Spooky enough for you? Happy Halloween ladies! Or soon-to-be…
I wanted to put together an outfit, hair and makeup tutorial for you ladies that may be in a bind to find a last minute Halloween costume. I am cat woman for Halloween A LOT. Why? Well, it’s cheap, sexy, and EASY to do! Did I go and purchase a $50 cat woman costume? No, why would I do that? Cat woman is easy. Liquid leggings, leather, and high heels are IN right now so throwing together a last minute cat woman costume is about as easy as it gets. Here is what mine consists of…
- Cat woman ears plus mask
- Liquid leggings
- Leather peplum top
- Black high heels
- A sleek hairstyle and cute braid
- Dark Makeup
Now that you know what my costume looks like, how about a hair tutorial? Check out this YouTube video below.
I wanted this hairstyle to be sleek, which is why I wanted it straight. I now have Bellami Hair Extensions that are SUPER long so I did end up curling the bottom of the hair so that my natural hair blended well. I pulled back the front in a sleek style and pinned it underneath the chunk of hair that I teased then put into a fishtail braid. Of course I had to include a braid in my cat woman hairstyle! Now on to makeup…
I recently learned how to do somewhat of a Smokey eye that I am extremely pleased with. I also learned that I can use this same technique with different eyeshadow shades and end up with a gorgeous look. This is an easy look because I literally used a total of 5 eyeshadow/liner products on my eyes. The key is to blend, blend, blend. Blend until your eyelid hurts because if you don’t, you WILL look like you have a black eye. Honestly, this look stays pretty ugly until I get a full face of makeup on. I start out the YouTube video below with a completely clean face. I never apply my foundation, concealer, or anything else until I finish my eyes because of the fall-out of the eyeshadow. Here are the steps below so that you can skip around the video instead of watching every step.
- Eye primer – This step isn’t included in my video, but I used a primer from Urban Decay Cosmetics.
- I put tape on the sides of my eyes to help me achieve a more dramatic look.
- Apply an eyeshadow that is around the same color as your skin over the primer. I learned this from “Batalash Beauty”. It helps smooth out the primer to give a nice, clean slate to start.
- Start with a transition color in your crease. I started with a brownish/orange color. For a blacked out Smokey look, I transition from browns to black. I am using the Morphed 35N palette for this entire look.
- Next, I used a brown transition color a little beneath the orange and piled it on in the outer corner of my eye.
- I then took a black Urban Decay pencil and (sloppily) applied this to my upper lash-line. I blend that color upward toward my crease. Blend, Blend, Blend!
- Take a black shadow and blend all over the lid focusing heavily on the outer corners.
- Line the lower waterline of the eye and smudge down and out.
- With your smudge brush, take a brown shadow and smudge and blend along the lower lash-line.
- Apply a thin line of eyeliner on top of eyelid.
- Apply a highlight to upper brow and inner corners of eyes.
- Apply mascara and lashes and your done!
You can get a better idea of what I am doing in my YouTube video. I don’t have a full face of makeup until the very end, which kind of pulls the whole thing together! It’s over 8 minutes long, so skip around and hopefully you can learn.
Hopefully you learned something that you can try on your own today. I promise, at some point I will invest in a better camera so that my tutorials will be higher quality. One day, one day. =)
I hope you all have a HAPPY and SAFE Halloween! Muah!