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Mermaid Inspired Eye Makeup Tutorial

Updated on November 6, 2013
mermaid eyes
mermaid eyes

Mermaid makeup

Mermaid eye makeup is so much fun. Make your eyes sparkle with the colors of the ocean using this look. This is a great look for a mermaid costume or toned down a bit for casual day wear. If you like mermaids the ocean or just glamorous looking makeup you will love this look.

Ocean inspired colors
Ocean inspired colors

Choosing the right colors

This depends entirely on your skin tone and color preferences. When picking out mermaid colors keep in mind the colors of the ocean. This means greens, blues, turquoise colors shimmers sparkles maybe some gems to add the look of sparkly water. You will need to choose one main color. Once you have chosen this color for example a deep green then you will want to choose a mint green to blend it with and then a pastel or cream shade to blend with that color. You will need three colors of eye shadow in all.


What you will need

  • Eye shadow
  • Fake lashes
  • Eye liner
  • Lash glue
  • Gems (optional)
  • shimmer or glitter
  • Eye lash curler

Applying makeup
Applying makeup

How to apply

  • First take the white or cream color and apply it to the center of your eyelid apply from lash line to just below the brow but it should be thickest near the lash line.
  • Take your darkest color and apply in the center crease.
  • Take your medium color and fill in the empty space.
  • Blend the colors as much as you can
  • With eyeliner draw a thin line on your eyelid right above the lash line.
  • Apply eyeliner to your water line as well.
  • Take the medium color from below and apply a little right underneath where you put the liner.
  • Now apply the false lashes.
  • Curl the false lashes.
  • Apply mascara
  • Use the lash glue to apply gems try above the brow or just on the corners of your eyes.
  • Apply shimmer or glitter to highlight the lightest areas.


Some more ideas

You can try adding some more fun little mermaid accessories like sequin scales or draw some on or maybe try putting some blue or green streaks in your hair. Try to use accessories that look like they could be from the sea like an emerald green scarf or a headband with some shells. These little details will really make your eyes stand out and complete the mermaid look.


Casual mermaid eyes

If you are looking for something a little more tame but still mermaid inspired no worries it is even easier than the costume look.

What you will need

  • Three eye shadow colors that coordinate
  • Mascara
  • Eye lash curler
  • Eye liner

What to do

  • Apply the lightest shade of shadow to the center part of the ball of your eye.
  • Apply the darkest color shadow to the crease of your eye.
  • Then use the medium shadow to fill the blank spaces.
  • Blend the colors as much as you can.
  • Now apply your eyeliner to your water line
  • Apply mascara to you lashes

For a casual day look you can add some light lipstick and maybe a clear gloss and you will have a complete mermaid inspired look.

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      BuyMeBeauty 2 years ago

      Sooo pretty!! I've used Revlon Diamond eye shadow before and I bet one in a green or blue shade would work perfectly for this mermaid look and would look great with some gems.