DIY Halloween makeup
There are years you go all-out on your costume and years you can’t be bothered. Thankfully, makeup as a costume has become quite the trend itself. If you’ve waited until the last minute for inspiration or just need a quick fix, this tutorial is made for you! All you need is your makeup bag; you can DIY the rest of your costume through colored clothing. Here’s your simple four-step guide to quick and easy mermaid makeup.
Mer-made you look!
Step one: eyes
Using a blending brush, apply a lighter blue shadow in the crease of your eyelid, then a darker blue in the outer corners. Add a shimmery purple color to the center of the lid using your fingers. Next, a blue liquid liner creates a wing across the lash line. Pop on some of your favorite statement-making false eyelashes with long-lasting lash glue. Smoke the bottom line of your eyelashes with some blue eyeshadow to add more definition and dimension, and finish with a few coats of your favorite black or blue mascara.
Step two: face
Instead of using brown or bronzing tones to contour, you will use blue ones. You’ll want to create depth in the face with a lighter and darker color under the cheekbones, across the forehead, and the jawline.
Hold up a fishnet stocking to your face to create scales, then take any blue eyeshadow and sweep it all over. You can do this all over your face or in a few distinct patches. To finish off your face, add an iridescent highlighter on the high points of your face.
Step three: lips
Finish off this look with a bright blue or purple lip color. You may want to prime your lips first to give them a lighter, more neutral base for a brighter color payoff. This can also help your colorful lip last longer. Using a lip brush, carefully paint your lipstick on for more precise lines. Finish with a shiny, clear or shimmery gloss for a wet effect.
Step four: finishing touches
Your mermaid look is almost complete! Using your lash glue, add some rhinestones to your face near the eyes, across the brows, and wherever else you’d like to give the appearance of tiny bubbles. A healthy dose of glitter placed on the center of your eyes, cheekbones, and lips is the pièce de résistance for added sparkle.
And when you’re all done for the night…
When you’re ready to wash off your makeup and hit the hay, reach for a gentle cleanser like LaserAway Beauty Come Clean Purifying Face Wash. And if you’re feeling a little lazy and want to go straight to bed, LaserAway Beauty City Cloths Gentle Cleansing & Makeup Remover Wipes should do the trick. To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, follow up with a high-quality moisturizer, such as LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer. Remember that your makeup is only as good as your skincare.
Make a splash this Halloween
Never underestimate the transformative power of a bit of makeup. With a few tricks and trusty products, you can mesmerize them all this Halloween and prove that sometimes the best costume ideas are already in the bag!