Step by Step Guide - Creating the Perfect Mermaid Look

Posted on 28 September 2016

CREATING THE PERFECT MERMAID LOOK
Makeup & text by Jamie Fawn

In this tutorial we will show you how to easily create a mermaid look in a few easy steps.

STEP 1: 
PREP FACE AND APPLY FOUNDATION

This is step is truly important in getting that high quality look. 
1. Apply the moisturizer to the face and let it soak in
2. Apply a thin layer of Senna Moisture Drop Gel Primer
3. Custom mix foundation to match skin 

To complete this step we used the following products:
Moisturizer Embryolisse Lait Crème
Moisturizer
 
SENNA MOISTURE DROP GEL PRIMER
Primer
Foundation Palette

STEP 2: 
CONTOUR HOLLOW OF CHEEKS, JAWLINE, NECK AND FOREHEAD

Add depth to the face by correctly applying the following contouring techniques.

1. Before you choose your color do a swatch checking if the highlight color will stand out enough from the base color. Do this until you are happy with the result.
2. Contour the sides of the nose with your base color starting with the inner brow area down the sides of the nose to slim and sculpt the width of the bridge.
3. Next contour the jawline; start just under the ear lobe, then follow the jawline half way to the chin. This will create a slimming shadow.
4. Next contour the upper 1/3 of the forehead area at the hair line fading it out at the lower edges.
5.  Using an angled blusher brush, blend contour into the hollow of your cheekbones. 

To complete this step we used the following products
MORPHE - 35U - MULTI-COLOR SHIMMER PALETTE
The blue base
Morphe Master Pro Brush Collection
Contouring large areas
M402 (Bristle Type: Sable / Bristles: 1 7/8" / Full Length: 8")
SIGMA BRUSHES FOR FACE F05 - Small Contour
Contouring smaller areas
F05 (Bristle Type:  SigmaTech® Fibers: 1 1/2" / Full Length: 7 1/2")
(Bristle Type: Full Length: 7 5/16")

STEP 3: 
ADDING SCALES

1. To add scales first pull fishnet pantyhose over face, this will act as your stencil for the scales. Use the same highlighter color used to highlight the rest of the face but this time mix with Inglot Duraline to create a paste.
2. Stipple the highlighter onto face over the pantyhose.

To complete this step we used the following products:
MORPHE - 35U - MULTI-COLOR SHIMMER PALETTE
Highlighter 
INGLOT DURALINE
Mix with eyeshadow to create paste
MORPHE MASTER PRO BRUSH COLLECTION
Used to stipple the highlighter paste
M173 - Mini Buffer (Bristle Type: Synthetic / Bristles: 1" / Full Length: 7 1/8")


STEP 4: 
ADDING HIGHLIGHTS & SHADOWS

Next, highlight & add eye shadow.

1. Highlight the bridge of the nose, upper cheekbones and cupids bow using a small fan Morphe brush.
2. Add eye-shadow to the crease of the eye and smoke out the lower lash line using the same base color.

To complete this step we used the following products:

 MORPHE - 35U - MULTI-COLOR SHIMMER PALETTE

Highlighter 


MORPHE - SET 684 - 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET

Brushes used in this step

MORPHE - SET 684 - 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET

7 - Small Fan: Bristles 1 ¼” Full Length 6 ¾” Bristle Type: Goat (Highlight)

9 - Oval Shadow: Bristles ½” Full Length 6” Bristle Type: Sable (Crease)

8 - Pencil Brush: Bristles 3/8” Full Length 6" (lower lash line)



STEP 5: 
DEFINE BROWS AND ADD LASHES

 

Define brows, add lashes, highlight eyelids and inner tear duct area

1. Line the bottom curve of the brow softly filling in the brow with light strokes.
2.  Adding lashes: 
  A. Measure the lashes to your eye.
  B. Cut the lashes just a little longer than the lash line.
  C. Line your lash with  Duo lash glue.   
  D. Let the glue dry for about 4 seconds before you attach them.
  E. Attach them using tweezers grabbing the lashes in the middle.
3. To brighten the eyes highlight the eyelids and tear duct area using the same color used to highlight the cheeks. (Morphe 35U Palette)

To complete this step we used the following products:

VISEART 12-COLOR BROW AND EYESHADOW PALETTE

Defining brows

Viseart’s Color Brow and Eyeshadow Palette

MORPHE PRO EDITION BRUSH COLLECTION

Brush used to define brows

Morphe Pro Edition Collection M158 - Angle Liner/Spoolie

Dou Lash Adhesive

Glue

Dou Lash Adhesive

Sugarpill Lashes

Sugarpill Lashes

MORPHE - SET 684 - 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET
Brushes used to highlight eyelid

MORPHE - SET 684 - 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET

9. Oval Shadow:  Bristle Type: Sable / Bristles: 3/8" / Full Length: 6 1/4"


STEP 6

FILL IN LIPS AND ADD EYELINER

 

Add finishing touches to the lips and the eyes.

1. Apply Face Atelier lip glaze in Primrose on the lips.
2. For the final step line both upper and lower waterline and tightline top lashline with Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #87.

To complete this step we used the following products:

Primrose by Face Atelier
Lips
MORPHE - SET 684 - 18 PIECE PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SET
Brushes used for lips
4. Lip: Bristles 3/8" Full Length 6" Bristle Type: Synthetic
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel
Eyeliner
MORPHE MASTER PRO BRUSH COLLECTION
Used to apply eyeliner

 

 


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