Trixie Mattel on New Homosexual-mer Make-up Assortment & Drag Queen Critics


Trixie Mattel, the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season three and founding father of Trixie Cosmetics, has united her magnificence model’s motto of self-love and her fondness for video video games in a whimsical make-up assortment, the Homosexual-mer.

“The sweetness business is riddled with dishonesty. And this assortment couldn’t be extra genuine,” Mattel informed WWD. 

An arcade recreation fanatic with “16,000 tickets saved up on the Dave & Buster’s” that she gained for redeemable prizes, Mattel sees a linear connection between the world of video games and make-up. “We have been engaged on an excellent versatile product that was going to encourage individuals to push their boundaries with make-up and check out new issues. And I imply, a lot of that online game expertise is about freedom and about difficult your self. It was an ideal match for this product,” she stated.

Trixie Mattel for Trixie Cosmetics' Gay-mer Collection.

Trixie Mattel for Trixie Cosmetics’ Homosexual-mer assortment.

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The Homosexual-mer assortment, now obtainable at, includes a pigmented liquid eye shadow that is available in six shades, together with “End Her!” and “Pac’Mam!,” a mixing palette and a convertible bag. The shades are impressed by the CMYK shade mannequin, permitting the wearer to create any shade they need.

“We simply actually need to make merchandise that encourage you to really feel a way of caprice. I imply, the world is so darkish, and our make-up actually simply makes the world a brighter place. It actually does,” she stated. 

Trixie Cosmetics' Gay-mer collection.

Trixie Cosmetics’ Homosexual-mer assortment.

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Trixie Cosmetics was based in 2019. Since then, the model has launched a number of collections and collaborations that immediate nostalgia and reward femininity in addition to drag tradition. 

“I’m not like a traditional movie star with a make-up model. I even have expertise in cosmetics,” stated Mattel, who used to work behind make-up counters at a division retailer earlier than fame. “For 40 hours every week, I’d watch individuals store for make-up. I labored on the mall and my favourite a part of my job was how most individuals who have been purchasing with me, that [buying makeup] was possibly the one factor they did all week for themselves,” she stated. “We don’t simply work within the magnificence business. We work within the vanity business.” 

Self-expression is a present theme in Mattel’s profession, whether or not she is creating a brand new eye shadow palette, welcoming company at her Trixie Motel in Palm Springs, Calif., releasing new music, internet hosting “The Bald and the Lovely” podcast or collaborating with well-known celebrities resembling Dua Lipa on her YouTube channel.  

“Drag queens characterize one thing that could be very threatening to lots of people, which is freedom, and one thing very radical, which is definitely loving your self and celebrating your self,” she stated. 

In a time when anti-drag legal guidelines are being promoted in states like Tennessee and Texas, the drag queen star feels motivated by the controversy round her artwork. 

“The perfect half about doing drag is that individuals don’t like us. It signifies that we’re protesting. If the entire world was accepting of drag queens, I most likely wouldn’t care that a lot to do it. For me, a part of the enjoyable of it’s pissing individuals off. We like that some conservative, someplace, goes to mattress mad. It means we’re making an influence on the world,” she stated.


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