Are you a Halloween minimalist, like me? If so, you know that the best costume is one of the easiest around: Felis catus, the domesticated cat. How many times have I pulled off a last-minute look with a black shirt, choker necklace and headband with a couple of felt triangles glued on? (The answer: A lot.)
Yes, it’s a snap, but don’t be a grumpy cat! Just because you’re in a rush doesn’t mean you can’t be the cutest Kitty Kat around. Here is a super-quick, super-easy way to create a feline Halloween look that will draw purrs of approval:
First, don’t neglect your face! Be sure to start off with primer, concealer and foundation – they’ll help keep your kitty nose and whiskers in place all night long. Next, concentrate on creating a seductive cat’s eye (of course!), beginning with a warm eyeshadow like Sally Girl™ Eye Shadow Connecting Compact in Rose, then lining with Palladio Herbal Liquid Eyeliner in Shimmer Black. Be sure to extend that top line beyond the outer corner of your eyelid. Finally, a black mascara such as Ardell Runway Gisele Black Lashes will add drama and mystery.
You just need a bit of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, and a sweet swipe of pink for your lips. Try Femme Couture® Glossy Lip Crème in Pink Sizzle for color that will last all night. For your kitty nose, fill in with more of your liquid eyeliner, then draw whiskers with Beautique® Long-Wear Automatic Eye Liner in Onyx.
Now, for the meow de résistance: Instead of boring old felt triangles, create ears that will draw stares using two Bellissima Braided Headbands in the same color as your hair.
Since the key to this Kitty Kat is the braided headpiece, keep the rest of your hair simple. All you need is shiny, soft hair – Ion® Silk Drops will smooth your hair and take away the frizzies – and a spray of So Gorgeous® Volumizing Freezing Hairspray to keep it in place.
Feeling fierce? Why not give your kitty some claws? You’ll want to paint a nude base onto your fingertips. Try Orly Nail Lacquer in Prelude to a Kiss. Once it’s dry, paint on claw shapes in Liquid Vinyl for a sharp finish.
That’s it! You’re ready for a night on the prowl, hunting out the very best Halloween treats (and maybe an order of sushi on the side).
Are you a Halloween minimalist, or do you prefer a more dramatic look? Tell us about your Halloween plans in the comments below!