– Hey guys, it’s Aquaria from season 10 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and today I’m going to be teaching you how to get my mermaid look from episode seven the Snatch Game. So watch me go from this to this. (upbeat electronic music) Now, in most drag looks we always like to block our brows, some queens don’t, some queens do.
But I’m gonna start by blocking mine really quickly. Oh my god, how quick was that? Ma-gic, save’s ya 30 minutes, it’s much more efficient. You’re on the road, on the go, shave ’em. Now, because this look mainly focuses on the facial complexion I’m gonna wanna start with a super well-primed, cleaned, moisturized, dewified, serum-ified skin just so we have a fabulous blank canvas to work off of.
I like to start with my primer because I’ve learned, over the past couple years of doing makeup that if I put it on after I’ve finished my makeup it doesn’t do a good job priming. (upbeat electronic music) It’s funny ’cause you put primer on before you paint.
After you’ve primed your skin you’re gonna wanna go in with pretty much the heaviest foundation you can find anywhere. The thicker the better. I’m just gonna throw my base color all over my greasy little face, making sure to get rid of that mustache.
Puberty is startin’ to hit me, believe it or not. Now that I look like Frankenstein, you’re gonna wanna go in with a makeup sponge, ideally a clean one, as clean as you can get it and just blend this all out using bouncing motions.
You can even bounce in the chair, it’s just like increase the bounciness. Don’t do that, that sounds like a terrible, terrible suggestion. Make sure to get in all your ugly nooks and crannies. Don’t get it on the earring, ’cause that would be another $3 out of my pocket.
Now I like to use a foundation base that is slightly more colorful than the pigment of my skin just because it I think adds a little bit of vibrance to my face and then I just blow it out with highlights and dim it down with contours to kind of even it out, and it all pretty much looks like my skin tone.
Now for this look I was going for a really intense kind of alien-y mermaid look, so we’re just gonna go slightly heavy and more dramatic on the contours just to give it a little pizazz. You’re gonna wanna cut the cheek really high.
I like almost just focusing it right there ’cause it literally, between the highlight and the contour, will look like you just have a lump on your cheek, which is fashion. Gonna slim down this chin a little bit.
And then I like a fairly dramatic jaw contour just ’cause it like breaks up the neck and the face. And I’m just gonna throw a little product around the hairline just so that you have a nice blend. And we’re gonna go in with our makeup sponge and continue to pounce that on the skin just making sure there are absolutely no harsh lines but also trying to keep it intense.
And we’re gonna go in with a powder contour after to further deepen the contours. Then I’m just gonna throw a little bit of this contour on my nose at the bottom and just blend that out. I’m gonna go in later and widen the top of my nose.
The wig that I’m wearing kind of covers that contouring that I did there on the show, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it because you never know when you’re gonna lose your wig. Next, I’m going to go in with my highlight shade of cream foundation and blow out the high points of my face.
(upbeat electronic music) And, just as before, I’m going to blend all this out. I’m gonna bring the highlight a little bit up on my nose to make my cheek look larger and my nose look smaller. It’s called proportionizing, proportionizing! And as I said before, I’m gonna be accentuating the bridge of my nose.
So we’re gonna make that super highlighted ’cause I want that to look really wide. Now that I’ve blended out my face I’m going to go in and just detail my nose a little bit to pinch it in just a teense.
I’m just going in with a small brush and picking up my highlight shade and I’m just gonna throw that down the bridge of the nose kind of thinning it out once I get to the middle. And then I’m gonna take a little more of that product and just bing.
Now that my face is all creamed up, I’m gonna go in with a light application of a high-coverage translucent setting powder to set this all in. I’m just gonna take that on a little powder puff and pack it on the neck because that part can definitely just get a lot of powder and on the chin, for that matter.
Of course I’m getting it all over my beautiful black tank top but now that I’m on Drag Race I guess I can afford a new one, right? When we get to the cheeks, I’m gonna try to make the application as thin as possible so it’s not super powdery there because I’m gonna go in with a lot of highlighters and the highlighters are gonna pick up better if there’s not too much powder on my face.
Now I’m gonna go in with a face powder brush and just blend this all in, just dust off the excess, blend in whatever’s not blended in yet. You want to definitely marry the cream and the powders in your makeup so that everything looks as flawless as possible.
Okay, so now I’m going in with my contour powder and I am going to go in with a cool tone contour and just really try to chisel out a more super natural cheek. I’m not going necessarily for a natural look.
I mean I was a goddamn mermaid. There’s nothing natural about that, so. We want super high, super pronounced cheekbones but also you’re gonna wanna blend that out still. Now I’m going to throw that contour powder around my hairline and in the rest of the areas that I contour.
This is how you do the makeup. Now, whether I don’t have a clean brush, don’t have enough brushes, or whatever just to save time I’ll like kind of pinch my brush like this and pick up just a little bit of the contour powder and dust that off and go in and use that to intensify my nose contour.
I also do that and just lightly go at the tip of my nose just to try to minimize the hanging downness of that because apparently mermaids don’t, they don’t have a nose like that, just, I’ve seen them and that’s what they look like.
The way I like to do my nose is to put a kind of blended line here and kind of bring that up like that. That gives the illusion that there’s like a divot in the nose and I started doing that because that’s kind of how I saw Lady Gaga’s nose or like Lana Del Rey’s nose kind of and I think they both have cute noses, so I incorporated that into my drag.
Okay, and once again we’re gonna go in with that same powder brush and just make sure that is all blended out ’cause you don’t wanna look a mess. Next, I’m gonna go in with a super white setting powder and a separate powder puff from the original one, a little bit smaller to intensify the highlight areas.
Once again, we’re gonna wanna try to keep the amount of powder on my face to a minimum but still get it as intense and pigmented as possible. I like to do just a little on my chin, ’cause that’ll all blend out, a little under the contours here, a little bit under the contours of my cheeks here on the jawline, and then I’ll do some in the middle of my forehead and kinda just drag that down my nose like this.
And then I’m going to go in and put that all over the high points of my cheeks, which is everywhere because I have such beautiful, just juicy, juicy cheeks and bring that up along the side of my nose as well to further give the illusion that my cheek is taking up more space on my face than it does.
Now while this all cooks I’m gonna go in and start on my eyes, which are actually gonna be super simple today. I’m gonna be doing a bit different of a version than what I did on Drag Race, a bit updated I guess with a little bit more color and pizazz but still it is a super easy, super blended, super simple eye look.
(upbeat electronic music) I’m gonna go in with a light color that I would use as a transition shade, just you know a pretty neutral brown and hollow out the socket of my eye. This, we’re gonna wanna get pretty intense but subtle today, if that makes sense and then repeat the same on the other side because this is not an asymmetric look.
But you’re gonna wanna make sure that this is blended up into the brow bone really, really, really well because you’re not doing eyebrows with this look, as I stated before. Or hopefully I stated before, maybe I just thought about it before.
Next, what I like to do is go in with a lot darker of a color with a small pencil brush. I don’t wanna overdraw the shape of my crease, I just want to emphasize the depth of my eye socket to really make the brow pop and the eye pop and everything pop, it’s gonna be poppin’.
And the shape that I’m going for today has an emphasis on like pulling this part of the eye up. So we’re gonna be putting a little extra product there so that it really gives that intense eye look. Next, I’m gonna go in with the first brush that I was using, pick up a tiny bit of that dark shade, and start to blend that upward and outward.
I figure I would use the same brush because it has a little bit of the transition color on it and it has a really nice blend to it, so it will help to blend this out. Now that I’ve put all the color in the crease that I want to put, I’m gonna throw a little bit of blue on the bottom of the eye.
I didn’t do this part on Drag Race but I think for today’s tutorial we might as well just go all out with the blue because I do not need to hold in these blue eye drops for an entire long runway that I’m rolled in a wheelchair for.
I’m gonna go in with this bright baby blue color and grab it on a kind of thin but still blendy brush because if we’re gonna throw this blue gunk in my eye we might as well just have blue everywhere. I’m gonna kinda keep it like that.
Doesn’t need to be too blended. I think that’s cute. And kinda bring it out just a bit like so. Next, I’m gonna go in with that same brush that I put the cream on my nose with and my white highlighting cream foundation, I’m gonna pick that up and draw out a new crease, or a more intense, emphasized crease at least to really, really accentuate the deepness, the depth of my eye socket.
And I like to use my finger just to blend that out because it works. Why fix it if it’s broke. That’s a really nice shape. We did it today. I am, Aquaria’s on it for the makeup tutorial. I’m gonna take a pretty dense brush like this and throw some of that white setting powder on my eye.
You could also use a white eye shadow or something more suited for an eye but I have all this and no white eye shadow, so that’s gonna work for me. Now I’m just gonna paint a thin line of black liquid eye liner on my upper lid just so that the base of my lashes is intensified.
And honestly this part does not have to be completely flawless. Actually, you know what take the two extra seconds and make it look good, you might as well. And I’m not going to drag this out, I’m just going to stop it right here keeping it a little heavier on the outer corner but definitely not like winging it out by any means.
Now, in the inner corner of my eye I’m gonna bring my liquid eye liner in just a bit to make my eyes just a bit closer together visually. Is that a dog? – [Off Camera Person] Sounded like that, right? – Wait, was it a dog, no? – [Off Camera Person] No, why are you allergic? – No, I love dogs.
– [Off Camera Person] Oh. – I’m gonna say hi if it is. (laughing) Oh my god, something is tickling me. – [Off Camera Person] I don’t think we’re allowed to have dogs in this building. – No dogs but ya got a lot of bad bitches.
(upbeat electronic music) Now I’m just gonna dust away all this excess powder because I’ve been talking during this damn makeup tutorial and it’s been settin’ on my face for quite a while. So I wanna get that before, I don’t know what happens if you leave it for too long but I wouldn’t try it.
Now after blending that powder off I notice that my nose is not looking the way I want it to. So I’m just gonna go in with one of my eye shadow brushes that I was using earlier, not picking up any extra color but just kind of going in on this nose moment just to turn it out a little harder.
‘Cause the sides of my nose go up and pretty much take a right angle with my eye socket, I’m going to go in and try to counteract that with a little bit more of this white powder on an angle here so that we get more of a V shape rather than a T shape.
Does that make sense? Next, I’m gonna go in with a light dusting of blush. Any blush will do, really. This one has a bit of shimmer in it, which is great because we are going for a very shimmery look.
To make my highlight super intense I’m gonna add a couple different highlighters but I’m gonna start off with adding a layer of a finishing mist just to the high points of my cheeks so that the highlighters have more to adhere to.
And I’m gonna go in with a pretty much generic, softer highlighting powder. And then I’m going to go in with this powder that has like a blueish, purplish chrome kinda moment to it. And then I have this palette here that pretty much has a million different colors and I’m just gonna dab around and see what I can make.
We’re gonna have fun today. So I’m gonna lightly spray that, go in with the first one. This one’s more of a natural highlight and just pop that on. I’m also gonna bring this into my brow bone because we’re gonna wanna highlight there too and while it’s wet you might as well get into there.
Then I’m gonna switch to the more blue toned one which is very intense. You can see right there just a whole lotta bam going on. Now I’m just gonna go in with this green color, the yellow color, the white color, a little bit of the blue.
Who knows, just make it shimmery. And we’re gonna throw that, oh my god, on the high points of my cheekbone and blend it up into the brow and even a little bit further up. Oh my god that looks crazy. Guys, can y’all see that? Now that the cheeks and eyebrows are highlighted I’m just gonna go in and highlight literally every other high plane of my face with a shimmering highlighter because this look is shimmery.
This is like the disco ball of like face. But first, I’m going to dust away this nose bridge contour highlight moment. Just a nice even coverage everywhere. (spritzes finishing spray) Nice and dewy already but I’m gonna go in mostly just with the more natural highlighter and hit my chin and hit my jaw bone.
That could use some glow. Throw this with my finger down the bridge of my nose, so that’s super shiny. Last but not least I’m gonna throw a whole lotta highlighter on my cupid’s bow. I want my shoulders to look super shiny for this look to further accentuate this glossy, shiny vibe.
I want them to look all disco ball-y like this and not all flat like this. So I’m gonna go in with a little bit of the finishing spray and go in with my highlighters and just go to town. Of course I’m not left-handed, so this kinda looks a little dopey.
But, oh, bam. Problem solved. Now that the skin is nice and shiny I’m gonna make my lips nice and juicy. For this look on the runway I did not have any lipstick on. All I had was a heavy supply of gloss, so that’s what I’m gonna do today.
I’m gonna mix a couple different glosses. I’m gonna first start off with a pinkish nude tone that is close to my natural lip color. Next I’m going to go in with a super light peachy color. I’m going to put that in the middle and just make sure to blend that out like that.
Now I’m gonna go in with this crazy, I did not use this on the show, but this pinkish, orang-yish, yellowish, crazy shimmery lip gloss and throw that in the middle ’cause that has a crazy iridescence to it.
And then we’re gonna top it off with one last gloss. This one is like silvery with a green and pink and purple and blue flecks to it, so basically we’re putting every bit of color shimmer on my lip and it’ll all pretty much even out to something that we’re gonna have to wait and see.
I’m going to very lightly with this brush throw a little more highlight just gently on my cupid’s bow so that it picks up on the lip gloss. We don’t wanna get the brush all glossy. Now that I’m almost finished I’m going to top my eyes off with a layer of mascara and these Couture lashes in multi.
They are just a really, really unique style of lash. This lash is so crazy and insane. There are curly bits, there are jagged pointy bits. It is such a crazy lash. I set up another mirror on my desk so that I can look down but also get this damn lash on without boopin’ it up too hard.
Oh, so cool. So, that is the final makeup look but I’m going to go pop on my wig and my big and my gloves and my jurely and throw in my special effects eye drops and I will be right back. So, this is my final completed look for my oil spill mermaid.
I’ve got my webbed fingers, I’m crying the tears of the ocean, and I’m feeling absolutely beautiful. Thanks for following me on social media and I’ll see you around.