Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 307

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Cat Eye 5 Minute Makeup

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Soften the edges with an angled eyeliner brush, and draw an eye-catching cat eye flick.
  5. 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 πŸ™‚ 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.)

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan #proplancatpartner. For information about my posting policy, please see my Disclaimer.

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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. πŸ™‚


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So far, 18 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. KikaysiKat says:

    Oooh that’s such a creative post! I have a cat named Eros but he’s a boy so I can’t put makeup on him (even pretend)

    This is the first time I’ve commented on your blog but have been reading your posts for years now as it progressed! Keep inspiring.
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  2. Kathy says:

    omg – I laughed so hard, loved the kitty makeup tutorial. I do have to admit to patting a touch of pink blush on my Ocicat’s cheeks once, so when I saw Tabs in blush, it totally cracked me up. Way to go, Tabs!!!

  3. Vanessa says:

    This is so cute πŸ™‚

  4. Tanya says:

    I love the pop of coral on his whisker pads….so cute!! I just love everything about that husky boy of yours….:)

  5. Marisa says:

    So Cute!
    Loving the makeup tips πŸ™‚

  6. Sara says:

    This is so epic! Thumbs upppp!
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  7. I CAN’T EVENNN. This post is beyond amazing. Another reason why I adore your blog πŸ˜€

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  8. Puri says:

    Such an adorbs kittay, but glad no kitties were harmed in this look :3
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  9. Divya says:

    This was so cute! πŸ™‚
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  10. I just woke up to see/read this…
    I had to laugh so hard, made my day. You are so creative Karen and you have amazing photo shop skills :-))

  11. Kim says:

    Tabs looks radiant. It’s like he’s just been on a hunt (without all the effort). πŸ™‚

  12. Aw, how cute was this?! πŸ˜€ Adorable.
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  13. Agata says:

    This is the cutest articles ever! I am sure other kitties will highly appreciate it!
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  14. Madeleine says:

    This is amazing! I think my cat would take my arm before I even got near her with an eyeliner haha! x

  15. Sylirael says:

    Wahaaha! This post is so awesome, Karen! I love your imagination and PS skills so much, and of course Tabs is the star of the show, as always πŸ˜‰
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  16. Chelsea says:

    Tabs, so fierce!

  17. fancie says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Your cat is so adorable lol
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  18. Georgia says:

    I am just loving this! The blush on Tabs is TOO CUTE!

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