lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

♕ The Mermaid Series ~ Mermaid Tail ♕

Happy mermaid Monday everyone :D

Today's look is probably the most difficult I've ever done so far! It's inspired by a look/mini tutorial by @giuliannaa on Instagram - whenever I see mermaid tails/flukes/scales I have to try those looks as soon as possible XD Althought - spoiler - I decided to recreate my own tail/fluke, so this look is so me - more than ever! *_*
I was (and I still am) extremely satisfied with this look, because it features all my favourite colours, glitters, and of course it's mermaid themed... But it was SO challenging and tiresome to make! Totally worth it, though: it's mesmerizing!
On a side note, I think it could be a nice Halloween makeup idea, especially if you're not into creepy/scary makeup looks (like me XD). 

As I said, it's inspired by a look by Giulianna Maria on Instagram (click here to see her original look). I followed quite closely her mini tutorial, but I completely changed all the colours and, most importantly, the fluke shape. Instead of replicating her design, I decided to replicate my own fluke shape! Wait, I'm going to put a picture right away :D

Here it is! That's my tail and that's my very own fluke - and it was my guide for this look! So basically this makeup is dedicated to my own tail XD I thought it was so cool ;D
That being said, you can see why I used light green, light blue, teal and shades like that... Since I was recreating my tail, so I did my best to use the same colours, in addition to the fluke design - if that makes sense. 

The first part was actually pretty easy: before creating the complex tail and scales pattern, I had to create the basic eye look. After priming my lids, I started off by applying Mochi eyeshadow by Sugarpill on my crease, to start building the blending. I intensified this shade using Midori (another Sugarpill eyeshadow) - and I did these two steps on my lower lid too.
On my upper lid I applied Shark Bait eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics, and I used Shore Thing (from the same brand) as transition shade to achieve the smoothest blending possible on the outer corner and lower lid. On my inner corner I applied Frostine eyeshadow by Sugerpill; on my brow bone I applied Antique White by NABLA Cosmetics and I defined my lower lashline using Nocturne (also by NABLA).

Now the crazy part. First of all I carved out the tail/fin shape using my foundation (Pro Longwear in NW15 by MAC Cosmetics): using a flat brush, I applied it to erase the colours underneath and also to have a guide for the later design. Once it dried, I applied Kim Chi by Sugarpill all over it, as base colour. At this point it was time to grab the eyeliner and draw the scales and the fins - I used the Epic Ink Liner in Black by NYX Professional Makeup. First of I outlined the shape on the lid (no scales for now) and to draw the fluke. Then I took Kim Chi again and filled in where needed (basically the fluke, where I also added a touch of Shark Bait and Nocturne, to add depth).
Once I was happy with the main design I added all the small details: first of all I worked on the scales (which took forever, seriously) and the lines in the fluke. When I was done, I added the glitters - I used all GlitterTubes pressed glitters: I used Dory for the scales, while I used Emerald and Splash on the fluke.
At this point I was pretty much done: to complete the look I applied the usual black eyepencil on my lower waterline, then false lashes and mascara... And finally I was done!


- MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Foundation NW15 (foundation)


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
Sugarpill Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Frostine(inner corner)
Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Shark Bait(upper lid)
- Sugarpill Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Midori" (crease, outer corner, lower lid)
- Sugarpill Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Mochi" (crease, outer corner, lower lid)
- Makeup Geek Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Shore Thing(transition colour)
- Sugarpill Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Kim Chi(tail and fluke)
GlitterTubes Pressed Glitters in "Dory"
- GlitterTubes Pressed Glitters in "Emerald"
GlitterTubes Pressed Glitters in "Splash"
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Antique White" (brow bone)
- NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in "Nocturne" (lower lashline, fluke)
- NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner in "Black"*
- MAC Cosmetics Kohl Power Eye Pencil in "Feline
- MAC Cosmetics "Extended Play Gigablack Lash" Mascara
- Ardell Lashes Glamour Lashes n° 105
- DUO White Eyelash Adhesive


- NABLA Cosmetics Brow Pot in "Mars"*


- 239 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 217 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 213 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 224 ~ MAC Cosmetics
- 2x Short Smudge (A13)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set*, BombShell Set*)
- 2x Fluffy Pencil (A12)* ~ Spectrum Collections (Marbleous Set*, BombShell Set*)
- Large Fluffy Shader (A06) ~ Spectrum Collections (Siren Set)
- 2x Lip Liner (A15)* ~ Spectrum Collections (BombShell Set*, Siren Set)
- 2x Precision Crease (A16) ~ Spectrum Collections
Marble Luxe Crease Blender (B07) ~ Spectrum Collections
- Accent Brush ~ Real Techniques

Hope you liked this look! The most mermaid-y look ever XD

Do you prefer creepy or just creative looks for Halloween?
I'm definitely for the non-creepy-but-really-creative looks XD

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes ♥
*Disclaimer: Starred products are press samples, sent by respective brands for me to test and review.

3 commenti:

  1. Ho una domanda che ti parrà sicuramente stupida: ma quando fai questi look... poi fai fatica a struccarti? Perchè sembrano molto lattedetergente-resistenti! XD

    1. Io direi più che altro che sono così belli che non vorrei mai struccarli se fossi al posto suo XD

    2. Ahah voi due XD Vi adoro! ♥♥♥

      @Lyra: di certo non sono semplici da struccare come un makeup meno elaborato, ma bastano un paio di accorgimenti. In primis un buon struccante, poi un po' di pazienza ed accortezza per rimuovere le zone glitterate - io le strucco prima, facendo attenzione che i glitter non mi entrino negli occhi; rimossa la maggior parte dei glitter (e dell'eventuale colla), procedo a struccare il resto come faccio normalmente :D

      @I: ti confesso che aspetto fino all'ultimo, la sera, prima di struccarmi perché mi piange il cuore a rimuoverli XD


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