This Anastasia Beverly Hills Mermaid Makeup Tutorial Is Perfect For Halloween 2016 — PHOTOS
From mermaid hair to mermaid nails, it's hard to get tired of the deep sea aesthetic — and it's also a lot of fun to create. It's likely that you, your friends, and even your mom are all obsessed with these sparkly sea creatures — so why not pay homage to them with a killer mermaid makeup tutorial this Halloween? This tutorial in particular comes straight from the experts at Anastasia Beverly Hills , and it's pretty incredible to watch.
The look is shimmery, scary and more out of this world than under the sea, the kind of Halloween makeup you would expect from a cosplayer but might be nervous to attempt yourself. Thankfully though, this tutorial is so straight forward that anyone could follow it.
Instead of hiring a makeup artist or just letting your friends go to town on your face, take the time to invest in these products and practice this makeup tutorial until you have it down perfectly. Then not only will you have a glamorous look for your Halloween festivities, but you'll have some amazing makeup and new skills to go along with it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills first teased this incredible tutorial on their Instagram page:
The full video is now available on Refinery29 for your consideration, but it's also important to break it down step by step — after all, the look is so good, you're going to want to copy it accurately.
The tutorial starts with gluing your eyebrows down.
Following that, the tutorial instructs you to color correct by applying a warm coral shade over your blocked out brows.
Then cover that with the brand's warm ivory stick foundation. Here's what they used:
Stick Foundation, $25, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Next, apply the foundation stick to the rest of your face and then blend it in. After that, apply the warm alabaster shade of foundation stick to the high points of your face — your forehead, your chin, your nose and cheekbones.
The makeup artist applies the shade fawn to the hollows of her cheeks and around her forehead for a contour effect. After all, what's a makeup tutorial without a little contouring?
The tutorial then sets the foundation around the eyes and on the eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills' contour powder in vanilla and finally the fun stuff can start happening.
Contour Refill Powder, $14, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Next, the MUA uses this aqua shade of ABH eyeshadow to add even more of a contouring effect, but this time a hell of a lot more mermaidy.
Eyeshadow Singles, $14, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Following that, you're going to get hold of your Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills, because here comes the details of the look. Unfortunately, the palette is currently out of stock but if you compare the shades used to ones you have that may be similar, the look is sure to come out the same.
Modern Renaissance Palette, $42 (Sold Out), anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Firstly, the shade Cyprus Umber creates a darker effect around the eyes. Next up, the shade Realgar to the outer corner of the lids.
To make more of a dramatic look, use a red lip liner along the waterline and lower lash line.
After that, put down the Modern Renaissance palette and reach for the infamous Moon Child Glow Kit to use the shade Lucky Clover as eyeshadow as well as highlighter along the nose, chin and cheeks.
Moon Child Glow Kit, $40, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
The gorgeously mermaidy makeup artist applies lashes to her upper and bottom lashes and moves onto her lips, applying liquid lipstick in the shade Potion.
Liquid Lipstick, $20, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Don't worry merfolk, we're almost finished. The look is finally complete with the addition of a few face pearls placed artful around the eyes. Of course, how little or how many face pearls you want to add is totally up to you.
Stick On Pearl Gem, $4, amazon.com
Voila! Your mermaid look is completed to utter perfection.
To watch the full video and follow along in real time, check out Refinery29's full-length mermaid tutorial. Remember to feel free to get creative — anything is possible when you're living life under the sea.
Images: Courtesy Anastasia Beverly Hills