We're so done with ombre. Come on, people! When you can buy it in a box at your local drugstore, it's no longer a "hot look." Not to mention that Sarah Jessica Parker's hair seems to be having an identity crisis between ombre and dip-dyed—neither of which is very age appropriate.
SJP, we plead with you to bring back the loose curls or long sexy slept-in waves you rocked through the Sex in the City years! We'll take any look, really—except for that too-short bob, obviously. We know you're probably trying to distance yourself from Carrie Bradshaw, but at least go back to one color and leave the ombre look for the teenagers and pop tartlets.
As for the eye makeup, we know lining the upper lash line and waterline with black pencil is Sarah's thing, but the eye shadow she's wearing just doesn't bring out her gorgeous blue eyes. Like we always say, sparkle with caution when you're a woman of a certain age. Not only can that sparkle draw attention to the signs of aging, but if it moves from your eyes to your cheeks, you're officially ready for a rave.
Beauty Bailout: If you've fallen victim to the ombre trend and you're looking for an out—and we assure you, if you're over the age of 22, you should be looking for an out—pick one color that will bring out your eye color and flatter your skin tone and stick with it.
We've always loved Sarah Jessica Parker with golden locks (probably because they remind us of Carrie), but we may actually prefer her as a brunette, which made her blue eyes sparkle.
If you're over processing your hair—coloring, blowing out, flat ironing, curling and ironing – consider giving your poor locks a rest for the summer. Once the humidity kicks in, it's never going to stay the way you want it to anyway! Plus, natural is in!
Try spraying your hair with a leave-in conditioner (like It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner) when you get out of the shower. Then if your hair tends towards the dry or frizzy side, finger-comb a few drops of healing oil through your hair (Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil is a good choice and also smells fabulous).
Next, finger-comb a good styling cream like Oribe Crème for Style through your hair, as it will give you hold but won't make your hair stiff. Then just twist a few tendrils to give yourself that romantic look!
As for your eyes, if you're married to your black kohl lined eyes like SJP is, just make sure you use a flattering shadow on your lids and along your lower lash line. If Sarah Jessica had used a plum palette, her eyes would have looked bluer than Carrie's after Big left her at the altar.
We have to give SJP a citation for this hairy situation in hopes that she'll be scared straight into a single process color. It's what Carrie would have wanted too, we know it.
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