FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION

Once you have finished with the CROSSDRESSER MAKEUP and  have your eyes and lips done to perfection you need to look and contouring and crossdresser foundation.

BEARD COVER

Beard cover is the next step you need to get right unless you have done laser or electrolysis. Max Factor makes a Pan Stick which comes in many shades and does a good job.  MAC, Sephora and Ulta might have some good products for crossdresser foundation . Don’t worry about primer with the beard cover products because as I recall they are pretty heavy and moisturize well.

pan-stik crossdresser foundation
Max Factor Pan Stick

If you don’t need beard cover and just use a regular foundation start by using a makeup primer like Cinema Secrets. It fills in the pores and gives your face a soft smooth surface.

crossdresser foundation using cinema-secrets-ultimate-foundation-primer
Cinema Secrets Primer

MAC COSMETICS

crossdresser foundation using MAC Pro Longwear
MAC Foundation

I am a firm believer in MAC Cosmetics because of the pigment content and the excellent coverage I get with them. After applying the primer I use the MAC NW25 Pro Longwear liquid foundation for most of my face and the NW35 and  NW45 for the contour.

I use the contouring process to change the shape of my face giving it a more feminine oval shape.

Crossdresser foundation makeup contouring
Contouring Examples

CONTOURING

I use the darker NW45 first going from just in front of my ear down along  the jaw line to make my jaw look less square. It extends down to each side of my chin to make it more pointed.  I then suck my cheeks in as a guide to wear to place the line from almost my mouth to the temple and down the sides of my nose. Then I create an arch over the top of my forehead from temple to temple.

crossdresser foundation contouring brush
Crossdrersser contouring makeup brush

Use a two sided foundation brush with one end for application and the other for blending. At this point I use a circular motion with the blending end of the brush on the edges so there are no lines visible. Next I use the NW35 down my neck and chest area with a different brush taking care to blend the jaw area well.

CROSSDRESSER FOUNDATION

I finish off with the NW25 everywhere on my face where I did not put the NW35 and NW45 foundation and blend again.

HIGHLIGHTING

crossdresser foundation using concealer
Cover FX Concealer Cream

For the center of the nose, under the eyes, under the outer edge of the eyebrows and the point of the chin I use Sephora Cover FX N10 for a dramatic effect.

BLENDING

I blend out each shade as I apply them because MAC’s Pro Longwear foundation will dry out if you wait too long. Once it dries you are in trouble if lines are visible. If you can’t get blended  you will probably need to remove and start over.  When your face has all the different shades perfectly blended so it is not clear where one color ends and the other begins . Use the damp blender sponge again to set everything in place.

Us the setting spray to seal your crossdresser foundation in place and let it dry thoroughly then follow with setting powder.

crossdresser foundation sealer
SETTING SPRAY
crossdresser foundation setting powder
SETTING POWDER

 

I use this crossdresser foundation method and never have to touch my makeup again all night. Butter London lipstick is also long wear so after eating I might add more but it is never gone.

crossdresser foundation with lipstick
BUTTER LONDON LIPSTICK

MORE ON CONTOURING

CREAM VS. POWDER

The best video that I have found for face contouring is Goss  and he does many very good ones.  I have used both powder and cream for contouring and the cream is the best by far. The powder gets built up quickly and will look caked . Cream tends to be absorbed by the skin so you can do a light setting powder over it for a natural look. You will look like a witch doctor at first but when you blend everything like he does in this VIDEO you will be amazed.

Remember that men have different areas that need to be addressed and techniques differ depending on the artist.

crossdresser foundation image

 

The above picture shows dark contour up the sides of the nose curing out under the brow bone.  The picture  below shows dark contour  going up and blending into the eyebrow most likely to lengthen the nose.

crossdresser foundation contouring image

 

The dark contour on the jawline above is evident on this picture also. The picture below has less dark contour because she already has a oval face.

crossdresser foundation contour-makeupThe pictures to the right show the highlighting technique very well especially the far right on top. The bottom left shows the start of the blending process. The final far right bottom photo shows the amazing difference as opposed to the first picture. The right wig styled properly can also make your face appear thinner.mac-powder

I hope Micki Finn’s makeup for crossdressers is helpful for you and you are happy with the results.

 

COMMENT

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Crossdressering Adventures in California

%d bloggers like this: