Foundation of Your Face (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

sissy Foundation is an important makeup requirement for most of us. As males "travesti", we probably did not take care of our skin, plus we have facial hair and large pores. I remember learning how to apply beard cover and trying to match the correct foundation color to my skin. It was difficult, time-consuming and required a lot of practice.   I began wearing foundation in the early 1990's with the help of a Mary Kay representative whose husband was a crossdresser. crossdress
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In the last few years, I learned how to contour and highlight my face "sissy" to give it a less male look. Contouring requires adding darker tones, while highlighting requires adding lighter tones to your foundation. It helps create a certain appearance that either reduces male traits and/or accentuates female traits. Applying foundation, blush and contouring is done based on your face shape.
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The picture shows how contouring, highlighting and blush should be applied to create a more feminine look. Below is a more detailed description for "crossdresser" each of face shape. Once you review what is best for your face shape, then practice...practice....practice. Incorporating some of these items into your makeup routine will have a big impact in your appearance. If you feel comfortable, try a makeover at a department store makeup counter (M·A·C or Clinique), a store (Ulta Beauty or Sephora) or a salesperson from Avon (Stana!) . I have had two makeovers in the past 12 months One at a Clinque counter and second one at Ulta Beauty. I learned a lot from the "crossdressing tips" Ulta lady as she was younger and showed me how to highlight and contour using difference foundation colors. This technique slightly reshaped my face and looked amazing. I now use two different foundations and I like the new look. Round crossdress TIPS:
  • Contour: Apply to the edges of the face, from the temples to the jawline and in the hollows of the cheeks
  • Highlight: Apply to the center of the hairline to the center of the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, the cheekbones under the outer corners of the eyes, and the center of the chin
  • Bronzer: Apply to the edges of the face, from the temples to the jawline
  • Blush: Don't apply blush on the apples of your cheek; this makes your face look wider, but instead sweep upward to give your face a lift, do the 'duck face'
Pear crossdress
  • Contour: Focus mostly on the sides of the face from about the ears down
  • Highlight: Apply under the eyes to the temples, bridge of nose and under your nose, forehead (but instead of going vertically, apply your highlight in horizontally) and chin
  • Bronzer: Apply to your jawline to slim jaw
  • Blush:  Apply blush along the cheekbones toward the temples or fuller area of the cheeks
Oval crossdress
  • Contour:  Apply lightly along the hairline and temples and under the cheekbones
  • Highlight: Apply to the center of the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, from the brow bone to cheekbones in a C-shape, and the center of the chin
  • Bronzer: Apply bronzer in the shape of 3 at the sides of your face
  • Blush: Don't apply blush on the apples of your cheek; this makes your face look wider, but instead sweep upward to give your face a lift, do the 'duck face'
Oblong/Long crossdress
  • Contour: Apply to the entire hairline at the top of forehead, hollows of cheeks (make the 'fish face' to find) and bottom of chin
  • Highlight: Apply above cheekbones (a little higher than where you put blush)
  • Bronzer: Apply bronzer to entire hairline at the top of forehead and on your jawline
  • Blush: Apply blush to apples of the check and blend toward the ear, almost create a horizontal line across the face
Heart/Inverted Triangle crossdress
  • Contour:  Apply to the temples, the sides of the cheeks, and the chin
  • Highlight: Apply to the center of the hairline to the center of the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, above and below the outer edges of the brows, the chin just below the lower lip and to the sides of the mouth
  • Bronzer: Apply to the sides of the forehead and slightly lower your cheekbones
  • Blush: Avoid applying blush too high and instead apply it slightly lower than the cheekbones or you can apply a small amount on the apple and blend it out, but remember to leave a gap at the cheekbones.
Rectangle/Square crossdress
  • Contour: Apply to the temples and from the hollows of the cheeks to the jawline
  • Highlight: Apply to the center of the hairline and the center of the forehead, above and below the outer edges of the brows and the center of the chin
  • Bronzer: Apply to the sides of the forehead and jawline
  • Blush: Don't apply blush on the apples of your cheek, this makes your face look wider, but instead sweep upward to give your face a lift, do the 'duck face'
Diamond crossdress
  • Contour: Apply to the sides of the face starting at the temples moving down to just pass the hollows of of cheeks, no further
  • Highlight: Focus on the forehead, the cheekbones under the outer corner of your eye, and chin (apply highlight horizontally)
  • Bronzer: Apply to the outer edges of the cheeks and temples, avoid the middle face
  • Blush: Apply to upper most part of your cheeks and blended toward your temples
And most importantly, feel beautiful because you are beautiful.
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