Stories by Cinya Burton

7 Underground Brands You're Not Using...Yet

CoverGirl. Maybelline. MAC.

These are brands that every makeup-wearing girl knows and loves. We've been saying, "because I'm worth it" for years and have stayed loyal to the brands ruling our drugstores and department stores for good reason: They have tons of cult-classic items that have wowed us since we bought our first lipstick. Hey, it's easier to go with a label you trust than some underground brand you've never heard of, right?   See brands


DIY Makeup: Create Your Own Makeup Cocktails

Still searching for the perfect shade of lip gloss or foundation? It may already be in your makeup bag. Find out how to create custom DIY makeup like the pros   Find out how


7 Makeup Must-Haves for the Gym

I have my fair share of dirty little secrets. Take, for instance, the fact that I'm a closet Battlestar Galactica fan or that I chow down on olives by the can. Oh, and here's another, I always wear makeup to the gym.   Get makeup


Bridal Headpiece Inspiration

The biggest trend in bridal accessories this season? Gorgeous headpieces. From floral to diamond, check out the most popular styles   read more


7 Nail Essentials from Celebrity Manicurist April Foreman

Red Carpet looks are inspiring, but what really stirs up discussions in the Total Beauty office are the often-overlooked celebrity manicures.   Get nail essentials


African-American Beauty Myths -- Busted!

I'm ashamed to admit this, but for most of my teen years, I didn't wear sunscreen. Not only would I skip the SPF, but my friends and I happily tossed the tanning oil to each other while joking: "Black don't crack!"   Get Tips


7 Best Summer Hairstyles of 2012

Few things are less sexy -- or downright uncomfortable -- than a mass of hair stuck to your sweaty neck and face.   See Pictures


What's the Best Ponytail for Your Face Shape?

Turns out there's more to throwing your hair up than you think. Follow this easy guide to discover which ponytails work best with your face shape   Get tips


Lazy Girl's Guide to Grooming

Are you too lethargic to have anything that even slightly resembles a beauty routine? We've got your back, lazy girls. Here's a slew of shortcuts to help even the most indolent among us get with the grooming program   Get tips


12 Best and Worst Mom Haircuts

It almost seems like a rite of passage: become a mom; get a bad "mom cut." You know the one -- the short hairstyle that's way too short and not flattering for your face shape. The one you got on an "I need a change!" whim.   See trends


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