Searching for a cute mama and mini me Halloween look? Don’t overcomplicate the assignment by trawling Pinterest for do-it-yourself-and-fail ideas. Makeup artist and influencer Gbemi, shows us how to create a purrrfect cat (and adorable cub) look with the help of kit-favourites B. and Revlon. Just add ears!
How To: Cat Halloween Look
Step 1: Start with your eyes
Sweep a black pigment-rich eyeshadow over your lids. Add shape and definition using black gel liner (we love B’s Longwear Gel Eyeliner) along the crease and edges. Layer on metallic powder and go back over the outline using liquid eyeliner so your graphic cat eye look remains defined and dramatic.
Step 2: Add feline shapes
Using a white kohl eyeliner, sketch a feline-inspired shape going from the outer eye line and corners down to the nose. Once you’ve got symmetrical, triangular outlines, fill them in until you get a block white colour. With a steady hand, draw along the outer edge with contrasting black liner.
Step 3: Add highlighter & lashes
Inject a little sparkle to the inner corners of your eyes and under the brow bone with highlighter. Now power up those lashes with falsies, using tweezers for extra precision.
Step 4: Colour in your nose & lips
Get your black eyeliner and draw build up a circle on the end of your nose, followed by a line from nose to mouth. Line your top lip in black and colour it in. Go for contrast on your bottom lip by dabbing on your glowing highlighter or gold-specked lippie.
Step 5: Contour with big-cat energy
Contour your face and neck (along your collarbones, hollows of your cheekbones, sides of the temples) with metallic powder. Over the top of the shimmer, create V-shaped motifs with black eyeliner. Once dried, add pops of metallic powder for a big-cat flourish. Now’s the perfect time to add in your whiskers too.
How To: Cub Halloween Look
Step 1: Draw your cub
Using the same tools (and less steps, because we know they won’t stay still for long!) you can transform your little one into an adorable cub. Using black liquid liner, draw a cat-inspired nose, complete with line from nose to mouth, black top lip, and cute whiskers.
Step 2: Add the big cat motif
Brush metallic powder over the forehead and repeat the same V-shaped cat motifs, scattering them along the temple and defining them with a bit of sparkle. Now add some fluffy ears and you’ll be good to trick or treat in seconds.