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Posted by Total Beauty on 01/26/12 at 04:37PM

See Honey, I Was Right

My husband is an automotive journalist (yep, what I do with beauty, he does with cars), and as such he spends a lot of time behind the wheel. And I spend a lot of time nagging him about wearing sunscreen behind that wheel.

For some reason, he won't trust me (the beauty editor) when I say that UV rays can seep through car windows. He insists they're tinted and therefore, he's fully protected.

So I'm bringing in the big guns: Dr. Arielle Kauvar, founder of New York Laser & Skin Care. Now the doc can tell us once and for all, is my skin safe in the car?

"Not if you are in a car with windows," Kauvar says. "UVB rays (the burning or 'tanning' rays) are filtered out by glass but UVA (the 'aging' rays) are not. If you are in a car without sunscreen, you are getting continuous exposure…  Read more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 01/26/12 at 02:36PM

Kate Bosworth: Best Makeup Look at Sundance?

Her movie "Black Rock" might have stolen the show at Sundance, but we're way more obsessed with Kate Bosworth's bright pinky-red lip. It's definitely a look to steal for spring, or heck, right now. We got the scoop from her makeup artist, Kelsey Deenihan for Votre Vu, on how to get her look:

"I started off by massaging ATTENTIVE Creme de Jour for Sensitive Skin, $39, all over the face and neck. This cream is great because it calms the skin and replenishes moisture -- especially in these [cold] weather conditions.

"To finish prepping I dabbed a drop of light-coverage foundation into the skin and massaged starting at the center of the face and moving outward.
Kate has amazing skin so she really doesn't need a heavy foundation. To set the foundation I dusted on powder.

"For the…  See the look »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 01/25/12 at 02:36PM

Steal This Victoria's Secret Angel's Makeup for Valentine's Day

The month of love is just around the corner, which means a trip to the Hallmark store for many ... and a trip to Ben & Jerry's for others. If you've got a date for V-Day and want to break out of your makeup box but don't know how, who better to ask for tips than the gorgeous Victoria's Secret Angels? I got the step-by-step tutorial on how to copy Candice Swanepoel's amazing red lips from celebrity makeup artist Colleen Runne:

Step 1: To prepare lips for a perfect lip color application, exfoliate by using a lip scrub , removing any dead skin. Try VS Makeup PRO Smooth FX Lip Scrub & Balm.
Step 2: Apply lip balm. "This is an important step when using red or dark lip colors as they will grab any dead skin and make your lips look blotchy and dry," says Runne.
Step 3: After your lips have…  Read More »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 01/25/12 at 10:28AM

Balenciaga Taps Kristen Stewart as the Face of its New Fragrance

"Twilight" and Balenciaga might seem like an unusual pairing, but Kristen Stewart (who plays Bella in the series, for all of you non-Twihards), will be the face of the fashion house's next fragrance. "She shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga," says creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere. While details on the scent are still under wraps (it's scheduled to come out this fall), our guess is that it will be moody, mysterious, and maybe even a touch radical -- just like Stewart.  Read More »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 01/25/12 at 10:28AM

Amore Pacific Brings Back Green Tea Seed Treatment Oil

If you happened to get an Amore Pacific gift set during the holidays, you probably fell in love with the Green Tea Seed Treatment Oil, $195 -- a super-hydrating serum in a sleek, modern-looking bottle. Then, you probably started carefully rationing out each drop of the stuff when you found out it was a limited edition. Good news! Both retailers and customers loved the product so much that Amore Pacific is making it part of their permanent collection. Sure, it's a splurge -- but you only need a few drops (even if you aren't trying to make it last indefinitely!).  Read More »

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