Pretty Natural

March 30, 2011, 21:20
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Let’s review the color wheel shall we? Specifically the opposites: red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple.

Why are these important? For skin and hair, color plays a major role in covering imperfections and highlighting your best assets. For example, your under-eye concealer has a yellow tint to counteract the purple-blue color in your sagging, dull skin. Green concealer is used to hide the swollen, red skin around a zit. It’s all just the basics on the color wheel, but applied to your skin, it becomes much more.

I’ve been using silver shampoo for a while now. It’s actually purple but it enhances my blonde hair by canceling out the yellow tones and making it more of a white/silvery blonde. It’s a great product – but there’s only one formula. There’s no moisturizing or volumizing version, so I had to stop using it in the winter.

But in In Style today they showed me the magic of kitchen ingredients for skin and hair. I was delighted to read that adding 1/4 tbsp grape Kool-Aid to 4 tbsp of shampoo produces the same results! Yes, Kool-Aid. I tested it and I’m sold! Not a blonde? Brunettes can use this formula to enhance natural highlights and cancel out any brassiness. Go try it!