Transforming into a drag queen is no easy task. It can involve hours of sitting in front of a mirror perfecting your makeup and making sure your wig is securely in place. We sat down with Miz Cracker, one of the contestants from season 10 of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” to find out how she turns into a woman. Following is a transcript of the video.
Miz Cracker: Oh my god, she’s a woman!
Hey everybody, I’m Miz Cracker. I’m called that because I’m thin, and I’m very white, and I’m very salty.
I’ve been doing drag for seven years. Just like everyone in America that is doing makeup today, I learned from YouTube a little bit, I learned from the people around me, and I just brought it all together to be my look.
We’re gonna start with my favorite part, the industrial strength chemicals. I’m using the alcohol to remove the oil from my oil-rich skin. This is only something that you should do if you don’t care about your body.
Next up, I’m gonna pull my face back. Better to look young than anything else, so we are going to turn back time. I’m gonna take this duct tape, and I’m gonna lay the foundation for a Ace Hardware Facelift. I’m also providing a solid base for me to pin my wig to later on. People are like, “How do you keep the duct tape from pulling out your hair?” You don’t.
I always say my face in drag is like a drum, because it is taught and it is beat, girl.
It’s time to delete the boy face that you see before you so I have a blank canvas to make a lady upon.
To hide my eyebrows I start with some basic extra-strength Elmer’s school glue. I use the clear kind because it’s less water soluble. It’ll stay on longer when I’m sweating. I’m taking a lice comb and combing my eyebrow directly upward. So many of the products for drag are regular household products.
There’s a saying in the drag world that Covergirl does not cover boy, and that means you cannot usually use lady products to do a drag queen’s job. That’s why I’m using this super-strength, ultra opaque Kryolan TV Paint Stick to cover my face.
Right now I’m color-correcting. The opposite of blue on the color wheel is orange. My beard is blue, hashtag blue beard.
Now I’m using Airspun powder to set my color correction.
The eyebrows, when they’re dry, they should just feel bone dry, hard to the touch. If you have any question about their being moist, don’t go in there, just leave them alone for a minute.
I’m gonna go in here and cover up my visage. That’s French for face. All right, I’m using a expensive but worth it, just like me, beauty blender right now. I used to think that the more, the better when it came to foundation, but really that’s not the case. Use as little as you can.
When I paint my face I always …read more
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