Using eyeshadow to disguise thinning hair, or define your hairline.
This is an issue I’m all too familiar with. My hair has been getting finer ever since I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome as a teenager, and it’s probably the thing I’m most self-conscious about. I already use Colour Wow Root Cover Up (£29.50) to hide the parts of my scalp I feel are most visible, so could this hack be a cheaper alternative?
I followed what @elliemakeupartist did on TikTok and took a black shadow (pick a shade that matches your hair) and used an eyeshadow smudge brush to blend it into my hairline, followed by a bigger blending brush and a spoolie to make sure that it was well blended.
The result was definitely more stark than my usual root cover-up, which is an off-black shade, and I realised there’s a pretty big difference in staying power too. Every time I touched my hair the shadow transferred to my fingers and then to my face – “chimney sweep chic” was not the look I was going for.
If it’s something you would only do occasionally, go for it. But if you have hair loss and want a good cover-up solution, Colour Wow is a winner. (It’s also brilliant for stay-put brows … just saying.)