Big Freedia, Queen Of Bounce, Shares Her Beauty Secrets

by BUST Magazine

It’s no secret that here at BUST, we’re all big fans of New Orleans rapper Big Freedia. The gender-bending star of the sissy bounce genre has been hard at twerk: the third season of her reality show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, wrapped up on Fuse this past spring, and her memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! was released by Gallery Books on July 7. We asked the stylish rebel to tell us what’s in her makeup bag and she spilled her secrets for staying fabulous while sweating it out onstage every night. 


1. MAC Lipglass
“I’ve been obsessed with the color Long Love Love lately. It’s pink and cute! I apply it right before I go onstage.”
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Long Love Love, $20

2. Comb
“A simple weave comb is essential for any diva to fix those last-minute flyaways.”
Ouidad Double Detangler Comb, $26 

3. Bobby Pins
MetaGrip Premium Bob Pins in Black, $5.99

4. Versace Bright Crystal Perfume
“I dab some on before I leave the house, or if I’ve been on the road for hours.”
Versace Bright Crystal 3 Oz. Eau de Toilette Spray, $90

5. Pressed Powder
“You don’t have to be fancy with powder. I find some great buys at drugstores like CVS or Walgreens. My favorite right now is Maybelline Fit Me.”
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in 355 (Coconut), $7.99 

By Bridgette Miller
Photograph courtesy of Ballin PR (Big Freedia)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2015 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today

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