Channing Tatum's Beyoncé Contouring Is So Good We Found Out How He Did It

01/08/2016 at 05:35 PM ET

If Channing Tatum dressed up as Beyoncé while lip syncing “Run the World (Girls)” doesn’t interest you, it should. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, Beyoncé actually makes an appearance during his performance. But what we’re really obsessing over here is how ridiculously amazing his Queen Bey contouring is, so we dialed up the people at Lip Sync Battle to find out what it’s like to tenderly define Channing Tatum’s Cheekbones (TM).

Channing Tatum Lip Sync BattleCourtesy Spike




Rokael Lizama, the makeup artist on the set of the show and the mastermind behind Tatum’s scuplted visage, told PeopleStyle that they pulled his look together in record time. “He was such a good sport and wanted to make sure he did the performance justice,” Lizama says. “And even though we only had 15 minutes to do hair and makeup, we managed to create a really fun homage to Beyoncè”

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So if he can look like Beyoncè in only 15 minutes, we can too, right? Ladies, open your bronzers. “I focused on the contour, since he has great bone structure,” Lizama says of Tatum’s look. “So it wasn’t hard to create the canvas.”

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Aside from a ton of contour, Lizama “made sure to add lots of glow and mascara,” to, you know, help him get into character. And it worked — Tatum’s glowing, flawless skin and bright blonde wig stole the show — even when the Queen herself appeared on stage next to him.

Jenna Dewan Tatum Lip Sync BattleLip Sync Battle on Spike/Youtube


And lest you think Lizama’s masterful contouring skills only work on to diva-fy hunks, think again: Jenna Dewan Tatum‘s twerk-all-over-the-stage performance of “Pony” was especially noteworthy thanks to Dewan-Tatum’s really defined set of abs — almost giving her hubby (who, via Magic Mike, was the originator of her moves) a run for his money. And in the end, both sculpted hotties were so picture-perfect, they wound up with the show’s first-ever tied performances.

So who won, in your opinion? Tell us below!

–Jillian Ruffo

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Weird on

I feel bad for their kid. Good thing is not old enough to be embarrassed.

Sista on

Adele what have you done? The great desperate Queen B has to show up on low budget shows to compete with those sales she can never do with all the sexed up tired leotard hype???? Mad you sold out here in DMV Dele…

Mara on

It’s always especially cute when the show has 2 people who know each other (like when John Legend was on and he and Chrissy were making eyes at each other).
I feel weirdly caught between “Aw, how cute” and the horrified fascination of Channing Tatum a la Jocelyn Wildenstein lol

PS: @PEOPLE, accent aigu on the second ‘e’ in Beyoncé

Sunny on

He was ok- the highlight was when beyonce came out. Joseph Gordon Lovett was better when he performed a Janet Jackson song. That was awesome and so unexpected. Potatums wiife needs to be more famous.

Good job Channing on

I loved it, and it was great to see Beyonce come out.

pj on

So weird! Why are they saying his makeup contouring makes him look like Beyonce, cost it sure doesn’t! Horrible makeup job! He looks like Jocelyn Wildenstein, Mara!!! I was thinking the same thing when I saw his pic! YiPeS!)

kankey on

Omg I love the show queen bey was flawless and amazing I was glad to see her

cyclone on

Jenna did a better job at the actual lip-syncing and performing part of things but because Channing dressed in drag for both performances and had Beyonce (who btw barely did anything) on his team, they called it tie. C’mon, Jenna was better by a long shot and just because Channing is the bigger star and brought out Beyonce doesn’t mean you have to vote for him. But anyway.

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