How to Win Best-Dressed at Your Fourth of July BBQ

Forget cheesy t-shirts and bandanas. Here are 10 Independence Day outfit ideas you'll want to wear again and again

America's 11 Best-Looking Cities

People with healthy skin, beautiful hair and clear complexions flock to these U.S. towns. Did yours make the list?

Beauty Goodies Made in the U.S.A.

Celebrate the 4th of July in style this year by using these American-owned makeup and skin care picks

12 Unexpectedly Chic Fourth of July Manis

Save the flag for the parade and opt for one of these designs instead

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

After a full weekend of gorging ourselves on turkey, mashed potatoes and way too much pumpkin pie, we like to work off the extra calories with a strenuous cardio workout -- otherwise known as Black Friday shopping. And if you hate the crowds and subsequent elbowing that occurs at the mall, there are always Cyber Monday deals to fall back on (the gym can wait). Here, the beauty deals we're most looking forward to this holiday weekend -- and a few extra special deals just for Total Beauty readers.   read more

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Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them

Who wants to diet during the holidays? Thanksgiving, New Year's and every party in between revolves around food (well, okay, family, but food's a close second), so counting calories or carbs during these months feels like a task better suited to the Grinch. Still, no one wants to greet the New Year in pants two sizes too small, either.   read more

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The Beauty Advent Calendars on Our Wish List

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, no? Give the gift of joy and beauty this year with an adorable beauty advent calendar. Packaged with individual compartments waiting to be opened in the days leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, these calendars from our favorite beauty brands are filled with the best kind of treats -- nail polish, perfume, makeup, skincare and hair products galore. Perfect for holiday travel or sampling a brand's best products, you'll get on everyone's good list this year with this gift. Of course, we wouldn't fault you if you broke down and got one for yourself -- these charming calendars are just too cute to pass up.   read more

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Holiday Cocktails for the Hostess Who Hates to Cook

I love the holidays, and I love playing hostess. But one place where my enthusiasm wanes is the kitchen. I don't know about you, but sweating off my makeup over a pan of gravy or spending the next day scrubbing turkey gizzard out from under my nails does not say "fun" to me. Course, that doesn't mean the holidays have to be a total party bust.   read more

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11 Best Hot Styling Tools

Heat styling is a necessary evil in the world of hairstyles. With sleight of hand, curl and volume can be added to stick-straight hair with rollers or curling iron action, and wavy or curly hair can miraculously be straightened with a solid blow-out and flat-iron finessing.   See tools

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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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7 Steps to Perfect Foundation Application

Foundation sets the stage for all the other players in your makeup routine. When applied correctly, foundation evens out your skin tone, conceals imperfections and gives you a natural-looking radiance. In the case of Estée Lauder's new Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25, it can even give your skin anti-aging benefits. When you properly apply your foundation, it enhances the rest of your look: Your lipstick appears more vibrant, your blush has more "pop" and your eye makeup looks more radiant.   read more

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9 Easy Tips for Creating a Contoured, Flawless Face

Getting perfect skin doesn't have to involve hundreds of products. Work your way to an even-toned, contoured face using foundation   read more

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The Foundation of Your Beauty: 10 Tips for a Healthy Glow

Introducing part one of our three-part series, The Foundation of Your Beauty, designed to help you feel gorgeous from the inside out.   read more

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The Foundation of Your Beauty: 10 Makeup Tips That Will Change Your Routine

Introducing part three of our three-part series, The Foundation of Your Beauty, designed to help you feel gorgeous from the inside out.   read more

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