Drag performers know a lot about sweat and makeup. Between the bright lights and the high-energy performances that could range from passionately lip-syncing Britney Spears to hyping up a game of bingo in a venue with a single air conditioning unit, drag stars across the country take not completely sweating off all their makeup seriously.
"I'm in Florida, and you walk outside and it's just wet," Miss Toto, who is based in Miami, says. "And I mean wet. So you have to prepare. If you're out for more than four hours, you have to do your makeup a really certain way so it all doesn't come sliding off."
Given that it's June and Pride season is upon us, we thought drag performers could teach us a thing or two about how to apply our makeup so that it doesn't melt off our face as we hang out with our friends at any and all outdoor Pride festivities, accidentally stumble into a bar with no A/C, or just continue to live our lives in areas where summers can be genuinely hellish.
Read about all their favorite products and tips on how to make sure your foundation, eyebrows, and more don't come dripping down your chin this summer, ahead.