If you’ve ever cruised through YouTube or Instagram searching for makeup tutorials, you know things sort of get monotonous. There’s lots of blaring pop music, close ups shots of wildly expensive makeup products, and a dramatic slow motion shot glamour shot showing off the final look. Chelsie Worthy, better known on Instagram as @wvrthy, doesn’t follow the status quo – and her 150,000 (and climbing) followers on Instagram are loving it.
Chelsie first began posting her “Traptorials” back in November and her clips have since gone certified viral. Rest assured these are unlike any makeup tutorials you have seen. Chelsea takes us step-by-step through her makeup routine using killer motion graphics, trap beats and top notch lip-syncing. It’s a glorious thing to watch, even if you don’t know the first thing about applying highlighter.
In this look, we see her slay a night time look to the sounds of Jack Harlow’s “Dark Knight.”
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DARK KNIGHT LOOKS Know they wanna hang but we hangin’ ‘em out to DRY, WOAH! Yall wanted me to go in?!! Let me know wassup #TRAPTORIAL CHRONICLES PART THREE BIH! Where my gang at? •••••••••••••••••••••••• FACE; @imancosmetics brow pencil ✨ @maybelline FITme in 360 @eloisebeauty Illuminating Drops in 24k✨ @lagirlprocosmetics in Chestnut & Mahogany ✨ @blackradiance contour stick ✨ @juviasplace shadows for powder contour/blush ✨ @shopwvrthy Stardust Illuminating Powder in Midas✨ EYES; @juviasplace eyeshadow palettes✨ @lashednluxury So Kate & Ferrari stacked✨ LIPPIE; @muahlipstain lip stains in Bare & Cocoa✨ Clear gloss to top✨ song: @jackharlow “Dark Knight” #traptorials #formyrealones #mystylecantbereplicated #spreadthesparklehoe
Here she is blending her beat to the sounds of Young Thug.
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AYO Traptorial Chronicles Part Two ✌ you guys showed SO MUCH LOVE I had to make another one lmao you can tell I’m having too much fun with these lol Thank you so much for all sweet comments and messages, we LIT Part 3? Yay or nay? PSA: I do all my own edits and filming, always have #SelfProclaimedEditorBae #LMAO •♀️ Base• @eloisebeauty Illuminating drops in Gold Getter✨ @mariobadescu Vitamin C Serum✨ @maybelline FITme Matte + Poreless 360/355 ✨ @lagirlprocosmetics Pro Conceal in Chestnut and Fawn✨ @airspunbycoty Setting Powder @shopwvrthy Stardust Illuminating Powder in Midas • Eyes• @juviasplace Masquerade and Zulu Palettes for my shadows @shopwvrthy Stardust Illuminating Powder in Zeus on my lids @nyxcosmetics Loose Gold Glitter and Glitter liner in Crystal ✨ @lashednluxury So Kate/Versace Lashes Stacked✨ • Lips• @blackradiancebeauty Matte Lip Color in Mod Mocha✨ @juviasplace Masquerade Palette and black shadow for custom lip color topped with Clear Gloss #Traptorials Song: High End by @chrisbrownofficial ft. @future @thuggerthugger1
Talk about making makeup fun again! Chelsie blinds us with her highlight while rapping along to 21 Savage’s “Rap Saved Me.”
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CAN MAKEUP BE FUN AGAIN?!! my computer could only save a few clips from yesterday so here’s a little bop that sums up the vibe ♀️ product details below if you don’t catch them Sis! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Face; @eloisebeauty Illuminating Drops 24K gold✨ @maybelline FITME in 360✨ @lagirlcosmetics Chestnut concealer ✨ @cotyairspun_ translucent powder ✨ @blackradiancebeauty contour kit in med/dark ✨ Eyes; @juviasplace Masquerade & Magic Palette✨Midas as lid base @shopwvrthy ✨ Glitter is @nyxcosmetics ✨Mascara is BTS @toofaced ✨ Lashes are @lashednluxury stacked✨ Highlight is Midas @shopwvrthy ✨ Lippie; @juviasplace Magic Palette as a base and Clear gloss to finish ✨ p.s. going to try and recover all the files on my hard drive! Thank you guys for all the love, let’s go even harder! dress from @kalisdream_boutique Song is Rap Saved Me by @21savage ft. @offsetyrn @quavohuncho (repeat) #africangoddess #ladiosaafrica #goddessofafrica #africanqueen #africanbeauty #blackgoddess #blackqueen #blackbeauty #blackisbeautiful #bodyofagoddess #letswatchtv #thetonightshow #jimmyfallon #tacotonguetuesday #selfie #catselfie #blep #tinytongue #phillystylist #voiceofhair #pinkhair #unicorntribe #unicorn #colorblock #customcolor #licensedtocreate #strawberrylemonade #naturalhairstyles #hudabeauty #makeupforblackwomen
In an interview with POPSUGAR, Chelsie said the inspiration for creating Traptorials was to break away from the cookie-cutter trends in the beauty world. “The beauty industry doesn’t want creators who have their own minds, creative ideas, or edge. I wanted to show girls that you don’t have to conform to a standard of beauty when you can easily create your own,” she told the site. “You can be unapologetically you and still considered beautiful. That doesn’t take away from our beauty or mean we don’t deserve recognition. That’s why I created traptorials, to represent girls like me who are talented but don’t fit the status quo.”
Now, if you start seeing stars after viewing Chelsie’s videos, it’s probably because home girl just blinded you with her striking golden highlight. No, its not a brand you’ll find at your nearest Sephora…it belongs to the traptorials creator herself! Chelsie’s cosmetics company Worthy sells a line of highly popular “Stardust” illuminating powders created with women of color in mind.
If you prefer more step-by-step instructions, hop on over to Chelsie’s YouTube page where you can get a more detailed view of her routines.
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