Drag Queen Beauty Tips That Will Forever Change Your Beauty Routine

Drag queens perfectly illustrate the transformative power of makeup - and when it comes to drag queen beauty techniques, there’s so much more than meets the eye. Makeup tips from drag queens are often inventive, out-of-the-box, and actually genius.

Of course the alums of RuPaul’s Drag Race have the most fire makeup tips - they beat their faces on a nightly basis, transforming from plebeians to Queens with ease. Here are the drag queen makeup tips you need to try right now, courtesy of your favorite RDR contestants. 



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    Miss Fame, of RuPaul's Drag Race fame, has a signature move to keep her contour right: hold the head of a dense, angled brush to apply your contour shade.  She explains, "This keeps your contour soft and diffused, rather than thick, heavy, which can age a face quickly."

  • Valentina Talks True Color


    RuPaul's Drag Race alum Valentina has a genius tip for getting the perfect lip color. Before applying a vibrant lipstick, cancel out the natural tone of your lips with a nude formula and apply color on top of that. "I eliminate my lip color using an Anastasia liquid lipstick in a light beige tone and then I apply my lipstick over it," Valentina confirms.


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    Violet Chachki's trick to bigger eyes? " I just cover my entire natural lid with eyeliner, up to my crease. Then I go in under my brow bone and draw in a new crease. You have to play with shadow to create the illusion of a new eye shape." Yes, queen!

  • Lessons In The Perfect Cat Eye From Honey Mahogany


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    Honey Mahogany isn't afraid to get physical to get the perfect cat eye. She explains, "To help stabilize my hand, I rest my elbow on the table and then place my chin in my hand to draw the line. To get the point of the cat eye, I use the outer corner of my eye and the end of my eyebrow as reference points: The line between those is the angle of the wing." Slow and stable wins the (drag) race!