Chinese New Year is fast approaching and that means it’s time to get your hands on some fiery red pieces for a traffic-stopping look. After all, the striking hue symbolises good luck and prosperity in the Chinese culture, and we all want the God of Fortune to be on our side during a round (or two) of mahjong, no?
But before you nab just about every red piece you can find, remember this: Not every shade of red flatters every skin tone. For instance, an orange-red will look frumpy on someone with a cooler undertone, while a bluish-red will be unflattering for those with a warm undertone.
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To determine which is yours, take a look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are your veins green or do they appear blue or purple? Or do you have an equal mix of both? Once you’ve made your assessment, the following steps will be a breeze. Here, we have the ultimate guide for you to discover the perfect crimson shade that matches your unique undertone.
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