Complete Post: Ru Paul's Drag Race - Raven's Country Western Look

Hi Bellas,

So you might have seen my last couple of videos featuring a look inspired by Raven from Ru Paul's Drag Race.  Sorry if you're sick of the videos already but I wanted to make sure to give Raven her time and dedicate a complete post to her :)  She rocked a flawless pin-up look on the 3rd episode with a Country Western theme.  Of course, I was inspired to recreate her look.  Unfortunately, I don't have LOGO on my cable package, so I catch the re-runs on VH1.

Here is a video still that I got off the Logo Site.  Unfortunately, it's hard to get pictures of their looks...I can't find them anywhere offline.  So I pretty much have to do it off of memory.  Here is my inspiration:

Looking back at the picture, I definitely could have gone a lot smokier on the eyes.  Ah well!  This was how I had remembered it.  Next time I do a look from the next episode, I'll go online to study the video stills before I recreate the look, lol.  I totally wish I had a cute blond wig to pull off the complete package but those things can get expensive!

I did a two part tutorial on recreating this look and I condensed them into this one post to make it easier for you all.

Tutorial:  Part 1 Foundation, Highlight and Contour

Tutorial:  Part 2 Eyes and Lips

For this look, I used my inexpensive palettes from might also find these on other sites as well as Ebay.  This goes to show you that you can create a great look from affordable products!  Priming and application play a huge part in making inexpensive makeup work.

Here's the final look!  Not too out there for a drag look in my opinion, and you can definitely tone this down and make it wearable.

Here's What I Used:

MAC lingering brow pencil
Light concealer from 10 pan concealer palette as eyeshadow base
120 Eyeshadow palette - white, light yellow, black, dark brown, warm brown
Lashes - beauty supply brand and Ardell under lashes

Steelo Cosmetics Chesnut lip pencil
MAC Redd lip pencil
Jaguar Luxury Cosmetics Red Lipgloss

Jan Marini Age Intervention Prime Face Primer
10 Pan concealer palette
Black liquid liner - for beauty mark
Graftobian Shiny Penny Blush
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Sculpt & Shape Powders
MAC Belightful irridescent pressed powder

Stay tuned for the next tutorial!

FTC Disclosure: I was sent the palettes I featured today for review by the company and I purchased everything else. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write this review. These are my own thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist