5 Things about Latin America You Should Know →
#the more you know
by Dash Harris
1. Not everyone speaks Spanish
There are many languages and dialects spoken even within countries where the official language is Spanish. We have English, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, and other creole languages and dialects as well as indigenous languages such as Quechua.
There were about a two thousand other languages spoken throughout what is now Latin America before the sixteenth century…the number of languages spoken by non-Conquest peoples (i.e., indigenous, “native” Americans) in the region of Latin America (excluding Anglo North American regions) now stands at about 500, many spoken by so few people that those languages will cease to be native languages during this course of this century.
Just saw your post about Tika Sumpter and matching foundation your undertone(s). If and when you purchase foundation, what's your trick for making sure that you've found a good match?
now i take my foundation that i know matches me in with me and swatch them both on my hand and i can usually see if it’s red enough. another thing i did when i went into mac was take a picture with my camera on flash so it picks up both the foundation and my skintone and i can see for sure. ALWAYS take a picture of yourself with flash before buying a foundation in the store especially when you have a MUA applying it and telling you it matches and you’re unsure.
this is a picture i took in match with a pushy white gay man swearing up and down my foundation matched me perfectly. now the coverage was great, the actualy color matched me, but you can see that the undertone is wrong. the skin on my chest, while dark brown, has a reddish tint to it (for example if i’m out in the sun too long, the skin on my chest will turn a little red. because i’m red undertoned) once i saw this picture i knew the foundation didn’t match and didn’t buy it.