12 Best Foundations Under $15

When it comes to foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, all the eye makeup and lip products in the world won't make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com readers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless-looking skin. In fact, there are plenty of cheapie products that will give you just that! Read on to see what they are.   See foundations

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11 Best Ways to Get Gorgeous in Minutes

Who honestly wants to spend an hour getting ready each morning? Or should we say, who has an hour to spend primping? Between jobs, kids, pets, workout routines, Facebook updates and significant others, there's never enough time to fit everything in. Here, we share expert tips for saving time on your hair and makeup routine -- now you won't have to sacrifice looking great for that daunting to-do list.   See Tips

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Best New Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween costumes can be tricky. You don't want to look cheesy or lame, but you also don't want to be so creative/weird that no one gets what your costume is. Luckily, we've pulled together some foolproof costume ideas for this year. The best part? Most of them don't require you to buy a costume, just get creative with makeup and the clothes in your closet!   See costumes

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Best and Worst Looks of 'Sex and the City'

If you're waiting in anxious anticipation for "Sex and the City 2" you've got a way to go. But you can get a fix right now by indulging in our gallery of the girls' best and worst looks over the years.   See looks

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Best and Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery

From Jennifer Aniston to Megan Fox and Joan Rivers, see who's been nipped, tucked and seriously reconstructed   See celebrities

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12 Best-Teeth Cities

Getting and keeping a beautiful smile can take work, but the people in these cities have no problem with that. So what does it take? According to Irwin Smigel, DDS., founder and president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) and creator of Supersmile, there are a few key factors: Regular dentist visits, not smoking, keeping your soda, wine and coffee intake to a minimum, overall health, living in a humid enough climate (so your mouth doesn't dry out and allow bacteria to flourish), and brushing and flossing regularly (of course). All of these cities excel in these categories, so if you visit, prepare to be blinded by bright smiles.   See cities

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Biggest Beauty Blunders of (Almost!) All Time

Celebrities are usually flawless icons that can do no wrong when it comes to style and beauty, but sometimes even the most gorgeous women make bad decisions when it comes to their hair, makeup and plastic surgery. See proof in these photos.   See hairstyles

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How to Get a Sun-Kissed Glow on Budget

After losing 80 pounds, TotalBeauty.com reader Deana felt great on the inside but still needed help on the outside. Inspired by sunny Hollywood blondes like Goldie Hawn and Heidi Klum, our dream team -- celebrity hairstylists and owners of Lukaro Beverly Hills salon Luke and Rona O'Connor, and celebrity makeup artist Robert Bolanos -- gave Deana a bright new look to help boost her confidence, and kept it budget-friendly to boot!   See makeover

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How to Get the Longest, Thickest Lashes Ever

Just because you've bought a great mascara (like one of these top mascaras), doesn't mean you'll automatically have perfect lashes. It all depends on what you do with it. That's why we asked the experts -- makeup artist Fiona Stiles, founder of Three Custom Color Specialists Chad Hayduk, and MAC makeup artist Gina Bettelli -- for their tricks to getting long, voluminous lashes. With these tips, your lashes will stop people in their tracks!   See tips

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12 Best 'As Seen on TV' Makeup

We've all done it: you can't sleep, you turn on the TV, you watch a celebrity spokesperson rave about some new makeup, and the next thing you know you're pulling out your credit card. The problem is, not all of those late-night impulse buys are great, or even mediocre. However, after reading this list of the top "as seen on TV" makeup, you'll know what's worth the shipping and handling. So go ahead, indulge, it's better than a midnight fridge raid, right?   See makeup

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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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