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13 Makeup Tips You Should Steal From Drag Queens

Drag queens are queens for a reason — they know their stuff. Here's a list of things you could and should learn from them.

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2. Perfect your SHADE.

The perfect concealer can mask anything. Use one that has the tint you need; orange to mask bluish circles, yellow for purplish, and green for redness!

3. Glitter’s a go.

Not gung-ho on glitter? A shimmer powder can add sparkle without looking like a disco ball. It can set lipstick, help blend contouring, and provide extra highlighting.

7. Make your eyes read gorgeous.

Lining your eyes in white along the waterline or dabbing shimmer in the corners can instantly make you look more awake and your eyes appear bigger.

8. Moisturize that thirsty skin.

Keep your canvas smooth and healthy. You never want to apply makeup to a dry face. Get in the habit of moisturizing your face (and body!) after every wash.

10. It’s all about the highlighting.

A lighter shade of concealer or shimmer powder on the brow bone and cheekbones gives your natural bone structure an extra oomph to command necessary attention.

12. Maintain that flawlessness all night.

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After you’ve said “yaaass” to your finished work, set your makeup with translucent setting powder or spray — this mattifies the look and keeps oil in check.

Drag queens werk, stomp, and strut, commanding the attention of any room. Take a cue from them, and show the world some attitude. For everything you need and more, visit your fellow makeup junkies at Sephora.