There seems to be a trend over the past few years among Irish and British women of wearing really strong make-up. Obviously it is not every woman who has followed this path but each time I step out of the house I am guaranteed to see at least a handful of females with foundation that is the wrong shade and as a result looks like a cross between an unwashed vagrant and Donatella Versace. As this trend doesn’t seem to be happening in other European countires, with the exception of Donatella, I can only surmise that women from these islands are ashamed of their pale skin. I know that the fake tan trend has been carried over from the States and everyone seems to be addicted to the stuff either through tanning beds, self tan or too dark make-up. I’m guessing that these women think wearing tan or darker foundation will make them have a healthy glow, well it aint working is all I can say.
Michelle Williams shows us how to embrace your natural skin tone
Some surveys have gathered that women wear tan and dark foundation to look more attractive to the opposite sex but they may be making a mistake if they think that will work. An interesting study was carried out by a Canadian University using subjects from every race and culture. The subject a male, was shown two pictures of women from his own culture, one of which was pale and the other who was highly tanned. Overwhelmingly, the majority of the men preferred the pale girls over the tanned one. Apparently men are hardwired to find pale girls attractive as pale skin is supposed to mean a virtuous woman who will be a good mother to their children. All the men must be in love with me so.
Tips for how to wear foundation:
- it should blend into your natural skin colour not be darker and not look like you have left a white stripe.
- If you want to add a bit of colour to your face it should not be through foundation but should be from blush or bronzer and again these should be used in moderation.
Lindsay Lohan doesn’t get it right