Which white/silver-ish color will suit my neutral olive-ish fair skin?Posted 2 months ago
I am Eastern European and my mom is olive-skinned (think Nina Dobrev's complextion) but my dad is super pale and cool-toned and my skin is kind of a mix of both. I know, it sounds weird.
I literally don't fall into the neutral, cool or warm category. Even professional makeup artists get super confused by my skin tone and can't find a perfect foundation match for my skin, ever.
I am very pale but my skin undertone is still olive-ish. Think Linda Evangelista olive type of skin but even a bit more fair. Yet i have a little bit of red and pink in my skin too. It's weird. It's almost neutral but not truly because my skin still has a yellow-ish Eastern European tint which isn't very noticeable due to my paleness but it's there. I manage to pull off both cool and warm hair colors.
6 months ago my hair was jet black and recently it was a warm copper color (to be fair the copper looked better on me but very dark, almost black chocolate brown suits me perfectly too). I feel like hair colors that are a mix of cool and warm but are a tiny bit more on the cool side (as opposed to straight up jet black) suit me the best but my skin isn't really neutral. I can't really explain it.
My hair used to be a very light honey blonde naturally when i was little and now my roots are dark sandy blonde that ends up looking a little bit lighter than Amanda Seyfried's color during the summer. I've been coloring my hair for a couple of years now though and right now my hair is light strawberry blonde.
I really want to dye my hair a white or platinum-silver color. Any kind of silver that will suit me, really but i don't know whether I'd be able to pull it off/which silver color will look the best on me. Does anyone have any ideas?
I've been golden platinum before and it honestly looked great on me but i remember accidentally using more toner than i should've back when i was in high school and my hair turned silver-ish platinum, yet ended up looking even better than the golden platinum despite the yellows in my skin.
Should i go for that (very light silver-ish blonde) or straight up light silver? I have natural 2B-2C curls too so super light colors don't really look werid/harsh against my face because my hair is very textured naturally.
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 months ago
Silver is a relatively low risk colour, as, if you don't like it, you have a lot of options for dyeing over it. I think my main concern is that silver is very difficult to achieve over hair that's previously been dyed, especially with warm tones or dark colours. You need to bleach your hair very light and evenly, because toner highlights every bit of unevenness in your hair. Unfortunately, bleach does not work as well over permanent dye compared to natural hair colour, so you tend to run into issues getting your hair light enough, and your hair may suffer too much damage before you get to that point.
If you want to try, I'd personally try to use a colour remover first. If you check out the articles section, you can find some tips on using colour remover. You will likely need more bleach afterward, so be sure to read up on reoxidation and rinsing enough.
by StainRookiePosted 2 months ago
I think there's a silver for everyone: after all, silver grows naturally on our head after a certain age, and I've never seen a lady with natural silver or salt&pepper hair looking bad. This said, bottled silver can be trickier. What kinds of grey, blue and purples you wear best? Maybe you can take inspiration from them, in order to understand what undertones and saturation you need in your silver.