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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lime Green Competition Eye Makeup

Ballroom makeup is an interesting beast. It’s over the top, in your face, and arguably akin to drag makeup. That’s why when I saw this makeup tutorial based RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Violent Chachki, I knew I had to share it with you. This look in particular caught my attention because of her excellent use of color, which would be amazing if you are wearing a lime dress in an upcoming competition. That said, for those of you who are a bit shy with brightly colored makeup, try substituting the lime green for a white, as it will still give the intensity that you need, but won’t be so over the top.

Now that you’ve seen the video, there are a few things I want to mention. Notice that Nikkie has hooded eyes? This video is an excellent example of how to create a new crease for women with hooded eyes, which can sometimes be difficult to work with. Also, the face products she uses, specifically the Kryolan TV Paint Sticks will be excellent for competitions. That said, I would personally avoid the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, as I don’t care for shimmer on the face under heavy lighting and in photography. Finally, keep in mind that you can probably avoid the intense nose contouring, which even Nikkie shows some apprehension about, as you probably don’t need that bit and you want to stay away from looking too drag.

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