3 Transgender makeup secrets you can't learn at home

A few days ago I did something I’ve never done before – I visited the makeup counter in our local mall for a makeup consultation. For many women getting a feminine makeup makeover is just another relaxing stop on a shopping trip. As many of my readers know, when a man gets a crossdressing makeup consultation different emotions are at play. Fear, anxiety and a good dose of self conscious doubt.

Some of those emotions came into play when I first sat down (in guy mode) and began talking with my consultant. Normally it’s my wife who notices when people are looking at us, as my powers of observation seem limited to what’s directly in front of me. It was a small makeup store, and even I noticed that the whole room got quite and looked at me. Yikes! I might as well have worn a sign over my head:

Crossdresser Makeup Application in Progress

Then ten seconds later everyone went about the business of making themselves look fabulous. Perhaps they made a few comments about the transvestite sitting next to them, but noone said anything to me.

Don’t let the weight of society’s unease scare you off. If you go through with it you can learn, in person  these three

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Transgender Makeup Secrets

I’m about to share with you now.

Before I go further it’s worth mentioning that there are many valuable resources on the Internet that can help you become proficient in makeup application – Thanks to regular reader and commenter Lynn who shared videojug.com as a great place to get makeup tips. Amazon is also a great place to find high quality mineral makeup at a reasonable price. This mineral makeup starter kit is perfect for crossdressers – you get two colors of foundation, brushes, finisher and bronzer (perfect for that sunkissed look!) as well as a load of other free goodies.

The first makeup secret I learnt is: Start applying foundation from the outside of your cheeks in. This allows you to control your coverage better, and helps you avoid dumping all your foundation on your cheek bones.

For the longest time I had started both my foundation and bronzer on my cheek bones. Usually I ended up struggling to cover an overly enthusiastic application – after all, I was trying for the “less clown, more well made up women look”.

The next crossdresser makeup tip is: apply bronzer as if you’re drawing a three on your face. Starting at your forehead, paint the brush down the side of your face and in to your cheeks, then curl down again to your jawline. If you’ve already got a well defined and muscular jawline you may not want to accentuate it futher, so just do the top half of the three.

Over the last few months I’ve become partial to lipgloss. It gives me a more fresh, young look, and it’s easier to apply than lipstick. The makeup consultant convinced me to give lipstick another try – especially for the subtle day time look. Her makeup tip is to apply lipstick with a small brush (slightly smaller than your concealer brush). This allows you to put the lipstick on more precisely – avoiding the need for lip liner.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these transgender makeup tips, please take a look around to learn some more crossdressing secrets.

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I’m passionate about creating a safe space for everyone in the transgender community to find laughter and friendship on their journey. I completed my physical transition in 2011 and through it I lost everything, and gained everything. I am blessed that I was forced to gaze inward and embark on the journey to discover and live my authentic self. My deepest wish is that all who wander here may find peace, happiness and freedom.

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Jacinta Andrews
Jacinta Andrews
11 years ago

Hey guys check out my channel on YouTube ! Talking about all trans related stuff and starting makeup videos!
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11 years ago

What is all this talk about “brushes" I used makeup sponges brushed would make it even more time consuming than it already is! Not to mention how bad brushed get when they have anything on them for awhile!

9 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. My child is just now beginning the work on applying makeup and choosing clothes, and I’m with her every step of the way. The one place I’ve hit a stumbling block is helping her with her makeup, because I was never a “girly girl" during MY teen years (she’s 19), and even now, in my 40’s, I rarely wear makeup. It’s tough enough to find tips about applying the right COLORS of makeup (since her coloring is different from mine), let alone finding the right ways to apply the makeup for her. I really… Read more »

13 years ago

I am a guy and I have take 3 gender test and I get 60 to 75% female. what does this mean? I must admit I like dressing up and photoshoping my face on girls. am I a TV

7 years ago

I am now starting to wear make up almost daily. It all depends where I am going, and how dressed I am. If I’m just underdressed, a little eye shadow and some mascara are enough. Since I have yet to completely be dressed in public, I try to wear a lace cami under my shirt and wear a shirt that shows a hint of it, and I always have stockings and a garter belt on. As for my make up skills, I grew up with 4 sisters, and they would often decide to practice on me for different looks. As… Read more »

Julia Morton
Julia Morton
4 years ago

Well I took the plunge by going to the professionals at a beauty salon. I called to see if they were CD friendly first then made my appointment. I went dressed like a women as far as cloths went. They sent me to each o their specialists. One for makeup who explained everything she was doing and wrote down the products so I could buy them later. Everything from beard cover to foundation with blush cover. She really did a nice job on my eyes and eyebrows added fake eye lashes as well. It really snaps everything up. Another women… Read more »

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