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Hi! I'm Christie Love, whose a transsexual girl, and sissy who loves studying beauty, and is experienced in transitioning. I'm happy to share everything I learn here to help you on your feminization journey! If you know of any tips you think would improve this guide feel free to let me know with Sissy Kiss's contact page.
The more natural make up looks the better but lets not get confused, natural doesn't need to mean neutral! Its making it look like it blossomed from your face accenting your beautiful skin tone no matter what color it is.
I think its best to note that with things like what colors of eyeshadow to use, just like with any art there are no actual rules when it come to how you style it. This includes guidelines to show people styles that have worked beautifully before and can make you look so sweet and girly but if you find another style that is beautiful too then thats wonderful also. It also includes things you need to know to apply the make up properly so you can get the style you want, with ways professional stylists use.
Also have fun with it! Don't get stuck in a rut of only serious or bland styles. Make-up shouldn't be a chore, it should be fun!
Make Up tools
You can get some fabulous things to help you with your make up! Buying separate makeup brush kits are way better because even the extra brush you get with the make up (like with many powders and eye shadows) will make streaks and is not soft or smooth enough. Some makeups require to already have a separate makeup brush and some wonderful techniques you couldn't do without a separate make up brush which will be mentioned later. Its important to wash brushes regularly to avoid germs, pollutants and left over makeup residue from getting on your face. You can clean them with a mild shampoo or makeup remover. Check out this guide to see what each brush is for:
All the different types of makeup are in the order of the way that is best to apply them:
Another makeup tool is an eyelash curler. I think its best to use an eyelash curler before you put on make up to avoid having an eyelash curler print in your foundation or eyeshadow. Curling your eyelashes makes your eyes look wider & brighter. Also metal eyelash curlers are better than plastic. You'll want to replace the pads on the curler every 2 months.
Eyelash curlers work best on clean eyelashes. Make sure eyelashes are free of mascara. If necessary, use eye makeup remover to remove old mascara. With your blow dryer on low heat, blow air on the curler for no more than 5 seconds. Touch the metal. If it's hot, let it cool for a few seconds. You don't want to burn your eyelid. Open up the curler, clamp lashes near the roots. Hold for 10-30 seconds. Never curl lashes after you apply mascara because as the mascara dries, lashes can stick to the curler & be torn from the roots. There is no need to bother curling bottom lashes.
False or fake eyelashes define your lash line without mascara and mostly without eyeliner on the upper lid but you can use mascara and eyeliner with them. Its cleaner than with mascara, you will not get the dark circles under your eye by opening your eyes with wet mascara, no mascara flakes accidentally getting in your eyes and you can get eyelash lengths that mascara couldn't give you. Do you have hardly any eyelashes for them to be thick and full, you'll love false eyelashes. Think you might shed a few glistening tears at a wedding? No problem. As long as you're not scrubbing your lids, false lashes don't smudge or smear and stay put until you remove them. And removal is normally a breeze. Also choose a high-end glue and be sure to do a skin test for any allergies or eye sensitivity before leaving on that big date. Here is how to apply false eyelashes:
- First trim the lash strip so that it fits the width of your eyelid. Any sharp scissors will do the trick.
- Start with clean eyes, no make up or debris.
- You can use a rubber lined eyelash curler to curl your natural lashes
- Then apply a thin line of lash glue along the false lashes. Let it dry until it becomes sticky.
- Application is easiest if you're looking down, so get close to the mirror and place the lashes directly across your natural lash line on the eyelid side of your lashes.
- If it need any adjusting you can use your long fingernails or tweezers.
- Finish with a light coat of mascara to blend your natural lashes and the false lashes. Clear mascara works well if you don't want to add color.
- Be patient and leave enough time to work slowly at first as perfect application may take a time or two to achieve.
- When you want to remove them, follow the directions on your glue for removing the false eyelashes.
Begin any makeup application with moisturized skin and conditioned lips (find a facial moisturizer and a lip balm you love and use them religiously).
Facial Hair Cover & Foundation
The best time to remove facial hair is after you take a shower and moisturize. For shaving, TG's need very good razors to hide the beard. I cannot stress enough how much you need a very close & smooth shave but don't shave so much to where it irritates or hurts your skin. Apply shaving cream, most shaving creams soften your hair by 70% more if you wait three minutes with it on. Now wet your razor and shave with the flow of the hair then go back and shave against the flow. You can feel around to see if you have any not so smooth areas and shave those areas some more. If you have any bleeding spots apply cold water on them to slow down bleeding and tear a small piece of tissue and place it on the bleeding spot. This helps stop a red spot from being there after it stops bleeding. You might need to wait 10 to 15 minutes before the bleeding stops. A styptic pencil will also stop any bleeding from cuts. Now you can cleanse and moisturize your face.
You can buy beard cover at any TG shops but concealer also does very well. The best colors to get for covering facial hair with concealer are yellowish or blueish tones and that also are closest to your natural skin tones. You can use a smudger or your finger tips to put on concealer. Apply concealer around the shadow area with a soft upwards patting motion and make sure it is evenly blended all over. Let it sit for a minute before applying foundation.
From a lot of experience with different types of makeup, my go to concealer is CoverBlend's Multi-Function Concealer. It's wonderful at hiding shadows. I use it as a foundation for the face even though it's a concealer. It can be used as both. Once it dries it looks & feels like natural skin. There's not too much shine. It's also not easy for it to smudge. You can apply blush, or facial powder easily after it dries, which is why I recommend it.
If their colors don't match your skin color a trick you can do with any foundation / concealer is to buy some makeup mixers at a place like Ebay. They're tiny jars you can store makeup in. Then get the lighter, and darker shades of the makeup you want. Try to get the lighter, and darker shades that are closest your skin color. Then you can mix them in the jars to make them match your skin.
When looking for cream, and powder foundation you want to find the best ones that match your skin color and they both need to be the same color. People don't always apply foundation completely over the face. If you have a problem area where the makeup makes your skin look worse you can avoid those areas by making a very well blended border of makeup around that area. If your makeup matches your skin enough people will not notice the border. Don't forget the neck or your foundation will be obvious. You can even apply to the cleavage area and all the way to the neck line of your clothing. Careful not to get any on your clothing.
For big pores, and wrinkles you can try applying a makeup primer to the face before applying concealer, or foundation. Makeup primer is meant to fill in the gaps in your skin so the makeup you apply next will go on smoothly to the face, and it makes those pores, and wrinkles less visible.
After applying concealer, and foundation, you can take a large powder puff and lightly dip it in powder, too much powder doesn't look natural and it will make wrinkles more apparent. Now pat the powder puff lightly, also so that it mixes with the cream foundation and makes an even finish. No rubbing as this can cause streaking in your foundation. The powder evens it out even more and sets it better as well as taking away shine but leaving a healthy sheen.
Now you can use highlighter powder foundations for contouring your face, darker for where you would like shadows to be and for it to look like where the skin is going inward and light highlighters for where you want it to look like light is gracing your face and its going outward. You can use this picture as a guide and to give you ideas of where you would like to apply your highlighters. You can use this to give the illusion of higher cheek bones or if there is another part of the face you would like to reshape.
To get rid of any dark circles under the eyes the best color you can use is yellow because yellow neutralizes the brownish and blueish tints. Try to avoid white, a lot of people try to use white thinking its going to wipe them out but it just gives them white raccoon eyes. You can put foundation under the eyes once you put the yellow tone and one that matches your skin tone the best or it will just stand out.
Feminizing the eyebrows can dramatically feminize the face because the eyebrows and eyes are the most expressive area of the body. They provide a frame for your face. The proper shape can provide an instant eye lift, while a poorly shaped brow can darken and obscure the eyes or create a perpetual unwanted expression. Thin, dark and defined eyebrows gives such a girly look. TGirls tend to have thicker eye brows so they need more tweezing.
You can look at pics of models and celebrities to see what brow shapes they have that you love. Be sure to compare them to your face shape and hair color as well, since eyebrows are part of the entire face and need to work in concert with other features, including the nose, lips, cheekbones, and hairline. Here is some help on which type of eyebrows to pick with your face shape:
Aligning the eyebrows:
- A Round Face ~ You can arch your brows slightly higher as it gives the illusion of more length. Edge Arched eyebrows gives the round face the required little sharpness.
- A Long Face ~ A low arch gives an illusion of more width to the face.
- Oval faces ~ Any shape suits well on the person with this face.
- Square and Rectangle Face ~ Give your eyebrows a more round shape for a more softer and innocent look.
- Close Set Eyes ~ You can remove a little bit more hair from the inner parts of the brows, this will give an illusion of more space.
- Wide Set Eyes ~ Kind of the opposite of close set eyes, shape the eyebrows to be a little closer together to give the illusion of less space.
- High Forehead ~ The arch should be only lifted slightly.
- Low Forehead ~ Keep the arch of your eyebrow low.
When using an eyebrow pencil, make sure it is sharpened and then use little feather-like strokes.
- The inner part of the brow should vertically align with the center of the nostril.
- The center of the nostril lined to the center of the low eyelid shows where the climax of the brows arch is.
- The outer edge of the brow should align with the corner of the eye and the center of the nostril.
- The inner and outer edges should be horizontally even to avoid unintentional expressions.
- Symmetry is key between both brows to prevent a skewed, disproportionate appearance.
- You don't have to removed all of your hair, you can use an eyebrow pencil first to get an idea the shape of the eyebrow you would like and then pluck around it. Then you will have natural hairs and a defined brow with the eyebrow pencil.
- Sharp angles are unnatural and will create false expressions, keep the brow gently curving following its natural shape for the best results.
- Trim long hairs rather than remove them from the center of the brow to avoid too thin brows or bare patches. There are many eyebrow trimmers in beauty stores.
When putting on eye shadow you can try this. Apply a "base" lighter color over the entire eyelid and under the eyebrow, be careful not to let any access eyeshadow to fall on the cheeks or under the eye.
Choose a mediumly darker color and apply it to the inner third of the eyelid and "run" it to about half way to the corner of the outer eye. When applying eyeshadow to the crease of the eye, keep your eyes open and slightly tilt your head backwards. This will enable you to better see the shape you are creating and allowing the shadow to go into the crease.
Then apply the darkest color in a thin but blended fashion above the eyelash. Blend away any viewable lines in the eyeshadow.
Here are eye shadow color tips depending on the color of your eyes:
Make those brilliant green eyes sparkle like dazzling emeralds. To highlight green eyes, utilize shades of browns, lavender, gold, bronze ,gray, earthy tones, fleshy, dark greens or olive. Purple shades in direct contrast with green eyes will create a dramatic contrasting effect.
Want those baby blues to shine like a clear summer sky or glisten like a tropical sea? To emphasize blue eyes use violets and lavenders, neutral, gold, bronze, silver and silver grays, mauve, brown pink and fleshly or rose shadows. Warm hues will contrast the coldness of blue eyes, making them really pop.
Brown eyes are the color of fine grains of sand or deep mahogany. To draw attention to brown eyes try blue, pink, plum, burnt orange, bronze, khaki pewter, fleshy and gold tones. These shades will accentuate the various shades of brown eyes. Lighter shades give better results. Darker shades should be used in the crease of the eye and blended outward. Shadows that display shimmery textures work best.
The key to making your eyes "stand out" is to use light colored eye shadow. Try using a light base shadow like a pale pink, yellow, cream or beige. Apply the light color all over your eyelid and then to accent the eyes use a darker shade only in the outer corners and sparingly. If you use dark colors on the lids or in the crease you will create a closing effect and make the eye appear to be even farther back.
You can lightly wet eye shadow powders if you want the color to show up more prominently.
As long as the shadow you use is a powder, you can go back and add more, even after it's set with translucent powder, to get to the level of intensity you want. Then dust with translucent powder again.
An eye shadow color thats opposite of your eyes color really makes your eyes stand out. Like purple eyeshadow on green eyes is very pretty.
This site shows how to apply eyeshadow depending on the shape of your eyes:
Applied correctly eyeliner can make your eyes look much bigger. It can change the size and shape your eyes. If you have more round eyes, you can apply it to the outer corners to lengthen and shape. To make the perfect line always make sure it is sharp enough with a pencil sharpener or even tissue if the eyeliner material is soft enough. If your eyeliner looks harsh on your eyelid, you can soften your look by smudging with a Q-Tip smudger or a cotton ball for a softer look.
Theres lots of ways to apply eyeliner. There is the thin liner make up brush (with cake or cream liner), the liquid liner for a defined and emphasized look or the eyeliner pencil that gives a soft look.
If you have any areas around your eyes you would like to change but follow the natural shape of your eyes this will only highlight those areas. The best thing to do, is to start at the outer corner and line inward, shaping your eyes as your go. Try pulling the eye lid outwards, for a more accurate line.
Tilting the head back a bit while slightly closing the eye your applying eyeliner with helps you see how you are applying it better.
Unless you are absolutely, positively sure you can achieve it, there isn't any need for eyeliner under the eye. If done incorrectly, it can make you look like a raccoon.
For a soft look, avoid eyeliner in a harsh black, instead, go for a darker version of the eyeshadow you'll apply over. Like for instance, if you're about to apply a nice pale violet on your eyelids, try a dark plum or eggplant colored eyeliner.
Mascara can emphasize, thicken, lengthen, and define lashes. Some brushes can be straight or curved, to curl eye lashes, with fine or thick bristles. There is waterproof, non water-resistant, and long lasting mascaras. Each you can use for different occasions. There are also mascaras that give a strengthening white base coat that nourishes, thickens and prepares your lashes to receive color.
Slide the wand out of the bottle and dab excess on a tissue paper. One thing we got to watch out for when putting on mascara is, clumping, thats why the brush is there, to brush out those clumps. Always hold the brush horizontally. Wiggle the wand at the roots of your eyelashes and slowly rotating the brush upwards and slowly sweeping them upwards as you reach the tips of your eyelashes. Careful not to scratch your eyes with the brush. If you have an extra eyelash brush like in the one in the make up brush set that was mentioned, that is definitely a perk. So you can have a mascara covered brush for applying and a clean one brushing out the clumps or to curl them upwards even more. It definitely makes more even and less clumpy eye lashes. Applying mascara only on the tips may make them look unnatural. You can keep the eye closed until it dries to avoid any access mascara around the eyes. If you have any you can lightly dip a tissue in make up remover so its damp, and not wet, to remove it.
Remember to remove eye make up before going to bed so any eye makeup will not get into the eyes and its more healthy for your lashes.
To apply blush or not to apply blush? If you like your face monochromatic you can stop here. Than your look would be all about the eyes. But a bit of blush takes you to another place, glowy, with a hint more shape. A little color in your cheeks brings faces color to life, and prevents it from looking too earthy. If you have dark skin, go for apricot shades, and if you're fair try a touch of pink. Apply in round movements over your cheeks for a fun, childish look or sweep over your cheekbones for a sexy, sophisticated glow.
There are gels that will enhance your natural radiance with reflective light pigments and care for your skin with moisturizing agents. Use them on your face and décolleté for a light, flawless look. They're easy to apply and add just enough glow to give you that radiant goddess look! A tiny bit is enough - but remember to apply it evenly and don't forget your neck, a little is all you need. It's essential to apply with your fingers evenly so that you don't put too much on or get lines.
Lipstick is always best to be put on as a final touch with the rest of the make up, like the cherry on top. With these tips you can have your lips looking like they were done by a professional make up artist.
While preparing to put on lipstick you can wet your lips and then you can use a toothbrush for removing any dead skin cells to give you smooth lips. Its important to make sure the tooth brush is not old with loose bristols and it needs to have soft and smooth bristols or it could harm to your lips instead of help them.
Lipstick goes on smoother if you apply lip balm before before putting on the lipstick. Beautiful lips are moisturized lips. Then you can apply foundation and powder as a base on the lips. This gives the lipstick a clean canvas and covers any tiny lines in the lips. It also makes it longer lasting and less likely to smudge. Now start with a liner pencil or any quality lip liner and make sure the pencil is sharp or it will not give defined lip lines. Starting in the middle of the "cupids bow" (the upper lips are called cupids bow) outwardly giving short featured strokes along your natural lip line. Keeping your mouth closed and relaxed. You can rest your hand on your chin or your hand on something nearby to help you be precise. Now start from the middle to the outer corners on the lower lips in the same way. Work some lipstick into a lip brush and fill in the lip from the middle to the corners as well. Open your mouth wide and brush the color into the corners, so that there are no unfinished edges. Take care in staying within the lip liners edges. Then very lightly kiss a tissue paper with your lips. Touch up with some more color. Now you can apply shiny lip gloss as a topping if you want to!
Fuller Pouty lips
- Remember you might need to reapply after 12 hours, meals, drinking from a glass.
- Try to get used to not "eating" your lipstick while it is on your lips.
- If your running out of lipstick to where there is a tiny bit in the tube, scrape out the last bits with a cotton swap or stick & mix it with Vaseline or lip gloss in a lipstick palette. Use a lip brush to apply.
- Lip Liner makes your lipstick last longer. If that is what you need, cover all of your lips with liner first then apply lipstick. Be aware that darker lip liner will darken the look of your lipstick. And, if you are going for a light look use a light lip liner.
- If you have a lipsticks with colors you don't like you can always try mixing them together to see what color you can come up with. Even with lip gloss and something with sparkle too!
- To avoid your lipstick from feathering out, outline your lips with lip liner and lip pencils.
- The older you get the more moisture your lips need and women over 50 especially look good with very creamy and glossy lips.
- How to keep the lipstick on your lips instead of your teeth. After applying lipstick, take your index finger and pop it in your mouth, then pull it out. So the access lipstick will be on your finger rather than your teeth.
- Got the blues because of yellow teeth under your lipstick? Make lemons into lemonade with this trick. Blueish lipstick neutralizes yellow color so they will give the illusion of being more white. Shades that work include plums, blues and violets.
- Why a Lip Brush? Lip brushes allow you to use less lipstick but it also can be used to soften the line of your lip liner. With the brush, you can blend it right into the lipstick so that it is not visible.
- During the winter months, you might want to stay away from the lipsticks that claim that they are long lasting. Often they can dry your lips out and cold weather will do that fast enough. Instead look for creamy formulations.
- Have tiny lines in your lips you would like to be less noticeable? Try this out. Apply lipstick vertically instead of horizontally.
Dreaming of a full, pouty mouth? The secret to a sensual pout is priming them with balm before adding color. Start at the corners and line inwards with a liner and then do the same with the lipstick instead of starting in the middle. Go just outside your natural lip line but not too far, always make sure your lip liner matches your lipstick. For more of an illusion of a pout in the lips you can try applying a little lighter colored lipstick in the middle of the lips and blend. Dark colors make lips look thin so avoid anything too dark if you're trying to make your lips look bigger. You can finish the look with lightly applying lip gloss as a topping. What a pouty princess!
Also what you might want to check out are lip plumpers. Angelina lips are now within the reach of us mere mortals, with the latest lip plumpers, full of boosting ingredients, collagen stimulators and hyaluronic acid. A new pout without the aid of a syringe!
Lip gloss is wonderful for making your lips or so shiny and moisturized! One of the main things with lip gloss is that it doesn't often stay on for very long. Go for the stickiest one you can find for more staying power. You can also use it as a topcoat, or over a tinted lip balm for a dash of color. You can try lining your lips with a matching lip liner, then blotting lip gloss on top so it has something to stick to. With lip pencils try dipping your lip pencil in gloss before applying, for an even finish.
What are those squishy thingies you apply makeup with called? In the wonderful world of styling I've heard them called many things: do-hickey, doo-dad, sponge, thinger-ma-bob, glide, cursor, make up muffin, glider, stress reliever, marker thingie, marker, applyer, pad, paddy, paddlet, smudger, palmier, slider, seer, my little makeup helper, eye of the makeup, stylist, triangle and squishy.
A beautiful nail is a well-prepared nail, even the best quality nail varnishes will lose some of their luster if the nail underneath is in bad condition. To get the most out of the color and help it last longer, follow our guide to preparing your nails. File them regularly to keep them in shape and never use nail cutters, which can cause grooves and shattering.
Always push your cuticles back before applying color, or use a cuticle remover.
Massage the cuticle remover right into the nails, to soften the skin and get rid of build-up. I recommend soaking your nails in warm water and lemon, with a little olive oil to keep your hands soft.
Take a small smooth stick and push back your cuticles. Protect your nail by covering it with a little cotton wool. Push gently, and cuticle build-up will disappear, leaving you with a clean, clear nail. Tissue off any residue, your nails should already look more healthy. Remove any dead skin at the sides of your nails with a nail clipper. Massage and moisturize your hands with a good-quality hand cream. A good tips from the pros is to polish your nails with a buffer to smooth out any ridges, and make them shiny. Finally, use the end of your small stick to clean under your nails. Always, always protect your nails! Applying a strengthening base coat also prevents discoloration from strong colors. Gently brush it over the whole nail. Choose a base coat which suits your nails, nourishing, strengthening, whitening or anti-ridge. Brighten up the tips of your nails with a whitening pencil on the underside. With the right techniques, there's no need to be afraid of color! Go for bright red or any color that makes your outfit pop! Rest your elbow on the tabletop to keep it steady. Don't use too much color at a time. Start with a stroke of varnish down the center of the nail. Don't try to cover the whole nail, leave a little space down the side of each nail so that you don't get color all over your fingers! This also shapes your nails, making them look much slimmer. Even the pros make mistakes. Sort them out with a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover will do the job to avoid scraping it off. Finish with a protective top coat, to strengthen the varnish and keep it looking fresh for longer.
A quick way to have fabulous nails is clip ons, they can also be called press ons. There is pretty nail jewelry you can glue on your nails. There is also all sorts of nail art out there to get ideas of how to decorate and have fun with your nails! Just look up "nail art" in any search engine. This is a lovely site to go to for artsy nails:
Check out these photos to see what the effects of makeup can do:
There's also a Reddit group called Makeup Addiction which is full of wonderfully helpful information! They also have guides, and tutorials on the right.