*Note: The Cat Makeup Kit now comes with instructions for creating two new Cats: a Jungle Cat and a Pretty Kitty Cat. This page contains instructions for creating our classic Cat. Enjoy!
Before You Start: Your make-up should be applied in a clean, well lit area. Give yourself plenty of room, and arrange your materials neatly in front of you. If you are doing the make-up on yourself, make sure you have an amply sized, well lit mirror. Wear old clothes— making up can get messy! Make-up should always be applied to clean skin, so wash your hands and face and you are ready to begin.
Time Needed: This will require 30-45 minutes to complete.
Please Note: If you have any known allergies to any of the listed ingredients of any of the components of this kit, do not use that component. Select a shade or item from your dealer’s stock that will give you a similar effect or serve a similar purpose but does not contain the ingredient to which you react. If any of the products contained in this kit cause discomfort, remove as instructed and discontinue use.
As you are laying out your make-up as suggested above, be sure you have all of the items listed on the front label panel under “This Kit Contains." Use of optional suggested items will be discussed below, as will costuming tips.
About Cats: Cat faces are like snowflakes, no two are alike. From Broadway productions to backyard dress up, the faces created by the actors are always unique and usually are an extension and an expression of the actor herself. We are not trying to show you how to make THE cat face, only one possible cat face. With a complete Cat Kit from Graftobian Theatrical, you can create more than twenty cats. So, play, experiment, stretch your own imagination and create a cat that is uniquely you.
|Applying the Make-Up: |
Figure 1: Using a Latex Sponge Wedge, wipe across the surface of the White Foundation to load the sponge. Once the sponge is properly loaded, apply the foundation to the areas of the face as shown.
Note: If you are putting make-up on someone else, always approach the eye area gently and with warning. Never just stab away with your sponge, brush, or other implement. Have her open her eyes and look up when you are coloring the areas just below the eye, including the lower eyelid.
Coat the skin evenly but with as thin a coat as possible to get your desired opacity. This is your foundation, your bottom coat, which you will blend and add your character lines and colors. You don't need to cover all exposed skin with this first color; you want to cover all skin that will be showing once you have finished making-up and the costuming has been added. As shown in the figure, white is applied below the eyebrows, extending out and up at the temples.
|Figure 2: Using another sponge, apply the Warm BronzeFoundation to the areas not covered in Figure 1. The eye area of the upper lid is left uncovered at this time. Note that where the two colors meet, they are softly blended into one another. Once the blending is complete, it’s time to powder. |
Load Powder onto Powder Puff by sprinkling a small pile of powder onto the middle of the puff, folding the puff and rubbing the puff’s sides together until the powder is substantially loaded into the velour of the puff. Powder the creme based make-up with a gentle but rapid patting motion working deliberately across the face, one section at a time. Reload the puff frequently to avoid excessive “offsetting” of the make-up onto your puff. When the face is fully “set” you will be able to touch the make-up and none will come off onto your finger.
|Figure 3: Apply Black Foundation with a Brush to the eyelid area as shown. Next, using the brush, paint your eyebrow design, nose and lip lines as indicated. Remember to be careful around the eye area. Use the Black Liner Pencil to draw the lower eyelid line and to touch up any other eye area. Next, use the black pencil to create the whiskers. |
Note: You will want to clean your brush between colors using make-up remover, brush cleaner (not included) or soap and water.
|Figure 4: Using the Deep Tan foundation, brush in the hair strokes which frame the face. You’ll find it easier to brush from the center of the face toward the outside. |
Optional: Set makeup with powder. However, if you plan to blend the foundations, powder makeup until finished.
|Figure 5: Using your brush, paint the Oriental Yellow Foundation onto the ridge of the nose, above the black of the eyelids, and around the face as contrasting fur strokes to the Deep Tan strokes made above. Apply face powder for the final time.|
|Figure 6: Brighten the lips with a bit of red lipstick (not included in this kit), add some eye mascara if desired and your kitty is ready for it’s costuming.|
|Costume & Accessory Tips: As cat faces are unique and varied, so too are their accessory pieces. Shown in the picture is a long fur hood with ears and accompanying mitts for the paws. You can buy or rent complete cat outfits of this type, or leatherette fantasy suits at your local costume retailer. Don't forget your set of cat ears, tail, long fantasy nails, and a toy mouse to play with!|
Removal: This make-up is most easily removed with make-up remover (not included in kit) or Cold Cream Makeup Remover. Once all make-up is carefully removed, gently wash with soap and water.
Disclaimer: Graftobian Theatrical sells all products in good faith for professional use, but can assume no responsibility for the deliberate misuse of cosmetics and/or other products. In other words, please read and follow all instructions carefully to avoid problems or injury!
Other Graftobian Products: Graftobian is a manufacturer of all sorts of makeup. From novelty soap-based Face Painting Makeup called Disguise Stix®, to our Graftobian® Colored & Glitter Premium Hair Sprays and Gels, to our complete line of Theatrical Makeup and Accessories, to our industry best Professional HD Makeup, Graftobian has it all! Ask your dealer about the other fine Graftobian products they carry in their store.