Drag has taken over pop culture. Just look at Derek J. and Miss Lawrence’s lipstick-laced chitchats on Bravo’s Fashion Queens. Or the extravaganza that is Logo’s Rupaul’s Drag Race. But men dressing like ladies — rocking makeup, specifically — has been around since the dawn of man. As women, we’re cool with it, until the men start looking hotter than we do. No fair!
Terry Richardson‘s portrait of James Franco (complete with powder blue eyeshadow and electric pink lips) was so glamorous, we seethed with envy. And what about Neil Patrick Harris, doused in glitter and gloss in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch? So good. Excuse us while we race for Sephora’s club kid section.
From Jared Leto to Johnny Depp, check out our favorite male celebs who actually look prettier than women in makeup!
Leto’s Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club was just one of the more memorable performances by a male actor in drag. Check out our favorite leading men as ladies, below.