Confession: I do my makeup the same way almost every day. Sure, I'm constantly trying the latest mascara and experimenting with a new shade of blush, but my technique is formulaic and the result is always subtle on the lips and cheeks with just the slightest cat eye. Whenever I go out on a limb I feel, well, less pretty. See tips
I'm ashamed to admit this, but for most of my teen years, I didn't wear sunscreen. Not only would I skip the SPF, but my friends and I happily tossed the tanning oil to each other while joking: "Black don't crack!" Get Tips
If you don't follow any makeup artists on Twitter, you're missing out -- they're a great source for all sorts of tips and product news. One of our hands down favorites is celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles (@fionastiles). Her comments are informative and honest -- plus, she tweets with her famous clients about everything from eyeliner to "Game of Thrones." It's like eavesdropping on an insider gossip session. See makeup
A makeover is an awesome Mother's Day gift -- and one we wanted to help facilitate. So we asked women to nominate their moms for a day of pampering in the salon, and chose three deserving mother-daughter pairs who also happen to be best friends. Then, since the only thing better than getting a makeover is getting a makeover with your best friend, we brought in both the mothers and the daughters for transformations. See makeovers
Walk into Sephora, through a department store's makeup floor, CVS' beauty aisle -- no matter where you shop for makeup, you'll notice pastels everywhere. Get trend
"100 Percent Natural!"
Chances are you've seen these phrases on makeup labels -- and maybe you've even been persuaded to buy something because of one of these claims. Unfortunately, most of them don't mean much -- and even the ones that are technically accurate can be misleading. See tips
It can be a challenge trying to do natural eye makeup, due to the fact that the wrong eye shadow or mascara can take you from demure to dramatic in an instant. The first thing you want to do is apply eyeliner, but remember to keep it to a minimum. Do not draw thick lines and keep the liner as close to your lash line as possible. The goal is to define your eyes without drawing too much attention to them. For a more natural eye makeup look, use dark brown liner instead of black. Hint: lip balm is a great way to enhance your natural look. Due to its creamy and sheer consistency, lip balm can give your lip color without looking too dark. Read read more
That old saying "guys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses" is antiquated and lame. However, it's true that if you do wear glasses (and want guys to make passes), you need to remember to spend at least a few minutes on your eye makeup. If you don't, your eyes will all but disappear behind those Foster Grants. read more
Makeup was designed to enhance beauty, not to overpower it. These tips for natural makeup were designed in order prevent you from looking like you are wearing too much makeup. Remember, less is more, and you can achieve the ultimate in natural beauty without piling on the products. You will have people wondering if you even have any makeup on at all. read more
Due to their unique shape, certain makeup and techniques tend to draw more attention to Asian eyes than others. Here is a list of some of the best eye makeup for Asian eyes, as well as a few tricks of the trade in order to place more emphasis on them. Prior to apply eye makeup colors, you will first want to prep the eye area. Try using an eye primer such as MAC Prep + Prime Eye, which is considered among the best eye makeup for Asian eyes, then follow with a translucent powder. Priming your lids will help your shadow blend more smoothing without fading or creasing. read more
Total Beauty's makeup tips and tricks are the answer to all your foundation, mascara, eye shadow, and blush questions. If you've ever seen a look on someone, be it a celebrity or girl-on-the-street, and wondered how you could do it at home, you've come to the right place. The art of makeup application has never been easier with our how-to and do-it-yourself articles and videos. These resources will provide you with all the information you need to get exactly the look you're going for - be it forties sophistication, the eighties drama, seventies playfulness, or natural girl-next-door.
In addition to bringing you makeup tips, Total Beauty also offers you comprehensive information on the latest beauty products and complete beauty news coverage. Our articles will help you learn to apply makeup, understand what products will work best for your skin type, and to pick colors that will suit your complexion. All you have to do to get a fabulous, professionally-applied look is to follow our step-by-step beauty and makeup tips.
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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