Mixed Gems Beauty Challenge, Day 2 of 27
I’m on Day 2 of my Mixed Gems beauty challenge and today’s task was to create a makeup look under the theme ‘The Little Mermaid’. When I think of mermaids I think of the colours of the ocean, so I decided to include lots of turquoise, blue and green within this look.
My first step was to colour my eyes. I used a pearly highlighter on my brow bones so that my skin had an excessive glow to it – almost a magical sheen. Then, I used a turquoise pigment along my socket line and used a lime green shade to contour my nose. I used a bright white highlighter in the corners of my eyes to brighten and widen them. The key feature to my eye makeup, however, was the glitter! Keen to capture the sparkle of a mermaid, I used a mixture of green, blue and iridescent glitters and used this as my eyeshadow across the eye lid. Wanting to keep this look super fresh and light, I mixed my lime green shadow with some sealing gel to create a waterproof liner. Mascara was kept to a minimum.
Next I wanted to give my face a really prominent glow. Mermaids are either in the water or sitting by it, meaning that soft reflections of water and sun are upon them and so their skin is always glowing. I used lots of shimmery pigments to capture this. First, I used my foundation, bronzer and blusher as normal. I chose a soft pink shade of blusher to compliment the cooler colours of my eyes. Then, using the Pear Drop pigment I highlighted my cheekbones and made a lipgloss to match by mixing it in with a clear gloss.
- Peaches and Cream pigments in Apple Sours and Pear Drop
- Lime Crime Magic Dust in Troubadour
- Peaches and Cream glitters in Lizzie, Lauren and Debbie
- Illamasqua powder eyeshadow in Sex
- Illamasqua sealing gel
What do you think of this look? Have any of you created mermaid inspired makeup looks of your own today? If so, post a link in my comment section or send me a tweet @RoseGallagherr.
Tomorrow’s challenge is to include acid-bright colours in your look. Maybe this canary yellow smoky eye look will give you some inspiration…