Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cat Makeup for Halloween

Wanna hear a cat joke? I had a feline you would say that.

As of Tuesday, I still had ZERO costume plans for Halloween tomorrow. So yesterday after work, I finally got it together and ordered some cat ears off of Amazon (two-day shipping, I adore you), picked up this fancy number from American Apparel, and decided to go all out with my makeup.

If you are in the same boat, there are step by step instructions and a trillion photos below...


  1. Face Primer
  2. Eyeshadow Primer
  3. Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer
  4. Blush
  5. Light Eyeshadow
  6. Black Eyeliner Pencil
  7. White Eyeliner Pencil
  8. Black Mascara
  9. Red Lip Liner
  10. Red Lipstick or Lip Stain


Prime your face (I love the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer and theBalm for lids). Let dry for a few minutes, and then even out your skin tone with a foundation or tinted moisturizer. I use NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Terre-Neuve and the Louise Young Super Foundation Brush.

Apply your favorite blush, so your cheeks have some color. I use this NARS Best Seller.


If you didn't prime your eyelids above, make sure to do so now, and let it dry for a few minutes. This is a great time to fill in your eyebrows (not pictured).

Using a flat brush, apply a pale shadow all over the base and into the crease. This eye look is all about the eyeliner, so the shadow isn't as important, but I added a little. I used NARS Eye Shadow in Nepal.

Sharpen your black eyeliner pencil, and draw two lines, as shown above, and then connect them. I used this Estee Lauder one.

Line your bottom lid as well.

For some added drama, take the white eyeliner pencil and smudge some underneath both lines. This highlights the black line and really makes your eyes pop. Add a few coats of mascara (my favorite is from Buxom), or a pair of fake eyelashes like I plan on doing tomorrow.


This is where the pictures start to get embarrassing...

Take your black eyeliner pencil and carefully trace your nose, making a slight curve in the middle, as shown above.

Fill in the shape you just drew on your nose, and draw a thin line down toward your lips. Then draw three dots on either side of the line in between your nose and mouth (make sure they are symmetrical!)

For the whiskers, draw two lines on either side, paying close attention to the symmetry.

And then feather out the lines in the middle.


Since you know you'll be eating lots of candy all night (or at least that is my plan), you want to insure your lip color will last, and not smudge off on everything you touch. 

Use a red lip liner (I used the Mac Lip Pencil in Redd) to line your lips, and then fill them in completely.

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic is a bit too bright for me for everyday wear, but it doesn't fade AT ALL, and is a great price for such a long lasting stain. It's also very easy to apply with the pointed tip. Add it right on top off the lip liner you used above.

Now just grab your favorite black dress and ears, and you'll be the prettiest kitty at the party.

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