall to the bottom of your makeup bag that go completely unused. I know for me, it’s a lot!  I encourage you to go through your bags monthly or every few months and find the products you have yet to open.  Odds are, if you haven’t opened them yet, you probably don’t need them! I encourage you to donate them to a women’s shelter nearby or find someone who would appreciate it more than you would!

Now you can start doing more than just simply using your makeup products!  Find a second purpose for them like the ones above! 🙂

Xoxo – Chelsea

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Benefit’s “They’re Real” Makeup Collection

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for finding the best mascaras.  Whether I’m feeling a natural look for the day or want my lashes to look big and full, I…

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for finding the best mascaras.  Whether I’m feeling a natural look for the day or want my lashes to look big and full, I always have to try a few mascaras before I fall in love with one.  Benefit’s “They’re Real” collection has a wide selection of products to give you the bold eyes you’re looking for!

  • They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara ($24). Chelsea Crockett - Benefit Products Drugstore mascara might be a lot cheaper but they’re not giving you the amazing quality this mascara does.  It lengthens, volumizes, and lifts your eyelashes to give you beautiful lashes all day long!
  • They’re Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen ($12).  If you like matte, waterproof products, then you’ll love this eyeliner pen!  It applies smoothly to your eyelid and is guaranteed to stay on for 24 hours.  It comes in 5 different colors so you can get creative with your makeup!
  • They’re Real! Tinted Primer ($12).  Primer makes a world of a difference.  This brown tinted primer will give you the base you need to apply the lengthening mascara I mentioned above.  These two products will give you your dream lashes!
  • They’re Real! Double the Lip ($20).  I’ve never seen a product like this that works so well!  The lipstick itself is shaped like a teardrop, with the tip being lip liner and the rest of it being lipstick.  So you get two products in one!

I hope you check out this collection!  I promise you, their products are some of the best out there!

XO – Chelsea

 

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Too Faced New Peaches & Cream Collection

Too Faced has always been one of my favorite makeup brands.  They always have such fun, unique products that carry out the quality they promise!  This upcoming fall, they’re coming…

Too Faced has always been one of my favorite makeup brands.  They always have such fun, unique products that carry out the quality they promise!  This upcoming fall, they’re coming out with a new Peaches & Cream Collection with several new products that will give you the perfect matte finish you’ve always wanted!  Here’s what to expect.

  • Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation.  This foundation comes in 12 different shades so no shade is left out!  This matte formula is guaranteed to last over 12 hours so you won’t have to worry about it rubbing off throughout your day.
  • Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush.  I’m so excited to try out this blush because although it looks like a cream blush, it applies as a powder.  So, it’s perfect if you’re looking for a light, free feeling!Chelsea Crockett - Too Faces Makeup
  • Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer.  Just like the blush, this product may look creamy but it’ll apply as a smooth powder!  It’s not too heavy but still gives you the perfect glow you’re looking for.
  • Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick.  This product doesn’t only come in the basic pinks and reds of the usual lipstick shades but in all different vibrant colors as well! These include light and dark purple, nude, maroon, etc.!  
  • Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer.  Everyone needs a good primer that will keep their makeup on for the whole day.  This will set your makeup with a matte finish so it won’t shine or slide off!

Which product are you most excited to try?  Keep an eye out this fall to get your hands on this brand new collection!

XOXO – Chelsea

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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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Peach Makeup Looks This Spring

This spring, peach pastel makeup is making waves! Shades inspired by fruit are going to be majorly popular in early 2017. Peach is trending right now because it is an…

This spring, peach pastel makeup is making waves! Shades inspired by fruit are going to be majorly popular in early 2017. Peach is trending right now because it is an easy shade to wear and is flattering on everyone! Here are a few of my favorite peach inspired pastel looks this spring.

  1. Eyeshadow: Peach eyeshadow is a sweet and subtle look. The light shades are fresh and playful.
  2. Blush: Peach blush adds a gorgeous glow to your face and adds warmth and friendliness to your skin!
  3. Lips: A peach lip color is a great sweet and sassy look. It is fun and feminine!

One thing to avoid when wearing peach shades is an orangey-peach color. Stay in the pink family. Choosing a more orange tone with red undertones can make your skin look sunburnt and irritated!

 

XOXO, Chels

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What Really Happens When You Sleep in Your Makeup

You’ve always heard that sleeping in your makeup is a huge skin “no-no.”  I know I’m not the only one that’s too lazy to take off my makeup before bed…

You’ve always heard that sleeping in your makeup is a huge skin “no-no.”  I know I’m not the only one that’s too lazy to take off my makeup before bed every once in a while!  But what really happens to your skin when you let your makeup sit overnight?  Here are the real dangers of sleeping in your makeup!

Especially in the winter, it can be hard to keep your skin properly hydrated.  When you leave foundation and other face makeup on your skin overnight, it clogs your Chelsea Crockett - Dry Skinpores and causes it to dry out.  If you allow it several nights in a row, your skin might start to flake which makes it hard to apply your makeup properly.  This dryness will cause an increase in dead skin cells which results in very dull skin that can’t be fixed with a little moisturizer!  If you don’t wash your face, you’ll lose your skin’s glow and radiance!

As far as eye makeup and lipstick goes, a buildup of either of these is no good either!  Not only is leftover mascara and eyeliner bad for your lashes, but it leaves your eyes and the areas around them prone to infections.  And as far as lipstick, caking your lips multiple times a day and not washing it off at night can lead to chapped, dry lips.  This doesn’t look or feel too good!

Now that you know the truth, remember to find the motivation to take off your makeup when you’re getting ready for bed whether you’re too lazy or not!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Winter Lipstick Rules

In the winter time is when I wear the most lipstick. I like how dark reds and maroon lips look paired with a stylish winter ensemble. Plus, I go to…

In the winter time is when I wear the most lipstick. I like how dark reds and maroon lips look paired with a stylish winter ensemble. Plus, I go to a lot more parties and gatherings because of the holidays so I dress up more in the winter, which means I wear lipstick more often. If you want to get the prettiest pucker, follow these lipstick rules!

  1. Get off to a good start: Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate the dead skin off of your lips with a damp washcloth. This gets your lips prepped and ready for application!
  2. Know your stuff: You should also know what lipstick formula works best for you! Matte formulas last long, but they also dry your lips out a bit. Creamy formulas hydrate your lips, but they arent long-lasting. Experiment with different ones and find which one works best for you!
  3. Go bold: If you want your lip color to be bold, line your lips with a lip pencil before applying lipstick.fullsizerender-67
  4. Be wise about blotting: Blot your lips with a tissue in between applications by gently pressing a tissue to your lips. Just don’t put a tissue in between your lips and close down on it because this may cause the color to rub off.
  5. Top it off: Top your lipstick off with some gloss. The shine helps your lips look plumper and is also moisturizing.

Follow these rules to get the perfect pout!

XOXO, Chels

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Top 5 Things to Put on Your 2016 Christmas Wish List

I know I’m not the only one who all of a sudden forgets what I want to put on my wish list when Christmas time rolls around!  I always wait…

I know I’m not the only one who all of a sudden forgets what I want to put on my wish list when Christmas time rolls around!  I always wait last minute to throw one together and end up forgetting what I actually want to add!  If you need a little help brainstorming what to add to your list this year (like I did), here are a few things that should be at the top!

  • Lipstick Vaults.  These are extremely in this year!  So many different brands and stores are coming out with full sets of lipstick compiled into one huge vault.  For example, NYX Cosmetics offers their own Liquid Lipstick Vault with so many different shades and colors.  Check them out!Chelsea Crockett - LED Phone Case
  • LED Selfie Phone Cases.  If you think I’m lying, see for yourself!  You can purchase selfie phone cases that have lights around the border to give your pics the perfect lighting!
  • Fitbits.  Fitbits are a great way to track your progress if you like to work out.  And if you don’t, then you could use one to get more active and set fitness goals!
  • A New Journal or Bible.  Recently, I’ve been super into journaling.  I love writing down things that come to me throughout the day or simply things that happen that I want to remember!
  • This may be a little out of the box, but a Keurig coffee maker or smoothie blender is super useful and enjoyable, especially for college students.  If you live in a dorm, getting a quick coffee maker or blender will make your mornings 10x better.  Trust me!

What are your top presents you’re asking for this year?  Let me know :)!

XOXO – Chels

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How to Transition Your Makeup From Summer to Fall

Now is the time to take your makeup routine from soft and dewy to matte and rich. Summer makeup is all about soft tones, sheer coverage and natural vibes. Fall…

Now is the time to take your makeup routine from soft and dewy to matte and rich. Summer makeup is all about soft tones, sheer coverage and natural vibes. Fall is about rich hues, smoky eyes and trendy tones. I’ll fill you in on how to transition your makeup routine from summer to fall! All it takes is a few minor switches.

  1. Start with the lips. During the summer I love wearing pink and coral colored lip shades. This fall opt for sheer, translucent stains of plum or burgundy. Last year’simages lip trend was opaque oxblood, but this year it is a little more subdued. There is also a trend of wearing unique lip shades such as navy, but I don’t know if I am ready to tackle that one!
  2. Next follow up with the eyes. Trade out neutral shadows with this year’s hottest eye trend: crimson. Create a smoky eye with crimson and russet tones.
  3. Figure out the finish. Summer makeup is dewy and makes your face glow, where as usual fall foundation has a matte finish. This year, avoid the “flat” look by using foundations and powders that allow your natural complexion to show through.
  4. Make your moisturizer count. In the summer you sweat a lot and the humidity keeps your skin moist. Cooler times call for different measures. Cold temps dry out your skin, so use creamy cleansers and moisturizers to make sure your face gets the moisture it needs! No one likes flaky skin on their face.

The transition from summer to fall makeup is completely painless! Easy peasy.

XOXO, Chels

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Red Lipstick: Do’s and Dont’s

Red lipstick is the ultimate fashion statement. Wanting to dress up an outfit? Put on some red lipstick. Feeling a little sassy? Put on some red lipstick. Need a confidence…

Red lipstick is the ultimate fashion statement. Wanting to dress up an outfit? Put on some red lipstick. Feeling a little sassy? Put on some red lipstick. Need a confidence boost? Put on some red lipstick. Crimson lips are especially popular in the cold weather months that are coming up! Red lips are surprisingly versatile, but you also need to know how to properly apply it before you dive right in! Here are the dos and don’ts.

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  • Some prep work: If you want your lipstick to last, then exfoliate and hydrate them.
  • Keep your eyes simple: You want your look to be balanced, so lean towards a classic look like a smoky or cat eye when you are wearing red lips.
  • Know your undertone: How do you choose your perfect shade of red? By knowing your skin undertone! Cool undertones look best with cool reds, and warm undertones look best with warm reds.

Don’t:

  • Skimp on lip liner: This step is too vital to skip! Liner helps define your lips and keeps your color from bleeding.
  • Be scared to layer: Layer your lip color and find new shades that you love! Instead of going out and buying a new lip color, layer colors you already have and see if they work for you!
  • Wear with bright colors: Just like we said earlier, you want to keep the rest of your makeup simple when you do red lips. Stay away from pinks, blues, greens, and other bold shades that will clash with your lips.

Now you are fully prepared to rock the socks off of red lipstick!

XOXO, Chels

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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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How to Prep Your Lips for Lipstick

There are some days when the last thing I want to do is put on a full face of makeup, and then there are days when I straight up don’t…

There are some days when the last thing I want to do is put on a full face of makeup, and then there are days when I straight up don’t have time to do it! On those days, I try to at least wear some sort of lip color to give my face some warmth and to make it look like I at least sort of tried to look put-together. But, in order to be able to really truly rock lip color, your lips need to be prepped for it. Here are two ways to prep your lips for lipstick so your lips don’t feel like they’re being sucked of moisture and also so their cracks and crevices aren’t showcased.stila-stay-all-day-liquid-lipstick

  1. Sugar scrub: If your lips are dry, use a sugar scrub to clear the dead skin off. It is more gentle than a salt scrub and is better for the delicate skin on your lips.
  2. Toothbrush method: Take a clean toothbrush and use it to scrub the dead skin from your lips. Not as sweet as the first option, but just as effective! The only difference? Most of us have a toothbrush on hand, but not all of us have a sugar scrub sitting around.

Both methods will give you a clean, smooth surface for your lipstick. Having lipstick stick to your dead skin and clump is always an awkward look, so this prevents that scenario all together! If you want a more polished pout, try one of these two methods before applying your lip color!

XOXO, Chels

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Makeup Tips for When You Are Crunched for Time

I hate feeling rushed. Whether I sleep in late and have to rush to get out the door or have a busy day and have to rush around in order…

I hate feeling rushed. Whether I sleep in late and have to rush to get out the door or have a busy day and have to rush around in order to get everything done that I need to, I just really dislike being rushed. That goes for the “getting ready” process as well. When I don’t have time to get ready in the morning it makes me feel unprepared for my day and I feel “off” the rest of the day. This also goes for when I don’t have time to get ready for an event or outing because I got tied up doing something else. Here are 5 tips on how to get ready quickly when you are crunched for time.

  1. Use lipstick on everything: Meaning you can use it on places other than your lips such as your cheeks and eyelids. If you are running late or are in a bind, use a dab of lipstick on your cheeks and eyelids to add a pop of color.
  2. Forget foundation: When you are running late you have zero time to spend applying foundation. So, just dab concealer on your problem areas and then powder your T-zone.c8d0bdce6c9dbbf9c0e970f4515f47a7c6cf3ce22f933cb6a32eb4b7c4aeb79f
  3. Smudge your eyeliner: Take a Q-tip to smudge your eyeliner to accent your eyes in a pinch. Apply a dash of eyeliner and then smudge it.
  4. Use your fingers: You can use your fingers to apply almost any beauty product to your face. This saves time because instead of reaching for brushes (or forgetting to bring them with you if you are doing your makeup on the road), you can just swipe with your fingers.
  5. Go with a bold lip: When all else fails and you are completely out of time, a bold lip is just what you need. A red bold lip can make you look way more put together than you think! Plus it makes you FEEL more put together. 😉

So, next time you are running late but need to look like you’ve got it together, just use these simple makeup hacks to save the day!

XOXO, Chels

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Prom Hacks 2016

Prom can be a difficult night to plan and prepare for. There are so many things you should have set even weeks or months in advance! Along with your plans, it’s a necessity to…

Prom can be a difficult night to plan and prepare for. There are so many things you should have set even weeks or months in advance! Along with your plans, it’s a necessity to have your dress, jewelry, shoes, and everything else ready to go. Let me tell you, it can be stressful! I found and came up with some tips and hacks that will make prom flow much easier!

  • Oftentimes when I wear a pair of heels, my feet slide all over the place. Chelsea Crockett - Lipstick TipSpray your feet with hairspray, especially the heel, before putting on your shoes. This will prevent them from slipping all night long!
  • One of the most annoying things about makeup is how quickly it can fade or rub off. If you want your lipstick to last longer, add a thin layer of lipstick, then a layer of powder, followed by another thin layer of lipstick or gloss.
  • Carry a mini beauty kit in your clutch. Always have lip gloss, bobby pins, gum/mints, powder foundation, etc. Throw in whatever can fit and whatever you think could come in handy.
  • If an unexpected pimple pops up, there’s not much you can do to automatically get rid of it, but you’re not out of luck! Take an ice cube and apply it to the area for 30-45 seconds. It doesn’t get rid of it, but it reduces the redness around it and makes it less noticeable!

What prom hacks are you going to use this year? Let me know below so I can use them, too!

Love, Chelsea

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