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how to... makeup?

Hello! I'm about a year into my identity, and I'm having a heck of a time with figuring out makeup. Do you have any advice for learning both skills and aesthetics?

Re: how to... makeup?

Hi! Hecc yeah for exploring your self expression! I love this part of figuring out my identity (as a non-binary/genderfluid person, this happens for me p often lol). I think TikTok is honestly a great place to explore a bunch of different (but still known/popular enough styles that you could find tutorials for somewhere) aesthetics at once to figure out what you like. Lots of folks on tik tok also do makeup tutorials to show you how they've created their looks, where to find products, and things like "cute looks on a budget".

Youtube is also a great place to find trans artists that do tutorials for folks with various face shapes, how to make your current face shape appear more masc, femme, andro, etc. presenting (Ex. "How to soften your face shape with makeup" or "how to add stubble using makeup"), if that's something you're interested in as well!

I don't currently have any specific artists to mention, as I've stepped away from the makeup side of things and have been more into skincare content creators. I do recommend caution though, as there are still a few trans-medicalists (people who believe you HAVE to medically transition in order to be valid in your identity, and they usually only accept binary trans folks. So not great,,,,) who are very popular (especially on YouTube), so make sure you google any creators you get into real quick to make sure their communities are safe spaces. For the most part though, I've had a relatively positive experience!

Happy exploring!! ❤️

Re: how to... makeup?

Hi @Ebunbun and welcome to BIC!! it's great that you are discovering yourself and want to play with makeup. Do you have a sephora store near you? you can go there and ask for a makeup session (probably you will have to pay for it) and they will teach you how to do makeup and what can suits you best!! Good luck 🐞🍀

Re: how to... makeup?

@Ebunbun Taking classes at a beauty counter, community college or watching Youtube videos can help.

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