One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of a radical hair color change is the makeup update. Drastically different hair calls for different makeup as well. Which is actually (in my eyes) one of the most exciting things about it! A whole new world of colors and intensities are opened up to you. Forgetting to update your makeup when you change your hair is like going to the chain restaurant you always go to at home when you’re on vacation. TRY SOMETHING NEW WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE! Even if you don’t love the new do, get the most out of it you can. You might find you like it a whole lot more than you think and instead of being brunette with blonde hair, you can actually just be a blonde for a while!
(BTW which hair do you prefer on JLaw?)
I’ve gone back and forth a bit and people are always so surprised that I look kind of natural in both colors. Let me tell you, this is not because I have any born in gene that makes me into some sort of bionic hair transformer. It’s just that I change my look to fit the new locks. Everyone is different so no matter what it will take some experimenting on your part but, I’ll show you some of my tricks to give you a head start.
Two: Fill them with a shade that is slightly lighter thank you natural brows. Like THIS one.
It will soften them up nicely and create a more natural looking brow.
Three: If you are really dead set on getting them to blend you can bleach them and then dye them the correct color BUT unless you are an old veteran at this you’ll probably want to get a professional to do it.
If you are natural light and going darker:
Those brows are probably gonna need some fillin’ baby!
Start with eye shadow primer (make one: recipe HERE or buy one HERE) use an angled shadow brush and a brow filler like THIS one. If you’re not sure how to fill them I have a video you can check out HERE.
This is interesting because I have seen it work the exact opposite but in my experience the farther the color is from your natural shade the more makeup you’ll need to make it work. For instance, if you are naturally very dark by nature and you go much lighter it’s likely to wash you out. You’ll want up your intensity of eye makeup and bronzer or blush. It works the same way if you are the opposite. I’m naturally blonde so I have found since I went back to my roots I haven’t needed nearly as much color on my face, where I used to look half dead without a heavy dose of bronzer. I am also naturally very ashy and at times I have gone to a warmer red brown shade, in this case I needed probably twice the makeup just to look normal. Although, like I said some people have a much different experience. The best way to test this is to go too far. Add too much makeup so you know what too much is, if you are always erring on the side of too little you may never reach the sweet spot. If you make yourself look like a street walker wash that gunk off and start over. Now you know when to stop next time. No harm done.
It’s mostly about getting in there and doing some exploration. Try some new looks that before never looked right. Get to that makeup at the bottom of the drawer that you bought and decided wasn’t for you and give it a shot. Try rocking paler skin or a darker tan. Have fun with it!
I’m doing that right now. I’ve been really surprised with some of the things that look better and some things that don’t look good anymore. I’ll share some more of that in my upcoming tutorials:)