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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2005 08:37:39 PM »

Well, you can go to any 'goth' store and get that white cake makeup (that's actually just clown makeup)...but then you'd be trendy.  Or maybe you could start carrying a parasol!  Cheesy

My skin is usually one of two shades - burned, or pale as hell, so I agree with everyone else - (baby) sunscreen, and shade. 

Becoming nocturnal also helps.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2005 10:01:42 AM »

Mikan posted about bleaching creams, alot of girls in the bahamas use them as well, which pisses me off! be black and proud dammit!! anyway...maybe that would work for you...but i think you have to avoid the sun or something...

Actually, I've heard that those bleaching creams really damage the skin--permanently. They lighten, but then leave the skin a horrible texture that never heals. (Or so I've heard...There was some TV special on it a while back...) I would avoid them altogether. Scary!
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2005 03:25:46 PM »

i agree about the bleaching creams. . .ditto the peroxide.

if you use anything except sun-avoidance to lighten your skin, go with the lemon juice idea.  and, gross as it may sound, vinegar has bleaching properties, too.  as does chamomile tea (according to my grandmother, but she's got dementia, so. . .).  with these natural ingredients heat also makes them more effective, so boil your lemon juice or your tea, or both.

back in high school i used to bleach my arm hair.  those bleaching creams DID make my hair lighter, but the skin underneath it became whiter, too, so the hair was still visible! 

point is, don't use bleach or peroxide.


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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2005 09:09:51 PM »

I heard drinking vinegar makes you paler, too. And I've tried bleachng my spots (huge freckles standing alone randomly on my face) with lemon juice but no avail.

lilgothkatt, what foundations do you mix, 'cause I'm so pale and everything looks orange on me.
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2005 09:16:58 PM »

lilgothkatt, what foundations do you mix, 'cause I'm so pale and everything looks orange on me.

Ok.  Obviously, I'm not her, but there's a foundation called True Match (L'oreal?) that has one shade that is pretty pale.  Plus, there's this one expensive (department store) brand - maybe Chanel? - that will make you your own mix that matches perfectly.  They keep the shade on file, so you can get more of the same thing.  Unfortunately it's like $50 for a couple ounces...
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2005 09:33:08 PM »

i have the l'oreal true match. . .it's pretty darn good.  and they have corresponding powder now, too.

the sonia kashuk line at target is also good.
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2005 09:39:49 PM »

I have naturally very pale skin and also burn rather than tan, and for foundation I've been quite happy with the palest of most L'oreal varieties.  Worth mentioning, L'oreal also makes Mabelline AND Lancome, and you can probably expect good results from even their lower brand.

However, if you really want to CREATE a paler look, and don't want to wait for the staying-out-of-the-sun bit, and don't MIND using "theatrical" makeup regularly, there's a very easy way to make it look natural:

Get some of the white face paint that is in liquid or semi-liquid form, rather than cake or stick.  Put a bit in a small container, then some of your favorite moisturizing cream. About 1 part makeup to 2 parts cream.  mix it together until creamy and apply as though it were moisturizing cream.  It blends well, is quite subtle, but makes an impressive difference.  That's what I always do when I want to look corpsey.  (For me, that's usually just at Halloween, but still, it's quite effective.)  I know you're probably going for a more all-over kind of look, but for the time being it may do the trick.
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2005 06:10:15 AM »

For a natural, but temporary goth look you could just donate blood. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2005 02:22:36 PM »

i stay out of the sun..dont go over board with the makeup because then you'll get the nickname spooky girl or something...
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2005 07:59:59 AM »

You can also experiment with your hair color to appear more pale, as well as with your eye make-up.  Lots of dark eyeshadow and liner can make you appear more pale.
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