I received an e-mail this morning from a girl overseas, who is hesitant about going out en femme because she wants to make sure she passes. (Crossdressing in public can result in a jail term in her country of residence.)
She attached a photo to her e-mail and asked if I could offer any advice.
She looked absolutely beautiful. Her hair and makeup were perfect. Her femulation was almost perfect, but there was one telltale sign that gave her away: her beard.
I assume she shaved as closely as possible, so what appeared in her photo were the hairs of her beard just beneath the skin. They are more obvious in photographs, but they are also likely visible with the naked eye and might give her away if she goes out en femme.
So, I recommended that she use a beard cover under her foundation.
Beard cover is readily available stateside, but I don't know about its availability where she lives now. I wish her the best of luck.
(By the way, the photo accompanying this post is not the photo of the girl who asked me for advice.)