LORAC’s huge Mega PRO Palette 2 is a dream come true for any eyeshadow lover. With a versatile combination of shimmers and mattes in a wide variety of colors, the possible looks are endless.by
Halloween is tomorrow! Let your nails do the talking with some festive nail art. Fun nail art can take your look to the next level. If you’re going out sans costume, your nails can take center stage…or you can complement your costume with nail art that will add an extra oomph. Get inspired with some of our favorite designs from Instagram!by
For years, I’d accepted that I had good, not great or flawless, skin. I would get the occasional breakout, get a little oily in my T-zone – all things I could solve with a blemish treatment or toner. Over the past few months, I began seeing blog posts and photos of girls with perfect skin who attributed it to one thing: Korean skincare. Safe to say, I was intrigued. Could I potentially wake up to skin that wouldn’t have to be concealed and covered up with makeup? Could my dark spots fade without pricey laser treatments? I began looking into this miracle routine, to see if I could picture doing it everyday. When I saw that the typical regimen involved ten steps (twice a day!), it was daunting. Ten steps?! Before I began this routine, I would give myself a huge pat on the back if I managed to cleanse, tone and moisturize at night…now I’m expected to add seven more products to that routine? Twice a day? Insanity.
I gave up before I even started, but for whatever reason, Korean beauty wouldn’t escape my mind. I just had to give it a shot; see if it could really give me dewy, beautiful skin. About a month ago, I decided to take the plunge. I began doing the ten-step Korean skincare routine, and I’m proud to say I’ve kept it up. The first week was tough – so many steps – but it gets easier. I actually look forward to it now. At night, I take my time – I play music, put on masks a few times a week…it feels like a little spa day. During my hectic mornings, I go through the steps at a quicker pace: I can get through the entire process in 10-12 minutes. Keep reading for all of the steps, the products I use and how my skin has changed as a result of K-beauty!by
Gel eyeliner is like the Goldilocks of liners. More precise than pencil and easier to use than liquid, gel is just right. If you’re a gel liner newbie, it can take a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but with the right tools and technique, it’s pretty simple. Read on for our favorite gel liners (at every price point!) and the right brushes to get that perfect swipe.by
LORAC’s Mega PRO Palette 2 is every eyeshadow lover’s dream. Any color you could possibly want – neutrals, pastels, jewel tones, mattes, shimmers – are in this sleek, blue kit. On top of that, the quality of LORAC’s shadows are incomparable: buttery, pigmented, easy to blend. LORAC is an eyeshadow master. Pampadour is so excited to announce we are giving away one of these limited edition palettes away to a lucky user! Just share your favorite eye products and looks on the Pampadour feed with the hashtag #LORAC for a chance to win.
Read on for official rules. Good luck!by
The Pampadour team has always been a big fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow palettes. At $30-35, these palettes are less expensive than many others on the market, but the qualtiy and packaging is straight-up luxury. The shadows are so pigmented, versatile and unique. The sets always include transition shades, neutrals, pops of color and crease options, so all you need is one palette to create infinite looks. The new, incredibly gorgeous Self-Made Palette just might be Anastasia’s best palette yet. Keep reading for some of the prettiest Self-Made looks (like the one by Emilia Jaskiewicz, above) and tutorials so you can learn how to recreate them at home!by
I’ve been getting very into skincare recently, and last week I started looking at the ingredients in some of my favorite products. While most of my products are incredible and I can’t bear to part with them, I was a little turned off by how unnatural and chemical-y the ingredients sounded. Long paragraphs full of things like ‘Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,’ ‘Phenoxyethanol’ and ‘Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate’…no, thank you. I’m sure these components wouldn’t be included in our beloved skincare products if they weren’t safe to use, but something about putting something on my face that I cannot pronounce rubs me the wrong way. That’s why I’ve been researching DIY beauty and skincare hacks that can be whipped up with things that are probably already in my kitchen! Keep reading for the coolest, most creative and easy-to-make hacks I’ve found.by
Pink ribbon season is upon us: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month, feel good about your beauty buys by going pink. Many of your favorite brands are releasing limited edition products that are dedicated to raising awareness and donating proceeds towards finding a cure. Read on for some of our favorite BCA beauty products this year. From lipstick to perfume, do your part and give back this October!by
Halloween, also known as every beauty lover’s favorite holiday, is right around the corner. It’s the one night that you are encouraged to go as bold, loud and creative with your makeup as you want! Whether you’re into more classic looks or want to go all-out with something spooky and scary, there’s a tutorial for you. Keep reading for some of the best looks we’ve spotted on YouTube and get inspired.by
Liquid lipstick is here to stay, and it’s clear why. This genius lippie combines the longevity of a lip stain, the opacity of lipstick and the convenient wand application of a gloss. Everyone, from professional makeup artists to YouTube gurus, seems to be a fan. The first time you try to apply a liquid lipstick, it can be daunting. There’s a technique that you have to master, or this miracle product can turn into an unruly mess. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to applying liquid lipstick like a pro, and join the lippie revolution!by