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ZaWolf
03-07-2004, 10:14 AM
I wasnt sure whether to post this here or in crossplay, but I figure this is where all people who are good with make-up would look.

Okay, so basically I wondered if anyone knew of any good techniques to use to make a mans face look more feminine, to make the facial structure seem that of a female. I know this probably depends on the actual person your doing it on, but are there any general techniques? And, if anyone knows, how effective can this be on more masculine faces?

Thanks for your time, ZaWolf

archangeli
03-07-2004, 10:38 AM
Do take the time to peruse the crossplay boards, but if you're just beginning, I suggest you check out this book (you'll find it in ANY bookstore or your library even)

Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin (yup, Kevyn with a "y")

He was a world reknowed makeup artist and not only is the book beautiful to look at and informative, he does a couple of male-female transformations that are quite spectacular.

mikazuki
03-07-2004, 01:47 PM
Have you been to Drag Diva? www.dragdiva.com

Let's see... several members here also crossplay so they will have some good tips. Here are a few other links:

http://www.fortunecity.com/westwood/vivienne/5/beauty.html
http://users.pandora.be/Lou-Lou-Garou/Intro1.html
http://www.glamazonfollies.com/
http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/5885/makeup.html
http://www.transvamp.com/

dani
03-07-2004, 01:54 PM
If you have a local MAC store, I suggest you go for a makeup consultation. They are 100% friendly with gender bending and their techical advise and products are very worthwile.

Dani

ZaWolf
03-07-2004, 02:25 PM
If you have a local MAC store, I suggest you go for a makeup consultation. They are 100% friendly with gender bending and their techical advise and products are very worthwile.

Dani

That would probably be a good idea if it wasnt for the fact I live in the UK
=^_^=

dani
03-07-2004, 02:33 PM
That would probably be a good idea if it wasnt for the fact I live in the UK=^_^=
Mac has only 31 locations in the UK. :)

Seraphims
03-07-2004, 02:41 PM
The Making Faces book really is the most amazing thing. I bought it 4 years ago (I think... It might have been when it first came out or something, I have no idea... but it was awhile ago)

I studied that thing for so long and because of it I can now do my own make up and do it well:-P.

I really does have some amazing things. check it out

kitsunered
03-08-2004, 10:15 AM
I second everyone else's suggestions, but I figured I'd give you a couple quick tips which might help you on your way:

Use a brownish colored blush to create a V-shape just underneath your cheekbones, following the natural line of your cheekbone from the corner of the nose to the hairline. This will make your cheekbones stand out, and give you a more angular facial shape, which is normally considered more feminine.

Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and apply dark mascara. It's remarkable how long, lush lashes can make even the buffest guy look feminine.

Use eyebrow pencil in a shade close to your eyebrow color to create a more arched shape to your eyebrows. Women generally have more arched eyebrows than men, and this also lends to their femininity.

Finally, if you have narrow lips, as is common in guys, use lip liner to draw a fuller shape around your lips and then color in the shape with lipstick. Try not to go too above your natural lipline, or it will look fake. A slightly plumper outline just outside your natural lipline should do the trick.

Anyway, these are just a few tricks to help you on your way. I hope you find them useful.

-Kits