16 Best Lipsticks

We kiss with them, we sip with them, we angle them with finesse to create coy little smiles -- they're one of the sexiest parts of the body, and paired with the right gloss, balm, stick or stain, can make an onlooker weak at the knees.   See the products

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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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15 Best Bronzers

We know sunbathing, tanning beds and even spray tanning can cause some serious skin issues, but does that mean we're doomed to be pale and pasty forever? Not a chance. There's still one safe way to get that golden glow, and it's in your makeup bag: bronzer.   See bronzers

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11 Best Drugstore Powder Foundations

Powder foundation can work miracles for oily skin, but let's not kid ourselves: Some powder foundations are simply better than others. Take the ones on this list, for example. Reviewers swear these best drugstore powder foundations work just as well as their expensive counterparts -- for a fraction of the price.   read more

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11 Best Tinted Moisturizers

The best tinted moisturizers are a time-pressed gal's best friend. If, like us, you're a fan of products that speed up your morning beauty routine, then you definitely need to add a tinted moisturizer to your makeup bag if you haven't already. After all, these multi-taskers combine foundation and moisturizer, which eliminates the need for time-consuming layering and helps get us out the door in a flash.   See products

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20 Best Soaps

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20 Best Soaps

Soap was probably the first beauty item you were ever introduced to. But what defines the soap of the new millennium? Considering its humble beginnings in the Roman bathhouses of 312 B.C. -- when soap was made out of goat's tallow, wood ashes and salt -- we've come a long way. Now we've got bars that massage, exfoliate, soothe, moisturize and make you smell heavenly (aka, nothing like wood ashes).   Get soap

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12 Best Sunscreens for Your Face

Not to rain on your summer parade, but here are a few facts that should wake you up from your margarita-and-sun-induced coma, forcing you to take a big whiff of sunscreen: The incidence of melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer) isn't going anywhere -- an estimated 73,870 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the US this year. If that doesn't scare you, this will: 80 percent of the aging that dermatologists see is due to excess sun exposure, since it can break down the collagen and elastin in your skin and cause more wrinkles.   See products

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12 Best Color Protecting Conditioners

Here'a a scenario you might be familiar with: You just walked out of the salon with freshly dyed hair. It's vibrant, it's shiny, it's beautiful and you love it. But then, day after day, your pricey, gorgeous hair color starts swirling down the drain. Not pretty. So what's a girl to do? One word: condition. Okay, let's make it three words: color-protecting conditioner.   See products

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13 Best Body Lotions Under $10

When it comes to what we put on our faces, we'll splurge on the latest anti-aging cream that promises to work miracles on those crow's feet, and tend to spend far too much time dutifully performing each of the six steps in our skin care regimens.   See lotions

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16 Best Toners and Astringents

A common debate rages in the beauty world: Do toners play a critical role in a skin care regimen or are they an unnecessary step in the cleanse-tone-moisturize process?   See products

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11 Best Makeup Primers

Obvious foundation streaks, noticeable pores, redness around the nose -- these are all makeup blunders on par with a glaringly large flake of spinach stuck between your teeth. Napoleon Perdis, celebrity makeup artist and beauty brand founder, says these makeup faux pas can be avoided by adding one simple step to your morning routine: applying makeup primer   Get primers

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25 Best Perfumes

Providing an instant confidence boost with one simple spritz. But finding your signature perfume can prove somewhat challenging with the abundance of musky, floral, citrus or even woodsy notes to choose from.   See fragrances

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14 Best Green Beauty Products

What's the hot trend in beauty? Going green. And we don't mean emerald eye shadow (though we're all for that). We're talking environmentally friendly and plant-based beauty products that not only do wonders for our skin and hair, but are also saving our planet -- one beauty product at a time (how's that for shopping motivation?). Whether you're on the market for natural makeup or are seeking out organic skin care products, we've got the entire organic cosmetics branch covered.   See products

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11 Best At-Home Microdermabrasion Products

If you're thinking about trying microdermabrasion at home, there are a few things you should know about the beauty treatment before you begin. Microdermabrasion uses physical exfoliation to slough away the top layer of skin to give it a healthy glow and help increase cell turnover. If you've been to a spa or dermatologist's office for a microdermabrasion treatment, then you may have loved how each and every dead skin cell was removed, leaving you with softer skin, fewer fine lines and even a reduction in acne.   See products

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The 10 Best Skin Tightening Creams for 2016

Wouldn't it be nice if all the secrets to younger-looking skin were hidden in lotions, potions and OTC creams? The good news is that the best skin tightening creams can help prevent saggy skin, but you have to do your part, as well. In order to reap the benefits of the best skin tightening creams and other game-changing products, you have to make sure to have a well-rounded routine involving UV protection, healthy eating and adequate sleep.   See products

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9 Best Drugstore Acne Products

The war against pimples can be ongoing, but some of the best acne products on the market can be found at the drugstore -- for as little as $1. But between the hundreds of acne treatments out there, how do you know which of these acne products really work? That's where our readers come in.   See products

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12 Best Leave-in Conditioners

For soft, manageable, beautiful strands, it's important to choose the best leave-in conditioner for your hair type. A good leave-in conditioner can help detangle strands, reduce fly-aways, tame frizz and keep curls soft and smooth; a leave-in conditioner that's too heavy can weigh it down or leave it looking greasy.   see products

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14 Best Foundations

When it comes to finding the best foundation, we know you're looking for one that will have you covered no matter what the situation. And depending on your skin needs, that best foundation may be one that provides you with full and long-lasting coverage or perhaps a lighter formula that works well with oily skin. For some individuals the best foundations are those that offer a diverse range of shades or those that won't break the bank while providing users with airbrushed-like skin.   Best foundations

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12 Best Color Protecting Shampoos

The best color protecting shampoo will do exactly what the name implies: Preserve your freshly done, beautiful hair color and keep it (and your hard-earned money) from being washed down the drain. After all, it makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair at a salon only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must.   See products

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11 Best Deodorants -- and the 4 Worst

We've all been there: You're giving a presentation or you're on a first date and instead of focusing on the moment, all you can think is, "Do I have sweat stains? Am I getting white stuff on my dress? Is my dry cleaner going to think I'm stalking him?" In order to find the best deodorant, you've got to go through a lot of bad ones. Luckily, TotalBeauty.com readers aren't shy about sharing what deodorants and antiperspirants work -- and which ones are a (floral-scented) hot mess.   See products

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