Miss Fame’s Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Drag Makeup
Drag icon Miss Fame distinctly remembers the first time she played with makeup. She was 7 years old, living with her grandparents in a small town in California, where she watched as her aunts swept on a frosty, Brooke Shields-circa-1985 eye shadow in their shared bathroom before school. Later, she snuck into the drawer of products, grabbed an eyeliner, and traced a dark line around her eyes.
“I found the way I looked in the mirror to be beautiful — it made me feel something really strong,” Fame told POPSUGAR. “But I also had a lot of fear, because [of where] I grew up. It didn’t help the fact that I was ‘that kid’ privately doing this.”
Flash forward 30-something years, and her bold, in-your-face makeup has become as synonymous with her name as her drag performances or time on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now, Miss Fame just announced a new collection with Sleek MakeUP — her second with the cosmetics brand — and is spilling the secrets to her meteoric rise to drag superstardom. It was a self-proclaimed “personal process,” but you better believed she worked.
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