Stories by Allie Flinn

13 Best Makeup Tools

Imagine a world without makeup tools. Scary, right? I'm sure we could probably survive -- plus, these celebrities show that sometimes being tweezer-less is a good thing. But a simple tool like a foundation brush or eyelash curler can make all the difference in your makeup routine. Reviewers agree that these makeup tools do the job.   See tools

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March 4, 2014  |   4:03 PM  |  63 COMMENTS
4 Best Cellulite Treatments -- and the 2 Worst

We hate to break it to you, but around 90% of women will experience cellulite at some point in their lives. It can occur in slender women, and sometimes it doesn't care if you've been diligently dieting or keeping up with your exercise routine. Before you freak out, you should know that there are treatments out there that can help, no surgery required. Click through to see which cellulite treatments reviewers loved -- and which ones wasted their time and money.   read more

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February 21, 2014  |  12:02 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Beauty Dare: NYFW's Red Eye Makeup

Maybe it reminds you of that bout of conjunctivitis you had as a kid. Or the villain in pretty much every horror movie. Suffice it to say that red eyes aren't traditionally considered sexy. That might have changed with Rodarte's presentation at New York Fashion Week, in which models strutted down the runway wearing shimmery, mauve-y red eye shadow and lip colors -- a look that was slightly gothic, slightly ethereal and super daring. The red eye makeup trend also appeared at the fall shows of Trina Turk, Helmut Lang and Suno, among others. Naturally, we had to try out this runway look in real life, using TotalBeauty.com staffer Sarah Czuleger as our model. Here's how we did it.   read more

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February 14, 2014  |   4:02 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
6 Best Scar Treatments

Scars, like accidents, happen. And whether it's the result of a surgery, a stumble or a pimple-popping session gone awry (come on, we've all been there), getting rid of them is no easy feat. With an abundance of scar treatments in the form of lotions, creams and oils that all promise to eliminate any and all evidence of scarring, it can be hard to tell which ones deliver real, lasting results. That's why we turned to our reviewers to see which scar treatments they swear by to get rid of scars. Keep reading to see which scar treatments aren't a complete waste of your time.   read more

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February 13, 2014  |   5:02 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
NYFW Runway Look of the Day

We need to get our hands on this coat, STAT   read more

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February 13, 2014  |  10:02 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
9 Best At-Home Peels -- and the 4 Worst

An at-home peel can uncover brighter, more youthful skin without a trip to the spa or doc. Peels are intended to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, giving the face a smoother, more radiant appearance. When used correctly, they can minimize pores and even diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.   See peels

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February 5, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  31 COMMENTS
13 Best Hairsprays

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13 Best Hairsprays

What did the hairspray say to the strands of hair? I've really got a hold on you. Ba-dum-ching.
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January 27, 2014  |   6:01 PM  |  85 COMMENTS
FYI: You're Washing Your Face All Wrong

How much time do you spend thinking about the way you wash your face? It's the most basic, essential step in your skin care routine, but I'm guessing you spend far more time obsessing over hiding pimples and wrinkles or sopping up the oil slick around your T-zone. Hate to break it to you, but the way you wash your face may be the source of those problems.   read more

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January 26, 2014  |  11:01 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
9 Best Face Cleansing Towelettes

There's nothing better than a splash of cold water on your face in the morning, or washing away the day's grime with your favorite skin care products. But sometimes life happens, you're on the go and it's just not possible to do the whole soap-and-water routine. In this scenario, your best and easiest skin care option is to use a face wipe.   See products

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January 24, 2014  |  11:01 AM  |  41 COMMENTS
Come Ogle MAC's Latest Eye Shadow Offerings

It's official: We can't get enough of MAC. And neither can you -- after all, your reviews put MAC's Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo at the top of our Best Mineral Makeup list.   read more

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January 23, 2014  |   4:01 PM  |  COMMENT
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