This Halloween, I wanted to put together a cat-inspired look. I'm a dog person for 364 days of the year, however there's something about cats' eyes and silhouettes that is just perfect for All Hallow's Eve. For inspiration, I've asked Miss Kitty
of Makeup Magpie
to be my muse! I've always admired Miss Kitty for her distinctive, dignified, and somewhat fearsome appearance. She epitomizes what I imagine a cat to be.
|Clockwise from top: Bobbi Brown Forest, Bobbi Brown Sage, Bobbi Brown Caviar, Bobbi Brown Smoke. |
Miss Kitty has such a complex coat and appearance. There are multiple directions one could take when constructing a color palette. Her fur has notes of blackened mahogany, chocolate, earth, and cream. She has beautiful pale mauve ears and a green crescent encircling her pupils. I decided to focus on green accents with blackened brown tones. I pulled out my Bobbi Brown eyeshadows
in Sage, Forest, Smoke, and Caviar.
You can see in my swatches below that Sage
is a metallic silver olive. Forest
is a dark olive with a golden metallic shine. Smoke
is a blackened brown matte shadow, while Caviar
is a brown-black. All of these shadows are quite pigmented and blend nicely. If I could add one more shadow to the mix, I would choose MAC Club
(if I had it). I think the red-brown with green sheen would fit my theme nicely. I will probably pair this look with a light mauve lip shade like Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Pale Mauve.
Finally, I colored my claws with China Glaze Zombie Zest
. Despite the creepy name, it's a pretty olive glitter polish. Halloween is one of the few times when one can get away with wearing green polish!
| China Glaze Zombie Zest|
That concludes my inspired by cats Halloween look. I'm excited to wear it tomorrow. I wanted to pair the look with a set of cat ears, however all the stores I visited seemed to be sold out as of tonight. I'll be sure to shop earlier next year. Finally, I'd like to send a thank you to Miss Kitty for taking time out of her busy schedule to model for today's post. And, another big thank you to Shannon of Makeup Magpie
for generously sharing her beautiful photography with Cute and Mundane.
|Jack O' Lantern shaped soaps at LUSH|
Happy Halloween everyone!
Happy Halloween! That nail color is so awesome!ReplyDelete
LOVE the green-gold infused shadow. i havent tried BB e/s yet...i might have to have a little swatching fest next time im at a counter.ReplyDelete
I LOVE Zombie Zest!ReplyDelete
Awww Miss Kitty is so cute!ReplyDelete
I love how Zombie Zest looks really slimy haha.ReplyDelete
Cute kitty! Also, wow. You really make me want to try BB's eyeshadows now. Yikes!ReplyDelete
Happy Halloween! Zombie Zest is so ugly-pretty, but mostly pretty <3ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I am a dog person myself! :D Love that kitty though... she is pretty! ;) Your swatches remind of me of my "Taupe Dog" post a while back!ReplyDelete
Bobbi Brown Forest is so stunning! Why haven't I heard of this shadow?ReplyDelete
Aw, I'm so honored to have Miss Kitty featured on your blog :) Love that nail color :) Happy Halloween!ReplyDelete
Ooooh, so gorgeous!! I too must have Bobbi Brown Forest now!ReplyDelete
Hope you had a great Halloween! :]ReplyDelete
I love MISS KITTY! How adorable! Happy Belated Halloween to you :)ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone for your comments! =)ReplyDelete
For those who liked Forest, I'd definitely recommend a look. It's so pretty in person!