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Halloween is the time of year where anything goes—so why not have a little fun with your makeup? I’ve made three step-by-step makeup tutorials for anyone who wants a cute, easy, and inexpensive look for Halloween. The best part is you can choose to accessorize as much or as little as you want! I didn’t have to buy a single thing to create any of these looks, they were already in my closet! This is part three of three, the classic Cat. Part one (Scarecrow) can be found here and part two (Deer) is here!

Cat: Materials

You will need:

  • Black liquid liner
  • Black pencil liner
  • White pencil liner
  • Grey eyeshadow
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Lip brush
  • Neutral lipstick
  • False eyelashes (optional)

What to wear:

  • Black shirt and leggings
  • Cat ears (optional) 

Step 1

I’m starting off already with a layer of foundation and my brows filled in.

Step 2

Add some grey eyeshadow to your eyelid and black shadow to your crease. Then, add a line of white liner underneath your brow for some highlight.

Step 3

Next, highlight the inner corner of your eye, and line your upper lid with the black liquid liner.

Step 4

Using the black pencil liner, heavily line your water line from your tear duct all the way to the corner of your eye. 

Step 5

Using the liquid liner, extend the line out to a point from your tear duct.

Step 6

Add a horizontal line to the tip of your nose with the liquid liner, and fill in the tip of your nose almost to your nostrils.

Step 7

Next, add three whiskers to each side of your face. Make sure they’re not completely horizontal and parallel, but instead diagonal and slightly coming together near your mouth. After this, you’ll want to use the liquid liner to create a line connecting your nose to your lips.

Step 8

For the lips, if you don’t own black lipstick you can dip a lip brush into some water and use black eyeshadow. Lightly fill in your top lip using the shadow. Make sure your eyeshadow isn’t toxic before putting the product near your lips!

Step 9

Next, you’re going to add a few spots in between your whiskers using the pencil liner. Don’t add too many—three or four is enough.

Step 10

Top it off with a neutral color for your bottom lip. You don’t want to distract from the rest of your makeup!

Step 11

This final step is optional: adding the crazy eyelashes. The ones I’m using are by Make Up Forever, but you can find some on Amazon or in a drug store for a good price. Add some eyelash glue to your false lashes, and wait a few seconds so the glue becomes tacky before applying to your lids.

Step 12

What’s that? More lashes, you say? Of course! For the last step, I’m going to use some more subtle lashes for my bottom lid since my top lashes are so extreme. Apply these lashes the same way you did your top lid.

Final Result:

See, I told you it would be easy! These looks are awesome because a costume isn’t necessary—you can dress up with clothes and accessories, but your makeup already looks #flawless. Now you don’t have to panic about finding a costume at the last minute—you most likely own everything you need.

Show us your Halloween makeup (Instagram: @hercampusdrexel).


Her Campus Drexel contributor.