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Your Drag Queen Makeup Kit Isn't Complete

Posted on Monday, 1 July 2024 - By Gemma

Your Drag Queen Makeup Kit Isn't Complete
We got together with the gorgeous & talented @blinkbogan, one of our local Wellington drag queens, to pick out five must-have products for any drag makeup kit. Whether you're just getting started or a pro looking to add some new favorites, Blink's got you covered. Check out her top picks from our catalog and see why these products are perfect for creating amazing drag looks!

Kryolan TV Paint Sticks

First up on Blink's list is the Kryolan TV Paint Stick. This foundation stick is a drag queen's dream! It's super popular because it offers full coverage with a matte finish. Originally designed for stage and film, this foundation is incredibly durable thanks to its creamy blend of oils and waxes.

But it's not just for the stage – many have discovered it works great as an everyday foundation too. When applied with a damp sponge, it glides on smoothly and blends effortlessly, creating a natural-looking base with excellent coverage. With over 35% pigment, its concealing power is top-notch.

Plus, it comes in a huge range of shades from black to white and everything in between, making it perfect for highlighting, contouring, and foundation. No wonder it's a top seller among drag queens!

Kryolan Ultra Setting Spray

Next on the list is the Kryolan Ultra Setting Spray. This innovative spray is perfect for setting your makeup with a fine mist. It’s particularly great for camera work, ensuring your makeup stays flawless under any lighting.

Ultra Setting Spray reliably sets any kind of foundation, but for the best results with cream foundation, make sure to powder it first. The spray goes on thinly and evenly, drying quickly to create a smudge-proof and moisture-resistant finish. It contains less alcohol than traditional fixing sprays, making it gentler on the skin, but be careful to avoid spraying it near your eyes.

This setting spray is a game-changer for making sure your look stays put all night long!

Ben Nye Classic Translucent Powder

Blink’s third pick is the Ben Nye Classic Translucent Powder in the shade Fair. This setting powder is perfect for locking in your makeup with a soft, durable, matte finish.

It's versatile too – you can use it to bake over blushes and contour shades to soften and diffuse color intensity. Loved by bridal and glamour makeup artists, this translucent powder is also a favorite for everyday beauty routines. It's a must-have for achieving that flawless, long-lasting finish every drag queen strives for!

Danessa Myricks Colorfix Matte (Shade: Valentine)

Blink's fourth pick is the @danessa_myricks Colorfix Matte in the shade Valentine. This multipurpose product is a true gem! Blink loves its delicious plush finish and uses it as a cream blush. It's super pigmented, so a little goes a long way. But the versatility doesn’t stop there – Colorfix can also be used as a cream eyeshadow or even a lipstick!

This hybrid cream color is supremely versatile and extremely long-wearing. It’s smudge-proof, waterproof, and dries rapidly, making it sustainable even in high temperatures. Whether you're performing on stage or out for a night on the town, Colorfix Matte in Valentine is a must-have for any drag queen’s makeup kit!

Danessa Myricks Colorfix Liquid Metals (Shade: Platinum)

Blink’s final pick is another gem from @danessa_myricks – the Colorfix Metals in the shade Platinum. This product is incredibly pigmented and perfect for creating a popping lid! It sets down on its own without getting crusty, and Blink loves using it on her brow bone and cheeks as a highlighter too. Just put a little on the back of your hand and use your fingers to tap it onto any areas that need some extra drama.

This award-winning, multipurpose cream pigment is long-wearing, waterproof, and can be used as an eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush for up to 24 hours. Its highly reflective, metallic texture is inspired by molten metals, adding a stunning finish to any look. Whether you're on stage or just want to shine, Platinum is a must-have in your drag makeup kit!

And there you have it – @blinkbogan's top five picks for every drag queen's makeup kit! From the full coverage of Kryolan’s TV Paint Stick to the versatile brilliance of Danessa Myricks Colorfix, these products are essential for creating stunning, long-lasting looks. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned queen, these must-haves will help you elevate your makeup game and ensure you’re always stage-ready. Happy painting- and make sure you go support our local queens!

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Gemma is a qualified Makeup Artist. She packs most of your online orders, buys in new stock, and answers your pressing beauty questions via our Live Chat.