I know much has been made over the last few years about fake tan, and how it looks oh-so-fake and all that, but I just had to bring it up now, one last time.
Y'see, a few minutes ago I was on Facebook, and in the little window on the left (the big block of thumbnails showing who's online to chat), I saw a picture which I thought was a black friend of mine. Turned out it was my white cousin, wearing so much fake tan that it completely obscured her ethnicity.
So I have to ask. Fake tan... is it just a handy way to get a suspiciously sun-kissed look in November, or has it evolved into a disturbing form of reverse skin-bleaching?
Like a lot of things, less is more. I've used the moisturiser + fake tan a few times on my legs, and I've seen some of my friends use a fake tan that looked okay, but it was always subtle.
Lots of it is never a good look though.
On the flip side, I was in Asia last year and the amount of money people there spend on whitening creams is a bit shocking. And every now and then you'd see these rich women whose skin looked so unnaturally pale, it was like they were zombies! You could even buy whitening deodorant (srsly) because obv you can't have dark armpits, lol!
Каждому, каждому в лучшее верится,
Катится, катится голубой вагон!
Meh, if someone thinks they look good then that's their prerogative. In the same way if I want to stay totally white (I can't tan for some reason, nor do I burn, I just stay the same) then that's cool too.
Personally, I think there is a massive difference between a good fake tan and being orange.
I use instant fake tan in the summer when I go out from time to time and gradual tan pretty much all the time. I never go to the extent of being orange as far as I'm aware. It's better than damaging my skin by tanning too much. I don't use it that often in the winter because it just looks a bit odd.
I got a fake tan last year, I went to a place to get it done and it was like sprayed onto me lol. Was a really odd experiance I only got it done though as I am rediculasly pale and I essentially NEVER tan (I do burn though... burnt in the winter before... in scotland!) I got so sick of people staring at my legs/arms and making comments about my paleness that I caved and got a fake tan. It didn't look too bad, but I think that's because I paid someone else to do it. Not bothering this year though, overall seemed like a huge waste of money
Fake tans are gross, especially being from Wisconsin.....it is just not right to look orange in January when it's -30 outside...A lot of girls do the indoor fake bake thing too, and it just looks silly IMO. I'd never do it....I would just look like an idiot; I am part Irish, so.....yeah. My skin is blindingly white. lol
Ages ago, pale skin used to be desirable.......What the hell happened?!
I think bad fake looks terrible, and too much does also. However I do often use fake tan on my legs, mostly because I believe it makes my legs look much thinner (note this could be my ED talking) I use Fake Bake, gives quite a natural brown look rather than orange...I'd never use it any where other than my legs, which probably gives me oddly pale arms in comparison to my legs, but I do it for reasons stated above...
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