Wanna add temporary color streaks to your dark brown or black hair? Grab your gel eye shadow and GO

Guestpost by Asha on Jan 2nd

Looking for a quick fix for color cravings? Go to your make up bag! You can use your gel or cream eye shadows to give yourself temporary hair color that washes out when you're ready. This works especially well for those of us that have dark hair tresses or have a head full of curls.

Here's how you do it:

  1. Go through your make up bag and pick out your gel or cream based eye shadows. I found out that high pigment, bright eye liners also will work too. Got a bright liquid eye shadow? Give it a try too! The only thing I've found that doesn't work is powder based eye shadow.
  2. Pick the color(s) that you want to use. I found a liquid eye shadow, a few gel eyeliners, and some cream eye shadows that I decided to use. I'm a budget girl, so most of these were purchased from your average drug store.
  3. Now that you've picked your color(s), pick up a small section of your hair and get to color. I've also just done the ends of my hair, went for a tie-dye effect by using different colors on the same section of hair — your options are limitless. Just make sure you wash your hands before you start with a new color, as it tends to rub off on your fingers as you color.
  4. Go admire your new 'do in the mirror. Pull it up into a bun, or wear it loose if you like! However, I would not recommend using heat over your newly colored strands.

I've found this works especially well for me when my hair is in its natural curly state — I can add color to a few strands for a splash of color, and then wipe it off when I get tired of it with a little conditioner or shampoo. It should hold for up to a few days, depending on how much you manipulate your hair.

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