Pabllo Vittar x VOGUE – The Drag Queen’s 15 Minute Transformation

24 year old Phabullo Rodrigues da Silva, known professionally as Pabllo Vittar, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and drag queen. She is famously known for her rendition for Major Lazer’s Lean On, and this week, she’s filming her beauty look with VOGUE.


Pabllo Vittar


Starting off the video with a fresh face and almost-done brows, Vittar says that she rarely does makeup videos and is super excited to be teaming up with VOGUE for the process. She adds the finishing touched to her brows using MAC’s Fluidline Brow Gel Crème. Vittar says that she would borrow makeup from her sister or friends and try to copy makeup tutorials. And although she struggled to get it right (hard to believe with that snatched brow), she never gave up.

Pabllo conceals her brows using NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in the shade ‘Macadamia’. She begins her “nymph” skin base using MAC’s Fix+ and NYX Cosmetics’ Pore Filler Primer. “Pores? WHO?”

She proceeds to colour correct her skin using the Conceal and Correct palette by MAC. “The other day I did this, but forgot to blend. And I ended up looking orange like a Dorito”, she laughs.

Vittar then mixes NARS’s All Day and Too Faced’s Born This Way foundations together and blends them using a beauty blender. She uses two concealers to give herself a no-foundation look. (“I have no foundation on. You won’t tell anyone right? If you don’t tell, I won’t either.”)

A “cooking” sesh initiates – Vittar dunks a bunch of powder on to a mixing tray and applies it on her face using a puff. “I’m going to keep this on my face for a while. I’ll be back in three days. I hope you enjoyed today’s segment.” Mentioning Rihanna’s belief that contouring is never one-size-fits-all, Vittar then contours her face using (previously) cream and powder products.

The Eyes

Using eyeshadow palettes from Morphe and Too Faced, Pabllo does her eyes, all while gushing over Kylie Jenner (“Kylie, if you’re watching- girl, follow me on Instagram!”) and asking Kris to adopt her. She then proceeds to give us jet black eyeliner and mink lash realness. Vittar also lets us in on her secret to faking freckles – a hairpin and some blush.

Pabllo Vittar


For Vittar’s favourite step, she dusts gold highlighter (Bonnie Lou-Manizer to the high points of her face) and also reflects on her own life. “Bringing representation into schools, cities. I remember when I was growing up there was no representation and it was very hard. What makes my job worth it [is to] change people’s lives.”

Final touches include wetting a brush, and dipping it into terra cotta eyeshadow and used as a lip liner, and topping it off with clear gloss.

“If you liked it, clap your hands. If you didn’t, it’s fine. I’m not here to please everyone,” she says with good-natured candor and confidence. “I’m here to do me.”

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A voracious addict of everything beauty, little did I know I would be treading down this path. Started off as a dentist, occasionally dribbling in the arts. Now full time Instagram browser and money spender. They say money doesn't buy happiness. I disagree. They probably didn't know where to shop.