Best Lion King Inspired Makeup
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Today is the day we've been waiting on for what seems like forever. Finally, The Lion King has hit theatres, and fans are finding it hard to contain their excitement. All around the world, box offices are filling to the brim, and fans are putting on their best Lion King-inspired makeup in celebration. 

But a beat fit for a king requires lots of time, attention, and all-around creativity. These makeup artists have mastered that. With the elaborate shading, unreal precision, and expert-level blending, these are some of the most amazing movie-inspired looks we've seen. 

So ahead, prepare to be amazed by seven makeup looks that will have you glued to the mirror trying to recreate. Rawr. 

@leoovalera

"LION KING Que les Parece este hermoso look artístico inspirado en el Rey Leon?" this Mexico-based MUA asked. That translates to, "What do you think of this beautiful artistic look inspired by the Lion Kin?" 

The incredible art is mind-blowing; he painted that entire famous scene from the movie across his face. 

@hijabadore

"Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom. Mufasa PRODUCTS USED: 

@alamarcosmetics reina del caribe #1 palette, @maccosmetics chrome yellow & bright sunshine single eyeshadows, @mehronmakeup paradise basic paint palette, @urbandecaycosmetics perversion eyeliner, @hudabeautyshop scarlet lashes, @nyxcosmetics micro brow pencil in chocolate, @pinkyrosecosmetics 24k hypnotize glitter palette, @lagirlcosmetics orange corrector as my base, @covergirl matte made foundation in d90 for the darker areas," this artist said about the amazingly shaded look.

@eazzybrissy

"Had to do something for The Lion King Culture!!! Scar: I'm surrounded by idiots...
Products Used: Crayola Face Paint, Foundation: @maybelline Fit Me Matte '355,' Mascara: L'Oreal telescopic, Lashes: @lushymingzhu 'Eko Miami,'" the artist said about the all-drugstore face. 

@kyleemichellemakeup

"Secretly nerding out that The Lion King is in theatres today! Had to pay tribute to this classic. My inner child is ready to have this movie on REPEAT! Who is planning to go watch it?! #nospoilers," this talented MUA asked about the release of today's highly anticipated film. 

@desideniece

"This makeup look was created using all different shades from the @mehronmakeup paradise paint pallet, and I finally learned how to use my new camera but I’m still getting the hang of it," this talented makeup artist shared. "Also I didn’t have enough time to run out and grab contacts so I used the Facetune app to edit my eyes which worked just as well. Also guys if you’re in need of a makeup artist for body paint or birthday parties look no further."

@fatima.r.mahmood

This look was created entirely with stage makeup for a guaranteed high-quality look.]

"'Ooh, I quiver with fear!' @mehronmakeup Paradise basic paint palette, @makeupforevermea Flash palette, @hudabeauty Matte perfection primer, @huda #overachieverconcealer (for the scar), @nyxcosmetics_arabia Jumbo eye pencil Milk & Black bean, @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow pomade, @anastasiasoare Softglam palette @essence_cosmetics.arabia Lash princess mascara," this photo was captioned.

@lissypink10

"Into the wild! 'As you go through life, you will see that there is so much we don’t understand. And the only thing we know is that things don’t always go as plan,'" this artist said of the look. 

So now is the chance! Put on your best Lion King-inspired face, hit the theater, and prepare to be wowed by the live-action masterpiece. 

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