Beauty

13 Days of Halloween Makeup- Mermaid

Hello everyone! My next look in the series “13 Days of Halloween Makeup” is that of a mermaid! I was extremely excited to explore the concept of scales and making my very first mermaid crown!

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Time: 30 minutes + 30 minutes (crown)

Difficulty: 5/10

I made my crown earlier today, and used a combination of sea shells, pearls, and gemstones to create such an imaginative and dreamy prop. For the makeup, I used a light shade of foundation. After determining that my desired colour palette would consist of a pacific blue and a shimmery aquamarine, I moved on to the eyes. I did a typical smoky eyes, covering my whole lids my aquamarine, which gradated into pacific blue. I added a pearl white to the inner corners and just under my brow bones for highlight. I then continued the aquamarine underneath my lower lash line. I lined my upper waterline with a black eyeliner pencil, and added an adhesive gemstone in the inner corners of my eyes as ornamentation. Next, I used a fishnet plastic wrap (this can easily be found around wine bottles), and held it in place on the desired areas of my face. I patted down the aquamarine and pacific blue eyeshadows, as to imprint this intricate pattern on my skin. Be sure not to sweep your brush as pigment could get under the plastic mesh. Just pat you brush perpendicularly to the surface of the skin. I finalized this look my adding the same two eyeshadows colours to my lips, without following their natural shapes as to make it seem smeared by water.

I hope you enjoy this makeup look as much as I do!

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