This year's Fashion Week trends aren't for the faint of heart. Bold orange lips, vivid cobalt eyeliner ... even purple (yes, purple) lipstick has been leaving impressions both on the runway and off. The only problem -- what does one wear with these brighter-than-bright makeup trends to avoid looking like a circus clown? We spoke with some kings and queens of color in the industry -- Wende Zomnir, Executive Creative Director at Urban Decay, Luke Reichle, celebrity stylist and costume designer, and fashion stylist Kimberlee Tokarz -- for their expert advice in pulling off color, lots of color. read more
The first thing I learned while watching the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black": Be thankful for bathroom stalls with doors. The dramedy, about a waspy New Yorker who gets busted for being a drug mule and ends up behind bars, is packed with teachable moments and covers the gamut of jailhouse clichés (Lesbians! Contraband! Shifty guards!), but what really stuck out was the inmates' undeniable ingenuity -- these women are the reigning queens of DIY. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade ... and when prison gives you maxi pads, make flip-flops (or upgrade to duct tape if you're fashion forward). Stole a screwdriver? Fashion a makeshift dildo! read more
Whether it's an overnight bag or the moving box marked "kitchen utensils," my over-packing problem is one that no amount of duct tape (or therapy) can fix. This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mentality overflows into my beauty habits as well. It doesn't matter if I'm going for a natural, no-makeup, makeup look or full glam; my handbag still ends up crammed full of just about every product I own. To ward off the early stages of Poshitis (also known as heavy handbag syndrome), I took my problem to the experts to find out how to touch up my look on the go without getting weighed down. read more
There's nothing quite like the feeling of purchasing a new beauty product. In part, it's a gamble. (Will this lipstick shade work with your skin color?) It's also a way to improve or even redefine yourself. (New highlights will show your ex that you're a mysterious lady he never had a handle on anyway.) It's a thrill that never really gets old. read more
Okay, I'll admit it -- I have a major girl crush on Kelly Osbourne. Anyone who can dye their hair purple, shave half their head and do it all without the look-at-me fanfare of other celebrities is pretty badass in my book. So when I heard she was coming out with a limited edition makeup collection for M.A.C., I instantly set out snooping for pre-released images and info. Oh, and did I mention her equally sassy counterpart, mother Sharon Osbourne, has also come out with a summer makeup collection for M.A.C.? The two collections, which feature reinvented pastel shades and glammed up classic colors respectively, are available online June 2 and in stores June 12. read more
Eye makeup is a tricky enough business as it is -- glasses or no glasses. You have to avoid those little mascara specks all over your eyelids, worry about creasing, take into consideration your eye shape ... add to those concerns a pair of thick-framed glasses and you have quite the conundrum on your hands. So we called upon our favorite glasses-wearing makeup expert, Bobbi Brown, to share some of her best eye makeup tips and tutorials for glasses wearers -- straight from her new book, Everything Eyes. Here, her top tips and what to avoid. read more
The season of pool parties, beach vacations and outdoor excursions comes with plenty of opportunities for your makeup to smear or streak. But that's no reason to go bare-faced this summer. Instead of letting a little heat, humidity or water ruin your makeup fun, keep your face in place with these seven waterproof makeup picks that you'll love so much, you may even wear them year-round. read more
Most stains are total day-ruiners. Marinara sauce on your white jeans, wine on your new dress ... and then you become that awkward "stain girl" at the party who is frantically asking everyone if they have a Tide To Go pen in their purse. Nobody ever does. read more
You just got an invitation to an exclusive after-work event. Only problem: It's tonight and you left your makeup bag at home. read more
Beauty bloggers make a living showing us new and gorgeous ways to apply makeup and style hair. They produce a goldmine of makeup tutorials and beauty how-tos that teach and inspire. (Because, let's be honest, can you ever recreate that perfect smoky eye or flawless face after a stint in the makeup chair at Sephora?) So what happens when a beauty blogger takes it all off? Every last bit of makeup ... gone. And not the Saturday morning, just rolled out of bed "no makeup" makeup look. We're talking washed clean, photographed and posted -- for the whole world to see. read more
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.
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