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Paranoid Princess

MTF - Contouring?

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I was wondering way ughts are on trans women countouring their faces through makeup? Do you think it would make them appear more masculine or feminine? I know many drag queens contour, and some people have said I should, but other people have said it would end up creating harsh, masculine lines on my face. For transgender women here, do you or do you not contour and why?

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Charlize

That is a good question that i'm perhaps not qualified to answer. I know there are some who enjoy makeup as well as those for whom it does wonders. I have been blessed with my mother's skin and i find just a bit of powder and a touch of blush over my cheekbones is all i need. I look in awe at those who become almost porcelain goddesses through contouring but it's not me. I have also noticed that it isn't the women i know unless they might be the bride at a wedding or some equally important event.

I live in a rural area and when we go to NY or Philly women do use more makeup but even there i rarely see it to the extremes that i've seen in drag shows. That is entertainment and while fun is rarely seen in my life.

Hugs,

Charlize

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tracy_j

I sometimes try to do it to some extent but unless you are moving in city circles or extremly good at it I would err on the cautious.

It is perhaps something to get professional help with as, if done well, it is good but it is easy to look like a drag queen.

Tracy

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Guest Lizzie McTrucker

I don't contour for two reasons: I'm not very good at it, and I don't feel I need to. I've tried it (along with trying to use bronzer) and despite watching videos and trying it myself, I'm just going to stick with my usual makeup routine.

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