Sedona Lace 120 Palette: Sultry Eyes Tutorial

Hey Beauties!! Today I decided to create a sultry looking eyes using the 120 pro palette from Sedonalace.com. This is the first time I have used this brand and believe a full review will be coming up next on my overall opinion of this brand. In the meantime I wanted to play and share this look with you all because I know a lot of you are looking for makeup looks that are wearable for work or everyday! So with that said, here you all go! I hope that you all enjoy and stay tuned for more!

The Look:

 

 

Color Used From Sedona Lace 120 Palette

 

 

Products used:

 

Step by Step Video

 

 

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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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New Years 2011 Makeup: Glittery Silver & Poison Plum Eyes

Hey Beauties!! I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and got everything you hoped and dreamed of for Christmas. I know my son was on cloud nine playing with his new toys and games all day long. Mr. Chameleon (hubby) had a great time with his gifts and looking forward to after christmas shopping with me! I got some fun clothing to wear in the new year, of course makeup gifts cards, Louis Vuitton Cosmetic pouch and more! So I am excited too on top of having the joy of being with my family and friends this holiday season.

Now. .  New Years Eve is right around the corner and I decided to create a fun and colorful bling bling look to help give you all ideas for your New years eye look! I used some gemstones from michaels arts and crafts and a lot of glitter!! I hope that you all enjoy it and also have a fabulous time ringing in the new year too!

Happy Holidays to you all!

Natasha 🙂

 

 

Products used in tutorial:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Creme De Violet e/s
  • Sugar Pill cosmetics Poison Plum e/s (sugarpillshop.com)
  • Sugar Pill Bulletproof e/s
  • MAC orb e/s
  • OCC Ironic color concentrate
  • NYX silver glitter on the go
  • LA splash Primer
  • Lo’real Liner intense liquid liner
  • Red Cherry Lash #218 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Gem Stones Michael Arts and Crafts
  • Duo Lash Adhesive
  • Tarte Blushing Bride Blush
  • NYX Dark brown lip liner
  • NARS Laguna bronzer
  • MAC Angel Lipstick

 

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New Years 2011 Makeup: Glittery Silver tutorial

 

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Bare Escentuals: My Foundation Routine

Hello beauties!! I am so glad to be here today sharing another video with you all! Thank you so much for your wonderful response on my holiday makeup 2011: classic smoky eye tutorial!! I am so glad you all liked it and that some of you are going to even try it for your next holiday event which is fabulous!!

Today I am going to be sharing with you my new foundation routine for the moment of course (I can't stick to one foundation for too long, lol). For the past month I have been wearing the Bare Escentuals/ Bare Minerals foundation. You are probably thinking, what? Bare Minerals??? Yes, I decided to get back on the Bare Minerals band wagon since my skin is so tired of wearing liquid and cream foundations for the moment. Lately I just wanted to give my skin a break and wear something that is light weight and powder like and Bare Minerals was the one for right now. I am using the original formula foundation that goes on like a powder, but has a dewy finish like liquid foundation. If you have oily skin they now make a Matte formula too!

A while back and I mean a while back I tired bare minerals and I was always matched with either Tan or Dark and neither color matched my skin. One was too red and the other was must too dark for my yellow/olive skin. So since they now have this new shade Golden Tan I can now have a close match. I still have to manipulate the finish a little bit around the forehand and contours of my face with bronzer to get the perfect finish since my forehead is a little darker than the rest of my face. The bronzer I use for that is either NARS casino or MAC bronzer in Bronze.

I have notice that after wearing the bare minerals my skin is clearing from the breakouts I was experiencing from wearing liquid foundations and not sticking to my night time cleansing routine too. (Working late makes a lazy Tasha, lol) Anyway, in the video below I will be sharing with you what I use with the bare Minerals in order to create my flawless face routine. Do any of you use the Bare Minerals? If so, what do you like about it or not like about it? Let me know by leaving your comment below. Until then enjoy the video!!

Happy Holidays,

Tasha 🙂

Some facts about Bare Minerals, $26:

What it does:
Made of only pure, crushed minerals from the earth, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation looks like a powder, feels like a cream, and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity while feeling as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petro-Chemicals
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
The coverage is complete and is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts.

Products Used in Video:

  • Ole Henriksen Express The Truth Moisturizer
  • Conceal FX in Deep
  • Bare Minerals original foundation: Golden Tan
  • Bare Mineral Mineral Veil
  • NARS Casino Bronzer
  • Sephora Airbrush Foundation Brush & Powder brush from the platinum brush set for $65
  • Sigma Beauty Concealer brush from the Make me Crazy brush set for $59

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Bare Escentuals: My Foundation Routine Video:

 

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Holiday Makeup: Classic Smoky Eye Tutorial

Happy Holidays my beauties!! I know that many of you out there are getting ready for some holiday fun with the holiday parties you many be attending this season. I am sure that you are shopping for the perfect dress whether the dress is bold and colorful or as simple as a classic little black dress. Whatever dress is your style you may be wondering what type of eye makeup would be appropriate for your dress, right? Well, I decided to create a classic smoky eye tutorial because I feel that this makeup look would work for any dress regardless if it is black or colorful. The smoky eye is very sexy, sleek and mysterious and to top that off I decided to add a bold red lip with it for my bold divas out there. Now, you do not have to rock a red lip with this eye look. If that is too bold you can definitley rock a nude lip with this look too. I hope this helps you all out and if you decided to try this look let me know how it went by leaving comments below. If you takes photos of your look send them to youtubenhop76@beautychameleon.com. I would love to feature your look in my upcoming fabulous smoky eyed divas for this holiday season here at beautychameleon.com. In addition, if you make youtube videos or blog leave your links in the email so that I can shout out your info here too!!

 

Products Used:

  • urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Mac Paint pot: Blackground
  • Naked Palette w/ Brush: Creep, Buck, Virgin & Naked
  • Red Cherry Lashes #414 (madamemadeline.com)
  • D.J.V. beautinizer mascara
  • L'Oreal Liner intense
  • Nars Casino Bronzer
  • Makeup Forever Moulin Rouge lipstick
  • Nyx Auburn lip liner
  • Sigma Brushes (sigmabeauty.com)

Pictures

Holiday Makeup: Classic Smoky Eye Tutorial

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My Everyday Makeup Routine: Neutral Eye Shadow & Face Tutorial

Hello my chameleons of beauty and all things fabulous! Today I will be sharing with you for the first time my everyday face and eye shadow routine. This look has been the most requested tutorial requested by you my subscribers to my youtube channel NHOP76. Many of you were looking for makeup that would be appropriate to wear to a job interview or to a special occasion like a wedding and such. This look here that you will see in my step by step tutorial will show you how this look can be created and easily fit into your everyday life. I truly love this look because again I can wear it anywhere without looking overly made up or understated at the same time. I hope that you find this helpful and I challenge you to give it a try for yourself too, good luck 🙂

Products Used In Step By Step Tutorial:

Step By Step Tutorial

 

 

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Valentine’s Tutorial: Sexy Smoky Eyes

Hey Beauty Chameleons I am back! I am so excited to share with you a sexy Valentine's day smoky look that you can sport on that special day or another day you are feeling quite sexylicious, lol. A special thank you goes out to a few of my fabulous beauty chameleons subscribers that left their comments on my original blog post "Raving Beauty Cosmetics: Valentine’s Day Haul With Swatches" as to which makeup look I should create for my next tutorial. I originally created a cut crease look and a smoky wine look and as a result they chose the smoky wine look. Thank you ladies!! So, just for you I re-created this look with my NEW Canon Vixia HF R100 camcorder in HD video, Yay!! I hope that you all love the look and please let me know what you think of the video quality after watching!

Products Used:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • Raving Beauty Cosmetics eyeshadows: Divine Wine, Light Pink & Carbon
  • Red Cherry Lashes #523 (madamemadeline.com)
  • Cargo Lash Activator Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide liner: Zero
  • Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow in Cadiz
  • Lorac TANTalizer baked bronzer
  • NARS blush: Douceur
  • Lips: Benefit Cosmetics Lady's Choice
  • Nails: Sephora By OPI Is bouquet with me with Katy Perry's Shattered on top. (I love that stuff!!)
  • Sigma Brushes

(All of the items with the exception of raving beauty cosmetics, red cherry lashes and sigma brushes can be found at Sephora.com & ULTA Beauty)

For swatches of the shadows used in this video click the link to my original Valentine's day Raving Beauty Haul post "here".

Step By Step Tutorial

 

 

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Sigma’s Premium Professional Kit with Brush Roll: The Review

Hey my beauties!! Today I am reviewing Sigma's Premium Professional Kit for you all. Now, before I get started you all know that I would only give you my honest opinion of products that I mention here at BeautyChameleon.com and on my youtube channel as well. When I am reviewing products for you all I only review them because I truly love using the products or they are products that I have used in the past that I also enjoyed using too. I am also aware that there have been some wonderful reviews on the Sigma brushes and some not so positive reviews on their product, but remember everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

Now, if you have been a long time subscriber to my youtube channel (NHOP76) you already now that back in July of 2008 I have purchased with my own money my first set of Sigma brushes which was the 12 piece Complete Kit without Brush Roll for $79 and loved them ever since then. And to add, I still use my original Sigma brush set in my current videos to this day. So, with that said I have not experience the issues that some people are expressing in previous Sigma videos that you may have seen on youtube. So as a result, I am a happy customer of sigma!

Let's get to the reason why I am reviewing the Sigma 15 Piece Premium Professional Brush Kit! I have been receiving lots of requests from you my youtube subscribers asking me to review this kit. Some of you have expressed that you are a free lance MUA and can not afford to spend lots of money of MAC, NARS, and other department store brands to build up your MUA kits or some of you just want to know if they are worth using for personal use. So as a result, I personally contacted Sigma to see if they would consider sending me this kit for review. After consideration Sigma was very kind in sending me this kit for me to review for you all my fabulous subscribers. For the record, in this review I will not be comparing Sigma to MAC cosmetics, Sephora or any brand because each brand have their own uniqueness on how they create their brushes. I am reviewing these brushes because they are very affordable for those breaking into the makeup world and want nice brushes that will do a wonderful job. Keep in mind I do own some MAC, Sephora, NARS and even Sonia Kashuk brushes.

The Review

On November 8th is when my Sigma brushes arrived to my home!! First of all I will really impressed with the packaging when I received it! My brushes did not arrive in a USPS box like my original ordered arrived back in 2009 instead it arrived in a black box with Sigma's logo on it, nice! When I open the package my products was wrapped in pink tissue paper with a note from Sigma. Nice personalized touch to my products. The product itself was wrapped in the brush roll with a Sigma logo sleeve around it and this was also place inside a mesh black bag along with product card describing what each brush does and another card on how to take care of your brushes.

 

 

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Everything was packaged very nicely and the brushes were protected with a plastic guard and plastic wrapping too. Now before I washed my brushes I also decided to take pictures of them just so you can see what they looked like before that were used.

Face & Lip Brushes

 

  • Large Powder Brush F20: is a large paddle-shaped brush with a fluffy and rounded tip perfect for applying powder products on face adn body.
  • Lip Brush L05: Is great for getting a detailed and defined lip application.

  • Tapered Face Brush F25:  Is a large domed brush with a tapered tip. Ideal for blending of bronzers, blushes and highlighters
  • Powder/Blush Brush F10: A medium round brush great for applying blush.
  • Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush F15: Medium sized tapered duo fiber brush widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Another great brush for applying on blush and highlighters.
  • Tapered Highlighter F35: Great for setting powder under the eye area and also small enough for highlighters and contouring.
  • Large Concealer F65: Large synthetic brush that can be used to apply cream based products to large areas of the face. Can also be used for liquid and cream blushes too.
  • Concealer F75: Is a concealer brush used for smaller areas of the face.

Eye Brushes

 

  • Large Fluff E50: This one is to be a versatile brush ideal for applying and blending products on the eyes and face. I used it for applying eye color all over the lid.
  • Blending E25: Oval shaped brush with chiseled side. Great for blending powder and cream shadows.
  • Tapered Blending E35: fluffy long bristled brush with a tapered tip. This one is great for blending shadows in the crease area of the eye and softening harsh edges.
  • Small Tapered Blending E45: Small domed brush with a tapered tip. Great for adding more definition of color in the crease area of the eye.
  • Short Shader E20: This one is flat, short and slightly rounded & dense brush. This is great for creating a smokey lash line or applying color to the lid area of the eye.
  • Small Eye Liner E10: This is great for a precise line using cream and gel liners.
  • Flat Definer E15: Small and very firm brush that can also be used for lining the eye with powder, cream and liquid liners.

Now that you know what's all inside I decided to give all of my brushes a deep clean before using them. Which I recommend to do with any brush you purchase from any brand. Sigma recommend to use a mild soap or baby shampoo to care for the brush. So, as a result I used baby shampoo. While washing my large face brushes I did notice a little bit of black dye in the water while washing them. This did not alarm me too much because I had the same thing happened to me when I washes my brushes from Sephora and MAC, just saying. As far as shedding, very minimal. The large fluff E50 shed like 5 hairs and the tapered face brush shed very little. So nothing to the extreme, so far. Now that my brushes are all clean I will wait for them to dry and begin to use them everyday to see how they maintain over a 30 day trial run.

 

December 14th
I have used the brushes for over 30 days and I have to say that the brushes worked wonderfully for me. They applied my makeup just as beautiful as the other brushes I own in my my up collection and I own a variety from MAC, Sephora, NARS, Sonia Kashuk and others. During the trial period I did make sure to wash my brushes 1 every week and I have not experience any severe fall out of bristles, blending or ferrules falling apart either. I personally fee that if a consumer experience this issue they should really contact Sigma because I am sure that they would replace your brushes if you experience this issue just like any other makeup retailer would do.

As far as makeup application I was able to create some beautiful looks with all of the eye and face brushes. The only brush that was a minor issue was the fluff brush. That did shed for me, but not to the point of returning. Other than that I love the rest of the brushes I just wish that instead of having a large concealer brush in this kit they should have added a foundation brush just so the consumer can purchase one kit and not have to add on to something that is so crucial to makeup application.

Overall, I feel the Sigma Premium Professional brush kit is a great kit for someone this is getting started in makeup. Whether you are a new makeup artist on a budget or you are just a makeup diva wanting some fabulous brushes to enhance your everyday makeup look. This kit is very affordable being that you get 15 nice quality brushes for only $149. However if you are used to High end makeup brushes then stick to them, but with Sigma beauty you have a chance to get started without breaking the bank. As, a result I personally will continue to use this brush for I like them a lot and my future clients will get a chance to enjoy them while getting fabulous during their consultations.

The Video Review

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