DIY Cheshire Cat Makeup

October 26th, 2011 by Kelly 13 Comments

Hey cat lovers! Going as the Cheshire cat this year? I found some awesome, inexpensive makeup items that work perfectly for the Cheshire cat – I only spent $20 on the makeup for this look, and aside from the white face paint, everything is completely transferable to everyday makeup! There is a video of me creating this look at the bottom of this post!

DIY Cheshire Cat MakeupI’m not sure if you could get the Ben Nye makeup at Halloween USA, but I got mine at the local costume shop. Apparently Ben Nye is the company that makes all of the cheap Halloween makeup, but they also have higher end products, which is what I used for my DIY Cheshire cat makeup. Here is a list of everything I used:

Azalea pressed eyeshadow by Ben Nye (bright pink) – $8
Royal Purple pressed eyeshadow by Ben Nye – $8
White Cream Makeup by Ben Nye – $4.50
Wet ‘n Wild Black Liquid Eyeliner – $2.99Ben Nye Pressed Eyeshadows

I also used some of my everyday makeup tools, such as my Eco Tools brush set and a white eye pencil for tracing in the smile.

Here are the steps:

  1. Trace the outline of the smile using the white cream and a fine brush, or a white eyeliner. I traced along my upper lip for the top of the Cheshire’s mouth and then about halfway between my bottom lip and chin for the lower half of the Cheshire mouth. The bottom of your lower lip will be the line where the Cheshire Cat’s teeth meet.
  2. Take a powder brush and the pink Ben Nye eyeshadow, and apply all over your face, except in the mouth you traced and in your eye sockets (where you will be applying the Royal Purple).
  3. Take a smaller brush (I used a blending brush) and apply the pink to the smaller areas of your face, such as around the traced mouth and on your nostrils.
  4. Clean the pink shadow off your small brush, and apply purple from your eyebrows all the way down to about 1cm below your lashes.
  5. Use the Ben Nye white cream to fill in the mouth. I used a small, firm, angled brush.
  6. Finish the look with your black liquid eyeliner. You’ll want to trace around the mouth and add in teeth. Paint the tip of your nose black, and extend a few lashes out on either side.

As a finishing touch (I forgot to add this) you could add little dots of black below your nose. You could also take your small brush and add purple to your cheeks, as if adding blush, to add some dimension to your face.

Anyway, I hope you liked this tutorial – and happy Halloween!!

DIY Cheshire Cat Makeup Tutorial

And here is the video!

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