12 Best Mineral Makeup Products

The best mineral makeup is the gift that keeps on giving. Unlike traditional makeup products, the best mineral makeup lines are free of preservatives and chemicals -- like parabens, dyes and fragrances -- that can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. They can be a lifesaver for women with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea who don't want to give up makeup. And, because most formulas don't contain oil, they also won't exacerbate acne-prone skin.   read more

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11 Snapchat Accounts Every Beauty Junkie Should Follow

With every makeup tutorial, hair demo and sassy comment, our favorite beauty bloggers give us serious beauty (and attitude) goals. We've spent countless hours watching their YouTube channels and reading their beauty blogs, gaining major insights into how to do a cat eye in 30 seconds or where to score the best strobing illuminator.   read more

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14 Best Makeup Brushes

Having the best makeup brushes in your beauty bag can make all the difference in your makeup routine. Just like a great artist uses a brush to create a museum-worthy painting, we wield our makeup brushes to create perfectly contoured and blended makeup masterpieces.   See tools

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10 Best Lip Balms -- and the 5 Worst -- for Dry Lips

How many times a day do you apply lip balm? According to a recent poll we posted on our Facebook page, the average woman uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day. Yeah, you read that right -- 30 times.   See lip balms

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10 Best Drugstore Primers

Navigating the drugstore makeup aisle to find the best drugstore primer can be tricky -- but it's a necessary process. After all, a makeup primer should be a staple in every woman's makeup bag, because it will keep your eye shadow from creasing and your foundation from dripping down your face halfway through the day. If you're on a beauty budget, never fear -- you don't have to spend tons of money to find a great primer. We scoured hundreds of reviews and pulled together this list of the best drugstore primers for frugal beauty babes. We guarantee one (or more!) of these will be the best makeup primer for you!   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Concealers

The best drugstore concealers -- just like their more expensive counterparts -- help us address many a beauty need: They cover up those Netflix-induced under eye bags; make that giant, unexpected pimple do a disappearing act; and add extra insurance to our #flawless makeup look for a night out. And if you think you need to spend money on a pricey concealer to get amazing results, think again.   read more

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12 Best Eyeshadows

If you haven't stashed one of these best eyeshadows in your makeup bag, then you might be familiar with this scenario: You start your day with perfectly made-up eyes. Your lashes are long and lifted, your cat-eye wings are as symmetrical as they'll ever be and your eyeshadow is blended so skillfully that you wish you could give yourself a high five. But a few hours later, you glance in the bathroom mirror to find a pair of shockingly faded, creased eyelids. What was a makeup masterpiece this morning is now a hot mess. We've all been there.   See shadows

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12 Pink Lipsticks That'll Make You Feel Smoking Hot

As tired as we are of hearing that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, we've got to admit that pink is a gorgeous color -- especially when worn on the lips. More than just flattering, pink lipstick makes you feel like you can seduce the hell out of the rest of the world, whether you're wearing a subtle rose or an in-your-face magenta.   read more

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How to Master Contouring Once and for All

Contouring. The word alone can strike fear into the heart of makeup novices and pros alike. (After all, there's nothing worse showing up to a date or work event with stripes that make it obvious you just tried contouring for the first time.)   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Foundations Under $15

When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that. Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin -- even when you can't sample them ahead of time.   Drugstore Foundation

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