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by Special Effects
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Semi-Permenant Cream Formula.
  • Generally Lasts 3 to 6 weeks on most hair types.
  • Not tested on animals and vegan friendly.
  • Conditions hair as it colors.

Product Description

1. Shampoo Hair without conditioning, then dry hair thoroughly. 2. Apply petroleum jelly around hairline and on ears. 3. Wear plastic gloves to avoid staining hands. 4. Empty desired amount into plastic bowl. (Approximately 1/2 bottle for short hair, 3/4 bottle for longer hair.) 5. Apply evenly with tint brush, just enough to saturate hair. Do not apply to scalp. 6. Comb through hair thoroughly and leave in hair for approximately 15-30 minutes. 7. Rinse dye away from face then shampoo as normal. - Colors will be more intense and last longer on bleached hair. (May last 8 weeks or longer on bleached hair.) - Colors will give a highlight effect to dark hair. - Color fades gradually with each shampoo. - Generally lasts 3 to 6 weeks depending on hair type

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cupcake Pink + Atomic Pink = Piiiiiiiiink! April 28, 2011
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Most of my hair has been dyed black for years. After bleaching a large section of it 4 times the lightest it got was a pale orange. A blend of roughly half Cupcake Pink and half Atomic Pink covered that sickly orange completely and the pink section is VIBRANT pink. Absolutely beautiful. Almost every time I go somewhere someone compliments my hair. Just today I got a compliment at the grocery - it's been about 3 weeks (and 4 nights of ocean tides) and it's still VIBRANT pink. I have not tried Cupcake Pink on its own, but found that Atomic Pink was more of a darker magenta; this blend is, to me, the perfect pink. Not baby pink and not near-red.

Special Effects is the only not-found-in-nature hair color I use; I've used a handful of their colors in the last 2-3 years. Their colors are long lasting (for weird semi-permanent colors, anyway) and don't ruin or otherwise dry out hair. The only time I recolor my hair is when the roots need coloring, not because the color has faded, although to be on the safe side I do pull the color down to the ends. The colors do continue bleeding color for days and days, so keep a "hair dye towel" handy at all times, especially if you have nice sheets or pale towels. Be diligent about wearing rubber gloves lest you have funny-colored hands, too. The Manic Panic I used several years ago doesn't remotely compare for lasting power, and it's such a right pain to color a weird color that having it last awhile is quite important in my book. Fatal Impact packages them well so the colors don't leak out and they ship quickly.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good. August 7, 2009
It's good. It's pink. It's not hot pink, so don't be deceived by the picture. It's more of a bright, light pink. Almost like a cotton candy. If you want a hot pink color, use the Atomic Pink instead.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cupcake Pink Turns Salmon! August 24, 2010
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Cupcake does turn a salmon color if your hair is not bleached far enough out and you don't keep reapplying. Bought atomic pink, diluted it and it has much better

1. Staying power
2. Pink pigment
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best brand for awesome color January 16, 2013
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Awesome. My friend is a great hair dresser who does crazy awesome color. I wanted a light pink , almost cotton candy pink and she told me to get special effects in cupcake pink. This is a bright pink! She explained to put a small amount of the dye in the mixing bowl and dilute it with a white colored conditioner(any, I used a cheap one). Mix it until i get the color i want my hair in the bowl. She promised that I would have the color in bowl on my hair. My hair is bleached, but still that is hard to believe. But it really works! This is the only brand that I found this to work with, but the color is great. Love this brand now. Best brand of dye for "unnatural" , wild or crazy colors.

Also I found it was cheapest to buy on amazon and and many other places I would need to use her cosmetology license.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dyes over hair color! November 11, 2011
By Gabster
I've used this dye to do my bangs/streaks three times. In fact, it's been the same bottle and I've had it for over a year. It still works just as well as the day I got it! I love that!
My hair is an auburn red color, and even though this is a light color, it turned up vibrant and pink on top of my real hair color. My hair is sometimes difficult to dye without bleaching, so I will keep buy Special Effects' products. It stays in my hair better than any other semi-permanent dyes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weak Color November 10, 2011
By Bell9
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I am normally a fan of Special Effects Hair color. This is the only dye I use and I get a lot of compliments on it for my bright hair color which people say doesn't fade (I normally redye my hair once a month and it looks good). But this particular color is weak. I can normally put a new color over an old color at the end of the month as long as they are similar. In this way I change from red to orange to pink and back without any problem. My hair is also short, so I normally don't use up a lot of hair dye and can make a bottle last me more than half a year. Yet I ended up using nearly an entire bottle of cupcake pink in one go because it didn't cover my month old orange hair well and I ended up with a salmon color rather than the pink I wanted. It also faded really fast. I thought this might have been because I dyed it over an old color, but when I put this color on my sister's freshly bleached hair it also wasn't that saturated and didn't last well. If you want a bright pink I recommend Atomic Pink because it covers faded colors perfectly and does last an entire month. Plus it glows under black light, which is just an added bonus.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best vibrant dyes out there September 10, 2010
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This is the longest lasting vibrant dye line I've found, and it makes the hair shiny and conditioned. Doesn't itch while it's on like some others do either. Really does last about 3 weeks washing every day, as opposed to 10-14 days like others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lasts very well and bright color October 19, 2013
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Much longer lasting than most dyes, especially things like punky colors/manic panic, etc. Special Effects is my favorite brand at this point and my wife uses this color regularly and only needs to re-apply when her roots grow out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
This product is amazing. On my bleached hair it lasted 6 weeks with minimal fading and lasted 12 before I truly needed to refresh it. Best pink ever!
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer C.
3.0 out of 5 stars hmmm....
meh. Okay so I got the package pretty quick-which is great! but the twisty top part of the bottle where the color would dispense or come out of, had green tape wrapped around the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brianna's Amazon Account
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, it stays!
never going back to manic panic! lasts at least 2x longer and i love that it comes in a tube, not a tub.
Published 5 months ago by kittr23
5.0 out of 5 stars erfect
this was the color and the other colors i used to get the same color as arianna grande and it turned out so good i love this product because it actually works
Published 13 months ago by kat
2.0 out of 5 stars Only works on WHITE hair
I bleached my hair to a light yellow, with some spots that ended up a little darker yellow. I applied this dye and the color turned out AWFUL. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Sean Conley
4.0 out of 5 stars Very happy
The product arrived in a timely manor, and I was pleased with the packaging. I would purchase this product again from this retailer.
Published 17 months ago by Tiffany Detweiler
3.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad, not too great.
I thought this color would be perfect for me, and it was, so no complaints there. It was simple, easy, and harsh chemical free so I was happy. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jennifer Buchsbaum
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product!
Very nice product came faster than expected... the cupcake is a littlw light for my taste but it is very pink and lasts a while
Published 18 months ago by Yvonne
2.0 out of 5 stars Not So Much
Previously, I've purchased other Special Effects hair dye and have been absolutely pleased. Cupcake pink did not live up to my expectations. Read more
Published on August 7, 2012 by Cappyaldu
4.0 out of 5 stars nice
This colour lasts forever. I got lots of compliments on it, even from girls at the salon and I dyed my hair myself. Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Kathryn M. Lagerstrom
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