I love the holiday season in a way that's completely age-inappropriate. I generally start playing Christmas music the day after Halloween, and I decorate well before Thanksgiving.
Which is why I love July. (Stay with me.) Every July, beauty brands give editors a sneak peek at the new holiday collections, and they roll out the red and green carpet (literally), with fake snow machines, pine garlands, and giant Nutcracker statues. It really is like Christmas in July, and I'm a kid in a candy cane store. read more
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Do you keep a stash of makeup in your desk drawer for after-work happy hours, dinner dates, stuff like that? Most of us in the Total Beauty and Beauty Riot offices do too. read more
Every year, seasonal gear seems to hit stores earlier and earlier. Try to buy a bikini now and you'll get sale racks of mismatched tops and bottoms, plus the tweed skirts and leather jackets everyone will be wearing in … September. read more
We needed this today: a little reminder that underneath all of the pro makeup and hours of coiffing, even the most fabulous celebs look like they woke up on the wrong side of the bed -- wrinkles, puffy, dark eye circles, pimples, bed head and all. read more
Would you sell your soul for a one-of-a-kind designer fragrance? Do you secretly covet your neighbor's skin? If your favorite lipstick color were discontinued, how big of a hissy fit would you pitch? Just because we preach the virtues of wearing sunscreen daily or praise the almighty lip balm doesn't mean we walk the righteous path with all of our beauty obsessions. Some of our sinful beauty mistakes border on the criminal. read more
Body paint enthusiasts made their way to Austria to compete in the 16th annual World Bodypainting Festival, where they showed off some of the most incredible art in the flesh we've ever seen. Models posed wearing nothing but makeup and gallons of paint and glitter -- who knew you could do so much with makeup? Check out some of our favorite from this year's festival. read more
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In the Total Beauty and Beauty Riot office, most of us don't have makeup bags so much as makeup trunks, and even those are often overflowing with products. read more
Sure, summer is just getting into full swing, but we're already hearing whispers about the new makeup trends for Fall 2013. It's bold (brows), it's bright (skin), it's retro (dig out those Doc Martens), and it's what we'll be wearing come September when things start cooling off. read more
When the temperatures start to rise, that's your cue to refresh your makeup bag and fill it with plenty of bright and bold hues. Summer is a veritable celebration of color, and what's the easiest way to inject a pop of color into your beauty routine? Start with your lipstick. read more
Matte is back in NARS' new Fall 2013 line, which includes eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, and nail polishes. We love the intense, midnight-toned hues of the shadows -- they remind us of the rich colors you see in the night sky hours after sun goes down. You can grab the new looks at NARS online starting July 15. 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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