As we approach the official start of winter this weekend, many of us gravitate to warmer and darker tones for our hair, but what does this mean for your make-up?
Elizabeth Canales-Ron, head make-up designer for Face Me shares some tips for keeping your face compatible with your hair, Facememakeup.com. “All in all, change is a great way to feel better, so have some fun and experiment with colour!”
“When I have really dark hair, I tend to go for bolder colours on lips or eyes. When I go lighter, there is more light reflecting on the face therefore even lighter tones on the eyes or lips will show more on my complexion.”
“If you’re going for a darker hair colour in winter, depending on your personality and taste, it is the perfect chance to try deeper warmer colours on your lips. Shades of burgundy, deep reds and plums are great this winter, and can also be used on the eyes if you want to try a more neutral lip, to give you overall warmth.”
“Your foundation should always be updated to match your current skin tone (décolletage rather than face), and unfortunately most of us go at least 1 or 2 shades lighter in winter, hence the need for [different] winter and summer foundations.”
“In saying that, if your hair is now very dark and you are going paler in winter, it may help to still use bronzer so that you don’t get too much of a Goth effect.”
“When going from cool shades to a warm hair colour, you will find that you can now get away with more bronze, gold and shimmery shades of makeup. You may now be able to experiment with brown or gold eyeliner, and different shades of blush. Nectar shades look great with warm hair tones.”
“Eyebrows are also very important. If you are a natural blonde going brunette, it is very crucial that you match your eyebrows, either getting them tinted or using an eyebrow kit with powder and wax to get the colour right (try Face Me’s Eyebrow Sculpt, NZ$29). If going from dark to blonde, then your hairdresser could also help to colour your eyebrows, otherwise getting a blonde gel sometimes helps.”