There’s a beautiful new trend of women embracing their incoming gray hairs and we are living for it!
Personally I’ve been celebrating the witchy, wise vibe my gray hairs give me for awhile now. But going gray does also mean taking a new approach with your makeup. Here are some beauty tips to help flatter you transitioning gray hair.
1-Soften Your Brows
Your brow hair might lag behind on going gray and a darker brow might be too much contrast for you. While we still believe in a filled in brow (especially the tail ends which tend to lose hair first), try using a softer shade of brow pencil. Bobbi Brown makes a great color called Ash or you can ask your hairstylist to bleach your brow hairs a little lighter so there is less contrast with your hair color.
2-Bronzer Year Round
With age comes a loss of color or warmth in the skin. This paired with whitening of hair can make one look a little washed out. To avoid this, try wearing a bronzer all year round instead of only in Summer. Dust your bronzer around the perimeter of the face in the shape of a number 3 hugging the temples, cheek bones and jaw line.
If your neck and chest tend to be more red or pink try a bronzer from Bobbi Brown like Medium or Deep. If you have more golden hues in your skin try Charlotte Tilbury or Laura Mercier’s bronzers.
3- Play it cool
There’s a reason why Elsa wore purple shadow in the animated film “Frozen”. The cool toned shade compliments her white hair. Eyeshadow shades like cool toned greys, pinks, blue and purples are flattering for gray hair.
For this Virginia Beach bridal makeup, I paired cool peachy tones with purples but in a soft and natural way.
4- Commit to lip color
Even more important than shadow shades is wearing a lip color that will define your lips and not wash out your face. Any thing from neutrals to bolds, glossy or matte will work but make sure the shade has enough punch to contrast.