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The 7 deadly sins of makeup

Sonja Holbrook is a regular columnist on who enjoys writing about topics like men and dating.

Thou shalt blend

Don't scoff -- you know you've been guilty of at least one of these cardinal sins of cosmetology. There are some things you simply don't do, and if your mama never told you, prepare to be educated. Ranging from unbelievable to the unforgivable, these mistakes will send you on a one-way flight to the Purgatory of Personal Paint. Pens out, please. You will be quizzed later, and you won't be able to plead out.

Thou shalt blend5. The Half-Class

You'd think this would be an easy one, but even celebrities are guilty of sporting an unfinished feature. If you're going to spend two hours piling on everything else, what's another 30 seconds to finish your face?

Prime examples are Pamela Anderson sporting Cleopatra eyes... and nothing else. Or Kim Mathers sporting lip liner... and nothing else. "I put something on... therefore I'm finished." Yeah, actually, they are finished.

The redemption

Ladies, finish the job - preferably with the right color, but do your best to have a complete face. Leaving it half done makes you look tacky and lazy. Not at all classy. Cindy Crawford once said a complete face should take less than 10 minutes. You can fit everything into that time frame without looking half-done or, God forbid, overdone. If you're going for minimalist approaches, throw on some mascara and tinted lip gloss. There. You're done.

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