Make a Splash This Halloween with These Quick and Easy Mermaid Looks


If you haven’t dreamed of becoming a mermaid at least once in your life, you’re totally lying. As a child, everything from their long, flowing hair to their sparkly scaled tail made me want to go full-on fish. Today, I still strive to channel my inner Ariel—and I can’t be the only one out there! Who says we can’t be part of the underwater world? This Halloween, transform into a mystical sea creature with these quick and easy makeup looks, perfect for day or night!

Mermaid Day Look

Inspired by crystalline waters, this daytime look features an icy blue smoky eye complete with iridescent shadow in the color Sea Siren and glittery liner in the shade I’m Half Mermaid—how fitting!

  1. Using a dense flat brush, apply the shade “Orion” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit onto your entire lid.

  2. Blend the shade “Dusk Teal Dawn” from the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette into the inner corner of your eye, outer “v" and lower lash line

  3. Add the shade Unicorn Tears (Festival palette) to the center of the eyelid, inner eye corner, tear duct and along the bridge of your nose.

  4. Apply Too Faced Glitter Pop! Peel Off Eyeliner in the shade “I’m Half Mermaid” to your upper lash line.

  5. Using your fingertips lightly press Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in the color “Sea Siren” on top of your cheekbones and temples.

  6. Complete the look by patting a small amount of “Sea Siren” to the center of your lips.

Mermaid Night Look

This sparkling, jade-colored smoky eye channels the mysterious nature of deep ocean waters. Finish off the sea-influenced look with lip topper in the shade Mermaid Tears to create fresh-from-the-shore evening glam!

  1. Blend Stila Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow in the shade “Vivid Jade” onto your entire lid and blend outward. Using an angled eyeliner brush add this same shade to your lower lash line.
  2. Add the shade “Fireflies” from the Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eye Shadow Palette right above your cheekbones, temples, tear duct and sides of your forehead.
  3. Mix the two shades from the Stila Jade Shadow Duo and dust a sheer layer along your hairline.
  4. Complete the look by applying Too Faced Mermaid Tears Lip Topper to the center of your pout.

Model: Elaine Whae | Makeup: Tracy Chase