10 Reasons You'll Never Look at Selfies the Same Again

They say selfies are the mark of a self-absorbed generation. Eff that noise.

The Eye Shadow Palette That Tops My Packing List

From new finds to longtime favorites, these are beauty products that our editors use until the bitter end (of the tube)

Editors' Pick: 12 Best Foundations

We've put tons of foundations to the test over the years -- see which ones won us over

The 10 Commandments of Makeup Brushes

Your essential guide to making the most out of your makeup brushes

7 Best Wen Products -- and the 2 Worst

You've probably seen a Wen infomercial, or at least heard of the all-natural brand with a cult-like following. Wen was created by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean, and is "a new approach to the way you cleanse your hair." In addition to hair products, there are also all-natural body products in the Wen line … and the beauty-obsessed go crazy for both. Here, the eight Wen products TotalBeauty.com reviewers love -- and the two products they simply can't stand.   See products

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How Many Luxury Beauty Brands Can You Pronounce?

We all know how to pronounce the drugstore staples like Pantene and Maybelline, but how well versed are you with the glamorous, inscrutable names of luxury beauty brands? For every mainstream makeup, hair and skin care staple, there's a high-end brand just daring us to mangle its fancy, accent-riddled monkier. Thus, the test: How knowledgeable a beauty enthusiast are you, really? In this quiz, choose the correct phonetic spelling of each brand name to prove your beauty fluency. The right answers will be revealed with your results at the end.   read more

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

Dressing on-theme for a holiday get-together without looking absurd is no small task. It's especially tricky on the Fourth of July, when the color palette and pattern options are fairly limited. (As it turns out, stars and stripes tend to look better on a flagpole than a human body). That's why we put together this roundup of chic Independence Day outfit inspo. Scroll through for 10 outfit ideas that are totally wearable, and click on the links throughout to recreate each look.   read more

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Beauty Goodies Made in the U.S.A.

We've never been the kind of gals to go all crazy with the patriotic spirit on July 4. Don't get us wrong, we love this country and what it stands for -- the land where dreams are realized, no matter where you come from. Sounds hokey, but roll with us on this one.   See products

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America's 11 Best-Looking Cities

Of U.S. cities, which town is the fairest of them all? No, we're not talking waterfalls and flowers; we're talking people. And since beauty is pretty much in the eye of the beholder, we admit, it's hard to tell which town takes the title. There are so many qualities to consider: good looks (like having beautiful hair or clear skin), fit figures, brains, personality, charisma, sense of humor ... and everyone's preferences are so different. But just for fun, we put good looks way up there.   See list

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13 Not-So-Average Lemonade Recipes

Nothing says "summer" like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. But even if you have your sugar-to-lemon ratio just right, traditional lemonade recipes get old after a few pitchers.   read more

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10 Smoothies for Perfect Skin

Sick of hearing what you can't drink if you want perfect skin?

Coffee. Booze. Soda. Even fruit juice is a no-no. What's a thirsty gal to do?   See recipes

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7 Best CC Creams for Flawless Skin

Radiant, even-toned skin sets the stage for the rest of your makeup -- but you don't need a heavy foundation and layers of powder for a smooth, flawless complexion. Not anymore, at least. Over the past several years, the best CC creams have inspired many women to give up heavy foundation, thanks to the natural, skin-perfecting coverage they offer.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Scoop Up This July

If I could only write about one category of beauty product for the rest of my career, it would be skin care. Which is why I'm so excited about the new products launching in July: There's a lot of skin care. From the best-selling cleansing oil in Korea (you'll be shocked to learn the brand) to a cooling, moisturizing cucumber mist you can pick up at Target to an overnight moisture mask made with snow mushroom, there are some fascinating skin care buys this month. You'll also find the prettiest new line of lip gloss, a gorgeous candle and so much more. Ready to shop? I certainly am.   read more

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12 Unexpectedly Chic Fourth of July Manis

I love anything Fourth-of-July themed (hello red, white and blue cupcakes!), but when it comes to nails, I'm declaring independence from cheesy patriotic designs. The founding fathers totally would have wanted it that way.   read more

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