We are rounding the bend on this season of RuPaul's Drag Race — and not too soon as within a few weeks RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under will kick off. Presumably after this week's reunion, and next week's finale, we will have crowned America's Next Drag Superstar, meaning a hell of a lot of us are looking back at the road here. A long, winding road that's included a few key lip syncs, Gottmik's amazing comedic timing, some stand-out looks, and Symone's skin.
In the top four-episode last week, Sykmone sat down with Michelle Visage and RuPaul for an interview on their podcast. Even during the onscreen chat, Visage couldn't resist asking how Symone got her skin to glow the way that it does. Others like Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka have asked on social media, Priyanka going so far as to ask Symone to sell a body oil. And while on the show, Symone pointed simply to baby oil. Now, in a new feature, she's opening more about the products she puts on her face. The bottom line: she's a Sunday Riley girl for now.
In the video, Symone points out that drag can do a number on your skin. To combat that she uses six products: she begins with Neutrogena's Cleansing Towelettes, Sunday Riley Auto Correct under the eyes, Sunday Riley Good Genes which she uses day and night all over the face, the Sunday Riley CEO Glow which has vitamin C and turmeric, and Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream.
"Being on set of RuPaul's Drag Race I learned a lot because we're basically in makeup every day," she said. "So you have to take care of your skin otherwise there's makeup in it. You have to put moisture back into your skin because you're stripping it down when you take the makeup off. So I learned a lot, especially from the other girls who were doing it every day."
Symone went on to say that her skincare journey is quite recent, having begun since she moved to Los Angeles.
In addition to these steps — and just drinking a lot of water — Symone gives herself a layer or two of Johnson's Baby Oil. If she's in drag, it's "no less than four coats."
"I think the key to flawless skin is finding a routine that works for you," she explains. "Not everything works for every body. Also, keeping up a routine because it's hard at first."