Do you ever wear a top, dress or jacket that seems to drain your face? You look and feel fine but, after you put that piece of clothing on, your skin suddenly turns sallow, with dark bags under your eyes.
On the occasions you don't notice this effect before leaving home, your friends ask if you are okay. Well, you were, until they asked!
So, what happened?
In a nutshell, you are wearing a colour tone or shade that is wrong for your complexion.
I call these Vampire Colours (shades or Tones). They literally seem to suck the life from your complexion.
Funnily enough, you must have equally noticed that, on certain occasions, random people smile at you. Your friends ask if you’ve been away, noting that you have that holiday glow.
So, what happened on these occasions?
Well, you were wearing something close to your face that gave you that healthy glow.
I call these Angel Colours (shades or Tones).
This is fantastic, right?
Yes. But the thing that is not fantastic is that you don’t do this every single day.
You simply forget which colour tone or shade that resulted in all these unexpected compliments.
You forget to wear this item again.
Truth be told, you probably forgot how you chose it.
This is why I do what I do, you see.
My passion is to help you LOOK beautiful when you wear what suits you.
My passion is to help you FEEL beautiful when you receive great compliments.
So, what can you do?
Well, you could have 'your colours done' and pay big bucks to a colour consultant to help you. They do a great job I hear. However, some students can feel confused as advice may vary from one consultant to another. There is no consistency.
Many people believe that advice that is complicated must be great advice.
I believe the opposite.
If you've been following me for a while, read my books and enrolled in my courses, you know that I abide by simplicity. Yes, I believe in and live by this tenet: Keep it simple! Every piece of advice that I give is simple. Do you know why? Because simplicity works!
So, today, I give you a très simple but sure-fire technique that shows if a colour tone or shade suits you. Is it an Angel or Vampire?
Some people poo-poo this technique exactly because it is simple. And this is exactly why I love it.
I know that it works. This is why I am sharing it with you today.
Applying this technique before you put something on will bring a glow to your face.
Do not buy or wear anything without doing this first!
This simple test will show you if a colour tone or shade is a wow for you.
If you just can’t tell if a colour suits you or doesn’t suit you, this technique is for you .
Here is this technique:
We all know that Vampires hate mirrors!
Well here is the Mirror Test to avoid those Vampire Colours.
In order to know which colour/tone/shade is right for your eyes, skin and hair colour, just do this simple test.
Hold that garment close to your face in the mirror in natural light.
Look at the effect on your skin, on your eyes.
If your face 'pops' and makes you say wow!, you can be sure that this colour tone or shade is a hit. It´s an Angel.
Conversely, if your face becomes pallid, your skin sallow, bags are visible under your eyes, it is fair to say that you should avoid wearing this tone or shade. It´s a Vampire.
A colour tone or shade that is right for you makes you look healthy, rested and vibrant.
It gives you a glow.
It makes you look younger.
A colour tone or shade that is wrong for you makes you look ill, tired, and dare I say, older.
Do you know which colours, tones and shades suit you?
If not, do this test and notice what makes you glow or not.
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