Cat Prosthetic Face Paint Video Tutorial by Athena Zhe

Products Used in the Video



  • Prosthetic by Cinema Secrets
  • Graftobian Translucent Powder
  • Pro Adhesive by Graftobian
  • pax
  • bondo
  • eyelashes

Tips: Always start with a clean face. Make sure that all paints, tools and the work area are all clean. Prepare everything you need before you start.

Step-by-step Instructions


Step 1. Place the cat prosthetic on top of where the prosthetic is supposed to be attached.Contour the edges of the prosthetic with Graftobian Transluscent Powder. This will serve as an indication to where you should put the adhesive.

contour the prosthetic

Step 2. Apply Pro Adhesive inside the contoured area. Place the prosthetic on top of the area with the adhesive.

Step 3. Using some Bondo and a spatula, smoothen the edges.

refine the edges

Step 4. Paint the prosthetic with Pax using a sponge.

Pax the prosthetic.

Step 5. Using a #6 round brush and some Whites Swan, paint white lines on the eyelids and along the eyecreases.

Paint the eye creases.

Step 6. Blend the white color on the skin with a sponge for a smooth transition.

Blend the white paint.

Step 7. Brush Graftobian Transluscent powder, over the prosthetic cat nose.

Step 8. Load your airbrush with White, and brush over the chin, muzzle, forehead and around the eyes.

Spray white stripes.

Step 9. Mix FX Aire white, yellow and red on the airbrush and brush around the face to create cat-like stripes.

Spray orange stripes.

Step 10. Load your airbrush with Deep Golden Highlight to create another batch of stripes.

Spray deep gold stripes.

Step 11. Add some black on the Deep Golden Highlight for a darker shade.

Spray brown stripes.

Step 12. Add more drops of black on the Deep Golden Highlight mixture to create an even darker shade.

Spray darker stripes.

Step 13. Using a small chisel brush and Shocking Pink, paint the nose.

Paint the nose.

Step 14. Using the same brush, paint the lips with MegaGenta.

Paint the lips.

Step 15. With the same brush, paint the lips with Red.

Paint the lips red.

Step 16. With the same brush, paint Eggplant on the edges of the lower lip for some depth.

Finish the lips.

Step 17. Add details on the prosthetic such as whiskers using Fuzzy Bear Brown and #1 round brush.

Paint the whiskers

Step 18. Paint eyelashes on the eyelid using #1 round brush and Black.

Create the eyelashes.

Step 22. Attach fake eyelashes.

Finished Product!


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