Beauty (8)

They say its in the eye of the beholder. But anyone can become more beautiful with a combination of factors; good skin care, the right cosmetics and application techniques, healthy diet, and exercise, for example. Nothing worth while is free -- are you willing to do the work to become more beautiful? Our beauty columnist is forever searching for new products and techniques to assist you in your beauty quest.

The Art and Magic of Feminine Illusion

Few sights are funnier or uglier than a man "in drag" who is overtly male and couldn't "pass" as a woman from a distance of 50-100 feet, grotesquely and ghoulishly so if crudely and conspiculously masculine:

That's why CD and drag are typically used for comedic effect in TV shows, movies, plays, grade-school/high-school/college skits, parades, on Halloween, at costume parties, "mock weddings," etc.: everyone has seen the faces with coarse dark beards, the proverbial "5 o'clock shadow," jarringly visible under makeup sloppily and clumsily applied, often intentionally, ludicrously cakey and thick and garish and smeared, a clown's mask that looks more like war paint than feminine adornment; even more vile and farcical if the man has a beard or mustache; their skulls crowned with cheap Harpo Marx and thrift-store Halloween wigs often in unnatural colors such as green and blue and fire-engine red.


Can Anyone Have Beautiful Skin?

Since my last beauty article “before makeup, skin” I have received some questions from people. Some had already damaged skin due to excessive sun. Others just wanted to know what – if anything – they could do to reverse damaged skin, and/or protect their skin going forward. (also see the next evolution of skin care in the video at the end of this article)


Beauty or the Beast?

Quiz Yourself On How Beautiful You Really Can Be. 

Hey Girls - hope all of you are thriving and certainly celebrating yourselves in all your glory.  You all know how I love and support you and most of all want you to feel good about yourselves and better yet, as a sister I want you to look good and I will certainly tell you the truth if you’re ‘Hot or Not’. 



As the wife of Gina Lance, Editor-in-Chief of TG LIFE and author of the book GET DRESSED!, people always ask me why her eyes POP!  Granted, it’s makeup skills she acquired over a period of time, but it’s also the fact that she wears falsies!  And I’m not talking about breast forms, I’m talking about false eyelashes.

According to Gina: ‘I was trained to include them in my makeup application.  Some people might think it’s over-the-top to always wear them, but hey, I always want to look my best, and I think they add to my look!’

I agree!


Who Defines Beauty?

‘One is not born a woman, one becomes one.’ Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949.

“Beauty is a characteristic of a person, place, object or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning or satisfaction.”

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but throughout time there have been those women that just about every beholder agrees is beautiful.

Are WE who we Emulate?

Beautiful women always seem to be the answer but is there more than that? Let’s face it, we as FtM transgendered people, male to female, whether we’re crossdressers, transsexuals, drag queens or whatever you may call yourself, emulate women we admire.

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