Whether you’re a pro about to battle in out on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK or a baby drag looking to get your first gig in the drag world, a handy guide of some of the best makeup for drag can never do you wrong. There are so many elements to drag makeup that having a concise list with examples always comes in useful.
I’ve broken drag makeup down by areas of the face and offered – where I can – both higher-end and affordable options for those just starting out in the drag world.
If you are a burgeoning drag king, queen or adjacent, it’s very likely that at some point you want to start getting paid for it. Drag ain’t cheap sis, and unless you’re getting onto RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, it’s very unlikely that it’s going to pay for itself unless you get yourself a regular performance gig.
That being said, getting booked is a lot easier said than done. So if you’re not sure where to start, here’s my handy guide for how to get booked regularly as a drag performer.