Overview to Makeup for Crossdressing
Whether you’re are just starting out doing your own makeup for crossdressing or a novice looking to expand your abilities, this is the perfect place learn about cosmetics. With just a few minutes of reading, you can master everything from concealer and contour to finishing powder and lip gloss.
Deal with any makeup concerns by having a read through our guides. You’ll soon become an all-round makeup expert and the one your crossdressing friends go to for beauty advice!
Concealing a Beard Shadow
One of the most annoying things about male faces is the beard area on the upper lip and chin. Without the proper tools, it is hard work trying to find ways to completely cover up the beard area. There is an amazingly effective technique to do just that with color correcting concealers.
Learn about the essential makeup techniques for hiding a beard shadow and tools needed to do so. You will also be introduced to the makeup color wheel which is as an important reference in regard to facial color correction for covering things like acne, blemishes, spots, dull areas, beard shadow, dark under eye circles, and general discoloration. Our ‘Ultimate Guide to Concealing a Beard Shadow’ helps you learn how to hide that pesky beard and look smooth and feminine.
Become an Eye Makeup Expert
Your eyes are the windows to your soul and if that’s the case, you’d surely want others to see beauty when they look into your eyes. Moreover, your peepers are the focal point of your face that putting enough effort and time to enhance them is definitely worth it.
One way that guarantees to bring noticeable improvements to your eyes is the use of false eyelashes. If you’re still holding back from using falsies, this article shares some facts that will convince you to wear them.
When it comes to makeup, applying false eyelashes ranks pretty high in terms of difficulty or at the least, intimidation, right up there with winged liner and impeccable contouring. That’s why we’re here to demystify all of your questions surrounding the various and plentiful types of fake lashes on the market — which, by the way, has flooded everywhere, including drugstore aisles, Instagram, and the most luxurious beauty boutiques. The ‘Ultimate Guide to Fake Eyelashes’ will help you with full-on falsies to individual lashes, there’s no better way to make you look more gorgeous—and more awake, but the only problem is that lashes can be an absolute pain to apply, not to mention take off. We got that covered though.
Eyeliner and Eyeshadow
Eye makeup lets you really inject some personality into your makeup look. Start off with ‘Ultimate Guide to Eyeshadow’, where we talk you through everything from blending to brushes to which shades suit your eye color. We can help you achieve everything from a smoky eye to a classic look that actually lasts all day and fits all your crossdressing occasions.
Whether you’re looking for a cat eye eyeliner, a perfect flick, or a more natural liner look, ‘Ultimate Guide to Eyeliner’ is the best place to get clued up on eyeliner. You can learn how to ‘Wear Colored Eyeliner Without Looking Like a Clown’ and find out ‘Which Eyeliner Works Best for Cat Eyes?’. You can even find out ‘What’s The Best Way to Remove Eyeliner Quickly?’ once you’ve simply had enough.
No eye-makeup look is complete without a touch of mascara. Mascara can completely transform your lashes, and at Adore Beauty, we have many available to thicken, define, lengthen, curl, or do all of the above. If you want to find out which mascara is best for you, how to apply it, and generally everything to make you an eyelash goddess, read ‘Ultimate Guide to Mascara’.
With everyone’s brow game now being on fleek, you may feel a little left behind. Don’t worry: it’s not too late for you to become a brow expert too! ‘Ultimate Guide to Brows’ helps beginners start from scratch with the ‘Best Brow Kits for Beginners’.
More experienced pluckers can deal with the dreaded over-plucking of the 1990s in ‘How to Fix Over-Plucked Eyebrows’. Find out everything from the perfect fill-in product color to the perfect formula, and end up with the perfect brows!
Foundation and Primer – The Flawless Base
Flawless Base – Help Choosing a Primer
Bridge the gap between your skincare and makeup routines by using a primer. Primers do more than just make your makeup last all day. These wonder products can also mattify, reduce pore size, correct discoloration, and more. Our ‘Ultimate Guide to Primer’ helps you find the perfect primer for your lifestyle and skin type, so you too can reap the benefits.
Picking the Best Concealer for Dark Circles & Blemishes
‘Ultimate Guide to Concealer’ is a must-read if you suffer from dark circles, have an uneven skin tone, or just want to brighten your complexion. Start off by reading ‘How to Choose the Right Shade of Concealer’ to ensure the perfect color match.
Then move to ‘Should I Apply Concealer Before or After Foundation?’ for our top application tips. Whether you want to learn more about using color-correcting concealers or covering eye wrinkles, here we have everything you need to know to achieve flawless skin.
If dark under-eye circles are your major skin gripe, go one step further and read ‘Ultimate Guide to Dark Circle Concealers’. Here, we talk about not only our favorite concealers but also how correctors work, setting your concealer, and other clever tips to combat dark circles and make your eyes look more feminine and doe-like.
How to choose your best-ever foundation
If flawless skin is what you’re after, you may want to head over to ‘Ultimate Guide to Foundation’. Foundation creates an even base for your makeup, regardless of whether you want a lightweight or full-coverage finish.
Learn the difference among formulas and find the best match for your skin type in ‘All About Stick, Liquid, Cream, and Powder Foundations’. Learn how to match colors, even in the trickiest of situations, in ‘How to Tackle Foundation When Your Face and Neck Are Different Colors‘. Our guides cover everything from application to common mistakes. These guides will also come in handy when you need to make your gaffes a bit more natural!
Once your base is in place, you may want to set the look with a face powder. ‘Ultimate Guide to Powder’ has all the details on face powder ingredients and how you should be applying your pressed or loose powder for an even finish. If you have mature skin, ‘Should I Use Powder on Mature Skin?’ shows you how to adapt your makeup routine as you age.
Blush, bronzer, highlight & contour
Choosing a blush & bronzer for your skin tone
There’s no better way to add color to your face than by using blush. While your base makeup may leave you with a flawless complexion, blush brings back some natural warmth, so your skin actually looks like skin!
With a whole range of blush colors and finishes available, choosing a product can be a little daunting. If you want to know which shades suit your complexion, which formula is best for your skin type, and how best to apply your blush, head over to ‘Ultimate Guide to Blush’.
If radiant skin is what you’re after, look no further than ‘Ultimate Guide to Bronzer’. Bronzer gives you that desirable and sexy sun-kissed glow.
We answer all your applications questions in ‘Where on My Face Should I Put Bronzer?’ and ‘What Brushes Should I Use When Applying Bronzer?’. We also offer our top shade and finish recommendations for every complexion color and skin type.
Contour & Highlight
We’ve all dreamt of having they cute but sexy feminine face. Once upon a time, contouring was a secret known only by makeup artists and professionals. However, the technique has exploded into the mainstream in recent years.
Contouring and highlighting is a fine art that may take some time and practice to master but will amp up your crossdressing game. ‘Ultimate Guide to Highlight & Contour’ shares all our top tips and tricks, no matter if you want a subtle sculpt or a completely new face shape, so you can achieve the look with ease.
Your makeup just isn’t complete without at least something on the lips. Whether you’re flaunting an autumnal berry lip, a classic red, or a sultry nude, ‘Ultimate Guide to Lips’ can help you achieve the perfect pout. We’ve got some great tips and tricks on ‘How Do I Make My Thin Lips Look Fuller?’ and answer the question ‘How Do I Make My Lipstick Last?’.
‘Ultimate Guide to Nail Polish’ has all the details on how to add the final splash of color to your overall fashion and beauty look. We steer you quickly to the best shades for you in ‘Which Nail Polish Color Is Best for My Skintone?’. You’ll also learn ‘How Can I Dry Nail Polish Quickly?’ and ‘What’s the Best Way to Remove Stubborn Nail Polish?’. Your pristine manicure is just a few clicks away.
Makeup brushes & tools
Achieving faultless makeup isn’t all about the product. The application technique and the tools you use are just as important.
If you’re looking to expand your brush collection or just want an opinion on the best tweezers, eyelash curlers, and beauty blenders, head over to ‘Ultimate Guide to Brushes, Tools & Accessories’. We’ve also got advice on how best to look after your tools so you can achieve that flawless finish to your makeup. The quickest way to expand your makeup collection is by purchasing palettes. Product palettes are particularly good if you’re looking to full time with crossdressing.
Makeup tailored to your skin type
Unfortunately, makeup shopping isn’t always smooth sailing. What may work effortlessly on one person just may not deliver the same results for you. It’s important to factor in your skin type when shopping for makeup. That’s why we’ve created ‘Ultimate Guide to Makeup for Oily Skin’ and ‘Ultimate Guide to Makeup for Dry Skin’.
Both of these guides feature our top makeup recommendations for your skin type. Also included are tips and tricks on making the most of your beauty products to rebalance your skin type.
We know that it can be difficult to find appropriate makeup if you have sensitive skin. However, with ‘Ultimate Guide to Sensitive & Acne Friendly Makeup’, you can find irritation-free products that don’t cause breakouts or other reactions. So whether you’re looking for a specific type of cosmetic or just some general tips in soothing sensitive skin, our guide has you sorted.
We strongly believe that everyone should enjoy makeup. Adding color to your face should be fun, not a chore. Makeup is a great tool for expressing yourself and feeling the very best you can in your own skin. Our Guides are designed to give you that extra boost of confidence when applying makeup, so you can feel great all day long.