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fair skin, blue eyes + dark hair??

kristenkristen Posts: 125Registered Users
sooo ive got blue eyes and fair skin, and im thinking of coloring my hair darker a shade. my natural color is a dish-water blonde. i just dont want to look like a vampire because of my unavoidable whiteness (yikes!)

Does anyone know any celebrities with this color combo, or what color you think would look best?
thanks!
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    Alexis Bledel was the first actress to come to mind... I personally think it's a pretty combination. :)

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  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users
    I have very pale skin, dark blue eyes and dark brown hair. Although, I don't think the contrast is as marked as with Alexis Bledel! Obviously these things depend a lot on your individual skin tone. You could try a chestnut shade. It's a lovely rich brown that could really bring out your eyes. It's also not too dark, so it will lessen your chances of looking washed out. Obviously I can't tell for sure without seeing you.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Courtney Cox, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Connolly. I'd say Megan Fox too, but she isn't really fair skinned.

    You won't look like a vampire. But maybe make sure your hair color isn't too flat or one dimensional.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I think it tends to be a stunningly beautiful combination. Even Cameron Diaz, who I have never thought was pretty, looked very pretty when she let her skin get paler and had dark hair.
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    My husband has that combo.
  • HropkeyHropkey Posts: 572Registered Users
    I myself have very pale skin, gray-blue eyes and brown hair. I'd like slightly darker hair to even it out but I've actually had people compliment me on my coloring before =)
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  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    Zooey Deschanel... I love her.


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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    I think it looks really great on people who have that complexion naturally. But for some reason, it never looks right when peope dye their hair to get that color combo.

    My cousin has the exact same hair/skin/eye color as Couteney Cox and she is soo stunning.
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    I have white white white skin, blue eyes, and dark hair. When I go darker (like from dark auburn to a real actual dark brown) I have to go to a salon otherwise it can just look cold and fake. It can be really harsh if you don't get your colorist to mix in a few colors and keep things at least somewhat natural looking. And makeup can be tricky too because everything REALLY stands out, so you can look clownish if you're not careful.
  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Linda Carter (Wonder Woman) has this color combo and she's always been very beautiful. eve0178.jpg
    I've always thought it was a very pretty combo.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    A poster here has that combo: Scarlet and she is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    That coloring just has an ethereal/otherworldliness about it to me. I don't mean alien at all, and not exotic, just almost regal, but that's not the word either.

    One of my cousins married a lady with jet black hair, white-white skin and light blue eyes. She is unbelievably beautiful. She never wears makeup - she has perfect eyelashes and pink lips and gorgeous skin. SO NOT FAIR!!! :pottytrain1:
  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    Are your eyelashes and eyebrows more brown or blonde? If they are brown, I think you can get away with it. My sister-in-law has blonde brows and lashes, and I think it wouldn't work for her.
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  • kristenkristen Posts: 125Registered Users
    well, heres a picture of me.

    My brows are a little on the blondish side, hmmmm.
    maybe i could do an auburnish color?
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    First person who came to mind is Courtney Cox-Arquette and she's stunning!

    I am another fair-skinned, blue-eyed brunette. When I went TOO dark, yes, I did look and feel a bit Elvira-ish! As long as I keep it medium brown or auburn,I'm good. Although you cannot really see my eye color very well, this is me:

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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    kristen wrote: »
    well, heres a picture of me.

    My brows are a little on the blondish side, hmmmm.
    maybe i could do an auburnish color?

    My hair is naturally the same colour as yours, maybe a shade darker. My eyes are blue and I have a fairer complexion. My eyebrows are on the lightish side, so when I dye my hair darker, I just darken my eyebrows as well. With make-up, not with dye. When my hair is lighter, then I have my normal eyebrows.

    I think the combo dark hair/light eyes and skin is GORgeous, but I agree that it looks best naturally. Doesn't stop me from trying, though :p.

    Just make sure you use multiple colours and darken your eyebrows! Drives me crazy when people have light eyebrows with their dark hair.
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  • lapushkalapushka Posts: 601Registered Users
    I think your hair color isn't dishwater blonde, it's a beautiful natural blonde color. I'd cherish it if I were you.

    Dying it a bit darker might work, but going from this to black or dark brown will be a disaster. Sure, it will look great at first, but what will it be like once you have outgrowth? Your hair will look almost translucent when it grows out against the darker color, and you'll be dying it non-stop. The upkeep will be immense.
  • sharon5152sharon5152 Posts: 207Registered Users
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Ooooo good one.

    On another note, I once saw a guy who had very light greenish blue (or bluish green) eyes, very dark hair and tan skin. He was like a darker version of Brad Pitt, looked a lot like him. And he was insanely cute. Too bad he was a murderer...
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    My natural coloring is about the same as yours. I've been dark haired a few times. I thought it looked good until I saw pictures later, where it ended up neing a bit harsh for me, and blond roots with dark hair was too high maintenace. I kept looking as if I was going gray.

    I jsut settled on dying my hair red, and I've stuck with that for 15 years, lol.
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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    That coloring just has an ethereal/otherworldliness about it to me. I don't mean alien at all, and not exotic, just almost regal, but that's not the word either.

    That's a good way to describe it. I've always thought it's a beautiful combination.

    I agree with NetG in that some women who go darker in order to have that combination actually wind up looking great with it, like Cameron Diaz. It's a gamble but Kristen I think you have the skin tone to pull it off.

    Shannon Doherty, though her eyes are probably a little more hazel than blue..
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    Rachel McAdams:
    If you have some dimension in the tone like hers, I think that softens it a lot (not to mention it's not raven-dark in the first place).
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  • spiderman5000spiderman5000 Posts: 673Registered Users
    I used to be super pale with dark eyes and dark brown hair. I dyed my hair black and actually think I look ten times better with black hair. People say the dark color and my pale skin brings out my eyes even more. Do it!
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Have you considered a dark auburn? At least from your picture, your skin tone looks like a redheaded type skin tone, rather than brunette.


    I say this as someone who is jealous, because I LOOOOOVE red hair, but can't pull it off!
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  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    kristen wrote: »
    well, heres a picture of me.

    My brows are a little on the blondish side, hmmmm.
    maybe i could do an auburnish color?

    Do you have freckles?
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  • riotkittyriotkitty Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    NetG wrote: »
    Have you considered a dark auburn? At least from your picture, your skin tone looks like a redheaded type skin tone, rather than brunette.


    I say this as someone who is jealous, because I LOOOOOVE red hair, but can't pull it off!

    I saw this too, your skin tone looks really warm and red would look very natural. That is if you care about looking natural. I dyed my chestnut brown hair jet black for years and looking "natural" was the least of my concerns. 'Course I do have black eyebrows and and lashes. I've also done pink and purple.

    Once you do a permanent black, though, thats it. Nothing except a harsh professional stripping will removed it.

    What you can try a is temporary dye in jet black or brownish black. It will wash out and if you love it, do something more permanent.

    If you consider red and want a permanent color that will actually make your hair healthier check out the hair-coloring board threads about henna. You can also go brown or black using henna and indigo.
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  • FullOfCurlsFullOfCurls Posts: 47Registered Users
    I have blue eyes and fair skin (ivory tone). I have always worn my hair a medium to light shade of blonde because I was always told that was the way to go. I started going to a new hair dresser and I told her I wanted something new from just the boring blonde. We decided to dye my hair a light shade of brown (almost an auburn color and then put blonde highlights in) well the auburn color looks so stunning and completely made my blue eyes pop out that we decided to just leave it without the highlights. Everyone keeps asking if I got contact lenses because the blues in my eyes completely changed and even my skin looks healthier with the change of color. It is a really nice change.

    The nice thing about going with a darker color is that it is really easy to lighten up with highlights if you don't like it. I definately am staying away from the highlights now!!
  • kristenkristen Posts: 125Registered Users
    i've actually had my hair red for about 6 months or so. (guess i should have mentioned that!) It does look natural, but im always worried that i look like one of those ladies who has that bo-zo - huge hair, you know? I guess thats silly, but i think ill ask my colorist what kind of dark she thinks will look best. thanks everyone for your responses!
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    Did you dye your hair? I am about to go back dark brown. I have quite naturally dark brown hair but for years it has been dyed red (with henna). Im scared of it going to dark and looking silly though. I have blue eyes and pale skin (although I think it looks more blotchy pink than a nice pale white!)
  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    A poster here has that combo: Scarlet and she is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    My husband has that combo.

    I have that combo - and my hair is dark, chocolate brown (at least when I was a kid - now it's colored dark chocolate brown because it's half gray!).

    I think the dark hair really accentuates my blue eyes, making them even bluer.
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  • AlicektnAlicektn Posts: 64Registered Users
    Black will make you look pale, so I think chocolate-brown is the best!

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