Makeup can have an amazing impact on your appearance – IF you apply it correctly.
Unfortunately, makeup is the single skill “my girls” tell me they struggle with most.
I know you want to be your most beautiful femme self – and the first step to achieving this is to avoid these common male to female makeup mistakes:
1. Wearing too much makeup
Hands down, the biggest mistake I see crossdressers and transgender women make is wearing too much makeup.
Makeup is meant to conceal what you don’t want people to see and highlight what you DO want them to see.
If you wear too much makeup, you highlight EVERYTHING – and just attract the wrong kind of attention to yourself.
Rule #1 is to use a light touch when applying your makeup.
2. Applying full coverage foundation on your entire face
Even if you have problem areas you want to hide, there’s no reason to cover your entire face with thick foundation.
All this does is make it look like you are wearing a mask – NOT a flattering look.
Instead, use full coverage makeup where you need it (like on the beard area) and apply a lighter foundation everywhere else.
3. Using poor makeup application technique
When it comes to makeup, technique matters. Some examples of poor makeup application technique include:
- Applying eyeliner unevenly or too far away from the eyelashes
- Not blending your makeup properly
- Applying clumpy mascara
If your makeup skills are lacking, book a lesson with a makeup artist or look for makeup tutorials on YouTube. (Or for more specialized instruction, check out Makeup Magic: The Ultimate Male to Female Makeup Program.)
Either way, the REAL secret is practice, practice, and more practice!
4. Not selecting the right makeup shades
Choosing the right makeup shades is just as important as your makeup application technique.
In fact, the wrong colors can give you a harsh and masculinized appearance faster than anything else.
The most important thing to consider is your natural coloring. For example:
- People with lighter hair and skin look best in low intensity colors (like soft brown, blue, pink, coral, etc.).
- People with darker hair and skin look best in high intensity colors (like deep brown, black, blue, red, etc.).
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Besides your natural coloring, you should also consider the occasion and time of day when choosing your makeup colors. Everybody looks better in higher intensity makeup at night when the lights are low.
And last but not least, your makeup colors should harmonize with the color of your clothes.
5. Not taking good care of your skin
Your face is literally the canvas for your makeup. If you have dry, rough skin, it WILL show through.
Also keep in mind that male skin tends to be rougher than female skin (due to lower estrogen levels). That means good skin care is critical.
Care for your skin by using a gentle cleanser, moisturizing daily, using sunscreen, drinking lots of water, and getting enough sleep.
So, girlfriend, let’s talk makeup!
I’m going to be preparing some makeup tutorials for the blog and I’d love to know which topics you want to learn about.
Which makeup techniques do you struggle with – and what skills do you want to improve most?
Please leave me your comments below!
P.S. Just a quick reminder that The Makeup Magic Program starts on March 30, 2015.
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