LOOSE PIGMENTS FOR BEGINNERS

Loose Pigments for Beginners

Pigments – those little bottles packed with loose powder, often in fun, bright colors and metallic finishes – are arguably one of the most mysterious beauty products. Two of the most beloved beauty brands – MAC and Make Up For Ever – have extensive pigment lines, but most people don’t know much about the powdery product. So, what is a pigment? It’s essentially a loose powder with a high concentration of color. The benefit of using pigments, instead of pressed powder, is it’s a major beauty multi-tasker. Use pigments everywhere from your eyes, cheeks, lips, body…even in your hair! The range is endless – from matte neutrals to brights to glitters to metallics to duochrome finishes. It’s a whole new world of beauty. Read on for the ultimate guide to loose pigments for beginners.

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VACATION BEAUTY: PACKING LIST

Vacation Beauty Packing List

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

Beauty Oils 101

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

DIY Makeup Organizer

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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