Bring out your beauty by hiding it with Express Color

Yes the title is an oxymoron but so is Express Color. This is a double duty product made to camouflage both your grey hair and to emphasize your eyebrows. Here’s the basics of Express Color: “The Express Color Kit provides a fast, easy-to-use solution to covering new growth at the roots between permanent hair color applications.
It only takes a few minutes to brush or rub this semi-solid formula on your hair or scalp for an instant fix. It’s like make-up for your hair!” It’s also recommended for eyebrows. Express Color is a water-resistant hair cosmetic that washes out when you want it to wash out – not before then.

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The kits contain The Express Color Compact that holds the color pan, an eyebrow brush and a hair applicator brush. It’s available in five shades so that everyone can find what they are looking for. ($29.95)

Marcia wears Drk Brn (aka Dark Brown)

I’ll admit that I didn’t read the instructions the first time I used Express Color. I knew it would help with my regrowth and that it was also for my brows but I didn’t realize it wasn’t a powder. It seemed difficult to pick up the color on the brush at first until I realized that this isn’t a powder. Instead it’s much better since it’s wax based which makes it longer wearing that isn’t going anywhere until I want to remove it.

Express Color

At first I used it just on my eyebrows since at that time my roots weren’t threatening to show the true me. I found it was a little harder to apply since I expected it to be a powder but once I got the hang of it I began using it daily. What I love about eyebrow use is that it lasts all day long. Absolutely no fading away or rubbing away. It’s smooth and makes no mess at all.

Express Color in Drk Brn

Once I get to the 3 week mark after having my hair tinted I have a few too many roots showing. And to no one’s surprise they don’t go away. I don’t like going to the salon too often so stretching it out with Express Color is the way to go. I’ve been using the larger brush that came with the kit to make the gray disappear. I start with my part and then brush more of the color around the part and through the top of my hair lightly. That makes it all blend in. Since it doesn’t come off at night I have clean pillowcases and no gray showing in the morning. I’ve also used it along my temples and the color doesn’t come off on my glass stems.

Express Color Drk Brn (after two uses)

In 2018 I’ll be on a 3 week trip and Express Color will be coming abroad with me. It won’t break or spill. It does double duty. It’s lightweight. And it wants to stay with me!

Lisa wears Med Brn (Medium Brown):

Express Color Medium Brown

Like Marcia, I was very surprised that the Express Color was a wax. It looks like a powder, so I couldn’t figure out why it was difficult to get pigment on the brushes…then it occurred to me it would be a great idea to read directions! I do prefer wax for eyebrows, actually, for two reasons. One, wax keeps my eyebrows in place.  Two, wax gives a bit of texture and doesn’t smear. So the wax was a happy discovery.

Express Color Medium Brown

Express Color Medium Brown

The Medium Brown is a perfect color for my medium brown hair. It’s just a shade or two lighter, which is what you want your eyebrows to be – slightly lighter than your hair color. It’s not so light that it doesn’t also work on my grey roots, thankfully. My gray roots happen to be WHITE, so it doesn’t really work on my part – I need heavy-duty help for that area. However, it does work wonders on those areas around my ears that I can’t easily get with root spray.

I definitely like the two brushes that are included in this set.

The larger brush is great for covering up gray areas, and the smaller one is the classic shape and size for eyebrows. These brushes are excellent quality and well worth the price point.

Overall, this is a terrific little set for bringing out your beauty by hiding what you just don’t want people to see!  You can find Express Color online at myexpresscolor.com.  Take a look to find your perfect color.

Giveaway! Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder #nomoregraydays

Gray Away

Got grays? Regarding those tell-tale roots, our motto at Beauty Info Zone is ‘don’t worry, be happy!” because we make gray hair magically disappear with Everpro Gray Away. Lisa and Marcia have loved the Temporary Root Concealer Spray forever, and today they have a review of the Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder ($9.99) for you — AND a giveaway with 20 winners!

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Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

LISA’S GRAY SIDE:

Gray hair. The bane of my existence. I’ve been dealing with it since I was 17 years old — and I’m not just gray, I am WHITE. Since my hair is pretty long, I don’t really have issues with the roots that rather quickly appear on my hairline about ear level. However, the top of my head – specifically my part – now, that’s a whole other story. My roots start showing after about two weeks and at three weeks I need serious help. Getting my hair colored every three weeks is something I will definitely do when I win the lottery, but in the meantime it’s just a dream. A much more affordable and easy way to hide those roots with Gray Away.

I’ve used Everpro Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer Spray for years to cover my roots. It sprays on so easily and immediately covers my gray – ahem, WHITE – hair. So I was excited to try the newest Gray Away product, the Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder.

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder in Light Brown

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder in Light Brown

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

The Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder is definitely different from the spray-on version. This is a dry powder housed in a small round jar that has a separate sponge applicator. It’s applied to clean dry hair. Just pat the sponge on the powder then sweep onto roots. It quickly covers up any gray hair and works for large issues like my part, as well as for smaller issues like along the hairline.

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder before and after

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder before and after

As you can see, it makes a huge difference. The powder is magnetic so it quickly adheres to hair strands and it doesn’t rub or wear off. I like that it’s easy to control and it doesn’t leave my scalp unnaturally dark. It’s also great for travel or even your purse for quick touch-ups. I think that in the world of temporary hair color, this is a terrific and unique option.

Gray Away in Dark Brown and Light Brown

Gray Away in Dark Brown and Light Brown

MARCIA’S GRAY SIDE:

Bane of my existence too! I can’t even begin to imagine how much I’ve paid to color treat my hair. I started off with every 6 weeks, then it went to 5, then to 4, and now I need it every 3 weeks. Not only don’t I have the time but I don’t have the money for that either. As much as I like the original spray from Gray Away, the Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder is so easy and so long lasting that I’m happier than ever. I have been stretching my color appoints to 4.5 – 5 weeks now without anyone noticing.

Before Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

Before Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

Not only does this help with the gray hair but it helps with my scalp which makes the grays even more prominent. As Lisa described this is incredibly easy to use. The sponge picks up enough of the mineral-infused powder so that I just have to pat it on. It’s not a one-and-done though, I go over it several times to make sure that my color is complete. And when it’s complete my hair looks very natural and shiny. It’s not stiff at all either.

After Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

After Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder

My after picture was taken on the same day as the before. I applied it, combed through my hair and voila – no more unslightly color. What makes it even better is that this doesn’t flyaway or look dusty. It never comes off on my pillow case or clothes. I wash my hair every other day or every third day and there’s no need to reapply. I wash my hair with my regular shampoo and it’s back to gray again.

Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder in black/dark brown

Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder in black/dark brown

Everpro Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder is available in 3 shades (Light Brown to Medium Blonde, Medium to Light Brown, Black to Dark Brown), it’s $10.99 at Ulta with a Bogo 1/2 deal going on right now and $8.99 at Target.com. Gray Away’s website is helpful in knowing what shade works best for you.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Gray Away is making dreams come true for 20 Beauty Info Zone readers. We’re thrilled that they are being so generous. The giveaway is open through 4/26 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time but only for the 48 contiguous US states. If comments close please send your comment to us at [email protected] and label it Gray Away. Tell the shade you are entering for and that counts as your entry so you can continue. Good luck and remember you too can have your gray go away with Gray Away Root Touch Up Magnetic Powder.

UPDATE: Unfortunately the comments have closed but the giveaway is still open through 4/26 at 11:59. On the comment box you can email us at [email protected] and make your comment. Then click I COMMENTED and it will let you continue.

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Touch Up any time with ROOTSTIX

Do you ever run out of time to get everything done? Do you put off certain beauty tasks because there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what you really want? Do you get frustrated with how you look when you put those niceties off? The Beauty Info Zone bloggers run into this all the time and it drives us nuts. rootstix logo

One of our biggest problems is finding the time to get our hair colored before others notice that we have (GASP) gray hair or roots showing. When ROOTSTIX offered to send their temporary color sticks we were happy to try these out.

Rootstix

Rootstix

ROOTSTIX are thin pens that can be used on your head and your face. Touch up your roots, use them to fill in your brows and if you happen to have a mustache that you (or maybe the guy in your life) wants to fill in, this is a great product.

ROOTSTIX is available in 5 shades: black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown and red. At $15 this is a great tool to have in your arsenal.

MARCIA USES ROOTSTIX IN MEDIUM BROWN

Rootstix Medium Brown

Rootstix Medium Brown

I chose Medium Brown and it’s a great match for my hair color. Since my hair grows in gray (or is it white by now?) I have a lot to cover up.

before Rootstix

before Rootstix

after using Rootstix in the same area

after using Rootstix in the same area

I have to work pretty hard with Rootstix to cover though because of the precise tip on it. Even though I started using it on my roots, I’m now using it on the hair around the side of my face. Those are silver and they are stubborn as all get out. They also drive me crazy. Using the fine tip of Rootstix is now saving me from having those bug me. I can use it easily without getting anything on my face. Rootstix isn’t messy, it isn’t greasy and it dries quickly.

Medium Brown Rootstix

Medium Brown Rootstix

LISA USES ROOTSTIX IN LIGHT BROWN

Rootstix

I can assuredly say that my hair is WHITE. Really, truly, completely white…not gray. And it has been since I was 17 years old. My mom went white that early and so did her mom. So I’ve been coloring my hair for a long time and the worst thing about it is that whole roots problem. I color my hair brown so the white really shows up, way before it’s time to get my hair done.

Rootstix in Light Brown

Rootstix in Light Brown

Even before my white hair shows at my part, it shows on the sides by ears. It’s not easy to cover that up, let me tell you.  he typical root sprays are meant for the top of the head, not the sides by your face. That’s where Rootstix comes in so handy for me. The precise tip makes it easy to cover smaller sections, and the little comb ensures a natural look.

Rootstix can be found on their website and on Amazon. Right now they have a special on their site that gives you two for the price of one. That way if you are unsure of your shade or just want to share with a friend, you’ve got an even better price. At $15 this is quite reasonable, at 2 for $15 during this special, it’s a bargain.

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Say goodbye to gray with our Everpro Gray Away giveaway!

*post and giveaway sponsored by the awesome folks at Everpro Beauty Gray Away

Everpro Gray Away

Everpro Gray Away

I am beyond excited about today’s giveaway!  I first reviewed Gray Away a year ago, and I have purchased and repurchased this product over and over since then.  I used to use Bumble and Bumble Brown Hair Powder, which is pretty expensive and not perfect.  It puts too much color on the scalp, creating a slightly strange ‘wig’ effect since it camouflages my part as well as my roots.  Plus, the color rubs off on fingers and my pillowcase.

Then, one fine day Everpro Beauty Gray Away Temporary Root Color ($9.99) came into my life.  This is much easier to locate – my local CVS carries it – and much friendlier to my pocketbook.

A few fun facts about Gray Away:

-Instant gray hair coverage in 10 seconds
-Temporary root concealer that extends the life of your color
-Natural emollients that adhere to hair and washes out with shampoo
-Self-adjusting color technology that blends with hair color
-No mixing, no mess – just spray and go!
-Keeps hair feeling soft and natural
-Unique applicator for targeted coverage
-Free of harsh chemicals and dyes

The Light Brown shade matches these hair colors

The Light Brown shade matches these hair colors

The Dark Brown matches these hair colors

The Dark Brown matches these hair colors

It comes in two shades, Light Brown and Dark Brown. I use the Light Brown, which is great for light to medium brown hair. If you aren’t sure which shade is right for you, go for the lighter shade rather than the darker one.

cool applicator

cool applicator

It has a thin spray wand which makes for excellent control and less color on areas you don’t want covered, like your natural part. The spray itself is mineral-derived pigment which means it is safe for everyone to use, even pregnant women. Plus it dries very quickly. It will come off if you rub or scratch your head, but not nearly as noticeably as with the Bumble and Bumble.

Application couldn’t be quicker or easier.  Just shake the can, then spray on dry roots. It takes seconds for all that gray to disappear! The color is natural looking, temporary, and easily washed out with your next shampoo.

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I don’t even think I can count how many people I have converted to this fantastic way to cover up those tell-tale roots.  One bottle provides up to 40 applications, so this is a fantastic and affordable way to stretch out the time between visits to the salon.  You can find Everpro Beauty Gray Away at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Take a moment to enter our fantastic giveaway today for the Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer in the color of your choice!  Three lucky people will win, and it could be you.

This giveaway is open to US only through May 31st at 11:59 p.m.

Towards the end of our giveaways the comments sometimes close early. If that happens to you just email me your comment at [email protected] and label it Gray Away comment. Then you can click “I commented” on the Rafflecopter and keep on going.  Good luck, and say goodbye to those grays!  – Lisa

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My experience with at-home hair coloring and Madison Reed

Madison Reed color and activator 3
Be sure to take a look at my recent at-home hair coloring experience with Madison Reed!  I had roots a mile long and finally got up the nerve to tackle them by myself.  Check out my review HERE to find out if Madison Reed really was better for me! – Lisa

Madison Reed hair sectioned

Madison Reed

Gray roots begone! Everpro Beauty Gray Away

So who gets their hair colored?

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Yeah, me too. I have been getting my colored – and to cover the gray, mind you, not just for fashion – since I was 17 years old. My hair grows super fast so that means I need something to cover my roots in between trips to the salon.

Everpro Gray Away 3

For years I have used Bumble and Bumble Brown Hair Powder ($36 for 4.4 oz). It’s a spray-on colored hair powder and it works. It covers the gray. It’s not perfect though. The brown is quite intense so it makes me look like I don’t even have a natural part – which sort of makes my hair look like it’s a wig. Also, the powder is messy. If I scratch my head, my fingernails are brown. It smears onto my pillow at night. It’s also expensive and not easy to find. So when Everpro Beauty offered to send us their Gray Away Temporary Root Color ($12.99) to test, I was very happy to try what I hoped would be a better alternative.

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Everpro Beauty Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer

three different shades

matches these hair colors

First selling point for me:  Gray Away is inexpensive and it’s easy to find. It is available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

It comes in two different shades. I use the Light Brown, which matches my hair perfectly. If you aren’t sure which shade is right for you, go for the lighter shade rather than the darker one.

cool applicator

fantastic thin applicator

The applicator is a very thin spray wand, much different from the larger sprayer I was used to using. This means greater control and less color on areas you don’t want covered, like your natural part. The spray itself is mineral-derived pigment which means it is safe for everyone to use, even pregnant women. Plus it dries very quickly. It will come off if you rub or scratch your head, but not nearly as noticeably as with the Bumble and Bumble.

Just shake the can, then spray on dry roots. It takes seconds for all that gray to disappear! The color is temporary and easily washes out with your next shampoo.

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This is an absolute winner of a product! With up to 40 applications in one bottle it is a wonderfully affordable way to stretch out the time between your salon visits. I love it. Everpro Beauty Gray Away is the only root concealer I am buying from now on.  – Lisa

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