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Turn Into a Cat (With Makeup)

cat potion

Meow.

 

Sorry about that, I couldn't resist.

 

I have two looks for you today.  One is more cat-like and the other is just a super simple look.  Bonus!  You get to see my oldest daughter today.

 

I know y'all have said, that looks too complicated or it'll take too long, but truly they really don't take much time at all.  It's about the same as it takes me to put on my regular makeup. Plus 5 more minutes.

 

You can't cheat and say all I put on is moisturizer and lip gloss.  That's not fair for two reasons.  #1 - that's time cheating and #2 - I can't get away with just that; I'll look sick.

 

The first time may take a bit longer, but you really can't mess up a cat face too much.  If you don't like it add something over it.

I actually wish I had used an orange-brown, but I forgot about my other palette that has red and yellow in it.  Red + yellow = orange.  Duh.  So ridiculous.  And not in a good way.

 

[Tweet "Let's meow it up. I've got my cat face on."]

 

First up.  My cat face.

 

cat materials

Materials

Cake makeup: white

Cream makeup: light, and medium (colors of your choosing)

Brushes

Eyeliners: brown, black, liquid

Red lipstick

Mascara

 

 

cat 1

 

White out your face.  Blend blend blend!  I did this in a couple of layers to ensure it was even as possible.  If you have a translucent powder, use that over it to really smooth it out.

 

cat 2

 

 

Cat eyes.  Make sure your pencil is sharp!

  • Line your upper lashes. At the corner make it thin.
  • Line the inner eye and along the water line on the lower lashes.
  •  Smudge it just a bit down onto the lower lid.
  • Extend the corners down into thin triangles.
  •  Flare the outer corners up.  You can be more dramatic with it if you'd like.

 

cat 3

 

 

This is harder to see.  I used my tan color to add in color patches.

  • The bottom one extends in a triangle shape beginning at the bottom of the cat eye out to my cheek bones.
  • The middle starts at the outer corner of my eye.
  • The top is at my eyebrows.

No need to get all precise.  You can do whatever shapes or areas you'd like.  Today I chose this.

 

cat 4

 

 

  • Add in a dark brown stripe at the eye area.
  • Add in dark brown shading to get a bit more of the face shape of the cat.  It's not exact, just pushes the face to look more cat-like. It should actually be more of an upside-down L. Boo.

 

cat 5

 

 

  • Draw on dark brown stripes over the tan areas.   It really made the tan areas stand out more and feel more cat like.
  • Smudge some brown around my hairline to further shape the face and give it some more cat markings.

 

cat 6

 

 

  • First, I added more brown stripes at the cheeks.
  • Second, I added a line on either side of my nose and extended it above my eyebrows.
  • Last, I followed that line and curved it into my eyelid.

 

cat 7

 

 

  • Add in some tan down the nose in between the two lines, blend it and make sure it fades into the white as it gets onto the forehead.
  • Take your black eyeliner and draw the shape for your nose first. Fill it in.  Get into the nostrils to ensure that you don't have white dots. That'd be weird.
  • Draw a line down to your lips.  Not too wide and not too thin.  If your lips are no longer white, go back over it with some more.  Let it dry.
  • Now, take your black eyeliner and draw the lip in.  I started at my peak, drew down into a long extended angle. As it neared the corner of my lips it was just a thin line.
  • Do both sides.

 

cat 8

 

 

This was a fun part.

  • Take your brown eyeliner and go over the dark brown stripes.
  • Make thinner stripes over, add in more detail at the hairline, forehead, and eyes.

 

cat 9

 

 

Added in more detail.

Cheek details and my favorite, a cat beard.

Do one side at a time and then try to match it up a bit by bit. Don't stress over it!  It'll turn out!

 

cat 10

 

  • I blocked out the end of my eyebrow a bit with paint.
  •  Took my eyebrow pencil and filled in my brow and extended the line up and out at an angle.
  • I wanted that line on my eyelid to be longer, so I made it longer.

 

cat 11

 

 

Let's finish up that lip!

  • Draw the bottom lip with brown eyeliner.
  • Fill it in with red.
  • Then add a bit of white to the center and blend it.  That makes it appear more plump and gives it dimension.
  • You could make this part skinnier to imitate a tongue instead of a lip.  You'll see that with the one I did for my daughter.

 

cat 12

 

 

  • Add in whisker dots.
  • If you had fake whiskers you could glue them on.  I do not.  Therefore, I did not.

 

cat final

 

All done!  Meow!

It'd be awesome if I had a cat suit and maybe something to put on my head to make myself look more like a cat.

If I had a costume on I'd make sure to have the makeup that goes down my neck extend all the way down into the collar of my shirt.

Don't stop at the edge, you have to allow for movement. Go into the shirt collar.

 

Second cat. My daughter.

cat child final

 

Isn't she so cute!?

  1. Start with a cute face.
  2. Cover it with the tan color.  Blend blend blend!
  3. Take dark brown and add in a patch around one eye.  It's hard to see here. Sorry.
  4. Add in the nose details and whisker dots.
  5. Put in the tongue.  You can't see it as well because she's smiling, but hers is narrower on the bottom portion.  The other picture that shows it better her eyes look creepy from blinking.

 

I've done this on her so she can have fun playing pretend.  This would be fun to do if your daughter (or son) has a friend over and they can be cats.  It takes 5 minutes to do this and makes my little girl feel so special.

 

I'll be doing some more fun things and show you how to do a simple fun version for the kiddos if you don't want to spend forever doing a longer version.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't do the longer version!

 

[Tweet "Turn yourself into a cat easily with makeup."]

Mwah

How to Give Yourself a Big Scab

Scabs can be fun...  to pick.  

I know you used to pick your scabs!  You probably still do.  But don't worry, I won't tattle.

 

Making scabs is super easy and you still don't have to get hurt.  There's hardly any work.

 

[Tweet "I am about to scab myself up. Join me!"]

 

Scab Time!

scab 1

 

These are the supplies you need.

  1. Liquid Latex  It's really easy to use and has multiple uses, but it stinks like fish.  Once it dries it stops smelling.  Here is a teeny tiny bottle I have that has a brush built into the lid.  I still use the Q-tip for some of the steps.
  2. Bruise and Cut Wheel
  3. Q-Tips
  4. Coffee I got mine at a hotel I was staying at since I don't drink the stuff. You only need a little bit, depending on the size and amount of scabs you want to create.  Think skinned knee or road rash.
  5. Tea bag  I don't like it much for scabs. It was too big.  It'd be good if you want to look like you have actual gravel embedded in your wound.

 

All you'll need after that is the place for your scab.  Here's my lovely knee.  Have you ever seen something so lovely?  Don't answer that.  Just be happy I shaved (two days ago).  That doesn't happen every day.

 

scab 2

 

  1. Take the brush from the lid of the latex (or Q-Tip if you don't have a brush) and smear a medium-light coat on the area.
  2. Add in the coffee. Push it in a bit.
  3. Let it dry.  It will dry fairly quickly. You don't need it to dry all the way before the next step.
  4. Add another layer of latex. I used my Q-Tip for this so that I wouldn't get the coffee into the latex. Use a different part of the Q-tip each time you dip into the latex.

 

scab 3

 

  1. Add in more coffee.
  2. Let it dry.
  3. Brush off the excess coffee that didn't stick.
  4. Dab more latex carefully on the scab. You just want a light coat to seal the coffee in and to give you a surface for the paint.
  5. With your finger, Q-tip, or a brush put red, purple, and some brown paint over the scab and around it to simulate dried blood and some slight bruising around.

 

scab 4

scab 5

 

Tada!  Super easy, right?

 

This would be fun for Halloween, for practical jokes, a social experiment, or of course, the stage!

 

[Tweet "I can make my own scabs minus the actual blood and pain."]

 

Where would you put your scab?

Mwah

 

How to Bruise Yourself With Stage Makeup

Want to look like you got beat up? Got a killer bruise or three?  

Come on!  It's fun!  Bonus: no pain is involved!

 

Let's round up the supplies and get right to it.

 

You'll need a bruise wheel.  I have a bruise and cut wheel from Ben Nye.

You'll also want black eyeliner and white eye shadow.  Lots of brushes!

If you don't have a bruise wheel you can use eye shadows, blush, liners, and red lipstick. Just make sure they aren't shimmery.

 

 

Black Eye

Make sure your face is clean.

Depending on the look you're going for -- gritty and natural or polished, you can choose to put on foundation or skip it.

 

bruise 21

 

  • Add red to your lower lid.
  • Add some red to your waterline, with care.
  • Take the red and outline where your bruise will be.  It should not be a clean line.  Bruises are irregular.  Think about what gave you that bruise.  On me it's a punch to the eye by some big ole creep of a man.  That jerk face.

 

For some reason you can't tell in these pictures, but I am sunburned.  Some of the paint in later pictures gets stuck in that area.  I moisturized it to help prevent it, but as the time went on it just dried out more.  Oh well.

 

bruise 22

 

 

  •  Fill in the whole area with red.  Make sure it's irregular and splotchy.
  • Add in purple to the inner eye and then a small amount along the eyelid.
  • Add it a bit heavier underneath the brow bone.  You want it darker where the blood collects the most.
  • At the points of impact it will swell and will not collect as much blood, so leave those light.
  • I circled around the edge of my cheek bone and brow bone.
  • I filled in more purple.
  • I added in more red because it's a fresh bruise, and when it's fresh it's more red than purple.
  • Blend!  This one is easy.  Blend in all different directions and keep it irregular.

 

bruise 8

 

 

  • I added in a bit of yellow at the bone and then covered it with some white eye shadow.
  • Draw a line with black eyeliner at the corner of the eye, the curve against the nose, not the corner of the tear duct.
  • Smudge it into the purple.
  • As the picture states, add in small amounts of purple and more red.

 

bruise 9

 

 

When you stipple this make it appear as broken blood vessels, which are very important to an authentic bruise.

bruise 10

 

1 - You just got hit about 30 minutes ago.

2 - It's been an hour, pretty fresh and man does it hurt!

3 - It'd been about 5 hours now.  It's a deeper purple.  Because of my sunburn the bruise looks too large here at the black arrow.  The other black arrow is my cute little girl.

4 - Your bruise is a few days old.  The purple is faded and becoming more brown.  The red areas are more yellow and green.  It's more mottled and splotchy.

 

[Tweet "Wanna black eye? Me too!"]

 

Kick to the Calf Bruise

When I want to kick somebody it's usually at the leg.  What better than a fleshy calf?

 

In retrospect I would have used someone else's chubby calf and not mine.  Just be kind while you're looking at the pictures and we can still be friends.  A'ight?

 

 bruise 11

 

  • This is the outline of the toe of the shoe or some other round object.  Blend it around.

 

bruise 23

 

  • Add in the purple ring, make sure it's not a clean line and blend it out. I used a brush to put the color on.

 

  • Use your finger to blend it into the skin.  You want it to look like it's in the skin, not on top of the skin.

 

bruise 14

 

  • Add in a ring of dark green into the purple and extend below it.
  • Put splotches of yellow in the green and a bit down under the ring.
  • Add in more red into the purple and fade inwards.

 

bruise 15

 

Stipple in some red, purple and green throughout the bruise.  This is high impact so it breaks capillaries.

 

bruise 24

 

I didn't like the way it looked.  It was too wide at the top of the arc.  I took a makeup remover wipe and took some of it off.

 

I took a tiny bit of purple and red and blended the line so it wasn't so straight and neat.

 

Walking around it looks like a big time owie.

 

Paintball Bruise

So you've been out on a man hunt for your buddies in the woods.  They got you before you got them.  Sorry Charlie.  You're just not quick enough.

 

bruise 18

 

  1. Draw a double ringed circle, about the size of a paintball.  You'll want there to be coagulation at one spot in the rings.
  2. Use your black eyeliner to add in some darker spots at the big blotch.  You've almost broken the skin and so you'll want it to bruise more at the highest point of impact.
  3. Take your purple and make a circle, sort of egg-shaped, out like the rays of the sun.
  4. Blend out.

 

bruise 19

 

  1. Add another ring of purple, just inside the first ring.  I wanted it in closer, plus it added more depth of some good splotch.
  2. I started adding in blue to the outside ring and more purple in the two rings.  Blend Blend Blend!
  3. Yellow is the next layer needed.  Put it inside the purple ring.
  4.  Add red over the yellow blending in, make sure it is irregular.  Smudge the inner ring of red (the smallest circle) outwards, just a smidge.  Stipple red and purple at the same area that the highest impact would be.

 

bruise 20

 

  • I took a small paint brush and added in some yellow dashes throughout the bruise.

 

You are now officially beat up.

 

My kids officially think I've lost my mind and my neighbors might call the cops soon.  I checked the mail, forgetting I had all this stuff on me.  Let's hope they don't try to arrest my husband for battery. At least I have these pictures as proof.

 

[Tweet "I beat myself up without any pain! You can too!"]

 

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Which bruise was your favorite?  Would you ever paint a bruise on and walk around town or go to the movies or out to eat?

 

Mwah