Mascara for People Who Hate Mascara

Beauty editor confession: I hate mascara. I hate it so much that I frequently spend large stretches of time on a treatment table with my eyes taped shut, getting falsies glued to my lashes. Yep, even the torture of eyelash extensions was preferable to applying and removing eye makeup every day and night. I loved my extensions almost as much as I hated mascara -- until they made my lashes short, stubby and unhealthy.   read more

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10 Best Nail Polishes

Like a killer scarf or a one-of-a-kind necklace, your nail polish color can be a key accessory. Whether you get your nails done at a beauty salon or DIY, the key to the ideal mani/pedi is great nail polish. And there's really nothing like the feeling of freshly lacquered nails.   See polishes

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16 Best Fall Makeup Buys for Under $15

You don't need to blow your entire paycheck to update your makeup bag with fall's best beauty launches, and these wallet-friendly picks are proof. We scoured the drugstore shelves to find the very best makeup that just a few dollars can buy. From a genius mascara that renders your eyelash curler obsolete to a nude eye shadow palette that works for every daytime look, here are the products that might just make you scrap that trip to the department store.   read more

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Stunning Beauty Looks From Around the World

Hairstylists, makeup artists and manicurists get their inspiration everywhere -- from the local farmers market to the gardens of Tokyo. Lately, it seems like the trend is leaning towards the latter -- the more exotic and far-flung, the better.   read more

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Essie's Fall Nail Polish Collection Has Just Arrived

Essie's new nail polish collection just gave us the most exciting accessory for fall since the pumpkin spice latte. The fall 2014 collection, Dress to Kilt, encompasses all of the trends we saw walk down the runway, bringing them quite literally right to your fingertips.   read more

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6 Inspiring Beauty Vloggers You Need to Be Following Right. Now.

These YouTube beauty bloggers (or vloggers as they're known on the web) have been known to steal hours of our time as we sit entranced by their countless hair, makeup and nail tutorials. No, we're not talking about Michelle Phan. These ladies may not have reached household name status (yet), but they're "the next big thing" in the YouTube beauty space. With viewers reaching into the millions, they know what they're talking about. And we're taking notes on all of their looks.   read more

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5 Natural Acne-Fighting Ingredients to Try Now

Getting clear skin doesn't have to feel like a science project. Brands like Juice Beauty -- makers of the Organics to Clear Skin skin-care kit and Blemish Clearing Serum, winner of a 2014 TotalBeauty.com Reader's Choice Award -- are proving that natural, organic, botanical-based products are just as effective at wiping out acne as the synthetic-chemical-based products you see in the drugstore aisle. Here are the top five natural acne-fighters you should get into your routine now.   read more

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Fall's Most Colorful Cosmetics

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Fall's Most Colorful Cosmetics

Why should colorful makeup be reserved for spring and summer? This fall, the trend forecast is all about ditching your neutrals for moody, unexpected shades that will breathe life into your beauty routine. Here, your guide to experimenting with colorful makeup in cooler temps.   read more

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How to Pick the Perfect Color Combo Every Time

It happens every year: Fashion show season arrives, and the runways and streets alike are full of models, bloggers, editors and fashion insiders who manage to look both unpredictable and incredibly put-together. Their secret to putting together refreshing, not-obvious colors and patterns? The color wheel. Yep, the same rainbow circle you used in elementary school art is the key to nailing trendy color combinations that look great together. This year, keep up with the Wintours of the world with these color combination tips.   read more

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5 Beauty Products That Totally Hide Your Hangover

After a night of drinking, you don't always have the luxury of sleeping in and hiding your tired, hungover face from the world. That's where these beauty products come in. They won't soothe your throbbing headache or take away the nausea (that's what these crazy hangover cures are for), but they do promise to make you look like you didn't overindulge at the company mixer the night before. We decided to test drive these hangover beauty products to see if they could really deliver refreshed, revived skin after one too many cocktails.   read more

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