If you want a fierce, yet achievable makeup look for Halloween any sort of cat/leopard or cheetah route is a great way to go. Cat costumes are always classic, and fairly easy to accomplish. You can grab any bodysuit and wear it alone, with leggings or even a fun animal print skirt (you may even have these at home, making this look affordable as well). Even many of the makeup products I used you probably already have or can substitute what I used for something you own! Read below to figure out how you can transform into this fierce feline for a killer look this Halloween. If you’re looking just for a specific step such as the leopard spots, I broke into steps, the spots are last if you’re curious!
Makeup Steps and Products
Step 1: Face Base
- Start with your normal foundation, concealer and powder routine.
- Take a makeup sponge, I used Walgreen Wedges (similar: Target Cosmetic Wedges) and dampen by wetting and squeezing the excess water out.
- Dip your sponge in a yellow face paint, I used Mehron’s Paradise Paint in Tropical Rainbow (yellow shade) or even a more yellow toned foundation works for this. I blended this near my hairline, into my contour lines and down my neck.
- Take a bronzer, or darker foundation and put all over your face until it’s a warmer color.
- Fill in your brows bushier and larger than normal; I like to use a powder for this as it looks more natural. I used Maybelline Brow Drama Palette in Deep Brown.
Step 2: Eyes
- I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario shades Isabel (crease), Violet (wing this out with a blending brush from the outer crease towards the end of you the tail of your eyebrow) and Kim all over the lid.
- Next apply black liquid liner into a large wing, thing as catlike a possible, I used NYX Matte Liquid Liner. This is THE best liquid liner I’ve ever used by the way.
- Underneath my eyes for the wing shape, I used Spirit Halloween’s Black and White Makeup kit.
- First outline by making a sharp black line with the black crayon from a bit below the liquid liner on my eyelid to right before my nose.
- Next fill in with the white cream, I used a Q-tip for easy precision and then patted it with a white eyeshadow (any matte white shadow will do).
- Then I went over the black crayon with my NYX liner. Go slow with this, or use a black gel liner and brush for better control.
- Apply lashes, I used Ardell Demi Wispies, but I would use something more dramatic next time. I just didn’t have anything else at the time!
- Use a black eyeliner pencil for you waterline, I used L’Oreal Silkissime in Black, and I used my liquid liner underneath that as well.
- Top with a mascara on bottom and top lashes. I used L’Oreal Feline Noir Mascara (because it only seemed right!)
Step 3: Nose and lips
- Contour your nose, you want to make this wider like a leopard’s, so I shaded down and around the sides with Kat Von D contour shade in Shadowplay. I also contoured by cheeks with this. Any matte brown shade will work for this.
- Use the white cream from the Spirit palette, and apply lightly with your finger rubbing in until you get a faded effect.
- Use the black crayon and outline your nose, don’t put this too high up on your nose, it looks more realistic the lower down it is.
- Use the black cream on a Q-tip and “color in” your nose. Make sure you get the sides of your nose, as far inside as you’re comfortable with, and underneath slightly. I rounded underneath a bit with the Q-tip.
- Use the Q-tip and black cream to draw the straight line connecting the nose and upper lip.
- For the whisker spots I used my NYX liner and dotted lightly. If you miss up, wait for it to dry and remove with a Q-tip, it will come right off! You can also use a felt tip eyeliner for an easier application. Dot about 6 or 7 going slightly up and then about 4 underneath that.
- Then I used Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip in Witchy Night (this is an awesome drugstore black. Found mine at Walgreens).
- On the bottom lip you can use any lighter nude lipstick, I used Skimpy by Colourpop. I love this color combo, but I would advise using a matte nude as this transferred to the black a few times.
Step 4: The Leopard Spots
- Once again, I used the NYX Matte liner to draw the black of the spots. You want to draw “squiggly” C’s and open O shapes first. You could use a black cream, gel liner or pencil eyeliner to create these as well. I also drew some smaller “closed” spots.
- You also want the spots to vary in size and make them somewhat parallel on both sides.
- Then I took Mehron’s Gold Metallic Powder and Mixing Liquid and mixed them into a cup. First, pour in a little of the liquid and then a bit of powder (this will vary on how many spots you do, but I needed the littlest bit).
- Mix these together until you get a liquid.
- Take a Q-tip and dip in and then fill in your open spots!
- Adult Lame Keyhole Catsuit from Spirit Halloween $39.99 (super, super comfy!)
- Leopard Kit (found in the Spirit Halloween store) similar Leopard Costume Kit $16.99