by savi fullwood-calderon
I want to talk about Bimini Bon Boulash, a former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, who was a fan favorite this season and runner up to the crown. I’m a big drag race fan but Bimini truly won me over with their performance in the competition. Bimini has done really well outside of drag race, they’re signing with big time modeling agencies, writing a book, and working with several big-time magazines. Something that they never failed to deliver on the show was looks. Their looks were always the best out of everyone, they were so thought out and very high fashion, editorial. Their makeup is another element to their look that was impressive as well. They always sported thin 90’s brows, which I never thought I’d like to see, but on Bimini, I loved. They always had a nice colored lip and some fun eyeliner/eye makeup look. Now as a fan of Bimini, I’m always on the lookout for all of their photo shoots and what they’re going to do next. Recently, they did a photo shoot with British Vogue on “challenging eternal youth.” The name of this shoot was called “Bimini Becomes Them” and it’s a nod to the film, “Death Becomes Her.” They did 3 different looks for this spread; each one is intended to be Bimini’s spin on Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn’s characters in the film. I’m obsessed with Bimini and can’t wait to see what they continue to do.
The first look is Bimini’s take on Meryl Streep’s character, they’re wearing pink eyeshadow on the eyes that blends down to mix in with the blush, barely-there eyebrows, and nice full lashes. Bimini is wearing a 70’s style blonde wig to channel Meryl Streep.
The second look is Bimini channeling Goldie Hawn’s character in the film. The makeup in this look was similar to the first look, with the eyeshadow meeting the blush, but the eyelashes were fanning out and drawn on in this one. Bimini is also wearing a beautiful red lip in this second look, as they did many times for Drag Race UK. The wig was a brown bowl cut meets mullet vibe which was intended to be similar to Goldie Hawn.
For the third look, they have their own twist to it.The third look shows Bimini in a short black wig with her hair curls pinned to her face, and black eyeliner to mimic the hair curls. For their final touches, they’re wearing a nude lip with a faux beauty mark right above the lip. This is my favorite look by far. The black eyeliner all over the face is so creative and it works so well to the point where you don’t know what’s hair and what’s eyeliner.
Let me know which look is your favorite :) see you next week!