Among the most admirable qualities of drag queens are their confidence and fearlessness to celebrate life which they often express through fun, vibrant and extravagant makeup looks, costumes, and performances.
Although more common among queer men, drag is a form of high art that can be emulated by anyone who has the willingness or desire to transform and reveal their alter-egos.
The famous Lady Morgana from RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) Philippines season one encourages us to stand out and express ourselves by trying drag with these tips via her make-up tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf-qUlW8KyM) using affordable products from Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc. brands:
Tip 1: Start with a clean face
In drag, it’s important to have a clean face before layering on the make-up products. Lady Morgana starts by moisturizing her face with Hello Glow 3-in-1 Lightweight Sun Care Gel with SPF50+ PA++. She then shaves her facial hair to ensure the make-up look is flawless and smooth.
Next, she covers her hair with a wig net cap, then glues down her eyebrows so that it’s easier to experiment with a different eye shape. She covers up her eyebrows using the BB Flawless Serum Powder Foundation.
For the face, she conceals blemishes and uneven skin tones by mixing different foundations: the Ever Bilena All-Day Liquid Foundation in shades Silk and Olive, and All-Day BB Cream in Oriental. She sets it with the Careline Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder, but adding more on the undereye and nose to bake. With the Ever Bilena make-up brush, she blends out the foundation in an outward and upward motion.
Tip 2: Add dimension with contour
She gives an illusion of a more feminine, snatched face by contouring her forehead, cheekbones, jawline and nose with Careline’s Contour Powders in Butterscotch and Cookie Dough.
Tip 3: Decorate the eyes with colors
For the eyes, Lady Morgana plays with an exaggerated smoky cat eye look and cut-crease technique using the Ever Bilena Ultimatte Eyeshadow Palette. She polishes it by blending and brushing out the excess loose powder under the eyes, and completes the eye make-up with Careline’s Graph-Ink Liner false eyelashes, and bejeweled face rhinestones.
For defined brows, she again uses Careline’s Graph-Ink Liner to draw her signature eyebrows.
With the cheeks, she uses Careline Oil Control Blush On in Rosy Cheek then highlights the high points of her face with Spotlight Pro Glow Out Highlighter.
Tip 4: “Mag Lipistik ng Bongga!”
For the lips, Lady Morgana says, “mag-lipistik ng bongga,” and she does so by overlining her lips with the Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Mirrored Mocha. She tops it off with a nude gloss for a pouty effect.
To ensure that make-up stays on for long hours, she sprays on the EB Pro Lock that Look Makeup Setting Spray.
“Para po sa mga aspiring queens natin, simple lang and mura lang po ang products ng Ever Bilena so ma-aachieve niyo ang ganitong drag make-up look, she concludes.
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