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So I have been curious about makeup for awhile now, I was out today and the urge hit me to finally pick some up. I got some foundation eye shadow eye liner and mascara. Is there anything else I should pickup other than lipstick to cover a basic first attempt?
The basic kit: 1. Concealer/foundation (Clarins do an amazing one that could probably cover a full beard) 2. Powder - to reduce shineyness 3. Two complimentary eye shadows 4. Eye liner 5. Eyebrow pencil 6. Blush 7. Lipstick 8. Blusher Brush 9. Powder brush 10. Eye shadow brush 11. Foundation pads/sponges
The brushes quite often come in packs with 5 in - blusher, bronzer, powder, eye shadow and lip gloss.
Shave, put on the concealer foundation using the sponges (little wedge shaped things). Start under the eyes, and concentrate also on the beard area.
Get a good dusting of powder, again start under the eyes, and (like with emulsion) always brush in one direction.
Mascara - open your mouth, tilt your head back, brush quickly upwards on your top lashes. One application will be enough!
Eyebrows, lightly sketch the shape, then fill in. If you have bushy eyebrows, trim them first.
Eyeliner: run it along the waterline of your lower lid. Pull your eyes into a slightly racist oriental stereotype with one hand, and run the pencil along the join between your eyes. You may need to run it across several times. You may also need to lick the tip with pencils (felt tips, not needed) as moist works better.
Eyeshadow, just do the lids with the darker colour. Don't be tempted to go up to the eyebrows! For experts, put the lighter colour on first on the outside corners, and the darker on the inside corners, experiment with where they meet, and blend with your little finger.
Blusher - Smile, get a good dusting on the brush, swirl around the apples your smile makes in your cheeks, then brush back and down along the bone line.
Lipstick: if using lip liner, draw just outside the line of your lips, then fill in with lipstick. Rub your lips together. If no lip liner, just fill in the lips.
Foundation is very important, and where any significant expense should be made, it can make the difference. The exact shade is either trial and error, or popping into Boots and asking them to test your skin (they don't mind doing this, even with people in drab - in fact, if they know you're a cross dresser, they'll help pick all the make-up for you).
Bright red lipstick is very aging. Non-standard colours (like purple or grey) are for teenagers.
Dark eyeshadow is better for beginners, as it is more forgiving.
With practice, you can get made up in under 10 minutes!
Experts can get contour kits
Don't forget makeup remover. Wipes are very good for those in a hurry.