Great artists can work with any materials, and Trixie Mattel brilliantly demonstrates that you can get an amazing result with widely-available cosmetics like Maybelline.
A little fun herstory: Maybelline is named after Mabel Williams. Her brother Thomas Williams was a chemist, and after seeing his sister mix coal dust and Vaseline into do-it-yourself mascara, he decided to make and sell a batch, naming it after his sister and her favorite petroleum jelly.
The brand quickly caught on and carved out a market as an affordable option of makeup fans on a budget.
Here’s a nice overview:
One of the best parts of drag is when artists turn everyday items and inexpensive materials into something astonishing. Perhaps this will inspire you to get creative, no matter what your budget!
Image: YouTube / Trixie Mattel