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Primpin' Ain't Easy: Find The Summer Beauty Look That Fits Your Personality

Bronze & Beautiful

You like makeup, but you don’t take your look to the extreme. You can turn heads when you enter a room without being overly made-up. You aren’t afraid to add a little shimmer or to embrace a peachy glow, but ‘subtlety’ is your middle name.

Celebrity Inspiration: Nia Long

- Apply concealer and foundation to a clean, moisturized face.

- Coat lids in an eyeshadow primer and let dry. Follow this step by covering lids (all the way up to the crease) with a shimmery champagne eyeshadow.

- Using a blending blush, apply a matte baked chocolate eyeshadow in the outer “V” shape of the eye.

- Add eyeliner and two coats of mascara.

- Keep the glam coming with a warm ginger or raisin-colored blush. Take an angled brush and dust the shade on the apples of your cheeks using small circular motions.

- Step into fabulosity by topping this look off with a creamy bubble-gum pink lip gloss.

Daring, Dashing Diva
Celebrity Inspiration: Chanel Iman

You’re the girl who inspires others’ makeup look. They always want to know what you used and how you did it! You steal the show on every scene and ooze confident sensuality because you’re not afraid to highlight your beauty assets.

-Cover your lid with a brown or black eye shadow base to the eye and blend it with your fingers. (A cream base will help with the blending process and using a brown base will tone down the look.)

-Use the tip of your finger to blend the color up to your crease. This will help you avoid the raccoon eye look.

-Apply a black eye shadow pencil to the bottom lash line covering about 1/ 3 of the lid.

-You can also use a black cream shadow or pigmented cream eyeliner.

-Use an eye shadow brush to pat the black eye shadow of your choice onto the lid starting from the lash line up to the crease. This is the part where you can have a little fun by using a matte shade or black shimmer on the lid!

-Use a blending brush to smooth the black shadow for a clean finish.

- Add that same black shadow to the tip of your eye shadow brush and blend it into your lower lash line. You can use a smaller brush for a thinner line or if you need more control.

-Finish the look by with a highlight color on the brow bone. Blend it down to the crease. - Flash sassy lashes with two coats of mascara.

-Plump that pout with a matte nude lip color.

From Catwalk to the Sidewalk
You’re the woman who sees a look on the runway and flaunts it at work the next day. You aren’t afraid to step-outside of the box, in fact you color outside of the lines regularly. You don’t just follow the trends, you make them.

Celebrity Inspiration: Nicki Minaj

-Start by applying primer and concealer to a clean face. Don’t apply your foundation yet in case there’s fallout from the bright eye color you will use.

-Next, apply a flesh-toned eyeshadow primer or a cream eyeshadow base close to the same color of the shadow you will use on your lid. This prepping process is the most important step to creating a beautiful, long-lasting bright look. Tip: Using a jumbo white eyeshadow pen is a great way to really make the color pop.

- Pat a highly-pigmented shade (hot pink, turquoise or vivid purple) on the lids, up to the crease.

-Use a coat of black eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines and top off the eyes with two coats of mascara.

- Since you want your eyes to be the focal point of you look, swipe on a warm, flesh-colored blush to the apples of your cheeks.

-Apply curve-enhancing mascara to lashes.

-Evenly apply foundation all over your face.

-Add definition to lips with a liner and put your best pout forward with a bright neon shade.

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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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