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The Best Drag Queen Makeup Looks

By Hannah Liddle and Rebecca Jenkinson - 4 years ago | Updated
Photograph of two drag queens

The drag scene is finally getting the recognition it deserves and what better time to celebrate than during Pride month. Of course, we can't celebrate as we usually would, but it doesn't mean we can't have fun creating fabulous makeup looks in the comfort of our own homes.

That's why we've collated our top ten favourite drag queen beauty looks to help us recreate some of the glitz and the glamour. Just remember to add plenty of flair and the bigger the lashes the better!

1. Jaida Essence Hall

Obviously, first on the list is Season 12 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jaida Essence Hall, with this beautiful blue number. Test your skills by using bright blue eyeshadow hues, big false lashes and plenty of bling.

Get the look:

Stila Trifecta Metallica Eye, Lip & Cheek Stick

£23.00 £23.45 (2% off)

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

£36.59 £49.00 (26% off)

2. Alyssa Edwards

This one is all about the eyelashes. Take it to the next level with these falsies and add some face gems and glitter for extra dazzle.

Get the look:

SOSU by SJ Premium Lashes

£3.84 £5.00 (24% off)

Elizabeth Arden High Drama Eyeliner

£6.99 £17.00 (59% off)

3. Ellis Atlantis

We can’t get enough of these contrasting shades of lime green and hot pink! Use this handy neon eyeshadow to add some sparkle to your makeup and don’t forget the lipstick.

Get the look:

SUVA Beauty Hydra FX

£13.23 £15.00 (12% off)

theBalm Liquid Lipstick Meet Matte Hughes


4. Bob the Drag Queen

Approach this look from Bob The Drag Queen with caution. The contrast between the yellow lid and black lipstick is for those that want to be seen.

Get the look:

Sigma Beauty Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Pigment Lipstick


5. Miss Fame

The rainbow of colours makes this look perfect to celebrate Pride month, and this makeup palette from SUVA is ideal for creating wonderful, colourful looks without breaking the bank.

Get the look:

SUVA Beauty Magic + Ecstasy Eyeshadow Palette


6. Envy Peru

This seductive look is all down to the big bold lashes and the deep plum lip. Try this glossy yet long-wearing lipstick from Maybelline for the perfect dupe.

Get the look:

Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick

£9.59 £13.23 (28% off)

7. Latrice Royale

Up the ante with your Pride look with some dramatic liner jewels. A bold cat-eye will take your makeup from glum to glam in an instant! And a warm apricot or brown gloss like the one Latrice is wearing here is a modern update on the matte, red lip that often accompanies cat-eyes.

Get the look:

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Micro Tip


Jane Iredale HydroPure Hyaluronic Lip Gloss


8. Kim Chi

It’s all about the low, sharp contour and the flush of blush with this look (and obvs the drawn on tears too).

Get the look:

Jane Iredale Greatshape Contour Kits

£29.67 £53.00 (45% off)

Sigma Beauty Blush Cheek Palette


9. Sasha Velour

We can’t wait to try out the now iconic Sasha Velour eyebrow look. Plenty of liner and a steady hand is needed to recreate this one.

Get the look:

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner

£13.23 £15.00 (12% off)

blinc Precision Eyeliner Brush

£13.50 £16.50 (19% off)

10. Shea Couleé

For brows that aren’t as statement try out this Shea Couleé look. Think peachy pink lips, mint green eyeshadow and perfectly raised arche using the best brow pomades and pencils.

Get the look:

Milani Stay Put Brow Colour

£9.17 £13.50 (33% off)

Stila Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow

£12.00 £25.49 (53% off)

Can't get enough? Check out more on our Beauty Hub, including The Pride Makeup Looks You Need to Know About and The Best Makeup Brushes and Brush Sets.

Hannah Liddle

Written by Hannah Liddle

Hannah has worked as a writer for over four years and knows beauty, skincare and makeup like the back of her hand.

Rebecca Jenkinson

Written by Rebecca Jenkinson

Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.

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