Monday, August 7, 2017

Around the Web - 8/7/2017

More than 50 House Dems urge Mattis to reject transgender military ban

More than 50 House Democrats sent a letter on Friday to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford urging the military not to comply with President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the armed forces.

Jillian Bearden, first female transgender cyclist to ride in a pro U.S. peloton, emerges as beacon for other trans athletes

Stats on Bearden’s performance before and after hormone therapy bolster case the trans athletes have changed more than their names

Transgender children: Preparing for puberty

For most parents, their child's move to secondary school is a big moment which requires planning, even more so for those with transgender children. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been following two of the UK's youngest trans children for the last two-and-a-half years.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Make Up for Mature Skin

Way back when I started this blog I posted a number of makeup tutorials for trans women. Topics include basic makeup tenchinques but als practical advice like covering up a 5 o'clock shadow! One topic I have not covered very much is helping people with older skin apply makeup.

Here are a couple of tips I have picked up as I get older:

  • Really understand how concealers and color correctors work. I use the one to the right by Maybelline but there are more complete pallets and individual sticks depending on your needs.
    • Green helps with redness
    • Peach / Pink helps correct blue tones on fair skin
    • Orange helps hide dark spots on darker skin
    • Yellow helps correct purple tones on olive and medium skin
    • Lavendar helps hide yellowing
  • Don't go overboard (unless you want to!) For most days simple is better IMHO
  • Lip liner is your friend!
  • The less makeup you are wearing the less drastic your eyeliner should be. To much eyeliner can make the eyes appear smaller.

Other that the above I found the video below to be pretty good at showing people how to apply some basics. Give it a try and as always, share your own advice below in the comments!