No.3Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Powder, $34
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9.7
Why it's great: "This is a keeper. When you put it on, it's so light and looks so natural you can't even tell you've put on a powder. I use the medium beige, and it covers several noticeable age spots. Then if you use the mineral veil afterward it just looks flawless. It really lasts several months and I use it about four times a week." -- omccoy, TotalBeauty.com member read more
Prescriptives Virtual Skin Super-Natural Finish, $32.50
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 9.2 read more
We've heard complaints about foundation ranging from too heavy and drying to too light and oily, not to mention "too few shades" and "too expensive." So we made a list of the foundations that garnered praise from TotalBeauty.com members. Check out which brands and formulas got the most consumer stamps of approval and consider whether you should switch to something new. read more
Try a new makeup look and improve your life at the same time by choosing makeup colors that mesh with your zodiac sign. Astrology guru, Michele Bernhardt, founder of MyInnerWorld.com shares advice on what eyeshadow colors a woman of your sign should wear. And why follow this advice, you may ask? She claims wearing the suggested colors can add balance to your life -- who couldn't use more of that? See eyeshadows
If your budget's not what it used to be, your makeup doesn't have to
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How many times has your foundation looked great at the beauty counter, then "off" the next day? We talked to celebrity makeup artists Gita Bass and Molly Stern and Procter & Gamble senior scientist Sarah Vickery to help you figure out what went wrong. Take the quiz to find out what kind of makeup your skin really needs and get expert tips on making your skin look its best. Find your match
It's official: Pink is back, and some argue it's the new red! Makeup artists John Fussell and Jane McKay both agree that pink is a youthful, healthy color that can look great on everyone. "Color has no age discrimination," Fussell says. But like red, pink takes on many intensities and undertones, so before you shell out more dough for this trend, take the quiz to find out which shades were made for you. Lip color quiz
Pro makeup artist Molly Stern says primers are meant to serve as a layer between skin and foundation to create a more even surface. But not everyone needs them. "The best candidate for them would be someone who is very oily or has a lot of scarring from acne," she says. See primers
We had 10 women test mineral foundations and judge quality based on look, feel and packaging. (To play fair, we removed or covered labels and logos.) Each tester received a more natural brand marked Product A and a less natural brand marked Product B. The natural quality of the products was judged by Total Beauty editors based on product ingredients. Find out which makeup fared best. View winners
So are you cool or warm? Cool complexions usually have "blue, violet or gray eyes," says Los Angeles makeup artist Lucy Crawford. Warm complexions usually have brown, green or hazel eyes and tan rather than burn in the sun. But rules were made to be broken, so here's a second test: Hold a white sheet of paper to your jawline. If you see pink or blue in your skin, you're cool; yellow or orange means you're warm. Now remember your undertone and find your makeup colors: Find My Colors
face makeup articles
Getting the right look with your makeup is one of the most important parts of your style and appearance. Without the right information on the kind of face makeup that suits you, styling your look can be difficult. Total Beauty's beauty guide can give you everything you need to put together the perfect look.
When choosing between blushes, powders, foundations, bronzers and concealers, you'll need all of the information you can get. With a wide range of products available on the market today, finding the ones that match your skin tone and type can be complicated. The online resources available at Total Beauty, however, will give you in-depth information on products that will help you decide which brands to trust. In addition, you'll find detailed product reviews from well known beauty experts who have tried and tested the products themselves. Readers also get to share their experiences using a product through the user comments and ratings.
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