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Dark eyes and pale skin - stop me looking washed out please!!
I used to look 'pale and interesting' but these days I just look washed out. I haven't changed my make up ever in years, and would just love to know what you ladies use to make you glow - it seems these days I just look knackered!
I know we all bang on about it on here and there are a few who think its bonkers but honestly its really about not wearing the wrong colours (both on face and body) that make you look washed out or sick or ashen or pink or whatever it is that makes you look wrong
Also about hair colour.
On that note, do you dye your hair? Are you dying it your "original" colour and need to come up a few shades if you are getting on a bit - don't know how old you are.
But honestly, if your colours are "in balance", you should not look washed out.
I had mine done with House of Colour, best thing I ever did.
Where do I get my colours done? Sounds like a good idea, as I've been wearing the same colours/make up for a long while! I do colour my hair so would you recommend going lighter? At the moment it's my original shade before I went grey
I have a hair appt booked for next week, so will chat to my hairdresser about getting it lightened. Think I could probably do with a new hairstyle too actually, at the moment it's all the same length and looks flat. Better start looking for hairstyles too then
I am the same, dark eyes, dark hair, v v pale skin and purple eye bags.
I haven't actually had my colours done, but do find that I look dreadful with too much black near my face, so stick to navy, charcoal grey etc. Am sure a colour consultant would be able to expand on this.
Other things I find help are having highlights, my hairdresser does something not sure what which gives the impression my hair is just a few shades lighter than the black brown it is, rather than obvious streaks.
I also wear a very light sweeping of bronzer over the top of foundation in my natural shade this doesn't look orange, but just takes the edge of the white. I also wear a small amount of blusher on my cheeks.