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YouTuber Nikita Dragun lives a self-proclaimed fantasy life — and beauty and fashion play a major role. She owns over 100 wigs organized by color, drawers full of glitter, lipsticks, and face paints, and a closet bursting at the seams with elaborate costumes.
Dragun’s larger-than-life personality and head-to-toe looks are a far cry from the Nikita Dragun (née Nguyen) sitting alone in her room, worried about the bullies at school who used to say she looked like a dragon because of her Mexican-Vietnamese heritage. Now, she’s a vocal advocate for trans rights and a viral YouTube sensation whose millions of followers flock to her pages to see Nikita be unapologetically herself.
Makeup is an essential part of the Nikita Dragun image, and Dragun uses a bevy of products to get there (two foundations, multiple shadows, two lip products, and orange concealer to name just a few…). I got a chance to follow along with Nikita as she got ready a few months ago. Check out the video above for the details step-by-step.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil, $23, available at Sephora; Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer, $28, available at Sephora; KKW x Mario Eyeshadow Palette, $45, available at KKW Beauty; Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $20, available at Sephora; Dragun Beauty DragunFire Skin Perfecting Potion, $25, available at Dragun Beauty; Hourglass Vanish Seamless Stick Foundation, $46, available at Sephora; Dior Airflash Foundation, $62, available at Sephora; Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, $32, available at Sephora; Lilly Lashes in Miami, $35, available at Lilly Lashes; Dose Of Colors Liquid Lipstick in A Mauve Story, $18, available Dose of Colors; Dragun Beauty DragunHeart Transformation Face Powder, $35, available at Dragun Beauty.
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