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Drag Queen Makeup: 7 Tips and Tricks I Learned

Drag makeup is taking the beauty community by storm — and with the rise of shows like Rupaul’s Drag Race and Dragula, inspiration from the makeup seen on screen and created by drag queens continues to trend. Now I may be dating myself here, but in an age where beauty tutorials were actually about…beauty tutorials, I read a book by infamous club kid James St. James called Party Monster. The protagonist was a self-proclaimed “gender obscurist” and drag queen who would glue eyelashes to his chin and rhinestone in his eyebrows. My 14-year-old mind was blown — and my makeup was forever changed with the knowledge that you could glue almost anything to your face with just a bit of eyelash glue.

Whether you are trying to learning drag makeup yourself or just looking to have more fun with beauty trends, here are eight reasons why it isn’t a drag to paint like a queen.



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