Tag: Makeup tips for crossdressers

MATURE CROSSDRESSERS FACE TAPING

MATURE CROSSDRESSERS FACE TAPING

MATURE CROSSDRESSERS FACE TAPING

Mature crossdressers face taping is a great way to get rid of the dreaded TURKEY NECK. I did a post last October called CROSSDRESSER FACE TAPE where I talked about a face tape technique.

mature crossdressing face tape

I used the Secret Lift Pro system for over a year, and it worked most of the time, but the rubber band broke occasionally on the top one placed on my temples over my head. I had less success with the one placed on the back of the neck. It came loose a lot when I turned my head. Every time they failed my Turkey Neck came back instantly so I needed something more reliable for nights out.

 

 

I started searching on the internet and found a much better mature crossdressing face taping solution on Amazon. I tried this last weekend in Long Beach, and it worked great. The straps below are designed for COVID 19 face masks but work perfect for lifting the face skin. They cost $10.99 for the 45-piece assortment and will probably be a 50-year supply in that they appear very sturdy.

CROSSDRESSER FACE TAPING PROCESS

 

Mature crossdressers face tapeThe first night I selected the strap on the far left. I opened the adjuster to the maximum length then cleaned the temple area right under my sideburns with alcohol. Then I coated the area with New Skin liquid bandage letting it dry.

Mature crossdressers face tape

Mature crossdressers face tape

Next, I cut a strip of 3M medical tape long enough to cover the temple area I prepared plus 1 inch extra. I placed the tape on my temple area letting the extra curl back away from my head. Taking the strap by the end I attached it to the tape on my temple. Then I ran the strap over the top of my head and attached the other temple the same way. Just like wearing headphones.

It worked great all night with the strap staying in place but stretching when I spoke or chewed dinner. One problem with just taping your face is that it typically does not stretch. If it pulls your skin too tight it can blister. It’s fun trying to explain the blister in such a strange place to friends and family.

UPDATE APRIL 2021

I later found that the tape on the ends was hard to remove when the sticky glue built up on it. I went back to the drawing board for a

mature crossdressing face taping solution and found it at Home Depot. I bought a small sheet of acrylic plastic so I could cut it into small squares and glue them to the existing ends of the straps.

I cut the sheet into roughly 1-inch squares then sanded all the edges to remove sharpness. I glued them with clear Liquid Nails onto the flat side of the straps. The upper strap on the right shows the adjustment buckle facing upward which is the side that you glue to. That way the strap lays flat against your head and the strap pulls smoothly. The taping process is the same I just added the plastic tabs for better holding power.

 

Mature crossdressers face tape
8 in. x 10 in. x 0.050 in. Clear Non-Glare Acrylic Sheet by OPTIX

Mature crossdressers face tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The strap stays in place all night and you clean it with alcohol before you use it again. The plastic tabs offer a larger holding area for the tape, so they stay put all day or night.

 

No More Turkey Neck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROSSDRESSER COLORS

CROSSDRESSER COLORS

Crossdresser colors you say! What is that? Years ago, I found out quite by chance at California Dreaming a San Francisco crossdressing event. I was wandering around the vendor area looking at all the wares available when I came upon the Donna Fujii Cosmetics booth. There wasn’t much going on during the day in that most everyone was in the city shopping. As I was talking to the lady in the booth she asked if I wanted my colors done. I replied to crossdresser colors. She explained that everyone should know their colors especially crossdressers. 

COLOR CONSULTATION

I sat down in the chair, and she explained the difference between cool colors and warm colors. My skin is medium, and I was wearing a dark brown wig so while my skin says warm my hair said cool. She started with cool and placed a piece of silver metallic cloth on my shoulder and asked me to look at my face especially my makeup.  She then placed a gold metallic cloth on the other shoulder again asking me to look at my makeup. When she then removed the silver cloth it seemed like my makeup changed looking much more complimentary or warmer. She advised switching to warm tones like blond wigs and warm palette colors for makeup.

CROSSDRESSER COLORS

Clothes such as red really pop when worn with a blond wig.

Crossdresser in red
Micki Finn crossdressed in red jacket.

Finding anybody wearing much color is difficult today women, crossdresser’s or anyone else. Yes, black is slimming but gets old seeing everyone dressed that way.

HAIR AND MAKEUP

The most important colors to get right are makeup and hair so if possibly get the makeup right for your skin, then do the wig color and style. The ideal would be to try on wigs dressed in your correct makeup on. Shorter styles are easier to work with because you don’t get distracted with the style and concentrate on the wig color complimenting your makeup. I think you will be surprised pleasantly and please purchase a wig if you take advantage of the Solon’s expertise.

Another possibility is to attend a crossdresser convention / conference where there is a wig stylist exhibiting but again, if at all possible, purchase something from them. Diva Las Vegas this spring should have a wig company working with them.

CROSSDRESSER MAKEUP PAGE REVISED

Makeup is the number one area of interest to crossdresser’s whether they are just starting out or have been at it for a while. I am not a big fan of trying to pass because I don’t think it is achievable for most of us.

CROSSDRESSED BIKER SECRETARY?

I just returned from a trip to one of my most favorite cities San Francisco with my BFF Ashley. We met up with two of my Vanity Club sisters Kelli and Diane that live in town for dinner at Waterbar.

LADYLIKE FEMININE CURVES

Ladylike Feminine curves are easy now days because there are many products out there to choose from and of course I have a favorite.

Ladylike Feminine curvesVintage Micki Finn

The Pads

I use gel pads by Classic Curves International made by my old friend Espy Lopez. Gel pads are heavier than the foam pads but are far better and more realistic. They give you that ladylike feminine curve’s and are very durable, and I have had mine of 25 years.

Ladylike Feminine curves

People make the mistake of lifting them up and then thinking they are heavy and will slide down. They think you will need to pull them up all night. I can tell you that I have never had one issue with them moving at all wearing them day and night.

LADYLIKE FEMININE CURVES

Wearing either Spanx or some other shaper and sometimes panty hose over my pads works best for me. I insert the pads inside positioning them where I want them. Then I wear an all-in-one shaping slip from Magisculpt that has the bra-built in.

Ladylike Feminine curves

I crisscross the straps so that they don’t slide down all night. Turning the garment inside out before putting it on works best. Wearing the pads in my pantyhose I hold the slip upside down and inside out with the bra in front just above my toes. Holding on to the hem I step in and pull it up my legs to about mid-thigh. I then pull the bra portion over the hem making the garment right side in. Using the bra straps to pull it all the way up sliding my arms through them like the picture above. The shaping slip maintains constant horizontal pressure on the pads keeping them exactly where you put them. You can adjust the pads if needed to have a smooth ladylike feminine curve’s. I am not even aware I have them on.

Because the slip extends down your leg to upper thigh and the material is rigid enough that it eliminates your boy bulge up front. That gives you even more ladylike feminine curve’s.

When I wear pants, I just roll up the slip enough to get them on and work the boy bulge problem another way in necessary.

Gel pads are more expensive at about $300.00 a set but if I divide that by 15 years the cost me $20.00 per year.

Check them out I think you will like Espy’s Classic Curves Gel Pads.

Breast Forms

For my breasts I use the tear drop breast form from Supergel Products which are made from a similar gel material to the hip pads. They are very reasonably priced around $100.00 per pair because you are buying from the manufacturer.

Ladylike Feminine curves

http://www.supergelproducts.com/