TotalBeauty Awards 2017: Best Makeup Products

Here they are -- the best new makeup products of 2017. Our editors spent months as human guinea pigs to save you time, money and that particular heartache that comes with knowing you've bought yet another beauty product that falls short of your expectations. After swatching, swiping, fluttering and buffing our way through the hundreds of makeup products from the last year, we've compiled the ultimate beauty shopping list for every price point. These are the best makeup winners of the 2017 TotalBeauty Awards.   read more

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7 Beauty Trends You'll Want to Try ASAP

The 2017 TotalBeauty Award winners are in, and they will not disappoint. We sifted through thousands of submissions and spent countless hours slathering, dabbing, spraying and spritzing to choose the best new beauty launches in every category imaginable. Not only did these products outperform all the others in their category, they also highlight some of the key trends of the year: concentrated pigment drops, detoxifying charcoal and lightening-fast hair styling tools, to name a few. Here are the trends we spotted that show no signs of slowing down.   read more

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11 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, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will 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 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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15 Best Cheap Makeup Finds for $5 or Less

If your budget's more canned tuna than caviar, your makeup doesn't have to suffer. Like the right $5 bottle of wine can taste just as good as a $50 bottle, the best cheap makeup can produce equally high-end results.   Makeup finds

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9 Eyelash Primers That Are Basically Extensions in a Tube

It's no secret that primers have been subject to heated debate within the beauty industry for some time now. While many A-list makeup artists swear by their favorite formulas, there are just as many who prefer to do without. And though the primer market was once reserved for pre-foundation prep only, it's exponentially increased to include the wonderful world of hair, bronzers, nails and, yes, even eyelashes.   read more

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We Tried It: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

Like many, I was introduced to the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara after about ten different girls I went to high school with added me to their Younique business Facebook groups. To be honest, I'm skeptical of just about any product that's part of a multi-level marketing plan -- and I know I'm not alone on this. So, despite the amazing lash-lifting claims, I didn't get too excited about the mascara.   read more

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10 New Beauty Products to Make You Smile This April

If you're shopping for new beauty products this April, you're going to be impressed by the offerings. High tech ingredients, unusual formulas and fresh new makeup options abound. There's a sunblock that protects you from your iPhone, blush in a painter's tube and even cleansing oil in a deodorant stick. Spring beauty has never been this much fun -- so enjoy it!   read more

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Mascara Hacks That'll Change Your Lashes -- and Your Life

Eyes are the windows to the soul -- and eyelashes are the windows to the eyes. We can all agree that keeping your lash game on point is key to every great makeup look. But since falsies are a pain and extensions are expensive and difficult to maintain, it's hard to find lash tips that you can realistically execute.   read more

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11 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you don't prime before applying eye makeup, you're committing a serious makeup crime. If you aren't convinced that you need (or have time for) this crucial step, maybe this will do it: Experts say that the No. 1 way to prevent makeup from melting and smudging is to prime. (Think about it this way: Taking an extra 10 seconds in the morning to apply eye primer is quicker than spending five minutes wiping eyeliner off your lower lids in the afternoon.)   See them now

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Fake a Face Lift With Makeup

Search "#makeuptransformation" on Instagram, and you'll understand the full power of makeup. Just a little (OK, a lot of) well-placed bronzer and eyeliner can change a normal-looking girl into anyone from Captain Jack Sparrow to a real-life Disney princess.   read more

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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.



In addition to bringing you makeup tips, Total Beauty also offers you comprehensive information on the latest beauty products and complete beauty news coverage. Our articles will help you learn to apply makeup, understand what products will work best for your skin type, and to pick colors that will suit your complexion. All you have to do to get a fabulous, professionally-applied look is to follow our step-by-step beauty and makeup tips.

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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