(Closed) Anyone else’s complexion change like a cameleon during the seasons?

posted 8 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

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 # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Sugar bee

mimosa- I’m just glad I’m not the only one who likes how they look with a tan.LMAO

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Amen girl. I am see-thru in the winters, hence the September date (after which I will hopefully be golden brown :))

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Busy Beekeeper

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 Laughing

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