Joining me this week is Ariel Italic, a NYC queen who also writes hilarious Drag Race recaps for Queerty!
Chad: Okay, Ariel, at the end of a weirdly abbreviated 8th season, I have one question: Where was Mathu?
Ariel: SERIOUSLY. I’ve read theories that they got into a fight.
Chad: Between whom? Bob and Mathu, about whose makeup was better?
Ariel: Oh, sweet Bob. I love her so so much, and I wish wish WISH that she would learn to do a better face. Like, I know it doesn’t REALLY matter, but it does KIND OF matter.
Chad: What should she improve? I don’t know enough about makeup to actually know anything.
Ariel: For most of the season, she just wasn’t doing much. Not a lot of highlight or contour. Kim’s read about it looking like she wasn’t wearing any make-up was pretty accurate. For the finale, she tried to amp it up, but then her blending was off. Like, a thick, dark line down each cheek is TECHNICALLY a contour, but it wasn’t necessarily helpful in making her look pretty. And again, I adore Bob. Her paint is FINE. Just not, you know, GOOD.
Chad: Ha! I agree that Bob doesn’t necessarily need to be a glamazon. But I do sort of wish, given their similarities, that she would get more of a “Bianca” thing going on. Where she at least gets a polished level of consistency, a very exaggerated but recognizable aesthetic. But again, she’s about to win the season, so she’s clearly got it going on. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…