Transform into a Mermaid With This Ghoulish Glam Halloween Makeup Tutorial
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Transform into a Mermaid With This Ghoulish Glam Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Hey boo! Halloween is nearly here, and we’re feeling pretty prepared. From awesome group Halloween costumes to Disney princess costume inspo, we’ve got you covered in the dress-up department. While costumes are great, it’s fun to create epic looks with makeup on Halloween too — which is exactly what popular YouTuber Brianna Fox did this year.

Her seriously fab glam mermaid Halloween makeup look blends ghoulish with gorgeous. Take a peek at the step-by-step tutorial below and watch her in-depth video to learn exactly how to recreate this look.

Step 1: Fill in your brows with a deep purple shadow like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in M928 Eggplant.

Step 2: Apply a light purple eyeshadow like Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Wisteria to the eyes, blending it up to the creases, and down your nose.

Step 3: Highlight the high points of the eyes (the lid) and face (your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and chin) with Milk Makeup Holographic Stick ($28) in Supernova.

Step 4: Intensify the eyes with eyeshadows that are dark and metallic, like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in M928 Eggplant, Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Boo Berry, Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Mermaid and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ($40) in Moonchild.

Step 5: Contour and highlight the face using unconventional contour products: eyeshadow and highlighter! Turn to Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Wisteria, Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in M928 Eggplant and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ($40) in Moonchild.

Step 6: Add a dramatic winged eyeliner using MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline ($17) in Waveline, a slightly shimmery navy blue shade.

Step 7: Apply the same steps you used on your eyelids to your lower lash line for a dreamy effect using Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Wisteria, Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in M928 Eggplant and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ($40) in Moonchild.

Step 8: Add glitter to the bottom lash line. Prep the area by applying NYX Glitter Primer ($6) to ensure the sparkles won’t budge and smudge. Then apply Glitter Injections ($9) in Pure Goddess with a flat brush. Top it all off with a pair of falsies like Velour Silk Lashes ($23) in Full of It.

Step 9: Apply a shimmery pink lipstick like Jouer Hydrating Lipstick ($24) in Kate as a base. Pat on Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Boo Berry and Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6) in Mermaid on top to add dimension.

Step 10: Highlight and contour the neck and chest using Kryolan Professional Make-Up Body Make-Up Powder Iridescent ($14) in Aubergine G, Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in M928 Eggplant and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ($40) in Moonchild.

Step 11: Create gills on the arms (you are a mermaid, after all!) using Cinema Secrets Liquid Latex ($4+) and a cotton ball — you’ll def want to check out the video tutorial for this portion of the look. Pat on a sheer wash of Too Faced Born This Way Foundation ($39) to make those gills blend right into your skin. Top off the gills with NYX Cosmetics Studio Finishing Powder Translucent Finish ($10) to make everything stay in place. Add definition to the gills by applying Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush ($21) in M928 Eggplant underneath each gill for shape.

Step 12: Finally, add the finishing touches to your glamorous mermaid look by adding rhinestones from a craft store, like Michael’s Darice Rhinestone Stickers ($2), on your upper cheekbones.

And there you have it! You are officially an epic mermaid, just in time for Halloween!

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