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I see Demi Lovato finally found a hair color that makes her makeup look natural. She looks like she should be scheming with The Purple Pieman about ways to take down Strawberry Shortcake.

Check out some fun — and most importantly, temporary — ways to add a little color to your hair in the gallery above!

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TOO MUCH FOUNDATION: Demi Lovato (left). Oh, honey. I think she’s one of those girls who insists on doing her own makeup, like Kim Kardashian or Christina Aguilera. Drag queens don’t use that much foundation covering up their five o’clock shadows.

The fix? Stopping at the first layer of foundation is always a good start. As is using a light-reflecting foundation instead of crop-dusting your face with mineral makeup. Some of my faves:

  • Dior Beauty Airflash Spray Foundation goes on as light as a mist utilizing a unique micro-diffusion technology — one sweep over the entire face provides instant coverage with a radiant and natural finish. ($62.00)
  • Dior Beauty Diorskin Forever Fluid is just a tad more coverage than a tinted moisturizer or BB cream and gives you that lit-from-within glow. ($47)
  • Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation includes micronized pigments and “the skin-nourishing Tom Ford Infusing Complex that helps skin stimulate its natural repair mechanisms.” Tom Ford should really find a way to work his name in there more often. ($78)

TOO MUCH EYESHADOW: Hailee Steinfeld (right). Eyeshadow doesn’t have to go all the way from your eyelashes to your eyebrows. The lid and the crease is where you want do most of your applying and blending, not the base of your eyebrow hairs. A little lower + a little less shadow = smoky eye success.

TOO MUCH LIP LINER: Jenel Parrish (center). I am not a proponent of dark lip liner. I think it’s matronly at best and totally nineties the rest of the time. Lip liner should be same color as your natural lips so that when your lipstick fades — and it always does — you aren’t left with that weird dark ring around your mouth that makes it look like you should be smoking menthols and playing Bingo. A few to try:

  • Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Brownie Pink or Pink Mauve for medium to dark lips; Beige for older/paler lips ($24)
  • La Prairie Luxe Lip Liner Automatique in Nude is another great universal lip liner — and it comes with a built-in lip brush on the other end to blend and soften the line. And blending is key! ($50)
  • Paula Dorf Lip Liner in Rendevous works great for red-heads and warm skin tones. ($20)
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My mom always told me if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. And the nicest thing I could think to say about Demi Lovato’s outfit was, “It looks like the perfect thing to wear to corn-dog eating contest at the fair.” And that was after thinking for like 15 minutes, too. Sometimes this job is really hard.

Cowboy boots don’t flatter the cankle-y among us, but they work great on you leggy slender types — check out some fun boots to try in the gallery above.

My uncle from West Virginia is evidently in the know when it comes to fashion, because he’s been wearing a denim vest like Selena Gomez’ since 1992. Only he doesn’t really bother with the shirt unless he’s going to the races.

Get Selena and my Uncle Jesse’s look with this denim vest from Current/Elliott, and check out five more celebs in vest looks you can steal after the jump:

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Turns out there WAS something more interesting than Selena Gomez’ unshorn pits at the Teen Choice Awards last night — Demi Lovato’s nipslip. It still doesn’t excuse her being dressed like a submissive Aztec drag queen majorette, but it’s a start. There’s not much in life that a little nipple can’t fix. Unless you’re in a courtroom or on an elementary school field trip, in which case it really hurts more than it helps.

Extra credit: which weighs more — her dress, or her makeup? Be sure to show your work!

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