If you’re still haunted by those new Lion King character posters that were released last week, never fear; there’s a new Lion King-related launch that is much more visually pleasing and useful: the Sir John x Luminess Lion King Limited Edition Collection. Yes, the Jon Favreau reboot is getting its very own makeup collection because it’s 2019 and that’s just how it goes now. (See M.A.C’s Aladdin one and ColourPop’s Disney villains/princess ones.)
The recently announced launch is extra exciting because it was created by Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John of Beychella fame, which is a fun little connection since, lest you forget, Beyoncé is playing Nala. Also, “Sir” is royal-sounding like the “King” in Lion King and the name of one of Beyoncé’s children, making the layers to this collaboration both multifaceted and robust.
The collection has everything you need for a full look: a 6-shade sculpting palette, a 12-shade eyeshadow palette, two matte lipsticks, two liquid lipsticks, a tinted lip balm, and a highlighter — all with shades named after your favorite fictional animals (Pumbaa, Zazu) and favorite songs (“Be Prepared,” “Circle of Life”) that were written by another Sir John (Elton). The sophisticated packaging is also a nice upgrade from the ’90s merch that was covered with the animated characters like that really fun handheld video game that was primary colored and probably really annoying for my parents to endure.
You can grab the Sir John x Luminess Lion King Limited Edition Collection first on the Luminess Cosmetics website on June 15th, then on Ulta.com on June 16th, and finally in select Ulta stores on July 1. Whichever path you take, you’ll have more than enough time to do your face like the models below for the film’s premiere on July 19th.