Makeup: What You Need, What you Don’t
- Chain drug stores like Pharmasave or London Drugs
Pros: reasonable prices, good selection, knowledgeable, accepting staff with the time to help you.
Cons: atmosphere can be a little too open and intimidating for the first-time shopper.
Pros: reasonable prices.
Cons: limited selection and little or no assistance.
- Department store cosmetic counters
Pros: great personal assistance and advice, wide selection and high quality.
Cons: often expensive; not all staff may be knowledgeable about crossdressers’ specific requirements. Setting can be intimidating for the first-timer.
- Salons and cosmetic stores
Pros: great information, expert staff, good products; can be a very enjoyable experience.
Cons: most expensive.
- Home shopping companies like Avon and Mary Kay
Pros: accustomed to crossdressers’ requirements; respectful of the need for confidentiality; high-quality products; what you learn from a makeover appointment may be invaluable.
Cons: fairly expensive; requires coming out to your consultant. Not all consultants are familiar with the crossdresser’s needs.