A Makeup Virgin's 5-Minute Makeover

I think I missed the day of middle school where everyone learned to apply makeup, because by the time I hit high school, it seemed like every girl had it down and I was totally lost. So, I pretty much stuck to liquid foundation and translucent powder my entire high school career and my first two years of college because I knew I'd end up looking like Mimi from "The Drew Carey Show" if I attempted to add color to any part of my face.   read more

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What Can You Buy on a $10,000 Beauty Shopping Spree?

To say I could do a ton of things with a $10,000 budget is an understatement. Having survived my college years as an uber-stylish, almost 20-something with monthly living expenses that significantly outweighed any real income, I'd say I have the cheap-chic notion down pat.   read more

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Take Your First Look at MAC's New Fall Collection

When you think of the 1970s fashion era, visions of glitz, glam and gold lame no doubt pop to mind. It's this very essence, of the excess of the disco days gone by, that MAC seeks to capture with its new fall collection. To be sure the makeup giant does the decade justice, they've tapped into the creative genius that was the late, great style icon, Antonio Lopez.   read more

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This Guy Gets Paid to Teach You How to Make Out

Three hundred and thirty-six. That's the number of hours the average woman spends kissing in her lifetime. And sure, while Megan Fox blows the average for us norms, when we stumbled across this freaky fact, intrepid researchers here at the office thought: Hey, we like to kiss. Heck, we'd like to kiss a lot more. Who can help us with that?   read more

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Challenge: 1 Palette, 2 Looks for a Special Occasion

Special occasions like weddings and parties usually call for some serious beauty prep. Think mountains of makeup and lots of time. But does it have to be this way?   read more

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The Other Royal Baby is Here!

Since 2006, we've obsessed over Butter London's nail lacquers and the line's impeccable array of bold, unique colors (and of course we love the names ... "Old Blighty," "Bossy Boots" and "All Hail The Queen"). If you love the line as much as we do, this news will make you giddy: Butter London is launching a new line of color cosmetics in the U.S. in August -- before it launches in the UK in 2014, according to   read more

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We Totally Peeked at Our Christmas Presents!

I love the holiday season in a way that's completely age-inappropriate. I generally start playing Christmas music the day after Halloween, and I decorate well before Thanksgiving.

Which is why I love July. (Stay with me.) Every July, beauty brands give editors a sneak peek at the new holiday collections, and they roll out the red and green carpet (literally), with fake snow machines, pine garlands, and giant Nutcracker statues. It really is like Christmas in July, and I'm a kid in a candy cane store.   read more

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Challenge: 1 Palette, 2 Day-to-Night Looks

Do you keep a stash of makeup in your desk drawer for after-work happy hours, dinner dates, stuff like that? Most of us in the Total Beauty and Beauty Riot offices do too.   read more

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10 Best from the New Fall 2013 Makeup Collections

Every year, seasonal gear seems to hit stores earlier and earlier. Try to buy a bikini now and you'll get sale racks of mismatched tops and bottoms, plus the tweed skirts and leather jackets everyone will be wearing in … September.   read more

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Celebs Without Makeup (You Know You Can't Resist)

We needed this today: a little reminder that underneath all of the pro makeup and hours of coiffing, even the most fabulous celebs look like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed -- wrinkles, puffy, dark eye circles, pimples, bed head and all.   read more

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