Hair & Make-upWhat does your hair have to do with your make-up? The answer: everything. For example, if you are a wheaten blonde and strive to look your best, strive to look like a natural beauty. Believe it or not, you can wear lots and lots of make up and not look like it. The secret and fun is in the blending. When you apply your make up blend lightly over the creases and then blend in your concealer (let’s face it, everyone wears it, or they should).
Many times strawberry wheaten blondes have a few charming freckles sprayed over their nose and under their eyes like one of my personal favorite actresses: Sissy Spacek. Have you seen her lately? She is still one of the great natural beauties of movie land. As I recall, I don’t remember Sissy ever purposefully trying to cover her freckles up with pancake make-up, although she may have tried when she was a teenager. She wears make up but doesn’t look the part. Her hair has always been in harmony with the make up she wears.
Raven to dark brunettes can get away with a little bit more than their blonde haired sisters because most of the time, they tend to have darker skin pigment. With olive, tan or dark skin, black eyeliner tends to bring out an exotic flavor to their eyes and depending upon the tones under their skin would depend upon the color of shadow they would choose. Warm browns and tawny creams look outstanding with bright orange Tahitian flowers that cover their dress.
Just by looking at them, makes us daydream of a warmer place with palm trees swaying in the breeze, while lying in a hammock by sparkling turquoise waters. Their whole look should be filled with the drama of reds, oranges, turquoises and bright greens because bright colors bring out the most attraction in them and they are the ones who can really wear them and get away with it. A good example is Michelle Obama who wears a lot of red! Black on black or beige on beige is conservative, but it won’t make you shine!
Light browns or “brownettes” as they were once called can be enticing and a few good examples are: Angie Martinez, Drew Barrymore, older stars Anita Colby, Anita Ekberg, Barbara Streisand and famous professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska all have natural light brown hair. Light brown hair cannot be considered boring or shunned because it is between a blonde, red and darker brown. Sometimes it will look redder, blonder or browner, depending upon the lighting.
Light browns can get away with a little bit more make up and in various colors, again depending upon their skin tones. Although Reese Witherspoon comes across as a natural blonde, chances are she is a dark blonde/light browner. They usually wear muted smoky shades for their eyes and neutral lip tints and cross over to being a light blonde many times over in one lifetime.
From raven hair to platinum, you are unique and if you seem drawn to a color, why not try it on for size and see if it makes you sparkle and when you do, examine how it makes you feel inside; it could open up a whole new you.
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