Summer is the perfect time to embrace your feminine side. But let’s be honest, warm weather definitely has its challenges!
First, it’s hard to look your best if you’re sweating off all of your makeup…
Second, it’s just too darn hot for shapewear, hosiery, and other accessories you might normally rely on to sculpt a feminine figure.
The good news is that with a few simple adjustments, you can look flawlessly feminine all summer long.
Check out these 10 must-have MTF essentials for the summer. Whether you’re a crossdresser or a transgender woman, these tips will help you look and feel fabulous during the sunny season!
1. Sweat-Proof Primer
The best tip for summer makeup is to keep it light and minimal. Another helpful tip is to use a primer to control shine and make your makeup last longer.
Here are 4 makeup primers worth trying:
- Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
- Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
- Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer
2. Foam Breast Forms
If you wear breast forms, then you know there’s nothing worse than how hot and sweaty they can make you feel in the summertime.
Instead of your usual silicone breast forms, opt for foam breast forms for a lighter and cooler feel.
3. Summer Fragrance
Fragrances can change on your body as the temperature rises, causing heavy and musky scents to become overpowering in the summertime.
Consider switching to a lighter, fresher scent for the summer.
4. Blotting Papers
Blotting papers are a girl’s best friend in warm weather. Use them to absorb excess oil from your face instead of adding powder, which can lead to a cakey look.
I recommend NYX Cosmetics Blotting Paper (at less than $7 a pop!).
5. Cotton Underwear
Natural fabrics that breathe are the key to staying sweat and odor free. This applies to everything you wear, including your undies.
Make sure you have a collection of cute cotton panties for the summer. A cotton bra can also be a lifesaver.
6. SPF Moisturizer
Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer is a great all-in-one moisturizer with SPF 15 coverage.
7. Flattering Sunglasses
Sunglasses are a summertime essential. The trick is to choose frames that flatter your face for the most feminine look.
Here are some tips to downplay square, strong, or masculine facial features:
- Look for sunglasses with a rounded shape to soften your features.
- The larger your face, the larger the frames should be.
- Choose frames that extend past the widest part of your face.
- Avoid anything with a square shape, which draws unwanted attention to the angles of your face.
8. Anti-Frizz Spray
Dealing with frizzy hair during summer can be a real hassle, whether it’s your natural hair or a wig.
9. Exfoliating Body Scrub
Summer means showing more skin, but that also means more shaving. Unfortunately, shaving, sweat, and heat can lead to ingrown hairs and breakouts.
Try using an exfoliating body wash a few times a week to keep your skin smooth and free from irritation. One great option is the TREE HUT Shea Sugar Scrub.
10. Maxi Dress
When it comes to dressing for summer, the #1 rule is to go for loose and cool outfits instead of tight and hot ones. It’s all about comfort and letting your skin breathe.
A must-have for every girl during summer is a maxi dress. Choose a style that skims your body to smooth over figure flaws and create a feminine-looking body shape.
Share your summer look!
Summer can present some beauty challenges, but it’s also a great time to embrace your feminine side.
Now I’d love to see YOUR favorite summertime look! Please upload a photo and share it in the comments below.
And, if you have any other summer essentials to add to this list, be sure to let us know!
P.S. No matter time of year it is, it’s always a great time to be your most polished, feminine self. Learn more with my FREE 3-part Male to Female Transformation Mini Course.