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Old 10-04-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Fake tan

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?

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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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!




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Old 10-04-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:17 AM   #4
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I've tried using that Johnson's Holiday Skin stuff. I have to say, not natural nor gentle, but y'know.

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Old 12-04-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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St Tropez gradual tan is good.
I don't really like the instant ones, where you look orange straight away. Gradual moisterisers are always better, I think.

I do agree though, some girls just slap it on and look ridiculous.

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Old 12-04-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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Personally, on myself I prefer the paler.
...mostly because someone who's been told they look like a doll USUALLY dosen't look good with a tan.

The fake taning ****.. it's amazing...
ly stupid.
you dont look human anymore once you make the cross over to creamsycle
IDK, people are weird.

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Old 14-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #8
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I don't think excessive fake tan looks very attractice at all. Especially when it's stained the palms of their hands and between their toes lol.

To be honest though, I'd rather see someone slap a ridiculous amount of fake tan on than spend a ridiculous amount of time on a sun bed!



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Old 14-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #9
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What's wrong with just having your natural skin colour?
People seem so obsessed with being darker.
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Old 14-04-2011, 09:51 PM   #10
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I don't really like fake tans that much, but...meh. That's just my opinion. I know I would never get any kind of tan. I am happy with my pale self, thank you very much.

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Old 14-04-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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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.






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Old 14-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #12
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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

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Old 14-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #13
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Old 15-04-2011, 12:45 AM   #14
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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?!



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Old 17-04-2011, 02:33 AM   #15
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I don't care for fake tan. I enjoy being pale.



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Old 17-04-2011, 10:40 AM   #16
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I don't care for fake tan. I enjoy being pale.

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Old 17-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #17
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The other day I saw a women with dark red hair who was so orange it has passed the point of orange and pretty much matched her hair :'(

Like a lot of people have mentioned though, the gradual tan things seem good. I used one last year for my pasty legs, although I didn't quite have the patience for it :P






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Old 19-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #18
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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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Old 20-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #19
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Humans aren't meant to be unnaturally orange.
It just looks silly :)
I don't see the problem in waiting for summer to get a natural, healthy tan?

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Old 20-04-2011, 10:25 PM   #20
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I don't see the problem in waiting for summer to get a natural, healthy tan?
+ skin cancer. I remember our school was really big on trying to get us to use fake tan and sun cream, because it's far better for your skin than sun rays.

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