When doing male to female makeup, there are two makeups that need to be done.
The first makeup is to neutralize the male, and the second makeup is to apply the female.
The Face with a Heart method works with the geometry of the face. This translates into softening the squares and rectangles of the male anatomy and sharpening the triangles of the female anatomy.
Cross dresser is a general term for any person who wears clothing typical of another gender, regardless of their reasons for doing so.
In my experience when working with cross dressers, there is something highly charging, like an electricity, when posing as your opposite of sex.
For many of my clients, they discover aspects of themselves that were never allowed to surface otherwise.
They make new friends. They have new conversations. Their personality broadens.
Unfortunately for many, their secret passion of cross dressing is feared to be misconstrued.
Confidentiality is a must. This is why I am asked to do makeup for high profile notables such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Vice President Al Gore and Paul McCartney. What is discussed in the makeup room stays in the makeup room!
For those born in a male body yet identifying as female, there is a confirming experience to look in the mirror and see a female, not just in identification, but in appearance.
The emotional freedom of accepting your sexual identification is a liberation. For those who wish to transition physically, there is a long road ahead. Every step of the journey helps to transfer one physical aspect of their whole.
Makeup has proven to be a powerful step towards female identification fulfillment.
What clothes do I like? What hairstyle do I like
If I choose to wear makeup what style of makeup do I like?
None of these answers are vital to survival, thus we are not genetically pre-dispositioned to know these things. This is what we develop as a personal sense of style.
When working with any client it is most important for me to understand their lifestyle, their needs, how they see themselves in the world, and to allow the makeup that I share with them to reflect that.
Makeup is universal. How we use it is unique.
I work with everyone, inclusive of cross dressers and female identifiers.
I ask everyone the same series of questions before I start their makeup lesson. The purpose is to create an appropriate look for each person.
No one is supposed to wear makeup and no one is not supposed to wear makeup. If you choose to wear makeup, you want to look your best.
I welcome everyone equally, including crossdressers and female identifiers.
A strength is my ability to translate and simplify how you want to see yourself with makeup.
If you want to wear makeup, wear makeup. Let me show you how.
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Thank you for reading.
7th of February, 2018
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CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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