Shantay, you stay: Top 7 beauty secrets that RuPaul’s Drag Race has taught us

RuPaul’s Drag Race is an iconic show full not only of drag queens and drag drama, but also of talent – and when we say talent, we mean the lavish custom-made outfits, extravagant wigs, and of course, the drag makeup that slays. Here are top 7 beauty secrets that we have learned from RuPaul’s Drag Race that will have you looking fierce:

  1. Bake your Face

Baking the face is something that most, if not all, of the queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race do. If you’re new to this concept, baking your face means to put a thick layer of powder, commonly loose translucent powder, to sit under areas of the face that tend to crease. Let this ‘bake’ your foundation and concealer for 5 to 10 minutes, then dust it off for flawless and creaseless skin.

  1. Your Brows Are Important

Do not underestimate the power of what brows can do for your face! It’s not a secret that most drag queens cover their eyebrows with glue and foundation so that they have a clean canvas for creating extraordinary brow looks, but you don’t have to do this at all – the point is – your brows matter! Whether you’re going for natural or dramatic, keep those brows on fleek!

Moisturise the face

  1. Moisturise and Hydrate the Base

In order to first have an immaculate base, moisturising your face is extremely important. Prepping your face with moisturising and hydrating products before applying any makeup is what will give your skin that extra glow and smoothness to help you beat your face.

  1. Your Neck, Chest, and Shoulders are Part of Your Base

An annoying peeve that may grate on the nerves of many drag queens? When people don’t blend their foundation towards their neck, chest, and shoulders! This is basic Drag Makeup 101 – blend, blend, blend! If you’re wearing an outfit that covers your shoulders and most of your chest, you can skip these parts, but the neck is a must for blending foundation – you don’t want a dramatic visible difference between your face and your neck or shoulders..

  1. Never Forget to Highlight

In the words of drag queen Tayce herself, “If my highlight can’t be seen from space, I’m staying in.” so never, ever, forget to highlight! Place your highlight on the high planes of your face for a radiant and dewy face for the gods that’ll have you slaying left, right, and centre!

drag queen applies makeup

  1. Trim Those Falsies

Trust us when we say that trimming your false lashes will give you better precision and control over how you want your lashes to look. The ideal method is to cut them into three sections, placing them all as close to your lash line as possible. Of course this may take longer than placing a whole band on there, but congratulations – you’ve got more natural and sleek looking lashes.

  1. Wrinkles? Egg Whites Will Do the Trick

Are your wrinkles showing? Not today, Satan, not today. Learn a trick from two from Tammie Brown who uses egg whites to help prevent wrinkles. Simply dab egg whites over your wrinkles and let it dry, then put foundation on top.