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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Look: CoverGirl's New 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Capitol Collection

To say that fans are excited about the November 22 release of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is like saying that Miley Cyrus sticks out her tongue sometimes.   read more

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The Real All-Star Makeup Bag Essentials from TotalBeauty's Top Reviews

Real, honest reviews about beauty products -- that's what you'll find in our one-of-a-kind beauty product database. It's pretty much the most comprehensive list of every beauty product on the face of the planet and it delivers the real scoop on how a product works (or doesn't) for women.   read more

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This Is Not Your Grandma's Smoky Eye

Makeup artists have been flogging the smoky eye since the beginning of time (or at least since the invention of eyeliner). And for many of us (myself included), the smoky eye has been our default going-out look for more than a decade. This all adds up to one thing: the smoky eye is getting borrr-ing.   read more

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