Post # 1
Mine does….I have extremes….Summer time I get really dark (for me)…Dont let a summer vacation in the Caribbean happen, then I get like Jada Pinkett’s complexion (when she is tanned). On the other hand, right now, Im looking really jaundice-yellow….sickly looking almost…
My question is this: Any other AA brides out there complexions change drastically between winter and summer? Im getting married in July and I want to have a makeup trial soon, but I want to make sure that I am as close to the complexion that I will be in July…
So is anyone else gonna wait to do their makeup trial until a month or so before the wedding? If i do it now, I know for a fact the colors they will use for my complexion now wont be the same in the summer. (for example, I wear foundation during the winter to cover blemishes, but do not need any during the summer because when I get darker they practically fade away.)
Anyone have any thoughts on this?!
Post # 3
If I pay attention, I can change shades pretty ridiculously. I get crazy tan lines, and it’s really hard to not rip off my shirt when I hear people say “oh black people don’t tan blah blah blah”.
I like to joke in the spring that I’ve got to cover up to keep my winter coat, lest I end up on the wrong side of the paper bag club…
I would wait until right before. I imagine the amount of tan changes per season, so it’s probably best to wait until you’re settled into your summer skin.
Post # 4
thanks surkim…finding a good makeup artist is one of my challenges right now because of this!
Post # 5
i hear ya! in the winter, i turn a very depressing shade of pale tan with very yellow undertones, but in the summer, even with a little bit of sun, i turn a very lovely brown with red undertones. i would say wait as long as possible to do your make up trial to try to acheive the closest natural skin tone you’ll have on yoru wedding day.
Post # 6
oh i love this post. I am Puerto Rican and get really caramel-ly (yes, i know thats not a word) in the summer time and pale w/some yellow tones in the winter. I’m getting married early Oct 2011, so i’m hoping i will still be rocking a tan.
Thanks for the info ladies. Congrats to all of you!! 😉
Post # 7
In winter, I’m white…or so my mama says. LOL I’m like PALE. In the summer, I’m *I cringe as I say this* yellow. It’s bad to say, but when I go on vacations to the beach, I don’t cover up, just use sunblock.LMAO
I still wish I could get the color I got inthe DR.
Post # 8
Yes! It’s horrible! I can’t even do a make up trial yet, because me skin is ssoo different in the winter months. My FI(who is white) was like ddanng you are so pale..LMAO lolol I have a yellow undertone, so I’m ssoo needing some sun! I love when I have a tan, no make up needed and I just have a natural glow. I always use sunblock though. Glad to see I’m not the only one! lol
Post # 9
mimosa- I’m just glad I’m not the only one who likes how they look with a tan.LMAO
Post # 10
I thought I was the only one with this problem. I go through lots of bronzer in the winter, so I don’t look deathly pale or sick.
Post # 11
Amen girl. I am see-thru in the winters, hence the September date (after which I will hopefully be golden brown :))
Post # 12
I’m back! Thanks for all the advice ladies! Im glad to see Im not the only one with Cameleon syndrome….lol. I will wait until a few sunnings at the pool this summer before having a makeup appt!
Post # 13
I’m very pale with very ruddy pink cheeks and I can’t tan if I try – but if I spend half an hour gardening on a sunny day and I go really dark (for me )
Post # 14
oh yes. In winter I get pale. Right now just the few weeks of NYC sun have my shades deepening already. I defintely look better darker