A Drag Make-Up Experience with Pearl From RuPaul’s Drag Race
Hi friends! I’ve mentioned my new-found love for RuPaul’s Drag Race in a previous post, hence I couldn’t have been more excited when I read that some, if not most of the contestants from season seven were coming to Ireland. Squeeee! One event in particular caught my eye: ‘PEARL’s “Is there something on my face?” Make-Up Experience. If you’ve watched season seven, you’ll know of the iconic moment from which this quote originated. The tension was SO REAL. I’m not one to EVER bite my nails, but I’m pretty sure that I had next-to-nothing left on my fingertips by the end of that episode. Gasp!
After several moments of panic about being late, and almost getting lost on the streets of Dublin (my sense of direction is horrific, sue me), I eventually made it to the venue, only to discover that Pearl herself was delayed due to lengthy Irish castle shenanigans. In due time, we all got settled in a conference room, and the magic commenced!
I’m not going to give a word-for-word summary of what she did and what she used. As a ticketed event, it’s not fair for me to give away all of her tips and tricks for having a flawless face. I did get a few photos so that you get an idea of how it turned out. Apologies for the crap quality compared to my other photos, I could only use my phone yesterday. Doesn’t she look sickening?! What I will say is that highlight and contour are everything. I found myself making an order-these-products-ASAP mental note as she pulled them out one by one, I need ALL of them. There’s no foundation used in her routine, which amazed me. Never in a million years could I look that pristine without a base. I can dream though, right?
When it came down to it, Matt is the loveliest person. What you may not know is that he has the dorkiest, most adorable laugh I have ever heard. I couldn’t help but find myself fan-girling over that alone. I couldn’t attend the following performance when they invited me along last night, which made me really sad. But I’d been on the go for fourteen hours by the time the event ended. Nine of those were without food. Dying was an understatement.
Pearl told me that I was a modern Ginger Spice with hair like sherbet, which I will appreciate always. It’s a welcome and wonderful change from the Hayley Williams and Florence Welch comparisons! All in all, it was the best day. I’d do it all again today if I could. I feel like I’ve learned so much to up my own make-up game. I’d really like to thank the runners of Dragged Up for organizing such a well-structured and intimate event. I’ll definitely be back for more!
Are you a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the drag make-up scene?