Kibbegory, Personal

If you’re following my blog, you’re probably wondering why I haven’t been posting a lot recently. The reason for that is that I feel slightly disillusioned with Kibbe at this point.

I have spent so much time reading the book over and over, researching online and everything. I was finally at a point where I thought I had figured it out and then I stumbled onto the strictly kibbe facebook group. David posts in this community from time to time and everything he says seems to contradict the book and online resources and I feel like I’m back to the start. I have no clue where to go from here… I don’t even know if I am a theatrical romantic. After everything I’ve read, I could be any of the types.

Things that I recently learned:

  • Kibbe’s system is not about your lines  and has only to do with your essence
  • you cannot be typed on the internet based on photos
  • there are no certain bodily features that always appear in a certain type (e.g. waspish waist for TR)
  • items of clothing cannot be typed and cannot be used for testing your type
  • you cannot type yourself by only using the quiz
  • individual features like nose, shoulder or hip shape cannot be used to determine your type
  • ratios and measurements are not guiding you to your type

So what is guiding you to your type, besides a personal appointment with David Kibbe? I don’t know. There are exercises and stuff posted by him in the group to help you, but his writing style is just a pain and the posts are so ethereal and hardly contain any information. I’m a very logical person. I like categories and on point descriptions. I just can’t work with the stuff he is posting, because it means nothing to me. I feel like I spent several years figuring out this system completely in vain. And that I have no clue, what to do know. I felt so comfortable working on my TR image and now I’m just back to the start. I’m not sure which type I am. It’s even worse now, as I now even consider dramatic or classic. As an example, Mila Kunis is usually typed as a soft natural when you look her up online. But she is a kibbe verified Theatrical Romantic. Look at her next to me. Are there any similarities? If there are I don’t see them. Mila Kunis looks nothing like what I imagined a TR would look like…

But what does a TR look like according to Kibbe?

“utterly feminine and shimmering physical beauty, along with a very strong and defined sense of self and purpose”

Do I look like that? Mila Kunis must look like that, but I can’t even begin to picture that description…

Fashion, Makeup

What I bought – April 2018

As I am still building my wardrobe and have to remove a lot of stuff, that is not compatible with my new found Kibbegory, I thought it might be interesting for you to see how I am building my wardrobe.

6 rings by H&M Up until now I rarely wore jewelry, because I always feared to look too overdressed, but as a Theatrical Romantic I need to make sure, I am dripping in diamonds. I feel like these rings will give me a good work base. They sparkle and have a lot of detail.

Paperbag-Pants I love pants like these. I already owned a few, before I started dressing for my type. I love the waist definition these give and that they taper at the ankle. I still have to roll them up, because H&M doesn’t provide petite sizes.

Long Earrings What’s good about these earrings is that they sparkle, they are delicate but at the same time slightly oversized. The rectangular crystal at the top is less than ideal and the color is not perfect for my pallet, but overall I like them.


Theatrical Romantic Makeup

What Kibbe says:

  • Minimal contour
  • Blush is sparkly and slightly rounded
  • Eyes need sparkle or glitter
  • A colorful highlight, bright orbital bone, deep smudged outer lid color
  • Keep away from neutral / smokey colors
  • Eyeliner is smudged, mascara is heavy
  • Lips are glossy and bright

My (slightly modernized) findings as a TR:

Dewy, light to medium coverage foundations are best, use powder sparingly.

TRs can get away with non-smudged liner on the upper lid, but especially when you do that,  you have to keep the lower lid completely soft, e.g. no liner at all.

Glitter is more important than color = Lightly pigmented (cheap) glittery eyeshadow is an option for you. Especially if you’re natural coloring doesn’t call for vivid color.

Don’t go too heavy on your brows. Define them, but match them to your hair color. Never use considerably darker colors.

Light contour is good, but not needed. Keep it to two areas, eg. nose, and cheekbones. Never do heavy contouring, it’ll make your face look too yang and clash with your body. However, there is nothing keeping you from using a lot of highlighter. Think strobing.


Online Shopping: Dabuwawa Trade Co., Ltd.

DABUWAWA Trade Co., Ltd.
Suitable for: Romantic / Theatrical Romantic and quite a few items suitable for some of the other softs (SC, SN, SG)
Ships from: China (Guangdong)
Delivery Time: 3 – 7 weeks (depending on your location)
Shipping Fees: free
Price Range: $$
Sizing: Clothes have Asian sizing and run 1 to 2 sizes small. Check the measurements on products before ordering!

Dabuwawa specializes in so-called Office Lady fashion. Lots of waist emphasize, ruffles, gathering, and tulip skirts. You’ll also find the elusive (and modern equivalent of the) Leg of Mutton Sleeve.