3 Tips For Nailing Your Glam With Art Simone And Etcetera Etcetera

'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under' stars Art Simone and Etcetera Etcetera will soon hit the road for their 'As Seen On TV' tour.

Art Simone and Etcetera Etcetera

As part of this 19-stop tour, the pair will reveal their top trade secrets, in a series of intimate 'Backstage Beauty School' workshops throughout June and July. . . And anyone can snatch a spot.

For a little sneak peek at what to expect in these workshops, Art and Etcetera each list their top three tips for nailing your glam.

Art Simone

One

PRIME TIME BABY! Priming your face before makeup is an essential step for the best results, it gives you a fresh and primed canvas ready to compliment all your fave products. It also helps with the longevity of your makeup, as there is an extra barrier between your skin and the makeup – so it’ll be much longer before you begin to look crusty, dusty and disgusty! Right now I’m loving the NYX Plump Right Back Primer & Serum combo!

Two

INVEST IS BEST. While I don’t think you have to spend much on makeup to turn a killer look (I could make a Mona Lisa out of a face paint kit) BUT sometimes it's nice to work smarter, not harder. Spend some extra dosh on some key items to help speed up your makeup process and get some more bang for your buck! I like to splash out on a great foundation and face powder but find you can save on more affordable products like shadows, lipsticks and blush! It’s all about balance.

Three

FROM ANGLE TO ANGEL! Makeup is all about angles, you can really transform and compliment your natural features with a few little tweaks in the direction you apply your makeup. For an instant facelift, I always angle my contour, eye makeup, liner and brows upwards and out. It helps lift the face and makes you look super sleek – if you struggle with picturing this, I like to imagine I’ve got a ponytail and am pulling everything up towards that on top of my head (side note: a super tight and sleek pony can also give you a bit of lift too!). If you angle your makeup downwards, you tend to look sad and bland. . . And if you smile. . . Well it can be terribly confusing – apply that makeup up, out and away baby!

At the end of the day – makeup is for EVERYONE and if you feel fabulous, that’s all that matters!

Etcetera Etcetera

One

STAY CLASSY AUSTRALIA. Sometimes bigger, isn't necessarily better! Drag makeup is about finding the most effective way to transform your face and being bold with the aesthetic you are trying to achieve. Having clean, sharp, classic makeup can really shine on stage!

Two

IT RUBS THE LOTION INTO ITS SKIN. Take care of your skin! From someone who wears heavy makeup more than the average person, it takes a toll! And you need to be kind on your complexion to be able to stretch your artistry to new heights.

Three

SHIMMY SHIMMY! Contouring isn't everything! I love highlighter/shimmer. People get scared to use it, but it adds so much dimension to the face! Go forth and shine bright like a diamond.

Makeup is inspirational! I love looking and feeling beautiful, and makeup and drag is a huge part of that process for me. The world has changed – makeup has always been used by subcultures as a form of self-expression – and now that's all out in the open! I love working with more traditional brands as a drag artist – there's so much possibility for exploring new ideas.

As Seen On TV Tour Dates

27 May - Earl Arts Centre (Launceston)
1 June - Piano Bar (Bendigo)
2 June - Piano Bar (Geelong)
7 June - Piano Bar (Ballarat)
9 June - Piano Bar (Colac)
15 June - Newcastle Playhouse (Newcastle)
16 June - IPAC (Wollongong)
17 June - Universal (Sydney)
24 June - Cazalys (Cairns)
29 June - Glasshouse (Port Macquarie)
1 July - The Grand Poobah (Hobart)
3 July - Hamilton PAC
7 July - Albury Entertainment Centre
8 July - The Playhouse (Canberra)
9 July - Chapel off Chapel (Melbourne)
13 July - The Tivoli (Brisbane)
14 July - Totem Theatre (Alice Springs)
15 July - Mary’s Poppin (Adelaide)
18 July - The Royale Theatre at Planet Royale (Perth)

Backstage Beauty School Tour Dates

3 June - Cork & Chroma (Melbourne)
15 June - Newcastle Playhouse
16 June - Wollongong - TBC
17 June - Universal (Sydney)
24 June - Cazalys (Cairns)
29 June - Glasshouse (Port Macquarie)
1 July - The Grand Poobah (Hobart)
3 July - Hamilton PAC
6 July - Albury - TBC
8 July - Gorman House Arts Centre (Canberra)
13 July - Cork & Chroma (Brisbane)
15 July - Mary’s Poppin (Adelaide)
16 July - Connections Nightclub (Perth)

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