16 Best Anti-Aging Serums

Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging treatment isn't easy, but with the help of TotalBeauty.com product reviews, you can pinpoint the right skin-care serum for your budget and skin type. See which products, both in the bargain and splurge categories, generated top ratings.   Product reviews

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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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The Only Way to Wear Ankle Boots This Season

Socks and sandals? No way. Socks and ankle boots? Yes. Don't believe us? Take it from the likes of designers Tory Burch and Josie Natori, as well as style icons Grace Mahary, Gizele Oliveira and Jennifer Anniston -- socks with ankle boots are a major trend this season. It may be hard to wrap your head around such a sock-centric look at first, but trust us. Whether you pair them with a midi pencil skirt or cropped boyfriend jeans, this is the only way to wear ankle boots in 2015. Read on for all the inspo you'll need to style socks with ankle boots in the chicest way possible.   read more

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8 Gorgeously Grown-Up Ways to Wear Ruffles

Ruffles are up there on the list of things that are "extremely girly" -- right behind sparkles and just before bows. But you needn't worry about them coming across as cutesy or fussy. This season, celebrities are embracing the twirl-inducing detail and stepping out in architectural ruffles, loose flounces and fluttery trims that make frills feel fresh again.   read more

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14 Best Makeup Tools

Imagine a world without makeup tools. Scary, right? I'm sure we could probably survive -- plus, these celebrities show that sometimes being tweezer-less is a good thing. But a simple tool like a foundation brush or eyelash curler can make all the difference in your makeup routine. TotalBeauty.com readers agree that these makeup tools do the job.   See tools

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Meet Rimmel London's Real Life Double Agent

Introducing a secret weapon for your lashes.   read more

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7 Secret-Weapon Ingredients For Making Your Skin Glow

Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids are the workhorses of your skin care routine. They exfoliate dull skin and fade imperfections, minus scratchy microbeads. Pretty much everyone can benefit from having acid in her routines -- but you shouldn't pick just any ol' AHA cleanser. If you wanna get nerdy about it, the various alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and malic acid) work differently on a molecular level, and choosing which one to use can make or break your skin. We asked Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., a Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist, to decode some of the most common AHAs and BHAs and tell which one you should be using.   read more

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This Is What Beauty Looks Like Around the World

Pay close enough attention, and you'll find that everyone on the planet can be divided into the following two categories: Those that be, and those that observe.   read more

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7 Compact Foundations for Perfect-Looking Skin

Foundation has come a long way in the last 10 years. BB creams and CC creams have taken over the category, and even traditional liquids now pack good-for-your-skin ingredients. However, compact foundations have seriously lagged behind. They're notoriously drying and tend to look flat and unnatural -- that is, until now.   read more

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17 Nail Art Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

Another holiday, another excuse for nail art. From subtle to splashy, these are the only St. Patty's day designs you need   read more

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