At Jecca Blac, we consider ourselves experts in the field of gender-affirming makeup tips. That’s because before we launched as a makeup brand, we began with educational safe space makeup lessons for trans women. As a brand born from the unmet needs of the trans community, our first ever products to launch were designed to provide simple and effective beard shadow coverage and user-friendly solutions to contouring.

We also offer FREE Makeup assistance! To begin your consultation, submit a selfie taken in lots of natural daylight here.

Many transgender women find mastering makeup techniques crucial for self-expression and affirming their gender identity. With valuable tips and step-by-step instructions, trans women can learn how to enhance their natural beauty, overcome challenges like beard shadow, and contour their features to achieve a softer, more feminine look. This guide provides a comprehensive overview to help trans women get started successfully.

  1. Understanding Color Correction for Beard Shadow: Beard shadow poses a common concern for trans women, but it can be mitigated with effective color correction. Here are key tips to consider:

a. Choosing the right color corrector: Opt for a peach or orange-toned corrector, as they counteract the bluish undertones of beard shadow. Apply the corrector using a small brush or fingertips to the shadowed areas.

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b. Blending for seamless results: Blend the corrector gently into the skin using patting motions, avoiding rubbing or smearing, which may compromise its effectiveness.

c. Concealer application: After blending the corrector, apply a concealer matching your skin tone. Follow up with a foundation or powder coverage to further conceal any remaining shadow. Thorough blending ensures a flawless finish.


  1. Mastering Contouring for Softening and Feminizing Features: Contouring is a powerful technique that enables trans women to sculpt and enhance their facial features. Here’s how contouring can help soften and feminize specific areas:

a. Choosing the appropriate contour shade: Select a contour shade slightly darker than your natural skin tone, preferably cool-toned for softening masculine features.

b. Defining the cheekbones: Apply the contour shade to the hollows of your cheeks, blending it from the top of your ear towards the corner of your mouth. This creates the illusion of higher cheekbones.

c. Softening the jawline: Blend the contour shade along the jawline, working it downwards towards the neck. This technique helps reduce the appearance of a prominent or angular jawline.

d. Enhancing the nose: Apply the contour shade to the sides of your nose using a small brush, blending it towards the bridge. This creates the illusion of a slimmer, more feminine nose.

e. Strategic highlighting: Highlight the high points of your face, such as the cheekbones, brow bone, and center of the nose, using a lighter shade or highlighter. This adds dimension and draws attention to these areas.


  1. Essential Tips for Trans Women Embarking on their Makeup Journey: Consider these additional tips to ensure a successful makeup journey:

a. Investing in quality products: Opt for high-quality makeup products that cater to diverse skin types and concerns. Look for inclusive brands offering a wide shade range.

b. Practice and experiment: Becoming proficient in makeup application requires practice. Dedicate time to experiment with different techniques, products, and looks. Online tutorials and beauty blogs can serve as valuable learning resources.

c. Prioritizing skincare: Establish a solid skincare routine to maintain healthy and well-prepared skin. Cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin with SPF to create a smooth canvas for makeup application.

d. Seeking professional guidance: If possible, consider booking a session with a makeup artist experienced in working with trans individuals. They can offer personalized guidance, recommend products, and teach advanced techniques tailored to your specific needs.

Conclusion: Beginning a makeup journey as a transgender woman empowers self-expression and validates gender identity. We hope you’re enjoyed reading our tips! If you have any questions, email us at


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