About a week ago you may have seen on my Snapchat and Instagram stories that I went backstage with Disney to meet some of the lovely cast of Aladdin and The Lion King. To see how their makeup looks are created for the theatre production! It was an earlier start than usual for some of the cast members as they were getting made up as a live demonstration for some serious makeup and beauty addicts, including beauty bloggers, makeup artists and influencers.
On the stage there was a full set up of four amazing cast members; The Genie, Princess Jasmine, Nala and Rafiki. Each actor was made up in front of us ready for their matinee show. Of course, as a huge of Disney and as a complete makeup addict I was in my element! I absolutely loved how much glitter was involved in the making up of the Genie, there was gold glitter everywhere!
I think the makeup suits the character of Genie’s personality perfectly, full of sparkle, life and magic! Princess Jasmine on the other hand is a natural beauty and this was shown in her makeup.
There was a lot of princess sparkle but subtly done with very natural looking makeup, a strong lip to compliment the gold on the eyes. I’m not going to give too much away as I am going to recreate Princess Jasmine’s makeup for you very soon…
The makeup for The Lion King characters takes influences from African tribes and the kind of makeup they would wear for a special occasion. The tribal influence is incorporated with the colours of the characters from the Disney animation.
I love how cleverly these makeup looks capture the personality of the Disney character but you still get to see the beauty of the actors involved. The whole experience is one I will never forget, not to mention seeing the Aladdin theatre production afterwards which is out of this world! You can see the behind the scenes video below.
Be sure to see my Princess Jasmine makeup tutorial, taking tips straight from the makeup artists from the show as well as using some of the actual MAC products that are used to create Princess Jasmine’s look. Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for instant updates that go beyond the blog. Also be sure to subscribe to the blog here, so you are the first to know about new posts ♥