Halloween is only a few days away, beauties! If you’re still undecided on a costume and can’t fathom going the gory route with your makeup, then we invite you to join us under the sea as a mermaid princess. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you should transform into a scary character. Halloween gives you liberty to be pretty much anything your heart desires, so if you feel like being a pretty mermaid, then so be it!
What you’ll need:
Cut-up Fishnet stockings
Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Violet
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como
Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Body
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pure Pigment in Magenta
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Nori
Eco Brow in Penelope
Ardell Lashes 105 Black
Jewel stickers from Michael's
When it comes to creating mermaid scales on your face, it can be a little tricky working with fishnet. You can try and put it over your face bandit-style, but then you risk removing some of the defined lines when you take it off. If you have someone who can help you, simply cut a piece of fishnet and have them hold the netting tightly across your face as you blend your colors in. We recommend using different shades of eye shadow to create iridescent, authentic-looking mermaid scales. Use smaller eye shadow brushes to blend in your colors carefully. On the cheekbones, we suggest using a darker shade to contour and define with.
If you’re always shying away from vibrant colors when it comes to your makeup, this is the perfect costume to break out of your shell and get experimental! For our mermaid’s eyes and lips, we decided to go a little monochromatic with bright, eye-catching purple tones. To complete our mermaid, we placed jewel stickers near her eyes for a magical finish. You can find a variety of colors, shapes and sizes at your local craft store. Don’t be afraid to try this look with different color schemes, too.
Don't think you can do this look at home? Call our Newport Beach location and book an appointment with Vanessa!
Happy Halloween, everyone! xo
Liz Cabrera is a skin care enthusiast who has worked at Planet Beauty for 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Long Beach. She has a love for film, jazz and the Humor boards on Pinterest.