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#1 unbreakable1

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

I just looked in the mirror in overhead lighting and just felt like cutting my head off.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:19 PM

Oh my!! Candle Light baby! Overhead lighting or Natural light is no ones friend...well @ least not mine. Even on a clear day. We are our own worst critics. However there is a reason why they call it "Glamour Lights". The ones that go around your mirror, preferred with back lighting. It makes you look A-A-A-amazing! I'll admit it, I like the way I look in our butlers powder room versus my own vanity. The lighting is killer. Look for soft whites or pink white bulbs. Crystal Clear is scary. Hey, whatever helps!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:19 PM

of course
the type of light matters too

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

Yes! Daylight is the worst for me and also the lighting in fitting rooms... I'm always in there for like an hour, because I'm staring at my skin half the time o_0

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

UGH, of course... In some lighting I'm like "oh my skin looks ok" and in other lighting (depends on the angle where the light comes from) "SH*T........my scars are so ugly and noticeable". I was in a store and had my hair in a pony tail and when I saw myself in the mirror and my scars were SO obvious I felt like putting all my hair on my face :| In a week or so I will have my first TCA cross...hope I will see some improvement. I will post details soon....

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

Flourescent lights are easily the worst invention humankind has ever created :P

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

I have fluorescent lightning in my bathroom and trust me, it is my worst enemy! Every time I look at myself in the bathroom mirror I see a freak, and then I want to cry, but tears don t show up, so I m just like, I have already ruined myself and then I start picking my face again for hours in front of that mirror. It never stops.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

Ugh I hate that kind of lights. I'm always shocked at my skin!

Edited by makethatchange, 15 January 2012 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:36 AM

Lols agree! Soft white lights are the best and natural daylight is depressing! Even the lights on some lifts are so brutal to the skin =(

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:33 PM

yep strip lights (fluro) in the office and daylight. ohmylord.

can the world just exist under a giant soft flattering light please :)

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

Yes. at some kind of lights and whenever I see my face on those moments I tell myself: "look how gorgeous you are".But there are some like in ladies room, when I look at their mirror I will say: "wth! I look so awful! geez. I'm outta here!" so embarrassing. :D

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

I really hate natrual light when I break out. I'll do my concealer in my room with my window open and think I look pretty good. Them I step outside and catch my reflection in the car window and BAM! Also a question: Are car mirrors created to bring out every flaw in your skin, or is that just me?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:00 PM

it's ridiculous. i try not to sit/ stand directly under bright lights. i wish there was a makeup that could even out the skin just a little bit. coulourwise i'm ok. i'm considering cutting my hair differently so it will always cast a shadow on my face or cover certain areas (i only have scars on my forehead). but i think i won't because then i might be unhappy with my skin AND my hair Posted Image

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

I use to like going out to parties or night clubs but, the dim lights plus strobe lights got me concerned. I get out just not as much as I once did. Fuck, it sucks and I hate being a guy that will use a cover up but, what can I do? Considering cosmetic options but, I am not liking the risks involved and the cost.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

I really hate natrual light when I break out. I'll do my concealer in my room with my window open and think I look pretty good. Them I step outside and catch my reflection in the car window and BAM! Also a question: Are car mirrors created to bring out every flaw in your skin, or is that just me?


I thought I was the only one to notice! Car mirrors are the worst!!!!!!!! and also natural day light makes scars look super noticeable :'(

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

Urghh all the time... I look at myself sometimes and I think 'ah my skin doesn't look too bad today'... and then I go into a different room that has a mirror and they just look so visible. I have red scars and I know these will fade through time but it takes forever :(

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Yes! I hate it. I look fairly normal in my bathroon and other places, but in most places I look like crap and it's depressing.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:13 AM

I covered a break-out fairly well yesterday and when I checked the spot in natural daylight/my rear-view mirror the center of my chin looked purpleish. What the heck lol.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

Hot shower + Bathroom with flourescent light = Suicide
Face is all red, scars look horrible.
But i look great in my bedroom=) lol, oh and car mirrors, ugh it sucks

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:09 AM

I really hate natrual light when I break out. I'll do my concealer in my room with my window open and think I look pretty good. Them I step outside and catch my reflection in the car window and BAM! Also a question: Are car mirrors created to bring out every flaw in your skin, or is that just me?


i totally hear you on that and yes what is it with the car mirror? my skin will look great at home and then i get into the car and i am freaked out by what i see. i will see scars that i dont see in any other light its just so odd.