I really wasn’t joking when I’ve told you guys (on multiple occasions) that I’ve been a cat for like four Halloweens in a row, haha. It’s always been due to a combination of procrastination, laziness and no idea what I’m even doing for Halloween. ;) This past year, though, I decided to change up my usual whiskers, ears and tail combo for something a bit more glam! I had so much fun doing this glam cat Halloween makeup look (a leopard look, I guess?) and it was honestly pretty easy. I got so many compliments on it, too!
I’m not going to go into face details- do whatever works best for you in terms of primer, foundation, blush and highlight! Just make sure it’s going to be budge-proof and last all night long!
For the eyes, I went for a pretty basic bronzey smokey eye using the Morphe 35F palette (which is a STUNNING palette, but I no longer use a bunch of ingredients that were in it, so I unfortunately had to give it away). Do whatever you want for your eyeshadow, but the more glam the better with this Halloween look!
What’s most important for the eyes to give you that cat look is the liner. I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and winged it out not only at the outer corner of my eye, but also the inner corner. You want to sort of draw on a new tear duct with a sharp point, and then continue that to connect to the inner corner of your bottom lashline. Use lots of highlight on the inner corner of your eye to accentuate this!
Lashes are also a must for the full on glam look. I’m usually terrible at putting on false lashes, but somehow manage to do it once a year at Halloween semi-alright, haha. If this is you, no worries. Layer up your most elongating, voluminous mascara and call it a day! Otherwise, the Ardell Demi Wispies are my favorite falsies, especially for my fellow hooded eye gals.
Okay, onto the leopard spots! I only did the half of my face that my hair doesn’t usually cover. I took a fine liner brush and just made little spots by dipping the brush in a cup of water and then into a cheap black shadow (pretty sure I used one of these inexpensive BH Cosmetics palettes).
Next, I just used my finger and a light gold shade in the Morphe 35F palette to add a swipe of gold to the inner part of the spots, and then went over top of that with the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy. I keep these gold and silver glitter liners in my makeup stash at all times because they are the beeeest for when you want a little pop of glitter! They stay all day and are super easy to use. Love them!
Last but not least: make sure your brows are bold (it helps draw attention to your eyes!), draw on a little nose (I used black shadow to create the shape then went over it with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner so it wouldn’t smear later on) and use a budge-proof liquid lipstick (I think I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Allison).
Pop on a pair of cat ears and a tail (this cat costume accessories set will have you covered), and you’re good to go! Happy Halloween!