Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photos from the transformation of Snooki are up....

(Girlfriend didn't bring a change of clothes, so she looks like Country Snooki!)

Last Saturday was a total blast.  Thank you so much, Marc, for allowing me to help you bring Snooki back for her greatly anticipated lap dancing return. 

For photos of the complete transformation. taken by Retro Fit's Steven LeMay, click here.

I'm still waiting on some good close-ups from "Showgirls" with Peaches Christ, but I will post them if I find any.
XO
K

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pretty Pretty SNOOK at You! Special Showgirls Lap Dancing Pickle Eddition

Hello, Pretty pretty!

So excited about tomorrow's drag queen tutorial.  (Not-so-excited about having to discontinue my Meetup group--but meetup organizer dues are too expensive and you can do it all on FB for free.)

Anyway, back to tomorrow's tutorial.  The theme is Pretty Pretty "SNOOK(i)" at You! '

I'll be making up my mister-y model into everyone's favorite lil pickle from the Jersey Shore.
3-5pm at Retrofit (910 Valencia, of course).  As always, 25% discount on all makeup for tutorial guests.

Later, catch Snooki and I at Showgirls with Peaches Christ at the Castro that eve for a lap dance!

For tickets to Showgirls go here

Looking forward to seeing you!
XOXO
K
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Eyelashes, Howl, Kylie and more drag makeup classes!

Lots going on folks.  Apologies for not getting word out for some of these events BEFORE they happened.  Still trying to get used to blogging on a somewhat regular basis.  Anyway, here's a little rundown of events I was involved with this week.

Thursday night, we had the reading of "HOWL" at the Cartoon Art Museum, hosted by Anna Conda, with readings by


It was a reading of the legendary poem by drag performers and friends.  Carl with Records did a short set afterwards.  Haute Gloo had interactive name tags.  Some photos and info can be found here.  Totally groovy.

Then, last night was Trannyshack Kylie Minogue night.  I was in Raya Light's blacklit geisha/hooker, pasty-twirlin' number to the song "Nudity."

Here's a warped photo by Emi!

photo by Emi Stanley

UPCOMING STUFF: 

A pretty extraordinary way to learn makeup  (Photo by Brandon Norris)
Experience my online drag queen makeup tutorial!  I will be demonstrating beard cover-up, eyeshadow blending, contouring, eyelash-gluing and more.

This is a really fantastic way to learn because you can sit at your computer with your makeup right there beside you--you can even put your makeup on along with me and ask questions as I teach.  You can choose to share your camera and I'll help you in live, two-way video (or you can remain completely anonymous. You only share video or your name if you want to).  More information on the class here!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pretty Pretty Eyes and Product Reviews

 Happy pride weekend, everyone.

I’m having a lovely time from the vantage point of my bed in the inner richmond.  It looks chilly outside.  Summer in SF was fun the 2 days that it lasted!


I’ve recently been thinking about adding makeup reviews on here, so I’m going to start now.  As you may know, I love fancy makeup.  I love Mac for its lipsticks, and pencils. I love Kryolan makeup for its TV paint stick, derma color, aqua color, supra color, powsers, special effects and drag-friendly makeup.  BUT I also love Kryolan because for the pigment, quantity, and medical-grade quality (and, since it’s a European company, ingredients are listed), but considering all of that it’s pretty inexpensive, some say due to the plain packaging.  To cut to the chase, I love fancy makeup, but –Okay, I also have a cheap makeup fettish.  Before I headed down to my makeup tutorial, I stopped by my favorite neighborhood cheap-o makeup shop.  After noticing that some of the prices had gone up, I picked up a few new things try out on my Pretty pretty models.

A product I tried yesterday for the first time was the NYX brand eyeshadow base.  I bought the white, though it also comes in shimmer, and nude.  It did help to brighten up the shadow and generally help the makeup from going in to the lid crease—as long as it was blended in well. 


I was hoping to find the NYX “milk” pencil, which I’e heard works pretty well as a base because it really brightens things up, though I’ve heard it doesn't hold well.  I wanted to try it!  I'll let you know when I get my hands on it...


Finally, since the tutorial was all about eyes, here’s a product that I didn’t actually use yesterday, but that has been something I regularly recommed to guests and clients who wear makeup on their lids.
Ocusoft - great if you’re wearing a lot of eye makeup and false lashes frequently or if you have sensitive skin around the eyes.

This scrub removes oil and bacteria from the lids and also gets rid of any makeup residue, without being harsh on your  lids.  It still stings a tiny bit in the eyes.   It was first recommended to me by Madame Molotova and then another friend’s eye doctor also recommended it.  There are also generic versions available, which are just as good (the walgreens brand is a little less sudsy and the material is not quite as soft).


Now to photos of makeup.  We had a lovely time at Retro Fit yesterday for Pretty pretty!  I got to work on 4 different models and did a range of campy eye makeup styles.    I will add more photos as I get permission from the models...
Doing eyes on Ms. Feral Fawcett






 Feral Fawcett in all of her alarming glory!
Makeup on Marco!




Green-eyed Marco!


 Finally,  a little reminder about this Friday:



More info on Peaches Christ's website.   

Can't decide what to wear to the 80’s Couture Costume Contest?  I can help you with makeup!  Join the Purple Rain pre-preshow show and take my live online makeup tutorial.  (The sight has times listed as east coast, but it actually starts at 6, from the comfort of your computer!)  Sign up here!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Virtual makeup and a severed head.

It happened again.  I waited too long to post and now I'm overwhelmed.  As always, I've been busy.

Today I put the finishing touches (hair) on a severed head prop.  Here's what it looks like: 

John the Baptist head front
...and back
He should be making his television debut in a National Geographic biblical documentary early next year.  Now, on to upcoming events!  
 

FRIDAY NIGHT

Okay, I won't actually be putting lipstick on my teeth.
 Experience my online drag queen makeup tutorial!  I will be demonstrating beard cover-up, eyeshadow blending, contouring, eyelash-gluing and more.

This is a really fantastic way to learn because you can sit at your computer with your makeup right there beside you--you can even put your makeup on along with me and ask questions as I teach.  You can choose to share your camera and I'll help you in live, two-way video (or you can remain completely anonymous. You only share video or your name if you want to).  More information on the class here!

Once we have our faces on, join me (in the flesh) for Trannyshack - Heklina's Birthday Bash with Special Guest Justin Bond!


I will be in drag mother Holy McGrail's number.  She's bringing back a very special performance and I can't wait!

COMING SOON:
PURPLE RAIN July 1st, Castro Theatre – APOLLONIA in person!


Get ready for this monumental event with me at the online drag queen makeup tutorial.  That night is a Special Purple Rain Edition!
...because you want to look good for Apples

Oh! Also, this Thursday, see my friend Rob in band who covers The Cramps at the Stud.  It will be fun!  More info


Until next time....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

LA LA LA...

OMG, today is an exciting day for me.  Just in time for me to start getting super psyched out about Peaches Christ's Purple Rain with special guest Apollonia, Gabe bought tickets to see:

Yes!  Tonight at the Forum! We just drove done to LA for the day!
Na here's a weekend Roundup!Yeehaw! 

Yesterday's Pretty Pretty was a hoot.  Thanks to Steven LeMay and Marco and Horton for bringing treats! Here's a photo.  I did a painted-on mask, with a rhinestone rim.
Marco & Me, showing some cleave
 Rumi Palooza, the night before was fantastic.  Here are some pics from there, courtesy of VinC!
Galen and Rumi's friend


Donna Personna performing


HystErica as Pee-Wee

VinC

Karl with Records

Corrine, Me, GabeR
...And one last photo, this one taken by Dennis Scott Wallo
XOXO
Kegel

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rumi Palooza is tonight! Pretty Pretty Carnaval tomorrow!


Tonight is Rumi Palooza!  I hate the word "amazeballs," but it will still be fun.  I'm performing with GabeR.  Below are the details and tomorrow is Carnaval-themed face-paining Pretty Pretty.  XOXO Kegs



Location
The Purple House, 5716 Genoa, Oakland
1 block off MLK @ 57th St.




Amazeballs bands and Fabulous performance line-up, drag makeover space, outdoors film screenings and a party bus. Spread the word and see you East of Purple !
FREE Event !

9 pm :
MOON TRENT & CANDICE LAMB
GALEN & MAKAYLA
HYSTERICA

10 pm :
SEX INDUSTRY
ERIKA von VOLKYRIE
DONNA PERSONA
RUMI MISSABU with GALEN TSONGAS & EUGENE SOLDATOV
KEGEL KATER

11 pm :
CARL with RECORDS
POX ECLIPSE
ATTITUDE PROBLEM & FRIENDS

Mister WA will be screening from as well as filming fresh footage for the upcoming feature film CHILDREN OF THE COCKETTES premiering in NYC, October 2011