Wella Illumina as toner?


I am looking for some advice on using wella illumina as a toner. I’m used to toning with color touch. I know you can’t mix the two, but has anyone used a permanent on the base and demi on mids? Or vice versa?

Would you put illumina 10/38 on a level 9-10 yellow orange for a beigey blonde? I’m attaching a pic for reference.

Advice on other wella colors? I would normally tone with 9/16 ct but feel that may be too dark.



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If you feel that 9/16 is too dark, I think you'll need to lift the hair more. Anything that's lighter than the base will not tone out that yellow. If be inclined to take it down to at least an 8 if she were my client.