Hair Color Makeovers - How to Change Your Look
Four women discover how even a slight change of shade can make a real difference in their skin's tone, clarity and radiance.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The Fix: "A new cut alone will brighten Susan's hair color, illuminating her complexion along with it," Frédéric said. He trimmed away her darker ends and created layers in the back that blended the white and dark strands into a radiant silvery hue. A clear gloss added shine and softness (hair that has lost pigment tends to be more coarse).
Makeup Prescription: When the hair that frames your face fades to white, it can also sap the color from your complexion, leaving you looking wan and tired. On the plus side: "You have a blank canvas, so it's an opportunity to play with color," said Rebecca. For Susan, she chose a pearly pink lipstick (CoverGirl TruShine Lip Color in Rosy Shine), a rosy blush (Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Blush in Precious Pink), and navy eyeliner (Urban Decay Smoke Out Eye Pencil in Mary Jane).