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How to Make Up Your Mouth to Look like a Cat

Learn how to do your makeup to look like a cat's mouth in this Howcast Halloween makeup tutorial with expert Kenneth Llambelis.


Hi, my name's Kenneth Llambelis. I'm one of the head makeup artists at Abracadabra Superstore in the heart of New York City. You can find out more about me and the store Abracadabra at

Once you've finished your cat face and nose looks, we're going to now move on to the mouth. The mouth is really simple. We're just gonna, again, back in with your white cake makeup by Kryolan. It's their aqua color palette. Then we're gonna go back into the area of the mouth that we had left open before when working on the face. And we're gonna fill that in with a bright white. Gonna round its shape coming from the lip. You're gonna wanna come down to more of kind of like a diamond shape when you're working with the white on the chin part. Just to give kind of a more pointed feline look. Once you have that shape filled in, cover any of the corner edges back with the grey base color that we used before. Again, back to the streaking motions that we used prior, just gonna wanna go through that bottom piece, adding some grey streaks of fur. Then a little bit, too, in the mouth corners. Once you have that set up, you're gonna go in with the black pressed shadow, and we're going to contour that area around as well. This is gonna add more definition and make her mouth pop. So for the next step we're gonna connect the nose to the upper lip. And we're gonna go in with a black cake makeup. We're gonna try to do a very skinny line going straight from the nose to the upper lip. After you have that, we're gonna curve that edge of the point where it ends at the upper lip into a curve to give more of kind of like a rounded ""W"" shape on her upper lip. We're gonna continue to cross the very edge of the upper lip and back down. Once you have that shape, we're gonna color the inside of the upper lip with a black cream as well and then curve it out. Once you have that completed, it's time for the whiskers. Using the same brush, do small spontaneous dots here and there, then long, skinny streaks out. If some of your whiskers came out too thick, you can go back in with the white base makeup. And just thin them out a little bit more. And after you're done with whiskers, you're done with the cat mouth.

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