Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Hair Color and Make-Up

How to Match Hair Color and Make-up
We all learned how to match our eye-shadow to the color of our eyes to make them brighter and bigger. Considering the color of you hair when picking your make-up colors is just as important. Then of course there is the skin tone. Often hair color and skin tone already harmonize and the make-up that works with one will also work with the other. This changes however when the natural hair color is artificially changed. Getting confused? Let us just look at the main hair colors and the types and colors of make-up that are the best match for a fabulous look.
In the world of blondes the choices of make-up colors cover a surprisingly large palette as one blonde just is not like the other. This makes the choices rather tricky.
Blonde hair and make-up Women with light blonde hair in the vanilla, and light beige range should use soft and natural colors for their make-up. With such a light hair color it is easy to go overboard in the face and find out that the eye-shadow or lipstick that looked so good on the brunette friend suddenly is overpowering and just plainly garish.
Eye shadows in beige, nude, golden, bronze, apricot, warm green tones, muted lavender are very attractive choices. Dark brown mascara, tinted lip gloss, soft, muted tones for the lips with a hint of glimmer and bronzer for sculpting cheeks are good items to have in your make-up bag.
Stay away from: bright blue, green, bright purple for eyes. Dark lipstick, bright pink lipstick, too much blush and dark foundation. Black eyeliner or mascara are also too harsh for most light blonde and fair skinned women.
Platinum blonde on the other hand comes across as a very bold color and can handle very bold colors on the face as well. So bright eye-shadows, big black eyeliner and intense lips can be extremely attractive with this hair color, especially when the cut is very modern, super short or edgy in any way.
Medium, dark and ash blondes have the most freedom of all and should just keep their make-up controlled and not go overboard with it, but this applies to all colors. A great combination for example for dark blonde women with green or brown eyes is an eyeshadow in a muted purple tone. It just makes the eye color pop. A mossy green is very harmonious just as dark bronze shades. Black mascara, eyeliner or a smoky sexy khol around the entire eye can spice up any day. A muted rose for the cheeks brings much radiance and lipstick in the pink range, all the way to a dark Merlot goes well with these shades of blonde.
Dark hair and make-up When it comes to make-up it is definitely the brunettes who have the most fun. Go for the color girls!
Red lipstick can look overwhelming and just unflattering with other hair colors, but women with brunette hair do not have to be shy about it and can slather on the tomato, hibiscus, stop-light, hot chili and sunset reds to their heart's delight. The darker your hair is, the darker the shades of lipstick that are flattering. If the heavy tones are just too much for you, then go with a lighter coral shade or a lusciously tinted lip gloss. A Merlot shaded lip balm is a good choice for women who are just not into much make-up at all. There are several brands that offer protection and nourishment for the tender skin of your lips and also a transparent color that is glamorous, but still looks natural.
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