For my last official Halloween tutorial for the year, I decided to transform myself into The Little Mermaid!
I’m disappointed that I didn’t manage to film more Halloween looks, because I had SO many ideas up my sleeve! But I did promise one of my subbies that I will do a Little Mermaid look so I felt compelled to go through with it
But never fear, you guys know that I will still be filming costume makeup looks here and there, even when it’s not Halloween lol!
For the makeup, I came up with my own interpretation of how The Little Mermaid would look. It is very theatrical and glamourous – almost like a pin-up mermaid!
This is not a tutorial for Ariel from the Disney movie, as she didn’t have green skin or scales on her face. But it is inspired by elements of Ariel’s character, such as the flaming red hair and the overall green and purple colour theme.
When I posted a sneak peek photo on my Facebook page, someone commented that it looked like a Poison Ivy makeup look and I totally know where she’s coming from! This makeup look would definitely be great for Poison Ivy if you used less of the gold eyeshadow and switched the fuchsia lipcolour to a dark green.
I somehow always imagined The Little Mermaid to have scales not only on her tail, but also on her face and body (I didn’t add scales to my body, but you can!), and that they disappear after she transforms into a human.
When I was first trialing the look, I drew the scales using eyeshadow. But I was not happy with the result as the scales were too faint and it looked a bit messy.
In the end, I decided to create scales by sticking gold and green sequins to the sides of my face using eyelash glue. They stayed on really well but was the biggest pain to remove as the glue was just so sticky! I advise you to place a warm towel on the face to soften the glue and wipe gently to remove the sequins.
I just created random irregular shapes, you can come up with your own and make them as big or as small as you like!
Initially I was going to film the video as just a makeup tutorial, as I didn’t really have a mermaid outfit. But since I decided to use sequins to imitate fish scales on my face, I realised that I have several sequin boob-tube dresses in my closet which I can turn into a ‘mermaid tail’. I decided to use my gold sequin dress from Bardot which I’ve had for years but somehow never found the right occasion to wear. The boob-tube style of the dress was perfect for the costume, as it hugged my hips and flared out at the bottom. For my top, I wore a SUPER tight purple boob-tube top from Supre, which is rather reminiscent of Ariel’s purple shell bra
For the accessories, I wore a beautiful pair of dangly gold sea-shell earrings and a matching bracelet (except I wore it on my ankle). I also wore a green jeweled bracelet and ring, all of which are from Diva.
Oh and I got my curly red wig from eBay – it’s absolutely GORGEOUS and makes me want to impulsively dye my hair the same shade haha!
Here are some in-character photos of me. I could not resist re-enacting Ariel using a fork as a comb – too cute!
And just ending this post with a comparison photo of the makeup look with the red wig and my natural black hair (looking so flat cos I took the photo after wearing the wig for over an hour – wig hair!).
I definitely think that the curly red hair really completes this look, as it is so iconic because of the loveable Ariel, but it also looks gorgeous with natural hair. If you do decided to wear this look with your natural hair, make sure that you use a matching brow liner!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween! Have fun! ^____^
- Miss Pixie Lulu