Can every day be Halloween? I just love dressing up as different characters and using makeup to achieve the look. Today, I’m sharing with all of you how easy it is to put together a last-minute Halloween costume with items you may already have on hand or that can be found at Walmart. If you love animal print, like I do, then you are going to love this Halloween costume makeup tutorial.
Beauty Products from Walmart used to create Leopard Halloween Costume Makeup
-Prices from Walmart
- Maybelline The Nudes eye shadow palette
- L’oreal Infallible eye shadow- 997 Eternal Sunshine ($6.97)
- Maybelline Color Tatto Leather Cuir by Eyestudio- 24 HR eyeshadow- 100 Dramatic Black ($5.94)
- Wet N Wild Fergie lipcolor- V.I.Pink
- Rimmel Stay Matte powder- Transluscent ($3.97)
- NYC Browser Brush-On Brow Kit- Brunette ($3.57)
- Cream Makeup- White ($.97)
- L’oreal Decrease
- KISS Looks So Natural Lash- Flirty ($2.98)
- Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy- 520 Black Jack & 010 Top Coat ($4.97)
- London SoHo New York Beauty Blending Sponge- ($5.99)
Leopard Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorial
- Apply foundation as you normally would. Then prep the eyes by curling the with an eyelash curler and applying an eyeshadow primer all over the lid like L’oreal Decrease.
- Next, buff a dark brown matte eyeshadow into the crease with a fluffy brush. I used the matte brown shadow in the Maybelline The Nudes palette (the second shade on the bottom on the left).
- With a smaller eyeshadow brush, pack on the L’oreal Infallible eye shadow in Eternal Sunshine all over the lid.
- Then buff out any harsh lines with that same fluffy crease brush and brown shadow from step 2.
- Fill in your brows with a brow powder and an angled brush. I like the NYC Browser Brush-On Brow Kit in Brunette over a pencil as I feel it gives a more natural look.
- Instead of eyeliner, I used Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather Cuir in Dramatic Black to line my eyes with a small angled brush.
- After applying mascara (to your top lashes only), then apply Kiss Looks So Natural lashes in Flirty.
- Line your eyes again with the Maybelline Color Tattoo to conceal the band of the lashes.
- To create the leopard like eyes, extend the cream eyeshadow past the inner corner of you eyes in a tear drop shape.
- To set the cream shadow and help it last through the night, go back over the “liner” with a black matte eyeshadow from the Nudes Palette and a smudger pencil brush.
- To add a bit more warmth and drama to the eye, apply a rich dark brown shimmer shadow to the outside corner of the eyes. (I used the 3rd shadow on the bottom right of the Maybelline The Nudes palette).
- Going back to the brown matte shade that we used in the crease, on a fluffy eyeshadow brush I’m applying this color along the sides of my nose connecting it to the crease.
- With a small lip brush, Fill in the tip of your nose with the Maybelline Color Tattoo that was used before to line the eyes.
- Connect the bottom of the nose with a solid line all the way to the cupids bow and fill in the top lip completely with the black cream eyeshadow.
- Outline and fill in the outside corners of the bottom lip with the same black cream eyeshadow. In the center of the lip apply Wet N Wild V.I.Pink and blend the two colors together.
- Set the black in place just like before with a matte black eyeshadow.
- For leopard spots, first apply white halloween cream makeup with a damp London SoHo New York beauty blending sponge to the areas where you want your spots to be.
- Allow the white cream makeup to dry then set with a transluscent powder like Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder.
- With a small lip brush begin to apply the outline of the leopard spots using the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow that has been used on other areas of the face.
- With a flat, dense shadow brush apply the shimmery gold shadow that was used on the lid to the center of the spots.
Hair for Leopard Halloween Costume
For my hair, I opted for a more “natural” look. I wanted my hair to be wild and free. So I used my hair’s natural waves. To do this, I applied a mousse to my damp hair and dried it with the diffuser attachment on my hairdryer. If your hair is not naturally wavy or curly, you can also achieve a similar look with a curling iron or crimping iron. Since I don’t like the look of my bangs when they are curly I did a simple two strand “braid” that I pinned to the side. I divided my bangs into two sections and twisted them until the length of my bangs were twisted and secured them to the side, underneath some hair, with a simple clip. To accessories, I added these fun cat ears that I found at Walmart in their Halloween section for $2.97. I thought that the cat ear headband added just a little something extra to the overall look.
Halloween Costume Nails
Now onto nails, as you can see in my video tutorial I kept my nails simply one color. I used Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy. This is a two step at-home gel nail color. The color I chose was 520 Black Jack. I applied two coats of the color and then sealed it with the ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat so that my manicure will not only last but have that beautiful gel-like shine.
Leopard Halloween Outfit
To complete the look, I paired this makeup look with a comfy L.E.I. leopard sweater and a simple pair of black pants that I found at Walmart not too long ago. I love this sweater with its bold animal print. It will keep me warm on Halloween Night when I’m trick or treating with the kidlets and it will also be cute as a simple fall outfit minus the elaborate makeup of course. I finished the look with a simple pair of leopard loafers from my closet that are comfy enough for all the walking we will be doing but still ties into our overall leopard theme.