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5 Makeup Tips for the Warmer Weather

Summer heat will be upon us soon. Just as your wardrobe changes for the warmer months, so should your make-up regimen. Sticky lipstick, running eyeliner and melting foundation are prevalent beauty disasters during summer months. Don’t let this happen to you. Here are a few tips that will ensure your face stays fresh and made-up for the hotter weather.

Make Time to Prime:
Primer is so important for the warmer weather. Primer is worn after you have applied your moisturizer and before you apply your foundation and/or concealer. It is an excellent product that smoothes out your face and ensures that your foundation lasts all day. If you don’t want your foundation slipping and running down your forehead, primer will be your best friend this summer. Try Korres Face Primer.

Dress Light:
You wouldn’t be caught dead rocking chunky sweaters and heavy fabrics this summer, so why get caught wearing heavy makeup? Opt out of using thick and cakey liquid foundations this summer and try a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers work wonders as a sheer coverage that keeps skin looking and feeling airier than your foundation. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is a great moisturizer and comes in Almond, Tan and Mocha shades for darker skin complexions.

Powder Please:
If tinted moisturizer isn’t giving you the appropriate coverage you need, use a light brushing powder foundation on top of your tinted moisturizer. Apply powder foundation in those areas where you need a little more coverage. MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Loose Foundation is a lightweight and loose mineral powder that will have you looking radiant and natural this summer.

Light and Bright:
The summertime is the perfect season to experiment with bright and vibrant colors on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Switch from wearing your neutral hues that you wear during fall and winter months, and embrace livelier, more playful colors. Apply pink and peaches to your cheeks and tangerine to your lips. In doing so, remember that summertime is all about staying and looking light, so stay away from rich, deep colors. Sheer glosses and eye-shadow colors are the best way to ensure that your face appears both light and bright.

Blot Sweat Away:
The worst thing about hot summer days is worrying about unnecessary shine on your face. While there is nothing sexier than a nice summer glow, a sweaty T-zone does not compare. To prevent your forehead and nose from looking greasy and sweaty, purchase blotting papers. They’re cheap and simple to use. All you do is press and go. Try Sephora Matte Blotting Papers. It’ll eliminate shine, while maintaining that fresh summer glow you all love.

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During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

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"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

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As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

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Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

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Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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