|Posted by Webmaster on October 1, 2010 at 10:06 PM|
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.