Olivia Wilde goes back to brunette; beauty eds breathe a collective sigh of relief

Ever since Olivia Wilde started getting good makeup advice (and not showing up to red carpets with the overdone Barbie look she was sporting pre-2011), she’s been one of my main beauty crushes. In fact, I dedicated an entire post to her last August, I was so enamoured.

My beauty stalking continued into 2012, when she chopped her hair into a lob (long bob). But then she had to go blonde—for the film Rush—and I lost the love. Ever since, she’s been wearing some sort of hybrid “bronde” colour that’s neither here nor there, and it didn’t do it for me AT ALL. Here she is at an event in September:

Olivia Wilde Conde Nast Traveler celebrates The Visionaries September 2012 Olivia Wilde goes back to brunette; beauty eds breathe a collective sigh of relief

Hard to believe she’s actually a natural blonde, isn’t it? Because this is just so blah. Her eyes don’t sparkle, her skin just looks okay… but you end up thinking, wow, this girl needs more makeup. It’s not bad, but it’s not that good either.

I totally identify with the problem, too, since it was one of the main reasons I couldn’t keep my Ombré. I felt very mousey and dishwater-y.

Now you need to get a load of the glossy chocolate brown that she just went back to. OMGOMGOMG!

Olivia Wilde Glamour presents These Girls at Joes Pub October 2012 Olivia Wilde goes back to brunette; beauty eds breathe a collective sigh of relief

Olivia, welcome back to your Life Colour. Please never leave it. Your eyes look more blue, your skin looks more healthy… and most of all your hair looks like it’s in WAY better condition. I love how she’s wearing it here, too—the soft, large-barrel waves on that mid-length look amazing.

I love it when celebrities give us these before and afters—they’re quite educational, no? The lesson learned here is that something as simple as a colour change can make you look totally different. And totally better.

Do you like Olivia’s new brunette shade?
Have you ever been a “bronde”—neither blonde nor brunette?
What’s YOUR Life Colour? Or do you prefer to always switch things up?

6 Comments

Alana
Tuesday, October 16/2012 at 4:10 pm

Oh, perfection! I love Olivia Wilde beauty-wise, and I do enjoy how well she represents Team Brunette. I hope she never changes it ever.

(This post has also reminded me that my hair is getting a little too boring-ashy-light-brown as it is naturally inclined to do, and that I need to update my dye job ASAP)

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, October 30/2012 at 5:33 pm

Same here! I think she’s one of those people who looks best in extreme hair colours… either really dark or really blonde (like when she was on The O.C.). In between does NOT do her justice.

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Kat
Wednesday, October 17/2012 at 10:08 am

I’ve been stuck in “bronde” world for years. This makes me want to copy it and cross to the dark side!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, October 30/2012 at 5:34 pm

I had a bronde phase too… on some people it works but sometimes I used to feel a little “blah.”

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erin
Thursday, October 18/2012 at 4:54 pm

i think what she’s defo missing in the first pic is blush! i totally agree – so much better as a brunette.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, October 30/2012 at 5:34 pm

Yes! Everyone needs more blush as far as I’m concerned :)

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