Well, THIS is exciting news! Gorgeousgorgeousgorgeous rockstar-turned-makeup mogul Jeffree Star has signed on as an official sponsor of RuPaul’s DragCon 2016! Not only will he have a booth where he’ll be selling his much-coveted makeup line, but he’ll be THERE, ON THE FLOOR, TAKING SELFIES WITH THE QUEENS! Yes, Jeffree Star, LIVE, up close and personal!
I recently had a chance to talk to him about his makeup line, what his plans are for DragCon, and his style inspirations:
JSJ: Tell me, lover, what makeup product (of your own or anybody else’s) can YOU not live without?
Jeffree Star: I’m obsessed with full coverage foundation so I’d die without my Dior Airflash and my MAC Studio Fix!
Are there any new products that you’ll be debuting at DragCon?
I have my first eye shadows launching in May, the attendee’s will have early access! It’s called the Beauty Killer™ palette and will have 10 shades!
Do men/drag queens need different makeup than women? Do you design with that in mind?
The art of drag may have heavy and beautiful makeup, but I don’t think men need a different type. Drag queens need cosmetics that WORK. Formulas that don’t need touching up, or at best, minimal. I spend months on each product to make sure they’re going to do exactly what the box says. The worst is when a customer has a high expectation and get’s let down by a brand… As a consumer, this has happened several times with all different brands. I’m trying to avoid that!
Can we look forward to any new music? Or are you a full-time cosmetics mogul these days?
Right now I’m dedicating all my time and creative energy into the makeup line! It’s been a dream of mine to have makeup products since I was in junior high so I want to give my all to this project! Doesn’t mean I won’t ever do music again!
What makeup trend should we all be featuring at DragCon this spring?
The trend of bold lipsticks isn’t slowing down any time soon and I think Spring you will see a lot of bright shades. And having flawless brows are a must!
What are you looking forward to seeing at DragCon? Any queens you are dying to meet?
My favorite part about doing conventions is meeting the supporters and customers who support me! But I hope I get to sneak away and see some of my favorite queens… You know I love my bitches Laganja, Alyssa & Miss Fame! I’ve never met Trixie Mattel and I’m obsessed with her makeup, so I better get a selfie!
Every queen in the world is gagging on your velvet lipstick. How did it come about?
My favorite makeup product is anything with “lip” in the beginning. Lipstick is my obsession so when I started to create products, I naturally went with first! Liquid lipstick wasn’t perfected when I launched my product a year ago… The formulas out there weren’t the best and I wanted to make something that I thought was “perfect” – It’s gotten rave reviews form celebrities, drag queens, and the general public! I think the consumer’s reviews speak volumes. If it’s good, it’s good. We live in a cut-throat world where honest reviews go viral so it’s amazing to see the positive feedback of something I created!
Finally, who are YOUR beauty icons?
The Spice Girls. David Bowie. Barbie.
Yay! Thanks gurl!
RuPaul’s DragCon 2016 is fast-approaching! May 7th and 8th! DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS YET?