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Make up tips for a transgender person
Make up tips for a transgender person

Make up tips for a transgender person

Applying make up for the first time can be  a daunting experience for anyone, little girls often have the advantage of copying either their mother, sister or another female in the family and are able to ask for help. This makes it a lot easier for them to pick up tips and ideas on how and what to do. If you were born male this may not have been possible, and then when older having to experiment secretly and  go into a shop to buy makeup can be an extremely stressful and embarrassing experience.

Department stores often have areas where the makeup staff are more than happy, and non judgemental, to help and give advice and even give a make over. This may be suitable if you are confident enough to do so.

If not, the internet  is an easy and private place  to find tutorials showing many different styles of makeup, sites to purchase suitable products and even find a therapist/beautician to give lessons and guidance.

12 Top  Makeup tips

  1. Cleanse tone and moisturise the skin daily, this will help your makeup look a whole lot better.
  2. Exfoliate once to twice a week, keeping the skin looking healthy and smooth.
  3. Shave with a good quality razor and shaving product, I have seen excellent results with Nuskin shave cream
  4. Moisturise after shaving- keeping the skin moisturised helps to prevent dry uneven skin
  5. First apply  primer and concealer, you can use a sponge, brush or your fingers
  6. Choose a good full coverage foundation (similar to skin tone) apply with a brush and use a ‘stipple’ movement especially where facial hair grows
  7. Apply eye shadow blusher and highlighter
  8. Apply mascara- adding layers will lengthen and thicken the look of your lashes
  9. To help makeup stay on longer use a face powder and apply with the ‘stipple’ method
  10. Apply lipstick, using a lipstick brush will help with definition
  11. Once all make up is done use a makeup setting spray
  12. Make sure all sponges and brushes are kept clean, wipe after using with a tissue and wash regularly

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