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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fake a Full Night's Sleep with These New Super-Concealers

Let's face it: Despite our best intentions, getting a solid night's sleep just doesn't happen all the time. Whether it's a work deadline or a "House of Cards" binge-watching spree that's robbing you of Zzz's, the result is still the same: puffy, tired-looking eyes. When you're already sleepwalking through your morning routine, the last thing you want to deal with is a complicated camouflaging strategy. Slathering on eye cream and a concealer? That's just way too much work. Which is why we're obsessed with the latest crop of concealers. Instead of merely hiding the problem, they contain skin care ingredients that help reduce dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles in the long run, while instantly brightening, de-puffing and covering dark circles (so you don't have to wait for the long-term results to kick in). So leave the raccoon eyes to, well, the raccoons and start fighting dark circles and fine lines as you cover them up.   read more

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Pastel Eyeshadow You Can Even Wear to Work

Nothing brings me to my childhood happy place quite like the fresh colors of spring. Pastel blues that remind me of eating flossy cotton candy in amusement park lines, or light pinks and greens that take me right back to the first sunny beach days of the season -- strolling the boardwalk with a dripping ice cream cone of strawberry and mint chocolate chip. Now, I'm itching to add these colors to my beauty routine -- embracing the pastel eyeshadow trend.   read more

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Whoa! Two Eyeliner Tricks That Make a Cat Eye Look Tame

If you woke up this morning and dabbled on your eye makeup the same way you do every day, we've got a little treat for you. The next time you have a spare five (or 10) minutes, try one of these amazing eyeliner looks. Unlike the smoky eye (which, let's be honest, takes a bit of brilliance in blending artistry), the only thing these looks require is a steady hand. And maybe a little glitter. And, oh yeah, the right brushes and tools.   read more

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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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