Man to Woman Makeup Transformations

Updated April 30, 2018
Man to Woman Makeup Transformation

Using makeup to transform a man into a woman doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. As a matter of fact, it can be fun. Watching the videos and using the makeup tips and tricks below, along with a little practice of your own, can make it easy to change a man into a beautiful woman.

Creating the Illusion

Have you ever met a beautiful woman only to find out later that she was a man? Mind-blowing, wasn't it? The videos below will reveal that makeup is capable of creating an illusion that can fool anyone.

Beauty Queen

This talented makeup artist proves that any man can be a beauty queen. Here, he turns an ordinary young man into a gorgeous feminine beauty.


A do-it-yourself makeup transition from male to female is not likely to be as good as one done by a professional makeup artist, but it can still be pretty amazing. Watch as this young man does an incredible job transforming himself into a beautiful wide-eyed and sweet looking young girl.

Guy to Girl

With the help of a few makeup tricks and a wig, this LA colorist is transformed into a Taylor Swift look alike. Watch to see how contouring and proper blending can enhance a man's face with feminine touches.

Tips and Hints

Probably the most important thing for you to remember is that makeup is meant to conceal what you don't want others to see and highlight what you do want them to see. You can take it as far as drag makeup, or keep it subtle. The choice is up to you, but these tips will help.

Cover Your Beard

To get the best look, always start with a clean-shaven and moisturized face. Red lipstick and a good concealer will help hide the five-o'clock shadow. There are two ways these can be applied:

  • Use concealer mixed with a cheap red lipstick. Dab it on and smooth it out until it looks even.
  • Dot red lipstick on the beard area, and then apply concealer and blend the two into your skin to even everything out.

Use Foundation

Foundation evens out your skin tone, giving you a more finished look. It also provides a base you can build upon when you contour using lighter and darker shades.

  • Choose a color that matches your skin tone.
  • Liquid foundation is probably the most common choice.
  • Powder works better for those whose skin is oilier.
  • If you have large pores, it may be necessary to use both liquid and powder foundation to minimize their appearance.

Try Contouring and Highlighting

To apply your makeup effectively, you need to know a few key differences between the male and female face.

  • The male hairline is higher and is a different shape.
  • The forehead is larger and tends to slope backward.
  • The brow bone and jaw are more pronounced.
  • The nose is wider and more prominent.

As the videos above show contouring and highlighting are very important when you're creating the illusion of a perfectly shaped feminine face.

Play Up the Eyes, Lips, and Cheeks

Now it's time to play up the feminine with color. It's best to start with simple neutral colors that will bring out your more feminine features and then expand on those with layers of color according to the look you're trying to achieve.

The best way to find the right palette of colors for your skin's undertone is to schedule a consultation with a professional who can also help you learn the art of applying makeup.

Have Fun

While transforming a man into a woman with makeup can take time and a bit of artistic talent, it can also be fun. Skillful application is critical if a man is to be the most beautiful and feminine version of himself possible. So, practice, practice, practice and experiment with colors and styles until you find those that are right, both for you and the occasion.

Man to Woman Makeup Transformations