12 Sneaky Sodium Traps Sabotaging Your Looks

Erase under-eye bags and shrink your belly by avoiding these surprisingly salty offenders

The Best Beauty Looks from the MTV Movie Awards

Big waves, nude lips and spring pastels prove that less is more

Hair Loss Happens. Here's What to Do About It

Thinning hair isn't just a guy thing. We've got the skinny on the best products and ingredients to fatten up your locks

TotalBeauty.com Awards 2014: Best Body Products

Lather, scrub and spritz your way to oh-so-pretty skin from head to toe with the best body products of the year

10 Secrets I Learned at Makeup Artist School

You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smoky eye turns out perfectly.   See cheat sheet


April 15, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  187 COMMENTS
Outrageous Expenditure of the Day

$450 on a face cream. $850 for a pair of red-soled shoes. $4.50 for a cup of Joe. We in the western world sure seem to drop decidedly large amounts of dollars on some seemingly un-necessary items.   read more


April 15, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  COMMENT
How Your Brain Tricks Your Hormones Into Feeling Full

It's not just what we eat, but what we think we're eating that matters. At least according to new anecdotal research from Alia Crum, a clinical psychologist at Columbia Business School in New York.   read more


April 15, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Revealed: What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

It's no secret that America is one big over-flowing crucible of every race, creed and nationality. And if, as National Geographic did, you stop to consider the genetic effects that multi-racial couplings is having on the way we look, it's pretty amazing.   read more


April 15, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Bindis Are The Cultural Appropriation Du Jour At Coachella

• Oh geez. First there was the ubiquitous Coachella native headdress. And now the cultural appropriation du jour is apparently the bindi. Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland, and a slew of other celebs were spotted wearing them at the music festival over the weekend. Why is the bindi bad (to wear to a music festival if you're not an Indian person)? "The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance. It is also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame, and it is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol ... It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed." Got it? [The Gloss]   read more


April 15, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
What to Wear to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and More

1. Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++, $48
For a fresh and dewy festival face, I love a great CC cream with SPF to protect and hydrate my skin for all day wear. It's the perfect amount of coverage without being too heavy.   read more


April 14, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
This Definitely Isn't Your Grandma's Prom Accessory

You only have to get a gander at the gowns in stores to know that Prom has changed a lot since you were a kid.   read more


April 14, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  COMMENT
6 Best Body Firming Products -- and the 2 Worst

Of all the wacky things sci-fi scientists are working on, whether it's creating adamantium-infused bones a la Wolverine, or perfecting human cloning, we sincerely hope they're also working on creating miracle skin care products that you can massage on your "trouble areas" to make cellulite instantly disappear.   See products


April 14, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  21 COMMENTS
Serious Stuff: Your Bra May Be Killing You

The American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Foundation may insist it's not true, but according to the irrefutable results of a half dozen credible studies conducted over the past two decades, wearing a bra significantly increases your chances of getting breast cancer.   read more


April 14, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
This Is What Real Natural Beauty Looks Like

Are there boundaries to how we like our "natural beauty"? It seems everywhere you go, there are ads touting the idea that women should embrace their natural charms. But is there a limit to all that naturalness? What about armpit hair? Photographer Ben Hopper's photo series "Natural Beauty" attempts to find out.   read more


April 14, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT

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