Are you ready to get deez cookies? And by cookies, I mean a sickening makeup look from RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.
Sure, she may no longer be in the running to become “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but the world is still craving a little taste of Vanjie. That’s why we’ve tapped her to show us how she achieves her glamorous mug from start to finish.
It all starts with ample moisturizing and shaving to make sure the face is the perfect blank canvas you need for the slayage. Next up, Vanjie grabs the Pros-Aide, her adhesive of choice which helps keep those brows laid to the gawds (sweat and fight proof, too!) After getting her brows concealed and together, it’s on to the foundation for a dead on complexion. Vanessa goes on to highlight under the eyes and down the bridge of the nose, and then follows up with that trusty “doo doo brown” contour shade to chisel the face on down. As all my makeup girls know, contouring is a great trick to create the illusion of Naomi Campbell’s chiseled bone structure without, you know…actually being Naomi Campbell.
After the contouring is dead right, mama goes in with the powder to set the look (Remember, cream before powder and it’ll never go sour. I just made that up.) Now that it’s on to the eyes, which starts with Vanjie’s trusty “clown white” powder that goes all over the lid as a base. She then uses a warm caramel shade for the cut crease right before drawing in her eyeliner for that sultry cat look. Meooow! And in true bad bish fashion, she adds not one, or two but three pairs of lashes to make the look pop.
Now THAT is a mug!!
Click the link above to see the transformation in action, and don’t forget to catch the next episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Thursday at 8/7c only on VH1!