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Makeup Tutorial For Trans Women

Hey loves! I’m about eight months into my hormone replacement therapy journey, and for the longest time I’ve been searching for the right makeup look. For months I wore full face makeup with eyeliner and lipstick on the daily (and that is totally fine for you to do as well) but it got to a point where I dreaded getting ready every morning. It wasn’t good for my skin and sometimes it did the opposite of what I intended it to do, for I kept getting misgendered. So I learned to start doing less; I feel better about my skin, and I am able to pass much easier. And although I know for some of you passing is not a concern, I am aware that for others passing is a matter of safety and security.

So let’s get into this makeup look!

First things first, priming is very important!! Now I know from paying hormones and other things I have to do financially, I have a pretty tight budget. However, through the help of the internet and some makeup YouTubers, I’ve discovered this very cheap primer. It’s NIVEA for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm ($5). It works like magic, and it is cheap! The glycerin in the formula helps your makeup stay on all day long. Also, I shave my face right before doing my makeup, therefore an after shave balm really helps. You’ll kill two birds with one stone!

Next up, I like to color correct my five o’ clock shadow, which is mainly my upper lip and chin area. I use Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lipstick Just Peachy ($1.50). Because my facial hair has a blue-ish undertone, I am using an orangey/peachy color before my foundation to cancel it out. I apply and blend it out with my middle finger.

I like to let it sit for a bit, so to save time, I move on to concealing/highlighting/priming- all with one product! And that is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, Neutralizer ($7). I apply it on the bridge of my nose for a subtle highlight, under my eyes for brightening, and on my eyelids for priming the eye makeup!

So once I look like I belong in The Lion King, I use a damp Drugstore Beauty Blender ($4), and blend it all out with patting motions. Be gentle, but really work in the products.

Viola! So now we move onto foundation! I used to wear liquid foundation every day, but I found that it was drying and too cakey for a daily look, so I moved on to bb creams! An lawddddddd, they work wonders! It’s light and breathable, yet is buildable and can cover up problem areas, such as the peachy orange color concealer I use. My current favorite is Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation, 90 Honey Beige ($9). I apply it with my fingers all over my face except for the color corrected areas. I will get to that after with a different application!

I learned that it is not necessarily what brand of makeup you use that makes you look incredible, but the techniques and the brushes are what will do you wonders! So for the bb cream I am using E.L.F’s Powder Brush ($3), which is meant for dry products, but the density and surface of the brush makes for a perfect buffing brush. So blend that in!

Now all you are left with is your upper lip area and chin area that has the peachy tone lipstick on it. So what I do is I take more of that bb cream, and put it on my middle finger, and apply a generous amount on top of the areas. Afterwards, I use the bottom part of my beauty blender and pat that in, making sure to blend out the edges so I’m left with one unison color for my foundation.

Yay! Foundation is all complete! Now because there is quite the thick layer on my upper lip and chin area, I need to set it so it does not move or smudge throughout the day. So what I do is I use Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, Naturally Neutral ($5) with my beauty blender, and pat a generous amount on my chin and upper lip. This is called baking, where you let the powder cook the makeup and set it really well.

Can’t forget about the rest of the face! So what I do is I take a little amount of that loose powder and apply it mostly on the highlighted areas, such as the under eyes, and the bridge of my nose. But this time, I use a little bit and blend it in really well. Because the deweyness of the bb cream is lovely, and you don’t want to take that away!

While I bake, I like to move on to the eyes. I start with highlighting beneath the brow, with Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-in Primer, Classic Nude ($8). I take the top pinkish highlight color with my ring finger and apply that under my brows for a nice shimmery highlight.

Next, I move on to the eyeshadow, which will actually be the bronzer that I use. I like to keep the eyes simple and nude neutral, for a more natural look. I bought Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer, Bikini Contest ($3) bronzer at the dollar store, and it is by far one of my favorite bronzers to date! I will apply it with E.L.F.’s Eyeshadow “C” Brush ($3) and pack it on my eyelids. After, I use E.L.F.’s Blending Brush ($3) and blend out the edges to smoke out the eyeshadow.

Next, I highlight the tip of my nose, inner corner of my eyes, and cheekbones with ColourPop’s Glo Up Highlighter ($8), all with my ring finger. It has a more thick powder consistency, and I find using my finger to be the easiest method.

The reasoning for highlighting is that because we have concealed, applied foundation, and powdered our face, adding shimmer brings back a glow to the face. Also… highlighters are so pretty! 

So the next step is to dust off the powder on the chin and upper lip with a very light and fluffy brush.

Now, I move on to contouring/bronzing. I like to use one single product to do the job. Contouring and then bronzing is too much work, and I’m not going for a night time party look, therefore a warm and bronze glow will do the job, if done strategically. I use E.L.F.’s Complexion Brush ($3) and the bronzer earlier and work it right above the natural hollow of my cheekbones, and blend it in in circular motions, whilst blending in the highlight on the cheek too, to make one uniform look.

Don’t forget the forehead, sides of the nose, jawline, and down the neck. I also blend some on the upper lip and chin because the powder earlier can make the areas look slightly ashy. Blend, blend, blend! Very important!

For my eyebrows, I like to use Maybelline Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara ($6) because it darkens my brows, and the waterproof formula keeps it in place. Eyebrows frame your face, they are very important, so experiment to see what works best for you!

You can honestly end right here, but I like to do mascara. I find that applying mascara on my eyelashes helps feminize my eyes. Take a looksie!

As you can see, simply curling them makes a big difference. Now let’s apply the mascara! My favorite is L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara, Waterproof Blackest Black ($6). Unfortunately, my genetics did not bless me with the best eyelashes, but this mascara knocked me off the park and gives me length I never thought I could have! Look at the difference in the two eyes.

I focus the mascara mostly on the outer corner because it almost gives it a darker smokey/gradient eye look. Now do the same for the other eye and we’re almost done!

For the lips, I like to line them with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil, Café Au Lait ($3), and fill them in with CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Stick, Sultry ($2)

Because I’m going for a more naturalistic look, I like to make the lips more matte. Here’s the trick: You take a tissue paper, put it over your lips, and use a fluffy brush and a loose powder and lightly brush it over my lips for a matte effect.


Now finish up getting ready, and live your life!

You can either add more, or take it all off. At the end of the day, your makeup is your own art, so go with whatever you are most comfortable with!

Best Drugstore/Affordable Makeup

I made a post about high end makeup yesterday, so here’s the affordable version!

*These are just my opinions based on what I like to use!*

Maybelline Baby Skin (dupe of benefit porefessional)
L'Oréal Magic Perfecting Base

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless (good for oily skin)
L'Oréal Pro Glow (more suited for people with drier skin types)

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
LA Girl Pro concealer

Coty Airspun loose face powder (translucent)

Milani Rose Powder Blush
NYX High Definition Blush

NYX Powder Blush in the shade Taupe (for pale girls)
Elf contour palette
Black radiance true complexion contour palette (I haven’t tried it, but apparently it’s great for darker skin!)

Elf baked highlighter
NYX liquid illuminator

NYX Matte Finish
L'Oréal Infallible setting spray

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer

BH cosmetics Carli Bybel palette (this has great highlight shades too!)
NYX palettes
Elf palettes
Makeup revolution

L'Oréal Infallible 24 hr Lacquer liner (this is a gel liner)
NYX Super Skinny Marker
elf Precision liquid liner

Maybelline Lash Sensational
L'Oréal telescopic (I love this for my bottom lashes)

Ardell lashes

NYX Lingerie
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick
NYX Matte Lipstick
Milani Color Statement

Elf brushes Real Techniques blending sponge Real Techniques brushes
lana's makeup recs

remember this is ~personal preference~ things that work for me may not work for you!!! but i am going to include all skin types as well by asking my friends!!!!!


  • dry skin: too faced hangover primer
  • oily skin: hourglass veil primer
  • drugstore: nyx pore filler
  • acne prone: cover fx mattifying primer (with acne treatment!!)

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It does look like one of my grandmother’s. The packaging looks so retro-ish, even the scent reminds me of my granny. Been around since 1935, like an old soul trapped inside a more youthful body, I can say..this is my favorite loose powder. Cheap and fulfilled its’ duties perfectly. I used it every day after concealer, under the eyes and around the smile lines. Why? Because the powder is so finely milled (thanks to the Microspun Formula that made it so soft), it doesn’t crack on top of the wrinkles. It does magic to set the whole makeup too, just put it after foundation, and use brush to deliver the powder. It comes with a big packaging, so it lasts quite a long time. 

Makeup look 🥀😘
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Sorry for all the gamer people but this is my other passion 😘

Foundation: Kat Von D lock it foundation
Concealer: Kat Von D lock it concealer
Powder: Coty Airspun translucent
Primer: Too Faced love hangover
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked Heat palette
Eyeliner: Nyx matte liquid liner
Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash
Contour: Nyx contour powder
Blush: Too Faced love flush
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow promenade
Lips: Juice by Jem Lucy liquid lipstick ‘steamy’
Setting spray: urban decay all nighter

anonymous asked:

how do i bake? xx

really easy steps:

1) make sure you’ve highlighted your face including your under eye, nose, chin, & forehead.

2) blend using a beauty blender

3) use a translucent loose powder that doesn’t cause flashback e.g. Laura Mercier translucent loose powder, coty airspun translucent loose powder or baby powder

4) dip your beauty blender in the product & press lightly on the highlighted areas of your face & let it set for about 10 minutes

5) meanwhile you can finish the rest of your makeup e.g. powder contouring to define the areas of your face

6) remove powder after 10 minutes, fan off the excess using a powder brush & you’re all done!

7) optional (dry skin) - use a hydrating spray after, like the mac fix+ or Tatcha to finish the look!

I was tagged by pewpewlazernipples to show you guys my 6 favorite cosmetic items and daaaaaang it was hard to narrow them down!
1 - No7 Makeup Remover Wipes. I have really really sensitive skin and most wipes burn the crap out of my face. These are so gentle and soothing and work really well!
2 - Revlon Colorstay Dry Skin Foundation. All time fave foundation. Covers blemishes like nothing and builds awesomely. Only downside is their limited selection of shades :/
3 - Ben Nye Final Seal. I am guilty of using waaaaaay too much but geez I love this stuff. I’m almost out!
4 - Coty Airspun Face Powder. Smells like old lady and I love that. I’ve been using this for at least 10 years. I adore it and will never try another powder because it’s perf. They’ve been making this powder since 1935 so they know what’s up.
5 - Miss Manga Mascara. Actually waterproof and hella matte black. Applicator is great and my lashes are obnoxious when I use it.
6 - Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eyeliner. Also actually waterpoof. This stuff has never smudged on me and if I fall asleep with it on it’ll still be intact by morning.

I literally want to see everyone’s, so I tag everybody who has 6 favorite cosmetic products! Also lotsalipstick, hantisedeloubli, gelatinadeleche, chubcakes, chessieness, iridessence if you would like to.


I know I haven’t posted anything in like a month I’m sorry!! I wasn’t busy, just lazy. But I picked up some products from the Wet n Sild Holiday Collection and wanted to share them! I’m wearing one of their pigments on my lid and it is so gorgeous omfg 😍 I love everything about these loose pigments, but I can’t find them online so I think they are sold out except for in some stores, so go pick them up I mean it!!

✨DETAILS / IG: @tmbmakeup
💫FACE: Make Up Forever HD Foundation, Maybelline MasterConceal Concealer, Coty Airspun Loose Translucent Powder in Extra Coverage, NYC Cosmetics Sun ‘n Bronze in Fire Island Tan, Too Faved Love Flush Blush on Justify My Love, Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Rosé Champagne Glow (pretty sure this is now called I’ll Have a Cosmo!)
💫EYES: Lime Crime Venus Grunge Palette “Creation”, “Venus” (crease & lower lashline), “Muse” (crease, lower lashline, & lid), “Icon” (lower lashline), and “Aura” (browbone & inner corner), Wet n Wild Holiday 2016 Color Icon Loose Pigment in Heart of Rose Gold, L'oreal Infallible Gel Liner, Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara, Smashbox Sumatra Eyeliner (waterline), Fright Night Mesmerizing Lashes
💫LIPS: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Sao Paolo, Wet n Wild Holiday 2016 Color Icon Lip Gloss in Moxie Brown


Hi guys! 🙋🏼 Yesterday I was asked to make a post about my favorite foundations, powders, and eyeshadows. You can tell that some of these products are definitely well loved - some may even say over loved! These are products that for me, I would repurchase in an instant without even batting an eye. All of these are tried and true and I hope some of you get something new to try out of this!

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My green look today 🐍 Inspired by @risadexter on Instagram 💚 And yes that is green as my highlighter waddup

✨DETAILS // ig: tmbmakeup
💫FACE: L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer, Coty Airspun Loose Powder, NYC Sunny Bronzer, Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Key Lime, Elf Contour Kit (ashy shade)
💫LIPS: Morphe 35B Palette dark green, Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Key Lime, Jesse’s Girl Glow Stix Lip Gloss in Tangerine
💫EYES: Morphe 35B Palette light lime green, matte yellow (upper crease, inner socket, & lower lashline) , medium green, dark green (crease & lower lashline), and black (outer corner & outer lower lashline), Jesse’s Gorl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Key Lime (inner corner & center of lid), Wet n Wild Iconic Eyes Shadow Stick in Envy (base) and Comfort Zone Palette dark green shade (lid), Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara, NYX Color Mascara in Perfect Pear, Eylure Vegas Nay Grand Glamour Lashes and #126 Definition Lashes cut up on bottom


Had to use all neutrals today…..and it felt really weird.

✨DETAILS / ig: @tmbmakeup
💫FACE: L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 (highlight) and 30 (contour/bronze), Coty Airspun Loose Powder in Translucent Extra Coverage, Elf Contour Kit (bronzer & contour shades), Wet n Wild Apricot In The Middle Color Icon Blush, The Balm Mary Loumanizer, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Pearl
💫EYES: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette “Salted Caramel”, “Triple Fudge” (crease), and “Milk Chocolate” (crease & inner/outer lid), Lime Crime Venus Palette “Icon” (crease & inner/outer lid), Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dusts in Café au Lait (center of lid) and Starshine (inner corner)
💫LIPS: Wet n Wild Brandy Wine Lip Liner and Mochalicious Lipstick, Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Café au Lait