Mermaid Halloween Makeup

Happy (day after) Halloween Lovelies!

Just wanted to post my makeup look to go with my DIY Mermaid Costume.  I’ll link the costume here.

I apologize for the poor quality. My makeup looked so much better in person!

I apologize for the poor quality. My makeup looked so much better in person!

Mermaid

Makeup

Eyes and scales

Colored Contacts – Acuvue Colours in Saphire

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool

Loreal Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea and Burst into Bloom

Nyx Prismatic Shadow in Mermaid

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black

Ardell Medium Black Individual Lashes

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Chocolate

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Gems from local craft store

Ardell Clear Lash Glue

Face

Benefit POREfessional Face Primer

Loreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 106

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer in Tan

Ben Nye Bella Luxury Powder in Banana

Bare Minerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation in Medium Beige

Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Nars Blush in Orgasm

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagn Pop

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! I would love to know what you dressed up for Halloween 🙂

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DIY Mermaid Costume

This year I decided to be a mermaid for Halloween.  Many of the mermaid costumes at the store show off the mid-drift area.  I was really inspired by Kim Kardashian’s high- waisted mermaid skirt.  She slayed it with this costume.

Materials for the Skirt

Mermaid scales fabric.  I bought 1.5 yards from JoAnn Fabric

Old maxi skirt or body con skirt to use as a guide (optional)

Fabric Glue

Scissors

safety pins

needle and thread

Sheer fabric/ tulle for the fin. I bought 2.5 yards

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Materials for the Top

2 large shells.  I bought mine as a seashell bra from the Dollar Store

Base for a top- tank top, crop top, bra, or swimsuit top.  Whatever you choose

glitter

gems

gem glue

Mermaid costume top

Directions for Skirt:

  1. If using an old maxi skirt as a guide, you can leave the skirt long or do what I did, which was cut the skirt to my knees.
  2. Next, pin the fabric onto the skirt.
  3. Once your fabric is secure, glue the fabric onto the top of the skirt by using fabric glue
  4. For extra support, sew the top of the top of the skirt. Making sure the mermaid fabric and skirt are properly attached.
  5. Cut away excess fabric.  I cut mine two inches below my knees.
  6. Cut the fabric you have chosen for the fin into 6-12 inch sections
  7. Pin the fin fabric to the skirt. Making a “V” shape at the bottom of the skirt.  I put more in the front to give it that full effect.
  8. Glue fin fabric to skirt
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Body of the skirt. Cut below knees

Mermaid fin

If you don’t want to make your own skirt but still want to have a maxi skirt with a mermaid vibe you can buy this beautiful one from Windsor. FYI it is $39.90.

Mermaid skirt from Windsor here

Directions for the Top

This is more about your own personal preference.  But this is how I made mine.

  1. Glue your two big shells over tank top
  2. Organize gems and sequences around the top
  3. Glue the gems and sequences on using fabric glue or a hot glue gun
  4. Viola!  You have a classy mermaid costume

mermaid top

Mermaid

“Always be yourself….unless you can be a mermaid..then be a mermaid.”

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