MagicalBunny wrote:Well I don't want overnight success if it's fake. Your posts all honestly sound pretty sad (not that I'm any better, but still). Having sex with guys to make yourself feel better...why would I want that? I want to feel good about earning the right to be happy with my appearance by taking care of myself. And fyi, hyperpigmentation affects white people with acne too. I dress nicely, and all, polish doesn't have to mean makeup. And yes, if you have sensitive skin, and oily skin,like me, all makeup I can afford as a college student on scholarships can and will make me breakout. Makeup is getting trapped in your face, no matter how well you clean it. Plus, even if the expensive stuff is what won't break me out, I don't want to waste money on painting my face into something it isn't. I generally look better without makeup than with, honestly.You said I could take your advice or leave it, and I'll honestly leave it...You're saying I COULD be cute, if I do exactly what you do, but I don't want to do that.
They are sad. They are also extremely honest which I don't feel I can ever be irl and useful to people who are interested in hearing the truth instead of rehashing soundbites from blogs that do not apply their real lives. If you never relate to me in the future, I would be truly very happy for you. But I posted because I see where this is going and no kind soul ever explained a thing to me when I was 17.
Lol. I never said hyperpigmentation did not affect white people. Your OP was about you and you are a dark skinned black girl. And so, I replied to you specifically with information relevant to you.
Ditto on the makeup and $ factor. Thats a rabbit hole well tended to all over the internet if you ever care to learn how other broke college girls make it work without ruining their skin.
While I do think you would look really cute with makeup, I think its great you feel confident about the way you look naturally. The only time this would ever be a problem is if you were dissatisfied with the attention you were receiving or how people treated you because of it. Since you don't and ok with whats being said here, you're fine.
I just know my mind was blown by how different life was with just a little makeup and I liked it for reasons bigger to me than the obvious benefits of sexual attraction. Privilege.
To each her own!