Apr 10, 2014

Drag Queen Inspired!

I have a confession to make. I wish I was a drag queen! No really, I want to be a man who dresses up like a lady. I saw my first drag show at around the age of 16 and I have been in love with queens ever since! The giant hair, the bright makeup, the glittery clothes, for some reason it all looks better on a man! :P

Anyways, I have been on a RuPaul's Drag Race binge lately and was inspired to come up with this look:

I took another foray into the world of fake lashes for this look. It wouldn't be a proper drag queen look without false eyelashes! I took me about 3 tries and one eye stabbing to get them on properly though... I also find them very uncomfortable to wear, but they are just cheap-o lashes from amazon. I went with the most natural looking lashes I had since I tried heavier ones first and gave up on those, lol. You can sort of see in the third picture how messed up my eyeliner looks and this is because of all the eyelash issues I had.

For my eyes I mainly used my BH Cosmetics 88 matte palette, except for the inner 1/3 of my eye and inner corner which is Pistachio eyeshadow by Madison Street Beauty. I used various shades of brown from the palette to do the cut crease and the bottom lashline. I then filled in the centre of my lid with a bright green from the 88 palette.

The most fun I had in this look was with the contouring. I don't know how well it shows up in the photos, but I really contoured the crap out of my face. I first used my ELF Blush & Bronzer Cream in St. Lucia under my cheeks, under my chin, along my jawbone and hairline, as well as in my temples. I set that cream with the ELF Blush and Bronzer powder in the same colour. I then used a medium brown from the 88 matte palette to contour my cheeks further, as well as the sides of my nose and around the end of my nose. I then used a very small bit of the blush side of the St. Lucia duo on the sides of my cheekbones, just for a slight hint of colour in my cheeks.

I filled my eyebrows in with a very dark, almost black brown shade. I made them as arched as I could and blended the inner part downwards into the cut crease line. I then pulled the corner of the blended part further in toward my nose.

And finally, just to keep this look as crazy as possible, I needed to add a bright teal lipstick. I used my trusty Impulse Cosmetics lipstick in Lobotomy. In true drag queen fashion I did go farther outside of my lipline to make my lips look larger. I didn't go very far outside of it though, so my lips still look pretty tiny, but did make my cupid's bow as pointy as possible.

That's it for the look! Do you watch RuPaul's Drag Race? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I think the fabulousness of the look isn't in the colors you chose, it's the precise angles and sharp lines. I agree with Sonya, fierce!