It’s easy to get bored with your Halloween costume ideas when you feel like you’re revisiting the same looks each year? Breathe some life into your holiday plans this Halloween with this colorful cheetah print makeup look. This fun and fabulous rainbow twist on the classic feline-inspired makeup idea is so effortless to create, you’re guaranteed to be the cat’s meow. Just top it with a pair of cat ears and you’ll be ready to prowl the pumpkin patch. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to create a colorful cheetah Halloween makeup look.
Step 1: Perfect Your Complexion
To ensure your look lasts all night long, you’ll want to create a spotless (for now) base for your face. Start by applying a makeup primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte-Lock Foundation Primer, to smooth the skin for a better makeup application. Then, build the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight up to full coverage for a fierce, flawless base worthy of the queen of the jungle.
Step 2: Paint The Rainbow
To match the colorful cheetah spots, this look features a fabulous rainbow eye. Before you begin, prep your lids with an eyeshadow primer or concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer, 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid. Then, grab your palette and choose a few bright hues to create a standout rainbow eyeshadow look. For a guide to getting the perfect gradient, check out our article, How To Create A Rainbow Eyeshadow Look.
Step 3: Define Your Eyes And Brows
Define your feline eyes with a thick line of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black, along your upper lash line. Then, apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Air Wear Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable to your lashes to boost volume and length. After that, use the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel to shape and fill in your eyebrows.
Step 4: Create Your Spots
Before you draw, decide on the colors, locations, and size of your cheetah spots. For the spots, you can use face paint or mix a few vibrant color eye shadows like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crown Gold and Radiant Ruby with the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald. Place a dot of each color wherever you’d like a spot to be located. Don’t worry about your dots being perfect. Then, grab your black liquid eyeliner and make varying “C” shapes around the dots. The key to making your spots look natural is to switch up the “C” shape enough for perfectly imperfect spots. Then, add a few random black dots here and there for an even more realistic pattern.
Step 5: Finish Your Look
Before you set out on the prowl, set your cheetah makeup look in place. Spritz the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray in “X” and “T” motions over your face to make sure your spots stick. To complete your makeup look, give your lips a spooky finish with a sultry black lipstick.
Written By: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: Emma Farrell, IG/@emmafarrellmakeup
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