The Juicy Spring Lip Color Trend to Try Now

Along with scouting what's vogue in shoes and scoping out "it" new hairstyles, we turn to fashion week runways and celebrities to wrap our head around new makeup trends and color palettes. And nothing gets us going like a hot new lip color trend. This spring's most daring color of choice is orange (and we love it!), but if you're too pragmatic to be an early adopter, we've got the next best thing: berry.   read more

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February 25, 2014  |   2:02 PM  |  COMMENT
With New Ad, CoverGirl Proves It's More Than Easy, Breezy and Beautiful

One of the most unexpected (and, from where I sit, compelling) parts of Sunday's Olympic Closing Ceremonies on NBC was a new commercial from CoverGirl.   read more

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February 24, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  COMMENT
New Spring Makeup Swatches That Put Us in Our Happy Place

We patiently sat through Spring/Summer 2014 fashion week months ago, just barely made it through the brutal winter months and now ... we can't wait one more second to get our hands on the new makeup launching in Spring 2014. Take a sneak peek at this pure makeup product porn: the new spring 2014 makeup in gorgeous color swatches from a few of our favorite bloggers.   read more

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February 24, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Weekend Recap: Makeup at the NAACP Image Awards and More

Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress at the NAACP Image Awards. Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose gave her a pretty bronze look using Dior products. [press release]   read more

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February 24, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT
11 Outrageous Makeup Looks You've Gotta See to Believe

We spend our days pinning gorgeous images on Pinterst, following top makeup artists on Instagram and overall entrenching ourselves in everything beauty-related, but we've never seen anything like these dramatic makeup looks. We found some of the most innovative makeup artists and beauty bloggers around who know no bounds when it comes to makeup. Ombre eyebrows, watercolor face paint ... nothing is off limits. You won't believe the looks they created.   read more

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February 21, 2014  |   9:02 AM  |  COMMENT
7 Best Flat Irons

We think that you should embrace your curls, but sometimes a girl's just got to go sleek. We don't blame you, but we do insist you use a good flat iron. A high-quality straightener works faster, makes hair smoother and causes less damage than lower-quality tools. Check out the irons that TotalBeauty.com readers love.   read more

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February 20, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  36 COMMENTS
The Red Carpet Ready Collection

Introducing the Red Carpet Ready Collection by TotalBeauty.com, full of the season's most glam products to make getting gorgeous that much easier   read more

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February 19, 2014  |  10:02 AM  |  COMMENT
5 CC Primers For Prettier Skin

If you've been following the "alphabet cream" trend, you know all about BB creams and CC creams, and you've probably been waiting patiently for DD creams to surface. (A few brands have tried to make DDs happen, without much success.)   read more

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February 18, 2014  |   4:02 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Beauty Dare: NYFW's Red Eye Makeup

Maybe it reminds you of that bout of conjunctivitis you had as a kid. Or the villain in pretty much every horror movie. Suffice it to say that red eyes aren't traditionally considered sexy. That might have changed with Rodarte's presentation at New York Fashion Week, in which models strutted down the runway wearing shimmery, mauve-y red eye shadow and lip colors -- a look that was slightly gothic, slightly ethereal and super daring. The red eye makeup trend also appeared at the fall shows of Trina Turk, Helmut Lang and Suno, among others. Naturally, we had to try out this runway look in real life, using TotalBeauty.com staffer Sarah Czuleger as our model. Here's how we did it.   read more

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February 14, 2014  |   4:02 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
Beauty Bonanza: Take a Peek Inside the $55,000 Academy Awards Goody Bag

It's true that not everyone will go home a winner come Oscar night (Sunday, March 2), but thanks to the giant bag o' swag compiled by Los Angeles-based marketing company Distinctive Assets, the losers will have a whole lot of cool stuff to help buoy their spirits.   read more

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February 13, 2014  |   8:02 AM  |  COMMENT

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