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Get a fabric tape measure if you don’t already have one: Women’s sizes make no sense. Depending on what I’m buying, I wear anything from a Medium to an XL, a 6 to a 12…. don’t try to make sense of women’s sizes, they don’t make sense to begin with. Get used to the Grinch I am not Feeling very worky today shirt But I will love this basics of measuring yourself: Hips, Waist, Bust and know that sometimes you’ll need to measure other things too. Expect to have problems with BS that looks like this: Go thrifting: Thrift stores are your best friend. Your body will change a great deal in your first year or so of transition. Don’t spend a ton on clothes when you’re getting started. Out of everything that I bought when I started my transition the only thing I still wear are some of the camis I picked up and a handful of shirts (maybe 3?) Virtually nothing else fits.
There are so many stores available of course, and a lot depends on your location, budget, style, etc. For make up, I would suggest finding a simple makeup tutorial on youtube, there are so many to choose from. The creators usually state what products they are using, and often where they got them, as well as show proper application techniques. You could also (if you’re comfortable) visit a department store like Macy’s and head to the Grinch I am not Feeling very worky today shirt But I will love this makeup section. They usually are sorted by brand. You could look for an area that has a chair for makeovers and ask the person working that section for one. Afterwards, they will try to sell you the products they used. If there’s a Sephora or other makeup store in your area, the associates there would also be able to help you. You could also just try picking up a few things from the drug store (foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, subtle lipstick, and mascara would be the basics). Be warned that cheap makeup is cheap for a reason. Don’t go outrageous, but be prepared to shell out a bit, at least to get started. You’ll also need a set of brushes for application OF foundation and eyeshadow. A word of caution: stay away from brightly colored eyeshadow unless you become very good at it. Stick to more neutal tans, browns, Etc. Also, top eyeliner is hard, especially wings. It will take a while to master that, getting them even is the hardest part. Do not become discouraged if you can’t get it right away, same with the rest of it. It’s a skill that takes time to master, like everything else.