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Karajo

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Hey hey. Trying to get this down and it gets better in some ways and bad in others.
Thoughts?
Advice?
Critique?

I like purple if you can't tell lol
Thanks ladies!


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Karajo

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It didn't put all the pics up. I dunno.


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I'm a big fan of purple too, but hot pink is my all-time favorite. I can't give you ANY makeup tips though because I'm horrible at putting it on. I just came out to a friend of mine and she used to be a makeup artist. She's already told me that she's going to teach me everything about it.

If you don't have anyone to help you with your makeup you can go to a Sephora and they'll give you a makeover...but they expect you to buy the makeup after they're done. Which is totally fair in my opinion. I don't know if you'd feel comfortable doing something like that though....I know I'd be scared to do it.
 

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I like to look as natural as possible, so I don't know if I can offer much advice for things like purple and other colors that aren't exactly natural on a person.

The eye shadow goes a little too high. It's nearly up to the eyebrows. Bring it down a bit.

Some eyeliner on your bottom eye lids might help. Your bottom eyelashes don't really stand out, so a little cosmetic help would be good. Try going halfway across and try all the way across, and see which looks better.

Mascara top and bottom.

Try some orange lipstick over your facial hair before concealer and/or foundation. I learned this at a local salon that gives cosmetics and hair styling lessons to transgender clients. Orange works well to counter the dark hair color.

Eyebrow shape is pretty good. I wouldn't mess with it.

Maybe go a shade darker on the foundation. Maybe it's just the lighting, but your face looks noticeably paler than your neck.

Makeup is a tricky thing to master. It is much easier for me to tell someone how to look nice than it is for me to actually do myself. My wife has only worn makeup once in her life (our wedding) and my oldest daughter is a little too young for it. So, I am learning as best as I can.

My profile picture is just a little bit of concealer over my mustache area and some tinted moisturizer on the rest of my face. Very simple and very easy.
 

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My advice is LESS IS MORE. I try to wear the minimum makeup possible for daytime and I might add a bit for evenings. Your eyes are key. Women really don't wear eye makeup all across their brow anymore. Try this: use a bright highlight color on the inner 1/3 of your eyelid. Then use a darker (purple) for the outer 1/3 of your lid. Add black to dark purple for eyeliner just above your lash line and in your lower lash line. Use a blending brush to blend the eyeliner, and two eye colors together in a inner to outer circle. What you should get is an even blend from bright to dar across your eye lid. Then add mascara.
 

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I'll add that purple lipstick is super goth so if you want a non-goth look, try berry colors. They can range from reds to purples but look more natural.
 

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Kara, kudos for the free Sephora makeup class if you can find one in your area. You're not obligated to buy anything from them before or after the class, but I'll bet you will want to when you see the results.
 

Karajo

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Thanks y'all! This is only my 5th or so try at this. Hardest part for me is I am ocd and hate stuff not matching. I tend to add a bit more and more lol. My sister in-law and I are going to go get some stuff and she is going to school me. If my wife is good I may let her tag along as well. ;)

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Thanks y'all! This is only my 5th or so try at this. Hardest part for me is I am ocd and hate stuff not matching. I tend to add a bit more and more lol. My sister in-law and I are going to go get some stuff and she is going to school me. If my wife is good I may let her tag along as well. ;)

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Don't forget that Youtube has millions of free tutorials!
 

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Practice makes perfect. I watched a ton of youtube videos but still felt like I knew nothing. I have to do something over and over again, improving a little bit each time, in order to master something.
 

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The makeup i am wearing in my avatar, is by far the easiest!
I do not put eyeshaddow on at all, but have tattooed on eyeliner and microbladed eyebrows. Both are close to zero maintenance. I put high quality moisturizer onto my face very religiously every morning and every night. I follow up with a slightly tinted sunblocker and a touch of blush on my cheek bones.
I always color coordinate my lipgloss with my fingernails, and go for tge milder rose shades. Some makera onto my eyelashes and some setting spray finishes my facework up.
Like Jen do i belive that less is more. I am lucky that i need no concealer, but one should use this stuff as little as possible.
My opinion is that many trans women overdo their face painting, and that will get them clocked. Most cis women don't put much stuff on for their everyday face.
I seem to do well with my routine, I have not being misgendered forseveral years, no matter how messg my hair is, or how i am dressed.

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