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Blonde to brown, new make up?

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badfurday Fri 16-Sep-16 08:38:56

So I finally took the plunge and went from my horrid brassy blonde hair back to my natural colour of chocolate brown. The hairdresser has done a great job and I am really pleased with it.

I had it done yesterday but have noticed my normal make up is making me look really pale against my new dark hair. I am very fair and use porcelain colours and wear full make up every day. I have put on some bronzer this morning to warm me up a bit and it looks a lot better.

Should I look at changing the colour of my foundation? Or keep putting more bronzer on?

Any help gratefully received. smile

justilou Fri 16-Sep-16 10:20:09

Blush is your friend. Maybe try a brighter lip as well.

PaperdollCartoon Fri 16-Sep-16 10:23:31

I'm also very fair skinned (a few freckles) and regularly change my hair between fair, dark brown and reds, because I have no attention span, and yes make up does need changing up with the colours. When my hairs darker I wear slightly brighter shades of blush, definitely makes a difference to my whole face, and use a bit more bronzer. I don't usually wear coloured eyeshadow but if I do I wear brighter colours when my hair is dark as well.

badfurday Fri 16-Sep-16 10:39:35

Thanks all.

I have the day off so off to the Debenhams make up counter to pick up some bits. I always wore nude lipstick with blonde hair so may well get a nice bright colour. I also went for really pale pink blusher so will experiment with more peachy shades.

Nabootique Fri 16-Sep-16 10:45:24

In addition to advice above, I'd also check your brows. When my hair is freshly dyed and darker/brighter, I have to have bolder brows otherwise they get sort of lost on my face!

badfurday Fri 16-Sep-16 10:53:28

Yeah my brows are quite a good match, almost bang on.

Oogle Fri 16-Sep-16 10:58:51

I've just had my hair coloured too and usually wear MAC Mehr as my every day lipstick, yet it seemed too dark this morning. Fanfare is more pinky and it looks a lot better!

I'd go for more bronzer and blusher with a gold highlight, rather than a pink toned one.

WhooooAmI24601 Fri 16-Sep-16 11:04:45

I've just done something similar but with blonde sort of wisps at the very ends (like balayage, but not in the teenager-instagram sense, more the very-expensive for essentially 4 wisps of hair). Chanel's Tan de Soleil has become my best friend because otherwise I look washed out to the point of dead.

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