Honestly, do what you want. If you want to kiss your crush do it, if you want to get drunk with your friends do it, if you want to have sex do it, if you want to smoke marijuana do it, if you want to do well in school do it. If you don’t want to do these things, don’t do it. It’s okay to do these things but its also just as fine not to. Do whatever you want to make you happy. It’s your life, not anyone else’s.
lets play a game called ‘find a shade that would suitably match an African American or any person of any color different than white’. Very tired of white washing.
while there’s obviously a couple of shades for POC up here. there’s so so so so much whiteness. no one needs to wear make-up but anyone who wants to should have the option.
And even those that would work for POC are still on the light end.
Another thing I’ve noticed, which might be a microaggression, is that a lot of the darker skintones have food related names. The lighter shades will be stuff like beige, ivory, and nude (don’t get me started on the word nude), but the darker shades will be honey, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, etc.
If I wanted a caramel machiatto, I’d have just gone to Starbucks.
Sorry but I lol’ed, and you are very correct. Our shades usually have some sort of food attached to them, its annoying. They can take the time to find all these different names for beige but they can’t come up with a few names for brown?! Like maybe sienna, sepia, mahogany, bronze, sable…we come in a variety of brown shades and there are many ways to describe our skin tone without calling us chocolate or cafe au lait.
Also do you notice how some of the darker shades are pushed way to the side or they’re hard to find because they’re in fucking Narnia somewhere? I hope these cosmetic companies know that white people aren’t the only human beings on this planet and they are actually the minorities when it comes to the rest of the world….but ya know, racism and all that so w/e