Mermaid Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Dress | Foundation | Bronzer | Highlight | Eye Shadow | Mascara | Eyebrows | Lipstick

Hello gorgeous! I have just returned from the stunning Esterel Resort in Quebec with Marie. We spent the week in a suite with a private balcony overlooking the gorgeous Lake Dupuis and partook in several water activities (swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, etc.) and I’m still in full mermaid mode. While there, I was able to snap a few photos of a mermaid inspired look I got with Luminess Air right next to the rocks on our private beach. I hope you enjoy this nautical look and incorporate it into your summer plans!

Mermaid Inspired Makeup Tutorial:

Step One: Foundation

Mermaids have flawless skin, right? First, use your favorite foundation to even out your skin tone. I used Silk airbrush foundation withLuminess Air Legend Airbrush System for a full coverage, matte finish. I love how this foundation is buildable and stays put throughout the day (without the need for a touch up!).

Step Two: Contour + Highlight 

If mermaids applied makeup, I’m 99.9% sure they would be all about that contour and highlight life. Contouring and highlighting gives the illusion of a slimmer face. First, apply your favorite bronzer under your cheekbones to give yourself chiseled cheekbones. I applied bronzer with my airbrush system beginning from my hairline and spraying towards my lips. Then, I applied a small amount to the sides of my nose to make my nose look smaller. Next up: highlight! Mermaids have glowing skin, so use a pearlized highlighter to add a bit of shimmer to your face. I use Pearlizer Shimmer (P-4) on the bridge of my nose, above my cheekbones and in the centre of my forehead to achieve the perfect summer glow.

Step 3: Eyebrows

Mermaid’s eyebrows are on fleek – always. Create the perfect brow using an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows. Lately I’ve been using the Luminess eyebrow pencil (in dark brown) to fill in the sparse areas of my eyebrows. The spoolie brush on the end of the pencil is the perfect shape to brush out my brows and give them a more natural look.

Step 4: Eye Shadow

Now it’s time to take your mermaid inspired makeup to the next level. Mermaids are famous for their array of jewel toned colors (think purple, green, blue) so it’s time to pull out the fun eyeshadow hues. I used Luminess VIP eye shadow palette as it comes with 36 gorgeous eyes shadow shades in a range of finishes. To begin, I mixed the first two shades in the first vertical row and applied them underneath my eyebrow, in the inner lid and inner lower lash line. This gives the perfect highlight affect by brightening my eyes. Next, I applied the 6th shadow in the 4th vertical row (the turquoise shade!) to my lid and lower lash line. To achieve the most vibrant color possible, I first wet my brush and then dipped it into the eye shadow. I seriously adore this eyeshadow shade. I then mixed the same color with the final shadow in the 5th vertical row (the silver shade) and applied in my crease to create depth.

Step 5: Eyeliner

To up the amp of this look, create a winged liner with black liquid eyeliner. I used my ol’ faithful liquid eyeliner to create a dramatic winged liner. If you prefer less drama, forget the liner and let the eye shadow do all the talking.

Step 6: Mascara

Mermaids have luscious, long lashes. Duh. Lengthen and volumize your lashes with your favorite mascara. Luminess’ mascara has been my go-to for the last few weeks – mostly because of its longwear and the densely bristled wand. It is both long lasting and water resistant (a must for all mermaids frolicking around the water!). I also applied false lashes for extra length. Feel free to skip this step if you have long lashes!

Step 7: Lipstick

Finish off the look with a nude lip. I’ve been living in this lipstick for the past few months. It’s a nearly identical dupe for MAC’s Velvet Teddy lipstick and it comes with a price tag that is pure magic (under $3!).

If you haven’t checked out airbrush makeup, it’s a must try. The staying power is out of this world and it’s the makeup of the prettiest mythical creatures! Check out my favorite airbrush makeup brand’s stunning summer collections here!

Photography by Marie Ernst 

What makeup look do you want to see next?

Thank you to Luminess Air for sponsoring today’s post. As usual, all opinions are mine alone. 

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