VACATION BEAUTY: PACKING LIST

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During a weekend getaway last month, I got a little (very) carried away when packing my beauty products. I ended up lugging five makeup bags stuffed with products for a three day trip…most of which I didn’t touch once. For my upcoming Miami vacation, I decided to be organized and only pack what I really need. Read on for my vacation beauty essentials checklist for stress-free packing!

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BEAUTY OILS 101: Everything You Need to Know

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In recent years, it’s become more and more obvious that oils are a necessary addition to anyone’s skincare and hair routine. Yes, even if you deal with oily skin regularly, you should be using beauty oils…it’s all a matter of finding the right one for you. Oils can combat dryness, protect your skin, make you look younger and keep skin healthy and vibrant. As for hair, it can keep it hydrated, healthy, shiny and more. Read on for a comprehensive guide to beauty oils and find your perfect match!

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How to Contour Your Face: A Guide for Beginners

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A question that always seems to pop up on Pampadour is, “how do I contour my face?! Where do I begin?” Contouring is one of the most useful beauty techniques out there – instant cheekbones? Yes, please! It’s also much easier to do than people seem to think it is. Anyone can learn how to contour; it’s simply a matter of knowing where to place the products, using the right tools and blending away! Read on for a step-by-step guide to achieving a flawless contour.

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Creative, Simple Ways to Organize Your Makeup

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A few months ago, I finally hit my breaking point. I was fed up with reaching blindly into my messy makeup bags and drawers to find the beauty product I was looking for. I could go through six cabinets and drawers before finding my concealer…in my purse. I decided enough was enough – it was time to organize my makeup. I went to my local Bed, Bath & Beyond, bought some acrylic drawers, and I can honestly say it was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. There’s nothing quite like finding the lipstick you’re looking for instantly. The time I spent doing my makeup in the morning was cut in half, and my AMs were much less chaotic. Read on for some of our favorite makeup organizers, plus fun DIY options!

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Review and Swatches

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I was thrilled to receive Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Gloss in the new color Nude In Town. Soap & Glory is one of my absolute favorite brands. Their bath and body products, like the award-winning shea-butter-and-aloe-infused The Righteous Body Butter, are unparalleled in quality and their packaging is irresistible. Read on for my thoughts on their newest addition, plus check out some swatches!

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Pampadour Casting Call

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Attention, Beauty Junkies! We are excited to launch our first Pampadour Casting Call. To qualify and enter please send us videos or clips in .mp4 or .mov format, of your makeup tutorials/how-to’s/swatch guides for a chance to be featured by Pampadour. We will share our favorite videos on Pampadour’s channels. A lucky few will have an interview spotlight on our blog! Gain exposure, make connections and share your beauty.

Send your beauty videos (the specific topic is up to you. Favorite dupes, how to contour, etc.) to CONTACT@PAMPADOUR.COM with ‘Casting Call’ as the email subject. The video should be taken with good lighting, in a .mp4 or .mov format.

We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us – get creative and have fun!

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Trend Alert: Graphic Liner

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Graphic liner has been a consistent trend on the runways for a few seasons now, but it seems like the creative look will finally break into the mainstream this year. Check out our favorite graphic liner looks below. Also, keep reading for product recommendations and tips to pull off the daring look yourself…it’s easier than you think!

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