What makeup products do you use?

This poll is to open up a topic on how far you go with makeup if at all.

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  • Yes, I always use makeup of one kind or another.
  • No, never, no time, don't know how.
  • Lipstick?
  • concelar?
  • Foundation?
  • Eyeliner?
  • Eyeshadow?
  • Mascara?
  • False eyelashes
  • Eyebrow color, wax, filler?
  • contouring makeup?
  • Blush?
  • Powder?
  • Other?
  • All of the above.
  • Full makeup, sometimes? always?
  • Partail makeup sometimes?
  • Minimal makeup. sometime?

This topic contains 17 replies, has 15 voices, and was last updated by  Patty Phose 2 days ago.

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  • #246897
     Patty Phose 
    Registered On: May 7, 2016
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    I dress pretty much everyday. I only do makeup 2 or 3 times a week. Unfortunately although Ive been dressing a long time, I’m not very good with makeup. It takes a long time for me to apply it, then I have to remove it.

    Dressing in everything else only takes a few minutes.

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     Laura Lovett 
    Registered On: November 18, 2018
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    I use a primer and/or concealer, depending on how much time I have.

    Foundation is a must – I don’t always wear makeup, but when I do, I brush my foundation to make it nice and even and natural looking.

    Lipstick and mascara likewise. Essential!

    For a night out, I will do eyeshadow and some basic contouring. I’m still getting the hang of these, likewise blusher.

    A little powder to fix it – haven’t got around to eyebrows yet, but they’re next!

    This is a really fun adventure in art to me, so I’m really keen to keep working on the basics and add gradually.

    Makeup is such fun!

    Love Laura

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  • #238067
     Ruby Smith 
    Registered On: October 17, 2019
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    Last Friday was the 1st time for me to wear makeup. I used foundation, lipstick, and ey shadow (my profile pic is from then if you want to see and give advice). Since then I have bought eyeliner and powder, but won’t be able to do it again till Friday.

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     Brittney Andrews 
    Registered On: August 1, 2019
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    I don’t have any make-up or use it on a daily basis. I don’t know how to apply any of it. I’ve had two full make-up applications done this year and loved the difference it made. Learning how to apply make-up is in my future goals.

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     Michelle Liefde 
    Registered On: May 27, 2018
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    I love putting on makeup, sadly it has been a few months since the last time I was able to apply a full look.  Hoping to be able to again really soon. Just need to rebuild the supplies.   i will say a little eyeliner, lipstick and mascara can go a long way.

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     Rachel Williams 
    Registered On: June 16, 2019
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    For me, it was, at first, YouTube videos to build up the courage.  2 years ago, I got a professional makeover and I was hooked.  Then, from that same makeover artist, I took a makeup lesson from her.  She was thorough, with video and written instructions.  Now, I have my bare minimum routine.


    Close shave

    Primer for my face (Mehron) & eyeshadow primer for eyes and brows (Urban Decay age defying)

    Beard cover (Mehron Creamstick, light auguste)

    Foundation (same product, but in medium olive)

    Powder (Cover Girl)

    Bronzer to reshape my nose, hide my browbone

    Blush (mocha color)

    Highlighter (I use an Urban Decay nude eyeshadow)

    Brows (dark brown)

    Eyeshadow (in both pink blush & taupe)

    Eyeliner (brown)

    Mascara (no false lashes, thankfully)

    Lipliner & lip gloss

    Whole thing takes me about 45 minutes, tops.

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       Michelle Wilmington 
      Registered On: April 17, 2017
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      Wow Emily! That’s your minimal makeup routine? How long does the full on routine take? My Minimal is about 15 to 20 min tops, my full-on an hour or more, Includes nails, false lashes, and contouring. not only on my face, but cleavage, arms, and the back of my hands.

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     Rachel Plain 
    Registered On: July 4, 2016
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    My minimal makeup:

    Close shave.
    Concealer over beard/moustache areas, sometimes under eyes and elsewhere as needed. Blend.
    Quick dust of setting powder to play down concealer.
    Mineral foundation all over face and down neck.
    Eyeshadow. Something dull brown or grey, just on the eyelid.
    Eyeliner. Black pencil, upper lid only.
    Mascara. A quick brush on each eye.
    A touch of blush. Not much.
    Lip pencil for shape. Lipstick for shape.
    Slap on the wig. Good to go

    I can do all but the close shave in under 15 minutes these days.

    I take a foundation stick and the lipstick out with me as a bare minimum so I can touch things up if needed.

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     Michelle Brown 
    Registered On: August 23, 2015
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    When I am fully dressed as Michelle,I am always in full makeup.I had a makeover session from my MaryKay consultant a few years ago and I loved it.Yes,I know I am dating myself ,but Mom and my aunts never left the house without makeup and perfume.After makeup ,my wig goes on and Michelle is good to go.I wonder if Mom ever knew she was also teaching me how to be a lady?

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     Sandy Craig 
    Registered On: March 18, 2018
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    Always use my full makeup routine. I do have different colors and styles depending on my mood and where I go but 95% of the time I stick to my Go-To set. I believe that the better quality product are worth the $ and almost everything I have is Lancome. It works well for me and I never have issues even in 100 to 105 degree temps.

    I have not timed myself but would guess around 45 to 50 minutes for this including a super good shave first. I never rush and don’t always do it start to finish. I might shave and apply foundation then look at clothes then more makeup etc. I would say I use the standard products that most women use-primer, foundation (no beard cover needed), eye foundation, mascara, brow pencil, eye liner palettes, powder, blush, lip liners, lipstick.


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  • #192958
     Jazz Fem 
    Registered On: December 28, 2018
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    I can do my makeup and heaven knows I have a lot of makeup of my own I luv Ulta beauty and tonight I almost joined a makeup group for women who love makeup on meet up I am on a path may be a slower pace than I want to becoming Jasmine

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     DeDee Demore 
    Registered On: May 18, 2019
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    When I put on my first wig a year ago and looked at myself I thought No, No way this crossdressing dream of mine will ever work, I looked like a guy with a wig on and a light but trimmed beard, it was not a good look at all!!. So that’s when I thought “Makeup” need makeup, and I set out to learn all about makeup watching hours of  YouTube videos on which makeup does what, which is the best and not so good, what do I need and what order to apply it. It was a fun and interesting challenge and when I shaved the beard and got all glammed up with the same wig and looked in the mirror I said Oh Yeah this will work and I was very pleased with my looks, it does takes me some time to put my face on but I know over time I will get quicker at it. When I do finally get out there in pubic my matto about makeup is going to be “Don’t Leave Home Without It”

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       Michelle Wilmington 
      Registered On: April 17, 2017
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      I know what you mean DeDee. My makeup story is much the same and I learned everything I know about it though YouTube and trial and error. It’s amazing what a difference a good makeup job can make. Their are some women out there who won’t ever let their husbands see them without makeup.

      Don’t leave home without it? Absolutely right! I like that!



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    I have been using make up since I was around 16 to help cover up acne, pimples, etc… As things started to get worse redness, I found it was easily to get more detailed with the make up rather than just covering up specific areas.  So where I started with concealer, I moved to foundation with concealer… noticed the foundation helped a lot, but started making myself look more artificial… loose powder help a lot and pressed powder really help with touch ups… Using bronzer as a way to give my face some shape back to it was a great step.

    I eventually said if I am using all this everyday, why not trying out some simple eye shadow and lip products.  At the end of the day make up has been a journey for me and I see no reason why it isn’t something everyone uses.

    At the bare minimum everyone should at least look into some kinda of BB Cream with SPF in it, along with some eye make up; even if it is just eye serum to help with bags.  I don’t see what the big deal is, everyone can benefit from it… even if you are using a little concealer.

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     T.J. Byron 
    Registered On: October 18, 2018
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    Make up is, for me, an essential of being en Femme. As they say,  put your best ” Face ” forward! I have a routine that works.

    Went to a local Mary Kaye beauty consultant few weeks ago. She validated what I was doing and I purchased new products from her.

    I I have always LOVED even the smell of makeup.

    ENJOY Being You!

    Dr. T.J.

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  • #192768
    Registered On: April 30, 2016
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    I came very close to “all of the above” here. I wear a light application of makeup most every day. Mascara and lipstick are definite must haves! I’ve experimented (with little success ) with false eyelashes. Those take some practice, as does eyeliner, but the results are worth the effort. When you get it right, you never want to take it off!

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     Michelle Wilmington 
    Registered On: April 17, 2017
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    I always prefer to do full makeup when I can, that is when I have the time for it. It can take me up to an hour or more to get it as best I can. But sometimes I’m short on time and will do partial, or minimal makeup. I’m by far no pro, but have gotten better over time. For those of you just starting I’d urge you to take the time to learn how to do makeup the best you can it is well worth the effort, better yet, get a professional makeover if you can, they will often explain how to apply it while they are doing it, what’s the best brands, products to use etc.

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