Updated: Aug 27, 2019
A new Boy George Biopic is on the horizon, riding the coattails of Rocketman and double Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, that made a whopping $900 million.
Produced by MGM, with Sacha Gervasi (biopic connoisseur) as writer and director, it will be the motion picture production companies’ second largest musical biopic, after the in-production Aretha Franklin biopic.
With rumours of Sophie Turner (yes, Sansa from Game of Thrones) in agreement to play the icon due to their striking resemblance, it’s certainly going to be a cinematic hit regardless.
Much like Rocketman, we’re expecting an effervescent, saturated, oneiric mise-en-scene and pathos; a fever-dream taking us back to the colourful 1980’s that is so indicative of Boy George’s image.
While we freshen up on Culture Club’s discography, as it looks like we won’t be getting this film until at least late 2020, we take a look back on the icon himself.
Boy George’s image and worldwide presence transcends age, race, colour, creed, nationality and religion – something we’re all in dire need of during a time of division.
His use of makeup is an empowering image to anyone – it demonstrates how most importantly makeup and beauty should make you feel something.
“I wear makeup and dress this way because I think it makes me look better. I am not doing it to get people to stare at me...
The most political thing you can do is be yourself. “ - Boy George
So feel inspired this summer and try out an iconic look yourself. We asked Anna Priadka, owner of MAKEUP 54, and ex-Global Makeup Artist for NARS on how to look like a 'Culture Club Kid'.
FOR YELLOW BLUSH: HOUSE OF GLAMDOLLS CREATIVE BASE IN OPTIMIST
FOR PINK: M.A.C. POWDER BLUSH IN FASHION FRENZY
FOR LILAC: NARS SINGLE SHADOW IN SULTAN
FOR LIPS: MAKEUP54 DISCO PINK IN ROSS, MAKEUP54 DISCO TOPPER IN GLITTERBALL
FOR YELLOW: HOUSE OF GLAMDOLLS CREATIVE BASE IN OPTIMIST
FOR PURPLE: M.A.C. SATELLITE DREAMS SINGLE SHADOW
FOR LINER: DIOR SHOW ONSTAGE LINER in PINK, KATVON D INKED LINER FOR EYELINER AND BROWS.
FOR LIPS: TOPSHOP MATTE LIPSTICK IN TERN, MAKEUP54 DISCO TOPPER GLITERBALL LAYERED ON INSIDE
FOR EYES: M.A.C. ACRYLIC PAINT IN PRIMARY YELLOW, JEFFREE STAR BLUE BLOOD PALETTE
FOR LINER: GLOSSIER PLAY COLOURSTAY LINER IN HARDCORE VELVET
FOR LIPS: M.A.C. CHERRY LIPLINER, MAKEUP54 DISCO LIPSTICK IN JERRY.
FOR EYES: M.A.C. ACRYLIC PAINT IN PURE WHITE, NARS KAUAI EYESHADOW DUO, ILLAMASQUA PRECISION INK IN ABYSS (ON BROWS TOO)
FOR CHEEKS: NARS DESIRE BLUSH
FOR LIPS: MAKEUP54 DISCO PINK IN ROSS + M.A.C. ACRYLIC PAINT IN PURE WHITE ON CENTRE OF LIP.
FOR FACEPAINT: HOUSE OF GLAMDOLLS CREATIVE BASE IN INTELLECT, GLAMDOLL AND OPTIMIST.
LIPS: JEFfREE STAR VELUR LIQUID LIPSTICK IN BLOW PONY
LINER: KATVON D INKED 999 LINER FOR EYELINER AND BROWS.
FOR EYES: M.A.C. FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION IN WHITE. HUDA BEAUTY AMETHYST PALETTE
FOR BLUSH: BOBBI BROWN PALE PINK
FOR LIPS: NARS NEVER SAY NEVER VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL
FOR BROWS: M.A.C. BLACKTRACK FLUIDLINE.
Check out our collaborative beauty editorial with MAKEUP 54 in Issue 24 here.
Graphics by Sasha Green