Looking for a costume that’s all about the makeup? Be a cat. Can’t think of anything this year? Be a cat. Want to embody Taylor Swift or Jennifer Hudson in Cats? Be a...well, you get it. From simple tutorials to intricate, makeup-artist-worthy face paint, these videos will amplify your BFE (big feline energy) this Halloween.
Cat Makeup for Beginners
This super-simple how-to from YouTuber Danielle Mansutti is ideal for beginners and procrastinators.
Leopard is one of fall’s hottest trends, so why not extend it to your Halloween costume? The wild print is both fun and easier to replicate than it looks.
The Last Minute Cat
This “last-minute” look from BeautyByGabbie is one of the simplest ones we found. (Bonus points if you add the contact lenses!)
The Contoured Kitty
Arshia Moorjani’s more advanced take involves contouring, shading, and, yes, contacts, but the result is worth the effort.
The Theatrical Cat
Were you one of the people who watched the Cats trailer 20 times in a row? Consider going full-on musical-theater geek with this look inspired by the Broadway play.
The Real Deal
For an even more authentic Cats style, watch Broadway cast member Emily Keane get into character backstage to steal her secrets.
The Lion Queen
Tag your favorite Leo—this tutorial is a subtle twist on the classic cat costume.
If you have time, energy, and pigment to spare, this Lisa Frank-inspired cheetah makeup will steal the show at any shindig.
The Hair How-To
Come for the short makeup tutorial, stay for the cute "cat ear" hairstyle.
The Feline Flick
Okay, so this Halloween tutorial is technically just a really intense cat-eye–but when the teacher is celebrity makeup master Charlotte Tilbury, who are we to argue? Plus, this is one technique you can take with you long after October 31.
From Harper's Bazaar U.S.