The best painted Queens in Drag Race herstory

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 Top 5 Mac Lipsticks (video)

Persisting in this till I get it right. My second video from my ‘Top 5s’ series. Mac Lipsticks. Subscribe to my youtube channel makeupbybarbz for updates. Hope you enjoy x

Pictorial: Mac Vampire

This is my first pictorial of a look I call the Mac Vampire. Because it’s how I think a vampire mac girl/guy would do his/her lips..

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You will need: concealer, Mac RuPaul Viva Glam I lipstick, Mac Diva lipstick, Mac Currant lip liner, concealer brush (Mac if you have one)

Start of with prepped lips (foundation and concealer, and Mac’s prep and prime lip primer if you have it)

Apply RuPaul’s Viva Glam lipstick.

Apply Diva in the corners of the of the lips, blend with lip brush (mine is, you guessed it, Mac)

Apply Currant lip liner to the corners and blend towards the middle. Lightly line the lips and blend this also. I apply a bit of lip liner to the inside of my top lip to give it that freshly fed on blood look. 

At this point the will be some mess and bleeding (no pun, this is what it’s called when your lipstick moves onto the skin). Tidy it up with some concealer and a concealer brush lining the outside of the mouth. Then, as always, BLEND!

The end look is a very tidy vampire.

Image Darlaaaaaa (tiny vampire, not tidy vampire)