Solution: To avoid going purple when you want auburn, look for a golden coppery auburn. Most shades fall into three categories: sandy, for those with cool undertones; natural, for those with cool undertones; and golden, for warm undertones. Look to your skin and eye color for help. Sandy or natural shades of dye are better if your skin is light. If it's dark or olive, go for golden. Ditto if your eyes are golden brown, green or hazel. Pair black or deep-brown eyes with natural tones and gray-blue with cool.
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