- October 30, 2023 at 6:22 am #141641
For a long time I have been watching this part of the TGH Forums, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more… Nothing.
I know, and remember way back in the day when I was first going out and first experimenting with makeup and stuff. It was a wonderful confusing mess, now I loved every second of it as I am a creative diva type. However I am reminded by my many friends who were clueless. I am almost 100% sure at least one girl on TGH needs makeup advice. I am no saint and not any where near a professorial transgender makeup artist, but I do watch makeup and style videos for fun, maybe like 5+ per week, I have been around for 20+ years in the community (I am still only 25 you say other wise and I will make you look like a hag.), taught face to face classes and such both publicly and in private. My notches on my belt must be about 4 score of women who I helped apply their makeup.
So do you all want me to start sharing some of my fav videos? Maybe answer a few questions if I know them? I am super busy so do not expect perfection in replying but even tiny bit might help?
- October 30, 2023 at 6:29 am #141644Lauren RussellFREE
I’m new to TGH and I would love to see this. Like many transwomen, my makeup skills are in their infancy and I can use any help I can get! I’m sure that there are a number of women out there who have experience from trial and error or makeovers that can benefit newer transwomen like myself.
- October 30, 2023 at 7:38 am #141649TeriLeigh CarverFREE
I,too, am new here. And not just here. At 62, it dawned upon me that I need to transition. Two and a half years later I have gone from 387 pounds to 194 this morning. I also grew out my hair. It’s now about mid back length and a gorgeous silver with a purple tint from the hair care products for silver/ blond hair to fight the bassinets. I’ve used mascara a few times and tinted lip balms from Burts bees. I’d love some make up lessons. But of course I’m an older woman with wrinkles and saggy skin. Please help if you can. Thank you 😀
- October 30, 2023 at 7:51 am #141651
If you want a temp younger super look try Hanacare. It is a wild ride but OMG the results. Feels like a vice on your face and you will look like an alien while doing it, but most of thoes wrinkles, will be gone when done.
ps I am no why affiliated with them and only a user when I have the cash. Plus you might want to do a skin test prior. 😉
- November 3, 2023 at 6:51 am #141716Lauren RussellFREE
I need all the help I can get!
- November 3, 2023 at 11:03 am #141721
There is a section of TGH forums for makeup advice Rachel, this post is in it. However the lady who was running it went inactive it seems like over a year ago. Hence I am seeing if us as a community want to revive it. No offense to the rules in the rule post at the pinned beginning of the forum section here, I would like to use this tool and the lady running it dropped the ball.
And oh I am with you, I did the whole clown thing myself and every girl, FAB and trans alike has done it, generally it happens in adolescence and is more forgivable to the young. I eventually gave up trying to DIY the right shade and went to several makeup counters at malls, department stores, etc. and guess what most of them have no clue either, but because they have those sample pallets you can try a ton and they might give you a good direction, best to show up with no makeup on, OMG I know, but you need a good clean base, have the girl give you her recommends, so much better if you get the gay/queen guy, 1st find your under tone, then get close in shades, then do several test shades where you go out side in full sun light and look in a big mirror, find the one that matches best, and do this on your face not the inside of you arm or something. Oh and you want one that is not super heavy or greasy as it will settle in your creases over the day. Minerals type tend to look very natural, but if you have facial hair stubble anywhere it wont give you that ultra smooth look, and they just do not cover as well. Even little peach fuze will make it harder to blend, ask any blond FAB, hence the blot on with a brush then blend a bit works better for some girls. In the end you want the one that matches perfectly, so even a blend of two or three might be the answer. Once you find your goto take note of the time of the year, if you like to tan your foundation will have to be a different depending. Also dryer winters are different for moister summers so you might change up type, powered vs cream vs etc. Also when you have it get a one shade lighter councilor, plus find a color corrector for neutralizing under-eye, especially so if you have any left over stubble, hopefully you all are getting that hair removed in some fashion other then shaving, but we all have our trials. Once you think you have found it try it on for a bit, ask your friends, see how it sits after 6 hours, looks at night vs day, florescent vs yellow vs led lights, it will most likely be totally different for photo shoots and videos vs everyday, so you still might have to try other stuff on. And by no means are all brands or skins for that matter created the same. What works for you and makes you look like a million bucks, might make me look like a 99 cent girl. However foundation is exactly that the most important part of your makeup look it is the base all the rest uses to go on. Not saying skin treatment, sunscreen, serums, moisturizers are not important but those are just a must wether you use makeup or not.
Sorry for going on and on Rachel, this really should have its own thread, but next to the idea seemed better to me. Take care.
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Miriya Paris.
- November 3, 2023 at 2:51 pm #141728DeeAnn HopingsAMBASSADOR
There is a Fashion Beauty & Makeup section on CDH. My guess is that often by the time folks show up here, often they have been crossdressing for a while and have picked up some degree of makeup skill. But, that doesn’t cover everyone.
As far as getting the right shade for makeup, my suggestion would be to talk to a Mary Kay person. My first wife was a sales person some time ago. They were very particular about training the sales personnel how to determine the right shades. Hopefully they still do. When they are selling, they have to be pretty much self sufficient as they are not in a store with other personnel and surrounded by tons of product.
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