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A Purr-fessional, Yet Easy, Cat Look

In preparation for Halloween, we headed to Kryolan Professional Make-Up to learn how to transform ourselves into three popular Halloween characters: vampire, cat, and zombie. If you thought elaborate makeup required dozens of pricey products and aesthetician schooling, think again. Special effects specialist Jordan Plath showed us how to create this fur-rocious feline in just a few steps by demonstrating on Editorial Assistant Devon Porrino. All you need to recreate this popular Halloween look is some face paint, a soft eyeliner pencil, pink lipstick, and his expert tips!
Halloween Make Up
Halloween Make Up
Halloween Make Up
Halloween Make Up
Halloween Make Up
Halloween Make Up
Halloween Make Up
Draw on a few whiskers.
Halloween Make Up
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Halloween Make Up

After prepping clean skin with a makeup primer, Jordan used a cosmetic sponge to dab face paint onto the upper half of the face, including across the nose. If you have pale skin, you could use a crème foundation made for dark skin tones, but if you have olive or dark skin, go for a fun bright color. We used Kryolan Aquacolor paint in a vivid orange.

Halloween Make Up

Next, dab white face paint onto the lower half of the face, including the upper lip. You can take this look down the neck as far as you wish.

Halloween Make Up

Use a chubby, soft eyeliner pencil or face crayon to establish the shape of the face. “You want a really nice, soft pencil,” Jordan says.

Halloween Make Up

Draw the lines of the nose, cheek, and muzzle. “You can go and fill them in later,” Jordan says. On the upper eyelid, create a heavy, winged eyeliner look.

Halloween Make Up

Draw the spots freehand with your pencil. (With a pencil this soft, you’ll need to sharpen a few times) “Go for some irregularity to make it look natural,” Jordan says. “This part is a little time-consuming, but it’s really easy.”

Halloween Make Up

With the spots finished, use the pencil to color in the area in the center of the nose and the bottom of the nostrils.

Halloween Make Up

Fill in the bottom lip with a pink lipstick. You can use a bright hot pink or something softer and more muted.

Draw on a few whiskers.

Draw on a few whiskers.

Halloween Make Up

“With a complicated look—especially if it’s not waterproof—it’s a good idea to use a fixative spray to keep everything in place,” Jordan says. We used Kryolan Fixing Spray. You can use common drugstore cosmetics to complete this look, but for more info on the professional products we used, visit "www.Kryolan.com":http://kryolan.com/index.php.

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