Silver Hair and Makeup

Older woman with beautiful silver hair
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The Sexy Silver Fox Club has beckoned, and with a little bit of apprehension and fear, you decide to go completely natural with your hair, and now everyone you meet is telling you just how stunning you look. Some of your friends are even saying that "if they had your natural hair color, they would let theirs grow out too."
The perfect hairstyle is of the utmost importance when you want to look your best. A shorter cut always looks better than long gray or silver hair hanging along the sides of your face. The longest it should be is just barely touching your shoulder, you can always wear it back or up when desired and depending on whether you have a short or long forehead would depend on wearing some sort of bangs, but not necessarily long straight ones, leave that for the very young. Very few women of any age can wear the severely straight angled bangs across their forehead successfully.
There are times when you need a little bit of softness, not severity. Ideally, a soft fringe around the face that comes just under the cheekbones can be very attractive, as it will cut any extra fullness that you might have in your face. The secret is to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. In fact, I think there was an old song to that tune. Another suggestion would be to make sure you wear your hair above your collar or not touching it, with choppy short layers 5 cm or 2 inches around your head.
Remember, the shorter you go, the thinner you'll appear. It won't make a difference if you wear your long hair up and try to give the illusion of short hair. When you have silver hair and wear it up, it will still age you, unless you have the face and figure of Shakira, in which case, then you belong on Ripley's Believe It or Not. Therefore, when you join the Sexy Silver Fox Club, you learn the tricks of an illusionist. Move over David Copperfield!
If you have an exceptionally large or small head or face, you don't want to go too short, because that is all people will see. If you have been wearing your hair in a medium-short bob, why not try something different with a little curl or wave in your cut? Go slowly and experiment, and ask your friends for advice.
Silver hair reacts differently than your younger natural sister's color did, sometimes it will come in sticking boldly up, daring you to pluck it out. It can be dry as a bale of hay or it can also be very soft or fine. Whatever way it comes in, it won't react the same as your other color, and for this reason, you need to scout around and find the perfect shampoos and moisturizers that work for your new hair. Go to websites that specialize in silver hair and start educating yourself, because silver hair is very trendy today and you look attractive.
Woman who is about to cut her long gray hair off
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When it comes to looking natural, the Sexy Silver Fox Club always admits they need a little help in the makeup department. We can wear a lot of makeup as long as it is the right colors and blended well. Determine what your skin tone is; for example, if you tend to have a fair complexion, you will want to apply a foundation with pink or rose undertones to help balance your color.
If you happen to have too much pink or redness in your features, then, you can apply a beige color. There is also correcting colors such as green that can go on first, before the initial foundation. No, you won't look green, but it does wonders for problem skin.
Always feel free to use concealer in the inner corners of your eyes where dark circles tend to begin. Sometimes a lighter concealer isn't always the answer. For example, if your eyes are set far apart the last thing you want to do is to put a light concealor in the inner corners of your eyes. Rather use a medium beige color; that way, you are helping to cover up the darker splotches and still draw your eyes in.
Darkness closes in, white expands. A medium-toned pancake makeup can substitute for a concealer any time. Tag both sides of your nose where one of the first trouble spots begins on the face with broken capillaries, then take a good look and dot around your face where necessary and pat lightly with your index finger.
Always use a lip liner and brush in your natural color. The lip liner is also good if you are particularly fond of a lip pencil. If you have those dreaded wrinkles around your mouth and find that no matter what lipstick you put on, it seems to bleed through; try a matte lipstick, blot, and then pat with a light powder. If you have thin lips, draw your lips just outside their original form by first placing a dot in the center below the bottom, one on each side, and then sketching the lines.
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