Today I wanted to create a fun, mermaid inspired look with a dark twist. Since going pink (you can see how I went pink here) I’ve felt a little more mermaid than human. It’s made me want to plunge into braiding and try new looks out somewhat. I think a new doe does that to you for the first few weeks, it’s pretty refreshing ey!? Who wants to see how I got to this dramatic makeup look? Read on..
STEP ONE EYES – you can read my soul with these
For my eyes I decided to opt for a very modest four colours. I used three from the ‘Run Boy Run‘ palette and I used the deep pigmented red from the Sleek ‘All Night Long’ palette in 429. In the run boy run palette I started from light to dark applying the two pastel pink colours and the mink brown colour to the lids (darkening the outer kids). I swept the red from the Sleek palette underneath my eyes to create a mysterious mermaid look. I highlighted under the brow bone with the Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter in ‘Golden Lights’.
STEP TWO ~ STROBE ALL NIGHT LONG – Everyone has to love a highlighter especially to capture the Mermaid Goddess within you.
I mainly switched up between two highlighters the Makeup Revolution Baked highlighter in‘Golden Lights’ and the dupe for the benefit high beam which is ‘high lights’ from Technic, you can grab this on Ebay for an amazing £3 instead of a hefty price of £19.50. I managed to pick this up for around £3 from Bodycare – I know, What. A. Bargain!
STEP THREE – OMBRÉ MY LIPS
For this lip look I used the Makeup Revolution Lipstick in the colour ‘Atomic Make Me Tonight’ which is a gorgeous deep, dark brown. A dark twist added to this shimmering Mermaid inspired look. I topped the middle sections in the Makeup Revolution baked highlighter in‘Golden Lights’ I mentioned earlier. This is the perfect product to create an ombré touch with added dimension you wouldn’t normally get in a lipstick. You can check out my latest YouTube vid on ‘The Most Affordable Dramatic Lipsticks’ here.
STEP FOUR – IT’S IN THE STRONG BROWS
No dramatic makeup look is completed without a good ol’ strong brow. That brow game needs to be strong. I used the Benefit ‘Goof Proof‘ pen which I’m currently OBSESSED with! It’s super easy to apply and gives a great strong, arch.
What kind of colours inspire you ? Did you like a dark Vampy lip?
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