The color beige seems to be everywhere this spring, but I’m afraid to try it because I think it will wash me out. Do you think beige is too much of a blah color for women over 40? …Judy
Hi Judy, Beige or sand as Pantone is calling it this year is very popular and may suit you depending on your coloring.
It’s true that after 40 our skin and hair tends to fade and we can become washed out, so beige doesn’t always look so good, but with makeup and hair coloring you should be able to beige well if it has always looked good on you before.
If you are still uncertain whether you ever looked good in beige perhaps you’ve just never found the right shade of beige or nude as it is also being called.
Cool ash and pink beiges suit women with cool undertones. Warm peach and golden beiges are better suited to women with warm (yellow) undertones.
This is a nice style (above) but this beige is nearly white and washes her out. It’s not as flattering as the look below.
This gal has warm skin and hair. Keep in mind, warm skin or a tan always helps make you look better in beige. A touch of white, black or gold accessories worn with beige can also spice it up this neutral.
This season you will also see “sand” mixed with bright accents to give it oomph! It’s a very modern combo.