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Monday, 24 June 2013

What a Drag!

This is the first time I’ve ever done a drag inspired look, so go easy on me ;)

It was a Sunday, I had nothing to do, you know how it goes! I went to an amazing drag masterclass at Illamasqua Beak Street a few weeks ago and learned loads of tricks I’d been waiting to put into practice! I’ll explain a few bits and bobs as I go along. I’m

before and after

Standard before and after shot!

drawing drag brows

Brows are always the bit everyone seems to ask about with drag makeup and I kind of both did awesome and screwed my brows up. Daniel at Illamasqua used Pears Soap (a transparent soap) combed upwards through the brows to cover them and make them lay flat against the skin. I used the same soap but didn’t use enough and as it dried, the hairs started to peek through, which is my stupid mistake for not slowing down and taking my time. Lesson one learned! My favourite trick he taught us at Illamasqua was to use a white or very light concealer to sketch out your new brow shape. (I used Illamasqua  It’s more forgiving and helps you skip a couple of steps – drawing out your brows in a darker colour, and adding a highlight as you’ve already got one with the white border. Neat, huh?

I started at the natural base and inner corner of my brow and drew my new arch above my real one – definitely use your real brows as a reference point if you can and it’ll be much easier.

filling in drag brows


I then simply filled the gap in with Sugarpill Dollipop and 2am, mixed with Inglot Duraline.

plotting out a contour

Mad contouring… Obviously I’m not trying to create a more feminine face as, you know, I have one, but I did concentrate on the contouring the forehead to push it back and trying to do a button nose (even though the tip of my nose is pretty round) as theses are things that a lot of guys would do to make their bone structure seem more feminine. I wish I’d gone more over the top with the contouring – it did look stronger in real life than in photos, but I should have made it much much more obvious.

creating a drag lip

I loved these lips! I used MAC Magenta, a  Barry M hot pink and Makeup Store Fluffy lip pencils. After I’d done this, I topped it off with Covergirl Spellbound lipstick. I love that fake-ass cupids bow! Again I need to practice so the gradient sits in line with my natural lipline to help disguise it.

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(See how the brows didn’t go so well! Up close, not so good! Ah well, next time!)

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A well deserved cuppa!

Eyes: Illamasqua Concealer in 105 as a base/brow highlight. Sugarpill Take, Dollipop and 2am. Illamasqua Beguile to add Sparkle. Barry M Dazzle Dust in 66 (matte black) and Inglot Duraline to line.
Brows: Pears Soap (to cover natural brows), Sugarpill 2am and Dollipop, Inglot Duraline.
Face/cheeks: Illamasqua , eBay concealer palette. MAC Shadowy (contour), Illamasqua Beguile (highlight), Sugarpill Dollipop (blush).
Lips: MAC Magenta lipliner, Barry M pink lipliner, Makeup Store Fluffy Lipliner, Covergirl Spellbound.
Lashes: Eyelure Naturalites Doubles (top), Active Cosmetics Lash Extensions in Razzle Dazzle (bottom)


Man, it’s nice having permanent bitch face! I did have the balls to leave the house looking like this and quite frankly even if I did I wouldn’t have the outfit to live up to the makeup! I don’t think I’ll do it again any time soon as I can see it becoming addictive (call me batshit, but I really like it!) but I will be practicing covering my brows with the Pears soap as it seems like when I nail it it’ll be better than faffing about with Pritt Stick or brow wax, etc..


Have you ever done a drag look? Are you a drag fan? Would you like me to do a toned-down version of this look?


  1. so mental but so great :D :D :D

  2. Wow! Holy shit! Wow! *stares at pictures for half an hour*

  3. Perfection! I'm a huge fan of drag and I'd be really interested in seeing more drag looks from you. Its interesting knowing how drag make-up is applied, like I'd never thought about hiding your natural brows, etc. :)

    1. Yeah it's mad! Its like theatre makeup, it can be so out there! I love watching people do it on YT, there's so much to it.

  4. Amazing! Love the earrings, too. :)

  5. I love drag and this is amazing! Loving all the pink too and am studying the contouring photo like mad as I'm pretty crap at it.

  6. This kinda reminds me of Maddox Madison who is a very fabulous drag queen, look it up on youtube if you don't know her!

  7. That's crazy but I really love it!!! Great job!! :)

  8. GAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GORGEOUS! You sexy thang... And unless you're super close, you can't tell you didn't soap down your real brows enough... If I had the time, I'd TOTALLY go out like this :D

  9. AWESOME!!! You did such a great job!!!

  10. Drag is awesome!!! I love watching drag tutorial videos (I used to think I wore A LOT of makeup sometimes but it is just NOTHING compared to drag!) I think you did a great job of the contouring, your face looks completely different!

  11. I have to say it : I've just discover your blog yesterday, and i really appreciate it ! ♥

    For that drag make up, i was wondering how did you blend all that white ? Do you have a special technique or tool ?

    (Sorry for my english, it's not my mother tongue ^^')


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