The Most Out-There Japanese Fashion from the Past 30 Years

We're always enthralled by the bold, cutting edge style that comes out of Japan. Makeup artist-turned-cosmetics giant Shu Uemera was a legend in his day -- a genius at creating groundbreaking, haute makeup looks with his eponymous line. "Future Beauty," an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, reminded us of his sharp, forward-thinking aesthetic. The show features 80 spectacular gowns by 31 top Japanese designers, including Issey Miyake and Junya Watanabe. "The exhibition shows how Japanese fashion design launched itself on the world stage in the 1980s. Japanese fashion designers at that time developed breathtaking aesthetic positions that subsequently influenced a younger generation of Western designers including Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Alexander McQueen," said the SAM's curator of modern and contemporary art Catharina Manchanda.   read more

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20 Best Drugstore Beauty Products

We can all agree -- there is something deeply satisfying about saving money, no matter how subatomic the amount. Think about the last time you were at the grocery store and the sales clerk handed over your receipt saying, "Thank you Miss [Bargain Huntress], you've saved so-and-so dollars." You get kind of a rush, right? That's because knowing you're getting what you need for cheaper, for even pennies less, is a triumph. Now imagine snagging your beloved beauty essentials for a fraction of the price. If you're anything like us, saving a dead president or two on beauty products feels way better than saving on tomatoes. Are you with us?   See bargains

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8 Beauty Inventions That Changed Our Lives

From express laser facials to nail polish strips, we'd be rolling in the Benjamins if only we'd thought of these genius beauty inventions first   read more

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What's Wrong With Her Face?

What happens when you take a natural and stunning beauty, and surrender her portrait to the harsh pen of a plastic surgeon? Her picture ends up with more marks, crosses, and dotted lines than a road map.   read more

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Secrets of Hollywood's Leading Men: Did You-Know-Who Get a Nose Job?

When I'm flipping through People's Sexiest Man Alive edition, I always wonder, 'Why can't I find a man who looks like this in the real world?' The answer: Many of them have had work done. And I can't really blame them -- it's their job to look good on the silver screen. Plenty of aging stars have admitted to getting plastic surgery (it seems as acceptable and expected as a second or third wife). But one look at some of these before/after pics and it's clear that not all male plastic surgery is a success.   read more

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12 Best Drugstore Mascaras for 2014

Stubborn, hard to reach, and too short! No, we're not describing that guy who never called you back. We're, unfortunately, talking about our eyelashes. To get bat-worthy lashes, we turn to the most essential of all makeup: mascara. But not all mascaras are created equal, and that's where this list of best mascaras comes in. A good mascara can lengthen, volumize and curl your lashes, and is flake- and smudge-proof.   See mascaras

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The Royal Baby Beauty Care Package for Kate & Will

Move over North West, there's a new star baby in town, and this one's royalty for real. Kate Middleton gave birth this morning to a baby boy and although we want to give the royal mum and dad plenty of private time, we have to give in just a little bit to our fascination with Buckingham's new bundle of joy.   read more

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Revamp Your Beach Routine

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Revamp Your Beach Routine

Impromptu beach day! That means you're scrambling to grab your bikini and chick lit for some sunning and guilty pleasure reading. But chances are you've been using the same tattered straw tote bag (you know, the one with the broken bamboo handle?) and that same bottle of SPF from, like, six years ago.   read more

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The Ultimate Beauty Bucket List

There are two kinds of bucket lists. One involves smug, self-congratulating posts on Facebook about death-defying, overachieving feats no one really cares about but you. The other is the one we should be plotting out in the hopes that, when we do finally kick the bucket, we look fabulous. Because no one will remember you taught yourself to knit or did a handstand on the Great Wall of China. But they will talk about your 70-year-old skin looking rosy and fresh like a newborn baby's butt.   read more

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40 is the New Hot

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40 is the New Hot

Everyday, people get worked up about the lack of diversity on runways. Just take a look at thewomen who staged a protest in front of Victoria's Secret in their skivvies. Go, ladies! Score one for another trend we're seeing: middle-aged models getting major campaings.   read more

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There's so much health & beauty information available that it's sometimes hard to sort through it all. Fortunately, Total Beauty has a health and beauty guide that will take the guesswork out of finding the best products, advice, and tips for you. You'll be able to find the information you're looking for by checking out our articles, galleries, and videos, any time, day or night.



Taking care of your health is very important and if you can look good in the process, it's an added bonus. Usually, eating well and exercising will help you stay beautiful naturally, but there will always be pesky beauty problems that pop up (we're looking at you, backne). When that happens, it may be tempting to try some outlandish trick that you heard about through the grapevine or outrageously expensive tonic your favorite celebrity swears by. We say listen to the experts and you'll be able to take care of your health and appearance, while getting the most bang for your buck. With Total Beauty, you'll always have a resource where you can find expert advice on the best ways to take care of yourself using natural, gentle products and tried and true techniques.

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