This morning and afternoon I’ve been doing all those things I always wanted to, but now with ‘approval’ of my SO and no longer in a hurry.
So first I spent a lot of time in the bathroom, shaving and showering. Next body care and nail care. And then – finally – doing my first make-up. I followed the Nikkietutorials special for transwomen & crossdressers and that was very useful! I now understand how to make my (round) face look smaller and softer. But darn, doing it properly is difficult! Luckily I had already purchased the right products, half on instinct, half by sheer luck I had bought foundation, base powder, concealer and my all-in-one make-up kit supplied the rest. Just a bit short on brushes 😉 And I need another mascara and lipstick.
I’m not ready to share the picture yet, but I made a photo and I did show the result ‘live’ to my husband. First my make-up and then – with all the grace I could muster – I dropped my kimono and showed my dress and other clothes to him. That felt so immensly exposed and fragile… and liberating!
He even complemented me with my dress and the complete picture, although he just admitted it was ‘strange’ for him to see me in a dress. And I can really immagine that, because it is still strange for me too, when I look in the mirror.
Now I’m back in drab and about to go out for dinner.