11 Outrageous Makeup Looks You've Gotta See to Believe

We spend our days pinning gorgeous images on Pinterst, following top makeup artists on Instagram and overall entrenching ourselves in everything beauty-related, but we've never seen anything like these dramatic makeup looks. We found some of the most innovative makeup artists and beauty bloggers around who know no bounds when it comes to makeup. Ombre eyebrows, watercolor face paint ... nothing is off limits. You won't believe the looks they created.   read more

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7 Best Flat Irons

We think that you should embrace your curls, but sometimes a girl's just got to go sleek. We don't blame you, but we do insist you use a good flat iron. A high-quality straightener works faster, makes hair smoother and causes less damage than lower-quality tools. Check out the irons that TotalBeauty.com readers love.   read more

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5 CC Primers For Prettier Skin

If you've been following the "alphabet cream" trend, you know all about BB creams and CC creams, and you've probably been waiting patiently for DD creams to surface. (A few brands have tried to make DDs happen, without much success.)   read more

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Beauty Dare: NYFW's Red Eye Makeup

Maybe it reminds you of that bout of conjunctivitis you had as a kid. Or the villain in pretty much every horror movie. Suffice it to say that red eyes aren't traditionally considered sexy. That might have changed with Rodarte's presentation at New York Fashion Week, in which models strutted down the runway wearing shimmery, mauve-y red eye shadow and lip colors -- a look that was slightly gothic, slightly ethereal and super daring. The red eye makeup trend also appeared at the fall shows of Trina Turk, Helmut Lang and Suno, among others. Naturally, we had to try out this runway look in real life, using TotalBeauty.com staffer Sarah Czuleger as our model. Here's how we did it.   read more

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5 Ahhh-mazing Contouring Tutorials

Ask any makeup-obsessed beauty junkie the skill they're most confused about and most will agree: contouring is a bit of a mystery. (At least according to an informal poll in our office.) Contouring and highlighting, for the uninitiated, is the process of using bronzers, light and dark foundations and highlighters to accentuate the contours of your face. Contouring brings out your cheekbones, slims your nose, makes your eyes pop, and gives you an overall 3D, sculpted face that typically requires great lighting or highly paid professionals.   read more

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5 Ahhh-mazing Contouring Tutorials

Ask any makeup-obsessed beauty junkie the skill they're most confused about and most will agree: contouring is a bit of a mystery. (At least according to an informal poll in our office.) Contouring and highlighting, for the uninitiated, is the process of using bronzers, light and dark foundations and highlighters to accentuate the contours of your face. Contouring brings out your cheekbones, slims your nose, makes your eyes pop, and gives you an overall 3D, sculpted face that typically requires great lighting or highly paid professionals.   read more

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Are You Really Removing All of Your Makeup?

We all have our own, particular routine for removing makeup. I'm strictly a cotton ball and liquid remover type, my older sister only believes in makeup remover wipes and my college roommate would always resort to washing her entire face with a cleanser -- who's right? I asked Annet King, Director of Global Education at Dermalogica, to break down the removal process and, although it's not what my fellow lazy girls want to hear, it truly does take time and a combination of techniques to get your face squeaky clean before you go to sleep. Not convinced? The alternative should be enough to scare you straight.   read more

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8 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the 3 Worst

There's something so appealing and youthful about flushed cheeks and rosy lips. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with a perpetual glow and just-bitten-looking lips. The good news is makeup companies have done their best to give us what nature should have through the ingenious invention of lip and cheek stains. That said, while some of these products have forever earned a place in our reader's makeup bags, others have wound up in their trash bins.   See products

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The Best in Gold, Silver and Bronze Beauty -- FTW!

We may not be flying down the steep mountaintops of Sochi or cheering "USA! USA!" at the top of our lungs in those icy bleachers, but that doesn't mean we can't participate in the Olympics in our own way -- with makeup and beauty. (Bonus: no 12-hour training days or risk of a broken femur.) Because wearing red, white and blue in a month that isn't July, we're sending our athletes good vibes with gold, silver and bronze beauty.   read more

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Lancôme's French Ballerine Collection = *Swoon*

Lancôme's spring color collection, French Ballerine, is finally here and it's gorgeous! Lipsticks and eye shadow palettes in blushing pinks and pale lavender shades have us dreaming of tulle and toe shoes. (Lily Collins is the dreamy ballerina in the new Lancôme ads.) The new Lancôme 2014 spring color makeup collection is available in stores now.   read more

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Total Beauty's makeup tips and tricks are the answer to all your foundation, mascara, eye shadow, and blush questions. If you've ever seen a look on someone, be it a celebrity or girl-on-the-street, and wondered how you could do it at home, you've come to the right place. The art of makeup application has never been easier with our how-to and do-it-yourself articles and videos. These resources will provide you with all the information you need to get exactly the look you're going for - be it forties sophistication, the eighties drama, seventies playfulness, or natural girl-next-door.



In addition to bringing you makeup tips, Total Beauty also offers you comprehensive information on the latest beauty products and complete beauty news coverage. Our articles will help you learn to apply makeup, understand what products will work best for your skin type, and to pick colors that will suit your complexion. All you have to do to get a fabulous, professionally-applied look is to follow our step-by-step beauty and makeup tips.

Use the beauty guides we offer at Total Beauty to accentuate your favorite features, streamline your makeup routine, or try something new. You will be able to get exactly the look you're going for with our makeup dos, don'ts, tips and tricks, videos, and much, much more.

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