hey guys so i was watching makeup tutorials and i had a thought. a lot of them are geared to people like me, who have had a lot of experience with make up. and a lot of the step by step stuff is usually not every day wear, so for trans girls, or nb people or anyone just starting to explore they can probably be over whelming so here are some starter tips for people who fall into that category.
you don’t need a lot of crazy products, don’t let the internet convince you to over spend especially if you are just starting out.
my core products are
foundation (with an spf- esp if you’re pale, or wrinkly like me)
eyeliner. one black a couple fun ones
brow stuff (but honestly you can just use brown eyeliner)
not even beauty gurus are doing full eye shadow blends every day
you can use your hands for foundation. its fine
natural make up looks don’t need to be 500 steps
foundation- and any way else you treat your skin
there’s your natural make up look
things that are okay:
drug store brands are your friends every one uses wet and wild
a cheap palette of neutral eyeshadows will take you a long way
don’t be afraid to experiment. build your skills
deciding you don’t want to wear makeup-this is absolutely fine. do what makes you comfortable
to wrap up
take your make up off before you go to bed
let your skin breath every once and a while
any one can wear makeup. my dad has worked in tv for 30 years so he wears make up as an act of professionalism and i learned some of my tricks from him
how well you “pass” does not determine your value as a person or the validity of your identity
Hooded eyes can be a tricky subject when it comes to makeup, but it doesn’t have to be! With just one simple sweep this technique can give your eyes lift, and definition whilst making them appear more elongated.
Step 1. After prepping the eyelids and tightlining the eyes sweep a shimmery, pigmented shade over the eyelid
Step 2. With your eyes open work a matte dark brown shade through the crease and blend
Step 3. Taking a darker shade than the one you originally used, hold the brush at the outer corner of the eye
Step 4. Gently drag the brush upwards towards your eyebrow to create a winged shape
Step 5. Blend out the eyeshadow following that same shape
Step 6. Take the same matte dark brown along the lower lash line
Step 7. Smudge a dark, black eyeshadow along the upper lash line as an eyeliner
Step 8. Smudge that same dark black shade along the lower lash line
Step 9. All that blending can take away the first shade you apply so reapply it to the center of the eyelid
Step 10. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes.
A tried, true and tested favourite, the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Setting Powder has been an essential in my collection for many years. The formula is extremely finely milled which means it never looks cakey and is great for setting concealer under the eyes.
I didn’t even notice until we received an ask from a follower that we haven’t had a post about skincare routines! This is just going to be a very basic post, but if anyone wants us to go into more detail about anything just drop by our ask!
Basically, the layering technique involves apply a range of products in order of consistency (thinnest to thickest), using patting and massaging motions. This helps to make sure your skin is absorbing the products properly and ensuring that you are getting the most out of everything. Below are the steps to your usual morning and night layering routines:
The thing is, you don’t have to stick to one brand or line for these types of routines. You can mix and match to your heart’s desire. Some steps are listed as optional, because some people don’t prefer to use them or find that they aren’t necessary for daily use. Like everything, it is all up to your own personal preferences. I have to say though; this type of routine isn’t for everyone. It can be very expensive and time consuming. It may be extensive, but overall it is worth it!
When using powder products work the powder into the brush by swirling and patting the brush onto the back of your hand repeatedly, this will help remove any excess product and help the product apply more smoothly on the skin.