Why You Really Do Need a Green (or Yellow, or Pink) Face Powder

Many of the new face powders look weird and unwearable, but you'll be amazed at what they do for your skin   See powders

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7 Ways to Go from 'Cute' to 'F-ing Gorgeous'

Ever tried a friend's brownie recipe and despite following the instructions exactly, they just don't turn out as well? Then when you ask her what you did wrong she remembers that you're supposed to use room temperature eggs, and cook them in a square pan. Details that were not in the email.   See tips

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Too Legit to Quit: 5 Beauty Products Our Editors Always Go Back to

Right now, I'm going through a horrible breakup with all of my favorite beauty products.

I'm not alone, either. All of us Total Beauty editors are taking a break from our beloved moisturizers and hair masks. The reason behind our splits? We're testing nominees for the Total Beauty Awards 2013. (You can vote for your favorite beauty products here.)   See our favorites

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Spring Makeup That's Prettier Than a Bunch of Flowers

Spring makeup is rarely controversial. While fall trends can border on Goth or grunge -- and make me roll my eyes and say "never going to happen" -- spring trends are just plain pretty.   See makeup

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Get Pretty in Under 10 Minutes

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Get Pretty in Under 10 Minutes

Even if you have the best intentions to wake up early, make a huge breakfast, and get the day started right, if you're anything like us, chances are you'll end up hitting the snooze button. Let's be real here...typically the most rushed part of your day is the morning. And when you're really in a time crunch, usually the first thing that gets sacrificed is your beauty routine. When you feel like a zombie in the morning, we're guessing you'll choose coffee over putting on eyeliner any day.   See shortcuts

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6 Best Hipster-Approved Beauty Products

Trying to define the word "hipster" is like trying to catch a butterfly. It's one of those oblique, ever-changing terms that's pretty much impossible to pin down.   read more

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8 March Beauty Buys You Have to Own

Forget the holidays -- this is the most wonderful time of the year. Here's why   read more

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Girls' Night Out Makeover

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Girls' Night Out Makeover

Ever have one of those weeks where by Friday, you need to round up your favorite girlfriends and hit the town for a big night out? Heather Carrillo, from Simi Valley, Calif., knows the feeling. Between school, her job, and her two adorable (but high maintenance) puppies, she's more than ready to blow off some steam with a girls' night.   read more

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Front Row Beauty at Fashion Week

No one in her right mind would be caught dead at Fashion Week looking anything less than flawless. But while most would-be style judges focus their attention on what's happening from the neck down, we're far more interested in what's going on up top. Forget the designer duds. For us, it's all about the bold lips, extreme eyeliner, and intricate braids we see on celebrities and trendsetters in the front rows at Lincoln Center.   See beauty looks

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5 Groundbreaking Lip Colors for Spring

One of my favorite lines in "The Devil Wears Prada" happens when Meryl Streep's character is looking at options for a spring photo shoot and she sarcastically quips, "Florals for spring? Groundbreaking."   See trends

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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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