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Drag Queen Makeup and the art of transformation is sometimes a well kept trade secret. Some main stream makeup applications don’t apply well to drag queens. If you’ve been watching Rupaul’s Drag Race and were curious to how they do it, we’ve got you covered.
For the seasoned professional illusionist it has come as second nature, but for those who are new to doing drag, we will try to help you along.
With a series of hints and tips along with some video’s to help you get the ball rolling. We will be covering everything you could want to know about drag makeup, and for you drag kings we will be throwing in a few tips for you as well.
When necessary we will try and help you with product and other information. Remember smoke and mirrors as you do your makeup. It’s all just an illusion and it does make you feel pretty!
1. Glue Stick or Spirit Gum
2. A day cream or moisturizer (this helps to keep your skin healthy after all that makeup)
3. Makeup Brushes for smooth and easy control.
4. Foundation, Concealer, Cosmetic powder.
5. Blush Pallet.
6. Eye Shadows (preferably in a color pallet that can be blended.)
7. Eyeliner (Pencil or Liquid)
9. Lipstick and Lipstick Gloss
11. Artificial Eyelashes
12. Glitter Optional!
Make sure that your face is clean of oil and debris and that you have put on your day cream and or moisturizer. We’ve found that a nice foundation primer helps keep you makeup on and your skin fresh. Next we are going to show you how to conceal and cover your eyebrows. This step is a trick from the seasoned pros, and if you want a really dramatic look. Off we go...
By now you will have your eyebrows concealed and it’s time to put the foundation on. You don’t have to use the method above, you could always use white concealer to hide your eyebrows, the look is up to you to decide.
After you’ve applied your foundation, the next thing you have to do is to blend and contour your foundation. In the next tip we will explain how to shadow and contour your makeup.
With your foundation set, and your highlights, shadowing and contour done. We can proceed to the next exciting step in your makeup extravaganza. In the next tutorial we will cover eyebrows and eye shadows. This is the creative part as their are many colors of eyes shadows and lots of way to express yourself through those colors.
Now that your eyebrows and eye shadows are looking gorgeous, we will tackle the last step in this series. Eyelashes and Lips. Creating the perfect pout is a key ingredient to finishing your drag queen look. Do you have thin lips, don’t worry with this tutorial you will have full on smackers.
After you have all your drag queen makeup completed all that’s left is to decide on your outwit, your wig and some accessories and your ready to go!