Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John Is Launching a ‘Lion King’-Inspired Collection

Will we ever get tired of Disney-themed makeup collections? Probably not, especially if its designed by none other than Sir John, the beauty whisperer behind some of Beyonce’s most famous looks. To celebrate the release of the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King, Luminess Cosmetics recruited Sir John to create a full collection based on the places and characters in the classic film.

We all want Beyoncé’s healthy, sunkissed glow and Sir John’s Lion King collection brings us pretty damn close. Inspired by Africa’s rich colors and textures, the full collection comes with eight different pieces made in earthy, neutral tones, including the Can’t Wait to Be Queen eyeshadow palette—featuring 12, creamy, pigmented pots in muted matte and shimmer finishes, save for three eye-popping blue, green, and purple pots to add a little oomph to your nighttime look. Carve out your features with the Kingdom sculpting palette and then reach for the Circle of Life highlighter for a gorgeous bronze, Beyoncé-like glow.

After you’ve chiseled your cheekbones and dusted a little glow all over, Sir John gave us four different lipsticks to complete the lewk—two Be Brave matte lipsticks in Pounce (deep brown-mauve) and Lion Mane (fire red), as well as two liquid lipsticks called Be Prepared in Romantic Atmosphere (deep red) and Trouble (chocolate brown). If lipsticks aren’t your jam, the collection also comes with a tinted lip balm in rosy shade.
As the go-to makeup artist of Beyoncé, Sir John knows a thing or two about secrecy, so we’ve probably already seen a preview of the collection this past weekend when Beyoncé attended the annual Wearable Art Gala, hosted by her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson. Sir John created a regal bronzed look on Beyonce complete with a golden brown smokey eye, nude lips, and a subtle highlight on the cheeks. Beyoncé wore an embellished jumpsuit with a beaded lion and a feathered mane on the front to the Lion King-themed event.
Sir John’s Lion King-inspired collection will be available online at on June 15 and online at and on June 16 before it hits select Ulta stores on July 1.