Makeup is a drag queen’s best friend, and there are a few products that almost every drag queen has in their makeup kit. Here are the top 10 makeup products that every drag queen has in their makeup box, based on a list by Misty Eyez.
This #MakeupMonday post is part of our Drag Queen Style Guide series.
A thick foundation gives a drag queen a blank canvas to paint a new face on.
2. Loose Setting Powder
Once the foundation has been placed, it needs to be set so it doesn’t look overly shiny. It also comes in handy, after doing a high energy number or on a hot night, to get rid of face sweat.
3. Highlight Powder
Highlighting powder make areas of the face, such as the cheek bones, look bigger or as though they are closer to you.
4. Contour Makeup
Contouring the face does the opposite of highlighting; it makes areas of the face look smaller or as though they are farther away from you.
5. Pencil Liners
Eye liner, lip liner and eyebrow liner: a drag queens face requires a lot of different lines!
6. Eye Shadows
Shadows make the eyes POP and are often the most prominent feature of a drag queens face.
7. Liquid Liners
Liquid liners have more control than pencil liners and allow for sharper points.
You can’t put on false eyelashes without first putting mascara on your real eyelashes!
Size matters when it comes to lashes: 301s do the trick every time! Feel free to layer them up for a fuller effect.
Unfortunately, ChapStick only works for Courtney Act.
11. Clown White from Ben Nye
One product, a million uses!
H/t: Misty Eyez