Welcome to my page in honor of redheads!
You've probably noticed that I tend to be a redhead a lot in my pictures (that is, if you can see the color in some of them ;-). I love redheads! I've always had a natural weakness for red hair. Maybe it's the Irish/Scottish ancestry. Maybe it's being overly romantic about my ancestry. Maybe it's because it's gorgeous! Who knows?
If a redheaded girl is born, there was a pig under the bed. --Irish proverb
Facts about redheads:
(I believe these facts come from The Redhead Book by Al Sacharov)
- Redheadedness is, genetically speaking, a recessive trait. It may appear after several generations of darker hair.
- In the U.S.A., about 2 percent of the population are (natural) redheads.
- The greatest concentration of redheads in the world is in the Highlands of Scotland (about 11 percent are redheads), followed closely by Ireland with 10 percent.
Here's some famous redheads...
(or those who have chosen to be redheads ;-)
- Nicole Kidman (hubba-hubba! :)
- Gillian Anderson (Yum! To dye for? The truth is out there! :)
- Angie Everhart
- Reba McEntire
- Marilu Henner
- Rita Hayworth (to dye for)
- Lucille Ball (to dye for)
- Molly Ringwald
- Laura Leighton (Sydney on Melrose Place)
- David Caruso (At least one man had to make the list! ;-)
A note about the pictures used here: I would be more than happy to acknowledge the photographer, and/or ask for permission for use, if someone would like to tell me how to do so. I have no intent to violate copyrights, and hope the use of these images is acceptable.
Makeup tips for redheads:
(These tips come from iVillage from Remy Gafni and Ms. Fix-It :)
- "My only rule for redheads is, toss out the green eyeshadow. Whether you have fair skin or dark, green shades don't look nearly as flattering as a bronze or terra-cotta shade.
Because there are so many different shades of red, the first thing to consider when you're choosing colors is your skin tone and eye color. In general, match your foundation and concealer to your skin tone (if you're unsure, go for one shade lighter -- you can always add more).
For the lips, cheeks and eyes, if you're fair, stick with lighter, sheer earthtone or nude shades. Pale pinks look great, too. Orange tones can be flattering as well, but keep it to one feature -- eyes, cheeks or lips. You don't want to look like a pumpkin.
Mix and match colors to keep it interesting -- for example, bronze eyes with a pale pink blush or sheer shimmer gloss or vice versa. Or try a lavender or white eye with coral blush.
The same applies for redheads with darker skin, who can also take it up a notch with red lipsticks and taupe to rich brown shadows.
Finally, if you have freckles as many redheads do, do not try to cover them. It looks much more modern to let them shine through."
- "...Unlike more neutral blonde or brown hair, your fiery locks can lead to the possibility of clashing. By all means avoid strong pinks for cheeks or lips. Instead opt for sheer apricot, peachy or tawny red shades in blush and go for dark, brownish reds for your mouth. Raisin or orange tones can work well, too. For your eyes, copper and bronze shades can add a fetching warm metallic glow to your face."
Some redheads (real and imagined)... which might also be good costume ideas for Halloween:
Cleopatra (she might have had red hair).
Poison Ivy from Batman.
Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson was apparently born a redead)
Ginny from Harry Potter
Wilma, from the Flintstones
Jane Jetson, from The Jetsons.
Daphne Blake, from Scooby Doo.
Jessica Rabbit, from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Princess Fiona, from Shrek.
Ariel, from The Little Mermaid.
Mary Jane Watson, from Spiderman
Jean Grey, from X-men.
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