The ear resin (it is not really wax) is always the color of the skin. So this is perfectly demonstrated in this picture. One Qtip is darker and the other one is lighter. I use a few drops of olive oil in the ear first and massaged it in. The take a Q-tip and remove the oil and with it comes the resin. You do not clean the inner ear canal just the folds and creases in a guinea pigs ear.
This handsome dude was here for a nail clip and ear clean this morning. He has some eye issue also that makes him look tired.