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Spinoff: Question for my black peeps

You can also buy clear Band-Aids, as well as liquid Band-Aids. No need to fuss with the peach ones.
I don't like peeps, and now that I found out there aren't any black ones, I hate them even more.
Originally Posted by Trenellm
They don't have Band-Aids for darker skin. The Band-Aids come in peach (which is for light skin), neon and the cartoon kind, but they don't have any for brown skin. That always bothered me. Just thought I would add that
Originally Posted by Ajidahk
I saw an ad in some magazine and they do have band-aids for deeper skin tones now! I don't remember the brand, maybe Johnson & Johnson? It's about time, right? I don't think there are any band-aids quite dark enough to match black peeps though.
Originally Posted by urbancurl
Really? I never noticed them and you would think in NYC, they would be in every drug store.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
I don't like peeps, and now that I found out there aren't any black ones, I hate them even more.
Originally Posted by Trenellm
They don't have Band-Aids for darker skin. The Band-Aids come in peach (which is for light skin), neon and the cartoon kind, but they don't have any for brown skin. That always bothered me. Just thought I would add that
Originally Posted by Ajidahk


That's very interesting. Something else I've never noticed.


One thing I HAVE noticed is that when you buy foundation or powder you have various shades to choose from - as long as you're light skinned. I think most of them go from tan to just plain "dark". I imagine "dark" people would need different skin shades as well!
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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One thing I HAVE noticed is that when you buy foundation or powder you have various shades to choose from - as long as you're light skinned. I think most of them go from tan to just plain "dark". I imagine "dark" people would need different skin shades as well!
Originally Posted by babywavy
On the flipside, there isn't that much available (in my experience) for very pale skin. The lightest shades in many brands are just not light enough for me.
(Although obviously I don't know how provision for darker skin tones compares to very light tones.)
I don't like peeps, and now that I found out there aren't any black ones, I hate them even more.
Originally Posted by Trenellm
They don't have Band-Aids for darker skin. The Band-Aids come in peach (which is for light skin), neon and the cartoon kind, but they don't have any for brown skin. That always bothered me. Just thought I would add that
Originally Posted by Ajidahk


That's very interesting. Something else I've never noticed.


One thing I HAVE noticed is that when you buy foundation or powder you have various shades to choose from - as long as you're light skinned. I think most of them go from tan to just plain "dark". I imagine "dark" people would need different skin shades as well!
Originally Posted by babywavy
Yep, when I was doing a lot of theater, I remember that my pancake (stage makeup) and my best friend's was the same color - the darkest one. She is from Guyana and is SHADES darker than I am. I remember that the shade was called "Egyptian."
Major cosmetics companies have finally realised that they weren't making appropriate colors for darker skin tones. So many had been too orange or ash that they were unwearable. Lines like MAC and Prescriptives have gotten much better, but I think it was Iman who was really the first to make decent colors. Fashion Fair and Flori Roberts had been around for years, but the colors weren't all that great (so I'm told).
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
I noticed it most when watching them sell Bare Minerals on QVC. They have fair, light, medium, tan, and dark. The tan was on a woman who looked Asian, maybe Filipino. I was thinking, that's a pretty big shade jump!
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
I don't like peeps, and now that I found out there aren't any black ones, I hate them even more.
Originally Posted by Trenellm
They don't have Band-Aids for darker skin. The Band-Aids come in peach (which is for light skin), neon and the cartoon kind, but they don't have any for brown skin. That always bothered me. Just thought I would add that
Originally Posted by Ajidahk


That's very interesting. Something else I've never noticed.


One thing I HAVE noticed is that when you buy foundation or powder you have various shades to choose from - as long as you're light skinned. I think most of them go from tan to just plain "dark". I imagine "dark" people would need different skin shades as well!
Originally Posted by babywavy
Don't even get me started on that. I have had several threads about this very issue.
Major cosmetics companies have finally realised that they weren't making appropriate colors for darker skin tones. So many had been too orange or ash that they were unwearable. Lines like MAC and Prescriptives have gotten much better, but I think it was Iman who was really the first to make decent colors. Fashion Fair and Flori Roberts had been around for years, but the colors weren't all that great (so I'm told).
Originally Posted by Scarlet
And you've been told correct! The problem with most cosmetic companies is that they seem to think all Black people are orange colored. Some Blacks have pink undertones - not just bright orange.

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