Sunday, February 10, 2019
A dear friend offered to do my lashes for me. She is super into makeup and beauty products and such and she has taught herself to do lash extensions. I am trying to be a bit more outgoing and adventurous in regards to doing things, so while in the past I would have declined, this time I accepted. We setup the date and time, and that came around this morning.
I was surprised at how nervous I was about doing it though. I wasn't concerned about the person who offered to do them. I had confidence in her. I wasn't nervous about hanging out with her either, she's a total doll and fun to be around. I was nervous about two things really 1 - could I actually sit and allow someone to do this to me? And 2 - how would it look.
The first thing was pretty minor. But I do remember my first time or two of having someone else putting mascara on me as going fairly poorly. In general I also really suck at using mascara. I can generally use it but I frequently lament to my wife that I smacked myself again with the mascara stick! Having done so many hours of facial electrolysis at this point made sitting for this lash work easy peasy!
The second issue is kind of a big deal. I mean it is a big deal to lots of people, but to trans people it is a really big issue. Most of us are quite insecure about our looks, as many people are, but when trans people's looks are not on, it can affect how people gender us. And that really sucks. What often sucks more is that it can affect how well people will perceive us as being able to do the gender we are wanting to. I know trans men who worry their look is not male enough, and many trans women that worry their look is not female enough, and non-binary humans who worry that their look is not "in-between" enough. It really sucks when someone judges you to fail at being your gender because you somehow don't match up to their expectations.
Hmmmph! So yeah, I was quite worried about what the outcome of the installation of my very first set of lash extensions would prove to be. In the end? As with most things, my worry was for nothing, I LOVE my new lashes! I think they are a great way to help feminize my features and they will be there regardless of makeup. In the photo, all I have on is my sparkly pink lipstick. And that rocks!
Alrighty. I hope you all are well. Thanks for visiting.
Love long luscious lashes!
Ooooohhhh----- I just realized, you can get a good before-after shot with the photos I posted with my last post. Fun!