Sunday, 6 May 2012

Quick Tip: I Don't Chalk, I Cream

     Hahaha! Got to love those play on words! Anyway, today's post is about coloring natural hair...well, at least temporarily. As some of you know, a big hair trend right now is hair chalking. Basically, people change the color of their hair by simply painting their hair with chalk. It's pretty neat!
      I have never tried hair chalking myself, but I have been wanting to experiment with color. I decided to put my own twist on the style and found a great alternative to chalking my hair. Give this tip a try if hair chalking is not for you.
      I always like to put my own twist on trends so instead of chalk, I decided to use cream eyeshadow to add color to my hair. Even better, the cream eyeshadows I use easily wash out of my hair and are highly pigmented, even against my dark hair.






You Will Need: 

  • Cream eyeshadow

 I use Maybelline's Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows to color my hair. They are highly pigmented and the color variety is nice.



Directions: 
  • Take a piece of hair and wipe the cream eyeshadow onto your hair. 

  • Style your hair and enjoy the fun new pop of color!



27 comments:

  1. You're super creative! I've read about the hair chalking thing but didn't know how that'd translate onto black, tightly coiled hair. It's awesome twist to use cream eyeshadow instead.

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    1. Thanks, girl! Chalk seems so messy and the videos I have seen used heat to seal in the color. I wanted to avoid both of those at all cost.

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  2. That's such a good idea! Your so brave for experimenting with your hair like that! I've followed you sweetie and I'd love if you could follow me back as I only have one follower - boohoo :(.
    I'm currently working on a Summer Lookbook and will be uploading my YouTube video today in which I'd love for you to possibly check out.
    Much love, Luce x
    http://lucestephenson.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hey Luce! I don't usually follow people ( mostly because I haven't figured out the whole following thing yet:S Hahahah!I've just been typing in the blogs I like every time I want to go to their page. How sad!) However, I looked over your blog and it is REALLY good! Kudos to you! I want to show you some blog support so I will make it a mission to figure this out tonight:D

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  3. You're a genius!!! I'm a hair and makeup artist and I didn't even think of that! lmfao Beautiful hair!

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  4. Thanks guys! I definitely appreciate the feedback:D

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  5. This looks awesome..cant wait to try it..

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  6. Ahhh I love this! I'm so glad Curly Nikki posted about it. I've been wanting to do something different but not drastic so I really like this. How long does it last? I usually twist my hair at night so I wouldn't want to smear color all over the place lol.

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  7. Depending on the type of cream eye shadow you use, it could last up to a week. I moisturize my hair every night with my moisture mix and that contains oils. Oils do a great job of removing makeup so the color usually doesn't last too long after that. If you sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet, you should have very few worries about color smearing. Hope that helps!


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    1. Thanks so much for the tip! I tried it and my friends thought it was so cool. I posted about it on my blog and shared the link to this. Thanks again!

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    2. That's amazing!This technique is definitely a time saver. Thanks for spreading the word to others. After all, sharing is caring!

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  8. Wow I like this! You came up with this?

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    1. Yes indeed! I wanted something that was vibrant on our hair, wasn't too messy, and wasn't damaging. I'm glad you like it and appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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  9. Hello! Does the color wipe off on your clothes? Sorry for my bad English btw :)

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    1. Like other makeup, it can come in contact with clothing and leave a residue, but it is washable.

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  10. Hey Love this is an awesome idea!

    Just 2 quick questions:

    Does it have to be Cream Shadow or can it be just any eye shadow?

    Also, is Maybelline the only carrier of cream shadows?

    Thanks!

    -J

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    1. Does it have to be Cream Shadow or can it be just any eye shadow?

      Cream shadows work better at adhering the color to the hair strand. Eyeshadows could work, but it would be very similar to chalking.

      Is Maybelline the only carrier of cream shadows?

      Maybelling is not the only company to make cream shadows. Look around and see if there are cheaper alternatives. The idea is to get something that is tacky enough to stay on the hair and still be vibrant.

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  11. This is really cool. I did green once for a beetlejuice costume. Would you say you were able to brush your hair with this? Did the color get on stuff? Or did brushing your hair make the color fly away. Or do you not brush your hair xD

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    1. You can brush your hair just fine. The color can transfer if your hair is especially oily, but because it is eyeshadow, the chances of the color being washable are highly likely. GOod luck!

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  12. Great idea!... gotta try this one hehe I just wonder if i could use a curling iron after putting it on?

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    1. You may be able to, but to play it safe, try curling first and then put the color on after.

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  13. Kool! Thancs!

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  14. This is brilliant! Does the cream make your hair feel slimmy or heavier or no?

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  15. Love, love, love! I've been thinking about getting permanent color but this may be just what I need to get my color fix.

    Thx for the awesome idea!

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  16. Genius! I never tried chalking because of the mess and my black hair. This is perfect!

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