13 Purple Lipsticks You Never Knew You Needed

Orange may be the new black, but when it comes to lipstick, we can make a pretty good argument that purple is the new red. This cool hue has already become the reigning "it" hair color, and as celebs like Aishwarya Rai, Lupita Nyong'o and Solange have shown us, a purple pout looks pretty damn good too. To prove it, we swatched (and photographed) all of the hottest purple lipsticks -- from ladylike lavenders to vampy violets, and all the grapes, eggplants and plums in between -- so you can pin down your signature purple shade. (Besides, don't you think your go-to pinks and reds deserve a break?)   read more

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The 15 Best Ponytails of All Time, Ranked

There are ponytails and then there are ponytails. The simple, hit-the-gym style can be so much more. Whether it's sleek, textured, high, low or finished with a bow, a great ponytail can work for even the most glamorous occasion -- as these celebs know all too well.   read more

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14 Best Powders

When it comes to face makeup, most of us will go to amazing lengths in order to find that perfect product. That one foundation, powder or concealer that completely hides spots, minimizes lines and creates an overall flawless finish. (Does one such product even exist?!) We will spend a ton of cash -- maybe not on one product, but on the hundreds we've tested in a lifetime -- read reviews until we're dizzy and, of course, allow makeup artist after makeup artist to convince us that their product is the best. That's a lot of work for a category of makeup that shouldn't really get noticed, right? Well, in order to put an end to this madness and to hopefully save you a few bucks, we thought we'd share a list of the top-rated face powders according to our readers.   See powders

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27 Wrist Tattoos That Are Anything But Basic

A wrist tattoo could be the ideal ink. You can flaunt it without disrobing, yet you can just as easily conceal it with a strategically stack of bangles (think: when meeting the BF's straight-laced parents). Plus, the wrist's limited real estate lends itself to the tasteful tiny tattoos we love so much.   read more

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9 New Peel Pads That Make Exfoliating Easy

If a facial peel still makes you think of that "SATC" episode where Samantha has to hide her red, blistering face behind a veil, it's time to reconsider. Most new peels have minimal downtime, and there are even at-home peel pads that make skin look instantly better.   read more

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18 Hair Accessories That Work After 30

When you think of hair accessories, do you imagine a flower girl with a crown of daisies around her head? The blue ribbons you tied at the end of your pigtails before cheering at your high school's football game? Or the pink polka-dot bow you begged your mom to buy you on that family trip to Disneyland.   See accessories

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20 Harry Potter Spells Every Beauty Junkie Wishes Were Real

Though the credits have rolled on the final Harry Potter film, J.K. Rowling's world lives on forever in the hearts of true, ride-or-die Potterheads. The wizards and witches among us know the core Harry Potter spells better than we know our own country's state capitals: "Wingardium Leviosa" levitates; "Expelliarmus," disarms; "Expecto Patronum" defends against Dementors and Lethifolds. Come on, we speak fluent Hogwarts.   read more

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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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