Hi, I'm Holly.

A 32-year old Scottish Lass with a love for highlight, heels and homeware.


Feline Fierce With Boots*

I've been doing a lot of Halloween inspired makeup looks on the blog recently as you might have seen, so when Boots contacted me about their #FelineFierce campaign where they asked me to create a cat inspired Halloween Makeup look, I was more than happy to participate.

When I was thinking about the kind of cat I wanted to incorporate into the look, I couldn't choose! I love cats, I have two wee rescue tabby cats at home and whilst I adore them, they're not the most glamorous of cats. I had a look online at different cats and realised I was drawn to the Cheetah more than others.



When creating a cat look, the detailing is all in the eyes. I was sent a lot of beauty products from Boots to help create the look, and opted to use the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in 'Brights' on my eyes.

Cat colours are invariably orange, yellow, brown and black. I started by working the lightest yellow shade all over the eyelid and started to warm up the crease with the darker yellow and orange shades. 
Using the  Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, I did a slightly winged liner and tightlined using the Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner. I added some Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara and applied some Ardell Demi Wispies eyelashes.

The bottom lashline is where it got a bit trickier. I used the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner in 'white' to create an angled, winged liner. I coated the bottom eyelashes in the same white liner so that they blended in a bit.

Below the white liner, I went back in with the black liner and created a dramatic wing. If you're like me and have undereye creasing, try not to 'stretch' your eyes when you're doing this otherwise it won't be an even line (it'll crease as soon as you go back to normal).


I used my normal foundation before adding some shading to the nose using a fluffy brush and a matte brown eyeshadow (I used the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in 'Warm Neutrals' for this.

I then used the same shade to warm the contours of my face (my cheeks, forehead and chin) using a large angled brush.

I then went in using the same Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner to draw some 'half circles' before using a damp detailing brush to press some of the orange pigment from the nyx brights palette into the middle of each half circle.

I also took some of the white liner to draw in 'cat cheeks' before drawing some dots with the black liner.

I also used the black liner to draw in the mouth and nose and in hindsight could have made the 'nose to mouth' area thinner.
I filled in the top lip and added some white eyeshadow to the bottom lip to wash it out.



I'm pleased with how this turned out. I like 'wild' volumised hair to go with it so I just backcombed sections to give it the most volume I could.

What kind of cat look would you create? Which Boots products would you use to create Cat Halloween Makeup

H x

*This post is in conjunction with Boots but all thoughts are my own.

1 comment

  1. This looks amazing! Love the white liner under your eye - i might steal that for my actual make up looks! #FelineFierce


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