The male struggle with makeup.
My clients always tell me how difficult it is putting on makeup. My clients are also transgender and gender variant.
It is true that making up a male face is different than a female. The skin is usually less soft and there may be shadow in the beard and throat area plus damaged skin in the beard area due to shaving.
The biggest mistake, in my opinion, is that a lot of people go way too heavy trying to cover the beard area and their masculinity. I have heard from several people that they want the makeup to completely hide who they are in male mode. They do not want to recognise themselves in the mirror.
It is not necessary to do this. The lighter the hand, the more feminine the result. Even if you have a blue beard, you do not ned to get all heavy handed, just the lightest application of red lipstick only where the beard shows. Then seal it with powder, apply your foundation lightly over the red until covered then seal again. Now you are ready to apply your foundation all over your face including over the lipstick area that you have just done.
Foundation should go on less and less heavy the higher up the face you go as the skin here is generally less damaged.
Now you are ready to apply your mineral powder to not only set the foundation and look more like skin than product, but to create a better base for the rest of your makeup to adhere to.
If you would like a makeover or makeup lesson, just contact me and we can get you proficient in no time.