After months of uncertainty, a more hopeful mood is in the air. It's everywhere, including beauty. Which most likely explains the uptick in interest in vivid lipsticks. (There's actually been an increase in customers buying happy-go-lucky shades as lockdown measures ease.)
When I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year, I was surprised to learn that I would need to make one big change to my beauty routine. Because lipstick can easily get in your mouth, my doctor recommended I check all my go-to shades to make sure they were gluten-free.
Gone are the days when natural eyeliners lasted about two seconds. Over the last few years, there's been a lot of innovation in the clean eyeliner category. So now you can find plenty of formulas that are safe, nontoxic and actually stay put. Whether you prefer pencil, gel or liquid, there's a clean eyeliner for everyone.
The clean beauty trend has exploded over the last few years. Probably because everyone wants products boasting safe, nontoxic formulas with ingredients they actually recognize. One of the most popular products you can find in the clean category is mascara. If you're someone who tends to experience irritation when you wear traditional mascaras, then clean mascara might be right for you.
Bold blush doesn't automatically scream 80s. Just look at all of the strong blush looks featured during Fashion Month Fall 2021. Enhanced cheeks appeared across runway shows, presentations and lookbooks.
Fall 2021 was another truly unique season as the industry adapts to the pandemic. What remained constant, besides dreamy clothes, was all the makeup inspiration. The best part? Most of the latest makeup trends are actually wearable IRL.
When we use a mirror, we're typically using it to apply our various serums and facial oils and to master our gua sha technique. We aren't looking in the mirror wondering how we can achieve the same look of said mirror on our skin. Well, we are now. Mirror skin is the coveted look du jour and it very much is about getting the same effect as a mirror. It might sound a bit abstract, but the regimen is crystal clear. (Sorry!) We asked experts about the latest skin care trend and how to achieve mirror skin.
Hands up if you're dreaming of spring already? You are not alone. Besides some vitamin D and a cozy #SelfCareSunday routine, one can brighten up the dark days of winter by bringing out their pastel makeup products now. Soft shades shouldn't be relegated to warm weather. A baby blue coat or mint green sweater are dreamy this time of year and that philosophy applies to pastel eye shadows, lip colors and blushes. Pssst: Pastel makeup products also instantly enliven a dead-looking complexion for Zoom meetings.
Some wear their hearts on their sleeves, but why not on your face? We wouldn't recommend it quite so literally — especially after Valentine's Day — but we do encourage romantic makeup looks. They're the kind of beauty looks that make hearts flutter. Think cat eyes, glowing skin, pretty pink, no-makeup makeup that enhances your natural beauty and red lipstick, of course. The flirty makeup is perfect for date night (Zoom dates included), when you want to show yourself some love or any time you're feeling romantic.
Raise your hand if you're dealing with way too many bottles of beauty goo on your vanity and in your cabinets. You're definitely not the only one. First of all, it's hard to say goodbye to a partially used product that you spent your money on. Even if you didn't really like it that much or haven't reached for it in months (maybe even years). Also, it's super tempting to buy new goodies, which means you have the dilemma of amassment sans purging. We called in some organizational pros to help you declutter your beauty loot in six straightforward steps.
Looking for a little gifting inspiration? We've got you covered. As beauty aficionados, we're highlighting some of our favorite products for head-to-toe beauty, whether that means a luxe body scrub, a frizz-soothing hair set, or even a beauty supplement or two! Keep reading to shop our picks.
There are truly so many incredible things about the winter months. First, peacoats and the first snow of the year! Second, plenty of days off from work to melt into your couch with a mug full of hot chocolate and your pets at your side...
Looking to update your makeup collection? We've got you covered with the makeup winners of the 2020 TotalBeauty Awards. Get ready to meet all your new faves; from long-wearing liquid eyeliners that cost the same amount as a cup of coffee, to fancy foundations that'll leave your skin looking airbrushed and flawless.
In an overwhelming sea of new beauty launches, sometimes it just feels right to lean on the tried-and-true products out there. The toners that have delivered glorious-looking skin for the masses, the micellar waters that actually work, and the liquid eyeliners that won't betray your hard work...and when you find out you can add them all to your cart on Amazon, it only sweetens the pot. We've rounded up eight of our favorite cult-favorite beauty finds — so go ahead and load up your virtual cart.
Here at TotalBeauty, we appreciate a good hydrating toner — and this new formulation from cult favorite Korean beauty brand Cosrx fits that bill nicely. It's made with 72.6 percent propolis extract and 10 percent honey extract, and also includes moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
I'll be the first to tell you — I don't spend much time on TikTok. Since I work in digital media, the second I can get off my devices for the day, I do. So I don't spend much time on Instagram, let alone TikTok.
K-pop fans rejoice: Lisa of BLACKPINK (aka Lalisa Manobal) has nabbed a coveted spokesperson gig with M.A.C. She's the face of the brand's Frosted Fireworks Holiday Collection, which includes 11 limited-edition kits, as well as several similarly limited-edition products.
We're of the firm belief that Halloween is a makeup holiday. Thanksgiving's a turkey holiday, Valentine's Day is a chocolate holiday, New Year's Eve is a sparkles-everywhere holiday... and Halloween is a makeup holiday.
It's the beauty dilemma of the WFH world: You have another impromptu virtual meeting and want to look polished, put-together and ready to take on whatever your boss/clients put forth. Trouble is, the camera might not show that... so you need some makeup that'll give life to the virtual you. (Preferably with little effort and/or time — you might still be on the clock, after all.)