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Makeup Basics--Silver Foxes

12 May 2011

Finally, I have completed the post for you silver haired ladies. I really love gray hair. I think one can look quite sexy with it and at 35 I am jealous of my friends who have already found gray strands in their hair whereas I have yet to find one. Most women in society go through so many changes and use harmful chemicals to cover their gray. During the Renaissance and Baroque periods--the courts of Marie Antoinette especially-- women would powder their hair to purposely make it look gray or white it was en vogue whereas today in our youth obsessed society, going gray is like a death nail in our coffins. I say celebrate your gray. It means you have lived and have stories to tell. I have dubbed you all Silver Foxes which usually refers to men but I think women are just as 'foxy' when they have silver or gray hair.




This particular hair color is a difficult one because technically its a neutral like raven hair however it tends to be more of a cool tone on the skin. Therefore you must use colors that are combination colors--colors that are both warm and cool. If you use colors that are too cool you end up looking gray and if you use too warm colors they can turn too red on your skin. 


Here are some ideas for makeup for women of all ethnicities with silver/gray hair. Enjoy!

Daily Look For Silver Foxes with Med-Dark to Deep Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Woodwinked e/s (on the lid)
2. Mac Cosmetics Handwritten e/s (in crease or outer V)
3. Mac Cosmetics Teddy Eye Kohl Pencil (lower lash lines)
4. Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara
5. Mac Format Blush
6. Mac Cosmetics Chestnut Lip Pencil
7. Mac Cosmetics Fetish Lipstick

Daily Look For Silver Foxes Fair to Medium-Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics All That Glitters e/s (on the lid)
2. Mac Cosmetics Cork e/s (in crease or outer V)
3. Mac Cosmetics Teddy Eye Kohl Pencil (lower lash lines)
4. Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara
5. Mac Melba Blush
6. Mac Cosmetics Capricious Lipstick

Colorful Eyes for Silver Foxes Medium-Dark to Deep Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Spread the Wealth Big Bounce e/s (on the lid as base)
2. Mac Cosmetics Sumptuous Olive e/s (on lid)
3. Mac Cosmetics Bows and Curtsies e/s (outer V)
4. Mac Cosmetics Tarnish Eye Kohl Pencil (lower lash lines)
5. Mac Sweet As Cocoa Blush
7. Mac Cosmetics Mahogany Lip Pencil
8. Mac Cosmetics Strength Lipstick

Colorful Eye for Silver Foxes Fair to Med-Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Spread the Wealth Big Bounce e/s (on the lid as base)
2. Mac Cosmetics Sumptuous Olive e/s (on lid)
3. Mac Cosmetics Bows and Curtsies e/s (outer V)
4. Mac Cosmetics Forever Green Eye Kohl Pencil (lower lash lines)
5. Mac Sunbasque Blush
7. Mac Cosmetics Hover Lip Pencil
8. Mac Cosmetics Shy Girl Lipstick

Smokey Eyes for Silver Foxes Med-Dark to Deep Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Satin Taupe e/s (on the lid)
2. Mac Cosmetics Smut e/s (crease)
3. Mac Cosmetics Typographic e/s (outer V)
4. Mac Cosmetics Smolder Eye Kohl Pencil (lower lash lines)
5. Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara
6. Mac Fever Blush
7. Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam V

Smokey Eyes for Silver Foxes with Fair to Med-Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Patina e/s (on the lid)
2. Mac Cosmetics Smut e/s (crease)
3. Mac Cosmetics Typographic e/s (outer V)
4. Mac Cosmetics Phone Number Eye Kohl Pencil (lower lash lines)
5. Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara
6. Mac Desert Rose Blush
7. Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam V

Red Lip for Silver Foxes with Med-Dark to Deep Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Arena e/s (on the lid)
2. Mac Cosmetics Embark e/s (crease)
3. Mac Cosmetics Blacktrack Fluidline (winged out)
4. Mac Cosmetics Love Thing Mineralize Blush
5. Mac Cosmetics Beet Lip Pencil
6. Mac Cosmetics Spice it Up Lipstick

Red Lip for Silver Foxes with Fair to Med-Dark Skin Tones
1. Mac Cosmetics Brule e/s (on the lid)
2. Mac Cosmetics Charcoal Brown e/s (crease)
3. Mac Cosmetics Blacktrack Fluidline (winged out)
4. Mac Cosmetics Mocha Blush
5. Mac Cosmetics Chicory Lip Pencil
6. Mac Cosmetics Dubonnet Lipstick

**Explanation. You do not need to only use matte eyeshadows on your lid if you have texture--read wrinkles--on your eyes but you must use Veluxe Pearl shadows. The glitter is small so it does not reflect a lot of light or fall into the creases. But keep it out of your crease. ALWAYS use matte colors in your crease. Also use winged out liner it gives your eyes an automatic lift. Good luck ladies!!