(Closed) "Nude" does not equal beige for everyone! (mild rant)

posted 7 years ago in African-American
Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bellaluna290:  Great article!  Thanks for the link. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bretonvirgniia:  

@apennine:  

+1. This is especially a problem with bras- they’re all dark beige on me!  Not good if I’m wearing a sheer light shirt.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not trying to diminish what you said. “Nude” doesn’t work on me either it’s tan on me. I’m practically a ghost. All skin tones are beautiful and I’m sick of anyone suggesting one is better. (That includes the tanning fad)

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I never thought of it that way either, but I’m also in the camp of nude is really a shade of beige and a truly stupid name for a color.  But I can see the OP’s point.

I love your shoes, btw, OP.

Post # 22
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Busy bee

@Overjoyed:  OMG those would be the PERFECT nude for me! Where are they!!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lol this is SO true for me too

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

this just made me lol! I feel your pain Wink

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bebero:  I agree. It’s just the name of a color, there are very few people out there with that specific skin tone. I’m so pale that the nude stuff is usually actually darker than my skin tone and makes me look almost sickly, I stay away from it!

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

And “flesh” colored bandaids.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If I wanted a flesh-colored bandaid for my arm, pantyhose for my legs, and “nude” shoes for my feet, I would need three completely different colors.

@allyfally:  Are those your actual wedding shoes? Gorgeous!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Overjoyed:  I am not African American, rather I am mostly Italian but about a quarter native american. I do not have the same undertones as white people (more like Latina) and I cannot find a pair of “nude” looking shoes that match my skin to save my life. So, all I’m saying is, I feel your pain, and also get aggravated by suggestions regarding clothes, hair, makeup, nail polish, or whatever that are based around a pale complexion as if that is a universal norm or something.

Edit: Actually, I just lied. I just did a DNA test to find out more about my ancestry and it came back with 29.9% Sub-Saharan African. So, I guess that counts :/

 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

get it girl! band aids did come out w more varied colors a while back and man some ppl thought they invented world peace. lol

funny cause yesterday i was in the store trying to hunt down a nude nail polish to match my skin tone and it was impossible. a lot of pastey stuff.

my nude is kinda yellowy. haha.

 

 

 

 

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