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    Is the colour actually called "skin colour" or is that just what the kids call it? We called it that when I was little too but I don't think that was ever actually the 'official' name of the colour...

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    its actually called that, well thats what is written on his picture. you know the colour by number? it has written down for the persons skin as "skin colour" I thought maybe they got to chose what their skin colour was but have seen it several times now and its always been the same... if that makes sense

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    Yeah, that's totally off. Write to the manufacturers and explain your point.

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    just reading this I'm not sure what colour "skin colour" is. I would need a better description. are you talking beige, tan, brown, pink, apricot? or orange, for those with fake tans

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    Yeah I agree OP, not right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    just reading this I'm not sure what colour "skin colour" is. I would need a better description. are you talking beige, tan, brown, pink, apricot? or orange, for those with fake tans
    Thats my point lol skin is all different colours

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    We call it "skin colour," because there are usually man other colours to cover anything more tanned, more of a brown, more of an Asian skintone, etc... whereas that's the only one in a box that can be a pale white person's skin tone. I actually won't buy boxes of colour that doesn't have this colour.

    Perhaps calling it "skin colour" officially on the packaging is a bit off, but when there's numerous shades of browns and yellows and whatnot, I think it's fair enough to have at least that shade as well.

    We actually have this pack at home: http://images.e-storefront.co.uk/l/3...0070202897.jpg

    Because it offers more choice in skin tones.

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    I find it incredibly inconsiderate when anyone appoints one colour as 'skin colour'. It was like a few years ago when 'nude' was the clothing colour trend in fashion magazines. Except it was only for nude Northern Europeans, apparently.

    I think projects like Humanae, the Pantone skin tone photography project, are a great way to counter such narrow-mindedness. http://humanae.tumblr.com


 

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