Holiday Forecast: You Need to Try a Metallic Eye

Whether you like subtle sparkle or want to bring the drama with tons of shine, consider this your guide to the season's metallic eye trend   read more

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Get The Perfect Weekend Casual Look

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Get The Perfect Weekend Casual Look

Don't waste your precious weekend time primping. Get this laid-back beauty look in five minutes or less.   read more

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We Tried It: Color-Correcting Primers in Every Shade of the Rainbow

You know you've got a problem when you briefly consider both bribing a TSA agent and/or missing your flight because you think you packed an illicit, full-size tube of expensive foundation primer in your carry-on. Throw it away? When hell freezes over. (True story.)   read more

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WTF Is Radiant Orchid and Why Do We Want It So Badly?

It's that time of year again. The time when the color experts at Pantone flip through their thousands of color swatches to determine which luscious hue most deserves the distinguished title of, ehem, Color of the Year. At which point, the rest of us flock to department stores and makeup counters to snatch up clothing and beauty products in its various shades because, well, it's so pretty, and how have we never noticed this particular color before, and, more importantly, how have we lived without it for so long?   read more

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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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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 reviewers 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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