Make Up

The Boudoir takes a truly professional approach to make up. Attention to detail is paramount - that's my philosophy not only for make up but for every other aspect of The Boudoir's services. Each makeover takes about 45 minutes and the emphasis here is on individuality. Clients are actually asked how they want to look and in general they set the brief for the whole image that is created within their appointment. No two makeovers are ever exactly the same.

 

Which make up do you use?

I only use the very best quality products from Charles Fox, London's leading theatrical make up suppliers along with classic brands such as MAC and Dior. Theatrical make up is ideal for male to female makeovers as it gives excellent coverage for beard shadow and is designed to withstand the heat of both theatre and television studio lights. This is useful for several reasons - wearing a wig prevents heat escaping from your head and has the same effect as wearing a woolly hat hence making you feel warmer than usual. Also some people wear tight fitting corsets, again a factor that will make you hotter than normal, and of course, many people get quite nervous when they venture out dressed the first few times, consequently becoming a little hot and bothered. These are all factors that will contribute to making your face hot and in turn your make up may melt. With theatrical make up however, you can have the confidence that it will stay where it is put and will not melt or thin out in any way and show that classic five o'clock shadow that can often spoil the look.

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My face isn't very feminine, how can you help?

The power of make up never ceases to amaze me. Even with my own face, I am constantly fascinated at just how much I can change my own image by using different make up techniques. The way in which I make you up is designed specifically for turning a masculine face into a feminine face. On a female face, this application would make a woman look like a drag queen (I should know, I've done it!!), but on a male face the results are stunning. One thing that you must bear in mind is that you need to be realistic - I am not offering miracles. If you have an incredibly large nose or tiny eyes, there is only so much that can be done to play down a feature or enhance one, but I can guarantee you that you will look the very best that you can possibly look. Whether you have a long face, a short wide face, or very bushy eyebrows for example, there are ways around these problems. This may involve using false eyelashes or a certain style of wig to hide part of the width of your face, or a wig with a good fringe to hide eyebrows that can't be waxed down.  I can assure you that if there is a way to make you look great….I will find it!!

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What kind of looks can I go for in terms of make up?

You can go for any look that you desire with the make up. Some examples and ideas are listed below - remember every makeover can be individually tailored for each person.

  • Day look or natural
  • Convincing evening look
  • Dramatic evening look
  • Tarty
  • Rock chick
  • Look-a-like (just bring me a photo of your favourite celebrity)
  • Drag queen
  • Borderline drag
  • Gothic 
  • Make up from your favourite era (again just bring me a photo, it could be 60s, 70s etc.)

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Does the make up you use last for a long time?

I have road tested this make up for the last five years now and in my experience it copes exceptionally well with the rigorous demands of a shopping trip, a hot night out in a club and photographs.

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Is it easy to remove all the make up at the end of my appointment?

Much care and attention is paid to making sure that every scrap of make up is off at the end of your appointment. I appreciate that this is of crucial importance to my clients and leaving with the total confidence that there are no visible traces of make up is vital. I do not want you coming back and moaning at me for sending you away with make up still on, so I am scrupulous with my checks on you before you leave!!

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Can I learn to do my own make up?

Make up lessons are a popular part of the service at The Boudoir. I do not expect my clients to only ever venture out when I do their make up as this would prevent their natural progression and development. Therefore I do offer a complete and comprehensive make up lesson explaining the techniques used at The Boudoir. Each lesson takes approximately 2 hours and is interactive in the sense that I make up half of your face step by step, and you complete the other half of your face under my guidance. 

Make Up Lesson - £150

 

 

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Where can I buy the make up from to use myself?

It is available to buy at The Boudoir during a visit or you can also purchase direct from The Boudoir Shop in the comfort of your own home.

Make up is available as separate items or in the three great value kits detailed below, there is also a set of brushes and applicators available:

The Foundation Make Up Kit – £35.99

The Foundation Kit

The Foundation Make up Kit contains everything you will need to create a complete, smooth and long lasting base ready for the application of the rest of your make up. If applied correctly, you should be able to successfully cover all signs of any beard shadow and help to create a convincing, feminine look that should last all night. All of the make up items are the very highest quality theatrical products tried and tested countless times by the clientele of The Boudoir.

Please inform me of your skin colour when you order. i.e. Very fair, fair, medium, medium dark, olive skinned, Asian, or black. This will enable us to send you the correct foundation colour.

  • 1 x Powder Puff
  • 1 x Powder Brush
  • 5 x Latex Blending Wedges
  • 1 x TV Paint Stick
  • 1 x Translucent Powder
  • 1 x Concealer/Highlighter

The Full Make Up Kit — £99.99

The Complete Kit

The Full Make Up Kit contains everything you will need to create a complete facial transformation from male to female. All of the make up items are the very highest quality theatrical products tried and tested countless times by the clientele of The Boudoir. When applied in the right way, your make up included in this kit will help to create a convincing, feminine look that should last all night.

Please inform me of your skin colour when you order. i.e. Very fair, fair, medium, medium dark, olive skinned, Asian, or black. This will enable us to send you the correct foundation colour.

  • 1 x TV Paint Stick
  • 1 x Concealer/Highlighter
  • 1 x Translucent Powder
  • 1 x White Eyeshadow
  • 1 x Brown Eyeshadow
  • 1 x Duo Eye Pencil (Black and Brown)
  • 1 x Black Caked Liquid Eyeliner
  • 1 x Black Mascara (Not Pictured)
  • 1 x Eyebrow Plastic
  • 1 x False Eyelashes
  • 1 x Blusher
  • 1 x Bronzing Powder
  • 1 x Lip Pencil
  • 1 x Lip Stick
  • 5 x Latex Blending Wedges
  • 1 x Powder Puff
  • 5 x Sponge Tip Eyeshadow Applicators
  • 1 x Powder Brush
  • 1 x Blusher Brush
  • 1 x Lip Brush
  • 1 x Eyeliner Brush
  • 1 x Large Socket Line Brush
  • 1 x Eyeshadow/Blending Brush
  • 1 x Eyebrow Comb/Brush  

For Your Eyes Only Kit – £48.99

For Your Eyes Only Makeup Kit

It's all in the eyes!! A very important part of any girl's look is sexy eyes. Make up can really bring your eyes to life if the right products are used in the correct way. This kit contains everything you will need to create a fabulous smouldering look, from eye make up to brushes, sexy false lashes and glue - even eyebrow plastic to cover up those bushy brows!!

  • 1 x White Eyeshadow
  • 1 x Brown Eyeshadow
  • 1 x Black Caked Liquid Eyeliner
  • 1 x Black Mascara
  • 1 x Duo Eyebrow Pencil (Black and Brown)
  • 1 x Eyebrow Plastic
  • 1 x False Eyelashes
  • 1 x Eyeliner Brush
  • 1 x Eyebrow Comb/Brush
  • 1 x Large Socket Line Brush
  • 1 x Eyelash Adhesive
  • 5 x Sponge Tip Eyeshadow Applicators

The Brush Kit – £29.99

Brushes Kit

There is nothing more important than having the correct tools for the job. Make up is no different. This Brush Kit will arm you with the very best brushes and applicators you need to create an effective male to female makeover.

  • 1 x Powder Brush
  • 1 x Blusher Brush
  • 1 x Powder Puff
  • 5 x Latex Blending Wedges
  • 5 x Sponge Tip Eye Shadow Applicators
  • 1 x Eyeliner Brush
  • 1 x Large Socket Line Brush
  • 1 x Eyeshadow/Blending Brush
  • 1 x Eyebrow Comb/Brush
  • 1 x Lip Brush (Not Pictured)

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Do you have a video or CD Rom I can purchase?

Trading Faces Video or CD Rom - £24.95

My world famous “Trading Faces” video/CD Rom shows you everything you need to achieve a stunning change from male to female, using only the very basics of make  up. Watch and learn as you are walked through a complete make up session, giving you valuable advice as the transformation progresses. See for yourself how to professionally apply the make up, and learn the techniques necessary to create a most natural feminine look. The tutorial is complete with before/after comparisons, computer-generated illustrations and 'Quick Info' pages between each section. This video/CD Rom is the only choice for those who wish to master male to female make up application for themselves.

Trading Shapes/Faces Video and CD Rom

It is available to buy at The Boudoir during a visit or you can also purchase direct from The Boudoir Shop in the comfort of your own home.

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Wigs

Boudoir clients are welcome to try on as many wigs as possible during their appointment. Each wig is individually styled to suit the overall look that the individual client has chosen. Customers can spend time experimenting with a few different looks i.e. long blonde, short red, brunette, curly etc. I have a personal passion for wigs and I constantly update and change my wig collection to suit all the tastes and preferences of my customers. Whether you are 19 or 90, I will have a good range of various wigs to suit your age, face and tastes. 

I have everything from streaked and hi-lighted trendy styles right through to the slightly more demure styles that my more mature clients favour. You are also more than welcome to bring your own wigs to The Boudoir and I will always enjoy the challenge of making them into something you never knew they could be!! I can show you how to style your own wig in the maximum number of styles possible. I firmly believe in making your wig work for you and I have been known to achieve at least 7 different styles from a simple shoulder length bob.  All my wigs are kept clean and immaculate at all times.

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Nails

Manicures and false nails are part of the typical appointment - beautifully painted in a colour of your choice.

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