SKINCARE

20 Cheat Sheets to Help You Up Your Makeup Game

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words…and that’s especially true when it comes to makeup. From infographs to pictorials, we’ve rounded up twenty visuals that will help you make sense of your makeup. Whether you’re a newbie who wants to learn the basics or a total beauty addict who wouldn’t mind a refresher course, we can almost guarantee you’ll learn something new! Keep reading to discover these game-changing beauty charts.

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Why Women Should Consider Shaving Their Faces

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The taboo has finally been broken. Women shaving their faces is one beauty ritual that has been done for decades behind closed doors. Both Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, two of the most legendary beauties in Hollywood, were fans of the hair removal technique. Facial shaving removes peach fuzz and takes off the top layer of dead skin, which allows skincare to absorb better and makeup to sit more naturally on your face. Shaving also increases cell turnover rates, essentially acting as an excellent anti-aging tool and exfoliator – ever wonder why men tend to look about five years younger than they really are? All kidding aside, keep reading to learn about facial shaving and see if it’s right for you.

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Extravagant Holiday Gifts for the Ultimate Beauty Addict

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Holiday time is the season of giving, but what do you give the beauty lover who already has everything? Scroll through for the most opulent, extravagant, unnecessary-but-definitely-covetable beauty gifts out there. From a lifetime supply of La Mer to caviar-infused facial cream encased in an actual caviar server to a fifty-piece Tom Ford lipstick collection, each gift is more luxurious than the last!

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25 Ways to Use Coconut Oil: Beauty Edition!

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There are lots of multi-tasking beauty products out there: a lipstick that doubles as blush, shampoo that can work as a body wash…but how many products have literally dozens of possible uses? Coconut oil is one of a kind. While it was originally intended for cooking purposes, beauty addicts soon caught on. This cure-all product can do everything from moisturize skin to whiten teeth to keep hair shiny and healthy. One of the best things about this natural, organic oil is it’s easy to find: visit almost any supermarket or health food store, and odds are you’ll see coconut oil on the shelves. Grab a big tub, and use it for everything from your dinner to your skincare routine! Read on for 25 of our favorite beauty uses for the miracle product that is coconut oil.

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I Tried a 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine…Here’s What Happened

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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!

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10 DIY BEAUTY HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

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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.

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The Coolest Beauty Boxes You Probably Haven’t Heard Of! We’re so excited to offer you 25% off of the first month of your Scentbird subscription!! If you sign up now through November 21st, use the code Pampadour25 at checkout to redeem the offer.

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If you’re a beauty addict, odds are you’re subscribed to one or two (maybe more…we don’t judge!) beauty boxes. I count down the days until I receive my new Ipsy bag every month. We all know and love Birchbox, Ipsy and GlossyBox, but there are so many incredible subscription boxes out there that you’ve probably never heard of. Keep reading for six different ones that you need to check out!

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Labor Day 2015 Beauty Sales You Need to Know

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As summer comes to an end, the most beloved brands are giving their loyal customers a parting gift: deep discounts on their hottest products! This weekend, brands are slashing prices and offering great bargain buys. We’ve made it easy for you and scoured through emails and Instagram alerts to round up the sales you need to know about this long weekend. Keep reading to see what sales are going on, and make sure to share your finds on Pampadour!

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10 Ways to Take Off the Most Stubborn Makeup!

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I have a pack of Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes on my nightstand, and I swear by them. Quick, easy, refreshing and convenient, but sometimes a towelette just isn’t enough. For those waterproof-mascara, heavy-duty-foundation nights, you’re going to need something a little stronger to get all the residue off your face. Whether you’re into store bought items or DIY ideas, there are tons of different ways to remove stubborn makeup. Get inspired by checking out our ten favorite makeup removal methods, below. Some might really surprise you!

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10 Makeup Looks You Need to Try Before Summer Ends!

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This summer has been filled with some of the boldest, most creative and exciting beauty trends ever. From bright lips to colored graphic liner, the looks are eye-catching and gorgeous. Read on for our ten favorite summer beauty trends, and the products you need to recreate them yourself. Think of it as an end-of-summer beauty bucket list. How many can you try before Labor Day rolls around?

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