Stories by Sharon J. Yi

6 Best Beauty Boosting Supplements and Drinks -- and the Worst

Sure, cutting out McDonald's would help clear up your complexion, eating omega-3-packed fish like salmon would strengthen your hair and nails and exercising five times a week for longer than 20 minutes would help with the cellulite -- but seriously, who has the time or energy for all of that?   See supplements


13 Best Eye Creams for 2014

If you're one of the many women who think eye creams are just another way for the cosmetic industry to get you to buy more skin care products, dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD, PA, says you should reconsider. The skin around your eye is the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body, and therefore the most sensitive, he says. So using a cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial, especially as you age. 

   See eye creams


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


10 Retro Hairstyles That Are Hot Right Now

Let's play a little game: What comes to mind when you think of the 1920s, 1940s, and 1960s? If you think sleek bobs, pin curls, and bouncy blowouts, then you're just like us: hair-obsessed.   Go retro


12 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you're like most of us, you may be guilty of getting ahead of yourself sometimes. You get home from a first date and spend the rest of the night imagining your wedding day and the number of kids you'll have. You start thinking about a baby room, browsing Home Depot for the perfect duck wallpaper -- even though you haven't so much as kissed the guy. The same goes for makeup. Before any of the groundwork is laid, you meticulously layer on eye shadows, liners and mascara before priming. And the next thing you know, all of your hard work has smudged off your face. We know: We're guilty of these jump-the-gun habits too.   See them now


12 Best Drugstore Mascaras for 2014

Stubborn, hard to reach, and too short! No, we're not describing that guy who never called you back. We're, unfortunately, talking about our eyelashes. Some of us weren't blessed with gorgeous, bat-worthy lashes like certain celebrities we love to hate. So if good ol' genetics didn't bless us with full lashes, and we don't have the time to apply falsies every day, what's a girl to do?   See mascaras


6 Best Lip Plumper Products -- and the 4 Worst

Lip plumper: It's a cheap, easy way to get fuller, bee-stung lips à la Angelina Jolie instantly, no needles necessary.   See lip plumpers


9 Best Hair Color Products

We all love getting pampered at the salon, but when we have to spend $15 for someone to wash our hair, $80 for the color and another $50 for a blow dry ... we've got to consider that there may be better ways to spend our money, agreed? Our philosophy at Total Beauty is -- if we can do it at-home for a fraction of the cost, why not try? In the spirit of that thought, we combed through our thousands of reviews on at-home hair color to discover the products you, our loyal readers, deem topnotch. These winning boxes boast colors that are brilliant and true, long lasting, capable of fully covering grays, and best of all -- they leave hair shiny and actually soft to the touch. These are truly a new generation of at-home hair color products because we no longer have to sacrifice the health of our hair to have a gorgeous new hue.   See products


4 Pinterest Workouts That Kicked My Lazy Butt

For whatever reason, there's this prevailing idea that all beauty editors are skinny girls who eat salads, down shots of wheat grass, and live to take spin classes.   See workouts


How to Look Hot in 10 Years

I have a 35-year-old friend who tells me all the time to enjoy my crow's-feet-free eyes and sunspot-less skin. She waxes poetic about "when she was my age" like she's my grandmother, wistfully telling me stories about a time before she had to spend $300 a month on anti-aging serums and night creams.   Look hot in 10 years


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