I have been a lifelong crossdresser but struggle with makeup. Especially around my eyes. Do you have any suggestions? How did you learn? Are there any businesses to teach makeup to crossdressers?
Eyes are tricky! I can do my foundation and lips just fine, but even after all this I still can’t do anything more just a simple look with eyeshadow and eyeliner. When I want something really AMAZING or DRAMATIC (and I always do, lol) I book a makeover.
Have you tried makeup tutorials on Youtube? Some of them can be very helpful, especially the drag videos. I know not everyone is going for the drag look but some drag artists are amazingly talented when it comes to some of the challenges a girl like us faces (no pun intended) such as contouring and working with a more masculine facial structure.
A few years ago I had a private makeup lesson and I found it super super helpful. I learned about techniques and products that were best for my eye shape and my skin type. A lot of salons do indeed do makeup lessons. Look into options with Ulta, MAC, and Sephora. Sephora even offers classes for girls like us. Unfortunately some of their locations have hit pause on makeovers due to COVID so keep that in mind.
One thing I will never get the hang of is false eyelashes (a MUST) but this should be helpful.
Have fun and good luck!
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