Chelsea Crockett

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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 appication!download (2)
  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.
  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.

Follow these rules to get the perfect pout!

XOXO, Chels

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Get Your Money’s Worth out of Products!

Have you ever purchased a makeup, body, or hair product that you loved, but seemed to run out too fast? I know I have! Some makeup products come in tubes…

Have you ever purchased a makeup, body, or hair product that you loved, but seemed to run out too fast? I know I have! Some makeup products come in tubes so tiny it’s hard to believe they exist! My love for makeup can get very expensive, so I try to get the most out of each product. By using these simple tips in your everyday routine, you’ll find yourself making fewer trips to the beauty department!Chelsea Crockett- beauty hacks

  • If you use a mineral powder, like Bare Minerals, use a penny to open the bottom to get any leftover powder. This could give you a few more days of use!
  • Once your mascara is done for, clean the mascara brush and use it as an eyebrow comber!
  • To make bronzer or blush a little darker, apply it to freshly moisturized skin. This will save you from putting 2-3 coats on.
  • If your favorite lipstick is almost out, use a Q-Tip to apply every last amount.
  • You can fix a broken compact by adding a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the powder and patting it down.
  • If you don’t like the conditioner you’ve been using for your hair, don’t throw it away! Use it as shaving cream for smooth legs!
  • When I’m about to leave the house I usually just spray perfume all over my clothes and head out. Perfume can get buried in the fabric of your clothes, wasting those 5 pumps of perfume you sprayed. Instead, try placing perfume behind your ears, at the base of your throat, and/or behind the knees!
  • Prolong your razor by soaking it in baby oil after each use! This will keep soap and other minerals from dulling the blade!

Hope these beauty hacks come in handy!

            Chelsea

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How to Fix Broken Lipstick

Lipstick can turn any outfit from frumpy to fabulous. I always feel polished and ready to go when I am wearing my favorite shade! If you are a lipstick lover…

Lipstick can turn any outfit from frumpy to fabulous. I always feel polished and ready to go when I am wearing my favorite shade! If you are a lipstick lover like me, then you know the tragic situation when your lipstick breaks. How are you supposed to get the perfect pout if the stick is broken in half!? Instead of going and buying a brand new stick, fix the other one so it is just like new. Here is how. 

 
1. If the lipstick is not already broken off of the base, break it off. 
2. Warm up the base with a hair dryer for about 5 seconds. broken-lipstick
3. Attach the broken piece back to the base and stick it in the fridge for a few hours to firm it back up. 
 
Now it may not be as pretty as it was when you first bought it, but it goes on the same I promise! This quick fix should keep your lipstick together until you are ready to upgrade. 
 
Hopefully this easy fix works for you the next time your lipstick decides to do a High School Musical and “break free”! 😉
 
XOXO, Chels 
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How to Transition Your Makeup from Winter to Summer

Our skin and overall complexion changes drastically from winter to summer. From pale to tan, no freckles to a face full of freckles, and a bad complexion to a good…

Our skin and overall complexion changes drastically from winter to summer. From pale to tan, no freckles to a face full of freckles, and a bad complexion to a good complexion…this change calls for a full “makeup makeover”! So how exactly do you go about switching over your makeup? What do you keep and what do you set aside for a few months? I’ve got you covered!Chelsea Crockett- bright lipstick

In the winter it’s all about faking the tan with bronzer and rocking a dark or nude lip. This is not the case for the summer! Since your skin will already be tan, ditch the foundation (except for covering up blemishes) and bronzer and stick with an icy pink blush. It’s great to contrast the dark and light colors. Don’t try to make yourself tanner by adding bronzer to your already bronzed face. It’s also time to swap your maroon lipstick for hot pinks and orange! These colors will make you look tanner and can actually act as an accessory to a plain colored dress or outfit. It’s also important to realize that less IS more! Ditch the dark eyeshadow and heavy eyeliner and go all-natural! All you really need is a good icy blush, mascara, and some fun lipstick to give yourself the perfect summer makeover. HAPPY SUMMER INSIDERS!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Hacks to Clean the Dirtiest of Makeup Bags

Girls, c’mon, your makeup bag is pretty dirty isn’t it??  It’s easy to toss your makeup around, especially when you’re in a rush.  I’ve even forgotten to put on the…

Girls, c’mon, your makeup bag is pretty dirty isn’t it??  It’s easy to toss your makeup around, especially when you’re in a rush.  I’ve even forgotten to put on the lid to my lipstick before tossing it into my bag!  Many of us don’t take the time or haven’t even looked at the mess in our makeup bag for months, or even years!  Luckily, it’s simple and only takes 10 minutes for a full tidy.  It’s time to clean up our makeup act. Chelsea Crockett- lipstick in the freezer

Start by emptying anything and everything out of your bag and turning it inside out.  Remove all the makeup from the inside the bag with a makeup wipe.  You’ll be surprised at how much makeup there is!  One of the biggest concerns with makeup is it getting infected with bacteria.  To disinfect lipstick, put it in the freezer overnight to kill bacteria.  Anything bad will freeze right off.  You can also wipe it with a disinfectant wipe.  In order to clean compact makeup, spray one spritz of rubbing alcohol directly on the powder.

Another problem I always have is getting rid of the extra mascara left on my eyelash curler.  Eventually, it starts to build up!  To get off all that unwanted mascara, use a lighter to melt the mascara and wipe it right off.  It’s so simple!  Take the time to clean out your makeup bag and disinfect your favorite products.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Where Do Our Favorite Beauty Products Come From?

Each morning we shower, apply lotions and hair products, put on our makeup, and spritz on some perfume before running out the door.  We do all of this without evening…

Each morning we shower, apply lotions and hair products, put on our makeup, and spritz on some perfume before running out the door.  We do all of this without evening thinking about it!  So where do these products even come from?  Are they safe for us?  I broke down a few of my favorites to see what was really in them.  Keep on reading to find out some surprising facts!

  • When a perfume bottle describes its scent as floral or fruity, it’s most likely synthetic. All it takes to create a bottle of sweet smelling perfume is perfume oil, alcohol, and water. If the scent is too strong, coconut oil is sometimes added to the mixture to make it less potent.
  • Aloe is generally about as natural as it gets! It’s easy to make your own and has far less ingredients than bottles bought in stores. Dye and preservatives are added to aloe vera gel in order to give it its green color and stay fresh longer.
  • Lipstick is actually a scary product to be using around your mouth. Along with wax and lip dye, many brands, even high-end ones, tested positive for lead. Check out the list of ingredients before purchasing!Chelsea Crockett- lipstick
  • Self-tanners are a great way to get tan without hitting the tanning bed. Self-tanners contain DHA, the ingredient used to darken your skin. This used to be a concern for dermatologists, but it is now accepted and approved by many! Hey, it’s safer than a cancer-causing bed!

It’s crazy how something so “natural” can have so many added ingredients!  Always read up on your products!

XOXO,

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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How to Touch Up With What’s In Your Purse

After a long day of school, work, or running errands, it’s easy for our makeup to fade and look a little messy.  If you have something important to be at…

After a long day of school, work, or running errands, it’s easy for our makeup to fade and look a little messy.  If you have something important to be at after a long day, a quick touch-up is just what you need!  So what do you do if you don’t have your makeup bag on you?  No problem!  Here’s your 101 guide to touching up your makeup with what’s in your purse.Chelsea Crockett- mascara under eye

Getting rid of excess oil built up throughout the day is the first thing you must do in order to touch up correctly.  Blotting paper works best for this, but you can use a tissue instead.  Pat the tissue throughout your T-zone until you feel your skin becoming dryer.  Next, remove mascara and/or eyeliner that has gotten under your eye.  It’s easy for mascara to rub off on your under eyes from constant blinking.  Use the tissue again to wipe this off.  If you’ve got concealer on you, then touch up under your eyes and any blemishes you wish to cover up.  If not, turn the attention elsewhere.  Throw on a bright colored lip gloss or lipstick to make your lips the focus on your face…not that pesky zit!

All of this can be done in less than 5 minutes and is a quick way to refresh your makeup…without your makeup bag!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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The Great Gatsby Inspired Lip DIY

Makeup in the 1900’s was so fun and lively; so when I watched the movie The Great Gatsby, I became inspired by each and every look! I looked more into…

Makeup in the 1900’s was so fun and lively; so when I watched the movie The Great Gatsby, I became inspired by each and every look! I looked more into how they did the makeup and wanted to share one of my favorite tips I learned! Keep on reading to find out how you can get The Great Gatsby inspired lip look! Chelsea Crockett- The Great Gatsby Lip

Start by choosing your lip color. The colors used for this look are dark and deep, so go with a maroon or wine shade. Begin by applying a primer so the dark colors don’t sink into your lip lines. Next, using a lip pencil of the same color as your lipstick, fill in your entire lip. This will keep the color looking rich all night long. Apply the lipstick, preferably a long-lasting brand, and spread it evenly on your upper and bottom lip. You can even use a lip brush to fill in the lines. Last, apply a gloss of the same shade on your bottom lip and rub them together. This will give your lips that “plump” illusion, while bringing out the rich colors.

There you have it! Now you can put on a little black dress and rock your Gatsby inspired lip all evening!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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How to Pull Off a Bold Lip

In the winter, you hardly see anyone wearing hot pink or coral lipstick.  With cold weather comes darker colors.  Paring dark lipstick with the correct blush and eye shadow can…

In the winter, you hardly see anyone wearing hot pink or coral lipstick.  With cold weather comes darker colors.  Paring dark lipstick with the correct blush and eye shadow can be tricky and has to be done correctly.  If you’ve never tried a bold lip, here’s your makeup guide to creating the perfect look.Chelsea Crockett- bold lip

Less is more!  If you’re putting a dark color on one part of your face, then it’s important to keep it simple everywhere else.  Try a light blush, nude or shimmery eye, skinny black eyeliner on the top lid, and mascara.  Stay away from dark blush and heavy eyeliner!  When prepping for your dark lip, always use a lip scrub before.  If your lips are chapped or flakey, the dark colors will really show it.  If you like to line your lips, choose a lipstick that is one shade lighter than the lip liner itself.  This way, your lips won’t look too overdone.

Last, pick out the perfect outfit and you’re ready for a night out!

Love,

Chelsea

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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 Best Lipstick Shades This Winter!

Winter is a time when most people’s complexion tends to be lighter.  We spend less time in the sun and more time indoors, therefore the sun hardly reaches our skin. …

Winter is a time when most people’s complexion tends to be lighter.  We spend less time in the sun and more time indoors, therefore the sun hardly reaches our skin.  Lipstick can be a scary thing to try when you’re feeling pale and many colors can wash you out easily.  It’s important to find the perfect winter shade for any occasion.Chelsea Crockett- dark winter lipstick

It’s officially time to put your hot pinks and corals to the side.  Winter is the time to break out deep reds and plum purples.  If you’re aiming for a bold look, try one of these colors with a smoky eye to balance out your face.  In contrast, icy colors such as a cool nude or light pink are also acceptable for a more laid back approach.  Pair this with a shimmery eye and thin eyeliner.  It’s so important to keep a good balance throughout your whole face.  You don’t want one half to be too overdone.  The most important rule when picking a winter color is to avoid warm oranges and hot pinks.  They scream summer!  Don’t get your seasons confused!

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and rock a maroon lipstick.  It will look beautiful!

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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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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Genius Beauty Hacks

Beauty hacks are every girl’s best friend. They can save us from even the slightest beauty mistakes and turn any mishap into a success.  You’d be surprised at all the…

Beauty hacks are every girl’s best friend. They can save us from even the slightest beauty mistakes and turn any mishap into a success.  You’d be surprised at all the tricks and tips there are in the beauty world!  In a few simple steps, you can learn multiple beauty hacks that will make your everyday routine easier and easier.Chelsea Crockett- lipstick on teeth

  • Do you love lipstick, but get nervous about getting it on your teeth? No problem! After applying your lipstick, stick your index finger in your mouth, wrap your lips around it, and slowly pull out your finger. This wipes the lipstick off from the inside out leaving it away from your teeth.
  • If you have an eye shadow that you love, but it’s too light or doesn’t stay on very well, try priming your eyelid with white eyeliner first. This creates a base for the eye shadow that makes it more vibrant and stays on longer!
  • Did you run out of your gel liner and are stuck with that gross pencil liner? Don’t worry! If you’ve got a lighter, then you’re in good shape. Just hold the tip of the pencil in the flame of the lighter for 15 seconds and let cool for another 15 seconds. The pencil will melt down and turn into a gel!

Next time you find yourself in a pickle, remember this quick and easy beauty hacks!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Which Lip Color is Right for You?

Choosing the right shade of lipstick or lip gloss can be tricky; especially when there are over 100 shades to choose from!  Unfortunately, many people choose the wrong shade of…

Choosing the right shade of lipstick or lip gloss can be tricky; especially when there are over 100 shades to choose from!  Unfortunately, many people choose the wrong shade of lipstick, washing out their face and taking away from their beautiful facial features.  So how exactly do you choose the best shade of lipstick?  It depends on many factors, check it out!

            The simplest trick for finding out your best shade is to go two shades darker than your natural lip color.  The easiest way of doing this is to find the shade closest to your natural color and then picking two shades darker.  If you get the chance to try on the lipsticks, then go for it!  If you have very thin lips, then stay away from dark shades.  Instead, go for a light gloss.  This will make your lips look more plump!

Red lipstick is timeless and it’s a huge trend right now!  Many people don’t know this, but there actually are different shades of red.  If you have light/pink skin,Chelsea Crockett- red lipstick go for a cherry red.  If you have olive skin, you’ll be able to pull off a bright fire engine or orange red.  Last, if you have dark skin, opt for a dark red.  Lipstick is such a wonderful beauty product to makes any look pop.  Next time you’re in the beauty aisle, find the lipstick shade that is right for you and rock it!

 

XOXO,

Chelsea

 

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