Halloween Tutorial: The Cheshire Cat

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
My third halloween look for this year, I have loved creating these looks for my blog and for the Fragrance Direct blog too (check it out, here). Alice in Wonderland is my favourite Disney/cartoon films, I loved watching it as a child. I am surprised I haven't done an Alice in Wonderland look before and this one is surprisingly simple and easy, it's the cheeky Cheshire Cat! In the original cartoon film (the one I love) the cheshire cat is purple/pink unlike the modern version which is grey/blue - I definitely love the original film/character more!

Products used:

Barry M White Foundation 
*Zoeva Graphic Eyes New Jewels Liner
Avon Supershock Eyeliner (Black)
*Colorsport Rapid Lash-Gro Liquid Liner (Black)
FCUK The Colour Palette 
Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner (Silver)
*Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (Black)
Makeup Revolution Awesome Eyeshadow Collection 
*Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipstick (Make Me Magnificent)

Firstly, as with the Corpse Bride look, I mixed the Barry M white foundation with a few shades from the FCUK palette (received a couple of Christmases ago) but just mix a few pink/purple/light navy eyeshadow shades together until you find a shade you like. I then used a flat foundation brush to paint the colour over my face, slightly onto my neck and ears. 

I then moved onto the mouth so the purple foundation would set slightly. I made a guide of the mouth with the avon liner, creating the teeth in the mouth and filling in the gaps in-between with the black liner. Join the mouth with the nose and then I used the liquid liner to make the lines a bit neater and to create the curly ends of the mouth which I love, I think it makes the look! Then fill in the teeth with the white foundation (a white pencil would be better/easier). 

Now onto the eyes and brows, I used the zoeva purple glittery pencil (no shade name) throughout my brows and along the upper and lower lash lines. I made the front of the brows quite pointy which I think makes the look a bit more scary/crazy! I then used a mix of purple shades from the massive Makeup Revolution palette messily over the lids and blended into a more rounded shape than I would normally, but with a slight haze of shadow at the outer corners of the eyes. 

Back to the foundation, I used a thin eyeliner brush, various purple eyeshadows, the rimmel silver pencil and the white foundation to make thin lines on the face to make the skin look a bit like fur and so the foundation didn't look so flat. For the finishing touches I added some of the silver pencil in the inner corner and a small amount of highlighter down the centre of the face and cheekbones. I also added dots to the cheeks. Last but not least, apply a lot of mascara - I'm currently loving the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (review, here).

What do you think of my cheshire cat look? What are you dressing up as for halloween? 


  1. This is such a fabulous Halloween look! :)

    Style Sunrise☀


  2. such a nice makeup for halloween
    Keep in touch

  3. I love the fact you basically have fur strokes, rather than one constant colour! Looks really good :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  4. Looks amazing!!! You have nailed it (just for the record, the Disney Alice in Wonderland is 100% the best one) x

    Abi | http://www.abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

  5. This is fab Heather! Loving the detail you've put in.

    Laura x

  6. Your Halloween beauty looks are all so amazing! The Doll one is so awesome... I like the cheshire cat the most though - so perfectly done.

    Ivory Avenue

  7. Wish I was as good at makeup to do this for Halloween :(


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