Which do you prefer for yourself?
I noticed today that the foundation I've been using is now too dark for me... and so I got out a lighter shade I purchased a while ago accidentally (picked up wrong shade). I'm lighter, and happier about it. I love pale skin. I guess it's because it's what was "in" in the eras I like... 40s, 50s and Renaissance, etc.
I know this isn't the norm though, and lots of people want to be brown.
So which is it for you, and why?
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03-01-2012 21:22 #1
Pale or tanned?
03-01-2012 21:26 #2
Depends on the person and their style. Plus there is a difference between pale and pasty...also a difference between sunkissed and tanned.
03-01-2012 21:28 #3
I'd like pale but I am rosy instead.
03-01-2012 21:28 #4
I like to be brown.But I am part Maori so I can go in sun for just a little bit and tan easily!!
I can never tan my legs though!
AND I just got medical treatments on my legs which required them to stay outta sun for a week before,and have been wearing stockings since,in total 6 weeks so I will be desperate for a spray tan after!!My first time ever!
Us Maoris pride ourselves on our beautiful tones
03-01-2012 21:37 #5
Pale. I am pale with freckles so anything too dark looks awful and I avoid the sun as much as possible. I would never get a fake tan because they look fake and I don't care to look like I have oompa loompa-itis. ETA - I am very angry at Maybelline for phasing out the lighter shades in my preferred foundation, the lightest is still far too dark for me grrr.
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03-01-2012 21:38 #6-
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But...I do love alabaster White skin. My bestie has that and, wow, it looks beautiful with her deep auburn hair and green eyes.
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03-01-2012 21:39 #7
I'm pale, though not pasty
DD has my dads dark olive skin. We put 30+ sunscreen on her every two hours on Monday and he now has a tan!
I have to wear sunscreen or else I burn but I never tan either but I'm ok with that.
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03-01-2012 21:42 #8
For me personally, I like the look of a tan better. You could literally use my legs as a torch I am that white!!! I am also a little overweight and I find that I feel more comfortable when I have a spray tan.
03-01-2012 21:48 #9
I don't mind either way - though I like whatever skin tone I have to reasonably even. Because I've been not brave enough for the bikini since being pregnant I'm tanned upper body and legs with a giant white belly. Lol.
But I don't go 'tanning'. I wear sun screen, avoid the sun in the middle of the day, but also walk a lot and swim as much as I can, so a tan over summer is inevitable.
But I think I do look a little better with a bit of colour. Though I'm aware this summer (maybe a pregnancy symptom?) the colour is uneven, almost a freckly look on my wrists and forehead. But I am worried about sun damage. I'd rather me pasty pale with good skin than look like a leather hand bag before I'm 30.
03-01-2012 21:54 #10
I spent years, years going for a tanned look, I'm naturally pretty brown anyway but I really chased that tanned outdoorsy look :sun:
Now I'm paying the price
I'll never be pale, I don't have that sort of skin, but un-tanned is my choice.
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