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Oct 24, 2016 >> Get into the Groove! Drag Madonna Makeover [VIDEO]


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We’re transforming into the Queen of Pop with one of Chicago’s very own Queens as part of the Totally ‘80s Glossed and Found Halloween special. Miss BEVERLY LATELY invited us into her personal dressing room to take us step by step through a Madonna metamorphosis. Although there are many faces of Madonna over the decades, Beverly is channeling Blonde Ambition Madonna—think classic Marilyn and that iconic Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra.

Beverly Lately’s big drag inspiration comes from the women of Russ Meyer films, most with hyper feminine statures, big busts, cinched waists, curvy hips and that tough edge. So naturally, Beverly has always been drawn to Madonna’s ability to really command a stage with imbued sexuality and bad girl antics. What would the 1980’s been without Madonna’s devotion to redefine what’s expected of women? Beverly gives us tricks and treats to get into the groove this Halloween by giving major Madonna face.

Like a virgin? See Beverly’s expert tips below on how to perfect the look. And add the finishing touches with really expressing yourself in a cone bra—DIY here!—and get those luscious golden curls from Chicago’s favorite wig emporium Arda Wigs.

BEVERLY LATELY GETS INTO THE GROOVE >>

STEP 1: CREATING THE FACE

Create dramatic cheekbones by contouring from the ear to corner of the mouth with a darker shade, and highlighting the top of the cheek bones. For Madonna’s nose, highlight straight down the middle and create pronounced nostrils by contouring half moons around nostrils. Highlight middle of the forehead shadow anything more recessed, like temples. Blend and set with powder.

STEP 2: EYES TO KILL

Create Madonna’s strong, natural brow by adding a very slight arch to the shape and drawing in some stray hairs on the inner brow to create that fuzzy look. Keep the lid color fairly neutral with a swipe of pink shimmer. Use black eyeliner to create a winged, cat eye look. Then create serious impact with a set of fake lashes. Beverly recommends 301 lashes for that major Madonna drama.

STEP 3: PERFECT POUT

Since Madonna’s lip shape slightly turns down, use lip liner to draw the upper lip slightly down. Then swipe on a bright red lip. For a pout that will last all night, Beverly preaches liquid lipstick since it doesn’t crack and is super easy to apply. Try Jeffree Star Lip Ammi in Unicorn Blood! And dot that beautiful beauty mark on the right side above your lip to complete the transformation.

Watch this Queen work! Catch Beverly Lately on stage Halloween weekend performing at Berlin Nightclub on October 29th for Drag Matinee.

Follow Beverly’s adventures @BeverlyLately. Want more G&F Halloween? See all our Totally 80’s Halloween fun here.

TEXT BY ALAINA AFRICANO