Whispers asked in Beauty & StyleMakeup · 10 years ago

Any ideas for tribal makeup?

My friends and I are going to some kind of camp and we wanted to dress up as native americans/mayans/some old tribes like that. I will be doing our makeup and I was looking for some pictures or ideas of simple african or native american-looking tribal makeup. (you know, very stereotypical ones like two horizontal red stripes on the cheek...) Thanks!


Seriously, can't we say anything nowadays that isn't offensive to someone somewhere?!? While I do understand where you come from saying that, I do not believe that I am an ignorant girl. Yes, I have used the word "stereotypical" because I wanted to get my point across about what kind of makeup i liked. Because we are just teenagers wanting to play dress up in a secluded area (a camp in the middle of nowhere). Therefore, I do not think that wanting to paint my face in different colours for the weekend is offensive to anyone. P.S.: If you wanna play that game I'm pretty sure the Native Americans wouldn't enjoy you referring to them as "Indians"

Update 2:

and Sarah attacking me like that isn't gonna get your point across, girl. It's people as judgemental as you that drive me mad.

4 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I thought these looked cool so I posted the links:

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    6. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.bl...

    Don't listen to NDN Babydoll or Sarah. It's not racist to dress up as a specific character. Have fun!

    By the way, Sarah, don't think that you know me because I'm white (frying my brains out with tanning and wearing all that makeup?) - who the hell is being racist now??? I love how you can be a racist just because you're Native American, but Whispers can't dress up as a Native American character because she's white. She could call you a racist because you wear Euopean-style, modern clothing. When I was in Australia and wore Aboriginal face paint, the Aborigines did not view it as racist. They viewed it as sharing their culture with us and having fun wearing face paint. That's all it is. Get over it.

    *ajidamoon* - with all do respect, what would you prefer whites to call the entirety of your people? All we've ever known you to be is "Native Americans." Please, if you have another term, do tell.

  • Sarah
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Good thing you are looking for something "very stereotypical" since you fit the stereotype of a typical white girl- so ignorant she doesn't even know she's being racist. Kinda pathetic that your idea of a good time is mocking other races and cultures.

    Do you white girls go to camps where you dress in black face too?

    Oh, and don't listen to Robin. She's just another typical white girl. IGNORANT. You all must fry your brains with all that tanning you do and make-up you need to wear.

    EDIT: I didn't attack you. I stated what I believe a stereotype about your people to be, just as you stated a stereotype about my people. And I assure you, we call ourselves what we want to be called. Indian and Native are the labels your people slapped on us- we didn't ask for them. It's funny how YOU think you get to determine what is appropriate or offensive to someone else. Sorry, girl, but you don't get to decide what someone else finds offensive. Looks like that stereotype about your race thinking they are better than everyone else and can treat other races however they like holds true with you too!

    And you didn't answer my question- Do you and your friends go into the woods and mock black people as well?

    Source(s): Native who would not use other races for my entertainment- we're raised with more respect than that
  • 10 years ago

    Hasn't enough of our culture been trampled on, stolen, new aged, and ridiculed in Hollywood?

    It is offensive, whether you feel that way or not. As an Anishinaabe Ojibwe woman, I am telling you that I am offended.

    PS. We don't like being called Native Americans either......nor did we pick either name.

  • Chica
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    That is racist. Is it cool for you to wear black face and pull your eyes up to appear east asian to. Be yourself and stop "playing" indian. It's offensive.

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