Hello Group! So there ARE CDs in conservative ol' Wisconsin!?! 😉 I'm a pan Sub/bottle who'll crossdress if my Vers/Doms partners like it AND, occassionally alone for my own enjoyment & practice. I really enjoy rummaging thru my seemingly infinite stockpile of individulally purchased, mostly thrift store clothing items to create an outfit/look - at least when that turns out well. Make-up on the otherhand is often the bane of my CD world. Prior to starting dressing a handful of years ago, I knew nothing about it. A Drag Queen friend gave me a few half-hearted lessons. I've watched a slew of tutorial videos. But there is SOOO much I don't know/understand & so much experience I'm lacking. Plus I have some pre-existing obstcles/challenges: 1) I'm 53 & have never taken good care of my skin (in fact, in my youth I was a sun-seeker). So, it's not cracked leather; but it's FAR from a baby's bottom. 2) I've always been clean-shave & never thought my facial hair was that thick - UNTIL I started doing make-up. Now, I shave just before I start & by time I've finished (I admit I'm not terribly good, therefore not terribly quick), it seems TO ME at least a 5:00-shadow is starting to show thru. And 3) I must be somewhat allergic to some/all(?) powders. Anytime I "over" use (& "over" doesn't take all that much), my eyes are so red the look like I've been on a 3-day bender, followed by a smoke-fest. I'm hoping to find someone who really KNOWS make-up (for men especially), ideally a professional MUA, who would help me choose the right products, teach me the right techniques and, for "hot dates" maybe even make me up him/herself. Hopefully, in time, that could become more of a friendship & less of a professional realationship. Am I dreaming to think I might find that in/near lil' ol' Appleton?!?