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If you want to be pretty like me, start with reading my Five Beauty Essentials. If that doesn’t make you pretty enough, read on.
I almost always feature dark lips. The only inconvenient part of them is they usually get all over the place after giving head, so I almost aways powder over them with a little bit of Coty Airspun Translucent Powder.
There was just something so glamourous about Jennifer Tilly’s CHANEL Vamp lipstick in Bound that had a permanent impact on me. I think the super dark red, neutral, or black going into white ombre just looks more high fashion without being too anti-fashion to be palatable. If you need a pick me up and feel like something different, I usually go for M.A.C.’s cyber shade, it’s the closest you could get to Chanel’s Vamp. Anyways, M.A.C’s nightmoth is the perfect dark neutral shade to work with any kind of dark lip! A mix of dark purpley-brown-dark red. Sometimes I will actually draw the entire lip just with this liner. It shows up well and looks good in pictures and real life.
Now, I’m not going to lie about it… I’ve usually come up from some bong rips in the process of doing my makeup, so I usually can see just how white a white eyeliner really is. Keep in mind my white liner is battling foundation, powders, and shadows so it needs to stay on and it needs to pop! When I first started doing drag, I bought white liner from every major manufacturer, but they all would apply too inconsistently and they would fade into the background in face of all the other products competing for attention on my visage. Pardon the pun, M.A.C. by far is the best. It’s not the cheapest white liner on the market but because of the quality it should be every girl’s essential! And with the amount I apply, I will see traces of it after the shower and through the next day.
OK y’all I HATE doing shadow. I love contouring, doing cheeks and lips, I love liners, and I love brows. I always dread when I first go in with the eyeshadow, because I know that all of a sudden I’m going to feel the tediousness of a process that still takes me a long time to get it right. With that being said, this palette actually gives me the motivation to get those eyes on point because, in all honesty, these colors are all gorgeous neutrals, and more importantly, versatile (just like me).
Walk of Shame is my favorite, it’s a really beautiful light neutral that works great for any shadow- day or night. The Basic palette is all matte shades, if you like shimmer I suggest the Urban Decay Naked 1 or 2 Palette. I seriously think those are the best-selling eye shadow palettes in the country right now. However, the versatility of the Basic Palette makes it compatible with any skin tone, which is another big thing for me. Also, they are all vegan and cruelty free which is always nice.
When I first started doing makeup, I assumed a thin layer of foundation and powder would be enough to make a shadow pop. As far as getting the true depth out of any shadow, a primer has been this girl’s essential! I usually put a small amount on the lid then a little bit on the bottom as well. It really helps with making colors pop! For subtle, daytime professional looks, a primer is not necessary, but if you are going for a glam attention-grabbing shade then a primer will help a great deal with the application and blending. Since I’m using a lot of shadow, the stickiness helps to get the shadow on the eyelid instead of falling all over the cheekbones.
Detox from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 was featuring this so I had to buy it. And P.S. she should have won! Anyways, since it goes on as a liquid, the control is a lot more precise which is really nice when you’re using it as an ombre. I was pleasantly surprised to find a bitch could hit her chillum under the overpass and the lips aren’t going anywhere! I got the yellow and white and started using them every time I do lips for a gorgeous ombre effect. I am crazy about OCC Lip Tars, I think they’re going to be on the market for a very long time.