Saturday, December 2, 2017

Under It All

Dear Stana,

Do you wear makeup or foundation?



(Wow — What a compliment if Lisa thought I didn't wear makeup or foundation!)

I do wear makeup and foundation, but before I wear makeup, I put on moisturizer. Every morning after I shower and shave, even on those days I am not presenting as a woman, I apply moisturizer to my face and neck.

For years, I never did any day-to-day facial maintenance. When I went out, I'd apply makeup to my unmaintained face and I looked good for a man in a dress, but I never achieved that "feminine best" look that I saw on other women.

One morning, looking in the mirror at the wrinkles developing around my eyes, I decided I had better do something about it.

Since I am an Avon lady, I was familiar with their array of skin care products, so I started using one of their products that deal with wrinkles around the eyes

After a week or so, the wrinkles were less noticeable. After a few weeks, I had to examine my eyes closely to find the wrinkles. I was sold and decided to experiment with other skin care products, primarily moisturizers

After using skin care products for over 12 years, my wrinkles are hardly noticeable and my skin is smoother, more supple, and healthier-looking. My makeup goes on easier and looks better. Professional makeup consultants have complimented me on my complexion. And now I can achieve that "feminine best" look.

I cannot emphasize enough the need to maintain your skin on a daily basis. You cannot look your feminine best unless you take care of your face everyday. Currently, I use Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer in the morning and Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System in the morning and evening. They work for me, but your mileage may vary.

Source: Bebe
Wearing Bebe (Source: Bebe)

Karyl Norman
Karyl Norman, early 20th Century professional femulator


  1. In the pic of you with the strawberry blond hair color I love how your blue eyes pop. You look very pretty.

  2. You made my day, Connie! Thank-you!

  3. We genetic males have more collagen in our skin than genetic women our age (mid 60's). So with proper care our skin can look younger than genetic women our age.