Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas: Halloween is upon us and most of us are excitedly planning our costumes and makeup. But for the less organized among us, a simple cat Halloween makeup tutorial might just save the day.
With the help of the internet, there truly are boundless Halloween costumes, makeup, and even nail ideas out there to celebrate the spooky season — ranging from super easy and last minute, to incredibly intricate. And whether you opt for vampire or otherworldly witch makeup, we’ve got you covered with helpful tutorials to guide you through every step – from layers of long-lasting base, to elaborate eye shadow and special effects.
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, Although there’s nothing quite like a well-thought out and elaborate Halloween costume, sometimes you just need something quick and reliable to head out the door minutes before your costume party. That’s where the cat Halloween makeup look comes in. It’s super easy and can be done in just a few super simple steps.
To help transform into the best cat possible, we’ve rounded up the best cat makeup ideas and tutorials. All you need is a slick of mascara, blusher, and some trusty eyeliner for the perfect feline flick. Trust us, it’ll only take you 10 minutes and potentially save the day on a last minute costume.
1. The Easy Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, Another easy cat makeup tutorial that focuses on an exaggerated feline flick, nose shape and, of course, some whiskers. Don’t forget to top it off with a headband. Recreate the look with MAC Dual Dare Liner, Eylure Volume 103 Lashes and Revolution Duo Brow Pencil.
2. The Glam Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, If you want to take that cat look a step further, this tutorial is perfect. Taking the extra effort to add in elements of gold shadow on the bottom lip and eyelid makes all the difference and doesn’t add too much time onto the overall look. We love the Urban Decay 24/7 Eye shadow Mono Moon dust in Overdraft, elf Glitter Melt Liquid Eye shadow 24K Gold and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.
3. The Contoured Cat Makeup
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, Requiring a little more effort is this contoured, cat hair makeup tutorial by Maryam Maquillage. You’ll need: lots of sooty eye shadow (try MAC Small Eye Shadow in Greystone), some NYX Epic Wear Eyeliner Pencil for the detailing and wispy lashes, such as Ardell’s Light As Air Lashes, and some contact lenses to really get into character.
4. The Classic Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, Another fairly simple cat makeup tutorial, this one focuses more on the white center of the face using foundation lighter than your skin tone, some heavy contour and of course the black cat face detailing.
5. Red Tone Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, We’re obsessed with this cat makeup, which features red tones to make your Halloween makeup pop. Featuring a heavy winged liner and glitter aplenty, this one is simple enough to recreate with the Huda Beauty Love fest Obsessions Eye shadow Palette, Iconic London Illuminator and Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner.
6. Glamour’s Cat Makeup Tutorial
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, Need a super easy and quick cat tutorial to get your out the door? If you’ve already mastered a cat-eye flick then this look is for you. All you need is plenty of gel eyeliner (try Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner), a waterproof mascara such as Maybelline Lash Sensation Sky High Mascara, a swoosh of blush (Benefit Shellie Medium Pink Blush Powder is good) and an angled makeup brush. Trust us, this one is so easy you can do it at your work desk ready for that office party — in just 10 minutes!
7. The Sexy Halloween Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, The devil is in the detail for this cat makeup look, featuring carefully drawn on leopard print eyelids, dramatic lashes and a glossy red lip with an ombré effect. If you don’t feel confident drawing on leopard spots, face stickers are the way to go (try Claire’s Leopard Cat Face Stickers), paired with a slash of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Water Glossy Lip Stain in Wet Vermilion and Vieve Power Ink Liner.
8. The Last Minute Halloween cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, It doesn’t get simpler than this tutorial. If you need something in a hurry, or want to take your look from day to night, then this is the perfect look. Get your favorite liquid eyeliner to carefully draw on a feline flick that focuses on the inner corners of the eyes, add a peachy toned lipstick and grab a cat ear headband. Try Huda Beauty Dual Ended Life Liner, Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush and Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in Angel Alessandra.
9. The Grey Fluffy Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, There’s lots of shortcuts for how to get this grey effect through the center of the face. Patting a smoky shade of eye shadow over foundation that’s still tacky to the touch is possibly one of the easiest. Use a kohl liner, sharpened to a fine tip, to draw on what looks like mussed-up laminated brows.
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, Apply nude lip pencil on the lower lip only and over the lids for contrast. Try: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Fresher Liquid Foundation, Too Faced Killer Liner 36 Hour Waterproof Eyeliner and Natasha Deanna Mark Your Liquid Lips Matte in Melba.
10. The Bronzed Cat
Halloween Cat Makeup Ideas, The chiselled cheekbones are the standout features of this cat look, created with a swipe of bronzer (try Guerlain Terracotta The Bronzing Powder) in the hollows and a little highlighter over the top of the cheeks. A silvery eyeliner (NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Metallic Liquid Liner in Silver Metal) on the bottom lash line adds adds to the glamorous look while a chocolate brown lip or eyeliner (Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner in Raisin is good) is a quick and easy way to create whiskers and define the lip.