You Need to Try This Colorful Leopard Eye Look This HalloweenOctober 26, 2020
We don’t blame you if you want to dress like a cool cat or kitten this Halloween, especially after 2020’s Tiger King obsession. But because the focus will be on the eyes due to protective face mask mandates this year, you might feel limited in your ability to achieve a proper cat makeup look. Don’t worry — with the help of makeup artist and influencer Darien Isaac, we came up with the perfect leopard print-inspired eye look that’s so good, you won’t need to wear any makeup around the nose or mouth. Follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to create it.
Prime the Eye
Start by prepping and priming the entire eyelid and crease with a concealer or eyeshadow primer of your choice to ensure a smooth shadow application and long wear. We love the Urban Decay Primer Potion Original.
Start Creating Your Spots
Create your leopard spots using the NYX Professional Makeup SFX Face and Body Paint Palette in Brights. Isaac used a small eye brush and the bright orange shade to paint three small dots onto the eye (one on the crease, one on the upper lash line and one on the outer crease). Don’t worry about making the dots perfectly symmetrical, in fact, they should all be a bit different!
Repeat With More Color
Keep dotting the eye using the yellow, blue and bright green shades from the SFX Palette. Use the same small-tipped brush for precision.
Use a Black Liquid Liner to Outline Your Spots
Take a black liquid liner or paint (we recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liquid Liner in Black or the SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner in Grease) and outline each dot with half-moon shapes on either side.
Complete the Look With Colorful Liner and Mascara
Isaac completed the look with a pop of teal-blue liner on the lower waterline. Try the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick in Blue Trip for a similar look. For a finishing touch, add a pair of falsies and a swipe of volumizing mascara. Our favorite is the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara.