8 Makeup Looks That Will Take Your Cat Costume to the Next Level

There are a lot of iconic Halloween costumes out there—from timeless muses such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to references to cult-classic films like Mean Girls or Pulp Fiction. But among all of those are the ones that will never, and we mean never, get old. You know the ones we’re talking about, the angel, the ghost, and, most notably, the cat. There is an infinite number of cat types to be for Halloween, which means there is an equal number of cat makeup ideas to go with them.

This Halloween, whether you’re going as a classic black cat, a spotted leopard, a character from the musical CATS, or another version of the beloved animal, we pulled together a handful of makeup ideas that’ll take your costume to the next level. Scroll down to check them all out below.

Snow Leopard

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When in doubt, you can never go wrong with simple drawn-on whiskers and a nose. To make it more glam, give yourself a cool smoky eye.

Cat in the Hat

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If you're going as the Cat in the Hat this Halloween, you can give the look a chic update with effortless eyeliner and a bold red lipstick.

CATS

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Planning to go all out this Halloween? There couldn't be a better cat costume than your own version of a cat from the hit musical CATS, which requires an elaborate face of makeup.

Leopard

Or, if you want to be a stylish leopard this year, give yourself a few gilded spots in certain areas of your face, with added details for a more realistic touch.

Fashion Cat

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If you want to take a more alluring approach to your cat costume, sport a deep burgundy lip with smoky eye makeup that wings out at the outer corners of your eyes.

Catwoman

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Another simple option would be to wear dark gray eye shadow and buff out the color for an exaggerated cat-eye effect. Finish off the look with a classic shade of red for your lips.

Simple Cat

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And for those of you who want to keep it simple and sweet, a classic cat eye created with a precise eyeliner is all you need. Just add on the ears!

Marie from Aristocats

Anyone who grew up watching the Aristocats will love spending their Halloween as Marie, the adorable white kitten. For this look, cover your face with white face paint and add on a pink nose with whiskers.