13 Best Face Scrubs

Wondering which of the best face scrubs made our list? According to our readers, these scrubs are the best face exfoliators around

8 Glamorous Box Clutches to Wear With Your Party Dress

Modern box clutches look chic with all your cocktail attire this season

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

Gifts so gorgeous that we're doing whatever it takes to get on Santa's "nice" list

Should You Try Clairol Professional FLARE?

Does Clairol Pro's newest hair-color innovation live up to its claims? TotalBeauty.com reviewers DIY-dye and tell us their results

The Surprising Reasons You're Having a Bad Hair Day

How many times have you heard that you should only put conditioner on the bottom half of your hair? It's a tip that hairstylists often give to those of us with finer hair, and it's one that I used to follow religiously. A few years ago, however, I noticed that my hair was getting thinner and finer. Every time I talked to a hairstylist, I asked him or her what could be causing my hair problems -- and I heard answers that ranged from hormones to pollution.   See habits

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The Nars Holiday Collection Is the Only Gift You Need

Seeing all the holiday makeup collections before they hit stores is a perk of the job. We get giddy just thinking about what Nars will debut each holiday season. Last year, their provocative Guy Bourdin collection practically sold out in seconds. We expect no less of this year's collection.   read more

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The Post-Summer Skin Revitalizer That You Need Now: PicoSure®

Summer has come and gone in the blink of the eye, but the telltale signs of sun damage and wild summer days still linger. Thankfully, advances in laser technology have afforded people the chance to remedy things that they're not happy with -- like dark spots, freckles and premature wrinkles or the cute little tattoo you got on your last escapade. PicoSure®, the first FDA-approved aesthetic picosecond laser, is your one-stop shop to tackling your post-summer problems.   read more

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The Vacuum Facial That Clears Out Pores Painlessly

You know those little pinprick-sized dots that cover your face? I'm not talking about freckles. I'm talking about the 20,000 tiny indentations that morph into gigantic craters every time you look into a magnifying mirror. They're called pores, and some women are so concerned about their size (bigger is definitely not better), there's even a term to describe their pore neurosis (porexia).   read more

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22 Fall-Weather Sweaters You'll Want Right Now

All summer long, we look forward to fall sweater weather, when we can finally put away the self-tanner, walk to work without sweating and drink pumpkin spice lattes. Whether you've been anxiously awaiting fall's arrival or are still clinging to summer's last remnants, these cozy fall knits will make the cool-weather transition easier to bear. From cashmere to turtleneck and fitted to oversized, we've rounded up the comfiest fall sweaters for all of your favorite autumn activities.   read more

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12 Best Lip Liners

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. It also keeps 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 top reader-reviewed lip liners to make you a believer.   See reviews

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7 Products to Calm You Down

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7 Products to Calm You Down

The lazy days of summer are officially gone -- your boss is back from vacay and crankier than ever, you've got more deadlines than you can count and the holidays (and all the cookies that come with them) are fast approaching. Translation: You're completely stressed out.   read more

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8 Crazy Things That Happen When You're a Hand Model

While most of us have a cabinet full of skin-care products for our faces, professional hand models pour the same amount of attention into their poreless, baby-bottom-smooth hands. When your hands are your livelihood (raking in $1,000- plus in a single day), you're going to treat them to some serious TLC. We talked to professional hand models Carrie Jacobson (whose hands grace the Orly French Manicure Kit) and Ashly Covington (the hands of Sephora by O.P.I.) who spilled their serious -- and sometimes silly -- skin-care secrets for keeping their hands smooth, soft and flawless.   read more

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20 Groundbreaking Style Icons of Color Through the Decades

Half-shaved heads, asymmetrical haircuts, head-to-toe animal print ... we see these beauty and fashion trends on the runways of Fashion Week, the red carpet of the Grammys and in gorgeous, street style snaps. Sure, they're all the rage now, but the majority of these looks began with fashion icons who spearheaded these styles decades ago. What's more, many of these legends were also women of color, who often found it difficult to find mainstream success during their time.   read more

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Steal These Amazing Metallic Looks

Forget beige and black -- metallics are the new neutral. Besides the standard trio of gold, silver and bronze, variations like gunmetal and rose gold have been making their way down the runway and into our wardrobes -- and the best part about them is that they go with everything. Here's how to really make your metallic accessories shine.   read more

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