Make A Splash With Mermaid Makeup

People seem to be obsessed with all things fantasy these days, from unicorns to mermaids.  So today’s post will feature the oh so popular mermaid makeup look trend.  Since this look is so fun and colorful, it will be perfect for the upcoming festival season.  If you want to nail the mermaid makeup look, then this is the guide for you, so keep on reading.  

Focus On A Flawless Base

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Mermaids have a flawless base, always.  Well, we don’t know that for sure, but a flawless base is still going to help you rock this look.  Make sure you start with a good primer, foundation, and then conceal under your eyes and any other blemishes.  Tip: using a wet blending sponge is a good way to get a flawless, sheer finish.

Get Your Shimmer On

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Mermaids are always beautiful and shimmery, so highlighter is huge for this look.  Give yourself a generous sweep of your favorite highlighter over your cheekbones, and down the center of your nose.  To really up your highlighter game, don’t be afraid to put a small amount of highlighter under the arch of your brow.  So flattering!

Choose The Right Colors

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It seems like a mermaid’s favorite colors are those jewel toned colors. Think like yellow, blue, pink, purple, etc.  Use colors that remind you of the sea, but don’t be afraid to get creative.  Keep it bright!  

Use An Iridescent Eyeshadow

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There are so many iridescent products out there right now, like those from Jouer cosmetics and other great companies. Iridescent eyeshadow can be swept all over the lid to create the most gorgeous mermaid effect you’ve ever seen. Tip: wet your brush or finger first to get an even more intense look!

Do Something Different With Your Lips

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Guess what?  Now, metallic, glittery,  iridescent lips are popular too!  You don’t have to follow this bold lip look if you don’t want to, but it’ll definitely help you to stand out even more for a festival or concert.

Make Your Eyebrows Stand Out

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Who says you have to have boring brown or blonde eyebrows?  Make your eyebrows stand out by making them purple, or even green.  You can contrast them with your eyeshadow to create a really fun look!

Use Glitter and Sparkle

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Use large pieces of glitter and sparkle to create an amazing mermaid look.  You can dab pieces under your eye and in the corner to get a super beautiful mermaid effect.

Get Creative With Shadows And Netting

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If you really want to take the mermaid look to the next level, you can use netting and eyeshadows of different colors to create scales on your face.  Don’t cover your entire face; simply have some near your hairline and over your forehead to give yourself just enough scales to look like a  gorgeous mermaid.

I promise, if you use these tips you’ll make a splash with your mermaid makeup.  Every once was in a while it is fun to experiment with a colorful makeup look.  What are your thoughts about the mermaid makeup trend?  Have you rocked this look?  Let me know your thoughts below.  Talk soon!


  1. March 8, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Seriously so pretty, but I could never pull it off. Everyone else, yes! (: haha!

  2. March 15, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I’m obsessed with everything highligter. My skills are not that good to make a mermaid look tho

  3. March 17, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Absolutely obsessed with this idea, I’ve never seen this before reading your blog post, so cool!!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Mary x

  4. March 20, 2017 / 12:41 am

    Love these looks.. maybe for a themed party though!! Haha.

  5. March 20, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Love these looks. Wish I had the skills to try it out for a costume party one day! 🙂

  6. Carty
    March 22, 2017 / 2:55 am

    OMG that pic is soooooo cute!!! It will bring out the girly girly in me. You will like to see more fashion from here.

  7. March 22, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Oh so beautiful:) Hope you are having a jolly good week, sweetie.

  8. August 3, 2017 / 11:35 am

    Love these looks.. possibly for a themed party though!Absolutely fixated on this thought, I’ve never observed this perusing your blog entry, so cool

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