Marie Claire South Africa by Helen Wallace
Unless you are a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag-queen-level drama probably isn’t your go-to beauty look. However, whether they’re going over the top or not, drag queens are super knowledgable about cosmetics and are true experts when it comes to applying make-up, making it last and getting it off. We can learn a lot from them. Here are some top tips from the world of drag that will help you to look ‘sickening, daaarling!’
1. Lighten your lips
Is your natural lip colour quite bright? This can affect how the lipstick you put over it turns out. A good way to combat this is to eliminate your own lip colour by applying a matte longwear shade in a neutral tone underneath the colour you want to wear, so that you can let your statement lippie live up to its true potential.