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Being a darker skinned black girl.

I am a chocolate skinned black girl (gabrielle union), and most times I am reminded that I am the 'exception' (made to feel) 'pretty for a black girl' 'pretty for a dark skinned girl'.

This isn't complaining thread, I just wanted to know your experiences as a darker skinned black girl. Maybe share a few tips, what colours work well on our unique complexion :biggrin:
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Reply 1
i so get u... i always use to get this'your really pretty for a dark skinned girl' its like WT*!!>>But im used to it now

and color hmm...i think purple looks really good on us :wink:
Reply 2
I always think that people with darker skin look absolutley amazing in really bright, even neon colours ! oranges, yellows, cerise pink - I'm always jealous in summer when I see people majorly pulling them off whilst knowing I would look like a highlighter pen ! (being pretty pale) :smile:
The only really black girl I know, happens to be the prettiest woman I have met in person in my life. She is the girlfriend of a guy at work who is Nigerian so I assume she to is Nigerian. She is dark as the night, high cheek bones, stunning smile and eyes that sparkle.I wish I had a picture, Everytime we have a work night out I just stare in awe.
Reply 4
Original post by 123LOL
i so get u... i always use to get this'your really pretty for a dark skinned girl' its like WT*!!>>But im used to it now

and color hmm...i think purple looks really good on us :wink:


Lol, we can get away with so many colours! It is so amazing! Its a tad sad how sometimes our own race doesn't appericate our colour shade but every other race loves it! We usually have magnificent clear skin lol!
Reply 5
Original post by ipulledhermione
The only really black girl I know, happens to be the prettiest woman I have met in person in my life. She is the girlfriend of a guy at work who is Nigerian so I assume she to is Nigerian. She is dark as the night, high cheek bones, stunning smile and eyes that sparkle.I wish I had a picture, Everytime we have a work night out I just stare in awe.


Aww I bet she is beautiful! Hey thank you so much for acknowledging our skin shade! LOL take a pic!!! ROFL


Original post by GMC139
I always think that people with darker skin look absolutley amazing in really bright, even neon colours ! oranges, yellows, cerise pink - I'm always jealous in summer when I see people majorly pulling them off whilst knowing I would look like a highlighter pen ! (being pretty pale) :smile:


Being 'pale' is amazing too! You can pull of any kind of smoky eye, deep blusher and wonderful nude--deep read lips!!!
Reply 6
Original post by XxPrissyxX
Lol, we can get away with so many colours! It is so amazing! Its a tad sad how sometimes our own race doesn't appericate our colour shade but every other race loves it! We usually have magnificent clear skin lol!


i know right it is usually our own race:frown:...n defo about the clear skin:biggrin:
Reply 7
I have a black friend who wears every colour in the rainbow haha - she looks absolutely amazing in green and yellow/gold. Tbh i think black people can pull off almost any colour , especially bright colours.
Reply 8
The Gabrielle Union kinda colour is pretty nice :sexface:
Reply 9
Original post by 123LOL
i so get u... i always use to get this'your really pretty for a dark skinned girl' its like WT*!!>>But im used to it now

and color hmm...i think purple looks really good on us :wink:


I think white probably looks good on you too :colondollar:
Reply 10
Original post by wizzar
I think white probably looks good on you too :colondollar:


LOL nah not white :tongue:
Reply 11
I get complimented due to my facial/bodily features, not the colour of my skin.

Nobody has ever said that to me, my friends aren't bigoted morons.
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Reply 12
Original post by T-Toe
I get complimented due to my facial/bodily features, not the colour of my skin.

Nobody has every said that to me, my friends aren't bigoted morons.


LOL!!!
Reply 13
Original post by 123LOL
LOL nah not white :tongue:



Original post by wizzar
I think white probably looks good on you too :colondollar:


White clothing looks really good against our skin tone!
Reply 14
Original post by 123LOL
LOL nah not white :tongue:



Original post by wizzar
I think white probably looks good on you too :colondollar:


White clothing looks really good against our skin tone!
Reply 15
Original post by wizzar
LOL!!!


Can I help?
Original post by XxPrissyxX
I am a chocolate skinned black girl (gabrielle union), and most times I am reminded that I am the 'exception' (made to feel) 'pretty for a black girl' 'pretty for a dark skinned girl'.

This isn't complaining thread, I just wanted to know your experiences as a darker skinned black girl. Maybe share a few tips, what colours work well on our unique complexion :biggrin:


Whoever said your an exception to being dark skinned and beautiful needs to open their eyes, there are no exceptions to certain races being pretty! Some people are naturally pretier than others, race has nothing to so with that! All races are beauiful in their own way!
enjoy and embrace your features, regardless of race :biggrin:
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Reply 17
Original post by XxPrissyxX
I am a chocolate skinned black girl (gabrielle union), and most times I am reminded that I am the 'exception' (made to feel) 'pretty for a black girl' 'pretty for a dark skinned girl'.

This isn't complaining thread, I just wanted to know your experiences as a darker skinned black girl. Maybe share a few tips, what colours work well on our unique complexion :biggrin:


Funny you say that someone on here messaged me the exact same thing


Yeah, it's mine :smile:
You look very pretty for a black girl :smile:

oh wow ok what do you mean by that?

I just think you have good skin :smile: and facial features, pretty rare for a black girl :smile:
Please don't take offence... I just think you really pretty ok ?

Ok its hard not to but I'll let it slide.

It was a compliment, but I guess you guys really like to take things to another level ?
Why do you say it's hard not to?

Please don't be like the rest of them :smile:

Dude are you serious? I don't really know what to say.

Like what the actual?:s-smilie:
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Reply 18
Original post by T-Toe
Can I help?


Post a picture!!! Nah, I'm kidding, I just like words, and I found your use of the words 'facial/bodily features' highly amusing
Reply 19
Original post by tesha_al
Funny you say that someone on here messaged me the exact same thing


Yeah, it's mine :smile:
You look very pretty for a black girl :smile:


That is just offensive! But hey you are probably beautiful LOL even though I can't see your picture! :biggrin:

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