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    • June 3, 2002 12:28 PM BST
    • I was lucky enough to be invlved in acting when I was younger, so learnt lots of tips from theatre make up - though in those days it was a bit heavy - now film and TV make up is much better - so most of my make up comes from professional make up shops - its much cheaper and better quality then the commercial rubbish.

      The best way to learn is to have a few lessons - See if you can find a local dressing service for trannies and take a make up lesson.

      There are some good videos available - one of the best is from featuring Pandora de Pledge - If you want to see what Pandora canb do to transform someone - check out

      Make up dos take a little work - but the key is the foundation - Get the canvas right and then you can paint away.

      So close shave - thatns to Gillete Mack 3 if you have them over their - Cleanse and Tone the face well - then Moisturise - Make up applies and removes better if you prepare well -

      Then I use a Pan stick for foundation - Theatrical make up base - It covers the beard well. Choose one that is as close as possible to your natural skin colour - If you go to a Theatre or professional make up shop - they will give advice and it you are not really out - you can tell them you are in an amateur production and need some help with the make up - They may even give lessons - and frankly if you tell the truth they will love it - make up artists love teaching guys how to make up.

      Apply over the main beard area and press in with a sponge, rather than blend - apply more lightly over the rest of the face and blend - don't forget to go under the jaw line - to avoid a line, and over the eye socket and lids.

      If you have any dark bags under the eyes - apply a highlighter - a lighter foundation than your base colour under the eyes and down the bridge of the nose - then just take the sponge with the base colour and press over the areas to blend it in - you want it to just look lighter.

      Next using a poweder puff - apply a translusciant corn silk powder over the face everywhere - press it in well and then using a larger brush remove any excess - and there you are -a perfect base on which to start work.

      What you do now is largely dependant on the look you want and you face shape etc - I recommend that you buy a couple of really good book on make up - ones with lots of illustrations and instructions on how to effect was achieved - find a few looks you liks and then buy the make up you need for those looks

      Bright red lips and blue eyehadow is not a good look unless you want to look like a tart or pantomime dame - The idea of make up is to enhance the face - look at the models on fashion channels - you can see what they have done -

      Oh a final recommendation - start taking a couple of good magazines and read them from cover to cover every month - you will then begin to learn what is fashionable - and thats the key to passing - don't care how big or masculine you are if your look is fashionable - you can pass - or at least impress.

      Incidentally - the little pic on the left - that actually me - and I'm 52 today - so just goes to show what you can do with a little skill and patience.

    • May 17, 2002 1:37 PM BST
    • There are basic starter kits out there. Just look in the junk mail for specials or go to department stores. They usually have 2-3 lippys, fingernail polish, a couple of eyeshadow selections and some blush.I got mine for about $30:00 AUS

    • April 22, 2002 5:56 AM BST
    • I started basicly by having a female friend of mine go to the store with me and help me pick stuff out... the rest kinda went from there.

    • April 19, 2002 3:02 AM BST
    • Although I have been dressing at home for years, I have not yet gotten around to trying make-up (I am VERY lazy).  I think it is time to start experimenting with it.  I have looked in the drug stores, and there are so many different things on the shelves - I don't know where to start! ???  Has anyone found any kits that are good for beginners?  I am not concerned with getting everything right just now; I realize it will take practice.  Since I live alone, I will have ample opportunities to make myself look hideous and learn from the experience.

      I am curious how all you girls out there got started, and if you have any entertaining stories of disastrous first attempts; it might help those of us who are new to this.


      Heather H.

    • May 31, 2002 2:09 AM BST
    • what would you girls recomend fo hiding the 1 eyed monster

      love and kisses.
      samantha  :)

    • May 28, 2002 6:39 PM BST
    • Best thing to do is get the nails that use small skicky pads to afix them - These are the easiest to remove - Normal Nail glue comes off allright - though it can be a little painful if they are not on for long - the longer you can keep them on the weaker the glue becomes - You can get remover - but I fould it easier to just lever them off slowly.  

      Nail extentions (acrylics) have to be removed and that takes about half an hour - and wil cost you fo the service - Its not really a problem and if you have an opportunity to be dressed for a week - its worth all the effort

      Just remember that you can trim nails to a preferred length rather than as they come - and once on - Zippers, buttons and clasps take on a whole different perspective.


    • May 19, 2002 4:05 PM BST
    • Hi there girls. I need some help on false fingernails.My SO doesn't know about my best side??!! and I need some info on false nails. I'm dying to try them but not sure if I can get them off easily or not and don't want to explain why I'm wearing long sexy nails. I would really appreciate any help you can give me.
      Hugs and kisses

    • February 27, 2002 12:37 AM GMT
    • The only thing I have found is that the more you do it the eaiser it gets Jayne.  The hair allows the area to keep cooler - thats the function of hair, and as men seem to perspire more than women - I think that is part of the problem - So keep yourself super clean - use moisturisers a lot - I use a cooling lotion - and let the air circulate as much as possible - maybe try going without panties for a few days - certalny use lightweight panties and no pantihose.

    • February 25, 2002 6:02 PM GMT
    • Hi girls, I need some help and/or advice.  I absoluetly enjoy having a cleanly shaved scrotum and a clean shaved bikini-line, BUT, everytime I shave (you know what's coming, Ill wager) I get a zillion zit-like itchy red bumps that make life a horror for days.  Veerrryyy uncomfortable to say the least.  Does anyone know the secret of a sexy-shaven-smooth scrotum and bikini-line without the torture???  Any help will be immensely appreciated.

    • February 22, 2002 8:51 PM GMT
    • This is a T-girl site that explains some basics, but of course practise is everything!
      Although she is a bit older than me, the basics of makeup stays the same!



    • December 10, 2001 3:40 AM GMT
    • Rachel, I have a book similar called Color Right -Dress Right by Liz E. London and Anne H. Adams..a complete personal Guide to clothes,Cosmetics and accessories...They toute the total look :) It's a wonderful book that give you your own color charts, face shapes ect..I also have a few Stage make-up books that are grand for period make-up tips...I love the old English trollop look ;)...I can't wait to get together with other girls and share tips . I'm hoping to go for my first pro make over soon....I'm sure I'll learn a lot from them....Connie :-*

    • September 27, 2001 9:18 PM BST
    • hello cathy i to need makeup tips so ive booker a dermablend get the right shade of beard cover and foundation.a a lesson in how to apply makeup.hope everything works out for you ...susan

    • September 5, 2001 7:47 AM BST
    • Help!  I want to look lovely like those of you I see from these pages.  I haven't mastered makeup -- I need tips!  There have been a few times when I have accidentally stunned myself (usually when I went very light with the makeup)!  

      I would love to hear how to hide dark circles under the eyes, how to make eyebrows less pronounced without shaving them and how to make thin lips sexy!  Help me!!

      Hugs and kisses,


    • December 12, 2001 4:06 PM GMT
    • Hi everyone! I am lucky enough to have nice long natural nails but I'm not sure how to shape them. Are there any websites with manicure pictures and shaping tips?


    • October 17, 2001 6:54 AM BST
    • Hi Girls, I've been getting a beard cover foundation from, Best Value Products P.O. Box 156,Wyncote,PA.19095-0156 Their web site is:   E-mail:
      They have some decent products and I find the prices to be very reasonable...I have ordered a few other things from them and was pleased with everything :)While I don't mind going into the regular drugstore to purchase my make-up I 'm not sure of the right mixture for beard cover...I know orange will cover the blue cast of beard shadow but from there on I'm lost as how to mix my own. Any suggestions would be a great help. Thanks

    • October 11, 2001 9:18 PM BST
    • Hi Girls
      In the UK breastforms are really expensive :(
      I have found a place that provides really good quality at rock bottom prices
      ARGOS stores

      go for it girls, about £10 a pair

      let's see lot's of pert tits out there


    • September 26, 2001 7:52 AM BST
    • ;Dwhen you cant do mones anymore whats the bestest way to attch forms?

    • October 5, 2001 2:43 PM BST
    • Hi All:

      I work hardest on making my lips the most seductive of my features.   I prefer a deep crimson Cover Girl "Outlast" lipstick and ocassionally use the "Lipart" stencils.  My favorite is a single gold star on my crimson red lower lip!

      Here's a tip!  Outlast is wonderful and will give you an entire night's duty (or entire day's duty, if you prefer) and continue to look great!  But it is the dickens to remove!  I have found that a tiny bit of baby shampoo on a very rough paper towell really works wonders for removal!