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Winter Blues: Mix Blue Into Your Makeup Routine

It's time to ditch the notion that blue eyeshadow is too 80's. Blue eyeshadow is the perfect complement to the icy, winter weather and really makes brown eyes pop! The cool hue is coming back in style with celebs like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Estelle and Ciara all sporting the trend. Let this guide steer you to the blue side and help you rock royal lids this winter.

Vibe Vixen NYX Irises



Try out this icy, cool color from NYX for only $5. Blues really complement warm tones. Dab this shadow on the lid with a shadow brush for a fashionable look. 

Vibe Vixen Tenacious Teal


Maybelline Color Tattoo - Tenacious Teal

Achieve a standout look with this creamy, silky shadow from Maybelline. Color tattoo's are notorious for being long-wearing, pigmented and affordable. For only $6.99, grab your blue-toned gel shadow. For added intensity, layer another blue shadow on top.

Vibe Vixen Makeup Forever Aqua Cream


Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 20 Intense Blue

Similar to the Maybelline Color Tattoo, Make Up For Ever's Aqua creams are long lasting cream-based shadows. If you're looking for a highly pigmented, waterproof formula, look no further than Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams. Aqua Creams come in 22 vibrant shades for $23 each.

Tip: Use a stiff synthetic brush to create a winged shadow look that will stay all day.

Vibe Vixen Mac Cosmetics Electric Eel


MAC Electric Eel

Be bold in this striking cool-toned shadow. MAC is notorious for quality shadows, and this blendable color is no exception for $15. Electric Eel is a satin, bright blue shade with a shimmery finish. If a blue lid is too much, try swiping it in the crease for a bold accent to your look.

Tip: Pair your shadow with black cream winged liner for a Vixen-approved look.

Vibe Vixen Urban Decay Radium Liner

Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner - Radium

If blue eyeshadows are a bit too bold for your taste, work some blue into your routine by lining your eyes with Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof liquid liner in Radium. These liners are available in a rainbow of colors and give you a lot of bang for your buck ($19).

Once you apply the liner, it won't move, making it perfect for locking that blue into place. The ultra-fine brush allows for additional control.

Vibe Vixen NYX Jumbo Pencil Pacific


NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Pacific

NYX jumbo eye pencils are great multipurpose tools at an unbeatable price. For just $4.50, get a blendable cream shadow, a colorful eye liner or a sticky eye shadow base. Allow any shadow you apply on top to dazzle by laying down a foundation of NYX jumbo pencil, or wear it alone as a liner or shadow. Try out this light blue shimmery shade for a subtle pop of color.


Vibe Vixen Aqua Shadow Stick Navy


Make Up Forever Aqua Shadow Pencil - Matte Navy Blue

Bright colors aren't the only way to add blue into your makeup, try out Make Up For Ever's Aqua Shadow pencil in a matte navy blue formula. This dark blue can be smudged out for a smokey look or blended onto the lid for a subtle pop of blue. The jumbo stick allows for quick application of color and promises to be waterproof and creaseproof for $20.

Vibe Vixen Mac Hi-Def Cyan

MAC Hi-Def Cyan Loose Pigment

Shake this glittery loose pigment onto your lids for a chic, icy look this winter. Loose pigments can be used for a multitude of reasons for just $22. Try out this shimmery hue as a liner, a shadow or a highlight.

Vixen Tip: Use with a dampened brush or lash adhesive glue for an intense look.

Vibe Vixen Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue


Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Royal Blue

For a unique pop of blue, give your boring black mascara a rest and opt for a royal blue. If you want a subtle hint of blue, try out this mascara on its own for $5.19. If you really want the color to pop, prep your lashes with a white primer, then swipe on a few coats of blue mascara.

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

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 To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

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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