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Many transvestites applying make-up for the first time are appalled at the mess they make of it, but there's no need to be discouraged.
The art of using cosmetics has to be learned like every other skill - and if you use your common sense, it's something you can master. Don't be afraid to experiment in the safety of your own home. You will always learn from your mistakes and, unlike say sky diving, if you make a mess of it the first time you can always have another try.
Remember these basic points and you won't go far wrong:
Emphasise your good features
Camouflage your blemishes
Always use good quality cosmetics
If in doubt what suits you, get professional advice
When make-up is really well applied, no one knows you're wearing it. So, the secret of making the most of yourself is discretion. Disguise the fact that you're using foundation or beard cover by taking the extra five minutes to make sure it is well blended in and that there are no edges or abrupt changes of colour showing.
Noses tend to shine, and shiny noses draw attention to themselves. Right on the point of the nose, there is an area which needs special attention paying to it. It needs a matt finish, but the colour of that finish must blend in so well with the rest of your make-up that no one knows you've touched. Use your fingers or a cotton wool pad to blend the powder well in and to remove any excess.
Too often, beginners to the art of applying make-up concentrate on the front of their faces, and forget that people look at the rest of their face aswell. Work down from your cheek bone and blend the foundation cream, derma blend or powder down from the highlighted area (right) going under the jaw.
Examine yourself carefully to make sure there are no lines showing where the make-up ends, that there is no excess make-up on your hair, and that you haven't left any make-up on your ears. Either that - or wear a very large wig!
The eyes are considered by many to be the most important - and most attractive - part of the face. Carefully outline the eye with an eye pencil, and discreetly shade the eyelid with eye shadow. Remember not to use an eyeshadow the same colour as your eyes - try for a contrasting shade of the same colour for a superb effect.
If you have light blue eyes, use dark blue eyeshadow; dark brown eyes, use a light tan shadow and if you have green eyes use a contrasting shade of green If you have red eyes, wear sun glasses!
Only use the wand type. Black is best for brunettes, and brown for blondes and redheads. Lightly apply to to bottom lashes. When using mascara on upper lashes, look up and lightly apply it to the undersurface of your lashes - then look downwards and layer the top surface.
Repeat this procedure several times until you achieve the desired thickness.
The following tips will help you care for and maintain those well-groomed eyebrows:
Generally 'underplay' the eyebrows. Subtlety works best.
Follow the natural shape of the brow.
Never apply colour in heavy, solid lines. Rather, use light, fine, feathery strokes to simulate the natural eyebrow hairs.
Eyebrows should always be a few shades lighter than your hair colour - never darker! When they are darker they look artificial and have a tendency to distract attention from the beauty of your eyes.
Never shave your eyebrows - they will only grow back stronger and more coarse. Use a dipilatory cream instead.
If your brows are a bit flaky or scaly, lubricate them at night with a little vaseline or castor oil.
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1) Turn lipstick into lip-gloss with a coat of lip balm after applying the colour.
2) Put your lip and eye pencils in the refrigerator before sharpening. They're less likely to break - and you won't waste so much.
3) Double up your lip liner to fill in your lips as well as outlining them.
4) To prevent lipstick getting on your teeth, try this tip: after putting it on, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips and pull it out.
5) Dusting a little loose powder over your lipstick will help it stay put for longer.
6) Eye shadow doubles up as eyeliner, if applied with a cotton bud. Dampen the end of the bud for a more dramatic effect.
7) Use a little green eye shadow on red eyelids to mask the ruddiness.
Turn ordinary mascara into the lash-lengthening variety by dusting your eyelashes with a little translucent powder first.
9) Stand a dried-up mascara in a glass of warm water to bring it back to life.
10) If mascara tends to clog on your lower lashes, try using a small thin brush to paint colour onto individual lashes
11) Dried-up nail polish can be revived by stirring in a few drops of polish remover before using.
12) Bubbles of air in the polish ruin its finish. Prevent this by rolling the bottle between the palms of your hands to mix it up before using, rather than shaking it vigorously.
13) Make cheap nail polish last longer by sealing it with a clear top coat.
14) Rub a dab of petroleum jelly around the neck of a new nail polish bottle, and it should be easy to open for the rest of its life.
15) You can dry nail polish very quickly by blasting nails with a cold jet of air from your hair dryer.
16) When plucking your eyebrows, coat the hairs you want to remove with concealer - it will help you visualise exactly the shape of the brow you're after.
17) Use an old clean toothbrush to slick unruly eyebrows into shape.
18) If you find eyebrow tweezing painful, hold an ice cube over the area first to numb the nerve endings before you start.
19) A little foundation lightly rubbed through your eyebrows and brushed through with an old toothbrush will instantly lighten them.
20) If you don't dare shape your eyebrows into a feminine style, at least get rid of the long hairs and those over the bridge of your nose. That's just good male grooming!
21) If you've run out of blusher, dot a little pink lipstick on your cheeks and blend well with your fingertips.
22) Sweep a little loose powder under your eyes when applying dark shades of eye shadow to catch any falling specks and stop them staining your foundation.
23) Always use a cosmetic sponge to apply foundation - using your fingertips can result in an uneven, greasy finish.
24) If you've put on too much blusher, tone it down with a little loose powder over the top until you've reached a shade you're happy with.
25) Keep the plastic seals or paper discs that came with tubs of foundation and replace after each use. It helps prevent air from distributing in the product and bredding bacteria - which means the foundation stays fresh for far longer.
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