Chelsea Crockett

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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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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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Tricks to Make Your Skin Look Insta-Perfect

Have you ever wondered how celebrities make their skin look flawless in every picture they post?  Is it their makeup?  Or maybe some app that eliminates blemishes?  Although some people…

Have you ever wondered how celebrities make their skin look flawless in every picture they post?  Is it their makeup?  Or maybe some app that eliminates blemishes?  Although some people really do have naturally perfect skin, there are certain things you can do to make your selfies look insta-perfect!

  • Use a serum to enhance your glow.  Instead of highlighting your face, try using a serum to enhance the glow of your whole face, not just above your cheekbones. 
  • Get rid of acne and pimples with a dab of concealer.  Whenever I have pesky pimples that don’t want to go away, I always cover them up with a little concealer.  After it sits for a minute or so, even it out with some foundation or powder.
  • Camouflage your dark circles with concealer followed by a setting powder.  Dark circles can make you look 10x more tired than you actually are.  If you want an insta-perfect selfie, make them disappear by applying concealer to make the area a little more lively.Chelsea Crockett - Concealer
  • To add to a more natural look, try using a darker foundation to add depth to your face instead of fully contouring it.  It’s always good to have a foundation that’s two to three shades darker than your normal shade for purposes like this!

Try some of these tricks out next time you want to take a killer selfie!  They really work!

XO – Chels

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Top 5 Sephora Beauty Buys So Far in 2017

Sephora is one of my go-to places when it comes to buying makeup.  It has one of the best selections of my favorite brands and products!  So far in 2017,…

Sephora is one of my go-to places when it comes to buying makeup.  It has one of the best selections of my favorite brands and products!  So far in 2017, there’s already a list of best-selling products that have been super popular in stores.  Here are the top five from last month so you can give them a try, too!

  • Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush ($120).  I’ve always been skeptical if straightening brushes actually work.  It may be expensive, but it’s one of their best-selling products at the time so it definitely guarantees to gets the job done!    Chelsea Crockett - Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
  • Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder ($38).  It can be hard to get the perfect texture and tone after applying your makeup.  This powder helps to smooth out any blemishes or uneven texture. 
  • Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam ($28).  Different from other dry shampoo sprays, this foam leaves your hair with added volume and texture than before!  Sprays can sometimes add to the greasiness of your hair, but with this light formula you don’t have to worry about too much product.
  • Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry ($31).  A two-in-one foam spray?  Count me in!  This product gives your hair all the texture and volume you could want.
  • Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara ($26).  Everyone has that one mascara that’s their go-to product.  This mascara makes your lashes look as smooth as velvet!   

Which product are you most interested in trying out?  Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Eliminate Pimples in 60 Seconds

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pimples pop up at the worst times.  I’ve always wished I could just say the word and they’d disappear!  Obviously, I…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pimples pop up at the worst times.  I’ve always wished I could just say the word and they’d disappear!  Obviously, I can’t give you the tips to do that, but I can share with you a few ways to get rid of or cover up pesky pimples!

  • Take an ice cube and wrap it in a paper towel.  Hold it on the pimple for 30-60 seconds to disappear any redness or swelling!  If need be, apply it for a longer about of time to keep eliminating any swelling.
  • Some makeup artists even say to add irritation relief eye drops to the area using a cotton swab.  This will also bring down any unwanted redness! Chelsea Crockett - Powder Foundation
  • If your pimple is flaky or scabbed over, take a pair of tweezers to softly remove any dead skin.  Apply a small about of moisturizer or repair balm to soothe the area.
  • Powder, powder, powder!  After applying your foundation, add some powder to the area of your breakout before applying concealer.  This will help it stick so you can avoid having to reapply throughout the day!
  • If you have aspirin at home (which let’s be real, who doesn’t have them lying around everywhere?), you can make a paste by adding one aspirin to a teaspoon of water.  This will make a paste you can apply to the aggravated area.  Wait till it hardens and wipe it off with a warm washcloth!

Hopefully this helps you out next time you have an unexpected pimple pop up!

XO – Chels

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“Baking” Your Makeup 101

No, the title of this article does not mean to go put your makeup in the oven. It’s a trending way to increase the wear of your makeup and make…

No, the title of this article does not mean to go put your makeup in the oven. It’s a trending way to increase the wear of your makeup and make your skin look flawless! Of course, you’ll have to carry out a few steps to complete the look.

First, you need to find a concealer and foundation that match your skin type and color. Make sure the foundation is a loose powder, this is a necessity! Start how you wouldChelsea Crockett - Loose Powder start any other makeup look by applying and blending your concealer. Next apply your loose powder by layering it on your cheeks, forehead, or wherever else you please. Then, let it sit for about 5 minutes. Some websites say 1-3, others say 5-10. I recommend a happy medium! After waiting, dust off the remaining powder. This leaves you with a thin layer of nicely set powder.

You might be worried that it looks caked on or over the top. Try it out for yourself! As long as you don’t do this to your whole face, you should be just fine! If you want to take it a step further, finish with a setting spray. It’s that simple! Try it out for yourself :).

XO – Chelsea

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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: Convert Dry Eye Shadow Into Creamy Eye Shadow!

One of the most annoying things is finding an old, unused eye shadow that’s too old to put to use!  Or you could have a similar situation to mine… I…

One of the most annoying things is finding an old, unused eye shadow that’s too old to put to use!  Or you could have a similar situation to mine… I have some eye shadow palettes that I use only one or two colors out of it and the rest just sit and never get used.  I recently found a “do it yourself” way to turn dry eye powder into a rich creamy shade.  I started looking at my older palettes and figured I could combine some of the colors into a cream that would be the perfect shade!Chelsea Crockett - Creamy Eye Shadow

All you have to do is grab a pretty shadow or a couple colors that would look good blended together.  After you’ve chosen your shades, grab a lotion or some Vaseline (for added sparkle…use a lotion with a shimmer to it).  Next, get a dry small container and a knife or toothpick.  Scrape some eye shadow into the bowl (mixing colors if you’d like!). Using a Q-tip, mix some lotion or Vaseline with the powder.  Remember…less is more at first.  You can always add more.  Continue to mix until all clumps are gone until you get the desired consistency you’d like.

Try applying the color to the back of your hand to make sure it blends well onto your skin.  Let me know if you try this and have any tips for me!

XOXO, Chelsea

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Bronzer Beauty

Bronzers are great for giving you that sun kissed look and beautiful glow.  How to get this is very easy and affordable! At only $9, NYX cosmetics carry a Matte Bronzer powder. …

Bronzers are great for giving you that sun kissed look and beautiful glow.  How to get this is very easy and affordable!

Chelsea Crockett - BronzerAt only $9, NYX cosmetics carry a Matte Bronzer powder.  Known for how well it blends, this bronzer gives you a super natural look that still gives you the glow every girl wants.  It also comes in five different shades so you will be sure to find one that will match perfectly with your skin tone.  One way to make sure you don’t overcoat your bronzer is to focus on three spots: your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line.  This way you can get full coverage without making your face look too tan for your body.  If you have extra sensitive skin, try using Clinique’s True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer.  This will guard your skin against unwanted breakouts or rashes and still give you the glow you want.  After applying, make sure you show off your sun kissed look!  That’s all there is to it!

XO – Chelsea

               

  
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How to Disguise a Pesky Pimple

A beauty cheat sheet is always a girl’s best friend when it comes to hiding a pesky pimple.  A big zit on the middle of your forehead can be devastating…

A beauty cheat sheet is always a girl’s best friend when it comes to hiding a pesky pimple.  A big zit on the middle of your forehead can be devastating when you’ve gotChelsea Crockett- covering a pimple plans!  Lucky for you, there are a few simple steps to disguise any zit, big or small, for hours.  Check it out!

  1. Start by dabbing a small amount of liquid foundation or concealer on a concealer brush.
  2. Press the bristles on top of the pimple and twist it. This way, the foundation or concealer will get into every nook of the zit.
  3. Next, apply powder foundation as you normally would to the rest of your face.
  4. Using loose powder foundation, dip a clean finger in it and tap it on the concealed zit. This way you won’t stand the chance of wiping away the concealer.
  5. By this time, the zit should be in full disguise!

Try wearing bright colored lip gloss or lip stick to make the focus of your face your lips, not your zit.  If your pimples are near your eye area, you can even wear a pair of glasses to distract the person looking at you!  Using these 2 methods will keep other people focused on anything but your zits!

Take a breather Insiders!  There’s always a way to hide those pesky pimples!

-Chelsea

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Makeup Faceoff!

Hi Insiders,             Have you ever had trouble picking the perfect makeup?  Since there’s so many different types and formulas, putting together the perfect makeup bag can be tough.  So…

Hi Insiders,

            Have you ever had trouble picking the perfect makeup?  Since there’s so many different types and formulas, putting together the perfect makeup bag can be tough.  So how exactly do you choose which type of makeup for your face, eyes, and lips?  It’s time to investigate with a makeup faceoff!

Liquid Foundation vs. Powder Foundation

            Liquid and powder foundation serve the same purpose, but are completely different.  If you have oily skin and need minimum coverage, then go for the powder.  Powder foundation will soak up oil creating a more matte finish.  If you have dry skin and some blemishes that need extra coverage, then definitely go for the liquid foundation.  Since liquid tends to be thicker, it will cover even the worst acne and hydrate dry skin.  Make sure to blend it in well, so it doesn’t look too thick.

Liquid Eye Liner vs. Pencil Eye Liner

            Liquid and pencil liner are a close call!  They both get the job done.  If you prefer to wear only bottom eye liner or like a softer look, then aim for pencil.  It doesn’t go on as thick and looks more natural.  If you love a cat eye or a bold eye liner, then liquid is the way to go.  It goes on smooth and clean.  It’s a great idea to have both on hand! Chelsea Crockett- nyx the curve

Lip Stick vs. Lip Gloss

            Every girl needs both lip stick and lip gloss in their makeup bag and purse!  Lip stick is more formal and bold, while lip gloss can be worn 24/7.  If you want long-lasting wear, then go for a bright lip stick to get you through the day/night.

            Picking the right makeup is very important!  Look your best and feel your best with your best makeup yet.

                        -Chelsea    

Check out a few of my favorites:

http://tiny.cc/NYXMattePowder

http://tiny.cc/NYX_MatteLipstick

http://tiny.cc/TheCurveEyeliner

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