From a liquid eyeliner to a brow gel, no glam session is complete without these products.
For drag queens, wearing layers of makeup is essential, and it’s important to find products that work while keeping skin healthy and minimally irritated. That’s why we asked Coveteur’s June cover star Gottmik—drag queen, finalist on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13, and makeup artist extraordinaire—about the beauty products she can’t live without. Read on for the items that are essential for her glam sessions, from liquid eyeliner to setting spray, that you can incorporate into your own routine. You can also check out her incredible beauty transformations here.
“[This eyeliner is] a bit on the pricier side, but it TRULY is the MVP of liners. The dual-sided pen gives TWO thickness options as well as two separate ink cartridges. The formula is the perfect thickness and truly the blackest black on the market.”
“My makeup process requires a LOT of powder, so skin prep is KEY. Adding an illuminating primer that adds a bit of extra GLOW under all that makeup really helps!”
“Since my makeup process packs on the face powder, it’s so nice to finish with a dewy product to bring the dewy skin look back into my face! So many people think this has glitter in it because of the packaging, but NO it’s just a stunning dewy set spray that everyone needs.”
“I TRULY don’t know what I was doing to remove makeup before this product! The light mist of oil that I let sit on my face while I pack after a gig will truly help take my full face off with one makeup wipe. Oils usually make me break out, but I have never had a problem with this spray and it truly breaks the makeup DOWN.”
“Biologique skin care gets me together. The lotion p50 is a liquid exfoliant that brings life back into my skin. When I don’t use it for a few days I can genuinely tell!”
“The placenta serum is used to take away redness, and I’m someone who gets insanely red when I drink, talk, move, breathe, etc. so it’s crucial that I’m applying this always! It also helps take away redness post-breakout!”
“This is THE BEST brow gel situation—period. Using a little spoolie, run that through your brows and they won’t move, I promise. It’s great for a really strong brow look, which is something I love to achieve out of drag!”
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