You know how it goes, kitties. Cats have busy lives. We don’t always have time to go full-on with our makeup, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still look polished.
Next time you’re running late for a meeting with your assistant or have a nap scheduled, try this quick five-minute makeup look. It’s fresh-faced, gorgeous and incredibly easy. Not to mention, it’s appropriate for all fur patterns and experience levels. -Tabs
- Fur Brightening Lotion — I’m using a shade that matches my fur and has a little bit of sheen, but no glitter, since glitter can emphasize imperfections in the fur. I also opted for something with an easy-to-blend, creamy lotion texture.
- Makeup Blending Sponge — Smooth and blend the lotion with a soft makeup blending sponge to keep it from looking patchy, but don’t forget to dampen it first.
I know, I know — water sucks! But dampening the sponge first will sheer down the product, ensuring that it looks as natural as possible.
- Black Kohl Pencil — Black kohl pencils are a must-have in any cat’s makeup bag. I like creamy pencils, because then I don’t have to tug at my lash and water lines. Plus, they’re easy to smudge.
- Angled Eyeliner Brush — An angled brush helps to soften and smooth the edges of your liner.
- Coral Cream Blush — When I’m in a rush, a coral cream blush is a must. I can blend it easily using just my paws, and it brightens my look without taking it over the top.
- Start by applying the fur brightening lotion to your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin with your paws. Go in the natural direction of your fur, as opposed to going against the grain, to smooth the hairs and keep them all pointing in the right direction.
- Gently press a damp makeup blending sponge into your fur to blend the fur brightener. For the most natural look, fade the coverage as you move out. You want the greatest concentration of product near the center of your face.
- Emphasize your cat eyes by lining your lash and water lines with a black kohl pencil. Try to get as close to the roots of your fur as possible, in between the individual fur hairs.
- Soften the edges with an angled eyeliner brush, and draw an eye-catching cat eye flick.
- For an extra pop of color, blend a coral cream blush on your cheeks with your paws.
If you try this look, tag me on Instagram! #tabstutorials 🙂 I would love to see it on you!
(NOTE: I know you probably already know this, but please don’t put makeup on your kitty cat. This is just for amusement purposes. No real life cats wore any makeup for this tutorial.)
50,000 pounds of food for needy kitties? Done.
Bravo! Every time you shared a pic of your feline friend being her awesome self this summer and included the hashtag #MyGreatCat, Purina Pro Plan pledged to donate one pound of cat food — up to 50,000 pounds — to hundreds of cat rescue groups nationwide through the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue network.
Well, the goal was met a few days ago. 🙂
— Pro Plan Cat (@ProPlanCat) July 30, 2014
The donation campaign my be over, but the #MyGreatCat hashtag is still going strong (just post a pic of your cat and what makes him/her awesome to your fav social network and include #MyGreatCat). Purina just might turn him/her into a star. Tabs feels that Cleo here has excellent style…
— Pro Plan Cat (@ProPlanCat) July 27, 2014
About Purina Pro Plan Cat food
Tabs is ravenous for his Purina Pro Plan Focus Indoor Care dry cat food (he actually likes it more than his old treats) and his Pro Plan Savory Bites snacks. Purina Pro Plan’s wide range of dry and wet cat foods and snacks, sold exclusively at pet specialty stores, can be found in three unique nutritional platforms — Savor, Finesse, and Focus — with each formula designed to provide advanced nutrition to help bring out the best in your cat. For more information, visit www.proplan.com/cat.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If you liked this tabby tutorial and would like to see other makeup looks, let Tabs know in the comments. 🙂