How to DIY Your Dream Vanity

Lusting after a vanity? You don't have to spend a bundle...you just need a few key elements to create a DIY vanity. We've put together the ultimate inspiration slideshow for the diy vanity of every girl's dreams.   read more

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October 15, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
The Ultimate Girls' Night Out Makeup Look

Ready to turn heads? This look is guaranteed to get you a double-take (or five).   read more

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October 14, 2013  |   1:10 PM  |  COMMENT
The Best $4 Mascara You'll Ever Buy and Other Cheap Thrills

As beauty editors, we're particularly choosy about what products we spend money on. After all, why splurge on a pricey eyeliner when there's a $1 one that does the trick?   read more

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October 14, 2013  |   6:10 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
Halloween Looks from the Runway

Chanel seemed to take the soundtrack of their SS '14 show, "Picasso Baby," pretty seriously with this splattered eye makeup look. Get crazy with that cheap eye makeup palette you've never used and go for a futuristic ( ...or '60s ... or '70s) look. For extra drama, use real paint like makeup artist Peter Phillips did. (Just be sure it's safe for your skin, or you'll be rocking a whole different look, like flesh-eaten zombie.)   read more

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October 11, 2013  |  10:10 AM  |  COMMENT
How to Recreate Beyoncé's Hair Incident for Halloween

Beyonce has been my idol since I could hand a $10 bill to the clerk in exchange for a Destiny's Child single at The Warehouse (look it up, it was soo a thing. Which is why I've been Foxy Cleopatra and Deena from "Dreamgirls" for at least three Halloweens in a row. And I'm not alone on this. She has a tendency to be the inspiration of thousands of viral Halloween re-creations worldwide (Single Ladies dance craze, anyone?). So this year I got together with the Total Beauty team to take the Beyonce Halloween metamorphosis even further.   read more

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October 11, 2013  |  10:10 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
Road Test: Olay CC Cream

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Road Test: Olay CC Cream

When it comes to the lotions and potions we slather on our faces, we've got drawers full of 'em. Sunscreens, serums, skin-tightening, brightening, anti-aging, line-fighting -- you get the picture. Between applying our eye cream and waiting for an antioxidant serum to set in, sometimes our skin care regimen alone takes up ten minutes of our morning -- and that's before applying any makeup.   read more

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October 11, 2013  |   6:10 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Twerk or Treat: Get Miley's VMA Look for Halloween

It's official -- Miley Cyrus "Can't Be Tamed." The 20-year-old proved to be nothing short of a "Wrecking Ball" at this year's VMAs, letting us all know in no subtle way that she's truly "Someone Else" now. Point taken. As much as we'd like to move on from the madness, "We Can't Stop" talking about it (which was exactly Miley's goal).   read more

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October 9, 2013  |   6:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT
5 Ways to Update Makeup For a Pixie Cut

Celebrities are embracing super-short hair: from Anne Hathaway to Rihanna, many a star has recently rocked a pixie cut (even if only for a day or two).   read more

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October 8, 2013  |   2:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT
14 Best Highlighters

Not to be a Debbie downer, but it's a fact of life that with each passing year, gravity takes its toll on our complexion. Our cheekbones become more sunken in, our under-eye bags get darker and lower, and our skin turns sallower.   See list

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October 7, 2013  |   1:10 PM  |  44 COMMENTS
NARS x Guy Bourdin Collection Gives New Meaning to the Term 'Product Porn'

We didn't think it was possible, but the NARS cosmetic line just got sexier. I know, I know -- NARS has never been shy about finding inspiration in the bedroom (Case in point: their Orgasm blush for that perfect shade of just-got-laid rosiness).   read more

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October 4, 2013  |  12:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT

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