Last night I was a cat!
When hubby told me we had a fancy dress birthday party to go to I was a little confused to say the least. What does one dress as without spending much money?
Miawwwww! A cat of course.
It was all in the makeup! (The photo I uploaded onto IG below)
I didn't have a specific look in mind when creating the cat makeup and kind of made it up as I went along to suit my facial features. I think it's important to do what suits you and not to copy a look entirely. Although feel free to copy this look as it's quite a soft look and one that you can't really go wrong with.
EYES - I started with UD primer potion, used washi tape to create the sharp line and used UD Naked2 palette - 'Blackout' to achieve the smokey look, blended it out with 'Busted' & 'Tease' with 'Foxy' to highlight which I used over 'Benefit 'It stick'. I also used 'It stick' in my waterline. I used Mac 'Engraved' powerpoint pencil on my lower lash line, and then got a fine tip angled brush which I wet & used to drag out the colour and create two lower flicks for a more 'cat eye' feel as I knew I wasn't going to be drawing whiskers. I then blended the whole thing out with 'Busted' and sharpened the edges with concealer. I used black mascara & the corners of 'Sleek Makeup' fake lashes in 'Sphynx 231' which were fluttery yet natural. I used Mac 'Brun' e/s to fill in my brows.
SKIN - I used my beloved Mac 'Face & Body' foundation with Mac 130 small stippling brush after I had moisturised & spritzed Avene Thermal Spring Water to my face. I used Benefit 'Hoola' to contour and Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer in medium to add colour.
NOSE - I used Rimmel eyebrow pencil in 'Hazel' to draw a small outline and applied a Clinique chubby crayon in pink as a base and used Mac 'Tippy' blush for the pink nose which i blended upwards. Initially I tried a small black nose but I couldn't stop staring at the centre of my face so wiped it off and opted for a pink nose which was more subtle & cuter in my opinion. I also used the Rimmel pencil to draw 3 dots on either sides on the upper parts of my lips.
LIPS - I used Loreal 'Honey' lipliner & Smashbox 'Pout' lipgloss.
For the outfit I got some black faux leather leggings from H&M for £14.99, made an amigurumi style crochet tail which I stuffed with pipe cleaners to make it twist & sewed it on, got some cat ears (£3.50 & long gloves £5.99) from a fancy dress shop (Escapade in Camden/London) & voila. Easy Peasy & affordable. I also teamed it with a vintage black leather belt to give it more character but anything will do as long as it's black.
The hubby was SWAT which suited him perfectly, there was a convict for him to arrest which was fun! :) Everyone had great outfits, the birthday boy was 'Zorro' which was very cool, there was a banana - yes a banana lol, Mario from Mario brothers, Shrek, a joker, Snow White and many more.