There are one of two ways to go about your Halloween makeup look: You can plan it months in advance with the help of YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram, or you can wait until the very last second on the 31st to throw together a look. No matter which of these sounds more like you, we can all agree that there’s a classic idea for both planners and procrastinators: Halloween cat makeup that’s been popular since childhood. The Halloween cat look can be an artsy adaptation you spend two hours on, or it can be as simple as using three drugstore products in just four steps — your call (we’re personally voting on the latter).
A Halloween Cat Costume Makeup How-To:
STEP 1: Apply a neutral-colored shadow with a hint of shimmer all over your lid. We love L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Monos Eyeshadow. For a more long-lasting finish, apply the NYX Professional Makeup Lid Lingerie in Night Glow underneath.
STEP 2: Using a liquid liner like L’Oréal Paris Flash Cat Eye, use the stencil to draw on a sharp cat eye. Create a reverse wing on the inner corner of your lower lash line to play up the feline drama. Next, finish off the eye with a lifting mascara — our favorite for this is the NYX Professional Makeup On The Rise Liftscara.
STEP 3: Apply your boldest long-lasting matte red lip. Start by lining the lips with a lip pencil, like the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in 714, and add a pigmented red lipstick overtop. We love the L'Oréal Colour Riche Matte Lipcolor in Matte-ly In Love for this because it has a powdery finish and pops off of any skin-tone.
STEP 4: Finish the look by drawing on whiskers and outlining the tip of your nose with a black long-lasting pencil like the L’Oréal Paris Pro-Last Liner in Black. The pencil also allows you to easily remove any mistaken lines or shading. Finally, to set the color, apply a black liquid liner, like the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner overtop and your cat makeup will be complete.
Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Halloween Makeup Kit that includes a set of cat ears to complement your look!