I am with BigJ here.
Given the contours of my face and grain direction, some areas don't make sense to go ATG; some areas don't make sense to go XTG. You might have luck with diagonal strokes in your problem areas. Shortening your ATG strokes might also be helpful.
In my experience, Feathers...
I came here to suggest Pasteur's Pharmacy in Manhattan since they will deliver, although their pricing may not be as competitive as WCS or Maggard. Ordering directly from MdC is fair when ordering multiple soaps or a soap and EdT (the vetyver EdT is excellent imo).
It seems like you are scraping the skin, which is mostly an angle issue. There is slight-to-moderate variance for the optimum angle between different razors. Before I had the hang of my razor, I found it helpful to start with cap against my face (handle perpendicular) and gradually position the...
I didn't like like Fougere when I sniffed it at Pasteur's (I was comparing it to SV Felce Aromatica which I already had) and left with Vetiver -- my favorite soap. I ended up ordering Fougere a couple months later and it has definitely grown on me to the point of favoring it over the SV. Fougere...
Early AM shave
Prep: several splashes of warm water and GD Lavender Bouquet Pre-Shave
Brush: Super Plush Synth
Soap: MdC Fougère
Razor: Feather AS-D2
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2nd shave)
AS: Thayer's Lavender WH + Facial Oil blend
10/10. Only items I have interest in changing for home shaves...