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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Think 'Store Brand' Means 'Generic Garbage'? Think Again.

Take a minute and visualize your makeup bag or bathroom sink. When was the last time you added a product to your beauty regimen that was ... store brand? Did you just turn your nose in the air? I'll be the first to admit that some of us have an aversion to store brand products. Maybe it's the blah packaging, the half-hearted promise that it's "just like" whatever you really want to buy, or we simply don't want to be thought of as cheap, but many of us will happily pony up a couple extra bucks to buy brand name everything.   read more

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First Look: Estée Lauder's New Color Collection: The Metallics

The impetus behind Estée Lauder's latest collection? Creative Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux's, disdain for boundaries. "When it comes to color, there are no limits," he says. "I like to have freedom. Metallic makeup does that."   read more

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First Look: The Shu Uemura, Takashi Murakami Holiday Collection Collaboration

News that artist Takashi Murakami has teamed with Shu Uemura to produce a collection inspired by Japan's cult favorite anime, "Six Heart Princesses," is surely music to any makeup maven's ears.   read more

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Still Haven't Tried One Of These Gems?

I think most would agree that cults have a negative connotation, what with all the bizarre idolizing, brainwashing, matching sneakers and charismatic (read: creepy) leaders ... not to mention the emotional trauma inflicted upon yours truly after a viewing of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" all alone in my apartment, late at night. Mistake.   read more

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