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4 Mermaid-Inspired Eye Makeup Looks to Try This Summer

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4 Mermaid-Inspired Eye Makeup Looks to Try This Summer 4 Mermaid-Inspired Eye Makeup Looks to Try This Summer 4 Mermaid-Inspired Eye Makeup Looks to Try This Summer

Unicorns might be getting a lot of love these days, but let us not forget about the original magical creatures. We’re talking about mermaids, of course! Just in time for summer, mermaids are the perfect source of inspiration for all of your warm-weather, beach-ready makeup looks. Below, we share four of our favorite mermaid eye makeup looks you can rock with confidence. To give the unicorn beauty trend a run for its money, grab your makeup bag and follow along!

MERMAID EYE MAKEUP LOOK #1: DEEP BLUE SEA EYE MAKEUP

If you’ve been looking for a way to bring blue eye makeup back into your life, all we have to say is, what a time to be alive. In the midst of a serious mermaid moment, there’s no time like the present to get a little hands-on with varying blue hues.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avant Garde Azure

L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara

Iridescent glitter

Crease brush

Fluffy eye shadow brush

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start with an all-over wash of blue

Before blending any darker shades onto your lids, kick things off by painting your lids with the lightest blue from your palette.

Step 2: Add depth to your crease

Next, dip a crease brush into your medium blue shadow. Use this color to help define your crease, blending it into your crease with windshield wiper motions. Create even more depth by layering the palette’s darkest shadow over top. Before moving onto the next step, use a fluffy eye shadow brush to blend between the different shades so that there aren’t any harsh lines of demarcation.

Step 3: Blend color under your eyes

To bring your look full circle, add a touch of the same medium blue shade along your lower lash line.

Step 4: Add iridescent glitter to your inner corners

To give your statement eye an extra mermaid-y air, press a small amount of iridescent glitter onto your inner eye area. Just make sure the glitter is cosmetic grade and eye-safe—craft glitter won’t work for this!

Step 5: Finish with mascara

Top your statement eye off with a few coats of mascara.

MERMAID EYE MAKEUP LOOK #2: TWO-TONED PURPLE AND TEAL EYE MAKEUP

This mermaid-inspired variation on the two-toned eye makeup trend is all about a side-to-side ombré that transitions from a gorgeous purple to a brighter blue at the inner corner. The striking color pairing helps create an otherworldly eye look that’s fit for a modern mermaid.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Burst into Bloom

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise™ Liquid Eyeliner in Black

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise™ Washable Mascara

Fluffy eye shadow brush

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start with purple shadow at your outer corner

Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, dust purple eye shadow onto your eyelid starting at your outer corner and blending inward toward the middle of your lid.  

Step 2: Add teal shadow to the inner half of your eye

Next, wipe off your brush before dipping it into your teal shadow. Then, sweep the color from your inner corner out toward the middle of your eye.

Step 3: Blend between the two colors

Since you likely look like you have a straight line down the center of your eyelid, use your brush to blend between the two colors to get rid of any harsh lines and create a well-blended, ombré look.

Step 4: Create a small wing tip with black liner

Using your black liquid eyeliner, create a wing that extends just past your outer corners.

Step 5: Finish with mascara

Top off your two-toned look with a coat of mascara and you’re ready to move on to the next part of your makeup routine.

MERMAID EYE MAKEUP LOOK #3: UNDER THE SEA UNDER-EYE MAKEUP

Take one scroll through your social media feeds and you’re sure to fall head over heels for the under-eye makeup trend that’s taking the world by storm. Pair it with bold colors for a nautical twist and you'll have a must-have mermaid look to add to your summer makeup line-up.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Violet Amour

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Eye Shadow in Endless Sea

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Vivid Aqua

L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Waterproof Mascara Blackest Black

Pencil brush

Small tapered crease brush

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Create your under-eye look

Start by using your pencil brush to apply the darkest purple shadow from your eye shadow palette on the outer corner of your lower lash line. Opposite from that shadow, on the inner corner of your lash line, apply the next darkest purple with the same brush. To complete your under-eye look, use a small tapered crease brush to gently dust your teal shadow between the two shades of purple.

Step 2: Line your eyes with wing tips

Define your eyes with a thin line of aqua eyeliner drawn across your upper lash line.

Step 3: Finish with mascara

Grab your mascara and coat your bottom lashes before moving on to the top. Voila!

MERMAID EYE MAKEUP LOOK #4: TEAL INNER CORNER EYE MAKEUP

Want a subtler take on a mermaid eye makeup look? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading to make waves with this look.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mix and Matte

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in True Teal

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise™ Waterproof Mascara

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Coat your lids

Start by applying a nude eyeshadow all over your lid—this will serve as the base for the rest of your look.

Step 2: Add some color

Grab your purple shadow and apply it to only the first third of your lid. Then, use your nude eye shadow to blend out any harsh lines, helping the purple shade fade across your lid.

Step #3: Line your inner corner

With your teal eyeliner, line around your tear duct for a pretty pop of blue.

Step #4: Grab your mascara

Apply a few coats of mascara to finish off the look. Hello, mermaid vibes!

Now that you know how to get a mermaid eye makeup look, why not bring the mermaid vibes to your hair as well? Here’s How to Get a Mermaid Hair Color.