9 Steps to Achieve a Charming Feminine Face
Amongst many of the numerous things we crossdressers have to worry about is how to lighten our male facial contours. We usually have to make several changes to different parts of our body to make it appear and feel more feminine, so we don’t look a little odd. Usually, the face is the first thing people notice about us, and we can’t do much about that. But we can make it appear more feminine. The male face is different from the female face because of the broad forehead, nose shape, wider and angular jawbone, and distance between brows.
As biological males, our facial features differ from females. However, you can lighten your facial contours with a few easy techniques which will involve using makeup. These techniques are such as: masking up with makeup (foundation, shadow, highlight, blush). You have to choose the right color of contour to mask your masculine face. To pull this off, you must have, at least, basic level makeup skills.
In this article, I’ll show how you can lighten your facial contours using makeup. I have organized the makeup techniques into seven easy steps so you can get a grip on the procedures without the hassle:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Prepare your tools
To successfully pull this off, the first and perhaps, most important step is to first of all prepare everything you need. For this process, it is essential that you get and prepare tools like your makeup brush or sponge, foundation, and eyeshadow.
You’ll also need some eyeliner, concealer (cream or powder), highlighter and blush. Finally, you’ll need a setting spray or powder. Once you get all these, then we can dive in.
2. Choose the perfect contour shade for your skin type
Contour is a pretty big deal when it comes to making your facial features look more feminine. Knowing how to choose the right shade of contour for your skin is as important as knowing how to contour. Here are some suggestions for you to consider:
For fair-to-medium skin tones
Greige is the most suitable color for your fair-medium skin tones. Its yellow undertone will provide a more neutral and less dark effect on your skin. You don’t have to go for a color that’s too dark because of your skin type.
For tan and olive skin tones
Olive and tan skin tones do well with deeper colors. A deeper contour with a golden undertone works fine, so your contour doesn’t get too ashy.
For dark skin tones
Your dark or black skin tone requires a lot of warmth and depth with contour shades. You’ll need to avoid shades that might appear grey. Buy the deepest shade in the dark-brown collection and don’t forget to wear it with passion.
3. Apply foundation
Foundation is the base of any kind of makeup. It provides a smooth background for you to start working on your face. Women’s faces generally have this glow and foundation will help you achieve that effect. Here’s how to apply foundation:
● First off, you need to get the right shade for your skin tone. Go for a foundation that is a shade lighter than your complexion.
● Use a makeup brush, sponge, or your hand if you don’t have a brush or sponge. Apply it in slow circular movements.
● Make sure you have a generous amount in all areas of your face but be careful, so it isn’t too much.
● You may blend it with a sponge, so it has a matte look.
4. Apply eyeshadow
Shadows will generally have a bright effect on the face and accentuate your eyes. Follow these procedures to apply eyeshadow properly:
● First, apply an eyeshadow base on your eyelids. You can apply it up to your brow bone, depending on the look you’re going for.
● Lace it up with a color of your choice. Remember that dark colors will attract light, so your eyes will pop if you place dark colors in the crease of your eyelids. This effect adds depth and dimension in the exact right spot.
● Use a dark eyeliner to line your eyelashes. This will give it a thicker look.
● Highlight with a shimmery (note: shimmery is different from glittery) eyeshadow to finish it off. This is the topping effect.
This video can teach you how to apply eyeshadow
Our chins are more angular whereas females have a rounded chin. This is what’s responsible for their soft outlook. You can make your chin look more feminine with contouring.
If you want your cheekbones to pop, use a darker paint shade to contour by drawing dashes and/or connected dots.
Here is a video that can tell you how to do:
● Take a small amount of your contour (either cream or powder) and make strokes beneath your cheekbones, around the bridge of your nose, and along your jawline.
● Continue to draw a line along the length of your jaw (towards your chin).
● Use your brush to make it look lighter and more natural. Don’t let it look like a drawn line.
You can’t pull off a good appearance without KNOWING how to blend your makeup perfectly. Look at the video to blend your makeup:
● Use a regular foundation brush or beauty blender sponge to blend your contour in. Tap in light circular motions.
● For larger portions of your face, use the bigger rounded end.
● Use the smaller pointed end for areas like around your nose.
● Blend until your makeup is evened out.
● Make sure the right and left sides of the contour are evenly applied.
Highlighting is a great accompaniment if you’re going to contour. What it does is make areas where light naturally falls on appear lighter – spots like your brow bone, bridge of your nose, the top of your Cupid’s bow, and the top of your cheekbones. Most female noses are smaller, shorter, and narrower than that of males. The steps on how you can make your face more feminine by highlighting are below.
You can either use the triangle method, the figure-8 method, or the heart method. I like to recommend the triangle method because it’s easy to navigate, especially if you’re a beginner.
Here is a video that can tell you how to use a highligher：
● Scoop a little amount (just the right amount) from your concealer. Start to highlight underneath your eyes using an upward stroke and form an upside-down triangle. Apply a little down the center of your nose and in the center of your forehead.
● After that, use a dampened sponge to blend the concealer into the skin. With a damp sponge, take a little amount of loose powder. Shake off the excess powder and apply underneath your eyes and down the center of your nose, forehead, and upon your chin where you initially applied the lighter concealer.
● Wait at least 7 minutes for your face to suck up the concealer and powder. After waiting, simply dust some of the powder away with a powder brush. If you’re going for a razor-sharp facial outline, use an opalescent highlighter to mark the zenith of your cheekbones and the tip of your nose.
● Use a larger fan brush for the previous procedure to prevent shimmer particles from falling.
Naturally, females have fuller cheeks because of the adipose tissue in their cheeks while males have leaner and firmer cheeks. You’ll need to make your cheeks appear fuller to make them look more feminine. That can be achieved by applying blush which should always go with contouring.
Don’t contour without applying blush. You have to get the complete look set in motion.
If your complexion is pale or fair, use a light pink color of blush. This will create a pretty flush of color that won’t overpower your tone. Pale pink and lilac formulas create a lazy color effect that will flatter your light complexion without making you look obnoxious.
A peachy pink shade is the best choice for light-medium skin. Your light-medium skin complexion won’t need too much to achieve a pretty glow.
A more intense pink shade will certainly flatter your olive or golden skin. This is because of the warm undertones of olive skin that can withstand brighter and vibrant shades of pink.
Darker skin tones will require a vibrant hue to give your skin a super glowing effect. Bright hues that have warm undertones like apricot will work for you.
Here are the video and steps to apply blush correctly:
● Apply blush on your cheek based on the shape of your face. You should check out the kind you have.
● Blend it using a stiff brush or damp sponge.
● Take care of the excess by dabbing a bit of sheer liquid foundation instead of using a makeup remover.
9. Setting powder or spray
You want that goddess look you’ve pulled to stay on for longer without getting any dents. A setting powder or spray is really handy for this job. I recommend a spray, so you don’t ruin the makeup you have on.
Using a makeup spray ensures that your makeup stays on for longer. I advise you to get a quality makeup spray that is also skin-friendly to avoid irritation or other complications.
Getting a makeover that will transform your male facial contours to a more feminine look is the dream of every crossdresser. I’m confident that this article will help you achieve that goal. Herein is the guide you require to achieve your goal written in the simplest form. What you need to do is go with the flow. Best of luck!