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How To Do Mermaid Makeup

How To Do Mermaid Makeup

Face painting is fun for children of all ages whether it's done on-the-spot at the carnival or completing a fantastic costume. Juliet Eve is a professional face painter who can show you how to apply mermaid makeup in a short amount of time.

So, today, what we're going to do is show you how to do mermaid makeup. So, Millie has got a lovely costume and we're going to put some makeup on just to make it look really super special, okay? Okay, so we start with the base. I'll have some white and a bit of blue.

And we'll start with the white on the sort of lower part of the face, and you'll see I've got blue there as well. Just a bit of green there. We'll take that over that angle as well because that's where I'm going to do the kind of fishtail bit.

Close your eyes again. Lovely! So, you can see I've got sort of two colors there, which again adds a bit of depth. I'll take another sponge to add the shell.

I'm going to do this mainly in orange, and I will add a bit of, I've got a kind of funky pinky color here, and then we're going to add a kind of fun shell shape here. Good, and then we'll just take a line, sweep it over like that, and another one here. We'll do an eye line as well on her, and then keep your eyes closed for me, Millie, and then we'll do another sweep over there and there and then form the end of the fishtail.

Get a lighter green to go on the inside, so open your mouth slightly so the two will blend together, the darker on the outside, and the lighter green on the inside. This is the lower edge of the shell. And then we'll just make a wobbly edge around the edge to look as though it's the edge of the shell.

Again, as I said, it's only a hint, only a suggestion. Nothing has to be perfect. So we'll highlight the center of the shell here.

So I've got a nice, a darker green here, a much stronger green, so it's the underside we're looking for. And again, just adding the little bit 'round there to highlight that. I've got some green glitter here.

Again, I just dab my finger on a wet wipe and just dab it on. That really adds something. Open your mouth slightly, a little bit on the lip, and then we'll just add some onto this shell.

That'll make it glisten. You see how I just curve it at the top to accent the shape of the shell, a little bit there, and we'll make a few more little bits of seaweed or whatever. Just wiggle it down; it's so lovely to draw with.

Put a few on the fins while I'm at it. One round there as well. So, it's a very sparkly mermaid.

I think we're done there. That's how to do mermaid makeup. What do you think of that one? .