Man to woman makeup transformations do not have to be difficult or expensive. Using the tips and tricks below, along with a little practice, can transform your male face into a female face, beautifully!
Starting Your Man to Woman Makeup Transformation
To apply your makeup effectively, you need to know a few key differences between the male and female face. The male hairline is higher and is a different shape. The forehead is larger and tends to slope backwards. The brow bone is more pronounced, sometimes creating a ridge between the eyes; it usually doesn't show at all in women. The jaw is more pronounced and the nose can be longer and more prominent. Not to worry though, there are some tricks you can use to draw attention away from these male features.
It is important to take good care of your skin. Cleanse thoroughly everyday with a gentle cleanser. Do not use soap. Use a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have oily skin, find a good oil free moisturizer. This will help reduce bumps and razor burn from shaving.
Just like any other product, there are a myriad of cleansers and moisturizers on the market. If you've never used these products before, you may have to try more than one before you find one that works for you.
Some other brands of cleansers and moisturizers include:
Covering Your Beard
If you haven't had your facial hair removed, a good concealer will help hide the five-o-clock shadow. To get the best look, always start with a clean-shaven face. There are a couple of ways to do this.
You can use concealer mixed with a cheap red lipstick. Choose one that does not include moisturizers. Apply the red lipstick by dotting it the beard area until it looks like you have a bad case of measles. Then apply the concealer and blend the two into your skin until it looks even. The red will visually neutralize the shadow of your beard.
The other option is Dermablend cover crème. This corrective makeup can help you cover even the most stubborn shadow.
After covering your beard with concealer, it's time to apply foundation. Choose a color that matches your skin tone. This is a difficult task, even for women, so be patient and try different shades until you get the right one. The correct foundation will disappear on your face and will not leave a visible line where it ends. If it disappears then why wear it you ask? Foundation evens out your skin tone and gives you a more finished look. It also hides imperfections such as acne, large pores, sun spots and wrinkles.
You can use liquid, loose powder, pressed powder or crème to powder. Liquid foundation is probably the most common choice. Powder works better for those with oilier skin. If you have large pores, it may be necessary to use both liquid and powder foundation to minimize their appearance.
Keep it Simple
There are a number of other choices to make for your man to woman makeup transformation, but it's important to keep it simple. Simple, neutral eye shadow, rouge and lipstick colors will help you highlight your more feminine features. Neutral doesn't have to mean boring either.
For your eyes, use a brown or red hue. On the cheeks, use a subtle pink. Choose a shade that's close to the color your face turns when you're blushing or after physical activity. Don't go too bright with lip color, especially if you have a wide mouth.
You can use mascara and eye liner to emphasize your eyes and give them a sexy, smoky look. Don't go overboard though. Too much mascara can smear or flake and make you look like you have raccoon eyes.
Find the Right Colors for You
It may be a bit embarrassing, but the best way to find the right colors for your face is to ask a professional. Visit your local department store makeup counter for a consultation. This will also help you learn to apply the makeup.
While man to woman makeup transformations can be stressful, don't forget to have fun with it. Experiment with color and style until you find a look that's right for you.