What is alabaster skin?


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Alabaster skin is very pale with a translucent quality to it. It is named after the mineral alabaster, a type of gypsum that is translucent when cut in thin sheets. Alabaster has been used through the centuries in windows, perfume bottles and statuary.

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The Daily Mail quotes makeup artists and fashion magazine editors as claiming that alabaster skin is finally back in vogue, as of 2011, after many decades when a healthy tan was considered to be a more attractive and desirable look. The Daily Mail listed Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson as celebrities notable for their alabaster skin.

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