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Creative Costuming For Halloween: Mermaid Muse

Still seeking a great Halloween look? From a fierce feline Jungle Cat to a sweet Harlequin Doll, the VL team has you covered. Now here’s a beautiful violet shaded mermaid in all her muse-y glory!

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

Let’s concentrate on the brow first, as this frames the face and provides direction for the placement of everything else. You’ll be building a gradient brow moving from the lightest to darkest color.

  • Start by adding brush hair strokes using a sharp pencil point, drawing in a slight upward curve to resemble the natural growth pattern of real hair. You’ll want to run a purple shade throughout the entire brow, try the Duo Lip Pencil in Grape/Lavender Lite. The smudge-resistant, resilient formula applies smoothly and remains intact, making it ideal to function as a double duty product here!
  • Create the middle coloring with the #11 Angled Brush and Trio Eyeshadow in Symphony (Lux). Dust this into the center of the brow only.
  • Next draw the tail end of each brow with a bright gel liner, again using the #11 Angle Brush. Crème Gel Liner in Teal Green has tiny flecks of peacock green shimmer for a subtle pearl finish that gives added depth and dimension, without ever looking dull or flat!

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

  • Form a base eyelid color with the Duo Eye Pencil in Satin/Plum. This double-sided pencil features two complementary shades allowing you to create a variety of looks. The color glides on velvety smooth, so it’s great for blending and smudging! Apply the Satin shade directly onto the lid and blend softly with our Crème/Liner Brush.
  • Intensify the pigment density by patting Lulu Eclipse Trio Eyeshadow (Lux) on top of your base with the #33 Flat Eyeshadow Brush.

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

  • Construct a line within the crease using the Lapis/Lazlu Duo Eye Pencil (a bright blue and green) and then blend this out using the #33 Flat Eyeshadow Brush.
  • Also blend the color along the crease and into the bottom corners of your lash line. This will act as a base for your other colors.
  • Blend Mermaid Blu Wet Diamond Eyeshadow on top of the penciled area with the #22 Large Eyeshadow Brush. Don’t be afraid to really pack on the shadow! High-tech, light reflective pearls are baked into a soft, full-color formula that applies wet or dry for dazzling, diamond lids that truly sparkle!

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

  • Trace the outer corner of the eye starting below the crease on the eyelid, using the Raisin/Carnet Duo Eye Pencil. Bring the color down along the lower lash line as well.
  • For added vibrancy, top the eye pencil with a layer of Metropolitan Wet Diamond Eyeshadow using the #33 Flat Eyeshadow Brush.

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

Now it’s time for falsies! Add Ardell Fairies Lashes and a coat of Lush Length Mascara to the top and bottom lashes. The lightweight formula envelops lashes while adding volume and extending length, plus the innovative texture remains soft and pliable. Make sure to blend your false lashes and natural lashes together with an additional layer of mascara.

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

After applying your personal shade of Water Canvas Foundation all over the skin, use your fingertips to swipe Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter on the cheeks, the chin, the under eye, nose and forehead. Get as glow-y as possible!

For a nice, creamy, purple flush, use Vanguard Silk Velour Lipstick as a blush. Dot it onto the cheeks and blend with your fingers. Define the color even more by adding more lipstick in the hollows of the cheeks with a Wedge Sponge to lightly blend (but be careful not to blend it out too much or you will erase all your hard work!).

Next enhance and add stability to your new glow by adding La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora with the Wedge Sponge in the same pattern as you did with the Mermaid Muse. Multi-tonal, silky powders contain luminescent pearls to reflect light, brightening any skin tone and adding a glow to every complexion!

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

Finish with Sheer Pigment Lipstick in Cameo (a rosy pink) for a wash of brilliant color, that’s also enriched with mango butter and Vitamin E to hydrate and nourish lips. Layer shine on top with Diamond Lip Gloss in Coral Cabana on top. Never sticky, Diamond Gloss slicks on evenly with sparkle and impactful shine. Gives lips brilliant, long-lasting radiance.

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

To construct mermaid scale, use a fishnet stocking as a stencil; the size of the holes will determine the size of your scales. You can place this any way you like on your face, and try stretching the stocking to create larger sized scales (here we used a larger size fishnet). Enlist the help of one of your friends to hold the stocking in place, pulling it taut and keeping it still.

Using a Wedge Sponge, press the darkest color from the Trio Eyeshadow in Paradise Love into the fishnet and onto your skin. Lift up the fishnet carefully to keep the scales from shifting. Place the fishnet down and repeat in different shades and colors until you get the desired effect you are looking for!

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen

Creative Costuming for Halloween - Mermaid Musen


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