Drag moms need love too, and Mother’s Day is just around the corner! A motherly figure for many young queens, a drag mom’s role is to mentor aspiring drag stars to reach their full potential. RuPaul even made a business out of being a drag mom, and you can find drag moms in many circles, taking young queens under their wing, teach them makeup tricks and stage stunts, and cheering them on as they make their first steps out in heels. I ought to know– I’m a drag mom myself!
If you have a drag mom to thank this Mother’s Day, let us help you. Here are some of our favorite glitzy, glam products to bestow upon your fabulous mother—especially if it’s over a boozy brunch!
Lush Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar
Lush massage bars have earned a cult following for their innovative designs and rich moisturizing formula, and this glittery number is one of our top picks. The heart-shaped bar is rich with clary sage oil and has a light lavender vanilla scent that’s naturally sweet and appealing. When you rub the bar over the body it melts, leaving skin moisturized as well as shimmery thanks to a healthy amount of peach-toned micro-glitter. It’s the perfect way to indulge before a glamorous night at the club!
Demeter Cocktail-Inspired Fragrances
Even sober queens will enjoy a pick from this cocktail assortment. These drag-friendly scents from Demeter have the essence of classic cocktails: Gin and Tonic embodies the clean yet sugary scent of tonic water, while Fuzzy Navel smells fresh and summery—peach schnapps and orange juice with an apricot undertone. Sex On The Beach possesses raunchier hints of tropical fruit and vodka. We can’t imagine how a queen could get along without these campy fragrances! Pick one or three!
Atomic Cosmetics Drag Eraser
A makeup remover made for stage makeup? Sign us up. This lotion-like formula comes in a 4 oz. tub and is guaranteed to cut through your contours, glitter lips, brow cover-up, and any other drag spackle you might be sporting. Dr. Bad Jen hand makes every batch of Drag Eraser in her Seattle lab so she can guarantee it remains nontoxic and high-quality, just like the rest of her line at Atomic Cosmetics. A hand-crafted gift is something every queen will value.
We don’t need to tell you again how much we love Armour lipgloss, but we will anyway! With so many colors to choose from and super opaque coverage, these cruelty-free, long-wearing glosses ought to be a staple in everyone’s makeup bags, drag moms included! With names inspired by legendary gay icons, we can’t pick just one: Candy and Divine are both pastels named after two famous queer-film divas. There’s also the Bowie-inspired Stardust, as well as Ann-Margret and Lucy, both orange-toned glosses named after two of the most loveable redheads in show business. Did we mention, purchasing two Armour glosses in our boutique gets you free shipping?
Deborah Lippmann Believe
A small gift is always well received. If you don’t believe us, you haven’t tried Believe, one of the latest shades nail polish master Deborah Lippmann created with help from—who else?—Cher! This shimmering metallic looks silver in the bottle but has a cool gold tint that flatters any skin tone once brushed on. Wear one coat or two depending on the amount of glitz you want. Deborah Lippmann polishes are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate, and the quality formula lasts up to a week. A Bob Mackie frock may be out of your price range, but we guarantee this flattering polish is the next best gift!