Saturday, July 4, 2015

Temporary Eyeshadow Hair Color

I love changing up my hair. In fact, I'd dye it a different color every time a holiday comes around, whether that be red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, or pastel colors for Easter; but, let's be real here, that is a lot of work, and those colors take forever to come out. For The Fourth of July, I was looking for a more unusual way of incorporating red and blue into my look, and I stumbled across this tutorial by Love Maegan on temporary hair color using something all women have on hand- eyeshadow!
For this look, you'll need some old eyeshadow, baby powder, water in a spray bottle, a bowl, and an application brush. I tried a contour brush from Ulta and a Real Techniques defined crease brush, and I found that the smaller, more compact crease brush did a much better job applying the mixture than the more fluffy brush from Ulta. 
First, scrape off as much eyeshadow into the bowl as you'd like. This will vary depending on the length of your hair and the amount of hair you're coloring. Then, add a shake of baby powder and mix them together.

Next, spritz your hair with your spray bottle, wet your application brush, and apply the color to your hair!

It takes a little bit to get used to it, but after I finished my first red stripe, I was breezing through it. I then applied my blue stripe, then one more stripe of both colors, to complete my look.

This tutorial works on both light and dark hair, and on any length. I'd suggest trying out an ombre look for longer hair, whereas if you have shorter hair like me, you may want to try something fun on your bangs. Maegan actually did her whole head with this method for Halloween; check out her original tutorial here to see her results!
I was happily surprised with how this turned out. The colors work really nicely with my faded purple hair, and I can't wait to try it out with different colors! The great thing about this method is that it comes out really easily, generally after just one shampoo, so it makes for the perfect holiday accessory.
What are all of my American readers doing for the Fourth? I'd love to hear in the comments below!


  1. Love this idea :) Def. a fun way to get a bit of color in the hair just for a day. I am from the states but have been living in Germany for over 5 years so I didn't do anything for the fourth which is so sad!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  2. Your hair looks so cool ! I'm following you dear !

  3. Your hair is such a lovely colour!