Best Drugstore Dupes for High-End Beauty Products

You fall head over heels for a $58 BB cream that leaves your skin soft, dewy and impossibly clear -- and you're quite sure there's no other product in the world that will make you look so youthful and radiant. So you do want any beauty-product-obsessed girl on a budget would do: splurge on another bottle and eat ramen for the next week. No matter how much you love a product, it can be hard to justify the price tag, especially on day six of shrink-wrapped noodles. While there truly are some magical beauty products out there for which there is no substitute, plenty of expensive department store beauty products have a drugstore doppelganger that works just as well -- and for a lot less money. We road-tested every popular beauty dupe on the market to find out which high-end beauty products are worth the splurge and which ones you may want to reconsider.   read more

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What Does Your Nail Polish Say About Your Personality?

Nail polish is one of those products beauty junkies hoard: It's inexpensive, a subtle way to wear trending colors, and easily applied and removed. But even if your nail polish collection is ginormous, there's probably one shade you reach for again and again. Read on to find out what your favorite nail polish color reveals about your personality.   read more

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Boost Your Brush IQ

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Step up your beauty game with these tips and tricks for making the most of your makeup brushes   read more

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Brush on Beauty

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Step up your beauty game with these tips and tricks for making the most of your makeup brushes   read more

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5 Tips to Achieving Lash Perfection

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5 Tips to Achieving Lash Perfection

Nothing completes your look quite like a fringe of big, curvaceous, plumped-up lashes. Knock your target dead every time you lock eyes by following these five easy steps to achieving the perfect rockin' lashes full of volume.   read more

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Jaw-Dropping Runway Looks for Dark Skin

Here at Total Beauty, we can appreciate the fashion that comes down the runways during New York Fashion Week, but what really sets our hearts aflutter: the gorgeous new makeup trends we get to look forward to. While you can adapt any trend seen on the runway to suit your skin tone, we found six makeup looks that were especially gorgeous on dark skin. From vibrant eye shadows to gilded smoky eyes, here are the best runway makeup looks (so far) for dark skin.   read more

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8 New Tinted Lip Balms That You Might Love More Than Baby Lips

Every 15 seconds, seven tubes of Maybelline Baby Lips are sold. Maybe it's Maybelline, or maybe it's that the best tinted lip balms offer complexion-brightening, unfussy color plus tons of moisture. While we don't dispute the amazingness of Baby Lips, we wonder how other, new tinted lip balms stack up against the most popular brand. These eight new lip balms -- which deliver a kiss of color, a heaping dose of moisture plus long-term benefits including age-fighting antioxidants -- are about to up your tinted-balm game, big time.   read more

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When Matching Your Makeup to Your Outfit Totally Works

It seems like just yesterday that being too matchy-matchy was a huge fashion faux pas. Today, the style set is matching anything and everything. Celebs and stylists have proved that, when it's done correctly, color-coordinating your makeup, outfit and accessories can have gorgeous results. Here's how.   read more

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Cat-Eye Liner for Small Eyes

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Cat-Eye Liner for Small Eyes

Ask me my favorite makeup look, and I'll ask you if lip balm counts as makeup. But that doesn't mean I'm a makeup hater. When I sang at the New York City Ballet Spring Gala in April (a total pinch-me moment), I wore a strong cat eye that I really loved.   read more

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See Every Piece in the Charlotte Tilbury Collection

Charlotte Tilbury has been a prominent figure in the beauty world for decades, and you no longer have to be a Hollywood A-lister to get her professional makeup secrets. We've been eagerly anticipating the launch of Tilbury's makeup line in the U.S. since we first got a peek at the rose gold packaging (this is serious vanity quality makeup here). With products inspired by glamorous leading ladies like Brigitte Bardot and statement-making songstresses like Lady Gaga, this line really does have something for everyone. See every piece here before you rush out to purchase the collection come September. (Products will be available at CharlotteTilbury.com, Bergdorf Goodman, BergdorfGoodman.com, Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Beautylish.com and Net-a-Porter.com.)   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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