Monday, February 14, 2011

reader question:changing your makeup look to suit a new hair color


Hey Nancy & team! I have a makeup question for you. I have very fair skin with pink undertones, blue eyes and now PLATINUM blonde hair (which I am loving)! However, I think I am going to need to do something different with my eye makeup for during the day. Any ideas, recommendations, suggestions? Thanks!
Audrey Keyes, Tarte Advertising

Going from a golden blonde to platinum is a brave choice, and I must say it looks absolutely smashing on you!
Be sure to add warmth to your skin with a bronzer that is not too orange, such as Laura Mercier's light bronzer. Use it to add definition to your face; add a "halo" into your hairline, jawline, under cheekbones, and just a touch to the nose. (it is so light it will not look like you are dirty!)
You may want to go a bit cooler with your eye, cheek and lip colors-you will probably find that the peachy pinks no longer suit you. Going from neutral browns to grays/pewters in your eye shadows will bring out your eye colors without looking dull and flat. Don't be afraid of black eyeliner, even for day. if you apply it just below the upper lashline it will give you great definition without looking "hard". And don't forget to fill in your brows! Anastasia (avalable at Sephora) makes a gorgeous golden brow gel that will subtly fill in your brows and help them blend with your new color. A beigy blue/pink lip is gorgeous-try MAC Angel and NARS Turkish Delight.
Better yet, have a FACEing class! ; )

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