Crossdressing Makeup Tips – The order to put on makeup for cross dressers


Crossdressers often struggle with putting on makeup – firstly finding out just what you should be using, and then the right way to put them all together to achieve the sexy, feminine look you’ve always wanted.

I have an order that I put on makeup, which I think makes it easiest to finish up looking gorgeous, and avoid wasting time redoing your makeup. In the interests of science I did some Internet research to find out how other girls apply their makeup.

To start off, one girl stressed that there is no right or wrong way to put on makeup – I wholeheartedly concur, we all have different habits we’ve developed. The below steps are a guideline to help you out, but please don’t change your makeup routine if it’s working well for you!

I generally make sure my face is clean, apply foundation and then work from top to bottom. I find this makes it less likely for me to put my arm in makeup I’ve just applied – it’s always fun to have your clothes dripping with makeup while your face looks like a mini tornado passed through.

Cross Dresser How To Apply Make Up

Step 1: Cleanse, tone and moisturize: Makeup works best on a clean face, so start with your normal cleansing routine to get ready to apply makeup.

Step 2: Set the foundation: Apply concealer under your eyes, and around your nose. Especially important for cross dressers is to apply beard cover over your neck area and face. Follow this up with a base or foundation that closely matches your skin tone. Cover with a light dusting of powder to hold in place. (more)

Step 3: Light up your eyes: Start with eye liner (for me this is the most difficult, so I’ll spend some time struggling on this before starting to put on any other makeup). Then clean up your eye brows, filling in any holes, and finall apply eye shadow and mascara.

Step 4: Let your cheeks bloom: Then a light dusting of blush, as I work my way down to the lips. If you overdo the blush (which I’ve been guilty of), go back and apply some powder to lighten it up.

Step 5: Create Gorgeous Lips: Now bring your lips to a gorgeous shimmer, and you’re almost done.

Step 6: Make sure you haven’t missed anything: Check all over to make sure you’re beautiful!

Crossdresser Makeup Tips

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  1. kasthri 2 years ago

    I am acrossdresser

    • SOHAIL 2 years ago

      i also want to be

  2. apnea 2 years ago

    My family members every time say that I am wasting my time here at web, but I
    know I am getting know-how everyday by reading thes nice
    articles or reviews.

  3. kelly 3 years ago

    hi i new to cross dressing and are look for way to put on my makeup

  4. Becki 3 years ago

    I always thought there was a special order of applying makeup. Thank you for simplifying what, to me, is still a challenge. Love your helpful comments.
    xoxo Becki

  5. I’ll back again for sure, thanks for great article 😀

  6. Brianna 6 years ago

    These sites aren’t useful because they never include any photots or illustrations. I can’t possibly know that I’m doing this properly without them.

  7. superpija18 6 years ago

    hola chicas a mi me encnta pintarme
    me encanta hacerme la raya de los ojos y tambien me perfilo los labios y me pongo un lunar muy sexy por encima y por supuesto el gloss es lo mas

  8. Randy 6 years ago

    Take my last name off and the the 1st writings here. I just started cross dressing a lot it was for yrs. just maybe one or two time a year then just dress. Now I’m trying make up and a least part cross every day.

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      Vanessa Law 6 years ago

      You go girl!
      Way to make up for lost time 😉
      What do you wear when you’re crossdressing for part of every day?

  9. Randy 6 years ago

    I like what I have seen this is the first time here. Didn’t know about it. Just ended here.

  10. Tynk 6 years ago

    I just love to dress. I am out in my town of Bolingbrook, Illinois and everyone calls me Kelly

  11. Christina 6 years ago

    I’m a makeup artist in Phoenix, AZ. Sometime back I started posting on craigslist and almost every response I received were from crossdressers. Several were so grateful to find someone who would even talk to them. I’ve decided to specialize and can’t imagine going back to doing makeup on fussy women in dept stores. If you’re in Phoenix or just passing through, drop a line.

  12. Ryan 7 years ago

    You should check out The Men Pen. It’s a men’s makeup & concealer product!

  13. Wendygrrl 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing the makeup tips..

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      Vanessa Law 7 years ago

      Always a pleasure – thanks for stopping by Wendygrrl.

  14. Lynn Jones 8 years ago

    Some great tips: thanks for sharing.

    Have you had a look at VideoJug? There are some excellent short videos on personal grooming including a wealth of make-up techniques.

  15. Vanessa Law 8 years ago

    Hey Lynn – yes, videojug has some great tips! The ‘5 minute face’ I linked to is a video on videojug.

    I’ve also found some pretty good tips on youtube – though sometimes you need to sift through a lot of … uhhh… unhelpeful… videos before finding something good.

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