If you have recently updated your hair color, you might think you’ve given yourself a whole new style. However, you may have forgotten one important element: changing your makeup.
When you make a big change with your hair color, it’s likely your makeup isn’t exactly fitting the bill. After all, hair color has a big effect on the way your skin looks, and how you should enhance specific features on your face.
Don’t fret though, we’ve got you covered with a few simple tips and tricks.
If you’ve gone blonde recently, you’ll want to choose makeups that make your face pop. Experts explain that golden locks, because of their fair nature, do very little to frame the face naturally, so highlighter and bronzer or blush are needed. More yellow blondes should stick with peach or pink blush, while golden blondes are better off going with bronzers.
Blondes should avoid black eyeliners and super-dark shadows. Both can look jarring and harsh against fair hair. A softer color like charcoal or eggplant liners are the right way to make those eyes pop for blondes. For the lips, a pop of bright pink really compliments blondes of all shades.
If you’ve recently gone ginger, you’ll probably need to change your entire game plan. Red hair is striking, so avoid matching your face to your hair. Creamy colors, and light pinks are the best bet for your cheekbones.
The eyes can get a bit more intense to truly make them stand out against your fiery locks. Experts suggest utilizing greens to make your eyes stand out while complementing your red hair.
The lips are where many new redheads get in trouble. To avoid clashing, lip color should be kept subtle and subdued. Experts suggest going with a light pink or shimmery shade, and avoiding reds.
Black hair is tough to pull off because it is harsh to begin with. To offset dark hair, makeup artists suggest aiming for an alabaster complexion, if you can. Avoiding heavy bronzer and blushes can help to keep your look soft and feminine.
Around the eyes, dark-haired ladies should use dark eyeliner and mascara to make their eyes pop, but can completely forgo eyeshadow. If you feel naked without shadows, try champagne shades or a light shimmer. What you lose in eye color you can make up with a vivid lip, advise experts.
If you are considering a new hair color, or simply want to refresh your style, call the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.