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Drag Queen Makeover Tips
Some good basic items to have on hand are:
Moisturizer or a day cream
Makeup brushes and cosmetic sponges
Panstick or a similar heavy duty foundation
Loose cosmetic powder
Blush and eyeshadow
Lipstick and lip gloss
Before you begin, you'll want to shave and wash your face thoroughly. With your face still slightly damp, apply your moisturizer and give your skin five to ten minutes before applying any makeup. If you want to sculpt your eyebrows at all, it's best to pluck them several hours before so that any residual redness or irritation has had a chance to settle down.
You may decide to put a gaff and other undergarments on before applying makeup, but it's best to wait on outer clothing and your wig until you're done applying makeup. If your hair needs to be pulled back for the wig, you should pin it back now. This will also give you good access to the edges of your hairline.
Preparing Your Palette
If your eyebrows need to be covered, you can do this by spreading the eyebrow wax over them. This can also be done with a glue stick. The back of your tweezers will make a good tool for pressing them down as you spread the wax. Once they are smooth and dry, you can cover them with your foundation.
You will want two shades of foundation for this. One should be slightly lighter than your skin tone, while the second should match your skin tone or be slightly darker, depending on just how naturalistic you want your drag to be. The lighter foundation should be applied to your forehead, a strip following the bridge of your nose, chin and slightly higher than your actual cheekbone. To find the right spot to apply it on your cheeks, suck your cheeks in as deep as they will go to highlight the bone. The darker foundation will be applied everywhere else. Once your foundation is done, cover your face liberally with the loose cosmetic powder. This will set your foundation and keep your face from looking greasy. Any excess powder can be brushed off with a clean blush brush.
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