The Beauty Vanity | Lion Makeup Tutorial Costume
Beachwaver S1 Review (c/o)

Hello, hello!

I’ve missed you guys and I promise I’ll be posting more frequently in the next coming weeks. ¬†ūüôā

I decided to do something a little more fun today, and with all the halloween tutorials out right now, here’s another idea for you to keep in your back pocket.

I’m all about easy breezy costumes and this lion costume was a cinch to do.

First off, let’s create that mane.

The Beauty Vanity | Beachwaver S1 Review Tutorial

Today’s tools include my new curling iron, the Beachwaver S1, the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry and Redken Diamond Oil.

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For more texture and to soak up the oil in my hair, I sprayed the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry in my roots and rubbed it in.

The Beauty Vanity | Beachwaver S1 Review Tutorial

Taking a one inch section, I used my curling iron to curl my hair away from my face.  I set my curling iron to 350 degrees and since the barrel is ceramic, it heated my hair evenly and quickly.

But before I go further, let’s talk about the Beachwaver S1 for a second – IT AUTOMATICALLY ROTATES.

Game changer right?

You can adjust the settings where the curling iron can rotate fast or slow, move in both directions, and you can also change the temperature digitally.

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The key with lioness hair is to get tons of volume.  I found that with this curling iron, the curls were much tighter without the annoying kinks.  The clamp is super short unlike traditional curling irons and my curls felt soft and bouncy afterwards.

The rotating aspect is super cool and I think I’ll get a lot faster the more I use it.

After I curled my hair, I applied the Redken Diamond Oil to my ends to add some moisture and shine.  To get extra volume, I teased my hair and applied more of the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry.

The Beauty Vanity | Lion Makeup Tutorial Costume

For my makeup, I applied my foundation normally and then contoured and highlighted heavily. ¬†I’m talking about shades that were drastically different from my skin tone to add some dimension and mimic a lion’s face. ¬†The concealer I used to highlight was¬†almost white and I used it¬†under my eyes in a triangle formation and above my lip.

I drew in the nose area using a liquid liner (I’ve used pencil in the past and it stained my pores, boo) and applied a black lipstick to¬†my upper lip and a nude lip gloss to¬†my bottom lip.

My eyeshadow was kept pretty simple using orange-toned browns and I used a liquid liner for my winged liner and tear duct area.  Lastly, I added some pretty dramatic falsies.

The Beauty Vanity | Lion Makeup Tutorial Costume

That’s it! ¬†I’m not sure what I’ll be doing for halloween this year (probably nothing), but in case I have last minute plans, this one is an easy one to do if you’re in a bind.

The Beachwaver S1 is available at ULTA for $129.




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  • The curls are great, but I totally love the lion detail. Come and do my Harley Quinn makeup for Halloween! ūüėČ

    • OMG I just googled her, that would take me a loooong time to do hahaha.

  • The Hapa Life

    So cute! Love this take ūüėä

  • Simple and gorgeous! I absolutely love your hair. I’ve always wondered what I’d look like with layered colored hair like yours, I love dark undertones and how it keeps the look more natural than a fully bleached head of lighter hair. I tried out two halloween looks this year but totally should try one of these looks that use mainly eyeliner!