Whether you are a woman who changes her hair color and cut just as soon as any new trend is announced, or alternately of the persuasion that it’s best to stick with one color and style all the time–never changing a thing–have you ever wondered if your makeup matches your hair? While it’s always been important, there is more attention being devoted to the manner in which one affects the other, in the general process of creating or reducing a beautiful look. Obviously, you apply makeup with the same intent that you style and color your hair–to look fabulous–so there’s more to learn, for a new savvy makeup pairing. Here are some hair guidelines to print out and stick to the mirror where you apply your makeup:
All tones of blonde to light brown look best with soft, pastel shades. Pale pinks and peach tones are your best blush colors, and go with light pinks and peaches to medium roses. Mascara and liner in browns lighten you up, and even pink eyeshadows rock this hair color. Other good color matching shades for shadow include bone and ash tones. For bold nightlife, bolder colors are fine, but be careful not to go overboard. Brows: light to medium ash blonde to sable.
Dark Hair Colors
Moving into darker browns and black, avoid pastels and introduce some non-pale color, especially to your lips and cheeks. Deeper pinks, rose-infused browns and mauves are your best lip and cheek colors. Cooler undertones of blue effects give reds the trick your hair coloring will love. Only black for mascara and liner can be a little lighter, but not much. Dark browns and charcoal liners are the lightest to try. Mocha and gold shimmery shadows complete the lids. Dark tones for neutrals will always be your best bet. Brows should either match or be a couple shades lighter. Brown brows–mahogany, and black brows–never black: smokey.
For You Redheads
Your choice of warm toned hair color desires a nice warm shade of makeup. Medium to rosy browns make your best blush colors, and some subtle shades of orange undertones are fine. Same goes for lips: peach tones, brown-undertoned pinks and you can rock that red, Girlfriend. Lid shades are fun, with greens fun to play with. Bones, taupes and muted pinks are bliss here. Taupes to red-infused browns are your go-to colors for brows and lids.
Gray Hair Beauty
Of all the colors, Gray hair rocks the passion of deeper makeup shades like no other. Try out those brilliant reds, pinks and oranges–lipsticks and blushes. Go softer on blush tones, though. Stay clear of real colors on your lids–whites and grays are your go-to shades. Dark to medium gray eyeliner, please. Brows: from slate to taupe.
Makeup for Your Hair Style
- Bangs: Bangs–especially the voluminous ones naturally draw attention to your eyes. Play it up with some metallics, but stick to the golds and more muted tones here, so you’ll look exotic without looking foreign. Don’t forget the liner, and keep your lips on the nude side, for balance. Bangs that come with those adorable pixie cuts will draw attention to your eyebrows, too, so make sure to keep them in tip-top shape and color with complementary one shade lighter colors.
- Braids: Long hair, swept up in today’s gorgeous braids call for soft, romantic shades and pastel lips and blushes–nothing dark. We’re calling attention to the hair in this case. Don’t add makeup that fights this effort.
- Bobs: Perfect style to mute the eye effect and do up those lips–fun, bold colors rock the bob.