Since Nicky Doll joined season 12 of Rupaul’s Drag Race, the French queen has described herself as many things: an “editorial queen,” a “mixture of fantasy and fashion,” a “label whore” and a “video game whore”—these are just some of her self-ascribed labels.
Nicky, who was eliminated from Drag Race in late March, became notorious on the show for the over-the-top fashions she sported on the runway each week. She’s maintained, and even extended, this dedication to aesthetic for her Sophia Loren makeup look, which requires intricate eyebrow work and a heavy hand on the lashes. To be sure, it’s an artistic interpretation of Loren’s signature winged eyeliner and nude lip, which the actress sported late into her life.
Watch as Nicky Doll reveals her beauty secrets for a sharp contour and a perfectly lined lip—and gives a round of applause to emergency workers on the front lines with her fellow New Yorkers at 7 p.m.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 12 finale airs Friday, May 29th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.