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Milo Is a Munchkin Muse

Either I've gone a little batty or the transformation to Alpha Cat Lady is complete, but every time I look at this photo of my dwarf cat Milo, I think about turning it into a makeup look. I can't help it — his eyes are sparkling green, and there's something about his nose leather that inspires me.

Yes, it's a sickness, but inspiration often strikes in weird ways. Can I transform my stumpy-legged Munchkin into a passable makeup look? To find out,


Yesterday's makeup look, inspired by wee Milito:

  • Face: Prescriptives foundation provided an even canvas. Then I used Being True cream blush in Barely Pink on the apples of my cheeks, following with a light dusting of Victoria's Secret Very Sexy bronzer in Natural to provide a hint of sun.
  • Eyes: I used MAC's Tempting eye quad to get this look. I put the pink shade all over my eye, from lash line toward my brows. Then, I swept the bronze shade in the crease of my eye. I pulled the green color from the inner corner of my eye outward, then wet an angled brush to use the brown shadow as eyeliner. One coat of mascara was all I needed. In addition, I put some luminizer around my eyes to draw light to them.
  • Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure in Nude reminded me of a more intense take on Milo's nose leather.

All in all, I'm not sure I captured the wee rascal's beauty, but it was a fun experiment for the day.

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bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Also, can I just say that I love the prase "Alpha Cat Lady"? It is awesome.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Cute! I love the idea of being inspired by real cats - although I don't think I'll be trying to copy my Siamese kitties anytime soon!
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
Milo is soo cute. I like the makeup look, though I think I would have gone heavier on the eyes. I love the color of your lipstick. It's gorgeous!
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 8 years
Aww, Bella, Milo is soo cute! My cat has similar green (but more yellowish) eyes and that ivory "eyeliner", too. You and Milo should pose for the camera together so that you guys can be twins! :-P
emalove emalove 8 years
I love your kitty! And you look lovely, Bella!
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Yeah, don't feel bad. I think my face is jealous of that cat. To add to your look, I would would wear eye liner on my water line and then highlight that with a thin line of Pearl shadow.
eye4style eye4style 8 years
Great idea, Bella - love this look!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
The kitty is way too cute!! And what an idea to have your pet as make up muse. I can't pull off my shih tzu look though. haha.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Thanks for all of the kitty compliments. I'll be sure to pass them along to Milo — not that Mr. Shortlegs doesn't already get tons of praise.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I think it's totally do-able, and the look is great. I'd have gone a bit bolder in the eye, though, because your Milo's are so bold. Such a pretty kitty! Heh, my dog is white with lots of chocolate brown freckles and brown eyes, so she'd be tough to use as a makeup muse.
bkwithlove bkwithlove 8 years
i just wanted to let you know that i take inspiration for decorating and clothing from my pets' colors as well. cat: grey beige blonde cream minty/sagey green light pink tan white etc. shit tzu - blonde, white, tan, dark brown, little bit of black
Pegona Pegona 8 years
To truly get the tabby cat look you'll need more black eyeliner and some more of that black lipstick from a few days ago. I love to tease my little tabby about being too young to wear so much makeup.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I love it! And Milo is a cute one :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Cute idea!!
thelorax thelorax 8 years
What a fun idea! I confess I did a pet-inspired look once too, Bella...inspired by my doberman...she just has the prettiest amber eyes and copper highlights :-)
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Love the make-up look, but sorry the cat is stealing the show. A cutie.
GossipGal13 GossipGal13 8 years
The cat is so cute!.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Very nice look! :)
theovercoat theovercoat 8 years
Aww, what a beautiful cat and a beautiful makeup look.
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