DIY Makeup Tutorial: Halloween Kitty Cat

The purrrr-fect look for your party!
By: Cara Wengen

Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Have you been trying to perfect the cat-eye look? Well, you’re in luck, because you can accomplish both of these things with this simple-to-follow makeup tutorial just in time for Halloween.

Take some inspiration from your favorite feline and in just 15 minutes, you’ll be the best looking cat at your Halloween party this year.

All you need is a few basic cosmetics, some pipe cleaners and a ferociously feline attitude.


What You’ll Need

  • Waterproof Black Liquid Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Highlighter (if you want a little extra shine)
  • Fake Eyelashes
  • Bronzer
  • Grey Eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Snap Clips

Halloween Cat Makeup Instructions


Start by prepping your face with your daily foundation/eyebrow routine.

Next, use your favorite bronzer to create a heavy contour right under your cheekbone. Start the contour at your hairline and bring it all the way down to your chin. Using your make-up brush, create a nice blended finish.


Using your grey eyeshadow, blend into your eye lid crease for a smoky finish.


Using your black eyeliner, create an extreme cat-eye, similar to the picture above. (If you make any mistakes, simply wet a cotton swab and gently swipe away any errors.)

Once your liner is finished, use your favorite mascara to highlight both your top and bottom lashes (using two or three coats of mascara for added impact).

If you’d like to enhance your eyes even more, add false eyelashes to the look. Flash eye lashes should be applied using tweezers and clear drying lash glue.


Using your eyeliner, draw and fill in a small cat nose. Use your imagination: your nose can be a simple triangle, or a more realistic shape.

Connect your drawn-on nose to your upper lip by drawing a straight line connecting you nose to your upper lip. Line and fill in your upper lip. Add small dots onto your cheeks to create the illusion of whiskers.

Cat ear materials

To create your cat-ear accents, you will need your snap clips and black pipe cleaners.

Fold your black pipe cleaner in half then fold again to create a triangle. Your cat ears can be as big or small as you would like.

Wrap the ends of each pipe cleaner around one another to secure your triangle shape. Cut off any access. Place your cat ears into any hairstyle and snap in place using your clips.


Now you’re officially the best looking kitty cat on the block.

Some additional things to consider: makeup-setting spray is recommended to keep this looking fresh all day and night. Make sure to carry your black eyeliner with you for any touch ups, especially on your lips if you plan on eating and drinking.

Also, feel free to switch up your products to reflect other cat breeds by using brown or bronze toned cosmetics. To remove your cat makeup, use a micellar makeup removing solution or cloth.

Images via Cara Wengen