When I think about permanent makeup I get visions of regret. The woman who must now endure too-red lips and overdone eyeliner forever. Rather than spending hours creating a masterpiece on a blank canvas, she needs to spends hours covering up a mistake. Something she’ll regret for the rest of her life. That would definitely put a downer on your morning makeup routine!
Now, I know a few people who have had permanent makeup and I can’t really tell the difference between the permanent makeup and the makeup they normally apply. It takes them no time in the morning to get ready, but since I’m not with them then, well, I don’t notice.
Permanent Makeup Isn’t Just Done Up
I learnt something last week. Permanent makeup is not just about looking as though you have makeup applied, but can also be used to enhance your natural beauty. To correct subtle flaws, and provide natural looking improvements to your eyes, brows and lip area.
Jen, a tattooist in the UK sent me an email that prompted me to rethink my opinion on permanent makeup. I don’t think I would ever want my lips permanently done up, or eyeliner always applied. Perhaps it’s just because I don’t have to apply makeup every day, but I still enjoy the time I spend transforming myself. As a crossdresser there are times when I need to present as a man, and even in Seattle you’ll inspire some questions wearing eye liner 🙂
Would You Wear Permanent Makeup?
But that wasn’t Jen’s question. She wants to know if I’d be interested in natural enhancements to my look using the same techniques as permanent makeup. I must say that is more compelling. If a technique could give me a subtle feminine look and at the same time hide some of my flaws I would be intrigued.
I would first want to see many, many before and after shots, and to understand how the permanent makeup will look when I have a tan, or when I’m wearing other makeup. But I would be tempted. Sorely tempted. Like dipping my toe in the ocean of plastic surgery to feel the water temperature.
What about you?
Ask A Crossdresser – A New Series On Crossdresser Heaven
I get questions from many of my wonderful readers in email, facebook, twitter and as comments on Crossdresser Heaven. While I feel blessed to answer as many of your questions as I can, I’m unfortunately unable to answer every email personally, or provide as in depth a response as I’d like. While my transgender journey is similar to many, I also realize that there are other opinions in the transgender community that I don’t fully represent.
This has prompted me to start a new series on Crossdresser Heaven called Ask a Crossdresser. It works like this:
Send your question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know your name (femme name or anonymous is fine too), and that you’d like your question to be posted on Crossdresser Heaven. Every week I’ll post a few questions, share some of my thoughts and give the readers of Crossdresser Heaven an opportunity to comment.
This will ensure a more timely and thorough answer, while at the same time allowing you to connect with other readers who may have similar questions, or who have lived through similar situations. At the end of the day I believe the transgender community is only as strong as the unity we share.
I look forward to hearing from you!
With Love and Blessings,
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