canislupussignatus asked: Oh and about the eyebrows, I don't really know what to do since they are naturally very thin, I've never even groomed them lol maybe I just need to darken them?
Well, that’s lucky! Yeah, darkening would definitely help, guys tend to have darker hair as you know. :)
canislupussignatus asked: I'm trying to look more androgynous as well, while wearing my hair long (I tried cutting it short, but didn't feel like myself really). Do you have any tips (makeup, clothes, ...)? I have found that tying your hair back but not very tight and closer to your neck, (like this: ) can help...
I did a lot of research into this because I want to keep my hair long and frankly, don’t have the face to pull off short hair. I just researched long haired guys and their hairstyles and the best option for me was a middle part with slightly layered hair and no fringe. If you want long androgynous hair, it will be exceedingly hard if you have a fringe. I’m still in the process of growing mine out! But, I have a long face and I don’t like my hair to sit flat, so I put product in it to make it have that messy, wavy bed-hair look.
As for makeup, I wear foundation, darken my eyebrows with a brown eyebrow pencil and apply brown mascara very lightly. No eyeliner or blush, just the basics. Although, I am a redhead so I have to darken my eyelashes and eyebrows otherwise they would be blonde. If you’re a brunette/black-haired then it would be best to just wear foundation if you’re not comfortable without makeup on (like me).
Grow your eyebrows out, but still groom them. My eyebrows have a high arch so I need to grow them out so they appear more flat and thick like a mans. I cannot express how important eyebrows are as an indicator of gender.
As far as clothes go, it depends what style you’re trying to achieve. I’m going for a “dapper” style with button up t-shirts, slacks/suit-pants and deck shoes/dress shoes but that’s likely to change! It’s important to wear what you feel comfortable in, most of all.
Where androgyny is concerned, it’s all about balance. Analyse yourself and analyse males. What parts of your body/face are girly and what clothes will accentuate that or tone it down?
I myself have a feminine face and legs but wide shoulders and small breasts; so I’m working on thinning down my legs and growing out my hair to give my face a sharper look.
I really hope this helped, I’m a beginner as well so I hope we can go on this long haired androgyny journey together!
Here are some links you may find useful:
^Look in the right side bar for all the male clothes you might need.
Also, search “long haired guys” in the tumblr search bar and you will see all the examples of how they wear long hair.
Side note: I am constantly perusing male and female fashion blogs to find similarities between the two, this is how I develop my style. I personally don’t want to look like a girl in guy clothing or a guy in general, my aim is to walk the line and that’s a very hard thing to do, so the best of luck to you!