The D in Pride Stands for Drag

See what beauty products five drag superstars can't live without and what Pride means to them.
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Jun. 12
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Some may not know that the “d” in Pride stands for “Drag Queen”. For Cherie.com, I talked to four queens who shared what products give them their superpowers and why Pride holds such an important meaning for them this year. Mayhem Miller
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For Mayhem Miller, Pride is about self-expression and being with like-minded people. “Pride has always been important to me because I found my family there,” Miller told Cherie. When asked about what products they use to help them fill their best in drag? “It's got to be my lashes. I piece them together myself. I'm very expressive with my face so having them makes my transformation complete.”
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For The Vixen, Pride is about reassurance. “For me, Pride is the assurance that I'm good,” she says. “It's the assurance without a shadow of a doubt that I know that I am coming from a good place. That I am putting good into the world.” When asked about what products make them feel most powerful when they hit the stage, Vixen shared, “it's always my gold eyebrow liners. That's something that I feel naked without. And I also always have a good set of jewelry. I feel like I'm one of those queens that always has on an earring, bracelet, and a good necklace.”Raven
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For Raven, Pride is about showing love for those who came before us. “For me, Pride is a feeling of reverence,” she states. “It's about knowing that it has taken many MANY years to get to where we are today and that we have so much further to go. It's about honoring those who fight for our rights and honoring those who did not get to live the way we do today. It's about paying tribute.” When I asked about what products help them feel their best and their transformation, they shared it's all about the makeup. “My makeup is number one!,” she shared, “after that everything falls into place and looks great. As long as you have a great application of makeup… you really can't mess anything else up. RIGHT?”Coco Peru
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Coco Peru has always made sure that her career was rooted in pride. For Peru, Pride is about acceptance. “For years I was so ashamed and literally disgusted with myself,” Peru shared, “but pride is about how I'm supposed to feel every day of my life and what I've been denied, what I've denied within myself.” When talking about the products that make them feel they’re best she noted, “it's got to be my press on nails. In fact there's a photo someone took years ago, a photographer had asked if he could come backstage and take photos of me in the process of getting ready and I said sure. And they are just photos of my hands. I'm applying the nails in a one hand it looks so masculine and the other hand looks so feminine. It just captured why I love my nails so much. It also captured who I've always felt that I am this mixture of male and female energy.” Latrice Royale
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For Latrice Royale, Pride is a lifestyle. “it's about celebrating all the things that built up your DNA,” Royale says. “Pride is a way of life and not a one time thing. It's not just a one year celebration kind of situation. Pride is about the collective community.” When asking about what products make her feel large and in charge, she said it’s all about Sugar Pill. “Sugar Pill cosmetics are my favorite. They have the best statements for eyeshadow blush art. Like you can move in it. It's all multifunctional. Like you can use your blush that highlights your shadows, all for different things.”
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