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Offline Danielle Kristina

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Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:15:57 am »
Ok girls, I need some makeup help.  I want to start wearing makeup, but have no makeup skills whatsoever.  What should I start with and where can I go to learn?  I don’t have any female friends or relatives to help me, so I’m on my own here.  I’ve worn lipstick before, but even then I didn’t know what I was doing as my lips don’t look nearly as colored or big as other girls since they know what they are doing and I don’t.  I know I won’t build up my skills in one day, but I’d like to make a good start.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 12:52:24 am »
 Hi, as always.... just my opinions.... first .... female skin is a bit different than ours so makeup techniques may differ slightly..... more hair bigger pores and softer texture..... my basic makeup routine is a very close shave.... face primer then if yu have dark facial hair a light cover of light brown or orange on beard area ( i dont need any more electro fixed that)......That will hide blue tinge in photos......then foundation that matches yur skin tone.....i put over everything ... make a clean canvas.... then eyeliner on the waterline of bottom lash....mascara....and blush....   .the lips... use what works..... I used a wand at first but now use a tube  a wand helped in the beginning... but find a tube is more convenient now.... apply and spread with lips... and use a sealer..... watch youtube for ideas and tips ..... and a lot of practice..... you will get there..... simple everyday look




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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 01:20:52 am »
Main rule is; Less is more!

And again...LESS IS MORE....

My day make-up is; CC foundation/cream, powder, a little bit of blush, eyebrows drawn, mascara, nude/light red lipstick and a very faint line to lower eyelid. Takes about 20 minutes.

But everything that I use, I keep in mind, that less is more!

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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 01:45:41 am »
youtube is your friend and you can search 'mtf makeup tips' and you will find some help. There are many makeup howto videos.

Offline Danielle Kristina

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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 12:55:58 pm »
Thank you girls.  My next trip to the store will be a hunt for the makeup essentials.  Then I’ll spend some quality time with YouTube.

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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 01:52:43 pm »
If you go to sephora, they’ll do it for you. You need to spend like $50 on product, but you can schedule them to do it professionally. During that time you can ask questions, find what you like, and what works best for you. There are lots of other places you can go and do the same thing.. I spent like $40 on Groupon and got a 2 hr makeup lesson when I first started, it was great.


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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 04:01:50 pm »
If you go to sephora, they’ll do it for you. You need to spend like $50 on product, but you can schedule them to do it professionally. During that time you can ask questions, find what you like, and what works best for you. There are lots of other places you can go and do the same thing.. I spent like $40 on Groupon and got a 2 hr makeup lesson when I first started, it was great.


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Thank you.  I really like the idea of the 2 hour makeup lesson.  I may have to make an appointment.  The more I think about it the more I want to do it.

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 06:13:14 pm »
I've been to Sephora twice when I fully crossdressed. They are fantastic and very accommodating to us MTF's. When you make the appointment be sure to tell them that you are Mtf and that you're new to using makeup and would like someone who is willing to teach you. Remember that you need to be willing to spend $50 or more. Good luck!

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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018, 10:25:13 pm »
I've been to Sephora twice when I fully crossdressed. They are fantastic and very accommodating to us MTF's. When you make the appointment be sure to tell them that you are Mtf and that you're new to using makeup and would like someone who is willing to teach you. Remember that you need to be willing to spend $50 or more. Good luck!

Thank you so much!  Do they style hair as well or is their focus primarily on makeup?


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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2018, 10:40:57 pm »
Depending on your location, they might do dry-styling certain days.

If I’m using them for a special occasion (for makeup), I usually go elsewhere for my hair.


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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2018, 10:47:16 pm »
If you go to sephora, they’ll do it for you. You need to spend like $50 on product, but you can schedule them to do it professionally. During that time you can ask questions, find what you like, and what works best for you. There are lots of other places you can go and do the same thing.. I spent like $40 on Groupon and got a 2 hr makeup lesson when I first started, it was great.


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Oh wow! I have to add this to my to-do list :)

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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2018, 12:13:14 am »
Danielle,

  As a previous post said.  YouTube is a great resource.  But what I did was go into a MAC cosmetic store.  The ladies that worked there are great.  I started with a makeup lesson and got a lot of product and brushes.  It is a lot of practice, a lot of practice.  I would go back to MAC almost monthly to get a makeover and to keep learning.  I would go in after I did my makeup and ask them how I could improve.  I did this for a long while.  I feel really comfortable now with putting on my makeup but there is a lot of things I would still want to learn.  Ulta Cosmetic store is a good place to buy products and they have a salon that will help on hair and makeup also. 

Good luck and practice a lot.

Julie
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Re: Makeup beginner in need of guidance
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 12:27:14 am »
Want a really close shave? Use an eyebrow trimmer blade and microplane your whole face. Not only does it give you a close shave it takes off the top layer of skin which make serums penetrate better. If you don't have immediately softer skin let me know. Make sure to steam your beard and use shave cream.
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