A couple of weeks ago I was trying out some new makeup tricks my sister taught me.  I had her new concealer palette and two new Cover Girl Queen foundations. I was about to do my best imitation of a YouTube makeup star.

Well, it didn’t go exactly as planned. At least I did think it went fine, before I saw photos of myself.   Everything looked fine in my bathroom lighting, but as soon as I hit the daylight and I started taking photos of myself, I wanted to run into a bathroom and have a do-over. My caramel skin looked like Casper The Friendly Ghost.

One guy friend thought he’d be funny and said, “I got a light skin friend look like Michael Jackson”.  All I could do was roll my eyes at him. Sure, I’ve used the same line before, so paybacks are a bitch.  Thankfully no one accused me of lightening my skin, like Tami Roman got accused of this week.

Earlier this week, Roman posted an image on Instagram, and to say she looked a bit lighter than normal would be an understatement.  Many people via social media accused Roman of bleaching her skin.

“Please say this is just bad make up and lighting …,” wrote @MsBabyDoll117 on Twitter.

“WTF did Tami Roman do to herself?! She’s on that Sosa juice … three shades lighter,” wrote @lovekivi, referring to former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, who first bleached his skin in 2009.

Ok, so Sosa juice was funny.

In this case, I highly doubt Roman did any skin lightening procedures, I think it’s just a bad makeup job.

Women  have to be extra careful when choosing the right foundations and concealer, because if you’re just one shade off, you’ll have the Tami Roman effect.  I’ve learned recently the rule of thumb is to  make sure you’re applying your makeup in a well-lit area.  Also, if you use a foundation with SPF (wherein the active ingredient is titanium dioxide)  it will  leave a white cast, especially if you set the foundation with silica powder. The best thing to do, is to use a foundation with little to no SPF if you’re going to be photographed. Also, before you leave the house, take a photo of yourself using a flash.  If your makeup looks “off-color, you may need a do-over.

No one wants to walk around looking like Sammy Sosa by accident.

See, Tami’s color is “normal”:

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