Hi folks Kathleen here with a comparison of three similar blondes. These are medium warm blondes. If you like one most likely you’ll like all three. The colors are Maui Gold by Tony of Beverly, Pralines & Cream by Jon Renau, and Caramel by Gabor. Out of the three Pralines & Cream and Caramel are most alike.
Image 2-4 illustrates the small color difference in all these blondes. Maui Gold aptly named has the most gold (yellow) in her. Pralines & Cream has a bit of butterscotch in her so appears (yellow/orange). The last color in this comparison in Caramel that has more light auburn in her so appears more (orange). That’s a simple way to look at these three colors.
Maui Gold has hints of almost a butterscotch in her but not enough to change her overall color. Heather has described her as a balanced Blonde. Which she is. That is because she has warm and cool colors in her mix. The soft brown lowlights keeps Maui Gold from becoming a brassy color. She is very dimensional and has the overall appearance of a light neutral brown that has been heavily highlighted on top and in the front.
The closeup of the color Maui Gold in image 6 illustrates her very dimensional color. What I love about this color is that instead of the highlights being cool or neutral on the base of a neutral light brown they are warm…a soft medium to light warm blonde with a hint of butterscotch. The two general colors mixes that make up Maui Gold are neutral & warm. Beautifully balanced.
I love the Jon Renau color Pralines and Cream. Overall a bit darker than Maui Gold with a more intense color mix.
Pralines and Cream is heavily highlighted but I would say the highlights are more evenly distributed than Maui Gold. There is more butterscotch in her mix but not quite enough to call her strawberry blonde. If you like red hair and want to try a blonde that isn’t so light Pralines & Cream would be a nice choice.
The color Caramel has a very soft light auburn in her mix. That color coupled with her warm balanced blonde base gives her an almost blush appearance. Gabor’s colors can be very well blended with no noticeable highlights unless you look up close. With Caramel you can see her highlights with some bolder ones around the face that lighten up your complexion. In my opinion she is a soft strawberry blonde. A beautiful color and a red lovers blonde. Not at all garish. My favorite strawberry blonde. I think if she came in a shaded version she’d be even more popular. 😉
Below are examples of these blondes all taken in the same natural lighting conditions in the same pose so you can really compare them visually to each other.
I am wearing Pippa in Maui Gold by TOB in image 11. She is the lightest (from the front) blonde out of these three. Mainly because the majority of her highlighting is on top with some bold high lighting around the face. She is described as a bronde which makes her more interesting than a straight up highlighted blonde. The darkest brown used in the base color of Maui Gold is a match for my light neutral brown bio hair. This color looks very natural on me. It never takes on that greenish cast that some neutral to cool blondes have. Even inside in lower lighting conditions under artificial light she always looks soft and warm almost neutral. A pleasing blonde to the eye. Like I had my own hair heavily highlighted and also had down lights put in for a whole lot of money I might add. I cringe at the amount of up keep this color would require..lol. 😜 My husband says this color looks most natural on me.😉
Next in line is Pralines & Cream by Jon Renau on Mena. She is a little darker overall than Maui Gold. Her highlights are evenly distributed and she has a warmth that leans towards but is just shy of a strawberry blonde. She sits happily between Maui Gold and Caramel.
Last but not least is Caramel by Gabor on the adorable short wavy High Impact. She is a soft strawberry blonde. With the introduction of light auburn she has a slight blush cast to her which I love and find very flattering with my neutral light to medium skin tone. Caramel isn’t an intense butterscotch color she’s a soft pleasant strawberry blonde and overall a little lighter than Pralines & Cream.
The take away here is first of all don’t be scared off by some of the color samples manufacturers supple. They can be very misleading. Research research. Subscribe to CysterWigs 2 our channel on youtube that Heather has dedicated to color spotlights. Our CCHD is another resource for you. I love all three of these blondes. They are dynamic and warm but not brassy or garish. You can’t go wrong with any of them. Enjoy!
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