10 Secrets I Learned at Makeup Artist School

You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smoky eye turns out perfectly.   See cheat sheet


April 15, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  187 COMMENTS
The Best Beauty Looks from the MTV Movie Awards

This weekend, our Instagrams were flooded with pictures of flower crowns, cutoffs and tribal face paint thanks to Coachella. But interspersed with all of the crazy bohemian images from Indio, Calif., was a refreshing dose of red carpet glamour -- thanks to the MTV Movie Awards. The coolest young celebrities took a time out from all that dancing in the desert to celebrate the films that might not have been Oscar-worthy, but were still some of the hottest flicks of the year. And their red carpet looks did not disappoint. From Riri's gorgeous curls to Lupita's smoky eye, we rounded up the best beauty looks and the latest beauty trends that were making the red carpet rounds last night.   read more


April 14, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  COMMENT
M.A.C.'s Latest Collection Makes a Convincing Case for Yellow Lipstick

There's a time and a place for bright lipsticks and lip glosses -- and M.A.C.'s summer collection, Playland, has convinced us that's anytime and everywhere. From vibrant fuchsias, covetable corals and even bright yellows, we're feeling inspired to leave behind our neutral palettes and indulge our wild sides. Pick up these gorgeous shades online April 15th or get them at a M.A.C. counter April 17th.   read more


April 11, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Does Your Makeup Own You?

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski sat on a panel at the Women of the World conference over the weekend and was so moved by the discussion over makeup that she decided to do something rather unprecedented -- take it all off.   read more


April 10, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  COMMENT
The Truth About Makeup Fakes

If you think you're getting a deal by buying through third-party vendors, beware: You may be buying knockoffs. And even worse, they could contain a great deal more toxic ingredients than the real stuff.   read more


April 9, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT
The Beauty Products You Need, Like, Yesterday

Trends, by their very nature, are fleeting. What's fresh and innovative today turns tired tomorrow. While some beauty trends, like stiletto nails and undercuts, can't seem to go fast enough, there are plenty more that we'd like to see stick around forever. Never has that been truer than in this year's TotalBeauty.com Award submissions, where we spotted so many emerging trends and technologies that have kind of become our beauty BFFs.   read more


April 8, 2014  |   3:04 PM  |  COMMENT
Steal These Makeup Looks With our TotalBeauty.com Award Winners

The secret to this supermodel's pout is a punchy shade of orange -- spring's super trendy lip color. Not only can you use this to freshen up your makeup now, but the color promises to be hot for summer, too -- and it looks great with a tan.   read more


April 8, 2014  |   1:04 PM  |  COMMENT
TotalBeauty.com Awards 2014: Best Makeup Products

If you're anything like us, you're probably pretty discerning about what makes the cut in your makeup bag(s). Only the best makeup will do. So we painted our faces with all kinds of products (from BB creams and lipsticks to bronzers and primers) to find the best of the best makeup: the mascara that gave us lashes a mile long, the foundation that made our skin look flawless and the concealer that hid all traces of a late-night Netflix binge session.   read more


April 8, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  COMMENT
The Only Makeup Collection We'd Wear Poolside

There's something about the words 'limited edition' and 'Nars' that when put together, completely throw us into a frenzy. So of course, the new Nars summer makeup collection, Adult Swim, has me lusting after lime green (yes, I said it, lime green) eyeshadow. Adult Swim launches in store April 15, and combines the best of all facets of summer makeup -- pastels, neons, metallics -- and somehow makes it all work together.   read more


April 7, 2014  |   3:04 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Sick of Hearing About Cara Delevingne's Eyebrows? Let's Move on to Her Lashes ...

If I had a dollar for every time the words "Cara Delevingne" and "eyebrows" were typed into the same sentence I, well, I would be on a beach in Fiji somewhere far, far away from a laptop.   read more


April 7, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT

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