13 Best Hair Gels

Hair gel is one of the most versatile products in your beauty arsenal. Our readers rank their 13 favorite gels

Jeweled Accessories to Jazz Up Your Outfit

Add a bejeweled clutch, hair accessory or shoe to any ensemble for an instant refresh

7 New Ways to Wear Perfume

Layering fragrances may sound complicated, but it's easier than you think. Here are tips on wearing perfume the new way

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

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

10 Stunning Bollywood-Inspired Eye Makeup Looks

Singing, dancing and happy endings define Bollywood (Bombay's version of Hollywood) films. Grand, sweeping musical numbers fill the screen and suspend moviegoers' reality for three to four hours (unlike "Lord of the Rings," Bollywood films kindly have an intermission).   read more

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We Tried It: Estée Lauder's New Perfectionist Makeup

Thanks to advances in technology, makeup is no longer just makeup. Top cosmetic brands are creating products that not only make you look gorgeous in the short-term, they also pack long-term skin-care benefits. The days when makeup wreaked havoc on your face are gone -- now, makeup can actually make your skin better.   read more

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Never Wash Your Face the Same Way Again

About three years ago, photographer and style blogger Garance Doré declared that she was giving up water. Instead, she vowed to only wash her face with micellar water -- or French cleansing water. She even tried to keep her face dry when she showered.   read more

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Cute Hat! But Your Hair Is a Train Wreck

Summertime hats are built for covering up -- those floppy hats and fedoras shield your face from scorching UV rays, and hide those sweaty, salty "beachy waves" or your chlorine-crunchy mop. But when cool weather hits, hats are all about keeping your noggin' warm. Problem is, the minute you set foot inside and take off that beret, the damage is done: Your hair looks like it's been run through a turbo engine.   read more

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Tyra Banks' Secret to Not Aging a Day

Tyra Banks -- whether you know her as the drop-dead gorgeous supermodel who graced the pages of Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated, as the kooky host of "America's Next Top Model" (ANTM) or as the talk-show host with a big personality, everyone can agree -- Banks is a powerhouse of talent. And now, Banks is bringing her supermodel knowledge and "smizing" (Tyra speak for smiling with your eyes) beauty advice to the cosmetics world with her new makeup line, Tyra Beauty, available on HSN.   read more

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Readers' Choice: The 12 Best Mineral Makeup Products

From powders to liquids, these mineral makeup formulas were voted most impressive (and least irritating) by TotalBeauty.com users. Check out their reviews to find the perfect match for your skin -- and budget.   read more

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17 Instagram Beauty Gurus You've Got to Follow

Your Instagram friends' #nomakeup selfies and the pics of the amaze burritos they had for lunch are great. But your feed could use a little more glamour. A little more pizzazz. A little more prettiness. The following beauty gurus and tastemakers make Instagram look like an art form, with amazingly gorgeous, well-curated feeds. From beauty product porn to braids for every occasion to enviable nail art, the images in these Insta feeds are the prettiest things you'll see all day.   read more

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Is This Brightening Serum Your Skin-Care Savior?

For every woman with a bathroom cabinet full of once-used products, it's clear finding a skin care regimen that fulfills individual needs is not an easy process. We all want to find that one magic product that does wonders for both our complexion and our self-esteem. And for many women who suffer from hyperpigmentation -- a darkening of the skin caused by overproduction of melanin resulting in patchy dark areas or small spots -- this requires a do-it-all brightening serum and dark spot corrector.   read more

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The New Way to Keep Chapped Lips at Bay

Cleansing oils, dry oils, face oils, body oils ... After years of stripping our skin in pursuit of a squeaky-clean visage, we've finally caught on to the fact that oil is a good thing. Loaded with antioxidants, botanical oils soothe skin and prevent moisture loss -- giving us a glowy, not greasy, complexion.   read more

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6 Women Who Inspire Us to Work Out Harder

Forcing ourselves to hit the gym is not always an easy feat: Who actually wants to pound the treadmill after work when we could settle down on the couch with some wine and Netflix? Sometimes we need a little extra nudge to get us to set down the vino and lace up our shoes.   read more

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