The Lion King Is Getting Its Very Own Makeup Collection

Sir John partnered with Luminess to create the range.

For months, Sir John, aka Beyoncé’s makeup artist, has been teasing something special. Back in February, Sir John announced that he had two makeup licensing deals, and until now, no one knew exactly when the projects would appear or just how fierce they’d be. As of today, however, we can announce that Sir John has partnered with Luminess Cosmetics for a Lion King makeup collection. Roar, am I right?

With Beyoncé in the role of Nala, it’s only fitting that Sir John is the one turning The Lion King into a series of beauty products that will bring out your inner jungle cat. And if previous Disney-inspired collections like M.A.C. Aladdin and Colourpop Disney Villains are any indication, it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun to treat our inner child to some beautiful makeup.

Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John x Luminess contains all the makeup a grown-up Disney kid could want. It’s packaged with classic imagery from the movie, like close-ups of Nala, Simba, and the iconic standing-on-a-cliff moment, and the lipstick tubes each close to reveal a lion — perfect for Leo season.

First up are the palettes, plural. The Kingdom Sculpting Palette ($42) contains six shades of contouring and complexion-brightening magic. (Lions do have a sculpted face shape, when you think about it.) The colors include a muted pink blush, a red-brown, two shades of medium brown, and one deep brown. They’re each named after favorite Lion King characters, like Pumbaa and Marula. If you prefer to focus on glow, opt for the large-pan Circle of Life Highlighter ($40), a shimmering golden pink.



With your face carved like the cliffs of Simba’s kingdom, draw your attention upward with the Can’t Wait to be Queen Eye Shadow Palette ($42). The 12 shades contain all the bronze and brown colors of a lion’s mane, from matte brick to shimmery yellow and gold. There are even more shimmers in green, blue, and a regal purple that, I’ll tell you right now, every Leo in your life is going to love. It looks like a six-six split of shimmer and matte pans, perfect for everything from a muted Lion King movie night look to a head-turning Lion King on Broadway look.

Next, we’ve got lip products in matte, liquid, and tinted balm form. Be Brave Matte Lipstick ($24) is a badass bullet embossed with lion scratches. It comes in two shades: Lion’s Mane (neutral, nude pink) and Pounce (bright orange-red). Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick ($24) is a highly-pigmented gloss, also available in two shades of red (a deeper red this time) and brown (a very ’90s rich, dark brown.) Finally, the Legacy Tinted Lip Balm ($24) is perfect for any Lion King lover in your life, or just toss it in your bag to channel some Nala energy for your summer.






The collection will drop on Luminess Cosmetics’ website on June 15, and on June 16, and hit Ulta stores on July 1. That’s plenty of time to play around with the products before the movie arrives in theaters on July 19.