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The second method to check the colour of your skin undertones is to use metallic fabric or jewelry. Stand in front of a mirror (in natural light!) with no makeup on and hold up a piece of gold or silver fabric or jewelry under your chin. Those with yellow undertones will notice that the gold colour makes their faces light up, while those with pink or blue undertones will look best next to the silver colour.
The last way to check the colour of your skin undertones is to use a true white. By holding up a piece of white fabric or paper to your neck, your skin will either appear yellow or pinky-blue. If it appears yellow next to the paper, it means that you have warm undertones. If your skin appears pink or blue, it means that your skin undertones are cool. While skin undertones are important factors to help you decide which colors to wear, so is contrast. If you want anti-aging wardrobe tips, contrast is key!
Because I have neutral skin with yellow undertones, blonde hair, and light blue eyes, I am medium contrast. However, someone with pale skin and dark hair would be considered high contrast. With that in mind, I have a powerful trick to tell you that will completely transform how you dress! Something that I’ve learned is that when you know how to do the “right” thing, you also know how to do the “wrong” thing.
So here’s the trick: by dressing the wrong way according to your skin undertones and contrast, you can appear ill. This is the same trick they use in the movies to make someone look unattractive or old. It has the opposite of an anti-aging effect! If you ever want to skip work or get out of a commitment, all you need to do is use this trick the day before and no one will think twice! If you have warm skin undertones and medium contrast, you should wear a cool colour with a very high contrast. Some colours you could wear are hot pink, bright red, dark grey, and bright purple. Alternatively, someone with cool undertones and high contrast could make themselves look sickly by wearing warm pale colours. If you have cool undertones and low contrast, try wearing deep, warm, earthy tones. Dressing in this way will have an aging effect that will also make you look sickly.
I hope this guide to finding your skin undertones has been helpful! If you’re interested in fashion over 50, knowing your skin undertones and contrast is crucial. Try some of the tricks that I mentioned and let me know what you think.