The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop

Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.   read more

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11 Genius Bathroom Organization Ideas

So there I was, lingering in a steamy, fragrant bubble bath, mulling over which of my dozens of TotalBeauty.com Award-winning products I was going to try, when my new plastic shower caddy broke under the weight of my bath product bounty and a family-size bottle of DHC shampoo fell on my head. It was my Isaac Newton-apple moment: I was suddenly, and literally, struck by the limitations of most manufactured bathroom organization products.   read more

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12 Best Drugstore Blush Products

The best drugstore blush has a few key characteristics. Not only is it under $15, the best drugstore blush is also easy to blend, highly pigmented, creamy in texture and offers a wide selection of shades. So, how hard is it really to find a quality drugstore blush?   read more

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You're Filling In Your Eyebrows All Wrong

If you've ever found yourself frantically Googling "how to fill in eyebrows," then we have something in common. My sad, scrawny eyebrows just don't grow. (Like many teenagers of the '90s, I was an overzealous tweezer.) But bold eyebrows have been the trend for a while now; so about six months ago, I followed an eyebrow tutorial and started aggressively filling in my brows. I loved the result. Then, one day, my best friend looked at me and said, "Your eyebrow pencil is really obvious."   read more

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9 Best Teeth Whiteners -- and the 2 Worst

The best teeth whitening products will give you a brighter, whiter smile, remove stains from your teeth with ease and won't cost a fortune. But it takes time (and a lot of trial and error) to find the best teeth whitening products on the market. And we don't want to spend a big chunk of our beauty budget on some unpleasant, bank-breaking teeth whitening system that doesn't produce results. To help you navigate the ever-increasing number of teeth whitening products out there, we had TotalBeauty.com readers test a range of teeth whitening products. Check out their reviews to find out which teeth whitening products will whiten and brighten your grin, and which will give you nothing but trouble.   read more

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Yes, You Can Use Retinol Around Your Eyes

You probably already know that retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients in your skin care arsenal.   read more

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11 Best Eyelash Products

An informal office poll revealed we all have a commonality on our beauty wish lists: long eyelashes. And our readers want them, too. They've tried multiple products on the market ranging from eyelash growth products to mascara bases and conditioning eyelash primers.   read more

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Look of the Day

If there's one celeb who walks off a (private) plane looking red-carpet ready, it's Kim Kardashian. In true Kim K fashion, the beauty queen strolled off her jet in the Hamptons this past weekend rocking a messy topknot hairstylist Justine Marjan whipped up in the air. Here's how Marjan created the look:   read more

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps

Never learned how to fishtail braid? You're not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking 'do might look intimidating. But it's important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie -- no hot tools or hair products necessary.   See tutorial

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