Part of this is to be able to cross dress in a way which is passable and acceptable to the world we live.
Having a new hairdo at your local salon or having a transvestite makeover or buying some great clothes at a local shop or online where the staff understand our needs and are transgender friendly.
Millions of people now like to cross dress and they want to learn how to do it properly so they can step into the other gender role, this includes dressing for the occasion having the skills to create the illusion from a very good male female makeover, or they want to learn voice feminization techniques and all of which helps to allow a smooth transition with very little heartache because we can blend in nicely to our everyday lives as a passable and accepted member of the female gender role.
There are also those of us who wish to dress to kill, so to speak, and want to take the extreme makeup and clothes route and this would tend to steer toward the drag makeover person - we all have our special desires when it comes to male to female makeup makeover needs.
It is worth noting that clothing that can look great on a woman does NOT always look great on a transgender, transvestite, or cross dresser so please be aware of this and find transvestite clothing that makes you passable as a woman or doesn't make you look to big, wide or tall.
As a man who wished to cross dress as a women and create the ultimate illusion of being a female or if you wish to be a woman (transsexual) then you will need to learn and master the art of a transvestite makeover.
The art of the makeup makeover is to learn how to apply makeup, how much to apply and what makeup products to use to best suit the male skin types.
Again, all skin types vary so it is a good idea to get some professional advice from a makeup artist or a good makeup makeover book or cross dressing guide.
There are a few brilliant makeup guides which have been written by experienced transgender and cross dressers specifically for us and they are worth buying as a good transvestite makeover is the no.
1 starting point for being able to pass as a female.
Note: There are a few really great makeup products for transgender people, and a lot of transvestites do use a makeup range called 'Dermablend by Vichy' which to me could be classed as a miracle product and one which I would not personally be without.
It is good to understand that learning to cross dress the correct way will take you on an enjoyable and lifelong journey and be one of discovery to your true inner self.
However, when you first start out it can be common that you will be nervous or even over keen to dress in some outrageous clothes, shoes and makeup but you should bear in mind that not everyone will accept the way you look, at least not to start with, and you should be prepared for how others will react to you and if you are prepared for this then it will make it much easier to deal with the knock backs - don't let anybody or anything put you off your dreams or ambitions as a transgender person.