13 Cat Makeup Tutorials to Spruce Up Your Halloween Costume
It's not every day that you get to enjoy one of the finer things that life has to offer: dressing up. Yes, the saying "look good, feel good" does ring true here, but we're talking about dressing up for the holidays — namely Halloween. The candy corn and pumpkin-spice lattes are fun, but the best part of the season is arguably the fun costumes. Although we always plan on coming up with an elaborate outfit, it seems that almost every year, we wait until the last minute to hrow soemthing together and end up running to Party City to snag the very last pair of cat ears. While there's nothing wrong with being a four-legged friend for Halloween, you can make your costume a little bit more original by incorporating some cat makeup to your look.
We've rounded up some incredible cat makeup tutorials, so you can punch up those basic ears and transform into the kitty of your dreams. Seriously, we have options for every cat Halloween makeup look you can imagine. Whether you're looking for cute cat makeup, black-cat makeup, or just cat-whiskers makeup, we've got you covered. Add some spots with some gold eyeliner to become a leopard or pile on the pink and purple eyeshadow to become the Cheshire Cat — the options are endless. Ahead, you'll get some amazing makeup inspiration to take your costume to new Halloween-ready heights.
— Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez
Sexy Cat Makeup
This is the perfect makeup look for someone who wants to go heavy on the eyeshadow glam and minimal on the cat makeup. This gorgeous gold and smoky eyeshadow is the perfect look to finish off your sexy Halloween costume.
This is the perfect mix between glamorous and realistic. This look incorporates green contacts, making it great for anyone who wants to elevate their black-cat costume makeup. The tutorial features realistic cat whiskers that are easy to achieve.
Cheetah Cat Makeup
This is one of the easier cat makeup tutorials we've seen, and it shows you how to easily create leopard spots on your face using makeup you probably already have at home.
Glamour Cat Makeup
This is a full-glam look that will definitely wow everyone who sees you on Halloween night. The cat accents are minimal, and the true stars of this look are the glitter lipstick and glitter eyeshadow. It doesn't get more glamorous.
This is the perfect cat makeup look to re-create if you're looking for a dramatic winged eyeliner. The focus of this look is really on the eyes, which look stunning.
Snow-Leopard Cat Makeup
This snow-leopard look is for someone who wants to take a stab at more realistic cat makeup. While it's certainly stunning, we'd recommend this look for those who are more advanced when it comes to face makeup.
Leopard Cat Makeup
This is another makeup tutorial that shows how to create leopard spots to complete your cat makeup look. The video also showcases how to add in a bit of body makeup for the perfect finishing touch!
Lioness Cat Makeup
This lion makeup tutorial is under four minutes but tackles everything you need to know when it comes to achieving the perfect lion Halloween makeup. It features a cut-crease eyeshadow look and a simple cat nose and cat whiskers.
Cheshire Cat Makeup
Everyone loves "Alice in Wonderland," and the Cheshire Cat is certainly a fan favorite. This makeup tutorial shows you how to create the perfect scary Cheshire Cat look. It's definitely on the advanced side, so make sure you grab your face makeup and give yourself plenty of time to perfect it!
Glitter Cat Makeup
If you want to go full glitter-kitty glam, this is the video for you. It features glitter eyeshadow, a bold winged liner, and minimal cat accents.
Easy Cat Makeup
If you're looking for a cat makeup look that's more going-out makeup than anything, and won't be too hard to recreate, take a few minutes to watch this tutorial. The cat accents are extremely minimal (not even whiskers!), but you can still totally tell the look the artist was going for.
Cute Cat Makeup
This is the perfect cat makeup look for anyone who wants to keep it cute and simple while adding in gorgeous gold accents. It features gold eye makeup, minimal cat accents, and a gold lip. So cute!
Lisa Frank Cat Makeup
If you're looking to add some throwback vibes to your cat Halloween costume, look no further than this Lisa Frank-inspired tutorial. Calling all lovers of the color pink.