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Holly Elizabeth

I know, I know. I was getting ready for the day yesterday when I wanted to do a before and after comparison photo of before makeup and after makeup. I’m horrified. Lol

 

Me before and then me after makeup. Lol. It’s ok if you laugh. I don’t mind. Lol. The before looks like I cooked and ate Hantzel and Gretel for eating my candy house. 

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tracy_j

What a transformation! I didn't laugh as I saw how good you looked after. Well done!

 

Tracy

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Holly Elizabeth

Thank you. 

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Jackie C.

Wow. The only notes I'd give is maybe tone down the eye shadow a bit (that could just be a style thing though) and use a brow pencil to fill in your eyebrows a little. Otherwise, well done. You look great!

 

Hugs!

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Elizabeth Star

I can't work an eyebrow pencil to save my life so I use gel. It comes in a tube with a brush. Kind of resembles mascara.

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Holly Elizabeth

Thank girls. I was thinking of having my brows permanently done along with eyeliner. and as far as the eye shadow goes. I have no idea what I'm doing. I've been trying to follow YouTube videos and it appears I haven't been doing it right.. lol

 

The only person here that would know about makeup is my mom, and she hasn't used anything but mascara for 30 years. She says she doesn't remember how to do makeup. I've been also looking for someone that I can get lessons from that I can meet up with in person, HA!, that's not happening. Stupid covid. No offense to my mom, but it's so hard to learn what you need to know when it seems like you are the only women in the house. lol

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Charlize

Wow, what a change!

   Eye pencils work fine for me as i can seemingly move my brows up and shape them to "enlarge" my eyes.  I agree with Jackie.  You should tone down the eye shadow.  A little bit goes a long way.  If i use blue it is only in a thin line above my eye fading into almost a white.  It is easy to use a bit much.

  I might try moving your wig slightly forward or perhaps just using a bit hair along the brow to soften the line.

Overall you look great despite the suggestions.  

By the way smile.  It's the prettiest thing a woman can do.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Holly Elizabeth

Thank you. You are so sweet.. :)

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LusciousTheLock

I love playing with makeup. Some days it goes perfectly, other days its horrific haha. I had big bushy eyebrows once and learned to pluck them a bit at a time to avoid people noticing. At one point they were prefect!  Then I overplucked and now they have bald spots though d'oh!  I've been been know to fill them in with eye pencil and then use mascara to create fake hairs :D

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Jackie C.
2 hours ago, Holly Elizabeth said:

I was thinking of having my brows permanently done along with eyeliner.

 

My brows are done like that. I'm crap at applying them straight and because I don't have any of my own to darken, I had a professional do it. I'm not sure about the eyeliner though. I've thought about it, but the idea of a tattoo needle that close to my eyeball gives me major cringe. That and I swell up like a beach ball (I'm delicate) so I'm not sure if I'd be driving for a day or two after I got inked.

 

Hugs!

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LusciousTheLock

I looked into having both done aswell. I believe it was £1500 for brows, and £1700 for top OR bottom eyeliner with the option of three types of wing at the ends. I thought about it as a way to force my transition. If I had tattooed eyeliner and cute wings at the sides, I would be forced to reveal my feminine side to the public father than (at the time) having male days and female days when I was feeling lazy. I was about to do it around this time last year, but then Covid happened and everywhere shut shop.

 

I still might try it though, cos I can be lazy at 4:30am :D

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2beBreanna

I have seen the Sephora is doing online tutorials for trans folk.  From what I hear they send you a small starter kit too.  Not sure how to get involved but might be worth searching for.

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AwesomeClaire

You look great.

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VickySGV
2 hours ago, 2beBreanna said:

I have seen the Sephora is doing online tutorials for trans folk.  From what I hear they send you a small starter kit too.  Not sure how to get involved but might be worth searching for.


Just go to the Sephora web page and you will find it there

https://www.sephora.com/?&om_mmc=ppc-GG_43860347_1084496957_kwd-12617961__229905343608_9031219_c&country_switch=us&lang=en&ds_rl=1261807&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuPyh9vju7wIVPObjBx0xuwp6EAAYASAAEgIGn_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Before the pandemic the stores near me did special makeup classes for Trans people and Disabled and very young people.  At the LGBT center where I am a volunteer we set up classes with them and they paid an employee to come and help us.  MAC cosmetics is also Trans friendly and they donated two boxes of stuff to the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles for a production they did two years ago. 

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      Thanks everyone. I do like this outfit but the downside is keeping the parts in place all day. I know I could wear a pair of two of tight undies to get the same effect but I’m weird and don’t like panty lines in leggings. I just remembered I have some cutoffs I could try this with when I get rid of these pasty-white winter legs.    I love this thread. Everyone has great looks. 
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