SO! I wanted to spend a while to really get to see how I liked this dye and what I thought of it. So to start off, I’ll say this. My hair is actually pretty awkwardly dyed and isn’t bleached evenly I would say. This is a result from doing the ombre inspired hair technique, so my ends of my hair are actually bleached.
That being said, when I put the Pravana Vivids, it was more of a purple toned (because Wild Orchid is apparently super dark purple but the swatch on the box didn’t look like that!). The purple only really showed on the ends of my hair and that is where the dye caught on most. I really didn’t feel this dye got my hair as vibrant as I like it to be and I believe it has to do with the fact that this dye will work best on pre-lightened or bleached hair, which no way in hell was I doing because my hair has gone through enough. What I usually use to lighten my roots is the Loreal Hi-Color Intense in magenta, but I tried a different product this time and actually ended up hating it. I forgot the brand, it’s a salon brand, but it didn’t lift my roots as light and intense as I usually like them, so I don’t know if that had anything to do with it also.
I feel like it’s because the Wild Orchid was so, so dark and I didn’t get to use a brighter, more vibrant mixture of dye. I’m still unsure what I think and I know there is different Pravana dye products to use. I’ve heard people swear by this stuff, I’m just really going to force myself into trying it again, this time with the Loreal to pre-lighten and I am only going to use the Magenta by Pravana Vivids since I’m leaning more towards a violet red rather than a true red. I still don’t know why I feel like it didn’t grab onto all my hair but it’s something I am going to be sure to ask a cosmetologist.
Overall, my opinion is still unsure. I’m still open to trying this product and the colors are actually SUPER nice, so soon enough when I need another dye job I’ll be trying it again.
Anyway, as for a super quick FOTD, I have my usual face routine as mentioned in my other FOTD’s.
I’m wearing on my eyes: MAC’s Vanilla, MAC’s blush in Harmony in my crease, NYX Skinny Felt tip liner, Diorshow mascara
Eyebrows filled in with: Maybeline Define a Brow in Dark Brown
Lips: it’s actually only lipliner… NYX in a red. I couldn’t find my Ruby woo!
Cheeks: Harmony by MAC