It’s nearly that time of year again where everywhere is getting covered in spider webs and fake blood, I figured it was our turn to contribute to the thousands of tutorials that already exist and decided a leopard would be fun so here it is!
To start, apply a pale foundation, I used Laval foundation in the lightest shade available because it’s affordable and easy to distribute evenly on the face.
After the base colour, brush on a darker foundation where you would usually contour (under the cheek bones, temples and nose). Also, outline the jaw of the leopard with a brown eyeliner or brow pencil.
Once that’s done, blend the dark foundation into the light foundation. Drag the temples into the forehead, the foundation on the nose and out slightly, the cheekbones inward and with the same brush, pull the pencil surrounding the jaw towards the eyes, causing it to fade slightly. Optionally, brush over bronzer on the dark sections of the face to make them more defined, try not to get any on the chin or above the mouth or on the sides of the nose.
If you’re like me and get a little carried away with the blending, that’s fine, just carefully smudge on some more of the pale foundation on the inner cheeks, eyes and chin.
Next, shade in the dip under the nose to the lips and create a shadow in the chin, along with this, brush downwards at the top of the nose, slightly coming down over the sides and onto the inner cheeks.
I know, it looks messy but it will start to take shape soon. Once you’ve finished most of the face, it’s time to start on the eyes. These can be as messy or as neat as you like, depending on how much time you have. Pat a dark brown onto the lids and drag it out, forming a cat eye. With a jumbo pencil, dramatize the under eyeliner, feel free to tight line if you wish then draw a line close to your lashes on your upper lid. After this has been done, fill in any gaps with a black eye shadow and at the same time, smudge the eyeliner.
Now for the spots, you may think they’re difficult to do but they’re actually really easy. Using a brow or eyeliner pencil or even an eye shadow, draw horse shoes of various sizes around the temples, side of the face and upper cheeks. You could even use your fingers.
Now add some personal touches and the nose. I used gel eyeliner to swipe some lines under the eyes and a black eye pencil to dot on whisker spots after I’d finished colouring and shaping the black nose.
If you want to add more details to the leopard print, draw a black line over the top of the horseshoe shapes and using a sponge eye shadow applicator, pull the eyeliner down to make it look like the spots are filled in.
To finish the look, coat the lips in a black lipstick or, as a substitute, black eyeliner and you’ll have completed your leopard look!
I would just like to thank Sophie for sitting for an hour as I did her make up and to clarify the fact that I do have her permission to post the pictures on this blog.
Hope you like it.