Rock n’ Roll Series – Recreating the Makeup of Kiss |Peter Criss’s ‘The Catman’ Makeup look

In this installment of my ‘Recreating The Makeup of Kiss’ mini series, I’m going to be sharing with you my recreation of Peter Criss’s ‘The Catman’ makeup look. I could have recreated a number of looks that have been a part of Kiss’s long music career but I decided to go for the original lineup and looks that the members of Kiss are most known for or more iconic you could say. That’s why I also choose to also recreate Peter Criss’s ‘Catman’ makeup look.

Makeup Recreation & Photography by Erin Applebee

Recreating Peter Criss’s The Catman Makeup Look

While this look , looks like it might be pretty simple I felt like it was among the more difficult to recreate, because there are more elements to this look, and creating that symmetry was quite difficult. For this look I wanted to include green and gold elements to the eyes as I had seen this in a couple of photos of Peter Criss and I knew I wanted to include a different colour for each look, so this seemed like the right course of action to take. For the nose I added silver because again I had seen this as a integral part of recreating this look and I finished of the look with a red lip just like in photos I had seen as well.

I felt like this look took me the longest to finish because of that symmetry and I found it quite difficult to acheive but never the less I like how it came out and I’m grateful that I gave it a go.


For my outfit I wore a customized faux leather vest from Temp that I have customized with studs and painted angel wings on the back, I put this on over the top of a black nylon dress with sheer panel in the front, I also wore some fish net stockings, black boots and a statement necklace. I finished of this look with a green ombre wig to match with the green on the eyes.


Like with my recreation of Gene Simmons look I didn’t have any props for this one, so I just took a couple of fashion pics.

Makeup details:

What I Used:


  • Toofaced Cosmetics – Born This Way Foundation
  • Essence Cosmetics – All About Matte Fixing Powder


  • Black pencil eyeliner (to mark out shapes)
  • Nyx Professional Cosmetics – Jumbo Pencil in Milk
  • Morphe – 35b Artistry Palette | shade: Apple Cider
  • Australis Cosmetics – Metal & Matte Eyeshadow palette | shade: Fame
  • Gold loose pigment mixed with Nyx Pigment Primer
  • Colourpop – gel pot eyeliner in Swerve (eyes & face)
  • Bys Cosmetics – Rebel Eyeshadow palette | shades: Courageous (eyes) & Boss (nose)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills – Moonchild Glow Kit | shade Lucky Clover
  • Nyx Professional Cosmetics Epic Ink Liner
  • Chi Chi Cosmetics – faux lashes in Claudia

Face: Nyx Professional Cosmetics – Hd blush in taupe


  • Essence Cosmetics – lip liner in Femme Fatale
  • Toofaced Cosmetics – Liquified Matte Lipstick | shade: Cinnamon Bear LE Holiday 2018

Watch Me Recreate Peter Criss’s The Catman Makeup Look

Check out how I recreated this look in the video below.

I hope you enjoyed this post, If you would like to see more images from this series check out my instagram accounts (personal & beauty) for additional photos, I also have a dedicated Story Highlight on both accounts for this series. If you want to know more about this series check out my first post where I give an introduction as well as my inspiration for this series and I also share my recreation of Paul Stanley’s ‘The Star Child’ makeup.

If you would like to check out all the posts from my ‘Rock n’ Roll’ makeup series you can find them all here.

Until next time, I hope you have a lovely day.

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Music credits (for video):

Elevators Need Rock Too by Spence

Demilitarized Zone & Gut Check by Ethan Meixsell

Jack’s Garage by Midnight North

Music sourced from the Youtube Audio Library.

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