Hi cutiepies !
Here's a makeup tutorial for all of you who wants to be mermaids during Halloween. We (mermaids) might not look as dangerous. But we do lure stray sailors in to the dept of the ocean, so watch out ! :*
I'm not going to post what makeup I use again since I did it last time. (I'm using the same stuff to do this.) So if you want some information about what products I use, check it out here.
Let's Start ! ^_^
Don't forget to sing the "mermaid song" while you do this makeup !
Okay, so. I start out by putting my lenses on, moisturise my face and then putting my base makeup on. This is what it looks like. Naked, I know. But the lenses are really pretty at least ! ^_^;
After doing that I put on a wig-cap all over my face. (I do have more than one, so yeah.) If you don't have a wig-cap you don't use you can take a pair of fish-net stockings. They works just as good. Just make sure it sits pretty "tight" around your face. And yes, you look really silly, haha ! If you (like me) have piercings, make sure they don't get stuck in the net !
Time to start the whole makeup ! I chose some green eyeshadow to start out with. I used a makeup-sponge (brushes works good too) and dabbed the eyeshadow around my face. After doing the green shadows I did the same with blue shadows and also with some purple ones. This is suppose to be "fish scales". When you're happy with the amount of color and the colors itself you can take of the wig-cap/stocking.
This is how it will look ! (sorry for the kind of "blurry" picture. D:) But hopefully you get the picture, eheh.
Eyebrow time ! I actually kind of "cheat" when I don't feel like doing my eyebrows and spend a lot of time on them. I have "pre-done" stenciles I use to get the brows kind of good looking fast. I start out with the light purple, then some light blue (blend them together) and i finish with the same green as i used around my face. (Actually, the three colors I use on my eyebrows are the same as the ones I use around my face.) If you do have natural eyebrows don't worry. You can still paint them like this. They will be a bit darker, but it will still work ! ^_^
Time for eyeshadow ! I start out by putting a white shimmering shadow in the inner corners of my eyes. Then I add the purple to about half of my eyelid. After that I add the blue shadow in the outer corners of my eyes and work it towards the inner corners and out on the bridge of my nose. But I don't stop there. I "drag" the color down the sides of my nose to contour it and make it appear more "sharp". When that is done (and well blended) I add some white shimmering eyeshadow underneath my eyebrows to highlight and a kind of "champagne" color (also shimmering) to the middle of my nose-bridge. I really hope you do get what I'm trying to explain since I'm not that well at explaining things. Not even in Swedish, haha.. ^_^
More shadows, Hurraaaay ! ^_^ I carry on by using the purple underneath my eyes and blending it out towards my cheekbones.
Then I mark right underneath my cheekbones with the same purple. And I also highlight my cheekbones with the same "champagne" color that I used on my nose.
Eyeliner ! I do the "usual" cat-eye liner on my eyelid and kind of the same thing but upside-down underneath my eyes. In this step I also mark my waterline with a white waterline-pencil. I also put some light blue glitter-eyeliner on my eyebrows and some loose cosmetic glitter on my eyeshadows on my eyelid.
When all that is done I take some black eyeshadow and blend out the eyeliner underneath my eye. It looks kind of "dramatic" and much, but it's supposed to do ! I also add some white shimmering eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes, blending it downwards to get a really dramatic look.
Now we're getting somewhere ! I add some extra painted eyelashes with black eyeshadow both to the outer cornes of my eyes as well as underneath the eye. More drama ! Since we really want those sailors we need to look like we have really thick lashes and beautiful big eyes. Just so make sure they won't resist us. (;
Rhinestone-time ! ^_^ To make this look complete and really outstanding you can use rhinestones and other decoration-stones to do different "patterns" and stuff on your forhead and underneath your eyes. I Used stones that looks like pearls (after all, Mermaids do live in the ocean !) and a big heart-shaped stone between my eyebrows. Some shiny rhinestones underneath my eyes and some in the inner corner of my eyes. (Did you know that the stones in the inner corners of your eyes and other shiny things around your eyes and face makes you look more awake ? ^_^) As usual I glue the stuff on with my eyelash-glue.You can also paint some patterns on with a sparkling eyeliner if you want to ! Use your imagination and fantasy !
And last but not least, the eyelashes. I put mascara on (on both upper and lower lashes) before I put the falsies on. It's easier that way sine the lashes are so long. And yes, I have falsies both underneath and above my eyes to make the whole look as dramatic as possible.
Add some color of your choice to your lips and voilá ! You're done ! :D I also added a wig to this look. (A rhapsody one.) I would suggest getting a pastel-colored one from +UNIQSO. One of the most mermaid ones they have is the "rhapsody" alike Lolita Wig I. It would look gorgeous with this look !
Good luck luring the stray sailors your way ! ;)
Okay, so i found this thing... And I have no idea of what it is or what it's used for....
I've never seen anything like it. Like.. It looks so weird. But at least it's shiny ! Urgh, still no clue of what this is...
Oh, wait !! I got it ! It's a thing for your hair. You brush it with this weird thing. I think it's called a dinglehopper. Yeah, that's right. A dinglehopper ! It works wonders with my hair, haha ! n_n
(Picture is a link directly to the lenses !)
Thank you so much for watching ! And if you do decide to try this makeup on, don't forget to tag me (raiinb0wh0e) on instagram and twitter. or do a hashtag #raiinb0wh0e on instagram and twitter ! n_n You can also check some other Halloween makeup inspirations here.
Good luck, and have fun ! :*