While Drag Queens KimChi and Naomi Smalls couldn’t be more different, they’ve stayed good friends since appearing on Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and almost five years later, the pair released a collaborative makeup collection under KimChi’s beauty brand KimChi Chic Beauty which launched last fall.
The 2 Queens In 1 Desert is the first-ever makeup collaboration between two drag queens and it features an eye palette, a cheek palette, and two liquid eye shadows.
The 24-shade eye shadow palette includes bright shades picked by KimChi and neutral shades picked by Smalls, in matte and shimmering finishes. The Sunkissed in June palette has two blush shades and two highlighters with the queens each picking out their shades. The palette can be used on the face as a contour or to top off lipgloss, or on your body as a way to bring the focus to your collarbones.
The liquid eyshadows are extremely pigmented and glittery and one’s in bronze and the other is in baby pink.
The whole 2 Queens in 1 Desert collection aims for you to have fun and experiment with your makeup.
“People shouldn’t get discouraged if they can’t achieve a certain look right away. With practice, anyone can achieve what [looks] they want to do,” KimChi told Allure.
The collection was released on June 16 and it’s available on the brand’s website.