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Eye bases and why they are important

Eye bases and why they are important

What is an eye base? An eye base is a product you lay down on your eye area before applying any kind of eye shadow powder. It’s normally like a concealer. Why use an eye base? If you try and apply eyeshadow to naked skin the product has nothing to ‘grab’ onto....
Dealing with your visible skin pores

Dealing with your visible skin pores

As a makeup artist I find myself dealing with visible, enlarged pores on a near daily basis. They usually appear on areas where your skin is oily particularly on the forehead, chin and nose. There are products out there such as pore fillers and creams that will help...
Knowing Your Skin Type

Knowing Your Skin Type

There aren?t many people that can boast naturally perfect skin. Exercise, a healthy diet and a little know how can help to improve the appearance of your skin. Of course, your skin condition can change from day to day and with the seasons. If you recognise your skin...
My Confirmation Surgery by Mia Bregovic

My Confirmation Surgery by Mia Bregovic

Prior to my SRS I’d fallen down a gender critical rabbit hole and read a lot of so-called feminist discourse on the nature of surgically created vaginas. In these discourses such vaginas were mocked, denigrated and vilified in terms of functionality, appearance...
Makeup Care

Makeup Care

Taking care of your makeup is fundamental. Why not carry out a weekly audit of your products? Take out anything that is broken or is missing a cap. Remember you can decanter liquid foundation into a fresh container. The same with creams and lipsticks, just transfer...
Paul’s Product Recommendations

Paul’s Product Recommendations

I get asked quite a lot what is in my makeup kit and which products I like to use that actually do work. You may be surprised to hear that not all the products I use are from the top brands and do have some budget products in my kit sat along side the high end makeup....
Paul’s Top Makeup Tips for a More Mature Face

Paul’s Top Makeup Tips for a More Mature Face

As people get older, of course, the face changes. Skin is looser, eyes become more huddled, the skin texture changes resulting in transparent or thinned skin. Loss of fatty tissue between your skin and muscle and bruising easily from less elasticity are all common...
Why Feminising Your Face is Fundamental

Why Feminising Your Face is Fundamental

Your face is the first thing people notice about you, therefore feminising your face should be the basis for your feminine transformation. To feel the part, you must look it. You want your face to appear feminine, and, as a trans women, you must therefore focus on...
How to ‘bake’ your makeup

How to ‘bake’ your makeup

I am guessing that you have heard of contouring and are getting to grips with strobing, however, have you ever heard or tried ?baking? your makeup? This means letting translucent powder sit on your face for five to 10 minutes, which allows the warmth from your skin to...
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