What a Lot of Makeup Can Do

@DianneN (54752)
United States
March 19, 2017 8:52am CST
Having spent too much time in the sun without sunblock left me swollen, blistered, scabbed, and peeling. I want to thank everyone for all the helpful suggestions. I am just beginning to heal after one week. But having a crud face didn't stop me from all my activities. Lots of makeup helped disguise my disgusting face. This is a photo taken at a friend's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner party. I am sitting next to our new next door neighbor. Either he was kind enough not to notice my scabs and peeling face, or thought I was a trollup. I did wear green eye shadow, too. Bet you can't see my scabs!
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@JudyEv (91862)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
You don't look bad to me. Hope you're fully recovered soon.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
I'm still recovering. Thanks.
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@JudyEv (91862)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
@DianneN You must have effective make-up!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
20 Mar
@JudyEv Now that I'm scabbed, the makeup isn't adhering too well. Powder helps, but it still looks abominable.
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@much2say (33562)
• United States
19 Mar
Oh I'm glad to hear you're healing up - oh my it blistered too? You always look lovely - I would never have known if you hadn't told us about the sun poisoning. And yes, thank goodness for makeup . . . there have been many times it saved me for sure!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
The blisters were the worst. Now they are nasty looking scabs and hard to cover. At least the makeup helped a lot then. I can't wait to look normal again. Thanks!
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar
OH DianneN you made me laugh my head off I have not heard the term Trollop for years! Sorry you got burnt I am surprised you did not wear sunblock. It is very painful and you look beautiful there! Trollop. I think I am going to make this my word of the week!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
MyLot would have thrown me off if I used the words I wanted to say, but enjoy your new word of the week! I didn't expect to be outside so long gabbing in the sun with a friend. I'm usually so faithful about wearing sunblock. Shame on me and it hurt like heck!
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar
@DianneN Oh dear poor you! I hope you are not too sore for too long! I wonder if I can slip that word in somewhere in the week. If I do I shall write a post about it! (And blame you! )
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
20 Mar
@garymarsh6 Don't you dare!!!!
@bluesa (10673)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Mar
You look stunning in the photo, Dianne! I can't see any sun damage. Loving the green nail polish too @DianneN !xoxo
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thanks! You'd have to get a little closer to see my bubbling scabs. Lol! It figures you'd notice the nail polish!!!! Green toenails, too.
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@bluesa (10673)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Mar
@DianneN , that is quite frankly, awesome!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
22 Mar
@bluesa Lol! I love nail polish.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21001)
• United States
19 Mar
You did a great job covering up your sun damage. Love your green polish
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thank you!
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@UncleJoe (7756)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Mar
I think with or without makeup you would still be beautiful. Even with it on, you never appear to over-do it. What I can't stand are the ladies with so many layers and colors they look like they let Stevie Wonder put it on them.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thank you and lol! I did have a pile on, however.
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@Fleura (5435)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar
You look great! Love the necklace too!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Many thanks! My husband bought that necklace for me two weeks ago. I figured it would be perfect to make its debut on St. Patrick's Day!
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@FayeHazel (9337)
• United States
19 Mar
You're so beautiful, Dianne. On all accounts nice work with the makeup. I did green eyeshadow too for St. Patrick's. Pretty necklace. And I see you're sitting with my new boyfriend. lol just kiddin'
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thanks Faye! You must looking stunning in emerald green with your coloring!!!! Good for you for even having green eye shadow. My type of girl! Thank you also re the necklace. Yep, I'm sitting very close to your new boyfriend. He is a nice guy.
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@FayeHazel (9337)
• United States
19 Mar
@DianneN I am so very fortunate that the colors I like (jewel tones) look good on me. We could have such fun with make up
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
@FayeHazel You are definitely a "Winter" in the Color Me Beautiful scheme of things. I love makeup and know we'd have such fun playing around with it.
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@Gillygirl (15259)
• Sutton, England
19 Mar
I can't see your scabs at all Dianne. It must have been painful. It happened to me once in Greece. I found natural yoghurt helped.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
I wonder if yogurt with cherries would have helped? Lol! The pain is gone now, but I'm still peeling, and worse, have brown scabs now. The makeup now slides right off. Never doing this again.
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@Gillygirl (15259)
• Sutton, England
20 Mar
@DianneN Poor you, I would imagine cherries would irritate it. If there are still scabs perhaps a prescription for cream from your doctor is needed. Another alternative is SOS emergency cream by Elemis. I have used that and found it very effective.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
20 Mar
@Gillygirl Thanks for the mention of the cream. I think I've seen it sold at my dermatologist's office. I am going to need a laser treatment when I get home, plus a lot more stuff done! Lol!
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• United States
19 Mar
Then make up concealed everything! I hope you're feeling better soon! Aloe should help :)
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
It did until you got up close. Now I am full of dark scabs and the makeup is sliding right off. . I broke off a new piece of aloe before. It really is so soothing.
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• United States
19 Mar
@DianneN Yes aloe is very soothing. I hope your scabs will go away soon :)
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
20 Mar
@infatuatedbby Thanks. So do I, Michelle. I am going to need a laser treatment when I go home. Ugh!
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@shaggin (24139)
• United States
19 Mar
I see you have green nail polish on as well :-) You look beautiful as always! The skin on my face is very dry and peels like a sun burn often so I have a hard time wearing foundation over it as you can see all the dryness it looks flaky.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Yes, and green toenails. That was my nod to St. Patrick's Day. Lol! You can use a scrub on your face and moisture morning and night. A warm washcloth is good to use gently in the shower. My scabs are preventing me from doing that.
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@shaggin (24139)
• United States
20 Mar
@DianneN I do use a scrub and a ton of different moisturizers I am not sure what causes it. It started years ago when I started drinking coffee so I think it has to do with the creamer or something.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
21 Mar
@shaggin I hope the coffee or creamer isn't doing that! You may need a chemical peel to rid your skin of that dryness. I heed to get lasered when I get home.
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@rebelann (29330)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Mar
I looked and looked but couldn't find a scab. I rarely simply lay in the sun, usually when I'm in the sun I'm busy with a project but I do make it a point to spend only 15 minutes at a time in direct sun then I move to a shady spot or go inside. I hope you heal fast. Sunburns are never fun.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Glad you didn't find them. I certainly know where those ugly monsters are.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
@rebelann I always use sunblock 50+, except this one time. Now I have two big crush disgusting scabs on my face. Ick!
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@rebelann (29330)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Mar
Ouch, that sounds painful @DianneN I never use sunblocks or screens, but then I'm probably not as fair as you are.
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@Happy2BeMe (62381)
• Canada
19 Mar
You look beautiful as always my friend.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
You are sweet for saying that.
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@Happy2BeMe (62381)
• Canada
19 Mar
@DianneN just telling the truth. Be careful in that sun.
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@Happy2BeMe (62381)
• Canada
20 Mar
@DianneN Glad to hear!!
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@katsmeow1213 (28707)
• United States
19 Mar
You look fantastic as always! I'm sure you've learned your lesson now!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thank you. I have definitely learned my lesson. Holy moly!
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• United States
20 Mar
@DianneN I've done that numerous times, so has hubby. Hubby is bald.. he started shaving his head in his mid-twenties as he had a receding hairline already. He gets horrible burns on top of his head!
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
20 Mar
@katsmeow1213 My poor hubby, too, although he has some fringe and combover. Lol! Remember, grass doesn't grow on a busy street!
@amadeo (43817)
• United States
19 Mar
trollop! is this an European thing. What we have to do to stay beautiful.I love it.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Lol! I could have used other words, but myLot would have kicked me off.
@amadeo (43817)
• United States
19 Mar
@DianneN I doubt it.What do they know.LOL
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
@hostessman (6645)
• Tucson, Arizona
19 Mar
you look beautiful.... I like to see women without make-up , i think they look great without it..
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thank you! You'd run away if you saw me without makeup.
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• Tucson, Arizona
20 Mar
@DianneN if you marry a women because she looks good in make-up, your marrage will suffer every night as she gets ready for bed. love her for who and what she is , and the makeup is just an add bonus to the wonderful women you married......
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
20 Mar
@hostessman I like your philosophy. I wear it for me, even though my hubs told me he wouldn't care if I went without it. You two must be the best husband's in the world!!!!
@megatron777 (3841)
• Guam
19 Mar
I didn't notice...you're still lovely and charming.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thank you kind sir!
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• Guam
20 Mar
@DianneN No problem.
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@tzwrites (3202)
• Romania
19 Mar
The makeup worked very well, you can't see any scabs or peeling.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thank you, unless you got closer. Today the scabs are dried up and hard to cover, but at least my face isn't burning anymore. I've learned my lesson for life!
@Tina30219 (24627)
• Onaway, Michigan
19 Mar
Look good to me. Sunburns can be a pain in the butt.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Thanks, Tina. It hurts like crazy and isn't pretty to look at, either. Lol!
@andriaperry (28180)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 Mar
You are to funny. I have been there with the to much sun and I would have done the same, make up! Feel better soon.
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@DianneN (54752)
• United States
19 Mar
Lol! Glad you understand!
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