If there are people out there who know how to work makeup and slay hard carrying off their looks, no matter how overboard it might seem, it’s drag queens. I was a rookie when it came to drag (still am), but thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race, I might be slightly less ignorant than before. Apart from all the drama on the show, some queens have managed to kick off their entrepreneurial ventures off camera, most recently, Miss Fame.
When Allure magazine sat down with Miss Fame for an interview back in 2017, she said that makeup to her was a form of empowerment and a way to claim space. Miss Fame also teaches a makeup class, ‘Painted by Fame’, where she does a celebrity’s makeup (including the likes of Marc Jacobs and Violet Chachki). She started her own beauty brand, Miss Fame Beauty back in September of this year.
The brand’s current collection includes five glossy shades of LipVoyeur Crème Lipstick, which retail for $19. The brand states that it “has heavy pigment load for vibrance and coverage,” as well as conditioning avocado oil and a light vanilla scent. The colors include
- Flash of Flesh: Nude with neutral undertones
- How’s Your Head: Warm, peachy pink
- Fame Whore: Bright fuchsia
- Dirty Couture: Deep sapphire blue
- The Other Woman: Deep, cool red with neutral undertones.
There’s no surprise that red is one of the colours in the initial collection since the drag queen herself has revealed that red is her go-to lipstick color. “It balances out my facial structure and allows me to create precise and seductive looks,” she said. “I love to define my top lip with a sharp cupid’s bow. I find it very classic and chic.”
The only other Miss Fame Beauty product available at this point is ‘On Top’, an iridescent lavender experimental glitter that adds a cool, blue aura to any lip color under it. While there are currently only six products in the line, it won’t be at all surprising if Miss Fame expands the collection, considering how much makeup means to her.
“Makeup is a form of embellishment and celebration of self. It can be so many defining factors to so many people, and I’ve utilized the power of makeup throughout my life experiences — sometimes to mask imperfection or even fear”, the drag queen told Allure Magazine. “Makeup is giving me a purpose to inspire people and that is so much more interesting and worthwhile than just being perceived as beautiful.”