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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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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12 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, all the eye makeup and lip products in the world won't make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com readers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless-looking 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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