Apr 29

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Redheads Have Warm Hair, But Cool Skin


The fashion and makeup industry have doomed redheads to a life of garish and harsh orange makeup and garments. Check the Red Carpet or the pages of fashion magazines, and redheads will be clad in peach, coral, salmon and orange. And that’s in spite of the fact that redheads have more visible pink in their skin¬†without makeup¬†than anyone!

I have makeup covers to my credit and have been on many photo shoot sets and witnessed makeup artists immediate grabbing orange-toned makeup the minute they see a redhead. That’s what the makeup artist did with the woman above, left. She’s wearing a warm salmon pink blouse, so she could have warranted a warm salmon pink blusher. But no, there she is in makeup that matches her hair! In person, you’d notice that her makeup looks heavy. You may already have noticed that her face and hair blend too much, unlike the woman on the right, so her face doesn’t pop.

A makeup artist with a good eye matched the model’s skin, not her hair, in the photo on the right. Her face pops, and in person her skin looks translucent and glowing. For the rest of the lowdown about color, makeup and fashion, get your copy of my new eBook, “Color Me Correctly, Please.” You may be astounded to discover that you could do with a change of color yourself.

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