Paling into insignificance? A faded FOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 17 - 2012

When you’ve spent 30 years of your life as a brunette and then decide to go strawberry blonde half by accident, half with intention… you gotta prepare yourself for the consequences. The first issue you’ll face is that everyone you know will hate it, but won’t tell you to your face.  Not because it looks like shit but because it just doesn’t look like the version of YOU that they’re used to.

The second, and more pressing issue is that if you’re fair skinned like me, you’ll look like a blob with no edges when you’re wearing no makeup.  This, I wasn’t expecting.  Frankly, a girl needs contrast, and if she has no contrast, I’m telling you – she needs goods brows, eyeliner, and a bold pair of lips.

Nothing in the below FOTD qualify as such.  I’m still learning, as you can tell.

Paling into insignificance? A faded FOTD

MAC Hue!  I used to be able to wear you when I was a brunette!  WTF?  Also… cool pinks now appear to be the biggest makeup disaster on my lips/cheeks since I dabbled with an overly thick application of Lipcote.

What makeup colours look bad with your hair colour?  Any strawberry-blondes out there got some colour tips for me that work well for them?


10 Responses to “Paling into insignificance? A faded FOTD”

  1. Dana says:

    Yes its is freaking pain in the ass being ginger or strawberry blonde whatever you want to call it, basically any nudes are a no no, but yay for corals, and nice berrys im loving macs quite the thing sheen supreme, looks great with both pale skin and red hair. A cheap nude-ish lip colour is mua shade 11, it has just the right amount of nude/peach colour not to wash me out. If you come up trumps with lip colours that do go with your new hair please share :-)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Trona says:

    I love the colour of your hair, I might give that a go in the new year. This is my current colour:
    http://ayelined.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/john-frieda-precision-foam-colour.html

    It’s not so much my hair colour but my paleness that prevents me from wearing nudes and baby-pinks (baby-pinks might also be due to my age though ;)) Wearing brights or reds stop me (or lessen) me looking like death.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Anne says:

    Your hair looks good and suits you and I know what you mean about being wishy washy. All your phots are the exact same and too close up so that we only see the fringe. It would be nice to see the overall look :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Hi Anne, I’m not a hair or fashion blogger so in all honesty, taking the photo from further away would add absolutely nothing to the mix – I don’t apply blusher to my elbows ;) And you really don’t wanna see me in my pyjamas :D

      I strive for consistency and clear photos that show enough detail to give an idea of the texture of the makeup in relevant instances, I’m almost tempted to take your constructive criticism as a compliment instead!

      Also… the fringe… yes, it should give you an idea of the hair colour without seeing the grey roots that are building up behind it. I’ll probably never do photos from further back I’m afraid, my arms aren’t long enough!

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. leya says:

    blob with no edges.. haha.. just had to stop by and let you know that you made me laugh :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Ellen says:

    As you’ve learned, a face needs contrast. The paler your skin, the darker your hair needs to be. I know there are platinum blondes out there that defy these rules, but they don’t have pink based pale skin!! You did look well with darker red hair, because there was contrast and your green eyes stood out. As you’ve learned, with reds you need shades of brown, like your hair, and to pick up any colors that swirl thru your eyes. You’ll need very bright make up to make this hair color work, the usual colors that work on strawberry blondes are warm and clear, like salmon, coral and poppy red. But if the hair color is fighting your natural undertones, it may never look right. Yes, there are models and actresses out there that have sported every shade known to man, but did they really look that great in all of them? You’ll find the look that’s right for you, because it will feel right!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Silence Is says:

    Best thing I’ve found is Bobbi Brown pout rouge in fresh melon – makes you look much healthier and is a good base for lots of looks. I think the best makeup for the hair colour is strong red lips and black liner, or black smokey liner and peachy lips. Like you say, makeup that is definite, not too blended, and quite strong.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Jules says:

    Bold lips! I find few touches define a pale-skin-pale hair combo like a strong, righ lip colour. I’m very pale with naturally white-blonde hair – but dark brown eyes! Once I started colouring my hair a dark auburn, people stopped constantly asking me if I was sick.
    ;)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Iolanthe says:

    Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I really think you should go darker and/or cooler with your hair! A darker red/auburn would be awesome, or if you want lighter hair, maybe a light caramel-ly brown?

    Meanwhile, yes, coral, melon, salmon, and peach tones will look best. A deep, warm berry colour can look nice too, for something darker. I think you’re better off with smoky brown liner than black, actually, to balance out your darker brows.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Not taken the wrong way at all, I’m going back to brown v. soon – it’s been nice having a change, but… I think I was born with brown hair for a reason too ;)

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Givenchy Vernis Please! Fatal Plum NOTD

This photo does not do the polish justice.  It’s one of those that needs a good dose of direct sunlight to light up the sparkles …

NARS AW/10 Marc Jacobs Runway Look 'attempt'

So, you know I kinda fell in love with this slightly ‘dirty’ look from NYFW, I had a go at re-creating it last night.  It’s …

Brush Lust: ECOTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush

I love a bit of alliteration in the mornings and the ECOTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush is just the kind of tongue twister that my beauty …

Pink Week! Estee Lauder's Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin 2012

What is it? An elegant pink pin in the iconic pink ribbon design with one pink, and one blue stone.  The blue stone represents male …

Weight Watchers: The Fitness Challenge!

Despite my very best intentions, I haven’t fared too well at this challenge.  I mean, it was simple enough… “Move More, Sit Less” they said…. …

W7 Metallic Venus Nail Polish NOTD

Another humdinger of a polish today with W7′s duochrome delight that is Metallic Venus. A gorgeous purple/blue combination that sings on the nail and doesn’t …

Hanqian Copper Gel Liner Review

So this is the liner referenced in this post, my super bargain from Deal Extreme priced at $3.75 with free worldwide shipping. Texture is really creamy, …

Superdrug MUA Nail Polish NOTD - Shade 1

Shade 1…. catchy… Naming them must have ran the risk of breaking the budget for this new £1 line of makeup from Superdrug Ok, enough …

If there's one thing getting me all hot under the collar...

…it’s the thought of the BIG Makeup Show coming to town in a month’s time! IMATS stands for the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show and …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads