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Krisvm

Hi,

 

I went for a makeover day and photoshoot recently. Is it okay if I share some photos from it and get your opinions on some things?

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MaryMary

as long as it's rated E for everyone ;)

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Krisvm

So first thing, I tried on a lot of different wigs and I wonder which styles I should consider styling my hair in future.

 

Here is me with my current natural hair:

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And here are the different wigs:

 

1. 

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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7.

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8.

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9.

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Which do people think would work well on me when my hair grows long enough?

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Dain

Hey Kris, looking good! Sounds like you had some fun! :)

 

If I'm allowed to pitch in, my fav i 7 followed by 8, and I also really like 6 (but that's my personal taste)! But you look good in all of them, although I didn't really care much for #3. I think the darker tones compliment your skin tone best. But I'm no expert, it's just my personal humble preference!

 

 

 

In the end, it should be about what makes you feel good and most like yourself! Something that expresses your personality! That's something I struggled myself with, usually what others thought looked best on me didn't feel right because it catered to their perspective of me and their gender preconceptions.

 

Also, if I may, I find that have a style icon helps.

 

Anyway, what are your favs out of these?

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Just now, Dain said:

Hey Kris, looking good! Sounds like you had some fun! :)

 

If I'm allowed to pitch in, my fav i 7 followed by 8, and I also really like 6 (but that's my personal taste)! But you look good in all of them, although I didn't really care much for #3. I think the darker tones compliment your skin tone best. But I'm no expert, it's just my personal humble preference!

 

 

 

In the end, it should be about what makes you feel good and most like yourself! Something that expresses your personality! That's something I struggled myself with, usually what others thought looked best on me didn't feel right because it catered to their perspective of me and their gender preconceptions.

 

Also, if I may, I find that have a style icon helps.

 

Anyway, what are your favs out of these?

Thanks for this. I think it might be the case that darker colours work better on me as I am rather pale. 

 

The thing is I really like all of them (there were more we tried but didn't include here) . Currently looking at these my gender euphoria is shooting right up so I find it hard to judge. All my brain goes is "OMG so pretty!!!" 😍😍😍

 

As such I wanted to get other people's thoughts as well. 

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Dain

Looking at your photos makes me happy, I think because I can sense your excitement :)

 

I think you don't have to stick to darker, if you don't want to, as long as the color has warmer tones in it I think you can do blond. If you fancy it of course!

 

I had a phase where I was really into reading about how to look your best what all that, back when I thought I had to stick to being f. Turns out there is more to just dark and light. I came across a lot of stuff about warm and cold undertones, in skin and hair and how it's all about complementing your natural undertones. Or something like that. It's a whole world of it's own!

 

Looking at the photos again, your make-up looks pretty warm too, so maybe that's also why I find that the warmer hair suits you best..? Cause they go together well. I don't know, I'm sorry I think I'm getting into graphic designer mode! :P

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Krisvm

Haha fair enough. 

It is just so weird for me to look at pictures like this and like what I see of myself and feel they are actually me. 

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DeeDee

Hi Kris, not surprised you are happy to see yourself, some lovely photos 🙂 Not that anyone other than you matters in these things, but I liked 1,6 and 9, as I think they look most natural for everyday use and emphasise things like your cheekbones and your kawaii eyes - but I have to say that 6 was my personal favourite of the ones you have put up - possibly because it looks like you are close to being able to do that anyway with your natural hair.

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Jani

Hello Kris, The make up was done very nicely.  I must say I like number 1 your natural hair as it does look "natural".  The last one looks good on you as well.  As far as looking pale, estrogen will seem to do that.  We eventually loose any rudiness in our skin.  My mother commented soon after I started E that I needed a little pink blush to give my face some color.  As you see it makes a world of difference.   It seems to be the trend now but I find some women go too heavy and wide with the eyebrows.  I favor lighter, thinner ones.  Something to consider.  

 

Looking at photos such as these is enjoyable, seeing the woman that was locked inside.  Enjoy! 

 

Jani

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Charlize

Maybe i'm showing my age but apart from your own hail i like # 6.  It is stunning as it shows off your eyes and while the color may say older the cut and your face says young, perky and energetic.

 

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Krisvm
1 hour ago, Jani said:

Hello Kris, The make up was done very nicely.  I must say I like number 1 your natural hair as it does look "natural".  The last one looks good on you as well.  As far as looking pale, estrogen will seem to do that.  We eventually loose any rudiness in our skin.  My mother commented soon after I started E that I needed a little pink blush to give my face some color.  As you see it makes a world of difference.   It seems to be the trend now but I find some women go too heavy and wide with the eyebrows.  I favor lighter, thinner ones.  Something to consider.  

  

Looking at photos such as these is enjoyable, seeing the woman that was locked inside.  Enjoy! 

 

 Jani

 

Ah thank you.

 

I am not on Estrogen yet (just naturally pale) but I feel quite complimented you thought I was.

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Krisvm

Okay the full photos of the day came through, here are my favourites. What do people think of them?

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Charlize

Smokin........  I just might avoid grocery shopping looking like that!

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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DeeDee

:applause:You really do suit the off the shoulder cut dresses. I'm very jealous! (and I am still a fan of the ash wig)

 

1 hour ago, Charlize said:

Smokin........  I just might avoid grocery shopping looking like that!

To be fair I have known mums who go out of their way to dress like the first photo just to collect their kids from school in a 4x4 that has never been off road in its life, but they are universally despised by the rest of us who just try to get there on time - so - absolutely, right place right right time applies to cis women too. 😁

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VickySGV

I'm going to be a bit of a rebel here, but #8 looks easily what your hair can become for you.  I agree with Char that they are a bit over the top for office wear or grocery shopping, but going out for a nice evening totally do it for you.

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Jani

The last one with the silver hairpiece is very nice.  That style suits you face really well.  That color is fashionable now and you can see why, it makes your eyes just shine.  

 

On my earlier comment, oops my bad! but I'm glad I made your day. 😄

 

Cheers,  

Jani

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Janae

I have to agree with Dain. You look great in pic 7 ! - and the last pic above in the black dress! ❤️

 

Janae

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Krisvm

Thank you all for your lovely comments you are brilliant. 

Honestly still can't believe how happy these pictures and people's comments are making me. My gender euphoria is just so high. 

 

On the hair I think I am probably musing between 6 and 7 now. A lot of different people have told me how good I would look in 6 and it was a lot of fun looking like that. But 7 maybe feels more me. But I am going to keep musing. (And staring at all the pictures to keep giving me that sweet euphoria 😍

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Susan R

Stunning photos.  Makeup is done very well and compliments your bone structure perfectly.  I like all the wigs on you but favor 1, 8, & 9 most. Your natural hair is very nice too.  You're looking great and I like your outfit in the second photo in the second set of pics.

 

Thanks for sharing,

Susan R🌷

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Kirsten

I think 2&6 for wigs. Scrolling through those two look most naturally flowing. 

I like the full photos too. That looks like a fun thing to do. But I’ll keep my thoughts on style to myself cause......

15 hours ago, DeeDee said:

but they are universally despised by the rest of us who just try to get there on time

This is kind of who I am. 🤷🏻‍♀️  I’ll 100% wear a dress an wedge heels to grocery shop. And I enjoy putting in the effort on myself all the time. Live hard and play hard. Always. 

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Krisvm

 

50 minutes ago, Kirsten said:

I think 2&6 for wigs. Scrolling through those two look most naturally flowing. 

I like the full photos too. That looks like a fun thing to do. But I’ll keep my thoughts on style to myself cause......

 This is kind of who I am. 🤷🏻‍♀️  I’ll 100% wear a dress an wedge heels to grocery shop. And I enjoy putting in the effort on myself all the time. Live hard and play hard. Always. 

 

the first full photo is how I look too most of the time when I am out shopping. I know most cis women don't look like that but it makes me happy and I feel more comfy in a bodycon dress and high heels than jeans and flats.

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2 hours ago, Kirsten said:

This is kind of who I am. 🤷🏻‍♀️  I’ll 100% wear a dress an wedge heels to grocery shop. And I enjoy putting in the effort on myself all the time. Live hard and play hard. Always. 

lol, serves me right for typing that. :) 🤗 It isn't the looking good Kirsten - that's just being a yummy mummy - it's the looking like you just stepped out of a salon and are actually on your way out for an evening of ballroom dancing or theatre, I have heard lots of grumbles and sniping as the invisible 'man... but at the end of the day people can and should dress however they want to, some ways will always just stand out more.

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Kirsten

I know what you meant Dee. It’s mostly for me partly because I dress like a guy basically all the time for my job. So when I am not in jeans work boots and tattered shirts, I am in fancy look at me kind of outfits with plenty of makeup and colored hair and all that kind of stuff. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I just like it I guess. That’s kinda who “that girl” is. And just ask my wife. I am very much one of those girls I guess. Lol. I think it’s supposed to be a bad thing, but not to me. 😉

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reyindium

I'll chime in that I liked 5, 7, 8, & 9...with 8 being my favorite. Ombre is a very popular look with the gals stateside right now. But those red tones in your second set of photos are rockin'! You could really pick any of them and be stunning. Thanks for sharing! And let us know which one you end up choosing 😉

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