How good are your makeup skills?

lets see who considers themselves as a makeup guru or a complete novice. Keep trying! dont give up, practice makes perfect, keep experimenting and you shall make progress, gain confidence and be beautiful! :)

You must be logged in to participate.
  • I never wear makeup
  • I am a complete novice
  • I would say i am average
  • Heck!! i'm a makeup expert!
  • I only know the bare essentials such as Lipstick, Mascara etc
  • This topic has 29 replies, 25 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago by Anonymous.
  • Creator
    Topic
  • #172500
    Fiona-Ann Moss
    Participant
    Registered On: October 7, 2018
    Topics: 368
    Replies: 1174
    Has thanked: 3564 times
    Been thanked: 3795 times

    Hi Girls πŸ™‚ . Make up! now i know this is a great area for some and a nightmare for others. Practice makes perfect, so how good would you say you are? can you just do the bare minimum? or are you an expert? my guess, average…..

    Fiona xxx

    7 users thanked author for this post.
Viewing 24 reply threads
  • Author
    Replies
    • #236206
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Skills? What skills? I know what I need to learn, but that’s about all. Now, if I had only waited one more day to answer, it MIGHT have been different. First makeup session at Ulta, and I can hardly wait for it to happen.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #235749
      Roni Calin
      Lady
      Registered On: August 13, 2019
      Topics: 13
      Replies: 158
      Has thanked: 995 times
      Been thanked: 500 times

      I said I was average because I can do eyeshadow line and mascaraΒ  daytime look with both eye lookingΒ  the sameΒ  under about 30 min. give or take 5 min. but do I get bonus points for braidingΒ  my own ponytail

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #235661
      Caty Ryan
      Baroness
      Registered On: August 27, 2017
      Topics: 121
      Replies: 1088
      Has thanked: 8 times
      Been thanked: 4352 times

      Good enough for me in private. And have been told so by the makeup artist who taught me

      But wont “go public”(and post photos) unless my make up has been done by aΒ  pro

       

      Caty

       

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #235225
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      I absolutely love makeup but am just average. Β As you say, practice makes perfect and I love to practice.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #235207
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Still a work in progress…foundation got that down along with concealer. Mascara, no problem here either, as a matter of fact I LOVE mascara. Bronzer yep no problem. Eye shadow getting better. Eye liner, still putting my eye out at times. My lipstick goes on smooth and looks very passable on me. YouTube is a godsend for learning tricks of the trade. I will admit I love makeup. Most of the time I just go basic. Moisturizing facial cream followed by primer and then translucent power. Press it in then concealer and a light foundation. Then tinted power followed by a little bronze along the cheek, mascara and lipstick. And a quick few squirts of setting spray. I love light pink lipstick and natural colors and I like putting a clear lip gloss on top. I wear this just about all the time no matter where I am going or what I am doing. It’s not heavy and looks very natural on me. And it takes no time to do.

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #235199
      Brittney Andrews
      Lady
      Registered On: August 1, 2019
      Topics: 3
      Replies: 766
      Has thanked: 51876 times
      Been thanked: 1888 times

      I have no facial make-up skills at all and haven’t bought any make-up yet either. On 5/25/19 a private friend did a full make-up application on me. Also on 7/27/19, I had a full make-up application done at Ulta Beauty for a semi-private special event. I loved both results. I want to learn to do my own make-up. However since I don’t live my life as a woman or go out in public dressed en fem, I’ve put make-up lessons lower on my priority list.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #174988
      Olivia Faye Marie
      Registered On: April 21, 2017
      Topics: 14
      Replies: 82
      Has thanked: 10 times
      Been thanked: 153 times

      Where’s the “Like a 4 year ould with fingerpaints” option? that’s about my level.

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #174237
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      I would like to say average, as I’m not really a novice – I know the basic ideas and makeup fundamentals, and I apply makeup confidently and really enjoy doing it – but compared to most women, I know really haven’t got the hang of it yet!

      Many moons of daily practice required, I think!

      Love Laura

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #174076
      Val’sheril Starsong
      Lady
      Registered On: March 3, 2019
      Topics: 17
      Replies: 465
      Has thanked: 344 times
      Been thanked: 1166 times

      This was actually a really hard one to self-rate on.Β  I find my instincts and artistic vision to be on the stronger end of the spectrum, my actual execution on the weaker.Β  Definitely I can find 90,000 things to fault every time I put it on… but overall when I look at the photographic evidence and the comments I get from (hopefully) impartial friends the end result seems to work.Β  So… artiste/hack/average?Β  If that makes sense?

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173467
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Average as compared to just this site’s users, or average among all who use makeup worldwide?Β  If the former I’d be trying to get up to average.Β  If the latter I’d still be wearing the dunce’s hat!

       

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173349
      Patty Phose
      Duchess
      Registered On: May 7, 2016
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 1855
      Has thanked: 1444 times
      Been thanked: 5568 times

      Fair to poor

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173240
      Amelia walker
      Registered On: January 18, 2019
      Topics: 1
      Replies: 103
      Has thanked: 131 times
      Been thanked: 194 times

      I have only been doing it seriously for about 5 months so still practicing. The first problem is the shave then the primer and foundation. If I can get those right I feel more confident about the rest. I use a five blade razor and prepare the skin with heat and a moisturiser and shaving foam. It really is tedious but worth it if I can get the effect I want.

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173206
      Carolyne Sherman
      Lady
      Registered On: February 20, 2018
      Topics: 10
      Replies: 545
      Has thanked: 538 times
      Been thanked: 2150 times

      There is an old saying…. No matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it’s still a pig! Well ladies I have troweled on concealers, primers, durma blend, foundations, powders and heaven knows what else in my 30+ years of dressing in public and I can say I have at least improved. I have even done makeup for others. Now that being said, I think I do pretty good for myself but on the spectrum of how good I actually am, the reality is my 14 yo daughter could probably give me a run for my money and my 18 yo niece could whip my posterior without breaking a sweat. So somewhere between incompetence and maestro. Hows that for a range?

      🐷C

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173188
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      If you are in the dc area elizabeth taylor is fantastic.Β  She does all my special events

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173016
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Hi Fiona I’m a complete novice i can just about put my lipstick on and that’s it, i would love to learn more about putting my make-up on what foundation to use and eye liner and all the other stuff x

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #173005
      Krista
      Duchess
      Registered On: January 24, 2017
      Topics: 10
      Replies: 738
      Has thanked: 3361 times
      Been thanked: 3639 times

      Hi Fiona, I am very comfortable putting on makeup and I’d say my skills are pretty average. I am one of those lucky CDs who can pass without wearing any makeup.Β  So I don’t usually wear too much (except when I glam it up). I’ve had a “baby” face my whole life, very few wrinkles, no Adam’s apple, and very little facial hair.Β  I’ll be 65 in a few months.Β  I do use moisturizer twice a day and lip balm.Β  When it comes to makeup, it is usually just eyeliner, eyeshadow, a dab or two of concealer, very very light use of foundation (if any) and finished off with powder and lipstick.Β  Putting on makeup for me takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Hugs, Krista.

      5 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172755
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Hi Fiona—for me, I put average……………..NOT b’cause I feel average, damn, I’m an expert !!!Β  But, the problem with that is the only people who’ve witnessed my glam is my wife and that hot sexy and very beautifully extreme over-the-top starlet in the mirror !!!

      Then, the moment I’m filled with thoughts of ” I’m the Best’—20 following gals will deeply humble me with THEIR skills !!!

      I’m not a less is better woman……..in fact………..as I’ve said before, I’m totally on the other side of the universe………

      Complete moisturizer, NYX color wheel correctors, primer, cover eyebrows, contouring, highlighting, eye primer, cut crease creation, eyebrow drawing, under eyebrow highlighting, liquid eyeliner, eye shadows, blended from three colors……translucent powder, blush, eyelash’s *maybe two on top, singles on outside bottoms, more highligther under eyes, over line lips AFTER exfoliating lips, fill in lips with stain or color, apply glass glaze over color, highlight center of top bottom lip, then finishing powder, finishing spray.

      I must have 30 brush’s……..most are MAC…………..must have 30 eyeshadow singles from MAC–tend to light darker shades and whiter highlighters………..

      Have learned hidden secret in blending……..this is key !!!Β  Also, have learned how to use a make up brush………watch’d plenty of videos on that subject.

      For ME, it’s tedious work—-but—when wife says to do the glam—I don’t need to be told twiceΒ  !!

      AS for a lesser look, one for casual daytime……………..NEVER done it………..

      Expert—NO—but ONE SERIOUS student still………….how could any of us call themselves an EXPERT………..oh wait……..I know one……………..lives in a dreamhouse……….ohhh that’s mean !! Sorry…….real sorry………

      Mikki

       

      gee–totally forgot the foundation part—I use a cull coverage MATTE foundation………gee, how ignorant !!

      3 users thanked author for this post.
      • #172843
        Fiona-Ann Moss
        Lady
        Registered On: October 7, 2018
        Topics: 368
        Replies: 1174
        Has thanked: 3564 times
        Been thanked: 3795 times

        Blimey Mikki, forget expert! i would put you in the makeup guru class! πŸ™‚

        Fiona xx

        2 users thanked author for this post.
        • #173044
          Anonymous
          Topics: 0
          Replies: 0
          Has thanked: 0 times
          Been thanked: 0 times

          Thanks–coming from you humbles me very much……….I simply have watched WAY TOO many videos on drag makeup transformations…………have completely foregone those for normal women……..guess people ARE a product of theirΒ  searching !!!Β  that….and the fact I am a total night-stalker !!!!Β  No make-up during the day so far………..and I’m a sucker for new stuff haven’t tried before……….

          I try very hard to be just short of campy-clown drag—I try to be very alluring and enticing………and it’s ALL on purpose !!!

          Mikki

          1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #172750
      Emily
      Lady
      Registered On: April 30, 2016
      Topics: 29
      Replies: 778
      Has thanked: 4773 times
      Been thanked: 2715 times

      Average for me. I wear light applications of neutral shades most days for work. I can β€œglam” when going out, but it takes time.

      Practice makes perfect they say, and I so enjoy the practicing.💄👄😉

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172686
      Davina Evans
      Lady
      Registered On: March 23, 2019
      Topics: 1
      Replies: 102
      Has thanked: 50 times
      Been thanked: 319 times

      Looks as though I am on my own as I do not wear make-up.Β  Love the clothes.

      Any one else out there the same as me.

      Davina

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172670
      Jennifer Swanson
      Duchess
      Registered On: April 20, 2019
      Topics: 67
      Replies: 250
      Has thanked: 5413 times
      Been thanked: 2040 times

      I have been putting on complete makeup for only a week but I’ve made great strides. Foundation and concealer, illuminator, blush color, eyebrows, mascara, lipstick. Β My neighbor has a salon so she’s going to give me some pointers. Β A long way to go.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172660
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Hello Fiona

      I would say I’m in between a novice and average. I have a ways to go, but my GF has helped with pointers, new products, and even application.Β  She has made the comment several times.. “I think that was the best your make up has looked” so I guess I’m making progress.

      Chelly

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172526
      Marianne
      Ambassador
      Registered On: May 20, 2017
      Topics: 12
      Replies: 466
      Has thanked: 312 times
      Been thanked: 829 times

      I Think I am better than average so chose expert, though the step inbetween is huge. I started experimenting many years ago and felt confident enough to go out en femme for my first time in 2012. Have since taken some lessons to improve my skills and also had a professional make over and photo shoot at Model House Stockholm in 2016. I’m presently being more and more challenged from having Parkinson’s, but am till doing good enough to be out and about.

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172520
      Amy Howell
      Lady
      Registered On: April 26, 2019
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 1
      Has thanked: 1 time
      Been thanked: 2 times

      i would say my make- up skills aare average.i know a little more than average. If you can go to Claire’s & get the clear glasses they set your profile off real good.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172515
      Fiona-Ann Moss
      Lady
      Registered On: October 7, 2018
      Topics: 368
      Replies: 1174
      Has thanked: 3564 times
      Been thanked: 3795 times

      Hi Gaby, now i find that hard to believe! i always thought of you as a make up guru!! πŸ™‚

      Fee xxx

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      • #172669
        Anonymous
        Topics: 0
        Replies: 0
        Has thanked: 0 times
        Been thanked: 0 times

        I know enough to do my own Fiona. And still learning everyday. Always something more to learn about

        1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #172512
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      Hi Fiona!

      I know enough to be dangerous. So I selected average. Definitely not an expert.

      Gaby 💜

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #172728
      Anonymous
      Topics: 0
      Replies: 0
      Has thanked: 0 times
      Been thanked: 0 times

      That’s too funny Tiffany.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
Viewing 24 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Β©2022 Crossdresser Heaven |Β PrivacyΒ |Β Terms of UseΒ | Link to us |Β Contact VanessaΒ |Β Advertise with Crossdresser Heaven

 
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates fromΒ Crossdresser Heaven.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account

If you don't see the captcha above please disable ad and tracking blockers and reload the page.