There are many differences between male and female faces, with the jawline being a key area.
Although a delicate jawline is often associated with femininity, it’s worth noting that many gorgeous women (including Angeline Jolie, Olivia Wilde, and Sandra Bullock) have prominent jawlines.
If you’re a crossdresser or transgender woman seeking a more feminine jawline, you’ve come to the right place.
The good news is that there are several ways to soften and feminize your jawline without undergoing surgery.
In this blog post, I share 10 MTF jaw feminization tips that can help you get a more feminine jawline. Read on to learn more!
The Differences Between Male and Female Jawlines
First, let’s break down the differences between male and female jawlines.
Compared to female jawlines, male jaws tend to have a larger and heavier appearance, while their chins are more angular and square in shape.
In contrast, female jawlines tend to have a softer appearance, with chins that are more rounded in shape.
MTF Jaw Feminization: 10 Ways to Get a More Feminine Jawline Without Surgery
1. Use contouring makeup
Contouring makeup can be an effective tool for feminizing a jawline. The right contouring techniques can soften the angles of the jaw and make these areas appear softer.
Here’s how to contour your jawline:
- Take a contouring powder or cream that is two shades darker than your skin tone.
- Use a brush to apply it along your jawline, starting from your ears and moving towards the chin.
- Make sure to blend it in well to create a natural-looking shadow.
2. Try Botox
The size of your jaw is primarily determined by your bones and muscles. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to reduce bone size without surgery.
However, if your jaw is enlarged due to overactive muscles, there is a non-surgical solution – Botox.
Strong masseter muscles can result in a square, masculine jawline. By injecting Botox into the masseter muscle, its size can be decreased, resulting in a softer, more feminine jawline.
3. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks
When applying blush, it’s important to consider its placement on your face:
- Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks to create a softer, and more feminine appearance.
- Avoid applying blush below the cheekbones. This creates a more chiseled look that can emphasize the angles of your face.
Additionally, be careful not to blend the blush out too far horizontally as this can enhance the appearance of a wider-looking face.
4. Use a bold lip color
Bold lip colors are a great way to help give your face a more feminine appearance.
While it doesn’t directly alter the shape of your chin or jawline, a bold lip color can draw attention away from a prominent jaw or chin.
By creating a focal point on the lips, other facial features may become less noticeable.
5. Try a soft, smokey eye
Smokey eye makeup creates a sexy, sultry look. It also gives the face a softer appearance than harsh makeup or bold eyeliner.
By utilizing soft makeup techniques, you can create an overall softer look to the face. This can help to detract from the appearance of a square or strong jawline.
6. Go for soft hairstyles
A soft hairstyle can be used to subtly hide a masculine-looking jawline.
Wavy, layered hairstyles are especially effective in draping over the jawline to keep it covered. These styles can help soften the angles of the face, making the jawline appear less prominent.
To avoid emphasizing the jawline, stay away from haircuts that are too short or blunt.
7. Wear long earrings
Wearing long, dangling earrings is a great way to lengthen the face and create a slimming effect, which can help to soften the appearance of the jawline.
To achieve this effect, choose earrings that extend past the jawline, as this can help draw attention away from the sides of the face.
8. Opt for open necklines
Choosing the right neckline for your shirt can have a big impact on the appearance of your jawline.
High-cut tops draw attention to the shape of the jaw and chin, which is not ideal if you want to downplay these areas.
Instead, opt for tops with more open necklines, as these are more flattering to the face. Lower necklines, in particular, help create the illusion of a slimmer face and longer neck.
9. Highlight your hair
Adding highlights to your hair is a great way to help draw attention away from the angles of your face. Highlights can add depth and create a softer, more flattering appearance.
One style to consider is the ombré look, where the ends of the hair are lighter than the roots. This creates a subtle gradient effect that draws attention downward, which can elongate and slim the face.
In contrast, hair that is a single, solid color can appear harsh and lack dimension.
10. Try wearing a hat or sunglasses
This trick can draw the attention away from your chin and jawline.
When shopping for sunglasses, look for those with round shapes, avoiding square styles. Sunglasses that are broader than your face will help it to appear narrower.
When it comes to hats, choose one with a narrow brim or a high crown. This helps create the the appearance of a thinner face.
As you can see, there are loads of ways to soften and feminize your jawline without going under the knife.
The key is to shift the focus away from these areas and highlight your best features instead.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share any additional tips or feedback in the comments below!
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