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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Guest Post | How to Balance your Make-Up with your Hair

Chantalle's Note: Hey guys, so I thought I would do something a little different around here by having a guest post. This post is written by Abby from My Hair Care. I've never really posted much about hair care on my blog and I thought what better way to start doing that than by having a guest post from a gal who truly knows her stuff! Read on to find out more and go check out her blog while you're at it!

Makeup is a cosmetic tool designed to enhance a woman’s facial features. The key to looking good with makeup is, therefore, choosing the right makeup to complement your natural features. If you can master that, you can effectively conceal imperfections while showcasing your best assets. One of the most neglected aspects of wearing makeup is building harmony with your hair. Most women focus solely on the skin tone. However, being able to strike a balance with your natural hair colour and makeup will help you achieve a look that stands out in the crowd. To make your life easy, you can follow this easy guide to finding the right makeup according to your hair type or colour:

Black Hair

Women with dark hair often have dark eyes. Hence, it makes any shade work with this kind of look and women with this hair colour can pull it off just fine. You can therefore play with darker shades and lighter shades depending on your mood. The best look to flatter your dark hair, though, consists of sheer plum pigments. Invest in makeup products that are of jewel tones and opaque plums. A sexy smokey eye will give more attention to your beautiful dark eyes. But you can also sport bold colours on your lip, such as red or deep plum.


There are several shades of brunette so you need to identify your specific hair colour in order to achieve harmony with your makeup choice. For women with dark brown shades, pick makeup that will bring forth radiance to your skin and hair. Choose a bronzer with hints of pink or peach to give a nice glow to your skin. To be on the safe side, go for neutral or nude shades. But if you are going for an edgy, bold look, play up with darker hues like purple or blue as well.

Red Hair

Warm neutral tones like peach and copper are very flattering for women with red hair. If you want to go for bold makeup, though, you want to keep that on the eyes and opt for something neutral for the lips (or at least something light). There is no need to match your eye shadow palette with your hair colour, though. You can mix two to three shades for your eye shadow. In fact, you can opt for a contrasting shade to make your eyes pop even more.

Blonde Hair

The most basic rule for blonde haired women to live by when finding the right makeup is to avoid matte nudes. This type of makeup shade can create a washed out effect to your look, which is not flattering on your light skin and hair tone. Instead, go for something that will make your hair and skin colour pop, such as sheer berry cheeks and lips. A good bronzing product can also help to infuse more colour into your face. For your eye makeup, choose an ivory, taupe, blue or grey coloured palette.

Have you given consideration into your hair when choosing what makeup to wear?  

About the Author:
Abby is a writer and social media marketing manager for My Hair Care. If you want to get an additional resource for hair styling, hair and beauty information, visit their blog at


  1. I found this post very interesting, thank you Abby! I've never really thought about using makeup to complement my hair colour. I think I should start playing around with more plummy tones because of my black hair!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. What a creative post! I guess I'll be investing in some darker plum shades! :) xx

    The Sunday Chapter

  3. These tips are perfect, as a brunette I definitely need to start wearing more pinky peach colours! Love this post :)
    Mia xx

  4. This is such a neat post! I never really gave this much thought before but now that I'm reading through it, it kind of makes sense! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  5. Great tips! I found that I haven't been able to wear some of my favourite lippies since I dyed my hair brunette which sucks! (#firstworldproblems)

    Lovely blog. Following you on Bloglovin'.

  6. These are some amazing tips, although I never really thought about what kind of makeup looked nice with my hair colour because I usually just go for nude eye makeup, I definitely need to invest in more plum coloured makeup!

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  7. This is a very interesting read! Thank you! :)

    Ty's Blog of Epiphanies