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Hi everyone,

I'm new to everything and have been watching some basic makeup vids on youtube. Nothing seems overly complicated so far but I'm actually a bit nervous about trying it.

I'm red/green colorblind... thank you Y chromosome. So much so I was denied entry into Army infantry. I've tried several times to describe what it's like to others and don't get very far before I realize it's kind of pointless. I do see colors, very vibrantly, but my eyes mix up red and green hues and shades and depedning on the lighting, distance etc, I can confuse something as different and pink and green... although that is a pretty extreme example. That's only happened a couple of times. More common is coming up to a flashing caution light and not knowing which side is the red light. The amber and red stop lights and very similar looking to me. Interestingly enough I don't have trouble descerning the green light from the red... go figure.

Sooooo.... I was wondering if there were any other ladies with the same problem and how it relates to makeup and what you may have come up with to correct for it. From what I've read and see and observed so much depends on color selection to go with your skin tone, intended application, clothes, etc.

I know I have a lot of learning and trial and error ahead of me, and perhaps that's really the answer, but I dread attempting some makeup and looking like a clown or worse... think bad porn site. I know I can wipe it off and start over but I'm looking for pitfalls to avoid I guess. :-)

Any tips or words of advice from anyone would be appreciated.

Megan

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