Yes I was excited to hold my first drag makeup class with guest instructor and drag performer Justin Parker, but what I didn’t expect to witness was the total transformations that came from the inside out. Makeup lovers like myself know that makeup can bring confidence to our day, impacting our lives when confidence is needed for special occasions where we need to look our best. That is no secret. And we all love to see the many transformations that makeup can provide just for fun. That’s no secret either.
What I witnessed from some of the male models who participated in the drag makeup class was fascinating. You know the saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” I got to witness this first hand. After some of these men had transformed with drag makeup on, I could swear a woman came forward. There was a personality transformation, a different sparkle in their eyes, and a genuine confidence at feeling absolutely beautiful. Some of the models experienced their first time with makeup on, some had drag makeup on before, but everyone seemed to enjoy the transformation. I knew it was going to be a fun day, but it was more than that. It was an opportunity to bring out that great woman, and let her shine!