18 Next-Level Lip Kits to Spend Your Next Paycheck On

Thanks in part to the ever-ubiquitous Kylie Jenner, lip kits are experiencing a kind of renaissance. Suddenly, all of your favorite brands have their own take on the trend. Sure, some of them had their own lip sets before Kylie was even on the scene, but there's no denying the fact that she's had a hand in their fairly sudden and not-so-fairly massive popularity. It's cool, because it represents a whole new way to shop lip products -- now, you can buy your lip conditioners and balms together, or you can purchase complementary shades of lipstick and lip gloss in one fell swoop. Heck, if you're especially lucky, you might even be able to snag yourself cool special effects lip products to layer together for chicly unique new looks.   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Lipsticks

Finding the best drugstore lipstick can seem like an overwhelming task. After all, the drugstore is packed with endless lipstick options, and it can be hard to choose the best one without trying them all yourself, which kind of defeats the purpose of finding a bargain buy. Luckily, our readers have left thousands of lipstick reviews for hundreds of drugstore lipsticks. We sorted through them all to bring you this list of the 11 best drugstore lipsticks.   read more

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21 Times Kendall Jenner's Makeup Slayed So Hard

Between her busy schedule as a runway model and her contract with Estee Lauder, there have been a lot of great Kendall Jenner makeup looks throughout the years -- after all, she's donned everything from perfectly lined red lips to rainbow eye shadow during her time in the spotlight.   read more

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12 Best Lip Liners

Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. The best lip liners also keep your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the best lip liners -- as chosen by TotalBeauty readers -- to make you a believer.   See reviews

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10 Makeup Brush Cleaners That'll Save You Serious Time

As if the Sunday scaries weren't already terrifying, just a cursory glance at our bathroom vanity following the aftermath of the weekend is enough to bring us to tears (see Kim K's ugly cry if you need a point of reference).   read more

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How to Erase Dark Circles With Makeup

Whether the cause is genetics or last night's Netflix binge, those deep, dark, annoying AF under-eye circles are now this morning's most difficult problem to hide. For some reason, no matter how much concealer you cake on, the evil darkness seeps through, and you end up with a cakey mess -- simply highlighting the problem instead of erasing it.   read more

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19 Cute Makeup Bags to Help You Keep Your Sh*t Together

As any fellow beauty junkie can attest, maintaining your makeup throughout the day is a must. However, stuffing your favorite lipsticks, compacts and eyeliners into random purse zippers and coat pockets is not only inconvenient, it's also a recipe for messy spills, broken powders and total meltdowns -- of the lipstick and emotional variety.   read more

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15 Metallic Lipsticks to Take Over the World in

Metallic lipsticks are one of the biggest trends of the moment, and it's not hard to tell why -- after all, what objection could one possibly have to the concept of gilded lips? They're glamorous, ultra-modern, and completely and satisfyingly shiny. When you think about it, it's kind of like special effects for your most alluring feature -- so you can bet it's a surefire way to amp up any look.   read more

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12 Best Highlighters

Not to be a Debbie downer, but it's a fact of life that with each passing year, time takes its toll on our complexions. Our cheekbones become more sunken in, our under-eye bags get darker and lower, and our skin turns sallower.   See list

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15 Drugstore Products Celebrity Makeup Artists Swear By

It doesn't matter if it's $5 or $50: When something works, it works. Still, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the joy, the satisfaction, the swell of pride -- not to mention the money saved -- that comes with finding truly incredible beauty products for less than the price of a cold-pressed juice. Now that feeling is akin to the makeup lover's nirvana.   read more

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