12 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you're like most of us, you may be guilty of getting ahead of yourself sometimes. You get home from a first date and spend the rest of the night imagining your wedding day and the number of kids you'll have. You start thinking about a baby room, browsing Home Depot for the perfect duck wallpaper -- even though you haven't so much as kissed the guy. The same goes for makeup. Before any of the groundwork is laid, you meticulously layer on eye shadows, liners and mascara before priming. And the next thing you know, all of your hard work has smudged off your face. We know: We're guilty of these jump-the-gun habits too.   See them now

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December 3, 2013  |   3:12 PM  |  90 COMMENTS
Our 7 Favorite New Eyeliner Markers

Simon Doonan, the Creative Ambassador at Large of Barneys New York, once told me that "every woman should have a signature flourish -- crazy sunglasses, neon hair, something special." (His is a floral shirt -- he's unrecognizable in anything else.)   read more

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December 2, 2013  |   6:12 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Your Foundation Soul Mate Has Arrived

We're not sure which is tougher: finding your perfect foundation, or your perfect man. Like the afterglow of a great first date, you stroll out of the makeup store with only the highest expectations. Then you spend a day -- maybe a week -- with your perfect match, only to find out that, under broad daylight? Major flaws.   read more

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November 26, 2013  |  10:11 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Get Makeup Out of Anything

Makeup looks great on your face. You know where it doesn't look so hot? Anywhere else. But since putting on makeup is sort of the grown-up version of finger-painting, it's bound to get a little messy at times. We've dealt with pretty much every makeup disaster you can think of -- the lipstick tube that came uncapped in a pocket, the Chanel powder that burst in the Chanel purse (oh, the irony), the nail polish bottle that fell on to the carpet-- you get the picture. Since there's no way we're giving up our makeup any time soon (or, like, ever), we got the dirt from cleaning experts and makeup artists on how to get even the toughest makeup stains out of everything.   read more

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November 22, 2013  |   3:11 PM  |  COMMENT
Get the Look: Dramatic Smoky Blue Eye Makeup

Think bold blue eye shadow is only for girls in dance recitals and women pre-"What Not to Wear" makeover? Think again.   read more

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November 21, 2013  |  10:11 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Your Ultimate Date Night Makeup

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Your Ultimate Date Night Makeup

Spice things up on your special night with this drop-dead gorgeous look.   read more

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November 20, 2013  |   8:11 AM  |  COMMENT
The Season's Hottest Holiday Party Look

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The Season's Hottest Holiday Party Look

Get this glam beauty look in less than 5 minutes   read more

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November 18, 2013  |   5:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Avon Fab in 5

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Avon Fab in 5

Learn how to get a gorgeous makeup look for every occasion -- in five minutes or less.   read more

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November 15, 2013  |   6:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Readers' Choice: The 13 Best Mineral Makeup Products

From powders to liquids, these mineral makeup formulas were voted most impressive (and least irritating) by TotalBeauty.com users. Check out their reviews to find the perfect match for your skin -- and budget.   read more

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November 13, 2013  |   8:11 AM  |  35 COMMENTS
Your Holiday Glam Guide

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Your Holiday Glam Guide

Step out in style this season with the hottest hairstyles and prettiest beauty looks   read more

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November 13, 2013  |   5:11 AM  |  COMMENT

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