For those of you having RuPaul’s Drag Race withdrawals like I am, fear not! Thanks to the internet, you can still check in with some of your favorite queen-testants. Some of our season 10 favorites (and other Drag Race alums) were asked by the Gay Times to share their tips to help readers unleash their inner diva, and they’ve got some helpful advice that anyone can benefit from.
“Don’t spend your money on expensive cosmetics, because you’re not making a profit to spend on that. Buy cheap makeup and learn where to put it, learn how to blend it. Drink water and use cocoa butter.”
(Celebitchy’s favorite) Blair St. Clair:
“Go to as many shows as you can, as many outlets of drag as you can, and become very knowledgable of where drag came from and the scene of drag culture. Culture yourself every day, and start learning and practicing and have fun! Never be afraid to try things, and keep trying fearlessly.”
Don’t waste your money on expensive products. It’s all about how you use the products, not how much you spend on them. Beg and borrow as much as you can! And remember to have fun with it. It should be fun!”
Monét X Change (Miss Congeniality):
“Go out! No matter how bad you think you look. It’s super easy to paint in your apartment and stay there, but just go out! Even though it is very nerve wracking to leave your apartment and home, and to be faced with people who you don’t know who are judging you, just do it. When you do it once, you’ll want it to it again and again. Then, you’ll be like Monét X Change, six years later, brushing your kitty cat wigs and going to the club.”
Monét swapped out her kitty cat wig for a fun bouffant for her appearance on ABC’s What Would You Do? last Friday. Monét and the show’s host John Quiñones and add some commentary to the scenario, where a son attempts to get his parents to accept that he’s a drag queen. I honestly forgot this show was even on, but this segment is pretty awesome.
Expect to see more of Monét on your TV screens, as she and Monique are rumored to be the season ten queens in consideration for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars season 4. I hope she mops up the competition (I really wanted to make a sponge joke and that’s a close as I could get).
When I had the chance to interview the queens from earlier seasons of Drag Race, I always asked for beauty advice. I personally think you can’t get better makeup tips than the ones you can get from a drag queen. And, if you want to see an amazing transformation, check out my favorite season 10 queen, Kameron Michaels, recreate his rose gold look from the show (he also talks more than he did during the entirety of season 10. I kid. He’s such a sweetheart).
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