Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What Brand of Skin-whitener do I use?: :O000oooooo?

I will never forget washing my hands at the City cinema in Shatti and three Omani girls came up to me and asked me (in Arabic) what brand of skin whitener I used. I got confused (not just the Arabic). I am caucasion. God made me this way. I have never used a skin lightener a day in my life but tried very hard to get a tan once with fake tanner which turned me carrot orange. Go figure.
In my country whiteness is a sign of the working class. It means, you don't exactly get to vacation in St. Barths.

In Oman, it is supposedly a sign of beauty, but many of the girls I've seen cause terrible acne to themselves (plus look trashy) painting on fake white skin cake, or make themselves look like Morticia Adams from the Adams family with greying skin whitener. Yes, Morticia Adams is apparently the paramount of beauty in Oman.
TO ME: Arab and African women look more beautiful with their natural skin tone. I've learned to deal with the fact that I will always look like an English rose and not an exotic Cleopatra with gleaming gold skin. I admire Imaan cosmetics for creating a line for women of colour to learn how to showcase their natural beauty, rather than trying to whiten themselves wear the same American make-up lines as me. All of the women below are a 100x more beautiful than Morticia Adams in their natural tones. So Omani girls, think twice before you grab that white white porceline that is meant for someone as fish white as me. Try to get something within 2 shades of your natural skin tone for flawless finish. And I know Phantom, to you whiter is better, but it is because society brainwashed you lol;p. Beauty has no colour, but is a rainbow. Much love to ya'll. Forgive me for my solid opinion on the matter.


Aalia said...

Yaaaaaaa I got a lot of "wow ur white so ur beautiful" even tho one time at Seeb City Center I saw the most beautiful girl EVERRRR in Muscat and guess what -- she was dark!! But OH MY she looked like a golden goddess!!

Girls, embrace your natural skin tone <3

PS For Bnaat Emaratiyya who used that nasty white paste stuff -- it looks really bad and even worse when it rubs off on your niqaab LOL

Anonymous said...

Geisha *look*. That is what I call all that paste and make-up. I am olive skinned and am proud of my colour. I rarely use cover-ups (foundation, etc, unless its a big occasion and only use light powder to even out my skin). The whitening creams have long term bad effects and you would wish for that *old skin tone * back but it will be too late! sf

lostinoman said...

hehe, your so right about the Morticia Adams look :P I've noticed that especially for weddings the Ladies Buy a few tubs of white powder and coat there face in it a few times lol they look like they're ready to be cast in the movie "The Grudge" i cant understand how they think that looks good. Personally i say girls look better without makeup (a little eye makeup is sometimes nice, but a lot of the time its overdone :P)I agree with you all skin colors are fine and one shouldn't be ashamed of her own skin and try to change it.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Aalia: lol, my lipstick always rubs off on my niqab, that's how I can tell it apart from Ls and urs;) no one else wear red and corals like moi.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

SF: so right. The skin whiteners generally age one, especially the ones with bleaches. I love olive skin and gold and black. Who could not say the Imaan doesn't just look gorgeous in her skin, even at her age????

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

lostinoman: lol @ the grudge. Yep, it is a wedding look. Sometimes people show me their wedding pictures and I can just say, uhhhh, what a pretty shade of green eyeshadow, rather than what I'd love to sya but cannot lie well enough to "what a beautiful bride" because the beautiful bride has been painted into a zombie drag queen.

Anonymous said...

alhamdulilah, black is indeed beautiful.
they look like stronger, more alive people. God truly gave black people beauty, and with that, color. color is a positive thing, it just speaks health and radiance.