Beauty Marked – A review

“Beauty Marked” is the debut album from American drag queen, Miss Fame. The album was released 9 June and has since had two singles, “Rubber Doll” and “Instafame”. Miss Fame has always been relatively popular due to her YouTube channel. She is an accomplished make up artist and there are many tutorials available on her channel. Her popularity rose further when she appeared on season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that she blew us (and the other queens of her season) out of the water. I loved Miss Fame while she was on RPDR. She served us couture and elegance every week on the runway. However, her personal interviews showed us a goofier side to her and that the cosmic queen could be down to earth too.

I did not think she was much of a singer or songwriter. I was thoroughly impressed when I found out that she had written all of the songs on “Beauty Marked” bar co-writing “Miss Fame” with Alaska 5000 and “I Run The Runway” with her fashionista sister, Violet Chachki. Listening to each of the songs you can tell that she did write them. If y’all didn’t know Fame is a brand before, you do now. Seriously though, I love how she truly encapsulated her personality into her album. Her love for outer space, glamour and couture really shines through.

“Beauty Marked” gives us a great variety of styles of music. It does stick within the borders of pop and dance. However, I feel there is a balance of songs you’d dance to in the club and ambient, slow songs to relax to.

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In all honesty, there may be one I don’t like as much as the rest, but there isn’t a bad song on this album. My top three would be “All We Are Is Magic”, “Diamond Life” and “Miss Fame”. I completely live for the 90’s style beat that kicks in during the chorus of “Diamond Life”.

I would give this album a 4.5 rating for sure. In my opinion, this is some of the best music that a Drag Racer has ever produced. Drag queens’ music is notorious for its use of cheesy beats and heavy auto-tune but neither is evident in “Beauty Marked”.

LadyCx

New Queens! *cough* fresh meat *cough*

All has been revealed chickens! The full line up of the season 7 cast was announced last night at the NewNowNext Awards with this teaser. And honey, they done gave us 14 new queens. I am absolutely thrilled! All of them look so good!

I have no idea yet who is going to be the first to go home or whose top 3 material. Ahhhh it’s all so exciting! I didn’t want to spoil it for myself but I had to check out some of the queen’s who will be gracing our screens in January.

Season 7 cast of Ru Paul's Drag Race

Season 7 cast of Ru Paul’s Drag Race

I mean come on, look at them all! Polished to perfection! How is Mama Ru ever going to tell any of these girls to sashay away?

Personal favourites of mine include Miss Fame (2nd from left). The bitch has only had her YouTube channel for just over a year and she has already accumulated over 2 million subscribers.

This is probably credited to how well she can beat a face in a variety of different ways. Check out her channel to understand why she will be fierce competition for the rest of the girls.

Another one who looks interesting is Pearl (blonde in the middle with the high waisted trousers). She has a beautiful doll-like aesthetic that is mesmerizing to look at.

She is a relatively new queen so I don’t know much about her apart from she is based in Chicago and is an excellent performer to a variety of styles of music. Maybe her not being so well known will work in her favour. Nobody will suspect it and then BAM! she knocks it out of the park. Only time will tell…

Katya’s (3rd from left) another one to watch. People are saying her style is similar to Willam Belli’s of season 4. I like Willam but damn the bitch just talked about the shows she was in for like 70% of her season. It really got on my nerves but Katya is not an actress. So hopefully we can have all the positives of Willam’s style with drowning in name dropping.

Last, but not least, we have Jaidynn Diore Fierce. This is the bitch that will bring the sass to the competition! She has her eyes on the prize by claiming, “I gots some coins to win, and a nice crown to be on top of my head.” This plus size pop princess is ready for the competition!

Those are just my favourites for the mean time. However, once it starts then my opinion could be swayed. I will hopefully be posting weekly updates once the season starts so stay tuned hunties!

LadyCx