Unfortunately, I came down with a cold last Friday, so did not visit Poppy after all. She was happy to postpone the appointment – when COVID-19 blows past, I’m going to give her such a hug for being a sweetie!
So I had to do my own makeup.
This was fun – and lasted all day, apart from the lipstick, which I reapplied for the evening.
First, I applied a very well brushed, thin layer of primer, to iron out the wrinkles a bit.
Next, some orange concealer around the beard area. Yup, this looked wierd!.
I then applied the first Drag Queen technique, and smeared brown corrector around my hair line, under my chin, on the sides of my nose and under the cheekbones, in a kind of red Indian stripe.
Next, I applied white contour cream to the middle of my nose, under my lower eyelids, and brow line, cheekbones – these lights and shades to emphasise feminine aspects and decrease masculine ones.
Now I looked all stripy, and I brushed the stripes a bit, so that there was some blending, but not much.
Then it was time for foundation. Total time so far, around 10 minutes – all the individual bits were very quick, and no need to be exact.
I like foundation almost best of all, putting splodges on my face, then sensuously brushing with a nice, soft brush so that everything is one even mask.
The trick with the corrector, concealer and contouring worked nicely – of course, brushing the foundation added to the blended effect, my dark beard shadow (even after shaving!) and slightly reddened neck (because of shaving!) just vanished.
The nose contouring worked really well – my nose looked thinner, and slightly snub nosed in a cute way. I kinda lost the brow and cheeks a bit – maybe darker next time – same with the hairline and chin, although I could see the effect, and it feminised me nicely!
Some collageen lip plumper (ouch!), followed by eyeliner – dotted on, then brushed with a thin, hard brush to create subtle lines.
Now eyeshadow, while I wait for the plumper to do its thing, draw out my lip shape with a lip pencil, then lip stain, a few shades darker than my actual lips. Not right to the corners of my mouth – leaving a good cm either side, exaggerating the bottom lip and cupid’s bow – yum! I love doing lips!
A bit of colour to the cheeks with some blusher, careful mascara, apply gloss to the dried lip stain, some colour correct powder – and here’s Laura!
You’ll just have to imagine it – or try some of these tips yourself!
But I’m not giving away the smoky eyeshadow trick 😋