Why I love make-up by Charlene Collins.

Whether in or out of drag, make-up is a powerful tool of self-expression and a way of affirming my identity in a sea of conformity. Since starting drag, I have been able to experiment with different styles and approaches, allowing me to find and amplify my own creative voice on stage (and in the last year, through digital performances, too).

Celebrating make-up is something which makes perfect sense to me in the context of Pride, which is all about shouting your individuality and queer identity as loudly as you possibly can. Whether I want to feel powerful, glamorous or left-field, there’s no better way than painting my face.


Eyeshadow palettes by Revolution., available at Boots, £9.99

Foundation & Concealer

Lasting Perfection foundation and concealer by Collection, available at Boots, £4.99.


Botanics Daily Hydration moisturiser, available at Boots, £4.99.

Finish spray

NYX matte finish spray, available at Boots, £6.

Make-up wipes

And of course, some trusty make-up wipes! Available at Boots, 99p

In celebration of Cambridge Pride 2021, we have shared what we are proud of – now it’s your turn!

Tag us in your #cambridgepride snaps for the chance to win a £150 gift card for a store of your choice at The Grafton!

#loveislove #support_the_rainbow

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