Naturally "mismatched"? Warm or cool better on me?
My complexion is very pale with slightly rosy undertones. The only foundation I've felt has truly matched me is the newer "warm tone" True Blend line... But my natural hair color is a very dull, mousy,dark ash blond with no perceivable red tones. My eyes are deep reddish brown.
(Left larger picture is me as a strawberry blonde; smaller right is my natural ash blonde taken years ago)
For the past 4 years, I've been dying my hair with L'oreal's "Medium Ash Blonde," which actually results in a strawberry blonde. Everyone seems surprised when I tell them I dye my hair, having assumed I was a natural red head or ginger. I feel like the copper tones complemented my complexion.
But I'm very tired of maintaining my roots, so went to a salon and back to my natural ashy, bland dark blond yesterday. The reaction from family and friends has NOT be favorable; most say it looks unnatural and that warm suits me better. I like it, but no one else does! My mom thinks it looks green.
How common is it to have cool hair and a warm complexion and be naturally "mismatched" that way? Do you think it's likely I'm just misperceiving my coloring? Should I just go back to the strawberry blonde and put up with frequent touch ups, or risk dying it to an ash? Which complements me better?