- Yes, I always use makeup of one kind or another.
- No, never, no time, don't know how.
- False eyelashes
- Eyebrow color, wax, filler?
- contouring makeup?
- All of the above.
- Full makeup, sometimes? always?
- Partail makeup sometimes?
- Minimal makeup. sometime?
- June 24, 2019 at 6:15 am #192744
Michelle WilmingtonParticipantRegistered On: April 17, 2017Topics: 6Replies: 60Has thanked: 114 timesBeen thanked: 129 times
How far do go with makeup? How much time do you spend getting made up? what are your favorite products? What make up products do you use? Or do you use any at all? When I think about it, we could have divided this one into several smaller polls.
- This topic was modified 4 weeks ago by Michelle Wilmington. Reason: wasn't finished with poll, thought of more options
- June 28, 2019 at 5:16 pm #193738Michelle LiefdeAmbassadorRegistered On: May 27, 2018Topics: 40Replies: 907Has thanked: 1023 timesBeen thanked: 755 times
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.
- June 26, 2019 at 9:21 pm #193354Rachel WilliamsParticipantRegistered On: June 16, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 55Has thanked: 77 timesBeen thanked: 63 times
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.
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)
Mascara (no false lashes, thankfully)
Lipliner & lip gloss
Whole thing takes me about 45 minutes, tops.
- June 27, 2019 at 5:32 am #193404Michelle WilmingtonParticipantRegistered On: April 17, 2017Topics: 6Replies: 60Has thanked: 114 timesBeen thanked: 129 times
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.
- June 25, 2019 at 9:34 pm #193176Rachel PlainParticipantRegistered On: July 4, 2016Topics: 3Replies: 131Has thanked: 50 timesBeen thanked: 154 times
My minimal makeup:
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.
- June 25, 2019 at 8:53 pm #193164Michelle BrownParticipantRegistered On: August 23, 2015Topics: 2Replies: 43Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 47 times
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?
- June 25, 2019 at 6:52 am #192978Sandy CraigParticipantRegistered On: March 18, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 120Has thanked: 16 timesBeen thanked: 117 times
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.
- June 25, 2019 at 3:37 am #192958Jasmine JeffriesParticipantRegistered On: December 28, 2018Topics: 22Replies: 228Has thanked: 612 timesBeen thanked: 346 times
- June 24, 2019 at 11:12 pm #192937DeDee DemoreParticipantRegistered On: May 18, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 3Has thanked: 17 timesBeen thanked: 7 times
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”
- June 25, 2019 at 5:04 am #192970ParticipantRegistered On: April 17, 2017Topics: 6Replies: 60Has thanked: 114 timesBeen thanked: 129 times
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!
- June 24, 2019 at 9:09 pm #192924AJ PulmanParticipantRegistered On: June 23, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 23Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 22 times
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.
- June 24, 2019 at 9:12 am #192780T.J. ByronParticipantRegistered On: October 18, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 68Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 77 times
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!
- June 24, 2019 at 8:37 am #192768EmilyParticipantRegistered On: April 30, 2016Topics: 7Replies: 191Has thanked: 675 timesBeen thanked: 214 times
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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- June 24, 2019 at 7:27 am #192756ParticipantRegistered On: April 17, 2017Topics: 6Replies: 60Has thanked: 114 timesBeen thanked: 129 times
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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