Tuesday, November 2, 2010
You Should Wear Glitter More Often-Fotd
She was decked out in her best dress. Glitter imbedded into the fabric, bright red shimmering under the disco lights of the club. It stretched tightly against her narrow hip bones that stuck out like knives. Her chest is flat, though there are false breast cutlets stuck in the tight bodice. Lassie Calhoon knows she may not be a woman every night but when she gets on the stage she is herself. She hasn't tucked every part of her real gender away, her wig isn't itchy and the nagging feeling the other queens don't like her fades. She can see the adoring faces of the men and women around her. They swarm her hands full of dollar bills. This will pay her way through college. This will give her the psychological degree she's always wanted. Lassie flips her hair and taps her feet along to the first beats of a famous pop song. The music sweeps over her, the bass pounds. She dances under the heat of theater lights and disco balls. Her hair flies around her like an elegant bird. Lassie is completely herself at this moment.
When she gets back stage she knows she'll be ignored by everyone but her Drag Momma. The big black women who calls herself Taffy and always dances to Whitney. She was the first to take her to the wig shop. They burned the wal-mart halloween wigs together in the ally way behind the club. She knew she was home. Taffy smiled at her from behind a face full of shaving cream. "Sweet wing you were delicious tonight!" She calls from the mirror as the razor buzzes down her cheek. Lassie takes off the wig and she's Richard again. His cheeks stark without blush. Richard tries to smile with his lipstick still on. It's not the same as Lassie. Tomorrow he'll go back to school. But for right now, as he puts the wig back on, she's happy in her world.
I have several friends who are drag queens, boys who wear make-up and beautiful boys who look damn good in eyeliner. These boys are very important to me. One (Josef Scarlette/aka Vozzost.) helped me become the sparkly mass of color you know now. A few years ago I would never have made a blog about make-up including pictures of myself. He told me to start wearing colors like purple to gently ease myself out of the browns and ivories that used to color my life. For this I will be eternally grateful. Please check Josef out on Youtube. His user name is Vozzost. You'll be amazed by his make-up. I promise I'll make a post about him soon. <3
What I used:
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Aromaleigh Rock! Sonic Glitter in Masquerade (Medium purple placed on the lid.)
Aromaleigh e/s in Flamingo-go (Soft beautiful pink used in the crease.)
Fyrinnae e/s in French Vanilla Shake (My HG highlighter.)
NYC eyeliner in black
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Flipside
Waxy Hot Topic eyeliner (Under the lash line.)
Blotted off Fantasy Maker Lipstick in Berry or whatever
Blotted off Fyrinnae Lip Luster in Hair Dye
I hope you all are having an amazing day/week so far. *skips*