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

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.

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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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LeeLee
LeeLee
12 years ago

Never meant to generalize outside of my own experience and would never imply anything to be universal. It did sound that way and for that I apologize.

Lynn Jones
Lynn Jones
12 years ago

> practice

I think that’s what it takes. 🙂

Thanks for sharing the tips on foundation – not something I’d considered before!

I’ve bought make-up in male mode a few times and I’ve yet to have a bad experience. Each time the sales person was helpful and I never had any trouble; just good, honest service. When I was buying foundation, the young lady asked: “Is it for you?” Well, yeah 🙂 But that was that and she gave me some good tips and really helped me out.

scottkinsey
scottkinsey
12 years ago

male wanting to be a woman

arla
arla
12 years ago
Reply to  scottkinsey

bravo for you..sorry it took you so long to get there..myself as a woman have never learned how to do makeup some people are born knowing how to do these things.sorry i have been a stranger..have a blessed weekend…hugs arla

Kurtlar Vadisi Filistin
Kurtlar Vadisi Filistin
11 years ago

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Desere
Desere
10 years ago

!While being in male mode , the first thing that I did was to start a conversation . I told the woman that I was a male model who models womens fashions , and that I was making the switch from Theatrical Make up ( Spray On ) , because I needed it to last longer !, I had pictures that I showed them to back it up , that were two weeks old ! I pulled it off with the help of my feminine shape of 39-30-39 ! She was amazed that a masculine faced male could look that… Read more »

Danielle True
Danielle True
10 years ago

When I finally decided I wanted to learn about cosmetics, I went into a Merle Norman store in drab and asked for help finding my colors. I was welcomed and was treated with a color consultation. Since the store was 50 miles from home, I started going to the local Nordstroms make-up counters for assistance. I became close friends with many of the cosmetologists at Lancome, MAC, etc. I was invited to a TG New Years Eve party so made an appointment at MAC for a glamor makeover while enfemme. I was told to come without makeup. I was terrified… Read more »

russell austin
russell austin
10 years ago

How do you buy cosmetics for your self and how do you know if your getting the right stuff and colors

kenneth
kenneth
10 years ago

im a closet xdresser,i try on make up but my issue is wen i shave all the hair off how can i make my face an lip lok hairless and smooth, i fear i will never look atleast semi passable because of the hair issue pls help..

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