How to Master Contouring Once and for All

Contouring. The word alone can strike fear into the heart of makeup novices and pros alike. (After all, there's nothing worse showing up to a date or work event with stripes that make it obvious you just tried contouring for the first time.)   read more

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9 Best Drugstore Foundations Under $15

When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that. Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin -- even when you can't sample them ahead of time.   Drugstore Foundation

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You're Filling In Your Eyebrows All Wrong

If you've ever found yourself frantically Googling "how to fill in eyebrows," then we have something in common. My sad, scrawny eyebrows just don't grow. (Like many teenagers of the '90s, I was an overzealous tweezer.) But bold eyebrows have been the trend for a while now; so about six months ago, I followed an eyebrow tutorial and started aggressively filling in my brows. I loved the result. Then, one day, my best friend looked at me and said, "Your eyebrow pencil is really obvious."   read more

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Editors' Picks: The Best BB Creams

BB cream is suddenly everywhere -- from giant signs in Sephora windows to the best real estate in the drugstores to cosmetic bags around the country. And even us beauty editors (who have to be hypercritical -- it's our job) are excited about this bourgeoning makeup-meets-skin care category.   See products

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9 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

If you find yourself using up an entire pack of blotting paper per day, chances are you're not using the best foundation for oily skin. But don't worry; we're here to help solve your oily skin foundation woes. We scoured the reviews of readers who say they have oily skin, greasy skin and shiny skin to figure out which foundations they rely on to keep them shine-free all day long (even through that dreaded mid-day oil-slick). From matte foundations to foundations that give skin a dewy -- but not greasy -- glow, these are the best foundations for oily skin. Kiss your shiny skin goodbye.   read more

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How to Create Flawless Cat Eye Makeup in 7 Easy Steps

Cat eye makeup is arguably one of the hardest beauty looks to create -- for eyeliner novices and pros alike. That's because a flawless cat eye requires razor-sharp precision to pull off symmetrical feline flicks.   See tips

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We Found the No. 1 Best Foundation For Dry Skin

Those of us with parched, flaky complexions are on a constant hunt to find the best foundation for dry skin. Sometimes it can feel like oily-skinned girls get all the attention. "Ugh, my breakouts!" they lament. But we dry-skinned gals have problems, too. Like everyone else, we want our faces to look airbrushed and smooth, but so many foundations are formulated with drying powders and alcohol, which can cause our skin to look more, shall we say, reptilian than we'd prefer.   read more

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7 Eyebrow Gels for Gorgeous, Feathered Arches

I have vivid memory of being 14 years old (circa 1996) and dragging my mother to no fewer than five drugstores in search of an elusive tube of clear mascara. I must've read about its brow-taming powers in Teen (RIP), and I needed it.   read more

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15 Ways to Rock Winged Eyeliner

When it comes to our eyeliner this year, we're just winging it -- which is to say, we're exploring all the wild and wonderful ways we can wing our eyeliner. Because, as much as we love a classic winged eyeliner look, or even a subtle cat-eye, it never hurts to experiment with eyeliner.   read more

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Here's Why You Don't Have Perfect Eyebrows

Perfect eyebrows can transform your entire look, according to, well, every makeup artist and brow expert we've ever talked to. On the flip side, an unflattering shape or color can instantly make you look angrier, older and otherwise off your game. And though eyebrow trends seem to change by the year -- from pencil thin to Lily Collins-level bold -- there is such a thing as timeless, perfect eyebrows. And yes, it is possible to achieve them all by yourself.   See mistakes

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