How to Paint a Cat Face: Top 3 Videos & Tutorials for Beginners

Not sure how to paint a cat face? These video tutorials will take you step by step to show you just how fun and easy it is to paint a cat face. Perfect for a Halloween costume, a cat face isn't just a cat eye - it can be MUCH more than that!

In every event, you can be sure that someone will want to have a cat design face painted on their face. That's how popular cats are in the face painting world!

Today, we'll look at a few different cat face painting tutorials that will guide us through the entire process from A to Z. You'll learn:

  • how to face paint a cat nose
  • how to face paint cat whiskers
  • how to paint a cat on a child and yourself
  • and much,much more!

Let's get to it right meow!

3 Cat Face Paint Tutorials

#1. Easy Cat Face Tutorial:

This cat face video tutorial is easy to follow along to, and only takes minutes to do. Perfect for those who don't have much time, or restless kids!


Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Using a round brush, put a white face paint outline for cat ears on the forehead and continue with white face paint down the nose and upper lip; leave space over eyebrows. Make little whisker shapes above the mouth.

Step 2: Rinse a round brush, and use it to apply pink face paint in a triangle on the end of nose. Use the same color and fill inside of cat ears, over the eyelids and over the eyes.

Step 3: Use black face paint and a fine brush to outline the whiskers. Add a line down from the bottom of the nose to the mouth, and add three dots on either side. Outline around the ears in black face paint.

Step 4: Using a small brush, highlight around the pink eyes with white face paint. Use white sparkles on the ear area and the nose.

Products Used in the Video

Amerikan Body Art Glitter - Holographic White (Sheer)
Ruby Red White 100 Face Paint
Ruby Red Black 150 Face Paints
Ruby Red Pink Face Paints - Bubble Gum 207
Paradise Wide Chisel Brush (1/2")

#2. Split Cake Cat Face Video

This is another fun little video tutorial that showcases the different colors you can use when creating a cat face. This is especially great for those who love to use split cake paints.

Products used in the video : 

Kryvaline Large Split Cakes - Summer Sunset (1.76 oz/50 gm)
Kryolan Pink Aquacolor - UV-Dayglow Pink
Wolfe Black Face Paints - Black 010
PartyXplosion White Aqua Face Paint - White
Flat Brushes
Round Brushes

#3. Easy 3 Step Kitty

Looking for something that isn't time consuming and doesn't require a lot of paints? This easy 3 step kitty is SO easy to do, that anyone can pull it off! Follow along with the tutorial to recreate this adorable design.

3 Step Kitty

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1: Load your white on your sponge and make a triangle shape ( this design is much like my fox design, which goes more in depth on how to place your ears and such)

Step 2: Load your #2 brush with DFX Pink and Start making lines in the ears and for the nose you need to make a very subtle U shape on your nose and carry it down to the end ( if they have itchy just end at the tip)

Step 3/Final: Now Add your detail with your #2 brush and DFX black, add the whiskers and outline the ears and nose, a couple dots and a line from the nose to the mouth.

Products Used:

Sponge, #2 brushes (if you have one color source and want to be faster if not you only need one)

DFX white, pink, and black

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