You've finally done it! You took the plunge and made a huge hair change. First of all, congrats. Second, you go, girl! Third, kudos on being able to entertain yourself in the salon chair for that long. Now, it's time to update your makeup bag accordingly.
In the same way your skin tone dictates what makeup you wear, your hair color does the same thing. It may be debatable whether blondes truly have more fun, but that, my friends, is a fact. Your perfect red lipstick may read a bit orange, or your favorite metallic shadow isn't looking as vibrant. Your new color may be the culprit.
So, to help a sister out, we scoured the internet for tips on all the new makeup you need and why. The best part? Buying, trying, and testing out new makeup, duh.
Keep your eyeliner and brows in check. Makeup artist Ricky Wilson told Allure, "When your hair is lighter, you can do more crazy things with eye shadow and liner. But the minute you go darker, you need keep it more neutral around the eyes. Otherwise you can look really overdone." Similarly, having darker hair doesn't necessarily mean you need darker brows. Wilson recommends, "Use a light hand when filling them in, and use a soft shade of brown, like Dior's Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil ($29)."
Go bolder and warmer with your color choices. Celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendano told InStyle, "It's a great time to experiment and try out bolder shades that can bring more color to the face." He continued, "On [your] cheeks, sweep a peachy hued blush and a dusting of golden bronzer; these shades help warm up the skin."
Don't be afraid to wear blush—just be mindful of the correct shade for your hair and complexion. Adrienne Vendetti Hodges, co-founder of the website How to Be a Redhead, told Refinery29, "For some reason, society has told redheads not to wear blush. Don't listen! The trick is to find the right shade for you. MAC has a great redhead-friendly shade called Gingerly. We think MAC must have chosen the name for a reason. The color has hints of pink, but its base color is almost the shade of a bronzer. It's gorgeous with fair skin and any shade of red hair."
Have you changed your hair recently? What's your favorite makeup to go with your new look? Let us know in the comments below!