Fairly often, I have this overwhelming urge to dye my hair an unconventional color. I can't commit to anything permanent though because A) I have the attention span of a gnat and B) I like my red hair and it would be almost impossible to get it bleached and then colored without it all falling out of my head.
So I decided to try Garnier Color Styler. It's a non-permanent "dye" that coats your hair with the color, but it doesn't penetrate or actually change your hair color. Sounds like the perfect solution, so I tried it with mixed results. On one hand, the color does show up vividly, which is awesome, and it does last a few shampoos. I've washed my hair once and the color faded a little, but it is definitely still pink.
The problem with this product is that it makes your hair have the grossest texture of all time. It feels like there is glue in my hair and I cannot get it to remain tangle-free for more than five minutes. I'm legitimately forming dreadlocks.
Other online reviews and comments seem to agree that the texture is annoying. I'm hoping that all of the color, and with it, the consistency, will be removed from my hair in another wash or two. Although some other users said it lasted way longer, so I hope that's not the case for me. I'm not convinced the emotional trauma of having to brush out your dreads every fifteen minutes is worth it. However, if you only want to put a few streaks of color in your hair and don't want to permanently dye your hair, this product will probably work well for you. Just don't be an idiot and ombre athe entire bottom half of your head. Your hair will tangle. And you will die.
But at least it looks cool. And yes, this post is doubling as an OOTD post #sorrynotsorry
Decided to go for it and just chop off my hair into a long, blunt bob. Worked out pretty well, I'd say. Now if I can just get it to stop flipping out when it's straight...
Emma Stone must have a spectacular team of stylists, because her red carpet looks for Amazing Spiderman 2 have been on point. The yellow Atelier Versace dress she wore to the London premiere proves once and for all that girls with fair skin and red/blonde hair can totally pull off yellow. At the New York premiere Emma rocked a simple Prada gown, probably to highlight her chic new hair cut. Don't even get me started on her berry colored lipstick. Emma Stone is officially a style icon.
Just me? Probably.
It seems like there is a trend for colored hair these days. Not colored as in “I dye my hair rich medium mocha from a box” but actually having bright, rainbow colored hair. While this has been a pretty common practice for non-conformists, it seems like society — the fashion industry included — has been slowly accepting colored hair as a norm.
Celebrities are doing it, including Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Zoe Kravitz, to name a few. Models are doing it, like Chloe Norgaard, who often has at least three different colors running through her hair at any given time.
Brands like Nastygal and Urban Outfitters are making it easier for the average girl to show off her artsy side for a day with hair chalk. You literally just run these crayon-like sticks on your hair for a burst of unconventional color without having to go through the painstaking process of bleaching and constantly dying your hair to keep the vivid hue.
I’m currently leaning towards purple.
I'm obsessed with model Anastasia Ivanova's copper hair. It's the perfect color -- not too dark, but not too orange. I need it for summer. It's crucial to my existence. Is that dramatic? Oh well.
They say it can’t be done. Beauty editors are always advising readers to pick one feature — lips or eyes — to focus on. While I agree that dark lips and dark eyes can often be overwhelming, especially if you’re fair, have blonde hair or light eyes, I think almost everyone can pull off a dark lip and dark eye. Magazines tell you not to because they don’t trust that you’ll be able to do it on your own. They assume that most of us are amateurs, incapable of finding the delicate balance needed to rock a smoky eye and vampy lipstick.
I’m not a makeup artist, but I’ve been reading fashion and beauty magazines for a decade, so I would like to think that I have some knowledge on the subject. I think it can be done. Wearing dark lipstick and a smoky eye isn’t for the faint of heart; you have to find the delicate balance between edgy and terrifying.
When it comes to your eye makeup, I recommend not doing a full out smoky eye with thick black liner and eye shadow reaching your eyebrows. Instead, line your eye with the actual eye shadow and lightly extend the line past the outside corner. Line the bottom, connecting it with the extended line on top. This will play up your eye shape. Smudge a second color on the lid (I personally like a grayish beige color) and run the same color over the black liner on the bottom to make it a little softer. Finish with full lashes, especially at the outside corners.
Apply a few coats of dark lipstick, blotting with a tissue and applying translucent powder between each layer — this will make your lipstick last all night. Keep the rest of your face simple. Light foundation, a small hint of blush so you don’t look washed out. And if you must wear bronzer, make sure it is only a shade or two darker than the rest of your face. Obviously, if you have a dark complexion, you have the freedom to go more extreme on the eyes and lips, since it won’t overwhelm you. I, on the other hand, have fair skin, red hair and green eyes, so I have to keep it simple, but it can be done!
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