Miss Fame's Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Drag Makeup

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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