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I'm new here and trying to figure everything out. I've never done makeup before a couple weeks ago, so I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm not 100% happy with the results, so I need some advice from you legends. Thanks!






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I think you look very nice. Maybe try to do a smidge lighter on make up. I honestly think you look great and i would tell you if you didnt look good 

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1 hour ago, Sydneyblue said:


1 hour ago, Sydneyblue said:

Maybe try to do a smidge lighter on make up. 


Thank you so much. Do you mean lighter tones, lighter application, or cutting back on application area? Sorry if it's obvious, but I'm not great at these things

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Just a tint bit light application but honestly i think you look great. I dont think i could do any better 

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Thanks @Sydneyblue. I was feeling pretty low. Your comments help a lot. 

You are also beautiful ?

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Hi spooder, pleased to meet you :) For less than a couple of weeks the makeup is fantastic and it is easy to see the look you are going for, you also have brilliant cheeks so keep smiling! In the interests of being constructive I agree with SydneyBlue in that you do not need to be quite so heavy handed with the lippy, shaping can come later if you want to emphasise the top lip more, advice I have seen online for the cats eye flick is to imagine a straight line drawn from the bottom curve of your eye towards the edge of your eye brow instead of flicking from the top of the eye as it looks better (apparently - I am still learning eye liner).

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First, Great color choices!!! Plenty of practice and trying new thoughts are critical to success. Anything you see this time, that you felt could have gone better, will give you new ideas for the future. I watch a lot of youtube makeup tutorials just to get ideas. ~Abi~

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35 minutes ago, Abi said:

First, Great color choices!!! Plenty of practice and trying new thoughts are critical to success. Anything you see this time, that you felt could have gone better, will give you new ideas for the future. I watch a lot of youtube makeup tutorials just to get ideas. ~Abi~

Thank you! I've been doing the same. Eyeshadow is the hardest part for me currently. I also wish I could really transform my face shape with contouring.

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56 minutes ago, DeeDee said:

the lippy, shaping can come later if you want to emphasise the top lip more, advice I have seen online for the cats eye flick is to imagine a straight line drawn from the bottom curve of your eye towards the edge of your eye brow instead of flicking from the top of the eye as it looks better (apparently - I am still learning eye liner).

These are great tips. Thank you so much. I actually tried going lighter on the lipstick a little bit ago, and the results did look better. 

Eyeliner is just difficult for me in general. I'm getting better, but I can't use the crayon at all.

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Okay. I know some people don't really like this question, but I have to ask for my own peace-of-mind. How passable am I?

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On 8/1/2020 at 3:39 PM, Spooder said:

How passable am I?

I think it depends on the whole package -- shape, grace, voice etc -- but there are a lot of very much more knowledgeable girls on this forum. 

I have never understood the role makeup plays in a pretty girl's look. Ever check the prices? It it made of some exotic minerals found only on incoming asteroids? Every woman -- cis and transitioned -- I've ever known says the same thing. "Go light, barely noticeable, especially during the day."

Um... Ok, but why pay so much for something you are trying nearly to disappear? It's all good, though. To me, exploring femininity is like Star Trek. "Boldly go where no man has ever gone before" -- to galaxy "Femme" and the women who have gone before.

-- Cheers

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