I was reading an article recently about changing make-up and when to do it. This had nothing to do with throwing out old make-up. Most make-up goes bad after a while and we should all purge stale make-up from time to time. This had to do with when to change make-up with regard to aging skin or changing hair color. Actually, the two go hand in hand. Many women change hair color shades as they age because it lifts a dulling complexion. This is something that happens to all of us as we get older. The question is, what shades do we use when we change make-up? The most important guide will be your new hair color. Warm hues such as dark browns can often make your skin appear more golden while pale blondes might look more pink. Red hair can be the most challenging and redheads should try to stick to peach, apricot or other neutral colors for lips and cheeks. If you have gone blonde, then go for sheer pinks or rose colors for cheeks and lips. If you have gone brunette, then you can opt for plums, pinkish browns or even sheer reds to compliment your new hair color.