Beyonce and Blue Ivy Rock Stunning ‘Lion King’-Inspired Outfits to Tina Knowles’ Gala

Beyonce is definitely embracing her role in the upcoming Lion King remake!

The multiplatinum singer attended her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson’s, annual Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday night, where she chose an ensemble that clearly nods to the new Disney film. Bey voices Nala, Simba’s (Donald Glover) love interest.

Sir John Just Launched a Lion King Makeup Collection, and We Can’t Stop Swatching

Die-hard Disney fans are well aware that a new Lion King is on its way. The children’s classic has a brand new cast featuring the likes of Donald Glover, Seth Rogan, John Oliver, and (wait for it) Beyonce. Die-hard Disney fans are probably also well aware that the movie comes out on July 19th. If you’re one of these people, and you’re waiting on the edge of your seat, we have some good news to tide you over: there’s a new Lion King makeup collection coming, and we have the details.

The collection is a collaboration between Disney, Luminess, and Sir John (who is Beyonce’s longtime friend and makeup artist). The eight-piece collection includes an eyeshadow palette, a face palette, and four lipsticks (two are cream lipsticks and two are liquid lipsticks). Keep scrolling to see the full collection, and find out when and where you can shop it. Trust us, this is the Disney makeup collection you didn’t know you needed.

First up, let’s talk about this—the Can’t Wait to Be Queen Eyeshadow Palette. It houses 12 pressed powders in both matte and shimmer finishes. The shades range from a variety of warm-toned neutrals to gold, bronze, blue, green, and plum. The names of the shades are just as good as the shades themselves. There’s Mufasa, Zazu, Sire, King, Pride Rock, African Clay, Simba, Wisdom, and more.

Next up, we have the Kingdom Sculpting Palette. This palette houses six cool-toned contour shades that can be used to sculpt and define the complexion. Brush them into the hollows of your cheekbones, the sides of the forehead, and the jawline. We like the fact that there’s a shade for every skin tone, from the palest to the deepest.

The first cream lipstick is a nude brown shade, which is called Lion’s Mane. We’re assuming it will be much like the Luminess Creme Confession Lipstick ($24), which is creamy and moisturizing, thanks to cocoa and shea butters, marula oil, and hydrolyzed silk.

The other Be Brave cream lipstick is called Pounce, and it’s an orange-red color that we think is a perfect vivid shade for summer. The cream lipsticks (both Lion’s Mane and Pounce) are both being touted as smudge-proof and long-wearing.

Fans of liquid lipstick will be happy to know that there are two different shades available in the collection. The first is called Trouble, and it’s a brick-brown color that feels very ’90s, and as such, very on-trend.

Then there’s Romantic Atmosphere, which is a dark, rosy red shade. We’re guessing both shades will perform like Luminess’s Obsession Liquid Lipstick ($24), which are fully opaque lipsticks that set into a matte finish. They’re formulated with candelilla and sunflower essence for a silky, cushioned feel.

There’s also a highlighter in the collection. It’s called the Circle of Life Highlighter, and it’s a shimmery, golden bronze shade that Sir John, Luminess, and Disney created to be universally flattering. The pressed powder can be applied to the high points of the face with a makeup sponge, a brush, or just your fingers, for a lit-from-within radiance.

The final product in the eight-piece collection is a tinted lip balm, which is called the Legacy Tinted Lip Balm. It has a moisturizing formula that protects lips from dryness with a glossy, sheer rosy brown tint.

Every single one of these products will be available on Luminess’s website on June 15. Look out for the collection to hit and on June 16. If you want to see it IRL before purchasing, wait until July 1, which is when it enters brick-and-mortar Ulta stores. Don’t wait too long, though. This is a limited-edition collection, which means it won’t stick around forever.

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.

This Disney’s The Lion King makeup collab is so good, you’ll want to sing “Hakuna Matata”

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the release of the all-new Disney’s The Lion King, we have exciting news to tide you over with until its July 19th premiere. Sir John Barnett, who is often the mastermind behind Beyoncé’s impeccable face beat, teamed up with cosmetics brand Luminess on a collection inspired by the film.

The collection, which includes eyeshadow and sculpting palettes, lipsticks, and highlighter, was an important collaboration for Barnett for several reasons.

Beyoncé voices the character of Nala in the film, so the collaboration with Barnett already made sense. However, Barnett partnered with Luminess because he knew the quality would be on point. “For me, as a makeup artist, it has to be good. It’s the pay-off, it’s impactful. It has to really be dense in colors,” Barnett tells HelloGiggles. He also wanted the packaging to be good enough to be cherished as a collector’s item. “I want it to be memorable 10 years from now,” he says. “Even if you’re hitting pan, you still have the package, you’re still holding on to it.”

Beyoncé voices the character of Nala in the film, so the collaboration with Barnett already made sense. However, Barnett partnered with Luminess because he knew the quality would be on point. “For me, as a makeup artist, it has to be good. It’s the pay-off, it’s impactful. It has to really be dense in colors,” Barnett tells HelloGiggles. He also wanted the packaging to be good enough to be cherished as a collector’s item. “I want it to be memorable 10 years from now,” he says. “Even if you’re hitting pan, you still have the package, you’re still holding on to it.”

There are two palettes in the collection—there’s the Kingdom Sculpting Palette, which includes six shades, while the Can’t Wait To Be Queen Eyeshadow Palette features 12 shades, with some named after the movie characters.

While designing the collection, Barnett frequently traveled to South Africa where he found shade inspiration from the landscape. He described the landscape as having “supernatural neutrals,” which sounds magical for an eyeshadow palette.

Barnett is also proud of the versatility of the collab. “You look at this collection and it speaks to all different complexions,” he says. “I work with all kinds of women, from Harlem to Hong Kong, and so I had to make sure that this was something that was universally flattering. I can’t build to any one demographic or else I’m going to alienate all my other girls.”

The Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John x Luminess will be available starting June 15th on It will also be sold on the following day on June 16th, as well as Ulta stores on July 1st.

Kingdom Sculpting Palette

$42 Luminess

According to Barnett, sculpting is the 2.0 of contouring—a softer version of the trend.

Can’t Wait to be Queen Eyeshadow Palette

$42 Luminess

Don’t be intimidated by that bold, ’70’s-esque green shade. Barnett says to have fun with it: “Bring a little disco into the daytime.”

Be Brave Matte Lipstick

$24 Luminess

This orangey, fifties red is one of Barnett’s favorites.

Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick

$24 Luminess

We get what he means about wanting to keep the packaging for 10 years.

Circle of Life Highlighter

$40 Luminess

Barnett loves that this highlighter gives a little bit of a luminous quality to the skin without being too glittery. He suggests applying it lower on the cheekbone if you have a lighter complexion, and aim higher if you have a deeper skin tone.

By Marie Lodi

Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Is Releasing a Disney-Inspired Line I Would Actually Wear

As soon as we heard there was going to be a Lion King remake with photorealistic computer animation, one of the first things we thought about is how beautiful it’s sure to look. The colors in the original are gorgeous enough, but with a 2019 spin, they’re crisp and bold and vibrant. So it makes perfect sense there would be a Lion King-themed makeup line, but we didn’t expect it to be this good. That’s probably because Beyoncé’s ultra-famous makeup artist Sir John is behind the line. (Bey lends her voice to the film as Nala. We cannot wait for it.) He teamed up with Luminess Cosmetics on an eight-piece limited-edition collection that’s sure to sell out even before the movie release.

The collection features an eyeshadow palette, sculpting palette, two liquid lipsticks, two bullet lipsticks, highlighter and lip balm, all in brilliant packaging. If you’re not familiar with Luminess, it’s been around for almost 25 years and started as an airbrush cosmetics line. They’ve since expanded into a full-service brand. Take a peek at the entire collection, below.

Kingdom Sculpting Palette

Six cool-toned matte sculpting shades.

$42 at Luminess 

Can’t Wait to Be Queen Eyeshadow Palette

Twelve high-pigment eyeshadows in matte and shimmer finishes.

$42 at Luminess 

Circle of Life Highlighter

A multi-use, gold-toned face and body highlighter.

$40 at Luminess 

Be Brave Matte Lipstick

A smudge-proof lipstick with a matte, velvety finish.

$24 each at Luminess 

Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick

A long-wearing, full-coverage liquid lipstick.

$24 each at Luminess 

Legacy Tinted Lip Balm

A moisturizing balm with a hint of rosy color.

$24 at Luminess 

The entire Sir John x Luminess collection is available on the Luminess website on June 15. It will also be available on Ulta’s website on June 16 and in Ulta stores July 1.

Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John Has Teamed Up With Disney and Luminess Cosmetics for a “Lion King” Makeup Collection

Be prepared, beauty lovers: a Lion King makeup collection is coming, and it’s fit for royalty.

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John has teamed up with Disney and Luminess Cosmetics for an eight-piece collection inspired by the iconic film, which is getting a live-action reboot this summer.

According to a press release, the collection pulls inspiration from the film itself, but also African culture. Sir John further explained in conversation with THR: “I was inspired while on safari in South Africa for Global Citizen, and I remember looking at how warm and rich the colors were, and I didn’t need to look any further than the landscape.” The designer added that the Lion King characters provided a unique opportunity for creativity, and he tried to capture the regal beauty and danger of lions and other big cats.

Bustle reports that the collection will be available on June 15 on, and will also be available online at Ulta’s website the following day. Shoppers will be able to purchase the Lion King collection at select Ulta locations beginning July 1, just in time for the highly anticipated movie, which hits theaters on July 19.

The collection itself can be previewed on Luminess’s website, and the popular Instagram account TrendMood also recently posted a breakdown of what makeup lovers can anticipate. Products range in price from $24 to $42, and each piece has a cute name referencing the classic Disney tale, such as the Be Brave Lipstick in Pounce or Lion Mane ($24), and the Circle of Life highlighter ($40). The collection also includes two palettes: the Kingdom Sculpting Palette for highlighting and contouring ($42), and the Can’t Wait to Be Queen Eyeshadow Palette ($42) featuring an array of peach and brown shades, along with deep emerald, a shimmering violet, and more majestic hues. Of course, there’s an option to purchase the entire vault for $250 if you can’t choose.

Like the reign of a king, this makeup collection is only going to be around for a limited time, so make sure you get your hands (or should I say paws) on it before it’s all gone.

Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John Teams With Disney for ‘Lion King’ Collection

To celebrate the release of The Lion King on July 19, Disney recruited Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John to create a makeup line inspired by the movie.

Sir John has created looks for a cast of big names, including Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Khloé Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams, but he is perhaps best known for his work with Beyoncé, who is voicing the character Nala in the photo-real virtual-production remake of the cult cartoon.

The pair initially met at Tom Ford’s first womenswear show in 2010 and hit it off; Sir John quickly became Beyoncé’s go-to for everything from album art, music videos, concert tours and even her Super Bowl show and iconic September 2018 Vogue cover

The new Sir John x Luminess The Lion King makeup collection will be released on June 15.

So when the makeup artist first revealed he had a makeup line in the works last fall, speculation grew that he was working on a line with Beyoncé herself. “Disney first approached me last August, just as I was wrapping up [reality TV competition show] American Beauty Star,” Sir John told The Hollywood Reporter. “They told me B was voicing Nala and asked if I’d be interested in doing a line of cosmetics for them.”

Sir John was hesitant at first, however. “I was kind of like ‘She’s sold separately.’ But they said, ‘No we want to work with you and we want you to license it and find a partner to produce the collection.'” Sir John immediately reached out to Luminess Cosmetics, a brand known among professionals for its innovative airbrush technology, to help him realize his sweeping vision for the line, with a very tight deadline.

The resulting collection is presented in visually stunning packaging, made from etched enamel seven layers deep, where each layer has been lasered out to reveal the rose gold compact. “I fell in love with the packaging before the product — even as a makeup artist,” says Sir John. “It’s a collectors item.”

As for the makeup itself, “The line is for every woman,” he says of the limited edition products, which include a Kingdom Sculpting Palette, Can’t Wait to be Queen Eyeshadow Palette, Be Brave Matte Lipsticks, Be Prepared Liquid Lipsticks, Legacy Tinted Lip Balms and a Circle of Life Highlighter. The shade names draw on both characters and scenes from the film — the eye palette includes Nala, King, Pride Rock and African Clay, for example.

“I was inspired while on safari in South Africa for Global Citizen, and I remember looking at how warm and rich the colors were, and I didn’t need to look any further than the landscape,” Sir John says.

The collection will launch June 15 at Luminess Cosmetics online. Prices start at $24.