Halloween Mystical Mermaid Makeup
Growing up, I was completely fascinated by mermaids. Actually, I wanted to be one. This Halloween, I’m going to get pretty close! I’ve wanted to dress up as a mermaid for years, but I could never get the look quite right. I didn’t want a store bought costume, but I wasn’t sure how to make my own. So this year, when I found a floor length teal sparkly dress, I could finally see the whole picture. So I bought two, took them home and came up with two looks, modeled by my friend and I. They are conceptually the same, but use different colors to embody different kinds of mermaids.
My look has kind of a dark old glamour feel. I wanted to look like one of those evil singing sirens that used their voices to sink ships and lure sailors to their deaths. Hey, it’s Halloween, right? I had to be a little scary in my own way.
I used more pink and purple tones for my friend’s look and finished everything off with fluffy curls and lots of glitter. Her look is perfect for someone who wants to appear a bit girlier.
No matter what type of mermaid you’re going to be this Halloween, hopefully this tutorial inspires you to create something mesmerizing!
Let’s get started:
1. Make your skin appear flawless. This is the time to break out your full coverage foundation, concealer and powder. We want to create a blank canvas for the mermaid makeup to go over.
2. Fill in your eyebrows and contour lightly
** Use whichever colors fit your costume best. Everything I mention is a suggestion!
1. Apply an eye shadow primer
2. Add a teal shade to the lid
3. Blend a reddish purple above the teal and extend outward
4. Use a shimmery white to highlight the inner corner and under the browbone
5. Bring the teal under the eye and add a little gray or black to smoke it out
6. Using black liquid eyeliner, create a thick wing
7. Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes
8. Apply dramatic lashes to your top lashline
9. Add single or trio lashes along your lower lashline
1. Find a scale stencil or cut up some fishnet tights for a DIY version
2. Apply the scales on each side of your face along your temples on one side and the side of your chin on the other side.
3. Choose your color palette (I’ll use my teal version as an example)
a. Hold the stencil against your skin and try not to let it move around too much
b. Use a fluffy brush/powder brush to apply the most color in the center
c. Blend outward
d. Either use a lighter touch as you move outward or switch to a lighter teal/green (the gradient makes the fade into your skin less harsh)
4. Use a large fluffy brush to lightly tap a shimmery pigment or glitter over scales
5. Optional: Add the pigment to cheekbones (if there are no scales on that portion of your skin) and down the bridge of the nose for a strong highlight
1. Line lips with a black pencil and feather slightly inward
2. Fill in lips with a dark purple or red lipstick
3. Blot together and blend as necessary to create a seamless ombre lip
1. Create tight curls with a wand
2. Wait until cool and brush out
3. Apply texture spray
4. Tease lightly
5. Create a deep side part
6. Twist each side loosely back and pin with seashell clips
1. Create waves with a 1 ¼ in curling iron
2. Brush out lightly
3. Tease for extra volume
4. Make a side part
5. To create the volume in the front, tease the bang section and then use the comb to smooth over the top and mold into the shape you want.
6. Clip back both sides with seashell clips
You’re all done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have an absolutely enchanted Halloween.
After you have mastered this under the sea look, try pairing it with one of our Faviana dresses. It will make the perfect staple piece to your mermaid glam look.
Style No. 7581 is a stunning bodycon, sequin, cut-out dress that perfectly compliments your choice of mermaid hair and make-up. It will be a total head turner.
This Faviana dress, style no. S7524, screams mermaid. The top piece isn’t seashells but the rhinestone-embellishment will do the job, if not better. The two-piece glamour green dress will be a show stopper.