7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Appearance (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Do you think looking your best as a woman means you need a head-to-toe makeover – or even feminizing surgery?

It doesn’t!

Looking beautiful often comes down to a few simple changes.

Of course, the basics are important. Nice hair and makeup, flattering clothes, and a reasonably fit body are a great starting point.

But beyond that, it’s the details that make or break your feminine image.

Want to look better right now?

Here are 7 simple ways to improve your appearance:

1. FIND YOUR BEST LIPSTICK SHADE

One of the easiest ways to improve your appearance is to wear lipstick. A Manchester University study proved that women are perceived as more attractive when they wear lipstick – regardless of the rest of their appearance.

The secret is to wear the right shade of lipstick. Here are two quick tips for selecting your best shade:

  • Use your eyes as a guide. For the most flattering look, your lips should be the same intensity as the iris of your eye. (The iris is the colored part of your eye.) For example, if you have light blue eyes, wear a light shade of lipstick. If you have dark brown eyes, a deeper shade will be most flattering.
  • Do the fingertip test. To easily test lipstick shades, put different colors on your fingertips and hold them against your mouth to see which looks best.

2. GROOM YOUR EYEBROWS

Eye Makeup

Your eyebrows literally create the frame for your face. For better or for worse, they have the power to transform your entire look.

The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to shape and feminize your eyebrows – even if you can’t pluck. Check out this eyebrow tutorial for more info.

3. INVEST IN A GREAT BAG

handbag

Women often judge each other based on their handbags. After all, why do women in certain circles pay thousands of dollars for the latest “it” bag?

I’m not saying you need to buy a Gucci purse, but investing in a quality handbag will add polish and style to your appearance – while giving you fashionista status among other women.

4. GET RID OF EXCESS BODY HAIR

removebodyhair

The truth is, physical attractiveness often comes down to good grooming. One of the keys to good grooming – and a feminine appearance – is to get rid of excess body hair.

You already know that your beard, chest hair, and hairy legs have to go. But don’t forget about the less obvious spots, including your:

  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Knuckles
  • Toes

5. WEAR THE RIGHT SHAPEWEAR

shapewear

The right shapewear can have a dramatic effect on your silhouette. It smooths out excess flesh and helps to feminize your proportions.

The best shapewear for you depends on your outfit and how much shaping you need. Consider investing in the following garments:

  • Control top pantyhose. Perfect for smoothing out your trouble spots, they also add polish and definition to the legs.
  • Waist cincher. Use this when you need extra shaping in the middle and want to carve out an hourglass shape.
  • Shaping camisole. Wear one under your everyday clothes to smooth your belly and love handles.

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Control top pantyhose Waist cincher Shaping camisole

6. WHITEN YOUR TEETH

Yellow teeth dull your appearance. Don’t underestimate the impact of pretty white teeth. A white smile brightens up your entire face!

I suggest using a whitening toothpaste daily and doing a whitening treatment every six months. There are some great at-home options, including:

  • Crest 3D Whitestrips
  • Dr. Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening Kit
  • Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips

7. GET ENOUGH SLEEP

beautysleep

They don’t call it beauty rest for nothing. A lack of sleep shows up on your face – no matter how pretty and feminine you look.

Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Try this free guided mediation and take a 20 minute beauty nap!

SMALL CHANGES ADD UP TO BIG IMPROVEMENTS

The bottom line is that there are a LOT of ways to improve your appearance without having to invest in a new wardrobe, hire a transformation service, or go under the knife.

Little changes can have a big impact on your feminine image!

These 7 tips are a great place to start, but now I’d like to hear from YOU …

What are YOUR best beauty tips? Please share them with us in the comments below.

 


7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Appearance (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Do you think looking your best as a woman means you need a head-to-toe makeover – or even feminizing surgery?

It doesn’t!

Looking beautiful often comes down to a few simple changes.

Of course, the basics are important. Nice hair and makeup, flattering clothes, and a reasonably fit body are a great starting point.

But beyond that, it’s the details that make or break your feminine image.

Want to look better right now?

Here are 7 simple ways to improve your appearance:

1. FIND YOUR BEST LIPSTICK SHADE

One of the easiest ways to improve your appearance is to wear lipstick. A Manchester University study proved that women are perceived as more attractive when they wear lipstick – regardless of the rest of their appearance.

The secret is to wear the right shade of lipstick. Here are two quick tips for selecting your best shade:

  • Use your eyes as a guide. For the most flattering look, your lips should be the same intensity as the iris of your eye. (The iris is the colored part of your eye.) For example, if you have light blue eyes, wear a light shade of lipstick. If you have dark brown eyes, a deeper shade will be most flattering.
  • Do the fingertip test. To easily test lipstick shades, put different colors on your fingertips and hold them against your mouth to see which looks best.

2. GROOM YOUR EYEBROWS

Eye Makeup

Your eyebrows literally create the frame for your face. For better or for worse, they have the power to transform your entire look.

The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to shape and feminize your eyebrows – even if you can’t pluck. Check out this eyebrow tutorial for more info.

3. INVEST IN A GREAT BAG

handbag

Women often judge each other based on their handbags. After all, why do women in certain circles pay thousands of dollars for the latest “it” bag?

I’m not saying you need to buy a Gucci purse, but investing in a quality handbag will add polish and style to your appearance – while giving you fashionista status among other women.

4. GET RID OF EXCESS BODY HAIR

removebodyhair

The truth is, physical attractiveness often comes down to good grooming. One of the keys to good grooming – and a feminine appearance – is to get rid of excess body hair.

You already know that your beard, chest hair, and hairy legs have to go. But don’t forget about the less obvious spots, including your:

  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Knuckles
  • Toes

5. WEAR THE RIGHT SHAPEWEAR

shapewear

The right shapewear can have a dramatic effect on your silhouette. It smooths out excess flesh and helps to feminize your proportions.

The best shapewear for you depends on your outfit and how much shaping you need. Consider investing in the following garments:

  • Control top pantyhose. Perfect for smoothing out your trouble spots, they also add polish and definition to the legs.
  • Waist cincher. Use this when you need extra shaping in the middle and want to carve out an hourglass shape.
  • Shaping camisole. Wear one under your everyday clothes to smooth your belly and love handles.

shapewear1 shapewear2 shapewear3
Control top pantyhose Waist cincher Shaping camisole

6. WHITEN YOUR TEETH

Yellow teeth dull your appearance. Don’t underestimate the impact of pretty white teeth. A white smile brightens up your entire face!

I suggest using a whitening toothpaste daily and doing a whitening treatment every six months. There are some great at-home options, including:

  • Crest 3D Whitestrips
  • Dr. Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening Kit
  • Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips

7. GET ENOUGH SLEEP

beautysleep

They don’t call it beauty rest for nothing. A lack of sleep shows up on your face – no matter how pretty and feminine you look.

Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Try this free guided mediation and take a 20 minute beauty nap!

SMALL CHANGES ADD UP TO BIG IMPROVEMENTS

The bottom line is that there are a LOT of ways to improve your appearance without having to invest in a new wardrobe, hire a transformation service, or go under the knife.

Little changes can have a big impact on your feminine image!

These 7 tips are a great place to start, but now I’d like to hear from YOU …

What are YOUR best beauty tips? Please share them with us in the comments below.

 


Is Gender Dysphoria Keeping You Down? (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Gender Dysphoria is a condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.

Clearly this condition can get stressful for anyone. When your body and mind are not connecting as one; it can really ruin a good mood. We understand this, and we would like to help.

We asked our Glamour Girls to explain to us some of the way they stay positive when feeling down about their dysphoria and we got some really good feedback. Here’s some great advice from an even greater community of individuals that know exactly what you are going through.

Put on an outfit you know you look good in.

“Wearing a pair of fabulous heels to feel super confident and sexy!”- Emily Couture

What’s a better way to make you feel better about yourself, than putting on an outfit that you know you look and feel awesome in? No matter how fancy or ridiculous the outfit is for lounging around the house- do it.

Cuddle your pet.

Pets are the perfect companions when you’re in an insecure mood, since they give unconditional love no matter what you look like or who you are. They don’t have one judgmental bone in their little tiny bodies. You can just cuddle and play with your pet until they inevitably put a smile on your face.

Treat yourself

“Retail therapy at G USA is a great diversion and puts me in a creative mood. Shopping most anywhere for coupons and deals focuses my attention away from my gender preference and gives me a positive outlook for my ‘Kim time’ to come”- Kim Rydick

“New lingerie always does it for me”- Daniel P

“A new pair of heels”- Samantha “Sami” Prescott

A typical response would be to “buy some ice cream”, but I don’t exactly believe in this tactic. Eating does not make me feel better- at all! It honestly does the opposite because then I feel even more insecure because I just ate a whole tub of Ben and Jerry’s… to myself… If I want to cheer myself up, I’ll go to Sephora, the salon, or to Bloomingdales. Leaving any of these places with a purchase, puts a smile on my face. So, go to your favorite place and buy yourself something that will make you happy. Treat yourself.

Set goals for yourself

This will keep you on track to finding happiness and peace in your life. When you are constantly pushing yourself, you will eventually become the woman you always wanted to be. Shying away from a difficult thing will keep you feeling down. The happier you will be the more goals you reach. Trust me.

Convert your frustrations into something positive

“I convert it into something positive and focus that positivity towards other who might need it as much, or more than me.”- Stephanie Anne Jeffries

Looking back at old photos and pondering past experiences will remind you about everything you have been through. It will hopefully get you to see that you can handle anything.

Get lost in some music

It’s awesome how music can affect your mood. Put on your favorite feel good music and dance around your house. Guarantee you forget all about the haters.

Surround yourself with friends that understand or might be going through the same thing

“I usually talk to supportive friends and family.”- Cassie Jo Smith

A great support group is a must have. You can’t take on the world alone- I mean you can- but that is no fun. Having other people to share bad experiences with, makes it a whole lot easier.

Start a journal or blog

If you don’t want to talk to anyone, let out your emotions in writing. Whether it be digitally or on paper. Letting it out somewhere usually helps relive the stressful emotions.

Exercise

“A cardio workout! Keeps my spirits high and healthy”- Nikki Cordova

For many people, getting lost in a good workout helps a lot. Your mind is free and you’re focused on the task at hand. Nothing can come in between that; giving you a stress free hour or so. It’s a win, win.

Take a long nap

This is my go to solution for a lot of things. Sleep is amazing and will obviously keep you relaxed. You will wake up feeling refreshed and maybe you will have a different outlook on your issues with a level head.

I hope any of you reading will try some of these tips when feeling down for any reason. These tips don’t just work for dealing with gender dysphoria but, mainly any situation. They are great tricks to incorporate into your life to insure you live a happy and fulfilling life.

 


Etched Lace Men’s Bra

Alison alerted me to this "Etched Lace Men's Bra." The description for this men's brassiere reads, "We love the clean lines of this crisp monochromatic crop-top for men. Made from a medium-weight stretch fabric embossed with an etched lace design, this bra features a curved inset of lace at the bust for contouring. With a shaped athletic-styled back and pop-over styling for easy access. Etched Lace Men's Bra." So, who is selling this item of lingerie for lads? You would probably guess it was an online exotic lingerie store, but you would be wrong. It's ! Walmart also sells panties for men. What is this world coming to? 😉
Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper (Source: Boston Proper)
Daniel Furlong
Daniel Furlong, male womenswear model

Etched Lace Men’s Bra

Alison alerted me to this "Etched Lace Men's Bra." The description for this men's brassiere reads, "We love the clean lines of this crisp monochromatic crop-top for men. Made from a medium-weight stretch fabric embossed with an etched lace design, this bra features a curved inset of lace at the bust for contouring. With a shaped athletic-styled back and pop-over styling for easy access. Etched Lace Men's Bra." So, who is selling this item of lingerie for lads? You would probably guess it was an online exotic lingerie store, but you would be wrong. It's ! Walmart also sells panties for men. What is this world coming to? 😉
Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper (Source: Boston Proper)
Daniel Furlong
Daniel Furlong, male womenswear model