Easy Halloween Makeup Look: Leopard

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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

  1. Start with your normal foundation, concealer and powder routine.
  2.  Take a makeup sponge, I used Walgreen Wedges (similar: Target Cosmetic Wedgesand dampen by wetting and squeezing the excess water out.
  3. 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.
  4. Take a bronzer, or darker foundation and put all over your face until it’s a warmer color.
  5. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Underneath my eyes for the wing shape, I used Spirit Halloween’s Black and White Makeup kit.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Use the white cream from the Spirit palette, and apply lightly with your finger rubbing in until you get a faded effect.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Use the Q-tip and black cream to draw the straight line connecting the nose and upper lip.
  6. 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.
  7. Then I used Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip in Witchy Night (this is an awesome drugstore black. Found mine at Walgreens).
  8. 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

  1. 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.
  2. You also want the spots to vary in size and make them somewhat parallel on both sides.
  3. 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).
  4. Mix these together until you get a liquid.
  5. Take a Q-tip and dip in and then fill in your open spots!

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