Drag Queen Tips
Dressing in drag is an unusual look not for the feint of heart. The drag queen tips listed here are designed to assist someone wanting to adopt it.
Drag Queen Tips and Advice
More Expensive Products Are Not Necessarily Better
Why buy top-of-the line makeup brands when more reasonably-priced brands will work just as well? See what your local drug store has to offer before visiting the cosmetics counter at a department store.
Draw Attention to Your Best Features
Use a bold lip color or eyeliner to de-emphasize such features as a strong jaw line. Having long hair tends to draw the eye down (away from the face) as well.
A sunscreen should always be used on the face before applying foundation of any kind.
Hide Those Eyebrows
Eyebrow wax is a product used to smooth down eyebrows and hide them.
Pancake Makeup Provides Great Coverage
Pancake makeup hides shadows and blemishes and looks very much like a second skin when applied. This makes a clean canvas for applying other products.
Use Powder to Contour the Face
Apply brown powder in the area running from under the ear to the jaw line. Then extend the line of powder under the chin for definition. Another good drag queen tip is to apply the same contouring powder under the cheek bones for extra definition.
Translucent powder is applied after the foundation/base to set it. This will prevent the foundation from wiping off.
Apply Colors with a Brush
Small paint brushes (like those used for oil painting) may be used to apply make-up. The can be used for both liquid and dry products.
Glue Your False Eyelashes
A small amount of glue (use spirit gum) may be applied to the strip holding the false eyelashes to keep them in place. Do not put the glue directly on the skin! Wait a few moments after gluing the strip before putting them on.
Use Baby Oil to Remove Spirit Gum
It's an inexpensive alternative to a "spirit gum remover."
Use a Lip Liner Before Applying Lipstick
Choose a color for the lip liner that is slightly darker than the lip color you have chosen. This combination will make the lips protrude, giving a look similar to what you would see after undergoing collagen treatments.
Create Cleavage Using Medical Tape
This process will take two people:
- Shave the chest (if you are a man)
- Push the pecs together
- Hold the pecs in place while the person assisting you tapes the pecs into place using medical tape.
- Make sure that no tape is applied in areas that will show once the dress is put on.
Another alternative for creating a breast form (without showing cleavage) is to put a Nerf ball inside a bra.
Wear a Gaffe
This clothing item is designed to give the wearer (a male) a clean line while wearing a dress by hiding the genitals. It is similar in appearance to thong underwear.
It has often been observed that drag queens look better than the women they are imitating. This is because they take great pains in their appearance, often devoting several hours to getting ready to go out. Those of us with less time to care for our appearance can still use some of the drag queen tips to use cosmetics more effectively.