Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. The best lip liners also keep your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the best lip liners -- as chosen by TotalBeauty readers -- to make you a believer.
You know your most extra friend? The one who needs two bags for toiletries and skin-care on vacation, who's never been to the grocery store without wearing concealer, who reserves a hot 45 minutes each morning just for doing makeup and hair?
Whether it's makeup how-tos or beauty product recommendations, we turn to our favorite beauty bloggers for their mad makeup skills and candid opinions about all things beauty. When they swoon over a dazzling new highlighter, we die a little bit too. If they're obsessed with a particular liquid lipstick, we run out and buy it, too. In other words, their opinions hold a lot of value to us beauty junkies. Which is why, when beauty bloggers team up with beauty brands for makeup collaborations, they're among the most highly anticipated product launches of the year.
For makeup junkies like us, Sephora is basically our version of Candy Land. Whenever we step inside one, we can't help but walk down each and every row and throw eye shadow after blush after concealer in our shopping baskets.
There are four things you should look for in a curling iron: One, does it get hot enough to adequately curl your hair? Two, is it the right size barrel for the curls you want to create (smaller barrels mean tighter curls, looser barrels mean bigger curls)? Three, is it easy to hold and use? And four, is it a high enough quality iron to last you a long time?