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Being a mature crossdresser owning a few lines and wrinkles how do i proceed with make up?

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VickySGV

Being 71 years old and I refuse to "mature" as in "grow up" my best and first suggestion is to go to a Trans friendly make-up salon, and have them teach you.  It is a lot of fun to go that way.  

 

I am in California, not London so I do not know the business names, but do know there are some there.  One start that is universal is to get a good face cleanser and use it as part of your daily routine.  Some facial cleansers actually help with shaving if you use a blade razor like I do.

 

Foundation is the next step along, and you should get a shade about the color of your inside arm or even wrist.  The foundation creates a blank slate for going further with your makeup.  Derma Blend is a good, but a little expensive foundation that works well for covering your beard area.  Get a good thin and even coat on your face and then you can just begin experimenting with blushes, contouring creams / powders, eye shadow and the like.

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Jani

I guess I fall into that "mature" category too.  As to make up I figured out early on to go light.  If its applied too heavily it cakes and cracks and really looks badly.   As Vicky suggests seek out the assistance of a shop.  Many of the large popular ones here in the States are very open to helping us.  We're just another customer!  

 

Why don't you post an intro so we can get to know you a bit?  

Cheers, Jani

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Josie Beth

As I’m browsing the forum this morning the infomercial about airbrush makeup is playing for the millionth time lol. It’s almost tempting to get one and see how it works. I’m still hesitant to try makeup again after all these years but one of these days...

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