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