Halloween Lion’s Makeup

In the spirit of Halloween I bring to you the Queen of the Jungle!

I had a great time doing this makeup and hair for Jessa. Halloween makeup is always so much fun to do, and I had a blast with this Lion’s makeup look.  Jessa already has quite the mane so giving her big lion’s hair was super easy!lionsmakeuphalloweenlionvivianmakeupartist.comFor her hair I used:

Sam Villa PROFESSIONAL VOLUME & TEXTURIZING IRON at the roots of her hair to give it volume and texture. Then I used Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray also in the roots of her hair before I backcombed a little bit. Then VERY loosely wrapped her hair in 1 inch sections around my Hot Shot Tools Gold Series Curling Iron 3/4 Inch (the slightly smaller barrel gives great texture, just make sure not to ringlet yourself! If you get a piece thats too curly, just very lightly spray it with some water to relax the curl.) And I love setting everything with Superfine Hairspray. For a cheaper, but strong hold hairspray I love Kenra Volume Super Hold Finishing Spray (and it’s on sale!)www.vivianmakeupartist.comTo get this costume lion makeup look I used:

Lancome TEINT MIRACLE, CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE CONCEALER, BEN NYE MAGICAKE FACE PAINT (durable and doesn’t smear so I like this stuff! They mix quickly with water to produce bright, opaque colors.)  Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case (these are pigmented, creamy and blend-able.) GRAFTOBIAN METAL MANIA KIT GOLD on her lips. Gleam in Bronze Gold. CHANEL EYELINER,  House of Lashes in Siren, and LE PETIT TRIPLE over Frends 412.  Also this brush MAC 210 PRECISE EYE LINER plays a super important roll in getting this look! (or you can always check your local art supplies store for similar brushes. Just make sure they’re skinny!)

And you can get the black crystals here and some assorted gold ones here

The best and cheapest/most convenient crystals I found here. And use a dot of adhesive then lay the stone right on top.

I love this lion halloween makeup look!

2017-10-25T21:42:14+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Hair, Makeup|5 Comments

Halloween Makeup Poison Ivy

Hey guys! I’ve got some more halloween makeup tips coming your way, but in the meantime I thought I’d spruce up the post I did last year for the Poison Ivy makeup look with updated products (ie. not currently discontinued, hate that!) and give some more pointers!


-Apply your foundation and contour color. If you have a foundation you love, use what you already have. If you’d like recommendations, here you go: You can contour with this Laura Mercier Custom Contour Compact (I just found it and love that it’s refillable) and you can use this Temptu Foundation to just spray right over the top of your contour, which means you won’t lift off your makeup trying to blend. OR for a fast everyday contour and foundation in one Maskcara Cosmetics is where it’s at.

-Add your concealer, bronzer, blush, lip liner and gloss. I used Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Natural, Shimmer blush is Laura Mercier Peach Mosaic, Urban Decay lip liner in Bang,  and Chanel gloss in Constellation. 

-Make sure everything is blended together nicely! I love using the beauty blender for that.

-Add eyeshadow and lashes. I used the Naked Basics pallette (these are all matte) and wanted a bit of a metallic finish so I added MAC Bronze. I used Ardell Wispies for her lashes.

-Get some leaves like these ones here and spray them with some glitter spray and allow them to dry.

-Apply lash glue to the back of the leaves and allow it to dry for about 45 seconds before applying to the skin.

-Layer the leaves on the skin adhering each one with lash glue and allowing it to fully dry. Apply green eyeshadow between the leaves to create extra detail. I used the green colors from the UD Electric Palette but if you don’t want the whole pallette the color Swimming by MAC would work great.

-Add some rhinestones (similar here) to the center using lash glue. And you’re done!

Photos of Jackie taken by Emmy Lowe Photo

2017-07-14T15:43:06+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Makeup, Uncategorized|0 Comments