A few weeks ago I was invited to the West End with The Digi Fairy to see The Lion King & Aladdin, along with an exclusive insight into the stage make-up by MAC for both shows. (THIS POST IS SUPER LATE!) I’ve been really busy, but I had to review the show as it was so good, and I got gifted lots of lovely products that you should check out. I chose to watch The Lion King as I have been waiting forever to see it.
The day kicked off with an intimate behind the scenes look at how key make-up looks are created on the main characters. The Genie (Aladdin), Rafiki (Lion King) and a few others, we were able to ask key questions, and the MUA’s also demonstrated how to translate a selection of the theatre make-up into every day looks.
The Genie for Aladdin
The Lion King
Once the BTS experience finished we were kindly gifted with our own kit. The card below shows you what products you would need to recreate this at home.
We then headed to Polpo in Leicester square before the show began. If you have any theatre trips planned, I would totally recommend this place for a spot of lunch pre show. It’s a light and airy Italian restaurant with a chilled vibe and a delicious menu – you should definitely try the Fritto Misto!
After food and prosecco, courtesy of Polpo we headed to the theatre. The Lion King is ahh-ma-zing! Like seriously really good. If you haven’t seen it before you’ve probably heard about its raving reviews. It was funny and witty, with a super talented team. The classic songs were perfectly executed but the script had a modern revamp. My faves were the hyenas! they were 10/10.
MAC gifted us some beaut bits to help create an everyday Lion King look at home, I’ve listed some of the products I’ve been using so far:
* AMBER LIGHTS EYESHADOW – Super shimmery, with a gorgeous bronze chrome finish, I’m a big fan of gold/metallic tones as they really compliment my skin colour, so this eyeshadow is a winner for me
* TOAST AND BUTTER LIPTENSITY – Absolutely love this, the colour is gorgeous and it smells delicious, it has a warm brown/nudey tone – so dependant on your skin colour I’m not sure how this would work out for you but I LOVE it. It’s perfect for an everyday shade.
* PREP + PRIME FIX – This is super light and smells of nothing, so it’s not like a setting spray that feels really present and heavy, it lasts a while and you don’t have to use a lot.
*GOLD DEPOSIT MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH – This is really nice and looks even better in the sunlight (that’s what is on my arm in the photo below)
Thank you Disney, MAC + Polpo for the treat <3 Words @tamaratweetheart