Makeup: Beauty Brand Pronunciation Guide

When it comes to makeup and beauty brands, there are those good old, simple-to-say American brands like CoverGirl or Revlon. Then there are intimidating foreign names like Shu Uemura that can leave you feeling like Nomi in "Showgirls" when she says her couture gown is "Ver-SAYCE" instead of "Ver-Sa-Chee." Read: more than a little mortified.   See the brands now

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Makeup: Beauty Editors Take It All Off

The staff at Total Beauty comes clean -- faced that is. See us remove our makeup   See pictures

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The Sophisticated Curly Hair Makeover

With virgin color and hair that has only been cut by family members, Theresa is due for a style overhaul. Here to make the magic happen is our talented makeover team at the Warren-Tricomi salon in Los Angeles, Calif., which includes hairstylists Whitney Olson and Reanna Garcia, colorists Jherra Moreno and Ashleigh Childers, and celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of the Luxe Beauty Team Amy Hollier. See how they take the reserved music teacher's look to a whole new level of sophistication with subtle highlights and smoothed out curls, giving her the elegant look she craves.   See makeover

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The Dramatic Pixie Cut Makeover

Our makeover dream team -- celebrity hairstylists and owners of Lukaro Beverly Hills salon Luke and Rona O'Connor, and celebrity makeup artist Taylor Babaian -- shows how a busy mom like Rachel can add sophistication to her look in less than 10 minutes. Follow her amazing transformation to pick up time-saving tips for yourself.   See tips

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Spring 2011's Hottest Fashion & Eye Makeup Looks

Not sure which makeup look to pair with the stripe trend you're so into? We got the scoop from in-the-know fashion and beauty experts   See trends

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10 Things a Makeup Counter Salesperson Doesn't Want You to Know

Picture this: You're walking though Macy's on a lazy Saturday afternoon. You're not particularly looking to buy anything -- you just wanted to peruse the shoe aisle or see what's on sale in the handbag department.   See secrets

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How to Organize Your Makeup Like a Pro

We aren't all neat freaks and one too many overzealous trips down the makeup aisle has left our bathroom drawers, medicine cabinets and makeup bags overflowing with stuff. Because that's what all your precious makeup becomes when you have one too many of everything, everywhere.   See tips

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13 Worst Lip Glosses

While some women battle shoe addictions, we here at Total Beauty have a bit of a lip makeup obsession.   See worst glosses

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The 7 Makeup Brushes You Actually Need

Most artists will admit that they are nothing without the tools of their trade. Just think: Where would Van Gogh have gotten without his bold brush strokes?   See brushes

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Makeup Tips That Erase 10 Years

Remember when you were a little girl and you couldn't wait to start wearing makeup?

How you'd pocket your mom's lipstick and wait until you got to the bathroom at school to put it on? And, how you logged countless hours in front of the bathroom mirror experimenting with different colors and ways to draw on eyeliner until you hit on just the right combo?   Youthful tricks

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Makeup Advice and Tips

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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