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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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Ways to Use Eyeshadow Primer (That Aren’t on Your Eyes)

Thank heavens for eyeshadow primer. I went out of town last weekend and forgot mine and was lost without it. Not only does primer make your shadow go on smooth…

Thank heavens for eyeshadow primer. I went out of town last weekend and forgot mine and was lost without it. Not only does primer make your shadow go on smooth and bright, it also helps it last all day long. As it turns out, eyeshadow primer doesn’t have to be used just on our eyes. It has multiple purposes that can work on other parts of our face!

  1. Under your eyes: Eyeshadow primer used under the eyes can help our concealer to stay on longer and prevents it from creasing.
  2. On your brows: Sometimes after a long day I will catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and will notice that my brow powder has smudged and my brows look “yikes.” Take a small amount of
    primer and wipe it through your brows, let it dry, and then put on your brow product. You will have perfect brows all day!
  3. On pimples: Pimples never like to stay covered up by concealer and foundation. Dabbing a bit of eye primer on top of them before concealer and foundation can ensure these spots stay covered all day!

Who knew eyeshadow primer was so versatile?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth Out of Your Makeup

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree…

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree that it is a total bummer! Yes, you can just go to the store and get a new one, but sometimes that color or brand is no longer available. Also, why not try and use every last bit of yours? Here are a few ways to get the most out of your makeup and make it last a bit longer.

  1. Repair broken eyeshadow, blush, or face powder with a dab of rubbing alcohol. Do you have a tray of blush that you only used twice before you dropped it and cracked it? No worries. Crush the rest of it up, then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to it and mix it together. Smooth it out so that it is spread out and even, and then let it dry! Good as new.7191624_orig
  2. Keep your powders from breaking altogether by placing a cotton pad in them while traveling or when they are in your bag.
  3. Reattach broken lipstick using heat. Have a parent help you, and use a lighter to heat the broken ends of your lipstick, then reattach them together.
  4. Let your mascara sit in a glass of warm water to loosen it up when it is getting dry and clumpy. If it really needs some thinning, add some drops of contact solution to it.
  5. Put on primer before doing your eyeshadow. This one is a wee bit different from the others, but it really does help your makeup go further because you don’t have to use as much to make it stand out!

Makeup is expensive, we all know that! Hopefully these tips help you get your money’s worth out of your favorite products.

XOXO, Chels

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Urban Decay’s Spring 2017 Collection

If you get as excited for Urban Decay’s new products as I do, then you’ll be ecstatic to hear about their new up and coming collection for spring 2017!  I…

If you get as excited for Urban Decay’s new products as I do, then you’ll be ecstatic to hear about their new up and coming collection for spring 2017!  I love waiting to hear about all the new collections coming out by my favorite cosmetics brands, especially Urban Decay.  Here’s all the insight to their upcoming collection so you can get pumped about it, too!

  • Skin Prep Spray ($31).  Chelsea Crockett - Urban Decay Setting SprayThere are two new prep sprays coming out this spring that’ll properly make your skin makeup-ready.  There’s the B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray and the Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray.  Each spray leaves your skin with a fresh finish ready to apply your makeup!
  • Primer ($34).  Urban Decay is releasing five new complexion primers that you can choose from!  De-Slick, Optical Illusion, Defense, Self-Adjusting, and Bright & Tight are the names of each primer that tackle different purposes and skin types.  I’m most excited to try out the Optical Illusion Complexion Primer.  It finishes with an airbrush effect that makes your skin look flawless! 
  • Makeup Setting Spray ($31).  As for the setting spray, there are three different products to cater to your skin type.  There’s the All Nighter, De-Slick, and Chill makeup setting spray.  The All Nighter spray keeps your makeup on for up to 16 hours straight!  If your skin type is extra oily, the De-Slick setting spray dries matte leaving your skin without any excess shine.  The third setting spray called Chill cools the surface of your face so your makeup doesn’t melt off in the heat!

Which product are you most excited to try from their upcoming launch?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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Tips for Gals Who Struggle with Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow can be a pretty intimidating. You don’t want to put it on two dark, you don’t want to put it on so light that you cannot tell you’re even…

Eyeshadow can be a pretty intimidating. You don’t want to put it on two dark, you don’t want to put it on so light that you cannot tell you’re even wearing any, and you don’t want to fail at shading that smoky eye just right! Here are a few tips from the eyeshadow pros to help my eyeshadow-challenged ladies.

  1. Know your eye shape: Learning how to shade eyeshadow is so much easier when you know your eye shape. It helps you figure out what color goes where!
  2. Know your eyeshadow brushes: Know your tools! There are brushes that are better for blending, ones that are more for base colors, and many more! Know what they are and how to use them.5489e46db6858_-_rbk-applying-eyeshadow-0911-msc
  3. Know your preferred formula: There are three main eyeshadow formulas: cream, loose, and pressed. Cream eyeshadows work best as a base layer color for powder eyeshadow, loose eyeshadows are best if you want a pigmented color, and pressed is the most common type of eyeshadow because they blend easily and aren’t that messy.
  4. Priming is important!: Using eyeshadow primer is super important. It keeps it from creasing or wearing off as the day goes on. It will also make your eyeshadow colors look brighter!

Eyeshadow is so much fun to experiment with! Hopefully these tips help you make the most of your makeup.

XOXO, Chels

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Are You Making Yourself Look Older?

It’s crazy how makeup can make a person look so different! While we want to look young and bright, sometimes makeup can make us look dull or even older (not…

It’s crazy how makeup can make a person look so different! While we want to look young and bright, sometimes makeup can make us look dull or even older (not in a good way). So how can we stop this from happening? Keep on reading to see if you’re applying makeup incorrectly!Chelsea Crockett- exfoliate

  • Don’t pass up primer! Primer minimizes your pores and keeps makeup on longer! You won’t have to worry about weird lines or big pores, especially around your nose.
  • Make sure you’re using the correct foundation. Don’t pack on too much powder or liquid foundation and make sure you are using the correct shade.
  • Don’t dye your hair all one color. If you go to a stylist, ask him/her to add warmth or another tone into your hair! It’ll help make your face glow!
  • Not exfoliating regularly will lead to a buildup of dirt and dry skin. By exfoliating, you’ll be giving your face completely new skin!
  • Wear SPF every day! While you may not notice how it’s changing your skin now, you will when you’re older!

Let’s feel youthful forever!  

XOXO,

     Chelsea

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The 411 on Makeup Primer

Why is face primer such an important part of our beauty regimen? Primers can refine texture, color-correct your complexion, minimize fine lines and pores, and serve as a 24-7 binding…

Why is face primer such an important part of our beauty regimen? Primers can refine texture, color-correct your complexion, minimize fine lines and pores, and serve as a 24-7 binding agent to keep your foundation in place!

Think of face primer in the way you would think of painting a house. I know, sounds weird, but stay with me. When you P88003_heroare painting your house, you first paint on a coat of primer so that the house can look its best when it is fully painted. Same goes with our faces! You want to prime your face for your makeup so you can get the best result possible! Primers are good for everyone, from those with oily skin to those with dry skin. Primers can moisturize your skin, even it out, and help acne prone skin. Choosing the right primer is all about trial and error. You want something weightless, that doesn’t clog your pores, and gives your skin the right texture. If you have discolored skin because of acne or a skin condition, primer is your buddy. Color-correct your skin by using a light purple primer if you have sallow toned skin, green primer if you have red-ish skin, and subtle pink if you have a dull complexion.

Try out a few primers and see what works best for you! You will love the way your skin looks!

XOXO, Chels

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Foundation vs. BB Cream

This article may have caught your attention for many different reasons.  Maybe you’re curious about what BB Cream is?  Or maybe you want to know which product I prefer?  Well…

This article may have caught your attention for many different reasons.  Maybe you’re curious about what BB Cream is?  Or maybe you want to know which product I prefer?  Well first off, BB Cream is an all-in-one facial product used in place of moisturizer, foundation, primer, serum, and sunblock.  You can apply this as your regular foundation or as a tinted moisturizer, depending on the desired amount you want to apply. Chelsea Crockett - Garnier BB Cream

Recently, I’ve been trying out BB Cream and I LOVE it!  It blends perfectly with my skin and distributes evenly on my entire face.  It’s really light so I don’t have to worry about the feeling of it being caked on after I apply.  Of course, I’ll always love foundation and continue to use it; however, BB Cream is definitely going to be used more often!  My favorite BB Cream is by Garnier.  It not only makes your skin look flawless, but it also hydrates your skin with minerals and vitamins.  Don’t get me wrong, I love foundation, but BB Cream’s nice to switch it up every once and a while!

Xo – Chelsea

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Disguise Crying, Puffy Eyes

Tears are a part of life!  Whether you’re crying because of good or bad news, because you’re sad or happy, or because you just saw The Fault in Our Stars,…

Tears are a part of life!  Whether you’re crying because of good or bad news, because you’re sad or happy, or because you just saw The Fault in Our Stars, tears can be tough to avoid!  If you’re an overly emotional person, then you know exactly what I am talking about!  What about that time you cried at a wedding, but had to look presentable for pictures afterwards?  Well, no worries!  In a few simple steps, you can disguise your crying, puffy eyes!Chelsea Crockett- garnier anti puff eye roller

Before applying makeup, use a cool gel de-puffing eye roller under the eyes.  This will immediately wake them up and prepare them for makeup.  If your eyes are red, then use a green toned primer to counteract the redness.  You can also use a brightening primer to make your eyes look more refreshed.  Next, using liquid concealer, apply a light layer to your under eyes for a smooth finish.  No one will even know you’ve been crying!  Reapply your mascara and you’re good to go!

Next time you find yourself crying, don’t panic.  With makeup, there is always a solution!

Love,

Chelsea

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Pinch Some Pennies on Primer!

Hey ladies, how many of you like to save money? I know that money is tight with a lot of families right now, so I thought I would fill you…

Hey ladies, how many of you like to save money? I know that money is tight with a lot of families right now, so I thought I would fill you in on an amazing money-saving tip that I just discovered. Let me tell you about this amazing tip.

 How many of you use makeup primer before applying your foundation or powder? I am guessing most of you do. Primer helps get your skin ready for your foundation by smoothing out your complexion and reducing the size of your pores. It also helps your makeup to stay on longer. The only problem with using primer is the price. Primer can be a bit costly, and if you use it often it can really add up. I was browsing Pinterest and I came across an article about how women are starting to use Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel as their primer, and are LOVING it! I became curious and started browsing for more info. They say that the anti-chafing gel leaves their skin smooth and makes their pores appear smaller. They also say that by applying the gel before they put on foundation and powder, it helps keep their makeup on longer and keeps their skin from becoming oily for a long time. Anti-chafing gel is actually used in primers and BB creams to help them stay on longer.Chelsea crockett primer 2

            I was so excited to try this out! I went to my local Walgreens and picked up a box of the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel for about 6$. It is usually located near the tampons and such. I came home and applied a little bit to my skin before applying my foundation and powder, and was amazed! The gel really does make your skin smooth and it really does keep your skin from becoming too oily! I totally recommend this product to any of you ladies who either have oily skin or just want to keep their makeup lasting all throughout the day.

 

Give it a try!

XOXO, Chels

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