16 Best Concealers

Bags, blemishes, redness and under eye circles aren't your friends. But, face makeup, such as the best concealer that allows you to cover those imperfections, is not only your friend, but your closest confidant.   read more

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17 Best Face Cleansers

When it comes to the art of face washing, we ladies take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial twice a day. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake (even when we likely get less than six hours of sleep). And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.   See cleansers

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17 Best Body Washes

We're the first to admit we have a serious addiction to bath products. There's just such a wealth of amazing body washes out there -- at really reasonable prices -- to resist buying one too many shower gels, creams or oils.   See list

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10 Best Dry Shampoos -- and the 2 Worst

If you're as busy as we are, you typically don't wash and dry your hair every morning -- after all, it can be a long, arduous process full of waiting, heating and styling. Which is why we don't know what we ever did before the invention of dry shampoo. Talk about an absolute game changer.   See dry shampoos

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17 Best Mascaras

We all want long, lush lashes that make our eyes pop, but only the best mascaras can get the job done. We're talking those holy grail mascaras with wands that grab and coat every last lash, formulas that let you layer without clumps and give you the volume, length and definition you crave -- all day long, without smudging. Is that really so much to ask?   See mascaras

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8 Best Razors for Women

For most of us, shaving isn't exactly the highlight of our beauty routine. If you're not armed with the best razor for women, razor burn, nicked skin and allergic reactions can be common occurrences. Fortunately, our trustworthy TotalBeauty.com reviewers have shaved their way through the masses to identify best razors on the market.   read more

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11 Best Self-Tanners

The last thing you want to hear in your head after slathering on a self-tanner is that Oompa-Loompa song. We've all been duped by too-orange self-tanners, no? Nothing's worse than trying to do the right thing by avoiding the sun and arduously applying a tanning lotion, cream, foam, gel or spray to your body, only to wind up with dark elbows and streaky legs.   See products

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10 Best Eczema Treatments Under $14

Finding effective eczema treatments is a tricky business. Anyone who suffers from eczema can tell you how hard it is to find a product that will provide more than just temporary relief. When your dry, itchy skin keeps you up and scratching all night, it's time to take some action. For some eczema sufferers, this means turning to prescription creams or even steroids (yep, steroids) to control the pain.   See products

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17 Best Night Creams

Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there's a way you can do even better? What if we told you there's one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?   See night creams

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15 Best Classic Beauty Products

We call them classic beauty products for a reason. They've been around for ages and have become staples in our makeup bags and bathroom cabinets. You know the classic beauty products we're talking about -- the ones your mother (or even grandmother) used that eventually (against your strongest will) became your favorites.   See products

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7 Best Hair Waxes

HAIRSTYLES

7 Best Hair Waxes

Hair wax is the unsung hero of the hairstyling world, but unless you have short hair, you probably aren't aware of its styling versatility. When you find the best hair wax, it will add texture, tame flyaways and manage frizzy locks -- whether you have curly, straight, long or short hair. The only problem? There is a ton of hair wax out there, so how is a girl to determine which hair products are best for her? That's where our readers come in.   read more

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11 Best CC Creams for Flawless Skin

The best CC creams give you radiant and even-toned skin, and set the stage for the rest of your makeup -- making heavy foundation and layers of powder unnecessary. Over the past several years, the best CC creams have inspired many women to give up heavy foundation, thanks to the natural, skin-perfecting coverage they offer.   read more

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13 Best Face Masks

SKIN CARE

13 Best Face Masks

Face masks are an undeniably satisfying part of the spa visit, as there's nothing quite like the feeling of pampering yourself and giving your skin some much needed TLC. While, massages, hot tubs and aromatic meditation rooms also rank high on the self-indulgence scale, spoiling yourself with a facial mask takes the cake. Who can resist the relaxation time and skincare benefits?   read more

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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

HEALTH & BEAUTY

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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