Pixi Correction Concentrate: Does One Concealer Fit All?

If you have dark circles, you know how irritating it is to hear, "You look tired." That's why some of us of us would rather walk out of the house in our bras and underwear than go sans concealer. As a matter of fact, a poll of TotalBeauty.com readers indicates that dark circles are your biggest beauty concern.   read more


April 2, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
Genius Beauty Products to Get You Gorgeous Faster

You have enough to worry about on any given day -- "Is this crop top office-appropriate?" "Did Kimye really deserve that Vogue cover?" -- that getting prettified every morning should not be one of them. Put your beauty routine on auto-pilot with these seriously smart beauty products whose innovative packaging take all the guesswork and fuss out of getting gorgeous.   read more


April 1, 2014  |   3:04 PM  |  COMMENT
Makeup Change-Up: Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

Step away from the highlighter: After years of gleaming, shimmery skin being in fashion, matte face makeup is finally in vogue again. But this isn't a retro, I-was-assaulted-with-a-loaded-powderpuff matte face; the modern matte look demands that skin looks flawlessly airbrushed, but still completely natural -- no easy feat. Rimmel London updates its best-selling Stay Matte makeup line with new Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation, a feather-light formula designed to deliver a matte look without a cake-y texture. We asked top bloggers and TotalBeauty.com reviewers to try Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation and give us their honest feedback: Is this their matte makeup match? Read on to find out.   read more


April 1, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Fake a Perfect Body With Makeup

It's a fact of life: Our bodies aren't perfect. We're not talking about muffin tops and love handles, but those other annoying body blemishes that make us want to run for cover -- bruises, spider veins, stretch marks and scars. You don't have to give up showing a little skin just because you have a regrettable tattoo or unplanned tan lines on your body. Just take a tip from the flawless-seeming Victoria's Secret models: When they strut down the runway, those amazing bodies are thanks, in part, to layers and layers of body makeup. We're not suggesting you spend all day contouring a six-pack that isn't there, but there are a few tricks you can steal to hide a tattoo from your in-laws or cover up bruises for a big event. Ready for a flawless finish? We've got you covered.   read more


April 1, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Futuristic Makeup Collection You Need Now

When we heard music artist Santigold was collaborating on a summer 2014 makeup collection for Smashbox, we couldn't wait to get our hands on it. Santigold began designing the limited edition makeup collection in 2012 with the help of makeup artist Lori Taylor, when end-of-the-world hype was running rampant. You recall that an ancient Mayan prophecy predicted the world would end on December 21, when a planet was scheduled to crash into Earth. Santigold's inspiration came from imagining post-2012, a time when aliens would coexist with humans. OK, so it sounds a little crazy, but that doesn't mean the vibrant colors and graphic makeup packaging aren't completely out of this world. "I wanted to create a collection that looks good on all skin colors ... products that stayed in place and looked the same as they did in the pot," Santigold told New York Magazine of the Smashbox collection (in stores April 1). We'll be snapping up, oh, just about every piece.   read more


March 28, 2014  |  10:03 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The New MAC Lip Crayon Will Have You Coloring Well Within the Lines

If your idea of heaven is a brand new, big box of Crayola Crayons (with the built-in sharpener of course), your inner little girl and/or artist is gonna be more than a little stoked by this latest bit of beauty buzz.   read more


March 28, 2014  |   7:03 AM  |  COMMENT
Rimmel London Celebrates Mod Glam Then and Now

The impact of the '60s is still leaving its mark on today's trends and styles. Rimmel London is celebrating the defining '60s mod style in its new video series that showcases mod culture and its lasting impression. In the latest episode, "Original Mod," one of the biggest models on 1960s London, Jill Kennington, shares with us a bit about what it was like being a part of the original swinging London scene, and how today's styles are inspired by the looks she introduced to the world. Her enthusiasm on what mod means today proves there's no stopping this iconic trend.   read more


March 27, 2014  |  11:03 AM  |  COMMENT
The Best Foundations for Really, Really Fair Skin (Like, Glow in the Dark)

What happens when your skin tone is too fair for foundation shades with names like "Alabaster" and "Siberia?" If you have a vampire-like pallor like I do, you know how frustrating it is to think you've found the Holy Grail foundation shade for your fair skin, only to have it turn orangey-pink in natural light.   read more


March 27, 2014  |   9:03 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
5 Things We Ask Everyone: Anna Kendrick

Confession: I used to really like Anna Kendrick. After all, she's an extremely talented Academy Award-nominated actress. But when I started following her on Instagram and Twitter, I found that I actually love Anna Kendrick, and I want this witty, smart lady to be my new BFF. Case in point: Her Twitter tag line is "Pale, awkward and very very small. Form an orderly queue, gents. Location: Probably by the food." She talks about hating pinstriped suits ("The adult version of Ed Hardy. Letting chicks know you're a douchebag from 100 yards away, just more expensive."), when someone actually uses a phone to call you ("I basically assume someone has died."), and jarring alarm bell ring tones ("That damn sound makes my balls jump up into my body. Wait, what?") in a way that makes me want to go stand by the food with her and talk about how we both like to cry on cross-country flights.   read more


March 26, 2014  |   3:03 PM  |  COMMENT
5 Spring Makeup Sets That Make Everything Better

Nothing gets our hearts racing faster than the phrase "limited edition." Those two words can transform a product from one we're thinking about purchasing to one we need to have in our hands that very instant. Because once they're gone, they're gone. From the Derek Lam Estee Lauder collaboration to bling-y, spring-y palettes and fabulous gifts-with-purchases, these spring makeup kits would be covet-worthy even without the limited-edition status. But since they're only going to be around for so long ... you'll want to snap them up before they're gone for good.   read more


March 25, 2014  |  12:03 PM  |  COMMENT

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