Since I’m stepping out as a woman I need something I have never really needed before; makeup skills. Makeup has never really been my thing, in part because it confuses the heck out of me. To add to this the spouse is self described as a a bit of a tomboy and doesn’t really use makeup. But here I am stepping out into the world and while I’ll always look like a man as long as I am making serious strides to look feminine it should give me an easier go at it. That and I am starting to really like how feminine it can make me look.
So here I am just trying to figure out how all this works. You have primer, corrector, foundations, contrast, highlight, blush, 6 different things for the eyes, lips, cleavage, and the list goes on. And the cost is sickening. I mean I’ve really started to like how makeup can make me look but the cost alone would stop me from ever going full time. I suppose I’ll just start by finding a good beard cover and foundation at this point and then build from there. It appears dermablend is the way to go, unless any of you have suggestions.
The point of this post is just to vent a bit, to share in my journey, and maybe grab some hints. Because as I said while I didn’t really do makeup before I’m kind of liking it. I know some like it for the feel of the brushes across the face and that sort of thing. As I said, I just like how I can do my make up and actually start to look feminine. My current goal is to be able to walk down the street and not have someone on the other side look over and not go “That’s a man in women’s clothing” right off the bat. I mean my height and build give it away but as long as the makeup doesn’t give them a reason to take the second look I’ll take it. That and I am liking the way it makes me look.
Sigh, what is a male bigender person who is learning to be a woman to do?