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5 Makeup Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you're new to makeup or have been your own MUA for years, you've run into some missteps while perfecting a look. There are many makeup slip-ups women make time after time that you could be guilty of yourself. Peruse our list of makeup no-no's to be sure you won't continue to commit these makeup crimes.

1. Dusting on powder

It turns out we've used powder brushes wrong for years! I'm sure you've swirled a large makeup brush in powder and buffed the product into the skin. Although the powder may look fine, chances are you've moved around the foundation and concealer underneath it. Get in the habit of pressing and rolling your setting powder into your skin with a velour puff, then dust a clean powder brush over your face. Try it and you'll notice your makeup will stay put all day.

Black eyeliner2. Black eyeliner in the waterline

When used properly, eyeliner can open up small eyes and shrink large eyes. I'm sure you know someone who has the same makeup look everyday; mascara, lipstick, blush and black eyeliner in the bottom waterline. Eyeliner in the bottom waterline is a great finishing touch to a smokey eye, but it's very unflattering on its own. You'll find it instantly closes the eye and most eyeliner formulas will run down your face causing the dreaded raccoon eye.

If you're looking for an instantly refreshed look, line your top waterline with black eyeliner and set it with black eyeshadow so it will stay in place making your lashes look thicker and sexier.

Christina Aguielera Red Carpet3. Monochromatic makeup

Sometimes you're at a loss for a makeup look for the day and you turn to matching your eyeshadow with your outfit. Big mistake! You can find colors that compliment your ensemble rather than match it perfectly. Alter your mindset and think tones instead of colors. For instance, if you're wearing a brown shirt pair it with warm tones.

Also, mix up the colors on your face, avoid using the same color for everything.

Cream Blush on Cheeks4. Applying blush to the apples of the cheeks

You know the old trick about smiling and applying blush to the apples of the cheeks, but not all faces are created equally; some women have large pores on the cheeks and as we age our cheeks don't sit as high.

Eyeshadow Fallout5. Applying foundation before eye makeup

Everyone applies their makeup in a different order, and for the most part, it doesn't matter except for your foundation. Have you ever perfected your mug and then put eyeshadow on only to find it all over your face? That's commonly called "fallout" and it's especially common with cheaper eyeshadows.

Instead of wiping off your makeup and starting over, apply eyeshadow first and then wipe your face with a makeup wipe to remove any fallout. After your face is clean, you're free to perfect with foundation and concealer.

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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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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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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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