Beauty Trends: Testing Mermaid Makeup

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Being somebody heavily associated with mermaids, I thought it would be fun if we tested out mermaid themed beauty products together! I did a video on Youtube testing these products, but for those of you who prefer to read blog posts, I also wrote down my thoughts below! Are you sick of the mermaid trend yet? I'm still fond of it because I love a good kitschy theme, but can definitely understand the fatigue! Also, please let me know if you'd like me to do more posts like this ♡

TonyMoly I'm Real Pearl Luminating Sheet Mask
To start, I wanted to test out a product that, when looking at it, said "what would a mermaid use?" instead of screaming "MERMAID! METALLIC! GREEN LIPSTICK!" - if that makes sense! Enter, the TonyMoly pearl themed sheet mask. I feel like sheet masks are such a great way to self indulge, and this one is so cute!

3CE Baby Glow Cushion Foundation
Cushion foundations are usually my favorite formulas, so when I spotted this one with a pink shell compact, I needed to try it! Sold by 3 Concept Eyes (the in house beauty line for the clothing brand Style Nanda), who I've been itching to try since I'm always so impressed with their beauty campaigns. Sadly, this foundation missed the mark for me! First, the pros! I did like the coverage (initially) and inclusion of SPF in the formula. And that case is truly darling - said to be inspired by 90s toys, I was very impressed with the shell design. But at $30, this is a bit of a pricey foundation, and I noticed it emphasizing texture around my nose. Not to mention, this foundation is only available in two shades - which doesn't even begin to cover the beautiful variety of skin tones people have! Overall, even though it's adorable, I don't see myself reaching for it very often. I hope to try out more 3CE products in the future, because I'm still very eager to try what else they have to offer as a brand!

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Mermaid Parade *
I am constantly impressed with Milk Makeup's fresh and fun take on beauty - and this eye pigment was no exception! I love cream eyeshadows but rarely do they met my expectations when it comes to pigmentation and longevity - which was absolutely not the case with this shadow. A little goes a long way with this hyper pigmented product - and it's so easy to create a striking look (see, this gorgeous look from Sophia Roe)! That said, this product dries down quickly, so be sure to work fast! I was a bit slow, and it made applying eyeliner over the product a bit difficult - but overall, I'm a big fan.

Colourpop Mermaid Glow Face Duo *
Sadly, this face duo is no longer available - but it was the only mermaid themed blush I had on hand or could find! I only used the blush for this look, and was really into how the diffused warm pink blush translated on my skin. If you are interested in finding a look-a-like that is still readily available, Temptalia has a great dupe feature on her site!

e.l.f. Prismatic Highlighting Duo in Mermaid Tail *
e.l.f. has been really impressing me with their releases lately! I really love the concept of these highlighting duos - and if you wet these you can get a super metallic, beautiful highlight!

I Heart Revolution Mermaid's Heart Highlighter *
I'm so smitten with these themed heart highlighters from I Heart Revolution! I really love this color combination for their Mermaid Heart - and the gold I used for this look as a highlighter was a beaut.

Mermaid Wishlist
Of course, this barely scratches the surface when it comes to mermaid beauty - so here's a few products I've had my eye on!

Too Faced Magic Crystal Lip Topper in Mermaid Tears
Ciate London Mermaid Glow Highlighter
Almay Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite in Mermaid Magic

Have you tried any of these products? (Ps, I didn't use any mermaid themed lip products because the majority of the ones I could find leaned green, blue, or metallic - and I felt it would compete too much with the rest of the look! Please let me know if you want a part two and me to try out some mermaid lips products next ♡)


  1. I love this mermaid look you created! You look amazing :D

  2. I love this look you look amazing.

  3. you look amazing! i wanna try the mermaid makeup products.

  4. Oh my gosh this is SO beautiful and ethereal darling! x

  5. Great post - I have always been into mermaid or unicorn themed products. :) I don't really buy a lot of makeup any more (the product of me being on a journey towards living zero waste) but I am totally waiting for some sustainable makeup brand to make a product with this theme.
    -Jenna ♥
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