You know how I love Quora. There is so much good information and here is a good question i saw recently:
How do I make myself (a guy) look more feminine naturally and safely?
I assume the intent was to not use hormones or have any surgeries. This is a very reasonable discussion point that addresses many concerns that one might have as they navigate the transgender spectrum.Many of the points that Julia discusses work so well for me. I am taken as female more so now than ever; my intention. The gender lines well blurred intentionally. I have found that it is so much better to be accepted covertly (naturally) rather than forcing an over-the-top presentation. The latter always prompts the thought, "What is wrong with this look?"
From Julia's personal experience:
Making yourself look more feminine “naturally and safely” sounds reasonable to me, so here we go…
#1 - First, learn how to use skin care products. That will make a noticeable - and an almost immediate difference in your complexion. I personally use skin care products like makeup. I use three to five skin care products on most days, and on some days even more. My face starts out squeaky clean right out of the shower, then I use one or two serums, followed by moisturizers on my checks, neck, and eye area (three separate products). When I’m finished, my skin is glowing and definitely looks more like a woman’s skin than a man’s.
#2 - I occasionally wear makeup too. The photo you see at the top of this answer is similar to what I wear myself, and I typically add a finishing powder like this one: Bobbi Brown brightening finishing powder bronze glow.
#3 - I get my eyebrows threaded every two weeks into a feminine arch:
#4 - I get my nails manicured every week using the Essie nail color you see below:
#5 - I wear women’s clothing every day - and everywhere. I typically wear women’s designer jeans, women’s leggings, women’s tops, and women’s underwear. I have a full wardrobe of women’s clothing, including accessories.
#6 - I carry a woman’s handbag when I go shopping: