Pantone’s New Color of the Year for 2014 is…

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Radiant Orchid!! A new year and new color trend to add to your beauty and fashion collections!! Pantone states, “Radiant Orchid is an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Visit Pantone’s website for more information behind the inspiration of this years color and about Pantone the company!

I am really excited about this color because I LOVE this color! I can’t wait to see how the beauty and fashion industry plays on this color this coming spring!! Last year I didn’t hop of the emerald trend as much as I will with Radiant orchid. I did buy same nail color, Sephora trio and accessories, however….I guess the only green I really like is the green the goes inside my wallet, lol!!

I have already began my research on items I want to add to my beauty collection that I will rock this year.. I also can’t wait to see what spring/summer fashions will look like this year! I am totally going to buy a few new pieces that I can work with my existing wardrobe. How about you?? Please share dying to know 🙂

1. What are your plans when it comes to rocking this trend went it comes to makeup?

2. What are your plans when it comes to rocking this trend through fashion?

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Makeup 101: My Everyday Eyebrow Routine

Hey everyone!! Today is the day I finally share with you all my secrets to my everyday eyebrow routine! Hopefully this will help anyone of you that are looking for a simple way of making your eyebrows look their best this summer season! I hope that you all enjoy this video!

Makeup 101: Everyday Eyebrows

Products Used In tutorial:

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Bronzed Summer Nights Makeup Tutorial

Hey beauties!! Here is my first makeup tutorial for summer featuring some of my favorites products!! This look is perfect to wear to any night time event that calls for a sassy bronzed smoky eye!! Like I said in the video I would wear this anytime, lol. I guess it all depends on the mood your are feeling at the moment.

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Products Used:

  • NARS smudged proof eyeshadow base
  • MAC paint pot: Blackground
  • MAC Brownscript
  • MAC orb
  • MAC Soft Matte brown
  • NARS Isolde eyeshadow duo
  • Maybelline color tattoo in bad to the bronze
  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide liner in zero
  • Sugarpill bulletproof eyeshadow
  • Covergirl liquid liner (black)
  • Revlon lipstick:
  • NYX gold lipgloss
  • NARS blush Lovejoy
  • Benefit girl meets pearl
  • Lorac pro mascara
  • Red cherry #43 lashes
  • Smashbox luminizing primer
  • MAC mineralize finish cream foundation NC44

Step by Step Video

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Fashion: 10 Different Ways to Wear Emerald

Have you ever wanted to wear the latest color trend Emerald, however you are too afraid that you will end up looking like the incredible hulk sporting that trend? Well today I am going to share with you 10 different ways you can wear Emerald and look fabulous. The first thing you will want to remember is when wearing a statement color try breaking up the color up into statement pieces in your current wardrobe! For example:

Wearing Emerald Trend Through Makeup:

  1. Light up your beautiful eyes with SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Graphic Sculpt Waterproof Jumbo Eyeliner in Emerald. Adding a simple pop of emerald to the lash line is a  great way to turn your everyday neutral eye into a trendsetting look.
  2. If you are bold and love to play with color on your eyes then turn up the volume with SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Color Theory Shadow Block – Elemental Emerald Shimmer, Appleblossom, Camel. I personally love this palette and own it! If you would like to see a tutorial on my youtube channel please leave your feedback by commenting to this blog post below.
  3. If you are not one to rock eye shadows you can also wear this trend on your nails and toes. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Rampage will look so cute and chic! I also have this one…Lately I am obsessed with Ilamasqua’s nail varnish, however that would be another blog post and youtube video in itself. If you would like to see swatches of this one let me know!

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Wearing Emerald through Clothing & Accessories:

  1. If you are the fashionista and must have an article of clothing to sport this trend try adding a beautiful blazer like the Olivia Moon Linen Jacket shown above. This really takes the outfit from cute to fabulous in seconds!
  2. Are you shoe obsessed! Look at these cute and feminine heels by Steven by Steve Madden called ‘Ravesh’. I would love to have these in my closet!! How about you?
  3. How about adding a classic shaped handbag by MICHAEL Michael Kors. The ‘Selma – Large’ Leather Satchel is gorgeous!!
  4. Wearing earrings in the trend color of the year is another great way of wearing the trend without going overboard. Try  Tory Burch’s Logo Stud Earrings. Don’t you just love Tory Burch??
  5. How about some arm candy with these cute Cara Crystal Friendship Bracelet in a Green Multi/Gold setting. I totally want to purchase a few of these myself. I love the look of these types of friendship bracelet accessorized with my Michael Kors watch.
  6. Now, if you love wearing different colored watches try the Fossil ‘Retro Traveler’ Crystal Bezel Bracelet Watch in green.
  7. Lastly, to keep the sun out of your eyes fashionable eyes have some fun with these cute MARC BY MARC JACOBS Oversized Retro Sunglasses.

I hope that you found some of these tips and ideas helpful.  If you would like to see more post like this one in the future or swatches of the nail polish and eye shadows from this post please leave me some feedback by leaving comments below!

Also, if you are a fashionista and already wear trends like this and would like to be featured in the post please send me your picture of you in your fabulous outfit or makeup look to beautychameleon@gmail.com. Until then have a fabulous day!

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Sephora Pro Lessons Palette Smoky Eyes: Smoky Brown Tutorial

Hello Beauties!! Recently I purchased this really cute Sephora Pro Lessons Palette in Smoky Eyes! I thought it was a perfect palette that offered two different smoky looks accompanied by a step by step tutorial on how to create both looks! The palette comes with a total of 6 Sephora collection eye shadows with a Sephora nano eye liner all for only $28. I love the price and know this palette is perfect for a beginner wanting to learn a smoky eye. So as a result, I was playing around with this palette and created a tutorial for all of my beauties here, twitter, facebook and my nhop76 youtube channel.

Enjoy!!

Tasha

The Look:

Products Used:

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Step by Step Tutorial:

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Valentine’s Day: Pomegranate Punk Smoky Eyes

Happy Wednesday Beauties!! Today I am excited to share with you a beautiful smoky eye inspired by all of my Facebook diva’s. A few weeks ago I hauled a lot of the Maybelline Color Tattoo eye-shadows and I mentioned how I like the pomegranate punk shade. Many of you suggested it be used in a Valentine’s day look, and even one of you asked for me to create a smoky eye using pomegranate punk. So, with that shade I create just that a sexy pomegranate punk smoky eye look that will be beautiful and glammy for a fun date night out on Valentine’s day. I decided to also incorporate my wet n wild palette called “lust” with this look too! Yay, for drugstore eye-shadows!! I am impressed! I hope that you all enjoy this look and if you would like to see more look using more of the Maybelline color tattoo shadows leave your comment below.

 

Product used:

  • Urban Decay Primer potion
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye shadow: Pomegranate Punk  Shop for great savings on beauty at drugstore.com!
  • Wet-n-Wild Lust palette
  • Sephora Collection Flashy Black liner
  • Sephora Collection get liner: Must have
  • Sephora Collection Full Action Mascara
  • Red Cherry Lashes: 415 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Sephora Collection Foundation #35
  • MAC Mineralize skinfinish powder: Medium Deep
  • NARS Angelika blush
  • NYX pinky lip liner
  • NYX lip smacking lip color: Flower

 

Valentine’s Day tutorial

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Beauty Chameleon’s Beauty Favorites of 2011

Happy New Year to all of my beauties out there! I hope that you had a great time bringing it in and ready to start of fresh with new goals and dreams in this new year. I could not begin the new year without sharing with you all my favorites from 2011. These are products I reached for the most and a lot a products I used in a lot of my youtube tutorials that you have seen last year. I like to share these type of videos because I know that there is a lot of you that enjoy them and use them as beauty guides for your very own beauty collection as well. I caution you my beauty favorites video is very long because I just had too many favorites!! Anyway below I will list what my favorites are and if you like share with me what your favorites were by leaving a comment below.

Skincare Favorites:

  • Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser
  • Boscia Vital Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer
  • Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30
  • Lush Saltana of Soap (LOVE IT!!)

Hair Products:

  • Halley’s Curls Virgin Malaysian Remy Hair
  • Oscar Blandi Restyling mist

Foundation:

  • Makeup Forever HD Foundation (#173)
  • NARS Sheer Glow foundation (cadiz)
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer

Eye  Products:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • Sugar Pill Burning Heart Palette (sugarpillshop.com)
  • Sugar Pill Bulletproof eye shadow
  • Lo’real Liner Intense liquid liner
  • D.J.V. Beautinizer Mascara

Lashes:

Brushes:

Cheeks:

  • NARS casino bronzer
  • NARS Cheeks Trio featuring Orgasm/Albatros/Laguna Bronzer
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes: Tispy & Blushing Bride

Lips:

  • Makeup Forever #11
  • Makeup Forever Moulin Rouge
  • Makeup Forever D8 lab shine lipgloss
  • Bare Escentuals Pretty Amazing Lip color: Savvy

Nails:

  • Sephora By OPI’s metro chic
  • Sephora By OPI’s Under my trench coat
  • Sephora BY OPI’s Spark-tacular
  • Seohora By OPI’s Queen of everything

Fragrance:

  • Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy

 

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Beauty Favorites of 2011

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Urban Decay The Revolution High-Performance Lash Curler Review

Today I am finally sharing with you my thoughts on the Urban Decay The Revolution High-Performance Lash Curler, retailing for $20 at Sephora. If you follow me on facebook I had posted a picture of this lovely when I first purchased it and I also included it in my September Sephora haul video on youtube. What intrigued me about this particular lash curler is that it make curling your lashes effortless! I am not kidding! Take a look at the pictures below:

This lash curler lets you curl your lashes all at once or in sections and won't pinch your skin. I love that and what you will find in my review video is this was a struggle for me as it may have been for many of you to curl your lashes without getting then caught between the bars of a traditional lash curler. Urban decay's innovative design has eliminated the maddening bars on either side of your old eyelash curler so that it handles deftly with an open cage.  The other thing I love about this curler is that It includes five replacement pads that can be swapped in and out to keep your curler clean and springy. The curler itself is nice and springy in order to achieve that perfect curl with your real lashes or falsies too!

Overall, I am glad that I decided to splurge on this awesome curler and definitely recommend this one to add to your makeup collection. Do you already own this curler? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and share 🙂

Urban Decay The Revolution High-Performance Lash Curler Review

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Beauty Chameleon’s Beauty Favorites of July 2011

Hey beauties! I am back with another video to share with you all. I have been watching many beauty favorites of the month on YouTube and I was thinking I need to start that back up again, right? Well, I know my beauty favorites of the July is a little late, but I feel better late than never right? Anyway listed below are my favorites for the month of July and links to where you can buy them online if you don't live close to a store that carries them. Enjoy!

Beauty Chameleon's July Beauty Favorites:

 

Beauty Favorites: July 2011

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Obesessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Lip Tar Review

Hey Beauties! Today I am reviewing for the first time Obsessive Compulsive cosmetics lip tars!! Some of you may be wondering. . .Who is Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics? Well, to find out more about the company click "here" to be directed to their site and full bio. I came across OCC on YouTube from watching Queenofblending. I believe she was the first person I have ever heard about these amazing pigmented lip tars from almost over a year ago. Just recently I have been seeing more and more reviews from other fabulous makeupnistas on YouTube which started to peak my curiosity.

So, I thought to myself since I have been receiving a ton of requests from you all wanting to know my thoughts on this brand I needed to give these a try. Later on to my surprised OCC sent their amazing lip tars for review consideration! I originally received the products for review in May, but I was unable to review them for you since my dad passed away around that time. However, now that I have had some time to absorb everything that has gone on since then I am ready to share with you all my thoughts, favorites and no so favorites with you all now.

As you will see I rec'd 12 shades of lip tars and the OCC #009 angled brush in order to have a flawless application of the lip tar. According to OCC their  Lip Tars are 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives. Their Lip Tars contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E.

OCC says,

"A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment – a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you!"

All of the lip tars sells for $13 each and the product is packaged in a 8mL tube. I like the fact that they are in tube because it's more travel friendly and I can use every drop out of the tube.

How does the product feel on the lips?

When I applied it on it felt as if I was applying a gel/lipgloss to my lips but without the sticky texture of a lipgloss. Since it has peppermint the product felt very cooling on the lips too!

I have to say a little does go a long way and you do end up with a smooth satiny finish, however, you will seeing in the collage below that there are a few shades that were a little challenging to play with.

Was the Lip Tars streaky or runny?

Honestly, I only had a few of the lip tars were streaky and you will see that in my swatch photo: Hush, Pageant, and Katricia. Overall, they went on super easy and lasted me until after lunch time during a typical work day.

My Favorites?

  • Trick
  • Melange
  • Anime
  • NSFW
  • Memento

I also forgot to mention how I love the fact that you can easily mix the lip tars in order to create your own unique shade! The colors are also very pigmented and rich so what you see it what you get! I guess I would say is if you are thinking about adding these to your makeup collection just remember a little bit goes a long way!

Would I buy these?

Oh yes, this is perfect for on the go and if you are an aspiring makeup artist the are great because you can purchase basic colors for mixing and create your own shades for whatever look your are inspired to create. Plus these lip tars are very affordable and not overly priced! What are your thoughts on Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars if you own them? Please share by leaving a comment below. Until next time, have a fabulous day!

 

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar Review Video

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