Covering your beard is a tedious process. There are certain procedures that must be done to completely cover your annoying beard shadow for good. The steps go as follows:
- Beard cover
- Translucent Powder
We know how hard it can be finding great beard covering products. So, we have put together some products that really work for hiding that stubborn stubble. We have tested ourselves and heard fabulous reviews on all of the below products. We can guarantee that anyone can AT LEAST find two amazing products from this article, if not more. Of course, they are all Glamour Boutique approved!
Neutralizers (Color Correctors)
Above, is a guide to accurately neutralizing your skin. If you look, you can easily find the colors you should be using to balance out your skin tone. For example, you will use an orange shade to neutralize blue hue tones on your face. Some people might be thinking, how could your skin even look blue, however, some people get blueish grey under eye circles. In this case, to hide those blueish lines, you could cover them with an orange neutralizer and then proceed to cover with beard cover and foundation for a full coverage. However, most CD and TG woman are interested in using these neutralizers to mask their beard shadow, of course! This shadow tends to give a blue tint through makeup when not neutralized. Using a bright red or orange will work perfectly for masking this blueish hue.
If you want some reliable neutralizers, take a look at the three products we really love!
This product works great as a neutralizer. Many of our customers love the results they get from using this Cream stick. The stick design makes it so easy to apply and the product rubs onto the skin nice and smoothly.
This beautiful Auguste color is a fan favorite for hiding dark circles and beard shadows. This makeup stick is also available in other shades like, blue, purple, and yellow for all different skin shades! The most common for Caucasian skin is the Auguste.
Mehron’s Clown Pink $5.95
Even though this product is made for stage makeup, this affordable, easy to use product works GREAT as a neutralizer. Its rich pigment is all you need for a wonderful neutralizer. It will hide your shadow beautifully! Think about the positives. Plus, it’s extremely affordable. Only $5.95, plus, it comes in a larger size. Definitely a product worthwhile.
Many TG and CD women love this product!
MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish Skin Corrector $14-$64
MAC Cosmetics, lets customers assemble their own skin corrector pallet. In this case, this customer selected all light colors, (Pure Orange, Ochre, Blonde Ash, and Light Peach) for a great dark circle correcting pallet. If you go on the MAC website, you can browse their many shades and create your very own color correcting makeup pallet. These products have very good reviews on their websites and they have every color that you could possibly want. However, everything is sold separately. One shade is $14 for a tiny amount of product, then their Pro Pallet case that holds four creams is another $8. So, to fill the whole pallet it would cost you $64.
Some CD and TG woman can get away with just using a good ol’ beard cover and foundation to hide their beard shadow; without the need of a neutralizer. These people don’t necessarily have thick hair on their face, and can get away with skipping this process.
We have heard very good reviews about these products below from our customers and various sources online. Remember, your beard cover should always be a shade lighter than your actual skin complexion. 😉
Mehron Tattoo Cover $10.95
Since this product is known for its great coverage of tattoos, it works fantastic with hiding your beard shadow too. We have tested this ourselves and have such faith in this products masking abilities that we sell it first hand at our online store! It truly has great coverage and is easy to apply and remove. Plus, you get a lot of product for only $10.95
It comes in Light, Medium, Tan, Dark, and Very Dark.
DermaBlend Full Coverage Cream Foundation $39
This is said to be one of the best beard covering products. It has very great reviews online and many TG women claim to love its full coverage abilities.
It is a smooth cream that is easy to apply and remove. If this product works great with covering scars and other skin imperfections, it definitely has the ability to hide most TG or CD beard shadow.
It comes in 21 different shades and has a handy-dandy “find your shade” meter that will help anyone get their correct shade.
Make Up Forever Pan Stick Foundation $32
This pan stick makeup foundation is desired by many CD and TG woman out there. They love this product for its heavier pigment and extra coverage. This foundation is thick and creamy but, does not have a cakey effect to it. It evens out beautifully on the skin.
It comes in eleven beautiful shades.
After this step, people usually apply their regular foundation, which matches their normal skin tone. Most male to female crossdressers will need a cream-based foundation like our High Pigment Foundation which gives much better coverage and lasts longer than traditional liquid foundations. For full coverage, applying a good quality foundation on top of the beard cover is necessary. I would try and keep the foundation layer light and I would recommend using a powder on top to help lock in all of the cream foundation. Be sure to apply your translucent powder when you are finished to ensure that your makeup is securely in place.
Mehron Setting Powder $7.95
This powder works great for TG and CD woman because it sets everything in place. It acts, not only, as a setting powder but, an anti-perspirant as well. This is great, since men tend to sweat more than women in general. It will keep your face nice and cool so your makeup doesn’t run! Apply all over face and neck.
For only $7.95 you get your money’s worth of product! You can’t beat this deal anywhere!
So, there you have it! If you still have questions or know of any other great products that you think should be on this list, shoot us an email at [email protected]. Thanks for reading and get to blending!
Lead picture thanks to Joseph Harwood.