Category: Makeup

Doing Your Face

| Mar 25, 2019 | Reply

This is a Retro Rerun from the TGForum Archives. Stacy B. Haven wrote an article for our Mirror Mirror feature on how to do your makeup. It appeared on our website in 1997. Good advice is timeless though and her thought’s from the 20th century are still applicable today for the crossdresser or trans woman who wants to look her best.

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Retro Rerun: Honey Harlow on Luscious Lips

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

Honey Harlow is one of the great entertainers in our community and a recognized expert in makeup for both glamorous occasions and everyday wear. This article on creating luscious lips was published on TGForum in 1998. Today Honey Harlow has an online store selling the glamorous accessories every girl needs. My makeup tip for luscious lips […]

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Make Up — How you may or may not apply it

| Nov 5, 2018 | Reply

Today Pauline Estelle shares makeup tips she has gathered over the years. From the basics like preparing your canvas by cleaning it, getting rid of manly beard hair, and moisturizing to more advanced topics like color choices, application techniques and contouring, Pauline touches on all to do with makeup.

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Perfeccionando Tú Dualidad (Perfecting Your Duality)

| Apr 16, 2018 | Reply

Today Katherine Diaz tells you about a makeover place in her city that shows trans women how to do their makeup. She learns all the trick and tips that a crossdresser needs to be her loveliest. From covering eyebrows with glue stick so they can be drawn on in a better spot to using art techniques to minimize a large nose. Roxana Miranda teaches it all at her Tranxtienda salon. The text in en Español but Katherine speaks English in her video.

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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

| Mar 5, 2018 | Reply

Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack veers aways, somewhat, from fashion in today’s post and takes a look at beauty and what women strive for in creating their “look.” We may see women we feel are over painted or gaudily attired but they did their makeup that way or chose those clothes for a reason. Perhaps one that they’re not even consciously aware of. Tasi writes about how makeup artist Ellen Malone approaches makeovers on folks who have a fixed idea of what is attractive when it isn’t. Tasi and Ms. Malone remind us that Beauty is More Than Skin Deep.

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Retro Rerun — Foundation: Where It All Begins

| Oct 30, 2017 | 2 Replies

Our Retro Rerun is a how-to on foundation makeup written by then TGF editor Cindy Martin. It was published on our old website in 1996. As with all our Retro Reruns much of the advice remains applicable today. Some of the terminology is dated but that just adds some fun. The original post ran in two parts but we put them together for you today in one tidy package. Enjoy.

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Retro Rerun: Blush: Easy To Do Right . . . And Wrong

| Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

Today we dive deep into the TGF Archives to 1996 to pull out an article by founding editor Cindy Martin. Her topic was blusher. How to do it correctly so you don’t look like a painted doll. Keep in mind that this was written in the late 20th century and we’re getting on into the 21st, but the tips Cindy wrote back then can still be helpful. Keep in mind your blush should be subtle during daylight hours. At night it needs to be heavier but not war paint.

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Retro Rerun: Lips: Beautiful, Never Beastly

| Aug 28, 2017 | 1 Reply

The year was 1996. Cindy Martin was the editor of TGForum. From time to time Cindy would post makeup tips to help the readers beautify themselves. Since her advice was good in 1996 and when it comes to basic lipstick application it’s still good today, we present Lips: Beautiful, Never Beastly as today’s Retro Rerun. Cindy outlines the basics on how to manipulate the way your lips appear and she fills you in on techniques that could work for you. Of course today’s lip trends aren’t covered in an article from 1996 but much of the information remains relevant.

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Retro Rerun: The Mechanics of Beauty

| Dec 5, 2016 | Reply

This “how to” TGForum Rerun appeared on TGF in 1998. It’s by the late Roberta Angela Dee whose advice on beauty remains sound in the 21st century. In this Rerun Roberta acts as a makeup advice columnist and answers common questions with simple makeup tips.

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How to Get a Glamorous Smokey Eye Look

| Jul 25, 2016 | 2 Replies

By Jennifer Kurtz Come on, come on, turn the radio on, it’s Friday night and I won’t be long. Gotta do my hair, I put my makeup on, it’s Friday night and I won’t be long. Put my makeup on, ah Sia! What a beautiful song! Reminds me of the task at hand. How to […]

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Makeup, Makeovers & Mary Kay Ash

| Apr 25, 2016 | 2 Replies

Everyone can benefit from a bit of makeup. The proper use of cosmetics can make a bland face look vibrant. A touch of lipstick, a hint of blush and a lady feels prepared to take on the world. Some women will not go out of the house without their eyeliner in place. And, on the other hand, over use or improper application of makeup on a trans woman can be a disaster. How does one learn the do’s and don’ts of makeup? Cate O’Malley has some tips.

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How To Flatter a Large Face

| Mar 7, 2016 | Reply

One problem for many males who wish to dress as females is the size of their facial features. Males typically have larger, wider faces than females. This is not to say that all females have small faces and petite features. Fortunately for males wishing to dress and comport themselves as ladies there are ladies who have larger faces so they can provide some insight into how one may camouflage a large face. Today Tasi Zuriack gives you several tried and true methods to help you use what you’ve got to good effect.

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Ninja Beauty Secrets — Part 10

| Apr 28, 2008 | Reply

Glamour Makeup This month we turn our attention to glamour makeup, also known to some girls as evening or special occasion makeup. I will talk about my experiences with clients from all over the world as well as my experiences doing wedding makeup for genetic women. For some girls, going out during the day is […]

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