Saturday, 14 May 2011

Ombre Update And New Products

Well it seems my Ombre post was my most popular ever! Thought I'd keep you up to date with how it's doing, the semi permanent dye seemed to fade reeeally quickly so I popped on some L'oreal dye, Excell 10 in Frosted Blonde. A few of you have asked so here is what I would recommend doing, but this is a personal process so I do recommend reading my previous post for more details

  1. Test a strand with bleach mixture, find the correct time for you by washing off the bleach and then blowdrying the hair (because who really has the time to air dry?!), if not light enough apply for a bit longer and wash and blowdry again.
  2. Add a blondey light brown (turns out ashy shades work quite well) to counteract the brassy gingeryness
  3. If you like it, do it to the rest of your hair!
I was asked if I applied the blondey light brown dye all over, no, I just applied it to the bleached ends, but I did take it a bit further up so it looked more gradual
Here it is a few weeks on...

And those products I've been loving??

 The Porefessional and Rimmel's Lasting Finish Foundation
I used to hate the Porefessional but it works quite nicely with this foundation

 MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna
I LOVE this so much, it looks quite dirty but it makes the perfect highlighter, love it especially with the foundation!

Natural Collection Apple Blossom and Max Factor cubey lipglossy thing in Soft Rose

On their own these products (for me) are a bit nothingy but I love the combination they make together. It really reminds me of YSL's Rouge Volupte in Sensual Silk (which I have but I have to ration it because THEY DISCONTINUED IT!) and MAC Hue. I'll do a comparison post soon! 

Here's all the products together, taken using hipstamatic

I'm loving brown smokey eyes at the moment, maybe I'll do a post on that too!

Love Sophie xx


  1. I just read the ombre post below and I want it! Although I've currently got ridiculously bleached hair with dark roots growing through, i try and tell myself I have a very defined ombre style lolz.

    I haven't actually seen any blondes with the ombre style yet


  2. Wow, you look gorgeous! Love the smokey eyes, and you have such great hair.

    Thanks for commenting on my post!

  3. wow I can't believe you did that colouring job on your own >.< I'm afraid to even do an all over colour at home!