Everything You Need for a Midday Makeup Refresh [video]

When your makeup hits a midday slump, re-energize your look on your next 5-minute break   read more


Ultimate Date Night Makeup [video]


Ultimate Date Night Makeup [video]

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


No Airbrush. No Photoshop. Get Flawless Skin Right Now.

Every woman wants flawless skin, but getting that perfect, luminous coverage starts before you pick up a foundation brush. The first step? Finding the right formula for your skin type. You may have used the same cream or liquid foundation formula for years, but as your skin ages, you need to adjust accordingly. The pressed powder you use in your dewy-skinned 20s may be too dry and powdery for your face in your 30s and beyond.   read more


Heidi Klum Aged 40 Years for Halloween - See the Stunning Transformation

The queen of Halloween has triumphed again. Heidi Klum had jaws hitting the floor as she appeared as an octogenarian at her annual All Hallows Eve event.   read more


8 Amazing Halloween Makeup Tutorials to Try

Halloween is a makeup hoarder's favorite holiday. Finally, an excuse to use that yellow eyeshadow/purple lipstick/foundation that's three shades too light that you bought on beauty binge. But even after digging through pinboards for Halloween makeup ideas, I knew I'd be a Pinterest fail without a detailed how-to. So to find my last-minute Halloween costume, I hunkered down with a bowl of candy corn to uncover the best of the best Halloween makeup tutorials on YouTube, courtesy of DIY beauty gurus and costume geniuses. Who needs pricey costumes at picked-over Halloween stores when you can make yourself into a full skeleton with face paint alone?   See more


How to Salvage Your Busted Blush

I'm only slightly exaggerating when I say there's nothing more heartbreaking than opening your compact to find your favorite eye shadow or blush has busted. Besides spilling all over your purse (more on that later), the cash you spent on your beloved beauty product has now gone to waste and you're without your must-have makeup. Or are you? Before tossing your broken beauty products, try these quick, cheap solutions. From crumbled cosmetics and dried out nail polish to impenetrable aerosol cans, we'll show you (and you'll show everyone else!) that you're not crazy for holding onto that nail polish bottle that hasn't opened for at least three years.   read more


Halloween Costume Makeup How-Tos

No costume? No problem. All you really need to create a last-minute look is eyeliner, lipstick, and a bit of face paint. Check out these awesome Halloween makeup ideas -- no animal ears required!   Get Halloween makeup


You Really Need (OK, Want) These Makeup Brushes

Here's the ugly truth about makeup for most of us: you can spend a fortune on the best products, but if you're using the wrong tools to apply it, your makeup will never have the flawless look you expect from a $75 foundation. I had this epiphany recently. I was wandering through Sephora (because it's my happy place) and there it was: the giant display of makeup brushes. The one that takes up an entire row; the one I usually walk right past. But I've had profound doubts about my makeup lately, so I stopped to browse. What, exactly, does a Brush #57 do? Is that funny egg-shaped sponge worth a few bucks?   read more


The Best (and Worst) Red Lips for Every Skin Tone

Looking for the perfect red lip for your skin tone? We called in celebrity makeup artists and a slew of the hottest red lipsticks to find the best red lip for every skin color.   read more


12 Best Lip Liners

Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful darkly-lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. It also keeps your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. But with so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the top reader-reviewed lip liners to make you a believer.   See reviews


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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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