Last-minute Halloween party? Need a costume quick? Don’t worry we’ve all been there, but even still, you can do better than some drawn-on whiskers. Even if you don’t have a full get up, you can make a spook-tacular Halloween look with everyday makeup. If you’re in need of some inspo, look no further. Here are three easy, last-minute Halloween makeup looks for quick costumes with minimum effort and maximum effect.
We know, we know, it’s an obvious one but it is a classic last-minute Halloween makeup go-to. However, with just a bit more time, you can completely alter your face shape into a spooky feline creature without needing endless makeup skills.
- Start off with your regular base.
- Grab a contour colour and go in a lot harsher than you normally would, tracing the contour around the apples of your cheeks and up towards your nose. Apply the contour to your jawline as well, aiming to make your jaw more angular and pointing down towards your chin.
- Use a far lighter tone in triangles under your eyes and on your upper lip, blend this in but keep it as light as possible. Set this with a white powder or eyeshadow.
- With a dark brown eyeshadow, contour the sides of your nose and trace this all the way up into the crease of your eye socket. Use this dark brown to set your cheek contour and connect it to your nose.
- For your eyes, take an even darker brown and apply in your crease, going from your nose contour, across your socket and taking it up and out towards your eyebrow to elongate your eye. Concentrate this on the outer corner of your eye, starting to sketch out where your winged eyeliner will be.
- With a lighter sparkly shade, apply this on the inner corner and centre of your eyelid.
- Use a liquid eyeliner to draw a thick cat-eye starting in your inner corner to further extend your eye. Apply fake lashes that fan out in the outer corner.
- With the dark brown eyeshadow from before, shade the tip of your nose and down in a straight line through the centre of your cupids bow to create a little kitten now.
- Use your eyeliner to draw little dots on the upper lip where your whiskers would be.
- Finally, with a lip liner, extend your lips out and line the outside, shading them in slightly but leave the centre light.