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12 cat Halloween makeup ideas that are super easy to recreate

These makeup tutorials are purr-fect for kids and adults alike.

The hustle and bustle of the Halloween season is upon us! Amid carving pumpkins and getting ready for the Halloween party, it's hard to even think about getting candy for trick-or-treaters — let alone picking out a costume.

But you're going to need one and there are so many ways you can go. You can always fly solo with a quick and easy costume like a witch or vampire. Then again, it's a blast to collaborate on a best friend costume with all your pals.

But if it's the 11th hour and you're stuck on what to be, turn to these cat Halloween makeup ideas for inspiration.

In most cases, applying cat makeup is simple and only requires a few things to achieve the look — most of which you probably have at home like white eyeshadow and black eyeliner.

Of course, there are more elaborate versions from popular musicals and movies, too. Think Broadway's "Cats" (Mr. Mistoffelees, we see you) or the devilish Cheshire Cat, mischievous grin and all.

Sometimes, basic is best, which is why we've also included a few classic black cat makeup tutorials on this list.

Below, we've collected the very best cat makeup tutorials to give you step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the pawsitively perfect costume for kids and adults alike. Some of the more understated makeup looks can be done in a matter of minutes, while others require a steady hand and plenty of patience.

Browse through these YouTube tutorials to find one that matches your skill level, then let your makeup do the talking this Halloween.

Bronzed and beautiful cat Halloween makeup

When in doubt, go glam. This look will really shine above the rest, especially if add a coat of iridescent glitter to the eyes and lips.

Sweet and simple cat Halloween makeup

This cat Halloween makeup tutorial uses items you probably already have at home like blush, white eyeshadow and black eyeliner. Add cat ears if you've got 'em, but they're not necessary.

Last-minute cat Halloween makeup

Start with your normal makeup routine, then use gel, liquid or felt-tip liner to draw a nose and whiskers. Finish by lining your eyes and, viola, you're out the door in no time!

Cute cat Halloween makeup

Keep it classic and cute this Halloween. Follow this tutorial to lay the foundation for your basic black cat, lion or tiger costume. The key to this look: Use bronzer and highlighter to add dimension, then paint on whiskers to make it more feline-friendly.

Easy cat Halloween makeup for kids

You'll have no problem achieving this adorable look. All you need is brow pencil, eyeliner, black and white eyeshadow, and lipstick. Meow!

Cheshire Cat Halloween makeup

The mischievous cat from "Alice in Wonderland" gets the Halloween treatment in this tutorial, which is inspired by the character from the "Alice Madness Returns" video game. It probably won't fit the bill if you're looking for a quick and easy costume, but it's sure to impress — and terrify — everyone.

Basic black cat Halloween makeup

Wear a black shirt, throw on some cat ears and recreate this makeup look for a seriously purr-fect Halloween. Although this tutorial is simple enough for beginners to pull off, try it out a few days before your costume party to ease any stress on the day of!

Bejeweled cat Halloween makeup

Head to the dollar store to pick up all the supplies for this glitzy cat costume. Inexpensive and impressive, this one totally delivers.

Lioness Halloween makeup

Jungle cat, house cat, any basic cat: It doesn't matter what look you're going for because this tutorial will get the job done. Apply white eyeliner and brown eyeshadow around the eyes to really makes 'em pop, then use the same white eyeliner under the nose to offset the black whiskers.

Sexy cat Halloween makeup

Catwoman's skintight suit and dramatic makeup redefined what it means to dress like a cat on Halloween. Lean into your sultry side by pairing a vampy red lip with smoky eyes. No cat ears necessary to complete this look, just a whole lot of cattitude!

Glam cat Halloween makeup

If it's glamour you seek, then look no further. A contoured face, heavy eyeliner and sparkly lids make a bold — and beautiful —statement.

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"Cats" Halloween makeup

Lights, camera, action: This stage-worthy look requires some serious time and skill, but determined "Cats" superfans should give it a go. First comes Halloween, then comes Broadway!