Oct 22

Mermaid/Sea Princess/Aquatic Girl Halloween Makeup

Posted 5 years ago - by: Kate Faulhaber

Eyes- As always, I primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion. I also applied tape to create sharp edges. As I always do, I took Urban Decay Naked eye shadow and blended that into my crease for a transition shade. I felt that the colors on my eyes needed to be bold and bright. For another base to brighten the color, I used NYX Eye Shadow Base in White on the lid only. On top, I applied MAC Steamy. For the crease shade, I used Gonzo from the Urban Decay Electric Palette. I blended that out more for a more….I don’t know just because it’s dramatic and I can. To further blend and create a gradient, I applied Freak from the Electric Palette. The brow bone highlight is Dayglo from the Kat Von D Esperanza palette. I brought more of Gonzo and Freak towards my hairline for a more dramatic look. Then, I applied a NYX black eye liner on my upper waterline and Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister eye liner on the lower waterline. For the liner on the top lash line, I used NYX Studio liquid liner in Extreme Purple. On the lower lash line I went a WEE bit crazy. I began with highlighting my inner corner with Day Glo. Then on the inner half of my lower lash line I applied Freak, then Gonzo from the same Electric palette on the outer half and blending it out. In the outer crease of my eye I applied Chaos from the Electric Palette. For mascara, I applied a heavy coat of Clinique Lash Doubling mascara. If you want, you can apply dramatic or even colored false lashes, but I have none. So loads of mascara will do.

Brows- I applied Gonzo to the inner half and Chaos to the tail.

Face- I applied a new foundation! Today I’ve used L’Oreal True Match foundation in N1 Soft Ivory. If you want, you could also do a blue or green face paint from your face down to your chest for a less human-like mermaid. But, I don’t have any soooooo my regular foundation will do. I set my foundation and concealer with my NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat powder foundation in Nude. Now, this all sounds very basic. SO BASIC. But, the contouring, highlighting and other detail work will be what gives us a more oceanic feel to the makeup. I got out my Urban Decay Electric Palette once again. I took the shade Gonzo on a smaller fluffy face brush and began to apply this on the hollows on my cheek bones. For a “blush”, I took Archangel from the Esperanza palette and used that same contour brush to further blend the Gonzo shade up. The teal-tinged highlight that I used is actually the same eye shadow from the Kat Von D Esperanza palette called Dayglo. It just looks like a shimmery white but it has a teal duochrome. I applied this on my cheeks, my forehead, above my lips, and down my neck. I would actually recommend applying this on your chest and shoulders as well for your costume.

The scales on my forehead were actually a lot easier to achieve than one would think! I took a cheap fishnet stocking from the Halloween store and put it over my face. I got a smaller face brush and used that to apply Chaos at the hairline and blended down. Then, I used Gonzo to continue the blue hue to my brows. Then on the bridge of my nose, I applied Freak. I carefully removed the fishnet and bah-BAM! Scales, girl!

Lips- You have many lip options. For a mermaid look, I say the brighter the better! But, I wanted a blue lip. I applied NYX Macaron Lippie in Blue Velvet. I wanted more…OOMF I guess haha. So I took a fluffy eye brush and patted on Day Glo in the center.


Hope you enjoyed! This was very fun to do and you can really use any color scheme you like best. Keep sending questions and requests! Love you all.


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