Halloween Makeup Series: Rafiki from ‘The Lion King’

Hakuna ma-halloween!

Our favorite Halloween costume trend this year is super detailed ANIMAL MAKEUP! In this first video installment of three, we’re featuring Rafiki Halloween makeup by a professional makeup artist. Not only is the makeup amazing, your costume props can also include a massive walking stick with magic powers, a white beard, little red baboon ears, and a blue butt. PLUS you can spend the whole night posing like a zen master and saying wise things that no one understands. Winning.

Watch and enjoy!

 Rafiki Halloween Makeup

What you’ll need:
Face paint
Fake eyelashes

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1. Start by outlining each eye with royal blue paint in an exaggerated almond shape that goes all the way to your temples. Then fill in your cheeks below with a lighter blue.
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2. Fill in your chin and lower cheeks with yellow. Add in white eyebrows above your natural brow bone, they should touch in the middle. Finish off the colorblocking with a grey forehead.
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3. Paint your lips and nose red.
Rafiki Halloween Music
4. Paint your eyelids and under eye yellow. Add yellow dots around the bottom royal blue section that outlines your eyes.
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5. Outline every section in black and add in black stripes along your cheeks. Above your white eyebrow section, your black outlining should be perforated, like little hairs.
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6. Add fake eyelashes and little white dots running vertically down your chin.
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7. Do your hair as desired and add your costume!


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Nicole Renard is a Senior at Chapman University studying Television and...