6 Ways to Give Winter the Finger (and Lip)

Illamasqua has a rep for producing vibrant, theatrical makeup looks, and believe it or not, they actually toned things down a bit for the new Glamore collection. But you wouldn't know it by looking at these bright, color-saturated lipsticks and grownup-glittery polishes. Not only are the colors brand-spanking-new, the formulas have been changed up, too. Instead of the signature matte lipstick, the new shades come in a satin finish that is creamier and less drying, but still highly pigmented. And those glimmer-packed polishes? Well, see for yourself.   read more

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The Blush We're Buying in Multiples

We see our fair share of makeup at Total Beauty headquarters, and truth be told, it takes a lot to get all of us excited about a single product. But when the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, $45, were passed around for TotalBeauty.com Award nominations, we spent a little too much time oohing and aahing about the way they made us glow. And not a disco shimmer kind of glow. The powders are made with "photoluminescent technology" designed to mimic your skin's best qualities in the most flattering light (think diffused light, candlelight and dim light). We loved the silky texture and perfect amount of shimmer in these finishing powders.   read more

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And the Academy Award for Best Hair, Makeup and Nails Goes To...

The Oscars are always filled with glamorous celebrity moments, and this year was no exception. The designer gowns, tear-jerking acceptance speeches and host Ellen DeGeneres's celeb selfie that broke the record for number of retweets (and briefly broke Twitter!) were just a few highlights. But as always, it was the beauty looks we couldn't get enough of -- and we'll be turning to them for inspiration for months to come. Since we could never pick just one, we gathered our celeb favorites in hair, makeup and nails at the 2014 Academy Awards, and included expert tips and get-the-look details.   read more

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African American Makeup Tips From the Pros

What are the best foundations? The hottest lipstick shades? Here's your handy hot list   read more

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The Best of the Spring 2014 Makeup Collections

We're suckers for pretty palettes with hints of shimmer and bright lipsticks that practically beg to be worn poolside with oversized sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats. But what makes these new spring makeup picks really special is packaging that's just as stunning as the makeup inside. These prestige products look just as glamorous in your makeup bag as they do on your skin, and they're all launching right now. Buying one (or all) is a no-brainer. The hard part will be deciding which sun-kissed bronzer or creamy pastel shadow to wear first.   read more

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The Juicy Spring Lip Color Trend to Try Now

Along with scouting what's vogue in shoes and scoping out "it" new hairstyles, we turn to fashion week runways and celebrities to wrap our head around new makeup trends and color palettes. And nothing gets us going like a hot new lip color trend. This spring's most daring color of choice is orange (and we love it!), but if you're too pragmatic to be an early adopter, we've got the next best thing: berry.   read more

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New Spring Makeup Swatches That Put Us in Our Happy Place

We patiently sat through Spring/Summer 2014 fashion week months ago, just barely made it through the brutal winter months and now ... we can't wait one more second to get our hands on the new makeup launching in Spring 2014. Take a sneak peek at this pure makeup product porn: the new spring 2014 makeup in gorgeous color swatches from a few of our favorite bloggers.   read more

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5 CC Primers For Prettier Skin

If you've been following the "alphabet cream" trend, you know all about BB creams and CC creams, and you've probably been waiting patiently for DD creams to surface. (A few brands have tried to make DDs happen, without much success.)   read more

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Beauty Dare: NYFW's Red Eye Makeup

Maybe it reminds you of that bout of conjunctivitis you had as a kid. Or the villain in pretty much every horror movie. Suffice it to say that red eyes aren't traditionally considered sexy. That might have changed with Rodarte's presentation at New York Fashion Week, in which models strutted down the runway wearing shimmery, mauve-y red eye shadow and lip colors -- a look that was slightly gothic, slightly ethereal and super daring. The red eye makeup trend also appeared at the fall shows of Trina Turk, Helmut Lang and Suno, among others. Naturally, we had to try out this runway look in real life, using TotalBeauty.com staffer Sarah Czuleger as our model. Here's how we did it.   read more

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5 Ahhh-mazing Contouring Tutorials

Ask any makeup-obsessed beauty junkie the skill they're most confused about and most will agree: contouring is a bit of a mystery. (At least according to an informal poll in our office.) Contouring and highlighting, for the uninitiated, is the process of using bronzers, light and dark foundations and highlighters to accentuate the contours of your face. Contouring brings out your cheekbones, slims your nose, makes your eyes pop, and gives you an overall 3D, sculpted face that typically requires great lighting or highly paid professionals.   read more

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