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Refresh Your Midday Makeup in 5 Easy Steps!

We've all been there. Three o'clock is rolling around and our perfect morning makeup is beginning to slide off our faces. Instead of lugging your whole makeup collection to work, lighten your load and refresh your makeup with these 5 simple steps!

Vibe Vixen Cotton SwabsWe all try to keep oil at bay with powder. But instead of caking on the layers, blot your face with blotting papers first. Out of papers? Rip facial tissue in half and press onto oily areas. The blotting papers absorb the oil and leave your makeup on.

Also, carry a few q-tips with you and blot the concealer underneath the eye. The cotton bud will help minimize the dreadful creases concealer tends to create and leave your concealer looking blended and fresh.

If you're going out for happy hour after work, use your cotton swabs to smudge out your eyeliner. This will instantly give the eyes a smokey, sultry, nighttime look.

Vibe Vixen Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus FoundationTouch up your foundation with a double duty powder. While touch-up-powders are great for a quick fix, opt for a powder with a creamier consistency that dries to a matte finish. Apply with a large powder brush for lighter coverage.

MAC Cosmetics makes a great long lasting powder that will give you an instantly perfected look and will also minimize clutter in your makeup bag.

Vibe Vixen LipstickAdd some life back into your face by dabbing lipstick to the backs of your cheekbones. If you've ever used a cream blush, you know the beautiful, dewy finish it achieves. Recreate the glow with what's in your lipstick tube. Take any rosy color onto fingertips and gently tap in the color, being sure to blend  thoroughly.

After you've applied color to your cheeks, blot your lips with a tissue and re-apply your lip color for a kissable pout.

Vibe Vixen EyelashesMascara is one of those beauty products that can't be touched up once it's been applied, leading to midday-lazy-lashes. Perk up your eyes by looking straight ahead and pressing lashes to your eyelid with your index finger pointed towards the nose, then look down. Hold this position for 30 seconds and release.

You'll find your lashes will lift right up, and if you're wearing a set of falsies, this will give them a much needed boost.

Vibe Vixen Makeup Setting SpraysAfter these quick steps, the only thing left to do is to set your makeup! Spritz a charged water or finishing spray over your face to protect your makeup and refresh your face, leaving you with a dewy and awakened finish.

For a cheaper alternative to high-end spray, pour witch hazel in a travel sized bottle and mist your face when you feel the oil creeping up.


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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.

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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.

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


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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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