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Hi sisters! James Charles here and welcome back to my YouTube channel i’m now realizing that i’m starting this intro off with my
eyebrows already Glued down down. I probably look crazy But that should be an indication that today’s video is going to be a drag transformation. Last night i was watching my all time favorite show, Rupaul’s Drag Race, and the queens actually had such a cool challenge and that was to make over five different Youtube stars. First of all, you’re very rude that I was not invited. Sister Ru hit me up, girl. I would have been an amazing sister transformation, but regardless it just really got me in the mood and it’s been a few months since I’ve done drag and it’s been a Lot of months, or many months, since I’ve actually filmed a drag tutorial. I’ve tried so many, new techniques I’ve been watching so many different videos and hopefully I picked up on some brand, new things so I’m just feeling my woman fantasies today and I want to do a drag transformation. Starting off, my eyebrows are clearly already glued down which is a very, very annoying and long but vital process to any good drag makeup tutorial. I don’t think I would look very womanly with the block bushy eyebrows that I have right now so we got to cover up and draw new ones on, which will be coming in a short minute, but I’m gonna start off by priming and moisturizing my face today using the Tatcha Silk Canvas. I’m just gonna put a light layer of this over my t-zone especially in my moustache and beard region just to kind of correct any texture. Before I go into any foundation and really kind of clean up the canvas for all the makeup that we’re about to put on, we have one last, step which is going to be a color correcting. I’m gonna take the L.A Girl Pro Concealer and this is in the shade “Orange”, and i’m gonna put this over, oh God… I put this over all my… oh? hello… all my beard and moustache areas. I literally am a man and I shave every morning but I still get 5 o’clock shadow like three hours later. I’m very tempted and convinced that i want to get laser surgery, so please let a sister know your experience with that if it’s fun, if it’s painful, because I literally do not know. But I’m really tempted to get all this gone. And I’m also gonna put a little bit of this over my eyebrows as well because they’re a little dark, and by a little bit I literally mean cover them up completely. I’m next going to take any dense buffing brush and lightly tap out this concealer just so it’s kind of evenly distributed and blend it all around because our next up is going to be it to set it with powder but if we put powder right on top of it it’s gonna be a little bit clumpy and gross, so this is just a quick little step in between. Alright guys, this is the completed look I really hope you guys enjoyed and I will see you in the next one, bye! I’m gonna take a powder puff in a little bit of translucent powder and just pack it right over top of that orange just to set it in place until we put the foundation on next [so] it doesn’t all get mixed together because although we definitely want a bronzed look, we don’t want a Donald Trump glam today that’s for sure. I’m also going to pack this powder into the brows as well. I have gotten pretty good at brow cover at this point and I’ve also shown it in a few other videos beforehand *gasp* so make sure to click right up here if you need a tutorial on that, I know I started off this video with it but it’s a very long process and I did not want to waste 20 minutes of your time teaching you how to glue down your eyebrows today/ Pressing in this powder really hard after all the layers of glue will really help eliminate some of that texture and the powder will kind of fill everything in to create a very blank and flat base for everything to go over top of. This is scary. *chuckle* For the foundation today. I’m going to go into the Kryolan TV Paint Stick and this is in the shade “NB”. If you guys have never heard of these foundation sticks before they are intense, honestly to say the least. They’re literally full coverage enough to cover my scandals, so we definitely love this and we have a whole lot that we need to cover today. So I’m going to just go into this all over my face starting off with the brows and once again really pushing it in there gal to make sure everything is full coverage, and then just going in with that everywhere else. Then we’re just gonna take a damp beauty blender. This one is a very, very old one, you definitely do not want to use a new one, that is for sure because this is full coverage and I can guarantee you’re gonna have to throw this out after this video: t-trust me. Then I’m gonna grab the Kryolan TV Paint Stick in the shade 00 This one is literally just pure white, and I’m gonna use this to highlight my face, starting off right at the centre in-between the brows. Just like that but I’m gonna do one line right down…. …oops, haha… …the nose, hnh. We’ll get her there. I’m just gonna put this in the same place that i always put my concealer except this is just white as opposed to normal shades. And then once again just gonna blend that in with a beauty blender. If you’re watching this video I feel like it’s probably safe to assume that at least most of you guys have seen the show or at least heard of the show: Rupaul’s Drag Race. Literally one of my favorite shows in the entire world and if you don’t know what it is, it is a drag queen TV show competition show hosted by the legendary Rupaul and this season has been so beyond entertaining and crazy. Who are your guys’ favourites? Let’s have a discussion down the comments below. Aquaria, literally love her the most, i’ve been following her since she had like 30,000 followers on instagram and now she’s on season 10 which is so crazy. She actually did my makeup two years ago when I was in New York for, I think, generation beauty, which is a big beauty convention and it was so cool meeting her and just seeing her progression, I literally love her makeup so today’s look is definitely gonna be heavily influenced by Aquaria, um I also love Eureka, I’ve met her personally a few times and she is literally one of the sweetest people ever in the entire world and I think she deserves every single ounce of her success. She is so funny and we definitely need a bigger winner, I think it’s time so my fingers are crossed for her definitely this season. I also live for Monet X Change this entire season all from the sponges to british accent. Oh! Just love her the most. I stan! For this tutorial i want to do something a little bit different i have actually never done ever But, also never in a drag tutorial and i want to do my eyebrows while my Face is still wet and not powdered. I see a lot of different queens doing this, a lot of queens start off with their eyebrows first can’t Do that still a little bit too spooked and clearly i have to cover mine, but i wanna try to go in with the cream product I’m going to use the Anastasia Dip Brow. And i’m just gonna sketch them in and then set powder over top. Hopefully… we’re gonna have to see. My hand is shaking, hello? I hate drawing in eyebrows. I do not like that eyebrow. Drawing in eyebrows as a drag queen is so hard. wh… ughh This is literally so challenging. Ugh, now it’s taking off my foundation underneath my eyebrow, what the heck.. Yes, okay, this is kind of a look. Roughly, I literally don’t understand how Drag queens cover their eyebrows, and then can draw on new eyebrows And have it look, like smooth and not crusted, I am pretty good at brow cover at This point but, no matter what, like, something always still looks so wrong. When I clean that up that could be usable. Ugh, that’s an ugly eyebrow. How do people do this?? That is way too f*cking large like, why is that all the way up there? It’s like all the way on my forehead. I hate this, what’s going on. Okay, these literally look the worst but, you know what? That’s what we have concealer for, and thank God that I did not set these in place because now I’m gonna grab some Shape Tape and a Mac 242 brush… a lot of shape tape… and I’m gonna go and clean up these brows. Ohhhhh, See THAT’S a woman, (person behind camera: that is… that is a woman.) That’s a woman! (Person behind camera: that eyebrow is everything.) Mm-hmm, okay, we love her. Concealer whoo! Now, this one on the other hand, oh, she’s the struggle sister. It’s always the eyebrows that get me good every time They got me good again. All right so literally 45 minutes later and no, I’m not kidding, wish I was, both brows are now on and even, so what I’m gonna do is just go in quickly and blend out any creases that I gathered underneath my eyes while crying over my brows looking horrible. Then I’m just gonna take a dense powder puff in some Coty Airspun Powder, whoo, and I’m gonna set my entire face including my brows with this, let’s see if this works Okay, so far so good. This took 60,000 years. I think i actually like this technique of doing, my brows While the creams are still wet a lot more than drawing them on later on. Thanks sister Aja i’ll definitely be doing this okay So now that the face is all set and *SNATCHEDPOP* Locked right in place, we have to a contour and contour is a very, very vital step to drag makeup. i mean that you have to go from a brother to his sister so we Definitely need to add a lot more dimension back to the face so, i’m gonna grab my Morphe m55 4 brush and the Anastasia contour kit and dip into the lightest shade Right up in here and just add this right over the same places that i put the white highlight earlier, gonna pop this right, oh? Oh, that did not do anything. Okay i’m actually gonna take the Jeffree Star cosmetics Blood Sugar Eye shadow, hello? and dip into the shade glucose, which is literally just a white eyeshadow, with the same exact Brush but i know that this white is very very pigmented So, i’m gonna use a little bit of it to highlight the center of my Face. I’m just gonna place the shade right underneath my eyes, right up against my nose contour to brighten up the center Oh, I should use the KKW f*cking powder. I’m gonna grab the KKW Beauty brightening powder in the shade #1 and the same exact Brush to use that to highlight my face instead. And then we’re gonna go back into the Anastasia Contour kit, and i’m going to use my Morphe M 405 and use this to chisel out my face. i’m starting right at the top of my Ear right in my sideburn region, and doing circular, light motions going right down And i’m kind of keeping this contour a little bit higher than i would normally go for more of a feminine lifted Cheekbone type look. Ooh yeah just like that Oh, pretty, we love! Same thing on the other side Definitely need to really chisel out my five-head as Well and when contouring i’m kind of blending in at like a Circular motion if that makes sense, where, like the lightest point being right here and then kind of fading out circular ombre sunset Situation into a very, very dark hairline. Of course you have to also snatch to the nose So i’m just going to grab my Benefit Hoola bronzer and the JadeyWadey 180 from Luxy beauty, dual-ended nose contouring Brush, good lord, you guys know i live for a Good snatched nose and drag queens honestly were definitely a huge inspiration for me when it came to learning how To in nose contour and highlight my nose to really look So, we’re gonna make it look even more pinched than usual. And once that contours on then i’m gonna grab that KKW Brightening powder and the beauty blender once again, and i’m actually gonna press this right into The side of the nose contour to really snatch it right up and to give that perfect illusion. Mm-hmm, look at her. She’s sister snatched! To really finish off and brighten that nose i’m gonna Take the NYX jumbo eye pencil in the shade Milk. This is the pure white one, I am scared to do this but, once again I’ve seen a lot of different queens do this So, hopefully this will work for Sister James, and i’m gonna put a little dollop right on the tip You’re kidding, hello? Ah, That worked! And last but finally not least for the base i’m just gonna go to My MAC peaches blush, you guys know this is my all-time favorite. on my morphe e4 brush And give myself an actual, for once, really decent coverage of Blush, you guys know i don’t usually like a lot of blush in my looks but when it comes to drag We do have to make the highlights and the contours a lot More intense so, blush does a really nice job of marrying everything together for a more soft but, still intense look So, finally the base is done we get to move on to the Eyes, thank the lord, but i do Want to do one last thing before we do and that is a bake our face to really intensify the highlights even more so i’m Gonna grab a little bit more of the Coty Airspun powder in my damp beauty sponge then we’re just going to bake Alright guys, let’s move right ahead with the eyes, the first palette i want to go in with the today is the Jeffree Star Blood sugar eyeshadow Palette, and i’m gonna grab the shade glucose first, which is this white shade right up here and use this to highlight the brow bone This is by far one of the most pigmented white shadows i have EVER used and i definitely Want to give the browbone a good highlight to kind of lift everything up. Next i’m gonna grab a big fluffy brush. This is the Morphe M441, use code “JAMES” for 10% off, and dip into the shade: “Ouch” and just use this as a light transition shade. I’m gonna pop this color right above the crease and just blend this up right into the white just to give a nice wash of color and to get the eye makeup started. I’m next gonna switch over to the Morphe 39A palette. This is the palette that I actually modeled for for the Morphe Holiday Collection. Unfortunately it is now sold out and gone for good but, basically I’m just gonna be using cool toned brown shadows today, so use any palette that has similar shades. Using a fluffy crease brush i’m gonna dip into this shade right over here and i can use this to deepen up the crease a little bit. I’m just using little circular motions to really build up that color, once again staying right above that natural crease line because we’re gonna make our eyes look way bigger. Then grabbing a smaller, pointed fluffy brush, this is the Morphe M506, I’m gonna dip into this dark brown shade right up in here and use this to really deepen out the crease. Going back in with my big fluffy brush I’m going to blend that out a little bit and make sure that doesn’t look too harsh. Now that We have our crease shadow all laid out and nice and blended i’m gonna take a white concealer this Is the L.A Girl Pro Concealer in the shade “White”, obviously, hello. And a Mac 242 brush and just cut out that crease. Perfect! Wow, cool! Once again gonna dip back into that Morphe M224 and the “Glucose” shade from the Blood Sugar Palette and then set that white in place. I do add a little bit of sparkle and glow to the lid so I’m gonna grab this Stila Liquid Metals in the shade of “Perlina” and put this over the white area that I just set in place. Then before that sets in place i’m gonna pack on the mixed glitter in the shade “MGLI05”. And then to be really extra before we go ahead and add the winged liner I want to do one last step and that is gonna be to glue on some individual Schrowski Crystals. I learned this trick from and Naomi Smalls and always look so stunning from far away. The crystals just sparkles so beautifully on the lid so I’m gonna pop a few on it just using lash glue and tweezers. So next up in the eyes is going to be the wing slash the outer shadow moment and I tried to do this technique in my Coachella festival makeup tutorial but it did not work at all so we’re gonna try again today, fingers crossed. I know aquaria does this all the time in her looks and it always looks the best so I need to have faith in myself but I’m gonna Take just a light piece of cardboard… Heyyy, Miss Laura Lee, this is from her PR package… and just a fluffy brush and dip into black eyeshadow. Wish me luck. Tap off the excess and i’m gonna place this card Right here on my face right up against my eye and i’m gonna press it very firmly Into my skin and then i’m just gonna go right in and start blending the black right up against that. Blending on the edge Blending in the crease just making sure it looks, like, nice and not super, super harsh then Before i remove that i’m gonna take a blending brush from before that had the brown on it and go over this edge right here and then when i remove it Yeah, it worked this time! We have a nice and defined black line. Oh, thank God, okay, great, thanks Laura Lee. And I’m gonna continue this black right down into the corner of my eye to prepare to bring it into the lower lash line in a second Once that blackshadows on there I’m just gonna go to the black liquid liner and just line right up against that waterline just so when we put on lashes there’s no, like, weird shadow moments. So that is the top lid all complete, huh, a lot goes into drag makeup as you can see but let’s go to move on to the bottom lower lash line, which will be a, whole lot, easier, thank God. I’m first gonna start by grabbing that NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk” once again and lining my lower lash line then when I get to the inner corner instead of following my natural eye shape i’m kind of extending that white down a little bit to kind of follow straight forward and out. Once again i’m gonna set that white in place using the “Glucose” single shadow From the Blood Sugar palette. Next to begin the shadow portion i’m just gonna dip into the same a black that i used for the upper lash line Tap off the excess and be super careful. I’m going to blend this right, along the lower lash line Connecting the wing right up in the outer corner and then using a small fluffy crease brush, this is the Morphe in M433, I’m gonna dip into that same cool tone a brown transition shade from before and just blend right underneath that crease and into the inner corner. And last but finally not least to complete the eyes today, thank the Lord in heaven above, is going to be the lashes and for today’s look we have BAM! The 301’s! If you are a true drag fan you know that these are like the best of the best. They are intense but They look so stunning and when you have this much eye makeup on you have to match it with a good and fresh lash so all i did was stack a regular pair of Lily Lashes in the style i believe “Miami” you guys know those are my all-time faves and i use those because they have a little bit of a lift to them and just glued a 301 right over top, and i’m gonna pop that on my lash line for a very, very 3D and lifted and beautiful, stunning look. i usually like to apply, my lashes kind of in the middle but for these i’m actually Gonna push on the inner corner of the lash first being that that is by far the most important part to this look and i’m gonna take the outer Corner of the lash and lift it out to make sure that it’s not on the regular lashes and then gonna place it down, but when i actually put this lash there i’m not, gonna put the lash on my lash line i’m actually gonna put it a little bit above My natural lash line, which is going to lift My entire eye upwards. Obviously this is totally optional not gonna lie it does feel a little bit weird to have your lash glued in the middle of your eyelid but it really does help, and give the face a little bit of a lifted look and then Also, since the area is fully covered in eyeliner you can’t even tell and it’s a full-on Illusion, and finally just gonna pop on a little bit of my, favorite mascara to blend together my fake lashes with the really large big ones. *chuckle* Helpful hint too if you’re like me and you have a pretty long bottom lashes and you decide to do this like White in a corner moment like i have right here when you’re applying your mascara especially to the lashes in the bottom corner be really careful And pay attention to where you’re actually holding the wand because you Should try to avoid putting mascara right at the root on the inner corner and only get the mascara on the kind of Second half of the lash if that makes sense and keep that first half of the lash White from the eye liner because then it keeps that illusion going of the white inner corner with The black mascara underneath because if you get black Mascara all the way up to the root in this inner corner right here it’s gonna try to get away From that illusion i just like i have on this lash but You get what i mean hopefully. All right, sisters and finally that is one eye all complete. I am literally loving how this is turning out so far. I’m gonna go ahead and do the other one off-camera quickly and i’ll be right back to finish off the rest of the look. All right guys, so those are both eyes all complete and i was a little bit worried about this look At first, not gonna lie i’ve never really confident in my full drag looks until they come together but now OH MY GOD! I am literally loving this! I feel like I just ripped Aquaria’s face right off her and just popped it right on mine and i am loving, i feel beautiful So let’s go ahead and move on. Our next step is going to be the glow. I’m bursting to give my skin a good spritz of the Mac Fix+ being that I’ve literally put on 64 million pounds of makeup and powder and my skin’s feeling a little bit dry. For highlighter today i’m going to dip into My fave, the Tarte “Yacht” pressed pigment, and i’m gonna pop that right on it the high points of my face Ready for this, oh, oh Yeah, there she is girl. Then of course grabbing a pencil brush, this is the M431, I’m just gonna pop that right over the Sister Snatched Schnoz™ For the lips today i definitely feel like i go with nude when it comes to drag looks a lot so i don’t want to do that and for today’s look I want to do a really really bright red, so i’m going to use the Kylie Boss lip liner to outline them first, and we have to over line, of course, then i’m just gonna fill this then using the matching Kylie liquid lipstick Alright shishters! So we are all done and the last of the day is going to be it to lock this face in place so you’re performance and Season 11 ready. I’m gonna use a Skindinavia (?) makeup finishing spray and just myself a pretty heavy spray. All right, babe so that is the makeup all complete but we still have a little bit more of a transformation to do so i’m gonna go throw some jewelry, a wig and a different outfit and i’ll be right back and show you guys the finished look. Hi shishters! All right you guys this is the completed drag look for today! I threw on a bra and a t-shirt and some pants. I would’ve put a picture of the full look right up in here and i just feel so beautiful and so confident and i think this is by far my favorite drag look that i have, ever done. I had so much fun filming this video today and like i was saying before hand, Rupaul’s Drag Race is by far my number one favorite tv show of all time. It is just so amazing and the art of drag has inspired me so much throughout being a person and also my makeup routine so that’s super, super cool. Congratulations to the top four queens you all absolutely slayed it. Definitely leave comment down below and tell me who you want to win. I am definitely Team Aquaria and Team Eureka. If you guys enjoyed this videos today please don’t forget to give a big thumbs up down below and subscribe if you have not already. Come join the Sisterhood, it is pretty, pretty lit time, and click that bell icon so you notified every time I upload a brand new video. If you’d like to follow me on my makeup journey you can follow me on instagram and twitter they’re both just @jamescharles, and my snapchat for more behind-the-scene type stuff. It’s jamescharless with an extra “s” after Charles. This video’s Shishter Shoutout goes to sister Donna. Thank you so much for you always following and supporting me, I love you so so so much! And if you would like to be the next video’s Shishter Shoutout, make sure to always retweet my video links when they go live on Twitter. All right shishters thank you for watching, I love you so much and I will see you in the next one now sashay away.


  1. I thought, I set the speed around 1,25 but actually normal speed :'( My mother-languange is not English, I'm from Indonesia so it's a lil bit hard for me to understand what's james saying. But fortunatelly, I can turn on the subtitle wk

  2. James: "they are literally full coverage enough to cover up my scandals!"
    Me: " 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣" dead of laughter

  3. You are perfect .you are beutifull you look like linda evangelista you are a model. Everything about you is perfect
    Did you stone those tags? OH you are smiling …… JAMES CHARLES YOUR SMILE IS BEUTIFULL

  4. im doing drag for the first time for Halloween this year and my mom is doing my makeup and everything but im kinda nervous. any tips to lose my nervousness?

  5. I was watching this video and my brother came in right after he put the orange concealer on and asked if he had a major sun burn!! 😂

  6. I actually liked his original hair. Just saying.
    He's gorgeous without makeup and she's stunning with makeup

  7. At the beginning I was like why does his eyebrows look like that and then you said I am starting this video with my eyebrows already glued down 😅 phew

  8. Geez lay off the coke man 😳it’s like listening to a fast forwarded video or an auctioneer ~ anyone else got a headache now?

  9. Sister james, i love you so much but i kinda wanna say that the head contour is a bit too dark…. i say a bit more blending OR a bit less contour…. You dont have to listen to me cuz im just an ordinary girl

  10. I Don't have any hate or anything BTW (James Charles using Jeffery star's palette to get Jeffrey's friend ship back??) Just asking..

  11. ……its so discouraging seeing so many boys on YouTube 10 times prettier than the girls …..w/o makeup…just smh …

  12. Please leave political content out of your videos. I love Donald Trump, but I also like watching you. When celebrities or influencers mention him in a negative way I stop following them. Don't jump on the hate Trump train. If you vote for any of the Dems say goodbye to the money you are earning. They will be giving it all away.

  13. Love the finished look, but I need like a written post of everything because you talk SO fast and you use so much lingo that I'm not used to so I'm like so confused lol

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