Monday, July 30, 2012

Movie Inspired: Nala from The Lion King

This is the first look I've put up so far, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I used this picture as reference:
I loved how stylized her eye is, and how it doesn't have that typical 'cat eye' shape. Although I do looove cat eyes, don't get me wrong! So after playing around with color and shape this is what I came up with. =)

Starting off with a primer all ove the eye, I applied a gold cream base all over my lid, and up to my brow. Then over that I used a deep bronzey color on the outer and inner corner of my lid leaving the middle free. It the center of my lid I bended a bright gold color into the outer bronze around the edges. 

Then I mixed a bit of bright yellow gold shadow with a shimmering white color together on a fluffy brush and blended this around this on my brow bone till I got the right color and shine. Remember you don't want the brow bone too white, because it won't contrast enough with the lower color.

I lined my lower  waterline with white and then gently pressed some bright blue in to the outermost part of my lower waterline. Then with an angled brush and some white shadow I created the catlike curve on the bottom, keeping the white very defined from the gold. In the inner corner I mapped out where I want to bring the eyeliner down and brought it up gently to connect with the lid.

I then lined my lids with black gel liner, keeping the line very defined but not too thick. (Don't wing it! Resist the urge!) Then on the inner corner I pointed it down in the middle of where I put the white. Make sure the points are even, and I recommend to go back around the point with white, to keep it sharp. Apply mascara, and lashes if you're so inclined.

I filled in my brows, trying to make them 'lion-ish' lol. Then applied bronzer and a golden peachy pink blush. My lips I made a neutral brownish color, which is reading way more red on camera, and topped with a clear sparkly gloss.

There you have it! 

Products Used:
(In order of direction)
Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Nyx jumbo eye pencil in Pure Gold, Bronze color from Sleek original palette, Gold color from Sleek sunset palette, Bright yellow color from Sleek sunset palette, Ulta Slik eyeshadow, Mac Fascinating Eyeliner, Lime Crime Parasol, Sugarpill Tako, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner in Blackest Black, and Maybelline Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara in Very Black.

Face: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in Ivory, Hard Candy Glamoflauge in light+ medium mixed together, TheBalm sexy mama pressed powder, Hard Candy Glamazon Bronze Cream Bronzer, and Sleek blush in Rose Gold.

Lips: Avon Color Rich Lipstick in Burnished Gold, Burts Bee's lip shimmer in Cocoa, and Hard Candy Plexi Gloss in Genie (There has to be an easier way of getting a natural brown, I just don't own one.)


  1. I've never seen a makeup look inspired by an animated character before! I have to say it's a really cool idea!

    1. Thank you! It was a really fun look to do, and I really love how the shape of this one turned out. =)