9 Highlighters for a Next-Level Summer Glow

Move over, contour powder. It's time to adjust your makeup for the sweltering summer days. This season is all about strategically placed shimmer that defines your cheekbones and gives you an ethereal glow.   read more

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7 Fun Summer Makeup Looks for Every Occasion

It's official: backyard/patio/pool season is upon us. And the best thing about it? For us, it's the makeup looks. (Rosé is a close second.)   read more

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7 Best Wen Products -- and the 2 Worst

You've probably seen a Wen infomercial, or at least heard of the all-natural brand with a cult-like following. Wen was created by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean, and is "a new approach to the way you cleanse your hair." In addition to hair products, there are also all-natural body products in the Wen line … and the beauty-obsessed go crazy for both. Here, the eight Wen products TotalBeauty.com reviewers love -- and the two products they simply can't stand.   See products

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How to Win Best-Dressed at Your Fourth of July Barbecue

Dressing on-theme for a holiday get-together without looking absurd is no small task. It's especially tricky on the Fourth of July, when the color palette and pattern options are fairly limited. (As it turns out, stars and stripes tend to look better on a flagpole than a human body). That's why we put together this roundup of chic Independence Day outfit inspo. Scroll through for 10 outfit ideas that are totally wearable, and click on the links throughout to recreate each look.   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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8 New Beauty Products to Scoop Up This July

If I could only write about one category of beauty product for the rest of my career, it would be skin care. Which is why I'm so excited about the new products launching in July: There's a lot of skin care. From the best-selling cleansing oil in Korea (you'll be shocked to learn the brand) to a cooling, moisturizing cucumber mist you can pick up at Target to an overnight moisture mask made with snow mushroom, there are some fascinating skin care buys this month. You'll also find the prettiest new line of lip gloss, a gorgeous candle and so much more. Ready to shop? I certainly am.   read more

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12 Unexpectedly Chic Fourth of July Manis

I love anything Fourth-of-July themed (hello red, white and blue cupcakes!), but when it comes to nails, I'm declaring independence from cheesy patriotic designs. The founding fathers totally would have wanted it that way.   read more

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31 Irresistible Summer Nail Colors You Need This Season

Nothing ushers us into summer like a bright, beaming manicure. And this summer, nail colors are more spirited than ever. Say goodbye to spring's gentle pastels and the dark, brooding colors of winter -- unlike your typical summertime palette, nail colors this year are taking on a newer, friskier personality.   read more

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12 Best Sunscreens -- and the 2 Worst

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D., of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least 15 daily." For prolonged sun exposure (anything more than the incidental exposure you might get from driving or working near a window), she recommends an SPF of 30 above with a water-resistant formula. She also suggests choosing a sunscreen containing titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone or mexoryl as its active ingredient.   See sunscreens

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