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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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The Importance of SPF Makeup

Especially during the summer, we’re all used to hearing “make sure you wear sunscreen!” or “don’t forget to reapply!”  But half the time we just rub it off our shoulder…

Especially during the summer, we’re all used to hearing “make sure you wear sunscreen!” or “don’t forget to reapply!”  But half the time we just rub it off our shoulder or pay little attention to it!  But what about makeup that has SPF included in it?  Does that actually get the job done when it comes to protecting our skin?  Keep reading to find out!

Most sun damage comes from everyday sun exposure, not just those few days you spend at the pool.  Think about the times you take your dog for a walk, go outside for a run, or even step outside to get the mail.  Your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays whether you realize it or not and you need to be well prepared! You can go about this in either one of two ways.  You can find a foundation with a built-in SPF that works perfectly for you!  You might be thinking that it would be hard to find a product that works just as well as your regular foundation and protects your skin at the same time, but almost all of your favorite brands have products that offer the best of both worlds!Chelsea Crockett - SPF Makeup

As for the other way you can go about skin protection, simply get a moisturizer that has a built-in SPF.  This will both hydrate your skin and protect it when you’re in the sun.  This is a good option for those of you that don’t normally wear foundation or other face makeup regularly.  By doing this you’re still getting the SPF protection you need without using harmful sunscreen chemicals on your skin. 

After getting a little more knowledge about SPF makeup, are you going to try it out?  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Top 5 Argan Oil Products

Argan oil is one of my favorite things to look for when buying skin and hair products.  It’s the perfect ingredient for making all parts of your body smooth, hydrated,…

Argan oil is one of my favorite things to look for when buying skin and hair products.  It’s the perfect ingredient for making all parts of your body smooth, hydrated, and restored.  There are a few products that especially make good use of Argan oil that will guarantee to get the job done!

  • Herbal Essences Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner.  Chelsea Crockett - Argan Oil ShampooThis duo is what you need if your hair is feeling brittle or losing its shine.  You’ll be able to see and feel the difference after only a couple uses! 
  • Pure Argan Oil.  Certain places will sell pure argan oil that can be used simply for the purposes of softening your hair.  This is a product that I feel the immediate difference of before and after I use it.
  • Argan Oil Hair Masks.  Like I keep mentioning, argan oil does wonders for your hair.  Invite some of your friends over for a spa night and give your hair a boost!
  • Healthy Sexy Hair Weightless Hairspray.  This hairspray not only works to keep your hair in place but nourishes and hydrates it, as well! 
  • ORLY Argan Oil Cuticle Drops.  So, since we’ve marked skin and hair off the list, you can use argan oil to nourish and hydrate your nails, specifically your cuticles, as well.  Your nails will thank you, I promise!

Have you ever tried any of these products?  Let me know below what your take is of them!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Best Facials Sunscreens for Summer

Well guys, the time we wait for all school year is almost here… SUMMER!  I am so excited for the warm weather, sleeping in, and for lots of big plans…

Well guys, the time we wait for all school year is almost here… SUMMER!  I am so excited for the warm weather, sleeping in, and for lots of big plans coming up.  That being said, warm weather means lots of sun and catching some rays.  My skin can be super sensitive when it comes to picking the right facial sunscreens, so here are some of my favorites for summer!

  • Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces Sunscreen SPF 50 ($7.49). Che;sea Crockett - CeraVe Sunscreen If you want a product that’s both cheap and effective, try out Coppertone!  Coppertone is a good brand if you have super sensitive skin.  It’s extremely gentle and won’t dry out your face.
  • Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb the Antioxidant Super Moisturizer ($17).  Garnier’s Moisture Bomb will take care of those annoying dry patches of skin that might be bothering you.  It’s not called the Moisture Bomb for nothing!
  • CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($20.69).  If you want a double-purpose cream that works as a moisturizer and a sunscreen, try using CeraVe’s renewing cream.  The sun can oftentimes dry out your skin, so having this on hand is never a bad idea! 
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38).  If you’re looking for a good sunscreen that acts as a foundation as well, then this is the product for you.  You can take care of your blemishes and sun protection in one step!

Is there a specific product that’s your go-to facial sunscreen?  Share with me below and I might give it a try! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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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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Do’s and Don’ts of Eye Makeup

Eye makeup is one of my favorite things to experiment with.  You can do so many different color combinations and looks!  Looking back at my old videos and pictures, I’ve…

Eye makeup is one of my favorite things to experiment with.  You can do so many different color combinations and looks!  Looking back at my old videos and pictures, I’ve definitely gotten better at knowing how to do my eye makeup the best way to compliment the rest of my makeup.  Here are some eye makeup do’s and don’ts that I wish I would’ve known when I first started wearing makeup!

  • DO blend your eye shadow. Chelsea Crockett - Eye Makeup This will make it look much more natural and a lot less choppy.  If you get the right brush, blending is super easy!
  • DON’T add too much highlighter to your face.  This is important especially if your eye makeup is dark.  You want to make sure your makeup is all balanced out! 
  • DO copy a look that you like.  If you see a celeb’s makeup that you love, it’s much easier to create a look on yourself when you have something to go off of.
  • DON’T go crazy on the eyeliner.  There are so many other ways to make your eyes pop.  You don’t have to rely heavily on your eyeliner to do so!  The occasional cat-eye is always good, but find other ways that accent and darken your eyes.
  • DO find the colors that compliment you.  If you’re blonde haired and blue eyed, it might not be the best idea to go with dark colors like black and grey.  Use soft browns and natural colors to make your eyes pop but not be too overboard!

I hope these help you master your eye makeup skills!

Xoxo – Chelsea

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Face Mask Myths… True or False?

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face…

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face masks and use them almost daily.  Others say that most are overrated and can be a total waste of money.  Here are some true and false myths that will help you decide for yourself!

Myth #1: Face masks are harmful to your skin.Chelsea Crockett - Face Mask  TRUE and FALSE!  Too much of anything can be bad for your skin.  This rule applies to face masks.  Although they can be super beneficial, don’t use one multiple times a day!

Myth #2: Face masks have little to no actual skincare benefits.  FALSE!  Most masks actually do benefit your skin.  They can help hydrate it, eliminate oils and dirt, or simply boost its radiance.

Myth #3: You can make your own DIY masks that are just as beneficial.  TRUE!  There are tons of different mask recipes on Pinterest that you can make right at home that are great for your skin!

Myth #4: Using a face mask every day is a good thing.  TRUE and FALSE!  Depending on the type of mask it is, it can either dry out your skin or moisturize it.  For example, if you’re using a clay mask every day, it could really start to dry out and damage your skin!

Are you an avid user of face masks?  If so, share with me below which ones you believe really do make a difference!

XO – Chelsea

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The Body Shop®: Their Products & Their Mission

Over the weekend, I discovered an amazing shop that makes organic, healthy products with an incredible mission!  The Body Shop® is a British brand that has made its mark globally…

Over the weekend, I discovered an amazing shop that makes organic, healthy products with an incredible mission!  The Body Shop® is a British brand that has made its mark globally in over 60 countries around the world (including the US, YAY!).  I wanted to give you a little insight on the brand and a description of what products they have to offer!Chelsea Crockett - The Body Shop Products

First, let’s start with their mission.  The Body Shop® started in 1976 to be used as a force for good.  Their main mission is to enrich people as well as the planet.  All of their products are naturally-inspired meaning they work with farmers to get natural, organic ingredients from all around the world.  They never, and will never, test their products on animals and are very passionate about staying true to this!

Now onto their products.  They have anything and everything revolving around skincare, including cleansers, facial treatments, face masks, serums, etc.  They also sell products revolving around bath, body, makeup, hair, and fragrance.  You can find a product for any one of your needs whether it be sun damage or dry skin!

Are you interested in checking The Body Shop® out?  If so, visit one of their shops or go online at thebodyshop-usa.com!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatments

Coconut oil doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves.  It has so many benefits for your skin and especially hair!  It has hair repair, shine, and growth power that can…

Coconut oil doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves.  It has so many benefits for your skin and especially hair!  It has hair repair, shine, and growth power that can do wonders if you pair it with the right ingredients.  Here are three different recipes you can create to cater whatever problems of your hair you want to fix! 🙂 Chelsea Crockett - Coconut Oil

  • Hair Repair.  If your hair is dry and damaged and needs some help, then this recipe is for you!  All you need is one egg and a tablespoon of coconut oil.  Beat the egg, add in the oil, and apply the mix to your scalp and hair.  Rinse it out with cool water and follow by washing your hair with shampoo.  Putting egg in your hair might sound gross, but it’s definitely worth it!
  • Hair Growth.  I know I’m not the only one that’s looked for a product to aid in hair growth.  This recipe really does work and you can do it right from home!  Mix together a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of Aloe Vera.  Apply this gel to all areas of your hair including everything from your scalp to your ends.  Let it sit for half an hour then rinse it out with warm water!      
  • Dandruff.  An itchy scalp is the absolute worst, especially if dandruff is the result.  Mix four tablespoons of coconut oil with one tablespoon of lemon juice.  Apply the mixture to your scalp wherever dandruff or itchiness is occurring.  After leaving this on for 15-20 minutes, shampoo and rinse your hair.  Do this before you shower and your head will feel much better!

Try it out for yourself and let it work its magic!

XO – Chels

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The Perfect Guide: Where to Put Eye Makeup

When I first started out using makeup, I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing!  But over the years, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with…

When I first started out using makeup, I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing!  But over the years, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with creating all the different beauty and makeup trends on my own skin.  Eyeshadow trends can sometimes be the hardest to pull off without knowing where to put each shade.  Chelsea Crockett - Eye MakeupThis guide helped me master eyeshadow and know the best way to accent my eyes!

  • Brow bone/Highlight.  As far as your brow bone goes, focus on highlighting it.  This will give your eyes the pop they need!
  • Crease.  To add some dimension to your eyes, add a darker shade to your crease.  Once again, this will make them pop!
  • Lid.  This is where your base color will go.  I suggest a neutral shade that will be a good foundation for your other darker tones!
  • Outer V.  If you’re a fan of the “cat eye” eyeliner look, then this part of your lid will practically be covered anyways.  But if you’re not big on eyeliner, then apply a darker shade to your outer v.  If you want a softer look, blend with a blending brush for a less sharp effect.
  • Lower Lash Line.  Once again, if you’re an eyeliner type of girl, then this part of your eye will most likely already be covered!  But if you want a little more definition, add a darker, neutral shadow to your lash line. 
  • Tear duct.  To add a little glow to your eyes, apply a shimmery or light colored eyeshadow.  This will make your eyes sparkle! 

I hope this helps you just as much as it helped me!

XO – Chelsea

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Best 3 Drugstore Contour Palettes

Drugstore makeup is one of the most wonderful things.  You can shop some of the best brands and products for an extremely low price!  High-end contour palettes can range anywhere…

Drugstore makeup is one of the most wonderful things.  You can shop some of the best brands and products for an extremely low price!  High-end contour palettes can range anywhere from $50 to $100 and, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, that’s pretty expensive, especially when you can buy a similar palette for $5-$20!  Here are 3 of my favorite drugstore palettes!

  • Covergirl’s TruBlend Contour Palette ($12).  Chelsea Crockett - Covergirl Contour PaletteAlthough this palette is super simple, it works so well!  This palette comes in three different shades, light, medium, and dark, so you can find the perfect one for your skin tone.  The color of each powder is extremely natural so they blend together for a smooth, professional look.
  • Rimmel Kate Sculpting Cosmetic Set ($6).  If you want a sharper contour as well as highlighter and blush, then this palette is for you!  It’s easy to take with you on-the-go and has the whole package for a flawless makeup look.  Did I mention it’s only six dollars? 
  • E.L.F. Contour Palette ($6).  This palette gives you four shades instead of three!  Each color is a cream and powder formula so it applies beautifully onto the skin and blends just as well.  Once again, it’s only six bucks! 

Have you tried any of these products yourself?  Let me know what you think below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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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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Top 3 Foundations for Liquid-Lovers

For those of you that hate powder foundations, liquid is the only way to get the job done!  Sometimes it can be hard to find the right product that won’t…

For those of you that hate powder foundations, liquid is the only way to get the job done!  Sometimes it can be hard to find the right product that won’t sweat off after an hour or suffocate your skin.  All three of these liquid foundations are great for all skin types and are definitely worth the buy!

  • Clinique’s Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  This is one of my favorite liquid foundations, especially if you have sensitive skin.  There are over 15 different shades to match whatever your skin tone may be!  It’s silk-enriched leaving a smooth, balanced base on your skin.  It also controls oil and hydrates the dry areas of your face!  It’s a win-win product. 🙂 Chelsea Crockett - Clinique Foundation
  • IT Cosmetics’ Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination with SPF 50+.  If you’re looking for a light formula with good quality, then look no more!  This CC+ Cream gives you full coverage with a radiant afterglow, too.  It’s also guaranteed to camouflage any imperfections such as acne or dark spots! 
  • Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup.  If you’re willing to spend $40 on foundation, I suggest you spend it on this product!  There are over 30 different shades so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your skin tone perfectly.  It stays on for up to 15 hours so you won’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the day!  

Have you tried any of these before?  If so, give me your take on them in the comment section below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Nail Care Do’s & Don’ts!

Nail care seems pretty simple: clip them, file them, paint them.  It’s as simple as that!  But is it actually that easy?  I never knew that there were certain do’s…

Nail care seems pretty simple: clip them, file them, paint them.  It’s as simple as that!  But is it actually that easy?  I never knew that there were certain do’s and don’ts that can make your nail care routine 10x better!  Here are some tips to follow and things to avoid when taking care of your nails.

DO’S

  • Create your own nail care routine.  Chelsea Crockett - Nail Care RoutineHaving a nail care routine down is important for maintaining your nails’ health.  Don’t let them grow weeks on end without trimming them up!
  • Moisturize your cuticle area.  Your cuticle area can get very dry and sometimes even painful.  Moisturize the area so you prevent flaky skin and redness.
  • Keep your nail tools clean!  Nail tools can get dirty just like any other beauty tool.  Make sure you keep them sterilized and free from bacteria!
  • Take nail strengthening supplements.  There are supplements for almost everything: hair, skin, nails, you name it!  Nail strengthening supplements help make your nails thicker and healthier!

DON’TS

  • Don’t bite your nails!  This one is a given.  Biting your nails isn’t only a bad habit, but it weakens and destroys them!
  • Don’t soak your nails for too long or use an excess amount of nail polish remover.  I know it’s frustrating when you can’t get off that stubborn nail polish that you’ve been scrubbing at for 20 minutes, but using too much nail polish remover will dry out your nails!
  • Don’t pull/rip off hangnails.  It’s extremely tempting to rip off any annoying hangnails especially when you don’t have any tools to help.  But when you can, I highly suggest using nail clippers to remove them instead of constantly picking at it!

I hope these pointers help you take your nail care routine to the next level! 🙂

Love, Chels

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2016 Best Selling Drugstore Products

Drugstore makeup doesn’t get enough credit for its quality.  Some of my all-time favorite makeup products come from stores like Walgreens, Target, etc.!  In 2016, there were some drugstore products…

Drugstore makeup doesn’t get enough credit for its quality.  Some of my all-time favorite makeup products come from stores like Walgreens, Target, etc.!  In 2016, there were some drugstore products that sold like crazy.  Here are the top 10 from last year!

  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish ($5).  This stuff is a lifesaver!  Instead of waiting half an hour for your nail polish to dry, this polish dries 10x faster!
  • E.l.f. Poreless Face Primer ($6).  Chelsea Crockett - Wet N Wild LipstickE.l.f. is one of the most affordable brands out there.  Their Poreless Face Primer should be your go-to primer if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck!
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6).  If you’ve never tried out NYX’s matte products, I highly urge you to do so!  They’re my favorite brand to go to when I want the longest lasting and highest quality matte lips.
  • Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick ($1).  For only ONE dollar, this lipstick comes in lots of different shades with good quality, too!  The picture above shows only six of the several colors to choose from.  What’s a better steal than that?
  • Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5).  These sheets are great for all skin types whether you have oily skin or not.  You can use them to blot away excess oil or shine before or after you apply your makeup.   

If you like any of these products, let me know which is your favorite.  And if you haven’t tried them, give them a try in in 2017! 

XO – Chelsea

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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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