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Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in Bisque
Nars blusher Orgasm
L’Oreal brow artist shaper Blonde
L’Oreal touche magique under eye Very beige
Eyecare mascara for contact lens wearers .
Her face is cropped for client privacy and anonymity.
I taught her how to dress to suit her changing body shape from hormone treatment, and how less is always more in the style stakes.
I showed how to cover any residual beard shadow with makeup tricks which would be easy for her to do on a day to day basis-without resorting to heavy coverage camouflage.
I also reshaped her eyebrows which made an enormous difference to feminising the face.
Nars foundation stick
Kryolan colour wheel
Clinique lip balm
L’Oreal eyebrow pencil .
I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment.
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.
The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.
The key to a good make application is blending and blending away.
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts.
It’s so important to be able to blend away, especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products, foundation and powdering to set.
However blending away is important for all girls whether it’s eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.
Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
When there a no time to go home between work and an evening event.
What does a girl do when still wearing flats and no makeup?
You go to Peter Jones and do a whole makeup on the Laura Mercier counter with their testers and buy a pair of heels on sale reduced from £90 to £45.
Frida was a unique style icon with her monobrow which she enhanced with makeup, red lips and flowers in her hair.
Even with lifelong ill health and adversity she remained extraordinarily stylish in her image.
Frida was beset by health problems throughout her life from contracting Polio as a child to injuries sustained in a car accident which affected her to her early death.
However she remained stoic and stylish all through her pain…
Even after a leg amputation Frida remained a true to her own unique personal style, customising her prosthetic leg with a stylish decorated boot.
Frida’s mono-brow and facial hair were not the beauty norms even at that time.
She used an eyebrow pencil in Ebony to accentuate her brows and Revlon “everything’s rosy” lipstick and red nail varnish.
Some of Frida Kahlo’s dresses. What can I say but how fabulous!
This is her house where she lived with her husband Diego Rivera the Mexican muralist.