"I never want people to feel like I'm the arbiter of the idea of drag, because a lot of my makeup has become more 'womanly' over the years," Fame said. "I've taken away all the tricks and have made it really simple. So I'll say that when I see makeup that shocks me, I'll look at how it's photographing. Because sometimes you'll see someone and think, 'Wow, you look amazing,' and then you take a picture and it either works on camera, or the makeup they're wearing looks pretty in person but in a flash photo disappears completely."
"I never want people to feel like I'm the arbiter of the idea of drag, because a lot of my makeup has become more 'womanly' over the years. I've taken away all the tricks and have made it really simple."
The secret to keeping your look photo-friendly? "Controlling your matte and your shine," she said. "Playing with matte and shine is going to give a lot of interest to your face, and not overly in the way like aggressively contouring and highlighting. Let's say you have a scar on the cheekbone; you want to make sure that area is brought down, and you're going to add highlight to the points that you really want to bring toward the camera, so by lifting the face or high points of the cheek or the top of the brow bone, the slender part of the nose, or the top of the lip."
"I see people putting so much contour and highlight on, but actually a lot of times you end up looking older. Matte where you need it; shine where you need it. Look at how you photograph, study what works for you, and you'll get there. It does take practice."