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While all us RuPaul fans are waiting for series 7 of Drag Race to start, I thought I’d crown my own winner of each season…for their makeup. Drag makeup is a lot more complex than anything girls have to go through on a saturday night. Drag Queens have to transform their face from male to female which takes a lot of illusion and painting skills. Just watch any of the many transformation videos available on youtube. In fact I learnt some of my best makeup tricks from Drag Queens, but I have never had to know the ordeal of covering my beard, glueing my eyebrows down or contouring my face from a male shape to a fierce female. 

So without further ado, here are my list of America’s Next MAKEUP Superstars, season by season.

Starting with Season One:

Nina Flowers

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Nina’s punk glam look went down very well with the judges, and she made it into the final two. She did admit to getting up at 5am the morning the contest started to paint her face, but it pays off. Her face is a work of art. 

Season Two:

Raven

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Raven knew how to beat a face. She looks like a Mac face chart. 

Season Three: 

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Being a professional makeup artist, Raja had all the other Queens beat in terms of makeup. I rooted for her the second she walked in the door.

Season Four:

Chad Michaels 

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Oh, season four. This may be my favourite season. I was a Sharon Needles girl from day one, however on this series, nobody beat a face like Chad and her Cher realness. 

Season Five:

Detox

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Purely for this black and white reunion look. My jaw hit the floor. Also, Alaska should have won…but that’s none of my business

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Season Six:

Ornacia

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No, I’m totally kidding. I would have say the best makeup of this season goes to:

Milk

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For doing something different.

But out of all these, I have to say my over all Makeup Superstar has to be

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Raven!

Thankyou Drag Race for continuing to inspire, can’t wait to see was Season 7 brings. 

 

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My 5 minute Pictorial for perfect cheekbones

This is just a really quick and easy look for nice glowy cheekbones and a bit of definition. 

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Step 1 – First of all apply a good face primer. I use NARS Pro-prime Radiance Enhancing Primer. A bit of a mouthful but it’s amazing. 

Step 2 – Apply your foundation. I use Le Tient Touche Éclat by YSL applied with a Beauty Blending sponge.

Step 3 – Concealer. I use NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. Always use at least one shade lighter than your foundation with concealer. It is better at reflecting light away from any flaws instead of drawing attention to them. Also you can use it to highlight. 

Step 4 – Hightlighter. I use a couple of highlighters but this one is NARS Illuminator in Copacabana. Apply a few dots along the top of the cheekbone. A little goes a long way. Blend with the tapered end of a Beauty Blending sponge. 

Step 5 – To contour under my cheekbones I use the Naked eyeshadow from the Naked original palette by Urban Decay and a large eyeshadow shader brush. I use this colour because it isn’t orange like most bronzers, it is just a light brown matte shade and with a small brush it adds perfect definition. Apply under the cheekbone. 

Step 6 – Blush is great for adding some colour for a day look. For a more glam evening look however I would probably avoid it. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks. I use Mac Sheertone blush in Pink Swoon.

Step 7 – This is when I use another highlighter to go over the top of the other one and blend in with the blusher. I use Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb with a contour brush (Mac 168) and just sweep the powder up towards the temples.

And there you have it. Sculpted cheekbones without expensive cheek implants.